We stayed at Le Moulin de la Touche in July 2012 - the sunny week. There were 14 of us - 8 adults and 6 boys, mostly aged 11/12 staying in Mill and Bank cottages.
The site itself was all that we hoped for, having browsed every page of the website: the cottages were lovely if a little basic/rustic, the pool was better than expected, the football field was excellent, the games room a little less so perhaps, but still great to know it was there, and for the odd game of table-tennis. The lawn and river were just fabulous - really peaceful setting for adults, and at the same time a wonderful world to be explored for the kids.
Our hosts were welcoming and helpful, and their teenage sons played football with our group's younger boys really well, making the early evening football matches one of the many highlights.
On the slightly negative side, the village of Plouguenast has little going for it except for an excellent boulangerie (when it's open) and a supermarket which provides all you could need if you don't want to venture further afield. We didn't try the restaurants in the village, but found some excellent ones in nearby towns, in particular the Magic Cauldron in Moncontour.
The wider surrounding area has loads to offer, from a lake with various water-based activities, to medieval towns with fantastic character, architecture and restaurants, plus of course, numerous beaches to the north and south - though we only went north.
Most of our party spent much of the week on site, where the boys had a great time swimming in the pool, paddling and kayaking in the river, playing football, table-tennis, volley-ball, badminton, boules, darts and all sorts of made-up games (and boyish shenanigans) in the beautiful surroundings, while the adults relaxed in the sun and enjoyed the local food and drink.
All in all, we had a week to remember for a long time, and hope to return some time in the future.
Le Moulin de la Touche is a perfect place for family holidays: great for adults and children alike.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 6 Beautiful Riverside Properties .....Sleeping up to 4, 6, 7, 10, 14, & 20 people. These properties form part of a ten acre watermill estate located in the pretty village of Plouguenast ideally situated to explore both the coastal area and inland beauty of Brittany. A pretty trout fishing river runs though the estate which is situated in a valley of outstanding natural beauty which contains both parkland and forest areas. 25 minutes from the nearest coast. ... more less
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