Le Moulin de Prunget

SUPERB FAMILY HOMES OVERLOOKING THE BOUZANNE RIVER

In the heart of generous and authentic nature, the Domaine de Prunget flourishes on the right bank of the Bouzanne, just a few minutes from the picturesque town of Argenton-sur-Creuse, nicknamed "the Venice of Berry."

The Château de Prunget proudly overlooks this unique historic site, whose construction dates back to the 11th century.

Perched on the cliffside, two remarkable and unusual houses have recently been tastefully restored, respecting their authenticity: the Moulin and the Maison du Meunier. Both open onto a magnificent garden facing the water and enjoy privileged access to the Domaine's spa.

THE MOULIN
Entirely revitalized with the aim of preserving as much as possible the spirit of its original vocation, the Moulin de Prunget stands as one of the twelve mills located along the Bouzanne.

The origin of this remarkable building dates back to the 12th century, at the same time as the Château de Prunget, whose keep still overlooks the Domaine today. It remained in operation until 1968, but has now been transformed into an elegant and warm country house that welcomes travelers for an unforgettable immersion in nature.

On the ground floor of the Moulin, succumb to the charm and convivial atmosphere of the immense living room. The living room opens onto a fully equipped kitchen and a remarkable dining room, literally perched above the water. Upstairs, each double bedroom enjoys a privileged view of the surrounding nature.

The large garden and the adjoining spa (under construction) invite you to enjoy the present moment and savor this stay where disconnecting is the order of the day.

THE MAISON DU MEUNIER
In an exceptionally preserved natural environment lies the Maison du Meunier, now an elegant family home that can accommodate up to 8 people.

Here, letting go and serenity are the key words. The large living room and dining room on the ground floor open directly onto the large garden and enjoy pleasant light thanks to the ideal southwest exposure. Cozy and refined, the four double bedrooms (including a suite located on the ground floor) are equipped with a private bathroom and enjoy an unobstructed view of the Bouzanne flowing below.

Explore the region: its history is revealed around every corner and valley. Upon your return, you can fully relax in the Domaine's spa, the ultimate privilege of this oasis of tranquility.

  • Number of people
    • Le Moulin: 6 people
    • La Maison du Meunier: 8 people
  • Area
    • Le Moulin: 200 m²
    • La Maison du Meunier: 350 m²
  • Price
    • Starting from:
    • 370€ per night for one house
    • 2500€ per week for one house 2 nights minimum
  • Setup & Exterior
    • Le Moulin: 3 double bedrooms
    • La Maison du Meunier: 4 double bedrooms
    • Private park
  • More product
    • Access to the private millstream
    • Fireplace & stove
  • Location
    • 3 hours from Paris by car
    • 25 minutes from Chateauroux train station
    • View on Map
  • Included Services
    • Laundry, Cleaning, House Manager at your service
    • Canoes, boats
    • Bicycles
  • A la carte services
    • Spa (opening soon)

Outside our walls

The Domaine de Prunget is a dream destination for art and nature lovers. “Everything here ignites the imagination… everything tightens the heart,” said George Sand one day, marveling at the discovery of Crozant. This landscape is “so rich that the painter does not know where to stop.” Far from the tourist trails, explore the “Valley of Painters,” and let yourself be surprised by the lush and preserved landscapes that inspired Monet, Picabia, and Guillaumin. Numerous exhibitions are regularly organized at the Hôtel Lépinat or at the Espace Monet Rollinat in Fresselines. Just a few minutes from the Domaine, the picturesque town of Argenton-sur-Creuse is a fantastic place for a stroll, where you can still admire beautiful medieval houses, old gallery houses, and balustraded buildings with copper and slate roofs. Recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in France, the medieval town of Saint-Benoît-du-Sault offers a charming walk behind its ramparts, discovering 15th and 16th-century houses, its church, and priory. During the summer, the Gargilesse Summer Festival is a must-attend event for music lovers. Rich in varied landscapes, the region also offers numerous activities, whether you are sporty or contemplative. Water, a precious element of the territory, is perfect for swimming from family-friendly shores, engaging in fun sports aboard canoes or pedal boats, or taking a boat trip to discover its shores “differently.” For the more daring, climbing is also practiced on the steep cliffs for intense thrills. Adding to this cultural wealth, the Nohant Festival vibrates in the heart of summer, celebrating literature and music in the historic setting of George Sand’s house. This festival pays homage to the writer’s literary and musical heritage, inviting internationally renowned artists for concerts, readings, and workshops that resonate in the gardens and salons of her home, creating a unique atmosphere where time seems suspended.

