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Moulin de la Belle Gascon

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,498 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

This beautiful mill, perfectly restored (former boutique hotel) is placed on a beautiful river in a pretty village of Albret, in Gascony) 3 km from the Gers and Landes.

It has a very large kitchen, equipped with a beautiful cooking Lacanche piano, a very large living room with a large fireplace and a pool table.

The first floor has 6 rooms with their own bathroom and their own toilets.

A private island hosts a large pool surrounded by a bamboo hedge.

As out of touch, this island is a haven of peace and serenity.

4 hours of cleaning per week are provided as well as pool maintenance (included in the rental price.

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Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Poudenas in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3498 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Of the 6 rooms, one is a suite with 1 bed in the lounge
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Moulin de la Belle Gascon
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Outstanding: Au Moulin de la Belle Gasconne

  • 5 of 5

Our home for our stay was this centuries-old water mill located in the tiny village of Poudenas in the Lot-et-Garonne départment. The host at this former Michélin-starred restaurant is the groundbreaking woman chef, now retired, Mme Marie-Claude Gracia-Rey. This gracious and generous "Belle Gasconne" turned the Moulin over to us and it truly felt like home (if your home had a professional kitchen and walk-in refrigerator!). My amateur chef husband was in heaven, even more so when Marie-Claude arrived with gifts like her freshly-made baguette, rice pudding, the abundance of her organic vegetable garden and her recommendations for local markets and restaurants.

The house is situated in the village that surrounds the beautiful Chateau de Poudenas. Although photographs show little change since it was a working mill, the bathrooms are modern and there is ample hot water and water pressure. