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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Cravans, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“I wish we could have stayed longer. Brilliant Gite”
Reviewed November 1, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Beautiful and quiet location. All you could hear was the birds, the wind through the trees and the sound of the stream. So relaxing when breakfasting on coffee and croissants on the patio We saw deer, hoopoe, woodpeckers, various hunting birds and numerous smaller birds in the garden,. The farmer had recently ploughed the fields and they had heron on them feeding.
The gite is really well kitted out and has everything you need (and more). The garden is spacious and enclosed hence all the wildlife. The pool is a wonderful feature and nice to see it is solar heated. We also had access to various Chateau's, restaurants in the nearby towns and villages. In hind sight I will we had booked longer

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Liked best: The beautiful quiet location
Liked least: No downsides to the property. It exceeded our needs
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 2, 2015
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay out of the main holiday season, and experienced the delights of the moulin's wildlife. We very much hope you will return, perhaps for a longer next time.
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Jim T
Guernsey, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“It doesn't get any better than this”
Reviewed January 3, 2015 for a stay in September 2014

We all hope and pray that our choice of accommodation, booked on the strength of a few photographs and enticing narrative, will prove to be worthwhile. I can tell you that, in this instance, our expectations were exceeded.

The property is in a delightful and private setting, in the heart of the Charente countryside, and yet only a few minutes drive away to a supermarket. The house was very clean and contained everything that most people would require. The extensive gardens and delightful pool were very well maintained, and it was a delight to return "home" every afternoon for a relaxing swim, to be followed by the three local ducks circling the house and fields before finding their resting place at the pond across the lane.

We will be returning this year to further explore this wonderful area of France, and to soak in the delights of Le Moulin de Beaumont.

Highly recommended - unless, of course, you are looking to book the property at the same time as us - in which case, please ignore everything I have said.

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Management Response
Jan 5, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your holiday; we're sure it will help others in deciding if the moulin is suitable for them too. Thank you for being great guests and we very much look forward to welcoming you back this year to discover more of the Charente Maritime.
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sarahlee7...
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“Beautiful house, fantastic location, lovely owners”
Reviewed September 11, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Thank you so much for a lovely stay in your beautiful house. The house and garden on arrival was very clean and tidy and a real delight to arrive at. There was a food basket on the table which was a
lovely suprise. It has all been so well thought out. We had a lovely holiday and created many happy memories, thank you to sian and richard for making us feel so welcome. Would definately recomend a break at the moulin come summer or winter.

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Management Response
Sep 16, 2014
Many thanks for posting such a kind review. We are so pleased to hear the moulin lived up to your expectations and the whole family enjoyed themselves. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Andrew M
Burnley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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“Perfect Holiday”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We've spent the last two weeks of July staying at Le Moulin and enjoyed a perfect family holiday. The location of Le Moulin is excellent - remote enough to be tranquil but within easy reach of local amenities, towns and places of interest.

The house is very well equipped and furnished with plenty of home touches and items which make your stay that little bit easier. The grounds (they are too big to call them a garden!) are fantastic and we enjoyed a post BBQ wander every evening. There is a lovely pool area and having a heated pool was a real bonus even though we enjoyed excellent weather.

Le Moulin offers all the ingredients for a perfect holiday.

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Liked best: The location
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Aug 12, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your holiday at the moulin. It was a pleasure to have you and your family to stay and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Naomi D
Fleet, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic house in a beautiful setting with great facilities.”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 for a stay in September 2013

We stayed for ten days with our one year old. The house is well equipped and great with a small child with stairgates, cot and high chair in place. We loved just relaxing in the garden and by the pool. The zoo is excellent and we enjoyed lots of long walks along the coast.

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Liked best: the house itself - lovely
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 6, 2014
Thank you so much for your feedback. It is good to hear the moulin suited you all and we very much hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Ann C
Cobham, United Kingdom
1 review
“A truly special house in quiet peaceful France free from the trappings of everyday life.”
Reviewed October 20, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

We so enjoyed our one week. We had not been to France for some time and Moulin de Beaumont was welcoming, so clean, great swimming pool and beautiful garden. Real space to relax. The boulangerie in Cravans is not to be missed, we walked, or cycled, every day to make our choice of patisserie and of course French bread, croissants, etc for the day, all stunning. The local supermarket stocked the most gorgeous of produce in true French style and what a treat to cook it in the kitchen and surroundings of Beaumont. The market on Fridays at Gemozac a special treat. Lots of places to go and see, Cognac, Saintes, La Rochelle, the glorious Grande Cote coast, but we wanted to relax and this we did in abundance. Recommendation without hesitation.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 26, 2012
We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, managing to soak up some of the local, peaceful atmosphere and making full use of the moulin, its pool and garden out of the main summer season. We hope to welcome you back in the future and thank you for taking time to post a review.
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Matt M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fantastic Experience in a wonderful setting.”
Reviewed September 5, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We would highly recommend this lovely house which has fantastic gardens and views.

Pool was great and we spent lots of lazy days around it as this location has very hot weather into the 40's on a regular basis, Pool fridge was handy too.

The house was great for kids too, as well as the pool, the garden was massive with lots to do and explore, at night the children had DVD's and there own play area with the upstairs lounge. Wifi was also very useful for the kids and researching the area.

The area itself it not too far from a beach about 20-25 mins but our kids seemed to enjoy the pool more to be honest. We had several trips to Royan which was very vibrant at night and a great place to visit.

The Zoo at Palmyre was an absolute must visit as well but would advise a cooler day if possible and combine with a trip to the beach on the way home as the beaches around that area were very good.
Also Saint Georges de Didonne was a good place to visit and beach.

All in all we had one of the best holiday's we've had for a long time and would highly recommend the Chez Moulin de Beaumont.

I would also like to say the whole transaction from start to finish was brilliant, when we asked questions we got instant answers and advice,and whilst on the holiday we were greeted and looked after very well too.

Thanks again.

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Liked best: The Pool and Gardens
Liked least: Nothing.....
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 29, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review; it is much appreciated. We are so pleased you all made the most of the moulin and its surrounding area have to offer. Thank you for being great guests and we hope to welcome you back one day.
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