We are just back from our annual sibling holiday - four couples, ages ranging from 57 to 73. The mill was ideal, set in the heart of the forest where the Autumn colours were magnificent and the forest floor thick with fungi. One of the group is an expert on fungi, and led several foraging expeditions which produced edible additions to our meals.
The accommodation was as described, though with five bedrooms on one floor (we only used four of them) a larger group could find the single bathroom and separate toilet on that floor a bit restrictive. There was another bathroom with toilet, and a separate toilet, on the ground floor.
Outside there was the gentle background noise of the waterwheel and fountain, though the description "river" for the stream flowing through the property was a bit of an exaggeration.
Of course, being in the heart of the forest, you really need a car, but there are several excellent restaurants and shops within a few kilometres.
The owner had the wonderful stove lit when we arrived, and we kept it going from the large woodpile all the week we were there, so the house was very warm.
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We stayed in Le Saint Moulin last July. We rented the house with another family, so our company consisted of 4 adults, 4 adolescents and 1 ight year old boy. We all had a wonderful time. The owners, Hélène and Francis, are very friendly and helpful. They only stay in their part of the house in their holidays, so you have the whole valley just for yourselves! It is amazing to have so much space and beauty around you. We went for walks and biking trips, but also stayed in and around the house a lot, just to enjoy the feeling of being part of some noble family: it really feels like living in some grand estate.The only thing that was missing to fit this picture, was a bunch of servants ;-) This place is probably also perfect for Christmas holidays. Or autumn, or early spring. Oh well, it's just great. If you get the change: go here!
In June 2015 we stayed at the Mill, and for our group of extended family with kids, it was perfect. The Mill is both spacious and cozy, with beautiful views and great natural lighting, clean, comfortable, and fully furnished. The main living space easily accommodated our group of 10 in the kitchen and for dinners at the large dining table, and offered nooks for those who wanted some quiet space to read or to view a movie via wi fi or the DVD player. The bedrooms are well laid out and permitted our three families to choose the most congenial sleeping arrangements.
The outside space was also wonderful. The little vale that hosts the Mill provided almost complete solitude. The kids wandered the large meadow searching for slugs and hoping for a second sighting of the fox kit, while we threw open the doors and windows and enjoyed the bird song as we sat on the patio. There is one hazard the kids need warning off, but outside of that -- with no traffic and few passersby -- we let the kids roam freely, a welcome break from our often-confining travels.
Francis, the proprietor, was helpful and kind, a pleasure to interact with. As always, your mileage may vary, but for our group the Mill was wonderful and I would unreservedly recommend it to a friend.