Le Moulin du Pommier is located in Southwestern France, in the Region Poitou-Charente, near the border of the Haute Vienne. It is equally situated 12-15 kms between the towns of Confolens, Chabanais and Saint Junien. It is 2 kms from the small village of Saulgond and near the hamlet of Pommier. Our Bed & Breakfast, Chalet, Lakeside Gite, furnished tents and Camping Rural are on 8 hectares of hilly fields and forests with two small, constantly flowing streams passing thru the property and our small fishing lake. In one of the rivers is a waterfall and it also feeds the fishing lake.
Le Moulin du Pommier (The Mill of Pommier) is registered as far back as 1840 when it was built as a watermill for wheat and grain and it was in operation for almost 100 years. The property was passed through 5 generations of a French family until we purchased it in 2002.
During the 1950s the watermill was dismantled and the home was renovated with electricity, water and the conveniences of the day. It was used as a sheep farm. In 1973 a fish farm was installed, fed with water running from the larger of the two rivers. In 2004 we closed the fish farm and in the summer of 2005, part of the fishery was converted into a lovely green area with a swimming pool. In 2008 Gary restored the old millpond (étang) and it looks much better and it is now available for fishing and rafting.
Nearby, you can see horses, Limousin cattle, sheep and wild animals grazing in the fields. There is a hiking trail (one of the many!) that passes through the property and people can regularly be seen passing by about 150m from the main house. You can use this trail to walk to Saulgond for fresh French bread. The main river is open to the public and there is the occasional fisherman, especially in the spring and summer.
Moulin du Pommier is in a beautiful hilly area with lots of rivers, lakes and étangs (small lakes). For the active ones among you there are many hiking trials available. Also for the bikers there are plenty of routes to take. You will find ancient castles and Roman ruins in the area. Most of our guests are young Dutch or Belgian families with small children.