Moulin de Marousse – Home 239372 Watermill
- 4 bedrooms
- 9 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
Moulin de Marousse – Home 239372
- 4 bedrooms
- 9 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
Watermill / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 9
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Ask about pets
- Private garden
Description from owner
A beautifully restored, tranquil water mill situated in the rolling countryside of the Charentes/Limousin border, Moulin de Marousse is on a river and surrounded by fields and woods. This delightful stone property boasts period features, open fireplaces, a private walled garden and an additional prairie garden with views across the valley. It has a small pool filled from our own fresh water spring, terraces, bbq, games, dvds, books, bikes, hammocks and an honesty bar. Free firewood is also available for our guests renting during the winter.We have satellite tv, WiFi, dishwasher and washing machine. All linen and towels are provided. We also ensure that all our guests have a welcome pack for when they arrive.Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway, a group of friends or family with kids holidaying with others, the Moulin is the perfect environment for lazing around eating, drinking, walking and playing games with loved ones all year round. We are proud to say that most
A beautifully restored, tranquil water mill situated in the rolling countryside of the Charentes/Limousin border, Moulin de Marousse is on a river and surrounded by fields and woods. This delightful stone property boasts period features, open fireplaces, a private walled garden and an additional prairie garden with views across the valley. It has a small pool filled from our own fresh water spring, terraces, bbq, games, dvds, books, bikes, hammocks and an honesty bar. Free firewood is also available for our guests renting during the winter.We have satellite tv, WiFi, dishwasher and washing machine. All linen and towels are provided. We also ensure that all our guests have a welcome pack for when they arrive.Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway, a group of friends or family with kids holidaying with others, the Moulin is the perfect environment for lazing around eating, drinking, walking and playing games with loved ones all year round. We are proud to say that most of our guests rent year after year.
Ground Floor* A large, fully fitted farmhouse kitchen with a cooker, fridge, double sink, dishwasher, and hidden microwave. It includes a dining area with seating for 10 and boasts a fine old stone fireplace with a wood burning stove suitable for cooking on when the winter nights draw in. French doors open out onto the garden, small pool and terraces.* A downstairs toilet and sink.* A cave suitable for storing wine at the perfect temperature. The BBQ, bikes, freezer, washing machine, dryer and hammocks are also stored in here.First Floor* The living room with oak-beamed ceiling is large and bright with a fireplace and a woodburning stove. It has comfortable sofas (including a double sofa-bed) and is equipped with CD player, DVD player and English satellite TV. Windows to three aspects.* Master Bedroom with doubble bed and views across the valley. Tastefully decorated it is the only bedroom on this floor so is very private.* Main Bathroom, with bathtub/shower, sink, toilet, and bidet.Second Floor* Huge bedroom with two single beds and one large single french bed (one adult comfortably or two kids) and 200 year old beams. Overlooks the garden. leading to* Children's room with 2 single beds, kids books and a colourful kids chandelier. This bedroom overlooks the pool and river.* Double bedroom with double bed, overlooking the garden.* Shower room and separate toilet.The property is well equipped to cater for younger members of the family, including: cot and high chair. There is a double sofa bed, futon and camp bed for additional accommodation if required.
Further details outdoors
There is a sunny walled garden with some lovely flower beds and trees for hanging the hammocks across. It has a gate to a small private stretch of river bank and another out to the lane. A wisteria and vine covered pergola is the perfect spot for long, lazy lunches in the shade. The fenced off pool area is south facing so gets the sun for the whole day. There is a large decked area by the pool for sunbathing and a stone breakfast terrace surrounded by shrubs.The other prairie garden is also south facing so gets the sun all day long. Situated on a hill across the lane, it has has decked area with chairs at the top, which provides great views across the valley. There is no better place to sit with a glass of wine or cold beer and enjoy the surrounding countryside. We have also put a couple of grazing sheep in there, which are semi-domesticated, great to watch and require no up keep.There is a garage, a covered log store and area for hanging washing and a fresh water spring.The local area has some of the best walks you can imagine. Beautiful woods on the way up to the local shop selling fresh bread, or wandering around whilst your Coq Au Vin cooks on the wood burning stove.
Location description from owner
The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Tennis, swimming, and boat hire on the slow-running La Vienne are available in the local town of Confolens. Golf is available in St Junien and horse riding is ten minutes away down a country lane. The wider area is rich in beautiful countryside, well-mapped walks, wildlife and traditional French architecture.
Local villages such as Leterps, Montrollet, Esse, and Mortemart provide not only beautiful medieval architecture and churches, but also shopping and simple restaurants with fabulous food at low prices. The whole area is ideal for walking/cycling. It also offers popular tourist attractions such as Futuroscope at Poitiers; La Vallee des Singes; L’ile aux Serpents and Le Chateau des Aigles – all between 30-50 minutes' drive.
Moulin de Marousse is situated approximately 1km South of St Christophe (one shop/cafe selling all the essentials including bread and croissant) and is a 15-20 minutes drive from both the lovely, bustling town of St Junien with its shops and supermarkets and medieval Confolens. Exit the garden gate and cross the bridge and you can walk for hours through the woods(neighbour's golden retriever available on request!)
Thirty minutes to the East lies the moving exhibition centre and martyr town, Oradour-sur-Glane, famously preserved exactly as it was the day the entire town and all it's inhabitants were destroyed by the Nazis in the Second World War.
- Great for children of all ages
- Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 3 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 2 Family bathrooms
- Wi-Fi available
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private garden
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 16 May 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English
This Watermill has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 9. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 Jun 2012. Located in Charente, it has 14 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1200.
The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 May 2016.
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– based on 14 reviews
- Very Good
“Great time with great friends”
Lovely relaxing time . Very rural and quiet. Lovely house . Great fete in Saint Christophe with an amazing firework display . Great walks with the children all set in beautiful surroundings.
“A peaceful and authentically French experience”
We were first attracted to the Moulin by the photos, and we were not disappointed. What you see is what you get. It is a magic property, in a beautiful, if unspectacular, part of rural France. We took our young spaniel and found loads of long walks, both from Moulin and within a 10-minute drive. We were 7, from 4 to 65, and there was ample space and provision for us all, from the pool, where the youngest learned to swim a width, to the hammocks, where granny read, after lunch under the vine. The feeling was very much of a family home, rather than a standard holiday let; for us that was a real plus. Don't expect entertainment. Moulin is a place for escape and refreshment.
Aug 12 was our fifth visit to Moulin de Marousse and as expected we had a really great time. Peaceful surroundings and a large house means we do not get in each others space. Moulin has everything for the ideal family holiday and we are certainly looking forward to our next visit in 2013. Highly recommended.
“Fabulous house and location”
We stayed at moulin de Marousse for one week in September . The house was spotlessly cleaned on arrival. We were made welcome with an arrival pack. The house is spacious and in a beautiful location. Lovely gardens and a great pool.
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