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Beautifully Renovated 300 Year Old Farmhouse, 15 minutes to Le Mont St Michel.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

The Millhouse Sleeps 7 (3bedrooms)"Truly magical".This is the French dream come true." - A Peaceful and Rural Location Yet Close To Brittany's Highlight Visitor Spots

One of a small collection of charming countryside character properties, The Millhouse is a big property brimming with character and beautiful original features. Ideal for families and groups, with extensive gardens, BBQ area and a splash pool, this large converted barn is a perfect, quiet place to relax after a day of exploring the varied sights in the local area.

Only 20 mins from Le Mont Saint-Michel, 40 mins from St-Malo and Dinan.

Redecorated in November 2017, the Millhouse consists of an extremely large kitchen and dining area, with a separate dining and living room.

The grand master bedroom has a four poster queen sized bed and leads on to a bathroom with a large,Victorian roll top bath.

The spacious attic room has beautiful, lofty oak beams and a queen sized four poster bed. There is a ensuite bathroom with a shower cubicle and a separate bath.

The cosy third bedroom has a mahogany queen sized, four-poster bed and a single bed. There is an extra shower room with a toilet and wash hand basin downstairs.

There is a large garden, with 2 seating areas, a BBQ, and plenty of room for parking.

We provide towels, bedding, and all the kitchen basics you'll need, including salt, pepper, oil, and fresh milk. There are also 2 extra fold-out beds on request.

Excellent Free WIFI and English and French channels on TV.

Our nearest town is Pleine Fougeres (3 mins drive) which has two boulangeries, un tabac, a butchers, restaurant, and a weekly market.

We are also very close to the Ville Cartier forest where there are beautiful walks and outdoor activities such as horse riding, tree top adventures, and paddle boating.

There is a market for every day of the week in the surrounding towns and villages.

We are within easy driving distance of Pontorson (10 mins), Combourg (20 mins), Dol-de-Bretagne (20 mins) Cancale (40 mins), and many of the region’s most beautiful beaches.

Close to the Port of St Malo for Brittany ferries.

More Details

Laura Mayall
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Laura Mayall

Hi there,

My name's Laura. I am the owner of Le moulin de Launay.

I fell in love with the place the moment I laid eyes on it and spent 15 years living in France while I renovated it with my husband.

When my daughter was born we moved back to the UK, so now I have wonderful caretakers over there to look after the houses and the animals.

It's a gorgeous part of France. I hope you have a wonderful time there.

Kindest regards,


Guestbook comments from the owner

From AIRBNB review

Lovely quiet spot. Great location for exploring the local area. Seafood paradise, great for dogs. If it's the big fire and the relaxed stay in a wonderful place this is for you.
Oct 2017
  • 1 of 5


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Vieux-Viel in Ille-et-Vilaine

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , The victorian roll top bath also has a shower mixer tap
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 with Victorian roll top bath, toilet, sink & bidet. Bathroom 2 with bath, toilet, sink & separate shower cubicle. Downstairs shower room with toilet, sink & shower cubicle. Kitchen bath - plumbed in and great to bath the kids while you cook!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Z-bed or cot may be available upon request.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Z-bed or cot may be available upon request.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • If you require a cot or z-bed then please ask as we can supply these.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Beautifully Renovated 300 Year Old Farmhouse, 15 minutes to Le Mont St Michel.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 11 reviews

Lovely location, property a bit tired and unloved - could be special

  • 2 of 5

Firstly let me say the location was beautifully tranquil and perfect for exploring the local area. We had a great time. There were however some issues with the house we wanted to address with the owner.

We noted from previous reviews that they had had contact with persons managing the house. We never met them whilst there - not really a problem but it would've been nice to know who we could approach.

The general cleanliness of the house was poor. My father had to clean their shower in the top room. The downstairs shower was also filthy and had to be cleaned. The oven was disgusting - my wife cleaned it because we couldn't use it as it was. Not sure what the "crew" of cleaners actually clean!

The first thing we noticed was that the towels in all the rooms were damp, as was the bedding. We had to dry it all before we could use it. I think it had all been tumble-dried and then put out hot but it had not fully dried.

In the top suite the toilet was loose and rocked forward when sat on. The shower unit had a loose handrail which is obviously dangerous - my Dad isn't the most stable on his feet!

The Cloud room has the most poorly fitted carpet I've ever seen - and I used to fit them! It was so poor it could be dangerous especially in the middle of the night after a few Normandy ciders! In the bathroom the toilet seat was loose. There was also a wall light hanging against the wall by its wires. The carpet in the third bedroom was just as bad.

