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Stone Watermill And Farmhouse, Heated Swimming Pool; 39 Acre Private Estate

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Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Watermill & Farmhouse in Bas-armagnac, Aquitaine, France - Private A-class River L'adour, Ideal For Fishing And Kayaking, Kayaks And Mountain Bikes Provided

This beautiful and private on-the-river estate in the heart of Gascoigne wine and Armagnac country consists of a 18th-century restored miller’s farmhouse and watermill, in 39 acres of private grounds, heated natural swimming pool, meadows and Woodland nestled among fruit trees and ancient oaks. The A-class River l'Adour is pebbled with crystal clear waters which flow from the Pyrenees Mountain ski resort of La Mongie, and is excellent for wild trout fishing, kayaking (complimentary kayaks are provided), bathing, swimming, painting, writing & bird watching. The estate is bordered by a protected nature reserve. The all year round natural swimming pool is situated on the front terrace, with views of the river, offering privacy to swim, read, eat, drink, relax or sunbathe. Marras is a magical expansive place, a private escape cloaked in serenity, where you can hear the breath of nature and believe in fairy tales. A unique place for those with a passion for authentic experiences.

About the Owner

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
6 January, 2017

About The Owner

Lycian Coast and Gascogne was the result of our love affair with the place and people; which we like to share with our special guests who share simillar passions in sailing, swimming, kayaking, horse riding, cycling, trekking, gastronomy, yoga and fishing.

You can visit our Facebook Tera Mare Club group page as well as TeraMare web site for more photos and information.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2003

Why The Owner chose Landes

Gascogne in SW France is simply a passionate love affair - aside from the natural beauty and gastronomical delights, the people are a treasure to behold. If you want to experience utter peace, quiet, space and hear the breath of nature then you must visit Moulin de Marras, 39 acres of landscaped grounds, meadow and Woodland nestled among fruit trees and ancient oaks with 1km of A-class l'Adour River.

Facilities provide for natural and heated swimming pool, complimentary Kayaking on our river, fishing and cycling - equipment provided.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Space to roam free - Our facilities provide for a natural and heated swimming pool in a natural setting, complimentary Kayakking on our river, fishing and cycling - equipment provided. Views of the river and our water mill are breath taking. For would be chefs, try our summer kitchen and cooking in an original Gascognian Bread oven. The house itself is very large and filled with real and antique furniture as opposed to gite furniture.

Please visit our TeraMare web site to see more photos & video or simply contact us.

Guestbook comments from the manager

If you want to completely kick back, eat, drink, sleep well and recharge batteries, then Moulin de Marrast almost can't be beaten. Early morning walks along the river, late night drinks on the terrace, calm, quiet and totally ready for whatever partying you want to do - 5 days felt like a fortnight away, certainly leaving me ready to return and take up the ugliness of moving house!

But oh that pool!! spent hours just luxuriating in it, especially when others were away, just you, the river nearby, and no-one else anywhere near - great for skinny dipping and letting the sun fall where it doesn't usually manage to!

A heavenly hideaway yet near enough for meals and sight seeing and all those things we usually try to cram in...

Will definitely be returning soon. Mandy, Totnes, 05/2010



The property is really huge and situated advantageously as an island of silence and tranquility. open air heated pool is a dream. Highly recommended.

Dr. Zevinsky, Munich, 07/2010
Nov 2009
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Guestbook comments from the manager

If you want to completely kick back, eat, drink, sleep well and recharge batteries, then Moulin de Marrast almost can't be beaten. Early morning walks along the river, late night drinks on the terrace, calm, quiet and totally ready for whatever partying you want to do - 5 days felt like a fortnight away, certainly leaving me ready to return and take up the ugliness of moving house!

But oh that pool!! spent hours just luxuriating in it, especially when others were away, just you, the river nearby, and no-one else anywhere near - great for skinny dipping and letting the sun fall where it doesn't usually manage to!

A heavenly hideaway yet near enough for meals and sight seeing and all those things we usually try to cram in...

Will definitely be returning soon. Mandy, Totnes, 05/2010



The property is really huge and situated advantageously as an island of silence and tranquility. open air heated pool is a dream. Highly recommended.

Dr. Zevinsky, Munich, 07/2010
Nov 2009
  • 1 of 1

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Location

From the Owner

Gascogne in SW France is simply a passionate love affair - aside from the natural beauty and gastronomical delights, the people are a treasure to behold. If you want to experience utter peace, quiet, space and hear the breath of nature then you must visit Moulin de Marras, 39 acres of landscaped grounds, meadow and Woodland nestled among fruit trees and ancient oaks with 1km of A-class l'Adour River. Facilities provide for natural and heated swimming pool, complimentary Kayaking on our river, fishing and cycling - equipment provided.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux, Biarritz, Pau at 120 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Granade Sur l'adour at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Milo at 640 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Mon de Marsan at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Mont de Marsan at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Aire sur İ'adour at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Granade Sur l'adour at 15 Kilometres Nearest Ski : La Mongie at 150 Kilometres Nearest Beach : West Coast at 80 Kilometres

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach is at Biarritz, 1hr 10 minutes.

