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Holiday vacation in france with a private pool, gite france vacation

(FMS) Moulin Serein

Sleeps
7 (+2)
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Pets
No
Property ID
FMS
Changeover Day
Saturday
€496 to €1795
Water mill set in a picturesque tranquil valley by a small river. 2 detached self contained cottages rented as a whole. Private 11m x 5m Pool. Boules court. Fishing. Wi-Fi. Beautiful valley, purpose made & sign posted country walks. Cafe bar 2km. Near Poitiers / Limoges, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, south west France. Short breaks welcome. Short drive to visitor attractions. 75km to Futuroscope theme park.
€496 to €1795
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  • Private Pool 11m x 5m
  • Tranquil setting
  • Free WiFi
  • BBQ
  • French / EnglishTV
  • DVD player
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Boules Court
  • Cot & high chair
  • Fishing
  • Tennis 8km
  • Walking routes
  • Bar 2 miles
  • Private drive / parking
  • Shops / restaurants 8km

Three bedrooms over two self contained French holiday gites and a private swimming pool situated in its own rural valley by a river. Near Poitiers / Limoges, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, south west France.

These holiday gites are nestled in a beautiful quiet valley alongside a small shallow river the whole complex of Moulin Serein is rented as one to ensure privacy and tranquillity for our guests.

This wonderful holiday property offers two secluded cottages, a one bedroom and a two bedroom, both with their own kitchen, living and outside space – perfect for a group of friends or a family.

The cottages were built in 1730 during the Renaissance and were owned by a community of monks. There were originally three buildings, one where the wheat was milled (working with a wheel), the mill and then a further building where the flour was stored and baked in the bread oven. The mill and the oven supplied the surrounding area in flour and bread. With the appearance of flour mills, the mill and oven were decommissioned in 1929. The hospitable owners have renovated two of the four buildings, two of the barns are not used as they have not been converted.

Fancy a cooling paddle? the river is quite shallow, it generally has a run on it which mosquitoes do not like.
You can fish in the river and has trout in it, the mill pond is deep and has a mixture of fish including carp. Please provide your own fishing equipment.

This is a great area for walking as there are sign posted walks that run from the property and can take you as far as 35km – although much shorter walks are possible.  Moulin Serein is an ideal place to escape every day life, relax and enjoy the tranquility and freedom of the property, it’s facilities and the beautiful surrounding countryside and nature.

Cafe bar at Thollet 1.3 miles, 2.1km.

Shops, cafe / bar and restaurant are found in the local town of La Trimouille, located about 8 km from the cottages, there is also a small supermarket, bakery, pharmacy and public tennis courts.
A selection of larger supermarkets are located at Montmorillon which is approximately 25 mins drive.

The small hamlet of Thollet is just 2 miles by road or approximately 1 mile to walk, there is a church and a small and very French local bar.

Each property is set on a hillside with many steps and slopes so unfortunately they are not suitable for those with limited mobility.  Please see our photographs for further details.

All facilities are for your own private use, you rent both cottages, should you wish to hire just the one cottage we can offer a small reduction in price and the other cottage will remain closed.

Le Moulin (2 bedroom cottage)

73m2 Le Moulin comfortably sleeps 5 and also has a z-bed in the lounge which can be utilised to accommodate an extra child (small additional cost of €50 per booking). There is a pretty terrace and seating area outside the front door with views over the river.

Bedrooms and bathrooms (Upper floor)
There are 2 pretty bedrooms with pine floors and characterful beams. A shower room with hand basin, wc and electric heated towel rail.

Double bedroom with a double bed (140cm x 200cm), wardrobe, bedside tables and dressing table.

Triple room with 3 single beds (2 measure 90cm x 200cm, 1 measures 90cm x 190cm), bedside tables and small desk, this room also has it’s own exterior entrance. A large chest of drawers is located on the landing outside for clothes storage and there is further storage available in the shower room.

Bathroom (Ground floor)
There is a good sized family bathroom on the ground floor which has a bath with shower over, wc, wash basin and electric heated towel rail. Further facilities include an ironing board, iron & hairdryer.

Lounge
This room has a lovely view down to the river. 2 sofas and additional seating.  The dining table comfortably seats 6. French and English TV, DVD player and free Wi-Fi.

Kitchen
Fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, electric oven and hob, extractor fan and a small breakfast table with chairs.

Le Four (1 bedroom cottage)

48m2 Le Four comfortably sleeps 2 +1 with a sofa bed in the lounge (extra guest, small additional cost of €50 per booking). There is a pretty terrace and seating area outside the front door and down the steps.

Bedroom & bathroom (Upper floor)
Romantic double bedroom (double bed 140cm x 200cm) with wardrobe which has hanging space and shelving.  En-suite shower room with good size shower cubicle, wash basin and wc and further storage space.

