Just north of the mystery mill on the River Creuse is another little mystery.
This is "les Patrières", which looks like a model farm. We have not managed to find out anything on the internet about the farm, except that they grow grain. The view from the road gives the impression that all the building are associated - big farmhouse, worker's houses, barns and animal sheds.
The big farmhouse is dwarfed by its Cedar of Lebanon, which looks to be one of the biggest I have ever seen, but also within the walled garden is what appears to be a Wellingtonia (or maybe a Sequoia) and an araucaria (possibly a monkey puzzle)
To identify the name of this farm/hamlet I used Géoportail, the French government's mapping gateway, which has arial photos and and all different maps. The difference between Géoportail and Google maps is that the maps on Géoportail are the official French IGN maps, with a lot of detail. There are also layers like cadastral maps (very useful for checking up which bit of land you own) and a watercourses map.