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Le Moulin du Chemin

Le Moulin Du Chemin, 79240 Scille France
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Walking, cycling and relaxing holidays in a calm rural setting. Lovely accommodation and friendly hospitality. Easy to follow walking and cycling routes in quiet, unspoiled French countryside.
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Elizabeth S wrote a review Sep 2019
65 contributions25 helpful votes
We have just returned from a very special week staying at Le Moulin. Peter and Carolynn understand hospitality implicitly. Whilst the trip is all inclusive, their generosity overflows (rather like the red wine during our evening meals) Their attention to detail in every area revealed a love of people, hosting and serving to ensure a stress free holiday. From the detailed maps and instructions for our chosen activity, Excellently maintained and comfortable touring bikes, taxi transfer to and from the station, to a replenished hospitality tray every day, bed made and bathroom refreshed and a wonderful home cooked meal every night, freshly bought bread and croissants for breakfast, homemade jams and yoghurts, a packed lunch to keep us going (food and wine were an important part especially as I didn’t have to think about it!) gorgeous heated pool, no traffic noise, clear skies and excellent conversation we cannot rate this place highly enough . Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
pogglesgrandma wrote a review Jul 2019
Brighton, Australia128 contributions76 helpful votes
We stayed here in June, the walks that Peter has devised are really good, you can choose the short or the longer ones. Neither are too taxing. Food prepared by Carolynn is superb, all French cooking and Peter supplied a different wine from the region each night. We had a great room, on the ground floor was the bathroom and sitting area, up on a mezanine floor was our huge bed. There was a pool for after walks which was well used. One couple like cycling and were all over the district on their hired bikes with maps provided. One highlight would have to be the Wednesday picnic, where er all walked separately at our own pace to a destination by the lake where a picnic lunch was set up ready. Certainly can recommend to anyone that likes walking, and even if you don't yu could still enjoy being looked after by the most thoughtful hosts.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Peter W wrote a review Sep 2018
Solihull, United Kingdom23 contributions6 helpful votes
This is a week of being hosted by Peter and Carolyn in a very quiet and relaxing location. You can ask for little that is not already provided, whether its the different wines to be tasted or the amply stocked free vend drinks fridge available 24/6 if you wish. Whether you are walking or cycling all food is provided and the evening dinner gives a great focus with excellent food at the end of every day. Peter and Carolyn have been doing this for 20 + years and it shows, whether that be food location or the rooms at Le Moulin. If you are taking the cycling option do take note of the countryside as its continually rolling, not flat like cycling holidays associated with places like the Loire or river following rides. The bikes available are appropriate for the local roads but not the lightest, something to bare in mind when the first thing you do in the morning is climb out of the valley laden with provisions to the last the day. Roads are however very quiet (this was September) with one day counting being passed by just six cars, a compensation for all the climbing.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are quiet. There is no TVs provided, a good positive thing and you will not miss it.
