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“A beautiful, peaceful location” 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 places to visit - loc
Having been keen independent travellers for many years (from Australia), we have been fortunate to stay in many delightful places, however we agree that Moulin de la Ronde took first prize. It is a ti… More
“One sentence, are you joking?”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2015
Its impossible to give a title to a review of La Ronde in a sentence, the title a book the review could be an anthology! The main thing on offer is peace, time appears to stand still at La Ronde until… More
“A totally relaxing haven.”
Reviewed 5 Jul 2014
My husband and I had a fantastic holiday at the Old Grain Store. The accomodation is lovely - really spacious and the surrounding grounds are just idyllic. Over the fortnight we stayed I think we trie… More
We stayed at Burnbrae over Christmas. Allan provided a lovely decorated tree, and there was a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The house is warm and comfortable, and in a stunning locati… More
this was an amazing property with everything you could need supplied. the owners were lovely and very helpful. tea coffee and milk were supplied. there was also chocolates and flowers which made our a… More
“Relax and relax some more !”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
Had a lovely stay at the Mill - we used it as a base to visit the area and do some walking.
A short drive takes you to the Coast and lovely towns like Conwy or go inland to Snowdonia .
Within an hou… More
“A great place to stay in Scotland” The Jute store is a very well kept home away from home. It has all the modern amenities and then some. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and it was great to come back "home" after a day of touring. Much more comfo
Beautiful cottage with stunning views over the river Ericht. If I had to imagine what an ideal Scottish holiday home would be like, this would be pretty close to the mark. Great kitchen and facilities… More
Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all back again soon!
“Scottish Idyll Near the Highlands”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
Our recent stay at the Jute Store at Brooklinn Mill was everything we hoped for. Situated in east Perthsire, one mile from the convenient town of Blairgowrie, it is only a little more than an hour's… More
Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed both the location and the house so much and hope to welcome you back some time soon.
“Couldnt have chosen better if I tried!” After several different unforseen circumstances, I ended up travelling alone to Spain. Despite a couple of upsets before I even got to the apartment (completely unconnected to this booking) I finally arrived a
When I found La Mariposa on this site I thought it looked really quaint and would make a lovely getaway for my partner and I, the reviews about Mark and Sam were all great too which encouraged me to b… More
“Great accommodation, village and hosts”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
Been meaning to write a review and us booking again reminded me.
There are two lovely apartments, very clean, spacious and well equipped. Sam and Marc, the hosts, live onsite and are welcoming, avail… More
“Relaxed, friendly, amazing value - what more can I say?”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2012
In a nutshell the place is amazing. Authentic character, spacious, warm (not sure what one of the previous reviewers was on about?!) and with the most amazing hosts. Available when needed, not at all … More
“Amazing location, amazing cottage, amazing holiday!” What a fantastic cottage! Very well equipped, very clean and tidy, plenty of space for our large group. The location is stunning and fantastic for children, so much for them to explore and enjoy- ve
“A fabulous week in a rural, riverine retreat.” We had a really enjoyable holiday in the Mill House. The setting was fantastic, situated on its own island with the river Dropt and the mill race completely surrounding the property. The house itself was
I don't often write reviews but felt compelled to in this case.
The first thing to say about the Mill is that the location is absolutely stunning. You could really run out of superlatives to desc… More
“A very relaxing excellent stay”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
Stayed here in September 2015. We arrived to a very clean and tidy Gite in the nicest of surroundings within its ow lake.
Everything was exactly as described and couldn't have been better.
“Perfection in a romantic quiet setting.” This was a magical and fantastic way to start our journey of Portugal. Paola, was a magnificent host and her little cottage was beautifully appointed and the bed divine. There was a food market with the best wi
We stayed here for several days in May as a break before our baby arrived. The property is beautiful and very tastefully decorated as the pictures on the website show. Paola has thought of many love… More
“Great family holiday” Whole family with six grandchildren, (9 to 16) two of whom said it was their best holiday ever.
The bikes were well used, as was the pool. As it was an Olympic week we also made good use of the television!
