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from £36 / night

£249 - £431 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Granada Province / Baza

Watermill / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £36 / night

£249 - £431 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Beautiful apartment and surroundings, riverside garden with deck and pool. On the doorstep of the Parque Natural of Sierra de Baza, 3 minute walk to the village of Gor with friendly locals and superb bar tapas! 3rd bedroom available for groups larger than 6 people.  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2600 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Vendee / L'Hermenault

Watermill / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 20

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £143 / night

£1000 - £2600 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The Mill is 18th century converted water mill set in six acres of private garden and woodland in the Vendee region of France. Large heated pool, wi-fi internet, games room, log fire, BBQ, decking area. All mod cons.  …see more

from £229 / night

£1600 - £4495 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Vendee / L'Hermenault

Watermill / 11 Bedrooms / sleeps 32

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £229 / night

£1600 - £4495 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Thue is 18th century converted Water Mill set in six acres in Vendee region of France. Recently converted into The Mill and Wheelhouse which can be interconnected to give large 11 bedroom property with 2 heated pools. Wi-fi, games room, log fires, BBQs, decking areas.  …see more

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from £115 / night

£800 - £1895 / week

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Vendee / L'Hermenault

Watermill / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £115 / night

£800 - £1895 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The Wheelhouse is 18th century converted water mill set in six acres of private garden and woodland in the Vendee region of France. Large heated pool, wi-fi internet, games room, log fire, BBQ, decking area. All mod cons.  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £925 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Llangefni / Bodffordd

Watermill / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £75 / night

£525 - £925 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Stunning location, Beautiful secluded grounds, Lakeside, 15 minutes drive from beaches,  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Charente / Confolens

Watermill / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £100 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
A beautifully restored, tranquil water mill with swimming pool situated in the rolling countryside of the Charentes. Private walled garden with BBQ area and hammocks. Wifi, games, dvds, books, bikes, dishwasher and washing machine. All linen and towels provided.  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £489 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Kent / Dover

Watermill / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £45 / night

£315 - £489 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Romantic getaway .... apartment in old flour ( water ) mill exposed beams and iron work Luxury bedding , bath robes , located in grade 2 listed building , near dover port Canterbury , river location , beautifully furnished Sleeps 2 adults .super kingsize bed ......with Single z bed ( living area ) plus travel cot area ( bedroom)  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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County Fermanagh / Lisnaskea

Watermill / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
19th Centuary Listed Cornmill newly renovated to include 4 Star Accomodation. Situated close to two National Trust Properiies - Crom Castle and Florencecourt House. In the heart of Fermanagh Lakeland close to Upper Lough Erne. Activities include walking, fishing etc Situated on its oun 4 Acre grounds, animals include donkeys, pony, hens & goat - Ideal for family holiday  …see more

from £417 / night

£2915 - £5495 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Dordogne / Busserolles

Watermill / 14 Bedrooms / sleeps 30

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £417 / night

£2915 - £5495 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Group accommodation for up to 30 people in 4 separate houses, let as one unit, around a central courtyard, exclusive use of the 4,5ha grounds with swimming pool, games room and children's play area. Several areas inside and out to seat everybody together. Exclusive use of the property - no owners on site. Crystal clear 12 x 6m swimming pool, security fenced.  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £475 / week

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Sarthe / La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

Watermill / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £58 / night

£400 - £475 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Stunning converted watermill in the beautiful Loir valley . La Maison du Frere has 2 bedrooms and is at the opposite end of the mill buildings where the Mill House has 5. Available all year round for holiday lets, long weekends, short breaks and long lets.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £595 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

Watermill / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£350 - £595 / week

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  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Top end barn conversion, 4 star. Quality furniture and fixtures, Free, WIFI, wood burning stove, Stunning open countryside views, central location for seven stane venues, walkers,Birdwatchers,golfers welcome, located up a private road very safe for children. Burnbrae Mill is set within its own grounds, parking for three cars is provided within the garden.  …see more

from £236 / night

£1650 - £2850 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Dorset / Maiden Newton

