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“A rather special place”
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Beautiful watermill from the mill pond
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Beautiful watermill from the mill pond
Heated 5.5m above ground pool
Mill pond
Landscaped Gardens
Waterfall in front gardens
Mill pond
Lounge/Dining Room
Lounge/Dining Room
Lounge/Dining Room
Sun bathing area by the stream
Heated pool covered eating area.
Bread oven
Bread oven where you can make your own bread or Pizza !
River side bread oven BBQ area .
Front of water mill
Living/Dineing area
Living/dineing area
Fitted kitchen in the original mill race where you can see crayfish,trout & eels
Mill stones
Oak room with ensuite shower,WC.
Annexed Millers twin room with own private balcony.
Granary room with ensuite jacuzzi bath.
Granary room ! Four poster a single bed .
Ensuite jacuzzi bath
stream for paddling !
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Watermill -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Melle, Deux-Sevres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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alan m
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A rather special place”
Reviewed 11 December 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We have stayed in a number of gites in France over the years, but the Moulin De La Combe surpassed anywhere we had stopped before. The grounds are a mixture of rockery and vegetable patches to the front (which is far more picturesque than I have managed to make it sound). To the side of the property is a rambling area of trees and grass, with a stream in which you can paddle or race walnut-shell boats. It is idyllic.

The swimming pool is in an enclosed area, and is just big enough to cool off in and splash around. Next to that are the terraced areas where we spent much of the day relaxing, or playing table tennis.

Inside, the mill workings dominate the lounge area. The lounge itself stays cool during the heat of the day, which is handy. The kitchen is a wonderful quirk of the property - all the usual facilities are arranged in a narrow passage, which shares the space with the mill race - water running through your kitchen is not, generally speaking, something you would look for(!) but in the mill it makes for a remarkable feature. The presence of a trout ready to eat pieces of bread just adds to it really.

Upstairs the bedrooms are neatly furnished, and use the mill's features to good effect, and the bathrooms are nicely fitted out too.

In all, we arrived exhausted after a busy year, and left relaxed and chilled, which tells me it is a great place. There is enough in the local areas to go and visit, and a range of supermarkets not too far away.

The owners are friendly and genuinely discrete, though always happy to help as required.

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Liked best: The whole ambiance
Liked least: Nothing really, though the kitchen does have a step in that some may find awkward
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rod C
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Location to get away from it all”
Reviewed 11 December 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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This is one of the best French Holidays we have had , The Mill and its grounds are superb and the location is perfect for exploring the French countryside.
Many activites to keep everyone happy including cycling,walking and fishing in one of the many streams or in the mill the pond itself or even indoor fishing in the kitchen as the mill race goes right under the property.
lots of local places of interest including a silver mine and numerous country parks ,zoos and chateaux to vist aswell as some great local markets.
If you want a lovely french holiday and stay somewhere different we highly reommend the Le Moulin De La Combe.

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Liked best: The grounds and the General Location
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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