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Moulin85 - A Beautiful 19th Century Windmill

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
5 nights minimum
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An Ideal Setting For a Romantic Honeymoon or Special Occasion. OUTSTANDING SPRING / SUMMER LOCATION OR COZY WINTER GET-AWAY The Moulin is set, just outside a small village. The only noise comes from the Church bells that chime hourly.The sound of sheep and a couple of cows in the surrounding fields really emphasises the tranquility of the area. St Cyr des Gats has a Cafe / Bar, Restaurant, Boulangerie, Post Office, Church and Hairdressers. A small Supermarket (Spar), Cash point, Butchers, Chemist and Patisserie can be found in La Calliere, 6 kms away. Situated within an hour of La Rochelle, you can sample the renowned fresh fish and seafood in the many restaurants located by the beach front. The nearest town to the Moulin is Fontenay Le Comte, the ancient capital of the Vendee, with it'...An Ideal Setting For a Romantic Honeymoon or Special Occasion. OUTSTANDING SPRING / SUMMER LOCATION OR COZY WINTER GET-AWAY The Moulin is set, just outside a small village. The only noise comes from the Church bells that chime hourly.The sound of sheep and a couple of cows in the surrounding fields really emphasises the tranquility of the area. St Cyr des Gats has a Cafe / Bar, Restaurant, Boulangerie, Post Office, Church and Hairdressers. A small Supermarket (Spar), Cash point, Butchers, Chemist and Patisserie can be found in La Calliere, 6 kms away. Situated within an hour of La Rochelle, you can sample the renowned fresh fish and seafood in the many restaurants located by the beach front. The nearest town to the Moulin is Fontenay Le Comte, the ancient capital of the Vendee, with it's weekend market. Spend your hard earned cash in the delightful shops and boutiques.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Sally H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
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Reviewed 20 July 2019

This little windmill has been a wonderful experience to stay in! We would never of thought our weeks holiday would give us the opportunity to unwind in such a tranquil location. The windmill (moulin) it just beautiful its industrial past scars the building interior leaving...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank jameslY9011PG
Reviewed 4 January 2019

We really enjoyed our stay at the windmill. It was clean and tidy when we arrived and the owner left us a bottle of wine which was a nice touch. The village was very quiet but we hired a car to explore the countryside, where...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Andrew P
sallywindmill85, VR Owner at Moulin85 - A Beautiful 19th Century Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I so glad that you enjoyed your stay. With best wishes... Sally

Reviewed 4 January 2019

This is the second time we have stayed at the windmill.Absolutley stunning. Tucked away in the French countryside yet close enough from every activity. To be honest I could just spend my time at the property and go nowhere else. Ideal for any time of...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Brunty72
sallywindmill85, VR Owner at Moulin85 - A Beautiful 19th Century Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

John and Tracey, thanks for another glowing review.... hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Fantastic peace and quiet. The perfect get away for two. The windmill is far enough away from towns to ensure tranquility but within reach of some beautiful villages with great restaurants and cafes. Nice job Sally

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank martynse
sallywindmill85, VR Owner at Moulin85 - A Beautiful 19th Century Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit again in the future.

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Everything was just as promised. The owner was easy to contact, quick to respond, and as helpful as possible. The accommodation was in the middle of the countryside, and was so peaceful. The view of the stars was astounding. It was about 12km to good...More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank MansfieldGraham
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

We were so happy and pleased to of been able to stay in a lovely windmill, I had booked it as a surprise weeks holiday for my husbands 70th birthday and it was perfect, going into the windmill was so special and nice and different,...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank Joanne I
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

What a treat! The windmill is in the middle of nowhere. The only traffic noise is from birds, bees and a few local farm animals. The mill itself is excellently appointed with everything you might need (except maybe a lift) we were totally relaxed and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank martynse
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We had a lovely stay at Moulin 85 - its an incredible building that has been thoughtfully converted - a very special place to stay. We loved the peaceful setting - the only sounds we heard were the bees buzzing in the meadow, the occasional...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank Emma L
Sally H, VR Owner at Moulin85 - A Beautiful 19th Century Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 5 January 2017

Well equipped accommodation, lovely outside space with barbecue, beautiful surroundings with opportunities for walking and cycling. A truly relaxing holiday in the unusual setting of a wonderful restored windmill

Date of stay: May 2016
1  Thank jilliandempsey
Sally H, VR Owner at Moulin85 - A Beautiful 19th Century Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Thanks very much for you kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 29 December 2016

Well what can i say? An absolutely fantastic property, in a stunning location. We turned up late afternoon and was blown away by the beautiful property we found before us, very very peaceful too. once inside we found it to be perfectly decorated, but keeping...More

Date of stay: October 2016
1  Thank benmordey
Sally H, VR Owner at Moulin85 - A Beautiful 19th Century Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. The Windmill would be delighted to see you both again soon. All the very best... Sally

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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About the neighbourhood
A short drive will take you to the medieval village of Vouvant, (designated one of the prettiest in France) and Mervant Forest with it's walks, cycle tracks, large leisure lake and various other attractions. A visit to the medieval adventure park Puy du Fou is recommended, even without children, it is quite spectacular! Booking is required in advance.
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A car is a must and you car hire one from any of the airports.
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