Travel:

Ryanair flys to to Pau - 40 minutes drive to property

Easy Jet fly to Biarritz and Bordeaux - 1hr 10 minutes and 1 hour drive respectively to property

Please contact us for flights from specific UK airports.

Airport: Pau: 48 km

Railway: Mont de Marsan: 15 km

Ferry: St. Malo: 600 km

Distances:

Nearest village is Granade Sur l'adour, 2Km, with local shops, restaurants, supermarkets, banks

Mont de Marsan (capital of Landes) is 15Km

World famous spa village of Eugenie-les-bains, with its three star Michelin restaurant, is 8Km

Further Details:

Moulin de Marras is ideally situated on the edge of river l’adour, 2 Km from Granade Sur l’adour, a typically French village,with uninterrupted views of the surrounding river, vineyards and forest. The village boasts a superb Michelin restaurant, farmers market, bar, ancient church, shops all just a 5 minutes away.

Gascogny is renowned for its wine, climate, summer festivals and history and Moulin de Marras is perfectly situated to sample them all.

Wine Tasting & Restaurants: Moulin de Marras is situated on the heart of wine & Armagniac country, you can savour award winning wines. The region is known as the gastronomic region of France, you can eat superb quality food at fabulously low cost. Within 10 minutes drive from the property there is a superb choice of restaurants and bistro's.

There are numerous festivals, night markets, during June, July and August.

The flamenco art festival

Since 1989 Mont de Marsan has been the favoured haven of the flamenca artistic expression. For six days, every night the enjoyment goes on till very late with the traditional tertulias (evenings).

Fêtes de la Madeleine

Every summer Mont de Marsan lives to the rythm of the Madeleine Festival most looked-forward to event of the last two weeks of july. The whole town dances to the sound of

the bandas.

Music Festival

Marciac Jazz & Music festival runs during first 2 weeks in August.

if you want to venture further, the exciting city of Bordeaux with its beautiful architecture and fabulous shops is over an hours drive.

Dordogne valley to the east, has many fascinating medieval villages and castles dating back from the 100 year war.

To the west, is the Atlantic coast, the Dune de Plya at Arcachon is not to be missed, its the largest sand dune in Europe or simply enjoy the oyster farms at Bassin de Arcachon.

Battle of Castilion, through July and August the magnificant Battle of Castilion is re enacted, marking the end of the 100 year war with the English.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Off-Season
2 Oct 2016 - 25 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£929
for 5 nights
£1,300
 
 
March-May
26 Mar 2017 - 14 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
May-June
15 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
July-August
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
September
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Changeover Day: Saturday

Notes on prices: Upto 10% 'Small Group Discounts'. Please Contact Us For Full Details.

Other Charges: Upon arrival at your accommodation, we kindly ask you to acquaint yourselves with the pool’s safety and hygiene rules.

Pool has a security alarm system and is not fenced and complies with French safety regulations; children however must be supervised at all times.
Pool heating is a service that can be provided on a weekly basis. The cost is £100 per week. As a general rule pool heating will only bring the pool temperature up by approximately 10 degrees higher than the night time temperature.
Moulin de Marras has a traditional large French log fire which is available for our guests use, as well as a fuel-oil central heating.
İf central heating is required, this can be provided on a weekly basis. The cost is £100 per week.
Pool and central heating charges can be paid directly to our Service manager on arrival if not indicated at the time of booking.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Space to roam free - Our facilities provide for a natural and heated swimming pool in a natural setting, complimentary Kayakking on our river, fishing and cycling - equipment provided. Views of the river and our water mill are breath taking. For would be chefs, try our summer kitchen and cooking in an original Gascognian Bread oven. The house itself is very large and filled with real and antique furniture as opposed to gite furniture. Please visit our TeraMare web site to see more photos & video or simply contact us.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 400 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite bedroom 1 with shower, wc, bidet En-suite bedroom 3 with shower, wc, bidet En-suite bedroom 4 with bath/shower over, wc, bidet En-suite bedroom 5 with shower, wc, bidet Ground floor, bathroom with shower, WC.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, Gr. Floor, with kingsize bed Bedroom 2, Gr. Floor, with kingsize bed Bedroom 3, 1st floor, with kingsize bed Bedroom 4, 1st floor, with kingsize bed Bedroom 5, 1st floor, with 2 single beds

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 4 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The Millers farmhouse has been lovingly restored and decorated with antiques to enhance its original features which include impressive original open log fire places, 18 century bread oven, exposed river stone and pebble sandwich walls, oak beamed ceilings and original terracotta tiled floors. The house is centrally heated throughout. In all there are five bedrooms, four of which are en-suite. Kids den or any of the two larger master bedrooms can comfortably sleep four. Please also see our web site for more photos and information. Outside: Private & heated natural swimming pool. Covered Terrace, outside dining, BBQ, Private fishing river Kayak and Canoeing on the river, 1 Km of private access to the river l'Adour, 39 acres of meadow and woods. Mountain Bikes and Kayak are complimentary. Utility Room: Washing machine, Clothes Dryer, Iron and Ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Property is cleaned through out once a week, and linen are changed. Maid service and cook are available on request. Other: Outside covered terraces including an 18th century original Gascognian bread oven, ideal for roasts, BBQ & pizza. A Cozy Room and library, Pantry & wine Cellar.

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