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Exceptional 5 Bedroom House with Fully Operational Watermill in a Peaceful, Tranquil Location.

Overview

Property

Updated: 31-Oct-2016
5 ensuite bedrooms, Heated Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, 2 Carp Fishing Lakes.

Guests at Moulin de Garreau have exclusive use of all facilities on site.

With a lovely swimming pool, Spa and Sauna, Moulin de Garreau is an exceptional and unique property set in a peaceful, rural location in the Vendee, yet within easy reach of all amenities.

This outstanding property comprises of a large 5 bedroom house and 11th Century fully renovated operational watermill.

Within its very large grounds are 2 carp fishing lakes and large area for walks, cycling etc. Table Tennis.

The house has been lovingly renovated to an extremely high standard throughout with all bedrooms offering ensuite facilities. WIFI.

Full sized swimming pool plus a hot tub/spa and a sauna.

The house comprises of fully equipped kitchen, with breakfast bar, oven, hob, microwave, full sized American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker etc etc. Door leading to patio area.

The separate utility room has a washing machine and tumble drier, sink etc.

The lounge are has the original beamed ceilings, and two large original fireplaces. There are large comfortable armchairs and settee, also large dining table and chairs. TV with Satellite English channels. WIFI. Doors leading to patio area.

Downstairs WC and washbasin.

The bedrooms all have ensuite facilities:

Green room : 1Kingsize bed for 2 people (Wide = 1.6 meter) with ensuite bath, shower and WC

Yellow room : 2 single beds + 1 cot with ensuite shower room and WC

Orange room : 1 double bed (Wide = 1.4 meter) + 1 single bed with ensuite shower room and WC

Blue room : 1 Kingsize bed for 2 people (Wide = 1.6 meter) with ensuite bathroom and WC

Red room : : 1 double bed (Wide = 1.4 meter) + 1 single bed with ensuite bathroom and WC

PLUS we have 2 free single child beds that we can install upon request.

The property is fully centrally heated and available all year.

Outside are very extensive grounds with lovely swimming pool, hot tub and sauna (all fenced off for security). Also large patio area and separate bar b q area, plus large garden area and two large carp (and various other fish) fishing lakes. Fishing tackle room is also available. All very private and exclusive. Fantastic grounds for walking, cycling etc. Table Tennis.

There is also a separate decking area overlooking the lake and grounds to sit and enjoy the wonderful views and several glasses of wine whilst watching the sun setting.

Bicycles and fishing rods available.

Superb standard throughout.

FISHING & THE LAKES AT MOULIN DE GARREAU

Moulin de Garreau is a beautiful property in wonderful grounds with lakes and woodland.

There are in fact 2 lakes at the property, one of which is just beside the mill and has a surface of about 4,000 square metres, the other lake is about 100 meters further on and this has a surface of about 15,000 square meters.

The lake beside the mill is totally private and exclusive to guests at the property, the lake further on can be used by neighbours and others, though it is not used often.

The lakes have Carp, Pike, Perch, Tench, Eels, Roach etc. The lakes are not restocked, but the fish are breeding all the time!

Great fishing and it's free!

There are very large fish in both lakes (not sure of weights but certainly a minimum of 4 kgs going up to approx 22kg)

You can see the fish jumping above the water in the morning and just under the water in the sunny areas.

The fish seem to be very skilled against the fishermen - a good challenge!

There is a fishing tackle room at the property and several fishing rods are provided, though you may prefer to bring your own.

The lake next to the mill is also great for swimming in.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the manager

WOW. Fantastic property, really quite stunning. We were given a wonderful welcome by the owners. This is quite simply the best family holiday we have ever had and will definitely return. Family Janssen.



