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Charming Gites with a modern touch in a 400 year old Watermill - Arcana



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
4 Gites in a Renovated Watermill In The Grand Champagne Cognac Region

Converted Watermill barn. Situated just 4km from Jarnac and 10km from Cognac in the Grand Champagne Cognac region. The property is situated in a small friendly village.

Recently renovated, featuring fully equipped kitchens and large comfortable rooms, let this be your home away from home whilst you explore this beautiful region. The Gite is centrally heated with radiators in each room for your winter or spring getaway. A dedicated WIFI is provided free of charge for the gites. Visit Cognac, Jarnac, Angouleme, La Rochelle and experience an area rich in history or simply drive among the acres and acres of vines.

Details for holiday cottage Arcana, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

tastefully renovated workers cottage in Watermill Property, overlooking a large garden. Sleep 4 people. fully equipped kitchen. Generous size bedrooms, 1 can be configured as superking bed or 2 king singles and the other features a king bed. Television in English and French, DVD. All Linens provided. Centrally heated with radiators in every room it is perfect for those winter and spring getaways. A dedicated WIFI service is provided free of charge to the gites.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I came to France in 2012 from Australia for 3 months. I fell in love with the Moulin and with a Frenchman and stayed. We have spent the last 2 years making my vision of gites on the property into a reality.

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Speaks English, French

2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


Superb gite and location

  • 5 of 5

This very modern two bedroom gite that we stayed in had everything we needed for self cateringand more, plus a lovely welcome pack to start our stay, bottle of lovely wine, bread and cheese and a fresh coffee machine in the most idilic location over looking the stream from the water mill. What more would you like , within 25m the most amazing boulangerie for your baguettes and croissants, Jarnac with supermarkets and lots of restaurants, bars etc. Fantastic location to get on the main roads off to cognac ,Bordeaux,Limoges so much to do and see the weather was incredible. Ann and Christian were fantastic hosts and could not make us feel so at home, can not wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We like to think we are well placed in our lovely little village with the convenience of larger towns in close proximity as you said. We enjoyed very much having you here and look forward to the next time.
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Vacances au petit moulin de Veillard.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été très bien accueillies par les propriétaires très sympathiques et disponibles. Nous avons passé 2 semaines très agréables, chaque gîte est bien indépendant, l'intérieur est tout neuf, la déco est moderne et on dispose de tout le confort dont on a besoin. Le jardin est très joli et bien entretenu, équipé de plusieurs tables et chaises pour partager un bon repas et des transats sont au bord du ruisseau qui coule au coeur de la propriété. La région regorge de sites à visiter et nous avons bénéficié d'un temps superbe, nous reviendrons sûrement.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire. Nous essayons de penser à tout pour rendre votre séjour agréable et confortable , il est donc toujours bon d' entendre quand nous réussissons.
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From the Owner

Having spent a few months in the area I came with friends to look at a watermill. I had no intention of buying anything but when I saw it I immediately felt calm and at home, away from the hustle and bustle of my busy corporate life in Australia. The Petit Moulin is in easy access distance of Jarnac and Cognac for shopping and restaurants but is set in the old part of Veillard. A friendly location with the added advantage of the Boulangerie in walking distance.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux or La Rochelle at 120 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Jarnac at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen, St Malo at 500 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Cognac at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Jarnac at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 at 35 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Jarnac at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : royan at 76 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

I am a quilter and own a longarm quilting business. Happy to provide one on one sessions.


Approximately 1 hours drive to the coast. 1 1/2 hours to the beautiful town of La Rochelle or to explore the Ile D'Oleron


Nearest Airports, Bordeaux, La Rochelle (summer), Limoges. Nearest trains station is in Jarnac where we can arrange a pickup, the closest TGV station would be Angouleme. Paris CdG to Angouleme on the TGV is a little over 3 hours. From the Ports of Caen or St Malo will be around 5 hours drive. Contact us for a discount code on Brittany Ferries.


Jarnac 4km, Cognac 10km, Angouleme 35km, Bordeaux and La Rochelle just over 100km

Further Details:

There is a boulangerie 200 mtrs up the road. Supermarkets, banks, pharmacy can all be found in the pretty town of Jarnac. You will also find a swimming pool, canoe and boat hire in Jarnac. Bike hire can be arranged for you.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
shoulder 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £126
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

On of my favourite things here is the bird life. We have a pair of kingfishers who can be seen regularly on the little bridge in the garden, watching for fish. Ducks in the garden, a Heron, Egret and many others passing by.

Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • village


  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Bed can be split into 2 king singles
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed


  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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

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