Watermill / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £236 / night

£1650 - £2850 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Beautiful newly renovated Mill house set in beautiful grounds on the river Frome. There are spectacular foot paths all around the Mill and Maiden Newton.  …see more

from £78 / night

£544 - £580 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Saone-et-Loire / Savigny-en-Revermont

Watermill / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £78 / night

£544 - £580 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Situated in South Burgundy, Le Moulin Des Gobards is a haven of tranquillity. The home, a 200 year old mill, has been completely renovated to a high standard. *The max. # of guests is 6 as long as at least 2 are children under 12 years old. Add 15 euros/night/adult*  …see more

from £57 / night

£399 - £653 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Correze / Chamberet

Watermill / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £57 / night

£399 - £653 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A beautiful, and stylishly renovated old water mill. Two double beds & a bunk for children. A huge open fire, the sound of the river as you sleep, beautiful stone walls, pieces of mill equipment re-used as furniture, underfloor heating & lovely stone floors. Why wait?  …see more

from £62 / night

£432 - £533 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Tarn-et-Garonne / Lauzerte

Watermill / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £62 / night

£432 - £533 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Situated one hour N.W. of Toulouse, 2 hours from Bordeaux and just 1 hr 30 from Bergerac, you couldn't be better placed to explore this beautiful part of S.W. France, with good wine, good food and many delightful villages to explore and enjoy. Tailor make your holiday to suit. Choose our self-catering option, B & B or full meal plan, whatever suits  …see more

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Guern / Guermeur

Watermill / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Very Good 4.5/5 

Min stay varies

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A former 17th Century Watermill set in 3 acres of landscaped gardens, nestled within the heart of the Blavet Valley, famous for it's walks, wildlife, rivers with excellent fishing, golf courses and quaint country character villages. Approx 30 mins drive from the coast. Private pool, running trout stream through gardens, close to facilities, optional evening meals available.  …see more

from £62 / night

£428 - £1080 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Haute-Garonne / Aurignac

Watermill / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £62 / night

£428 - £1080 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Spacious and comfortable holiday home or B&B with mini farm for children. Small river to swim and to play with private beach, nicer than a swimming pool. Sun and shade with a nice hammock to relax in a private setting in the countryside. You can follow us on facebook, le Moulin South of France  …see more

from £34 / night

£234 - £384 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Granada Province / Baza

Watermill / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £34 / night

£234 - £384 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Lovely rustic apartment with private patio, riverside garden, deck and pool. On the doorstep of the Parque Natural of Sierra de Baza, 3 minute walk to the village of Gor with friendly locals and superb bar tapas!  …see more

from £191 / night

£1334 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Province of Imperia / Pigna

Watermill / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £191 / night

£1334 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Old mill with private swimming pool, full of character along a country lane and steeped in greenery, on a private rivulet with bathing. There is a rock pool flowing through the garden. Sunny position, stress free area, 15min walk from village, 30 mins from the sea. You can buy an internet key for a laptop for 30euro for your stay.  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 - £650 / week

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Marvao / Santo Antonio Das Areias

Watermill / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

2 Nights min stay

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from £71 / night

£495 - £650 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
A unique , characterful and fascinating place to stay for a weekend or longer. So much to do and see close by, or just relax on your own terrace by the river with a bottle of the fine local wines. Self cater or local restaurants do serve authentic Portuguese fayre .  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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County Donegal / Donegal Town