Living area/kitchen
The open plan living room features the original bread oven and has views down to the river.  There is a kitchenette with sink, dishwasher, table top oven/grill, induction hob and extractor fan, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee maker, washing machine and fridge freezer.  There is a sofa (converts to a sofa bed), French and English TV, DVD player and free Wi-Fi. The circular dining table, situated in front of the bread oven which is now a lovely feature, comfortably seats 4.

Further facilities include an ironing board, iron & hairdryer.

Cleaning/towels/linen:
Bed linen and bath towels are included in the price, Please supply your own pool towels.

Children/baby facilities:
Cot and high chair available on request.

Outside / Gardens
The cottages are set next to a mill pond and a small shallow river, there are two seating areas here for quiet reading or there is plenty of grassed areas for games. You can fish in the river, the mill pond is deep and has a mixture of fish including carp. The river is quite shallow and has trout in it.

A path leads up from the cottages to the boules court, over a little wooden bridge to the wonderful pool area. The private 11m x 5m pool is between 1.2m and 1.8m deep, surrounded by a large grassed area which also has a badminton net and a table tennis table, there is a seating area and changing rooms.

The pool can be easily covered with a hard cover for security or to keep the water temperature higher if you wish.

Travel
Airports

  • Limoges 45 miles, 73 km
  • Poitiers 52 miles, 84 km
  • Tours 95 miles, 151 km
  • Bergerac 137 miles, 221 km
  • Nantes 160 miles, 260 km
  • Bordeaux 165 miles, 265 km
  • Paris 227 miles, 366 km
  • La Rochelle 140 miles, 224 km
  • Please check with your airline of choice for other destination airports

Car
Approximate driving distances from north French ferry ports:
Calais 400 miles
Caen 250 miles

Use of car essential. Car hire quote with the best price guarantee, click here.

Changeover day: Saturday

We are happy to consider alternative days outside of peak season.


Reservation Information

No booking fee.

A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.

A refundable security bond of £500 is payable with the balance which is returned within 7 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.

Please view information about credit card and debit card charges.

Arrival from: 4pm
Departure by: 10am

Included in the price:

Bed linen and bath towels are provided and are included in the price.

Availability is live and always up to date

Villages and towns

The small Hamlet of Thollet is just 2 miles by road or approximately 1 miles to walk, there is a church and a small and very French local bar.

Shops, cafe / bar and restaurant are found in the local town of La Trimouille, located about 8 km from the cottages, there is also a small supermarket, bakery, pharmacy and public tennis courts.

A selection of larger supermarkets are located at Montmorillon which is approximately 25 mins drive.

Saint Savin – 20 miles away : Classed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and called the “Roman Sixtine” the Saint Savin abbey is decorated with wonderful fresco paintings of the 11th and 12th century.

Saint Benoit du sault – 16 miles away: A medieval village, known as one of the most beautiful villages of France.

Angles sur l’Anglin – 30 mins away : Also classed among the most beautiful villages of France with ruins of a fortress of the 11th century.

Amusement and nature parks
– Futuroscope – 75km www.futuroscope.com
Futuroscope, or Parc du Futuroscope is a French theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques. It has several 3D cinemas and a few 4D cinemas along with other attractions and shows, some of which are the only examples in the world.

– Brenne Nature Reserve – 28 miles www.parc-naturel-brenne.fr
– Vally of the Monkeys – 55 miles www.la-vallee-des-singes.fr
– Planet of the crocodiles www.planete-crocodiles.com

Nautical activities
www.basepleinair-eguzon.com
The center of Lathus offers the possibility to test many sports with or without lessons, renting of sailboards, pedalos, catamaran, canoes, and kayaks. You can also do other sports : climbing, speleology, mountain bikes, hiking, orienteering.

Eguzon : Relax on one of the local beach lakes (35km) Nautical base of Eguzon

The heritage of the Vienne
The region offers many activities to discover this place with its prestigious past: Explore the beauty of the Vienne region with its cathedrals and abbeys, relax on one of the local beach lakes or sit back and take in the scenery.

The department of the Vienne
www.tourisme-vienne.com
The Vienne is the second touristic rural department behind the Dordogne.
It offers a big diversity of attractions: amusement park (Futuroscope), zoo parks (Vallée des singes, Géants du Ciel, île aux Serpents), sporting activities and lots of prestigious and historical places to discover and explore.

The property was only rented a for a few weeks during 2018 due to 2 family weddings held at the property.