Beautiful property, husband loved the fishing and caught some whoppers! Whilst we lazed by the pool and completely relaxed. Great location with so much to do, we will definitely return to do the things that we didn't get chance to do this time. Thank you so much and congratulations on such a perfect holiday home, a true find. Bramley family



Wonderful property in a wonderful location. We will definitely be recommending this property to friends and family. Cannot praise highly enough. Thank you for such a warm welcome, after a long drive it was just perfect. Jennings family



Great property, great location, great fishing, so relaxing and peaceful. Absolutely perfect. Thank you , Thank you, Thank you. Hammond family
Jul 2005
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3 Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Definitely one to recommend

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful relaxing week with plenty of room for family and friends. House very clean and well equipped. Plenty to do and visit in the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated. You were wonderful guests at the property and we are very pleased that you had a wonderful week here. We hope to welcome yourselves to the property again in the future. Very best wishes to you all.
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this property, the house is spacious and well maintained with large bedrooms. The swimming pool area again is well maintained and the pool roof when closed does a good job of keeping the pool temperature at a pleasant level. The grounds are extensive, the lake adjacent to the house is very deep and stocked with very wily carp. The other lake is quite difficult to access and is shallower but worth a look. Perfect for a family with kids.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving this review, it is much appreciated. We are very happy that your family had a wonderful time at Moulin de Garreau, you were perfect guests to have at the property and wouuld be very much welcomed should you decide to return. We hope to see you all again, Thank you.
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4

Excellent All Round

  • 4 of 5

Moulin de Garreau is a beautiful old house with all the amenities and facilities we needed for a wonderful stay (we were a group of 4 couples). The surroundings were also amazing with activities to keep us occupied for the whole week, if we desired.

A car is necessary to get around because there isn't much to do within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Moulin de Garreau is an exceptional property, both indoor and outdoor, with guests enjoying exclusive use of all facilities on site. Private property. Extensive grounds are ideal for long walks, cycling etc. Owners meet you upon arrival, show you around the property and working watermill. The swimming pool is fenced off from the maid house for security.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : La Rochelle at 36 Miles Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 186 Miles Nearest Train : Fontenay le Comte at 13 Kilometres Nearest Beach : l'Aiguillon sur Mer, La Tranche sur mer etc at 30 Miles Car: recommended

Further Details:

L'Hermenault village offers bakery, butcher, mini market, tobaconist, post office, banks etc. Also English speaking doctor.

Fontenay le Comte offers many cafe/bar/restaurants. Various supermarkets.

Coast/Beach:

You can reach the beautiful golden Vendee beaches within an hour. Most beaches are backed by sand dunes and pine forests with large areas for picnics and scenic coastal walks. The Vendee coast stretches for 120km and boasts many blue flag awards. There is also a large man-made beach/activity park within 15 mins drive at nearby Xanton-Chassenon.

The pretty harbour of La Rochelle with its famous aquarium, numerous bars and restaurants and great shopping is approx. 50 mins drive.

Ile de Re is a lovely exclusive island which is lovely, cars are not allowed, you have to walk or cycle around. Lovely shops, restaurants etc

The Marais Poitevin with its sleepy waterways, boat rides and beautiful abbeys is under 30 minutes by car. The Mervent Forest is 25 mins by car. Most Atlantic beaches can be reached within the hour.

For wine lovers, the nearby cave at Pissotte produces and sells direct to the public well-known local red and white wines.

Every 2 years (June 2014), Fontenay-le-Comte holds a magnificent carnival with floats and dancers from around the world. The whole event is finished with a magnificent firework display on the third night.

Lovely safe blue flag beaches are approx 45 km (30 miles).

There is also a lakeside beach located only 15 minutes from the property, this is popular, has lifeguards, picnic areas, play area, etc

Travel:

La Rochelle Airport is 45 minute drive.

Nantes Airport is approx 75 minute drive.

Channel port of St Malo is approx 3 hour drive and Caen is approx 4.5 hour drive and Cherbourg approx 5 hour drive.