In the kitchen as stated the oven was filthy. The microwave does not heat anything up, it runs but doesn't actually heat. The fridge is woefully small for a house which sleeps six - some of our food was going off by the middle of the week because the fridge couldn't cope with food for six.

The front door only locks from the inside. We had to lock it, exit the back door, lock that, and walk round the house to go out.

Various light bulbs needed replacing - we couldn't find any spares.

The downstairs shower head was broken and fell apart when touched. The shower tray did not drain properly and overflowed if you spent any time in there.

There was no iron or ironing board - we had to buy an iron for the week. A clothes horse would've been useful but admittedly not essential.

There was also no splash pool - a great disappointment for the kids!

Overall the house has massive potential and it has a lovely welcoming feel to it. It's just starting to look tired and unloved. We tried contacting the owner but heard nothing.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so grateful for all your time and effort with this message. I have only had good reviews all year, so none of these problems have been highlighted before. I am booking a flight now and will find out what's going on and get all these things rectified straight away. Nikki, please accept my apologies. I hope the issues you had didn't spoil your time in France. We are redecorating throughout this Autumn so please come back again soon. Get in touch and I'll give you a special rate. Emails via OD will reach me. Kindest regards, Laura
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Beautiful traditional French property in idyllic surroundings

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic weeks stay here and were warmly greeted by Gerard who had cooked us a bolognaise for our first night accompanied by some wine and cider. He was always on hand to help as was Laura the owner if we had any queries. The property is beautiful and very well equipped and well kept. There is a lot to do in the surrounding area both for children and adults and we will definitely be returning! Thank you for a brilliant stay

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Farmhouse. Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

On arriving Gerard and Honey were there to meet us. It was a little chilly and they had made sure the house was warm for us.

The house was great. Very traditionally French and very clean, with everything we needed. A great free standing bath that was used many times with the French Windows open looking outside into the garden area.

We spent a week there with our dog Ted who loved it. He was able to roam about the grounds and made a little doggie friend who belonged to Honey and Gerard.

Honey and Gerard were great hosts always making sure we had everything we needed and helped us arrange seeing the vet for Teds tapeworm tablets to return home. They even had us round for dinner one night that was cooked by Gerard.

This area is beautiful and there were so many things to see and do. Info is in the house of what there is.

Lovely relaxing holiday in this super house.

Lorraine, Steve and Ted

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We're very happy to know you enjoyed being here as much as we enjoyed having you stay. We hope you will return some day. Ted was an absolute delight!
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dogs 'n all (continued)

  • 5 of 5

There are plenty of decent restaurants in all the places already mentioned and we tended to use them for lunch and then bring back local produces for a light evening meal.

Overall, this property is just heaven and a relaxing place in the evenings to be after spending long days traipsing around the tourist sights.

Superbly run by Darren and Wendy who are both a credit to the industry and top notch hosts

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Living the French countryside dream - dogs 'n all

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at 1630 on our booking in day to be professionally and warmly greeted by Darren and Wendy the on-site managers, maintenance and go-to couple. Their warmth towards us and enthusiasm for the property and the job they do was very evident and got us off to a great start.

We had been allocated the Mill house section of the building which compromised of a fantastically large French country style kitchen, a dining room, a living room and a living room completing the ground floor.

Up on flight of the wide wooden staircase you enter a huge double bedroom with a 4 poster bed and en-suite bathroom with a separate roll top bath. Up one more flight of the wonderful wooden stair case is another large double room also with en-suite.

Being just the 2 of us along with our 2 black labrador dogs, we didn't do the property justice in regards with the use of it i.e. the living and dining rooms were not used at all in our 7 days there.

It is ideal for families or larger groups (there is an option to open up another double room attached to the first floor).

The grounds outside are secure giving those that have dogs or young children piece of mind. The grass area is of a good size (plenty of room for the dogs to run around) and well stocked with decent quality wooden furniture. Should you require a bit of privacy, the kitchen patio style back doors lead onto a more secluded area.

It was lovely to see the 10 or so chickens wandering around and they are lovingly cared for by Darren and Wendy and produce some great tasting eggs which we purchased. All money goes back into feeding and care of the birds.

On request a splash pool, BBQ and other items can be provided and to sit outside in the communal front area watching the glorious sunsets will remain in our memories.

Shopping day by day locally was simple with Carrefour and Intermarche supermarkets just a few miles away in the small town of Pontorson which also had a decent choice of Butchers, bakeries etc.

