Bonnes, Chauvigny holiday watermill accommodation with beach/lake nearby, internet access, balcony/terrace and walking

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  • Watermill
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

From the owner

Moulin de la Ronde with its toes in the Vienne, occupies 4 acres of river frontage with a private island accessible through the mill, where you can fish, bird watch or just relax. Friends, visitors and locals describe it as stunning. La Ronde consists of the owners' cottage, the old watermill and two barns.

The last working mill in the Vienne, La Ronde was a demarcation line between free and occupied France in World War 2. It has over 600 years of history.

The "Old Grainstore" is the upper part of a barn which used to be linked by a footbridge to the mill. Now it is a very spacious, open plan apartment with parquet flooring, imposing original beams and imported furniture reflecting the owners time in Asia.

The local village of Bonnes is 5 mins walk away with a swimming pool, pharmacy, boulangerie,, bar/restaurant and a chateau!

Further details

The English owners live here are normally on hand to help as much or as little as you wish during your stay. Bread and wine will be on the table when you arrive with coffee, tea and milk in the kitchen.Access to the upper floors of the mill is for owners only.Locals bathe in the river.It is entirely at our guests own risk if they choose to do so.

Further details indoors

* spacious open plan, quality furniture, rugs and artwork river views. huge king sized bed, with Chinese screen providing privacy , trundle bed

converts to 2 full size single beds or double (additional folding beds available) dining area with subdued lighting for romance! lounge area with UK TV (flat screen) kitchen bar - an original long bar from the maison pour tous. bathroom, with a view, and massage shower. log burner and electric radiators for winter visitors (logs available, electricity charged as used) velux windows.babies catered for

Further details outdoors

We would like guests of the Old Grainstore to enjoy the entire property and all it has to offer. There is a gas fired Outback BBQ in the shared courtyard beside the ;Old Grainstore and a charcoal BBQ on the island. Tables, chairs, recliners, hammock and benches are placed throughout the property so that the many lovely views can be enjoyed. You share Moulin de la Ronde with swans, herons, ducks, kestrels,woodpeckers, kingfishers, house martins, bats, red squirrels, rabbits, pike, carp, barbel, chub, catfish, crayfish and ragoudin, and occasional friends and family!

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
  • Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Boat available
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

We live at Le Moulin...so normally we are around and about to help if we're needed. However unless called upon we keep a low profile so guests can fully enjoy the grounds and just get on with their holiday. However if guests want to tap into a bit of local knowledge, we're very happy to chip in:)
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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

About the owner

Brian D.
Average reply time:
47 minutes

Calendar updated:
27 Jan 2022

Years listed:
13

Languages spoken: English, French
This Watermill has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Nov 2008. Located in Chauvigny, it has 27 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £567.
The Owner has a response rate of 86% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Jan 2022.

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Time spent by the river
Aug 2020

Excellent place to kick back, listening to the rhythm of the water, watching the wildlife from the waters edge or from the comfort of your apartment, with plenty of room both inside and out. Comforta… More 

Reviewed 19 Aug 2020

Paul D

A wonderful holiday home in an idyllic setting, with delightful hosts.
Sep 2017

A unique and delightful place to stay, in a beautiful area of France; quiet and peaceful but with every amenity within easy reach. The owners are truly a pleasure to meet, and have created a remarkabl… More 

Reviewed 8 Oct 2017

Owner's reply:
Most kind of you Paul and Hilary. Delighted you had such a good time and I am much enjoying The Watermill!
Christian J

5 stars aren't enough
Jul 2017

This unique and beautiful place and in particular the very nice owners Brian and Gill deserve at least 6 stars! Everything is as the photos promise. The park on the island is a dream. Ideal for a rela… More 

Reviewed 8 Aug 2017

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

An idyllic place !
Jun 2017

We have spent a wonderful relaxing week in this beautiful place - so many scenic spots,by the river- we were spoilt for choice!Moulin de la ronde is a haven for wildlife and we were lucky enough to se… More 

Reviewed 17 Jun 2017

Owner's reply:
Pleasure to have you both here. Gives us a great deal of satisfaction when folks really enjoy the location:) Thanks for taking the trouble to write a review and your kind remarks in our visitors book.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

A beautiful, peaceful location
Aug 2016

The Moulin is in an idyllic location, perfect for a relaxing holiday. The owners are warm and welcoming and the accommodation has everything you could wish for. We loved the area, with interesting pla… More 

Reviewed 12 Sep 2016

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