Times Online August 12, 2009 as one of 31 most unusual holiday homes in Europe
... 'Sit outside to watch the sunset as your nostrils fill with the aroma of mint and lavender'. .... Historically interesting 13th century stone windmills. Charmingly renovated, open-plan, providing a fabulous holiday home for 4 people in each mill.
Luxurious, heated swimming pool April till Oct. ! Near air temperature! Private grass tennis court, not Wimbledon of course. English TV. 2 football goals on tennis court. Barbecue available.
10 acre domain of glorious countryside, on a hill, private, yet at the edge of a small village in Aude, magnificent views. Beautiful sunsets with our Camargue horse outlined against the horizon. Our vineyard is part of the grounds. Dates 13th century, the first windmills in the South of France
Our pets, little dogs, cats, parrots, horse and chickens.
Fantastic walking and in beautiful unspoilt nature.
YouTube video http://youtu.be/edmoijYDVW0 and http://youtu.be/Wf4V2rfBnLU
Around the Mills: The ancient miller's house, where we live, is near the mills. Our ten acres of 'garigue' surrounding the mills has wild thyme, rosemary, mint and lavender among many other plants growing wild and has supposedly medicinal properties. It certainly emits a gorgeous perfume. We have our own little vineyard.
Video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/Couscouillette#p/a/u/1/edmoijYDVW0 and
We have dogs, cats, chickens (fresh eggs), a horse, and parrots. So, though we adore animals you will not be able to bring yours. Our little dogs, Fifi and puppy William, both Coton de Tulears, adore visitors and will welcome you to our grounds. For more photos of 'La Couscouillette' as our country estate is called, and stories about our animals please click http://www.la-couscouillette.com. Golf at 25 minutes from the mills at Carcassonne nearby the famous Cite Medieval
Village Activities: The friendly, wine producing village provides walks, excursions and village open air dances and (occasionally) meals in the summer. The small supermarket has a Wifi Hotspot outiside, there's a baker, butcher, post office and pharmacy. Our horses are not suitable for riding but horses can be rented locally.
Guest Book: June 18th -July 1st 2005 Sloping Roof Mill. Such a beautiful area + beautiful location for a home. We have enjoyed the views and the village life and also the riches that the locality has to offer:wine, food, scenery, Agde, castles, history, weather...(+cake!). We will never forget William a Fifi and William. We much enjoyed our nightly BBQ - as did Plato - in fact he got quite sulky when we didn't have one! Most of all we'll remember your warm hospitality and friendship - Kirstin & Jam
Sightseeing, Historical, Gastronomic: Gastronomic delights in the region are numerous. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the luxury of world famous French Cuisine at very reasonable prices.
Fantastic sightseeing: for instance the famous Medieval Walled City of Carcassonne is reached in 25 minutes. There are beautful abbeys nearby and of course the Cathar Castles, from the early Middle Ages, are worth a visit. In fact, the mill itself dates from the Cathar period (1266) and is probably the first windmill in the South of France.
Drive through beautiful countryside to the Dinosaur museum at Esperaza. It's at an hour's drive from here and it will take you back 70 million years.