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Beautiful watermill

Watermill | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car essential

A very unique accommodation based in an ancient Water Mill with helpful/discreet owners on site. Set in acres of landscaped gardens in a little village, minutes from the medieval town of Melle, within 1hrs easy reach of Golden Beaches, Cognac,La Rochelle, Futuroscope,Zoo's,Green Venise & Monkey Valley. The Mill has been renovated and furnished to a very high standard maintaining its illuminated mill workings, fitted kitchen in original millrace with indoor fishing. 3 bedrooms, 2 en-suite, 1 with Four-poster bed and Jacuzzi Bath, Satellite TV, DVD, Broadband Wifi Connection,Covered balcony, Gas & Charcoal Barbecue areas, Badminton, Table Tennis, Mountain Bikes, Board Games,Boules,6" snooker table, Heated Plunge Pool.

The property can sleep 7 by special request

Flights daily to local airoports Poitiers & La Rochelle

The 'machine room' which has a stone flagged floor, oak beams and the original (18th century) illuminated mill workings, all recently restored. There are comfortable armchairs and settee, TV/DVD, Satalite freeview, CD player and radio, books and games. A wide hardwood staircase leads to the first floor bedrooms.

The 'Oak room' with the old mill stones embedded in the floor has a comfortable double bed, TV with DVD player & en suite shower room, wc, hand basin and annex 'Millers room' with 2 x single beds which can also be accessed by its own private balcony. A third double bedroom, has a TV video/DVD with en suite Jacuzzi bath, separate WC and host's a four poster bed and a single bed.

All bedrooms are equipped with electric fans to keep you cool in the hot summer months.

A fully fitted kitchen has been installed in the original mill race where you can even feed the fish, which come up the tunnel quite impressive! Large work surfaces with double sink, microwave/grill, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, toaster and large fridge/freezer.

The "Green Venice" (Marais Poitevin) is only a pleasant 40 minutes drive. An hour to the south is Cognac with its several distilleries offering guided tours, including the famous Hennessy, Martell and Remy Martin. Wildlife parks, historical buildings, chateaux, museums, aquariums, golf courses and theme parks make this area the perfect choice for that very special holiday that bring returning guests year after year.

We frequently get asked if the property is OK for children.

We have no children restrictions, we have brought up 3 children here and have rented out to families with children of all ages over the past 10 years.We have done every thing possible to make the property & grounds as safe and child friendly as possible,enclosed garden where the pool is,electric gates etc...but nothing can replace parent supervision.

Welcome Hamper on arrival, seasonal fruit & vegatables fresh from our gardens, reductions for long lets & couples.

You Tube Guided Tour

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Rochelle approx 1hr
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links 60 km, 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

Melle is within the heart of the Poitou Charentes region of France aprox 1hr from the coast. Easy access to La Rochelle, Golden beaches, Marais Poitevin ( The Green Venice which consists of hundreds of KM's of canals where one can hire a small boat or be rowed by somebody else) ) , Cognac, Futuroscope, Puy de Fou (Medieval attaction parc & son et lumiere), Monkey Valley,Romenesque churches, Zoo,s and much much more.


Just a few minutes away by car Melle is a beautiful market town in the heart of the Poitou Charentes region of France.Melle with it silver mines that used to serve the kings of France offers,romanesque churches,nature trails and a superb base for old & young a like to discover the region and all it has to offer

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Review 1-6 of 6

29 Aug 2013


"Phenomenal! Not to be missed"

This Gite is absolutely splendid! Everything you will need for a superb holiday is provided, and the facilities and location, together with the sympathetic restoration are second to none. We have had… More

18 Dec 2012



We were a family of 4 with 2 children aged 9 and 12 staying for a week.The property is a former water mill that has been lovingly restored and is set amidst extensive gardens criss-crossed by small st… More

15 Dec 2012


"lovely property great friendly owners"

the owner has put a lot of hard work into the property to retain its historical interest ,Good value for money .Owner very helpful property presented very well clean and well presented.

15 Dec 2012


"Beautiful property in lovely location"

If you are looking for an unusual property in fantastic settings ands location away from the hustle and busle of city life this property is ideal.Owners are always on hand if you need them...Overall fantastic gite for peaceful holiday.

11 Dec 2012


"A rather special place"

We have stayed in a number of gites in France over the years, but the Moulin De La Combe surpassed anywhere we had stopped before. The grounds are a mixture of rockery and vegetable patches to the fr… More

11 Dec 2012


"Amazing Location to get away from it all"

This is one of the best French Holidays we have had , The Mill and its grounds are superb and the location is perfect for exploring the French countryside.Many activites to keep everyone happy includi… More

Review 1-6 of 6

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