If you want to stop overnight near some of the best Loire Chateaux, you just cannot do better than le Moulin de Pasnel.in Monteaux. Stephanie is the ideal hostess, helpful, chatty just in the right way, and the moulin is a beautiful old place (house and grounds) The rooms are very comfortable, the bathroom arrangements excellent.The breakfast - out of this world, every morning a new treat, and the home-made jams left us speechless with wonder. The pictures do not lie, and they do not even show the parking surrounded by a glorious border of summer flowers. Compared to some places we have stayed in over the years, it is totally reasonable, and among the very best. Stephanie will book dinner for you in one of the many really good (and not pricey compared to England) restaurants very near the Moulin. She even housed overnight the contents of my cooler bag! We very much hope to go back. Her police officer husband was on holiday when we were there - he is very nice and helpful too, to guests as well as to Stephanie - a lovely couple.In a word, highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of the Loire valley, classified in the UNESCO world heritage, in Loir-et-Cher and near the border of Indre et Loire, between Chaumont-sur-Loire and Amboise, the mill is a good base from which to visit the main historic sites of the region, in particular le Clos Luce where Leonardo came to live, and nearby the chateau of Amboise (he is buried in the chapel) , the International Festival of gardens of Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chenonceaux, Blois, Chambord, Cheverny, Tours The grounds, which cover 5 acres crossed by streams lined with majestic weeping willows are the ideal place to relax. The exceptional location of the water mill, restored in the 16th century, offers you unusual surroundings, complete with the soothing gentle noise of water and big green spaces. The house is a little fairy-taleish, with its half-moon windows, and all the different water features that surround it. In the 50s, when the house was the summer residence of Prince Rainier of Monaco's "chambellan", he and Princess Grace came to stay on several occasions. It is not a manor house, but it has the same authenticity; it is built in the local white tuffeau, and has kept its old floor-tiles throughout. The rooms are large , furnished in the manner of guest rooms in any French bourgeois house, the beds are really big and comfortable, and the plumbing is impeccable. The comfort of our guests has been our priority. There is a small lounge where the guests can make tea or coffee and relax at the end of a sight-seeing day. Of course, when the weather is good - it often is - sitting outside is a pleasant alternative! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Au Moulin De Pasnel France/Monteaux