A lovely tranquil spot and the mill has everything we needed. We’ve enjoyed the local walks hugely, we live in the mountains so the flatter ground was a pleasure.
It’s a perfect location to visit friends so i’m sure we’ll come back!
Thank you

Ian & Karina. September 2018

Thank you for your hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay. Loved the peace and quiet and our lovely walks.
Best wishes

Cat & Ned. June 2018

We enjoyed exploring the area which was new to us in France. Although he weather was not too kind to us, we were very comfortable in your gite.
Thank you

Moira & Jim. May 2018

Peaceful, tranquil and well maintained
★ ★ ★ ★ 
Lovely tranquil and peaceful setting. The two properties are very close together and have full facilities in each one. The river area is very picturesque and there are a number of easy to follow walks in the area, or you can turn them into ‘runs’ as we did! The owners are very pleasant, keep to themselves, but are close by if needed. We went to Montmorillon for our main shop, the Leclerc is huge and also has a separate wine ‘cave’ store with higher end products. Local produce at the market there on Thursday. The pool, and all the grounds are well maintained. Plenty to do for our teenage children, including some tough competition on the Boules court. I expected mosquitos, being by the water, but didn’t see any at all, so that was a big bonus! We stayed in for family dinner / eating outside and BBQ every night, with both a gas and charcoal BBQ on hand. Great peaceful location, good properties at a fair price, would happily recommend it.

John B. July 2017.

Holiday in France 
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The property was fantastic and in a great location with tranquil, wide open spaces. The children loved the freedom of being able to ramble through the French country-side and fish in the nearby rivers. The swimming pool was a very welcome feature as temperatures hit 38C during our stay. For food lovers, the local restaurants and bars are not that good and are few and far between, but this did not detract from a great holiday. The wildlife and night sky are both worth looking out for.
The owners live nearby to the Gite and are very friendly but discreet ensuring their guests have a good, uninterrupted holiday. We would recommend this Gite for all that it offers for a family holiday.

Caroline A. August 2016

Water mill set in a picturesque tranquil valley by a small river. Private pool
Fantastic cottage in beautiful setting 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Setting is superb. It is a wildlife paradise.Very rural which is what we wanted. Wi-Fi was very useful for keeping in touch with home. Owner is very helpful. I ended up in hospital for 3 days and she was ready with support for my husband. The landline was invaluable as mobile signal not good. Found out that the French hospital system is excellent. Most doctors spoke English and at the end of the stay they made no charge. Just relaxed in the sun for the remaining part of my holiday which helped recharge my batteries. Would have no hesitation in returning to the property. A credit to Pascale and Bernard. P.S A fan in the bedroom would be welcome.

Christine D. July 2016

We came here for the 2nd time, it’s  beautiful!
This year we were with friends.
There are many facilities like a swimming pool and a pingpong. Sometimes people come to the creek and we make fun all together.
The last few days the weather was not as good as before, but we still had fun.
Maybe we’ll come back next year for 2 weeks, 1 week is too short.
The house itself is beautiful, some things have changed this year like the bathroom.
So if things needs to be replaced, they will do it.
It’s really FANTASTIC!
Hopefully until next year.

Helena v B. August 2015

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house in a lovely setting.
I loved the river and the pool we went there nearly every day.
I recommend that you go to the Vallee des Singes, crocodile farm and serpents.
We went fishing, we would sometimes see a kingfisher.

Bryony-Mae. August 2015

The house is very pretty and river is fantastic. I’ve caught some fish and we saw loads of frogs. The pool was very warm.
Thank you very much

Scarlett. August 2015

The house is very pretty and my favourite was crocodile farm also I like the monkeys. The pool was really warm and we went in the river with daddy. I LOVE FRANCE!

Hamish. August 2015

This is a beautiful place, we had a fantastic time! The swimming pool was very good and water warm. The ping pong table was lovely having lots of championships. The river is very good, lots of animals, frogs, heron, sparrows etc….
The badminton was great! Thank you very much x  Merci beacoup!
Thanks for the chocolate ice cream. We had a perfect holiday. I love France.

Katerina, Sasha, Tanya and Alex. July 2015

We had a lovely time here, the pool was warm and nice to play. The boys had a lovely time fishing and caught lots of fish.
Mark & Rick
The girls had a nice time swimming in the swimming pool.
Thank you for letting us stay.

Mummy (Sam), Gina, Jessica. July 2015

We had a lovely relaxing time, weather perfect, your little cottage is lovely. Hope to return soon next year.
Thank you for everything

Ann, Steve. June 2015

Beautiful setting, typical French gite with all traditional features. An excellent pool and very helpful friendly owners.

July 2014

Belle propriété, très bien entretenue, grande piscine un régal par beau temps. Gite très propre, bien équipé. Les propriétaires sont présents et serviables tout en étant très discrets.

July 2014
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