Watermill / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £90 / night

£630 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
5 mins from Soils Lough Eske and 10 mins from Harveys point hotel. The mill is a great base for walking fishing or exploring the beautiful Donegal countryside. The mill is full of charm and has a great well equipped kitchen for those who like to cook.  …see more

from £40 / night

£276 - £399 / week

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Tarn / Brassac

Watermill / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

2 Nights min stay

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from £40 / night

£276 - £399 / week

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  • Nearest beach 95 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Moulin de Record - Our individual and self catering holiday cottages charm an audience that comes not only for fishing, but especially and above all to relax, recharge batteries, wishing to return to nature the time of their stay. We would be pleased to welcome you! Visit the Sidobre with spectacular stones created by nature. Albi + Carcassonne (UNESCO), Cordes-sur-Ciel  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £450 / week

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Sarthe / La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

Watermill / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

1 night min stay

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from £58 / night

£400 - £450 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Stunning converted watermill in the Loir valley offering 4 bedrooms, a guest lounge with games room with snooker table and table football. Available all year round for B&B nightly, short breaks, long weekends. Ideal for groups. Walking, fishing, golfing holidays.  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £550 / week

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Manche / Brouains

Watermill / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £61 / night

£425 - £550 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Tranquil and secluded watermill surrounded by the beautiful river 'LSee' set In idyllic countryside. Stunning views and minutes away from a quaint French market town and in close proximity to famous landmark Mont St Michel. Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms)  …see more

from £78 / night

£544 - £616 / week

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Viana do Castelo District / Viana do Castelo

Watermill / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £78 / night

£544 - £616 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Watermill with 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6 people.  …see more

from £59 / night

£408 / week

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Viana do Castelo District / Ponte de Lima

Watermill / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

2 Nights min stay

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from £59 / night

£408 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Built in the 17th century next to a Romanesque bridge on the banks of the Estorãos River, this pretty watermill has been authentically restored, retaining the old water wheel and grindstone.  …see more

from £33 / night

£225 - £460 / week

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Haute-Garonne / L'Isle-en-Dodon

Watermill / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £33 / night

£225 - £460 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Watermill, Riverside, Rural, Pool, Sauna, River views, Country views, Car essential  …see more

from £50 / night

£345 - £487 / week

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Charente / Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure

Watermill / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

2 Nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£345 - £487 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The gardens of Moulin du Fontcourt are perfect for relaxation whether in, or out of the Charentaise Sun. Situated in the Charente, this is a perfect location for touring South West France and its beautiful villages, historical sights, attractions & superb coastlines. Four airports are in easy reach as are the major rail networks and close links to the main auto routes.  …see more

from £46 / night

£319 - £363 / week

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Sarthe / Aubigne-Racan

Watermill / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £46 / night

£319 - £363 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Location gite et salle de réception dans un moulin, Les activités sportives et culturelles sont très nombreuses à proximité ( Zoo de la Fleche , Golf ,Cheval ,  …see more

from £47 / night

£327 - £979 / week

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Correze / Meymac

Watermill / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Short stays welcome

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from £47 / night

£327 - £979 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
A historic convereted mill with all the modern ammenaties which will make your stay confortable and memorable. Perfect for an all year round holiday,  …see more

from £94 / night

£653 - £1051 / week

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Saone-et-Loire / Montpont-en-Bresse

Watermill / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £94 / night

£653 - £1051 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Spacious rustic watermill peacefully set in the Burgundy countryside over a gently flowing river between the Jura mountains and the legendary vineyards of the Cote d'Or. Authentic features, exposed brickwork, balcony and large terrace.  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £910 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

Watermill / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £79 / night

£550 - £910 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Stunning riverside holiday home in a converted mill building with real wow factor . Close to Blairgowrie town centre and local amenities, but a real get-away-from it all. Ideally placed for outdoor activites, exploring or just staying in by the fire and relaxing. Short breaks are available outside of main holiday periods Please enquire for rates  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 - £750 / week

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Camporgiano / Casatico

Watermill / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

4 Nights min stay

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from £55 / night

£380 - £750 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A beautifully renovated detached watermill, with private pool, situated in a wonderful garden bordered by a trout stream. The cosy house boasts original chestnut beamed ceilings, and terracotta tiled floors, along with an open fire. This is a wonderfully romantic place.  …see more

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