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Ricky Y wrote a review Sep 2018
Hong Kong, China6,829 contributions335 helpful votes
I picked up this place from a UK website and was initially attracted because it was supposed to be a good birding location. After my arrival, long flight from Asia to Paris, 3 hours train service to Niort and another 45 minutes drive by taxi to the destination, I was thrown into my best holiday in six years. The most impressive was the owners and hosts of the lodge Peter and Carolynn. Peter impressed me ever since I got in contact with him for the booking. He was the most responsive and guided me with utmost patience along the way through emails and I felt I knew him well already before my arrival. He turned out to be a great caring character and indeed a local wine connoisseur sourcing all kinds of nice wine for unlimited enjoyment of his guests. Carolynn was super friendly and she really took care of the lodge well and her cooking skill was superb feeding us through out the day with a lot of home cooking including home made yogurt every morning. My room happens to be right at the entrance and just across the heated pool. It was a surprise since the sleeping area was a loft with a narrow staircase leading upstairs to a comfortable bed that overlook the living area down under. Bathroom was downstairs with nice hot shower. The only drawback was if you are more senior, getting to the bathroom in the middle of the night could be a challenge. Once you enter the room, you would see a thick menu with full description of the lodge, history and myths, places of attraction, bird lists in the area etc and then suggestions for your week's (guests stay 7 days and 6 nights) activities including short and long walking or cycling trails with minute directional details making sure you won't miss a turn and get safely back to the lodge at the end of the day. Credit I was told goes to Peter who have done thorough research over the years. I tried one walking trail and was impressed how detailed and accurate the directions were. Morning breakfast was always a treat with cereals and milk, fresh bread and all kinds of home made jam and honey and plenty of fruits to choose from. By the time one finishes breakfast a lunch pack is already quietly hanging at the back of one's chair with a baguette sandwich and then all the fruit, snacks and drink you would care to bring along as usually everybody head their own way either hiking, cycling, birding (like myself) or just lazing around reading a book. Everybody met again at 7pm for aperitifs at the open area outside the main house seeping the local wine chosen by Peter and recapping what happened during the day. Dinner was usually served at 7:30 with a part time helper Della serving the dishes while Carolynn did all the cooking by herself. Carolynn's dishes were superb and she planned her whole week menu well in advance. Each meal included appetizer, main course, dessert and cheese board with tea and coffee served to round off the meal. And of course wine was pouring non stop again during the two hour dinner before everybody retired for the day. Worthy to note is there is a laundry room where one can wash and dry one's clothes and there is a cooler there always filled up with soft drinks, beers and acholic beverages for guests' all day consumption. Maxwell the son happens to be around when we were there and he even share a few guitar recitals with us one night. For birds, I must say that there were not that many as I expected as I was told later that in fact May and June would be the ideal months for birders. I still manage to see quite a few though and indeed within 50 meters from the lodge, there were berry trees frequented by black caps from 7-9am in the morning and other birds also could be sighted including woodpeckers, jays, black birds, tits, tree creepers etc. If you are lucky to have a clear night, go up hill from the lodge around 3am and enjoy the milk way and shooting stars which I did the second night when I was there. I was also lucky that during my stay, Peter, Carolynn and Maxwell took us out to see the eclipse of the moon which happens once every 15 years. It was such a wonderful holiday that when I was on the way to the train station on departure day, I was already planning when I will come back to this heaven in the west of France. Thanks to Peter and Carolynn and I look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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JohnSnel wrote a review Sep 2017
Esher, United Kingdom216 contributions105 helpful votes
We have just returned from a splendid 6 day holiday with a group of 10 friends who call themselves the Cyclopedios A giveaway since we are all cyclists and walkers and what a splendid week it was. there is no doubt that Carolynn and Peter have over the years crafted a near perfect package and although it is not cheap , value for money it is. No one could have spent so much time and effort in setting up a special cycle routes for every day or planning such a huge variety of very detailed walks through the local countryside and insuring that the guests are catered for their every need But even if we had not known one another the care and attention which are our hosts put in to making sure that everyone is happy and well fed and is in full possession of every possible piece of information which they might need is impressive. The meals from the most satisfying breakfast, fulsome packed lunch & ending with an evening of entertaining good food and wine, & plenty of it, would be hard to improve upon . The accommodation is varied and in most cases not overly generous in size for our group the rooms were not the highlight of the holiday, It would also have been nice to be able to relax in a communal lounge but if the weather is hot and sunny then the outside swimming pool and terrace is the best alternative SO. if you fancy a varied walking or, hard cycling holiday with good bikes supplied as an extra , in a rural setting with great hospitality then Le Moulin du Chemin could be for you , as they say , book early to avoid disappointment
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Moulin du Chemin
Which popular attractions are close to Le Moulin du Chemin?
Nearby attractions include Eglise Abbatiale Notre-Dame De L'Absie (3.4 miles) and Église Saint-Paul (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Moulin du Chemin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Le Moulin du Chemin?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Moulin du Chemin?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Le Moulin du Chemin?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Petite Noisette, O Bistrot, and A La Bonne Vie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Le Moulin du Chemin?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Le Moulin du Chemin?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Église Saint-blaise (9.2 miles), Église Saint-Étienne (8.3 miles), and Église Saint-Maurice (8.7 miles).