The vets were also located in Pontorson and it is worth getting their number to book an appointment if you are returning to the UK straight after your time at Le Moulin de Launay. English is spoken there and the cost for having the 2 dogs done for the pet passport scheme was just under 60 euros plus the cost of worming tablets ( we provided our own )

The location of the property means that most of the sights such as St Malo, Dinard, Dinan, Mont St Micheal, Foureges etc etc are no more than 30 mins.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jem & Lucille Thank you for your comments, they're very much appreciated. We really enjoyed having you stay here, along with your two lovely well behaved dogs and we always looked forward to our daily chats. Hopefully it won't be too long before you come back for another holiday. Kindest regards. Wendy & Darren
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  • 5 of 5

Maison spacieuse et très agréable à vivre avec beaucoup de cachet.

Nous avons été accueilli avec beaucoup de gentillesse, c'était parfait.

Nous reviendrons certainement dans cette location l été cette fois pour profiter du jardin.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Pleine Fougeres
Nearest Ferry
47 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Les Polders Crepe in Pleine Fougeres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
St Malo or Granville
Car: necessary


We are superbly situated for visiting both the beaches to the west, such as Granville and also the beaches to the east such as St Malo.

Both are about 40 minutes of driving along lovely coastal roads.

The coastline around Plage Verger (40 minutes away) has many different sandy coves to explore. A great day out.


There are several airports in Brittany serving destinations in Europe. TGV train services link the region with cities such as Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Lille in other regions of France. In addition there are ferry services that take passengers, vehicles and freight to the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the Channel Islands.


Vieux-Viel Village

Our quaint village is only a short stroll away along the pretty lanes that run through the rolling countryside. The village has a small bar. 20 minutes walk.

Trans La Foret

Great boulangerie and the beautiful Ville Cartier Forest with its lakeside restaurant, parcour, (climbing trees on wires) boating lake, pony rides and kid’s adventure playground. 40 minutes walk.

Further Details:


From casual pavement cafes to superb Michelin starred world class restaurants. For traditional Breton Fayre, try Sarrasin gallettes. and a mug of local cider. Jean Marc and Lawrence are the proud owners of our nearest restaurant which provides casual food in a casual atmosphere. A favourite restaurant with many of our visitors is La Cour Verte where you can watch as your choice of local meat is roasted on an open fire. Non-meat loving options are available too! For seafood lovers Cancale is a must. The pretty coastal town is dedicated to fabulous restaurants selling the very best seafood in the world.


Grab some culture and learn about the history of the area. The medieval museum in Dol de Bretagne has great displays.


St Malo aquarium is one of the best aquariums in Europe. You can sing in a yellow submarine and watch in awe as a shark swims over your head.


There are plenty around to visit and explore. Combourg is the most famous in the area and has a lovely lawns for picnicking. No visit to France is complete without a visit to one of the stunning chateaus.


Exploring Brittany by bicycle is just lovely. The speed of travel really suits the tranquil environment and gives you chance to see things that you could otherwise miss. No need to bring your own, we hire bikes.


Close by on the flat sands of Cherieux, you’ll find top class sand-yachting.

Whatever it is that you love doing on holiday, you’re pretty sure to find it nearby. . .

When you arrive you’ll be given a visitor’s pack with up to date information about the area and lots of ideas of what there is to do here. Whether it’s a reservation for a romantic dinner for two at a great restaurant or directions to the best out-of-the-way sandy coves, your nearby hosts will be happy to help.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Vieux-Viel, Ille-et-Vilaine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May Half Term
26 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Summer Holidays
14 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Autumn Half Term
27 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Please contact us as we can be flexible out of Peak season.

Minimum stay:
Please contact us as we can be flexible out of Peak season

Guests over the age of 13 years will be charged a small fee of £2.50 per person per week French Government Tourist Tax. This will be added onto your quote once we have details of who is in your party.

Well behaved dogs are welcome. We charge £20 per dog or £30 for two. This includes a small treat for your pet on your arrival.

There is a £20 charge if you require a cot or z-bed.

We really want you to relax and enjoy your time here at Le Moulin and work hard to maintain our very high standards of cleanliness. However, upon departure we do expect guests to leave the property clean and tidy and therefore take a deposit of £50 to cover any extra work that may need to be done at the end of your stay. This is also to cover any breakages made. This will be refunded back to you by Laura (owner of Le Moulin) once we have had a chance to check things over and are happy with everything.. We hope you understand.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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