Everything to know about the address
  • Can I organize a party in a Pierres d’Histoire house?
    • No, Pierres d’Histoires houses are not organised for private parties to be held
  • Is there a handicap friendly room available?
    • Yes, la Clairière has a ground floor bedroom that is handicap friendly.
Everything to know on a Pierres d'Histoire reservation
  • How can I reserve?
    • You are interested in on of our houses? You can reserve directly on our website or by calling our number at 01 84 83 04 00. If you reserve directly through Pierres d'Histoire, we guarantee you the best price.
  • Is housekeping included?
    • It is possible for a daily housecleaning service if requested and if available for a fee of 25€/hour. If you stay longer than a week, at mid-stay the bathroom and kitchen will be cleaned with a change of your bedsheets. This is free of charge.
  • Is it possble to rent a single room?
    • Our houses have to be rented as a whole, except for Hôtel de Tingry and the suites of de Fleury.
  • Can I reserve for a single night?
    • You have to stay a minimum of two nights as the rent of our houses necessitates a high cost of upkeep in order to always maintain our high quality.
  • Does the price include half-board?
    • No, meals are not included in our service. Our kitchens are fully equiped enabling you to prepare your own meals. However, if you do not wish to prepare your meals, most of our houses have a local catering service selected especialy by us. Our caterers prepare the meals themself and work with local products.
  • Are animals allowed?
    • Yes, dogs are allowed in our houses for an extra fee of 20€ per dog.
  • At what time can I arrive and at what time do I have to leave the house?
    • The house is available as of 4:00 p.m. on the day of your arrival. Check-out is at 11:00 a.m. at the latest. On Sundays, Pierres d'Histoire gives you the opportunity to decide yourself your departure time (except for Hôtel de Tingry).
  • In case of a poblem during my stay, who should I contact?
    • There is no reception desk at the Pierres d'Histoire houses. For any problems or queries you can get in touch with the house manager whose contact number is given in the confirmation mail when you reserve.He/she can be reached by telephone should you encounter any problems and will answer any of your questions.
  • Can I cancel my reservation?
    • You can cancel directly your reservation on line or by calling us at 01 84 83 04 00. Cancellation is free upto 30 days before your date of arrival. Less than that there will be a cancellation fee (see General Conditions of Sale).
  • Can I change my reservation?
    • If you wish to change your reservation, please contact us at 01 84 83 04 00.
  • What means of payment do you offer?
    • Reservations are made on line with your credit card. Our site is of course fully secured. We do not accept any other kind of payment and you cannot pay on the premises.
  • Do I have to make a down-payment?
    • For all reservations we ask a down-payment. A direct debit pre-authorisation will be registered a few days before your arrival. The security deposit is upto the amount of the down-payment depending on the house, but will not be debited unless damage has been noted.
  • When will I be debited?
    • A 30 % down-payment will be debited when you reserve. The balance will be debited between the 2nd and 5th day before your arrival.
  • Am I insured/responsible if I break something in the house?
    • Should we note an important damage in the house or if the furniture is damaged by misuse or volontarily broken, all or part of the security deposit will be debited in the 30 days following your departure.
  • Do Pierres d'Histoire houses have baby beds and high chairs?
    • Yes, upon request we can provide a baby bed and a wooden high chair. Ask your house manager when you call . However, baby bed sheets are not provided.
  • Is there air-conditioning and heating in the houses?
    • The houses are heated (heaters and fireplaces or wood-burners) but not air-conditioned (except for Hôtel de Tingry).
  • Is there a television in the houses?
    • Yes, every house has a television as well as wifi access and speakers.
  • Is household linen provided?
    • Yes, we provide sheets and towels in all the houses.
  • Are the kitchens and bathrooms equipped according to modern standards?
    • Yes all the kitchens and bathrooms of our houses have been built and equipped according to modern standards and European rules.
  • Are the kitchens fully equipped?
    • Yes, every kitchen at Pierres d'Histoire has a stove, an oven and a refrigerator. They also have all the pots and pans and various utensils you might need.
  • Is there internet service in the Pierres d'Histoire houses?
    • Internet coverage varies. Some of our houses have excellent internet service whereas others because of their geographic location in the countryside are less well covered.
  • Is there wifi in the Pierres d'Histoire houses?
    • Yes all our houses have wifi.
  • Are the basic necessities such as toilet paper, soap, tea or coffee provided?
    • Yes, in every Pierres d'Histoire house you will find toilet paper as well as shampoo and liquid soap shower. In the kitchens, dishwasher soap, tea and coffee are provided.
  • Are Pierres d'Histoire houses accesible to a person with reduced mobility?
    • Our houses are not accessible to a person with reduced mobility because of the architecture that very ofen are old, the stairways are narrow, the doors are not large enough, etc….
  • Are Pierres d'Histoire houses child friendly?
    • Yes, most our our houses are child friendly. They have gardens for them to ran around in and explore. However, some of the houses might be less adapted for very young children because of their proximity to water such as a swmming pool or a river, or else there might be stairs. Pierres d'Histoire declines any/all responsibility in case of an accident. For more information on the amenities of a house, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Do we need to clean the house before departure?
    • The house will be cleaned after your departure, however we do ask that you leave the house the way you found it. Garbage cans need to be emptied and the dishwasher run.
  • Do we need a car during our stay?
    • Our houses are very often in the countryside, in places that are calm and peaceful. To get to these houses, to be able to discover the area or to be able to go grocery shopping we recommend that you have a car.
  • Is there a bed and breakfast rate?
    • No, breakfast is not included except for Hôtel de Tingry where it is. However, it is possible to order breakfast ahead of time, when you get in touch with the house manager.
  • When is the swimming pool open?
    • Our swimming pools are open between May and end of September depending on the weather.
  • Is the swimming pool heated?
    • The swimming pools of la Marcotte and la Clairière are heated, that of Tingry is not.
  • Is there a barbecue?
    • The houses with a barbecue are : La Marcotte la Clairière, the 3 houses of de Ravenoville as well as that of le Moulin de Pézenas.
  • Do you do long term rentals?
    • Yes we would be happy to welcome you for a long term rent subject to availability. Do not hesitate to call us so as to discuss the possibilities.
  • How do I get to the house that I have booked?
    • Prior to your arrival, you will receive a mail giving you all the necessary informations including the code for the key box of your house

History

As far as we know, the history of the Prunget site does not reveal any major events, but what is unique and truly remarkable is that since its inception, the Château de Prunget has always been passed down through inheritance or alliance to its various owners and has never been sold. The first owner mentioned in the archives is Evard de Prungé, who lived in 1177. This Prungé family, whose trace we follow until 1290, was succeeded by marriage or inheritance by the families of Brillac, Montjohan, Pons, Pierre-Buffière, Poix, Boisé de Courcenay, Nicolaÿ, and Armaillé, whose current owners are the grandchildren.

From the 17th century, the lords of Prunget also owned the Château de la Rocherolle and the imposing Château de Chabenet, to the benefit of which Prunget was gradually abandoned. The austere and uncomfortable feudal castle slowly fell into ruins. Starting in 1960, the then-owner initiated a vast restoration program for the keep and the surrounding buildings. The current owners took over in 1994 and have continued the renovation and modernization of the site.

The Prunget mill, which dates back to the same period as the château, is one of the twelve mills located on the Bouzanne River. In 1366, the lord of Prunget declared “his castle and châtellenie of Prungé and the mill of Prungé located on the Bozaine river.” The current building, constructed in 1900, operated until 1968, when the last miller of Prunget, Ludovic Laurier, retired. He lived there until his death in 1986. The recent transformation of the mill into a residence and the restoration of the miller’s house have been carried out with the intention of preserving as much as possible the spirit and ambiance of their original vocation.

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La Marcotte
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