Distances:

St Martins Des Fontaines is a short stroll and offers bar/restaurant within a walking distance (5-10 minutes)

L'Hermenault is 1.5 km and offers various small shops including boulangerie, mini supermarket, tobac, pharmacy, post office, 2 banks (with 24 hour cashpoint), English speaking doctor and Dentist.

Fontenay Le Comte is nearest town approx 15 minute drive. It is a rennaissance town which is well worth a visit, has a great choice of restaurants, bars etc and a popular Saturday morning market.

Vouvant is one of France's prettiest villages is 20 minute drive.

Puy du Fou is 50 mins drive, this is excellent for a day at a theme park and they also have an night show. Very highly recommended.

Mervent Forest is 15 minute. There are lovely forest walks, fishing at the lakes, small lakeside beaches, various watersports available, picnic area, small zoo and a theme park which is very good value.

Green Venice (also called Venice vert) is very popular for hiring boats and punting down the canalways, canoeing etc. Lots of pretty villages to see.

Futurascope- a theme park well worth visiting.

There are an abundance of sports available in the area, something for everybody.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 8
30 Sep 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Rate 1
29 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
Rate 2
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
Rate 3
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Rate 4
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,350
for 7 nights
£2,350
 
 
Rate 5
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Rate 6
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,900
for 7 nights
£2,900
 
 
Rate 7
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
25% deposit to be paid at time of booking.
Balance paid 12 weeks before departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, however outside of the main season this is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Price includes hire of bed linen and house towels.
Security deposit of £500 - this is fully refundable if no damage to the property and left in a clean and tidy condition.
Optional extra: Use of spa/hot tub £100 per week. End of stay clean £100

Non refundable Booking deposit required to secure the booking will be 25% of the rental price.
Balance payment is due 12 weeks prior to arrival.
Payments can be made by cheque, bank transfer or credit/debit payments via Paypal

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

2 private carp fishing lakes for guests to enjoy. Hot tub and sauna All bedrooms ensuite. Sit on one of the terraces with a glass of wine and watch the sun set.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Large Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 comprises en-suite bath/shower, wc, vanity unit. Bedroom 2 comprises en-suite bath/shower, wc, vanity unit. Bedrooms 3 & 4 share en-suite large shower, wc, washbasin. Bedroom 5 comprises en-suite bath/shower, wc, vanity unit.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (5 Bedrooms) plus cot The bedrooms all have ensuite facilities: Green room : 1Kingsize bed for 2 people (Wide = 1.6 meter) with ensuite bath, shower and WC Yellow room : 2 single beds + 1 cot with ensuite shower room and WC Orange room : 1 double bed (Wide = 1.4 meter) + 1 single bed with ensuite shower room and WC Blue room : 1 Kingsize bed for 2 people (Wide = 1.6 meter) with ensuite bathroom and WC Red room : : 1 double bed (Wide = 1.4 meter) + 1 single bed with ensuite bathroom and WC PLUS we have 2 free single child beds that we can install upon request.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Central heating throughout for year round lets. Suitable for children as the swimming pool and lakes are fenced off for security but easily accessible if customers wish. Outside of the main season 2 of the bedrooms can be closed off and the property can then be let as a 3 bedroomed configuration at a lower price. Please contact us for prices. Outside: Superb swimming pool which is heated with the help of the cover. Hot tub and a Sauna. Extensive gardens. Large terrace with views of the lake and 2 separate patio areas. Barbecue and garden furniture. Both lakes are private to this property and have a large quantity of Carp, Perch, Roach, Tench, eels etc. Many of the fish are very large and not at all easy to catch! A challenge to many a fisherman. The lake next to the property is approx 4000 square metres and 100 metres further on the 2nd lake is approx 15,000 square metres. Customers also like to swim in the lake next to the house (a bit cold though!) Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, separate sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Hire of Bed linen and house towels included in the price and changed weekly. Other: Downstairs wc and washbasin. Separate millroom which is generally locked, but opened when owners are present to operate the watermill. Storage room for fishing equipment which is provided and also 4 bicycles for customers use.

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