The garden had p
“An excellent relaxing holiday in the heart of Rural France”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We had an excellent holiday, the accomodation was as described which was perfect for us as a large family. The French people where very helpful and accommodating. We shopped at Hyper U in Fontenay l… More
The Mill is a great space for large groups of friends like we were. It was completely kitted out with everything we needed from saucepans to irons, bicycles to DVDs! The guys who own the house are inc… More
Thanks for the review, hope to see you again next year.
“Brilliant pool, lovely secluded location, ideal for families holidaying together.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2011
We stayed at The Mill in June and had a fantastic time!
We chose The Mill because of its rural location and we were not disappointed.
The Millhouse was brilliant for 13 of us and we made good us… More
thanks for the great review, and for the booking for next year!
“Extremely comfortable” Really lovely apartment - light and bright and airy. Beautiful decorative accoutrements, very luxurious looking. We loved the massive corner bath, my son thought it was like a swimming pool! The sofa and the huge bed were incred
We stayed here over New Year with our 1 year old and absolutely adored the apartment. Our stay was made extra special by the personal touches and attention to detail throughout. Thank you very much.… More
“Magical” We have had a wonderful and magical week at the Mulino Le Vigne. Despite some challenging driving on the about 2 km dirt road to the Mill, our rental car escaped unscathed and the rewards on arrival surpassed all our expectations. The mill is
“Lovely, cosy cottage, perfect for a countryside break” We really cannot praise this property highly enough. Quirky in character with its lovely mezzanine sleeping area, wood burner (lovely to cosy up in front of after a long walk on chilly February d
A wonderful retreat, the studio itself was perfect and even had a lovely welcoming fire on our arrival. Studio has everything you need for the stay and was just perfect. It has character and has great… More
“Delightfully quirky, peaceful place to stay!”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
What a wonderful place to spend a couple of nights in the winter! The fire was lit when we arrived, ideal given the stormy night. Oshi was very welcoming. Thanks for such a lovely weekend. Ric… More
“Lovely accommodation, beautiful weather and ideal location.” Thankyou for a lovely visit. Not only were we incredibly lucky with the weather, we also found an absolute gem in staying at the old mill. It has been renovated beautifully and offered every
We have found an absolute gem of a property at Le Moulin De La Combe, an idyllic property and grounds where we all enjoyed a fantastic stay.
The Property is a wonderfully restored Watermill, comple… More
Thank you Richard & everybody else for your kind comments ! When we started in 1999 our moto was that "We aime to please at Le Moulin De La Combe" it still is and always will be ;-).
Reviewed 28 Jun 2014
What a fantastic place! Lovely gardens and grounds, the setting is magnificent and the quality of the accommodation is possibly the best we have ever found in many years of gite rentals in France. The… More
“lovely property great friendly owners”
Reviewed 15 Dec 2012
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.… More
“Relaxing, peaceful, away from it all holiday.” Just had a week in La Amapola with my husband and 3 grown up children. We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the peaceful setting. The table tennis kept the family happy whilst I enjoyed the su
“Beautiful, serene spot for relaxation and the perfect base for day trips!”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
La Amapola exceeded our expectations and was the perfect spot to spend our honeymoon! We enjoyed having a fully-serviced kitchen to prepare our own meals and loved having a private patio (partially s… More
“Friendly and welcoming - a great place for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
Ideal location - a couple of minutes walk to the local village where you can still get great tapas with every drink you order and only about an hour from both Almeria airport and Granada/Alhambra Pal… More
“Excellent location in a very pleasant village.”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2011
Peaceful just what we needed. Swimming pool few minutes walk away in the village. Easy access to surrounding areas ie. thermal baths, market and not too far from Granada if you want to sightsee.. 3 pu… More
Thanks very much, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and liked the surrounding area. Hope to see you both again soon in the near future. Marc and Sam
“Exceded expectations” The 'Moulin de la Roche' is even more amazing than it looks in the photos. The setting is idyllic; next to the river which you can cross by the footbridge, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The sound of the water wheel is very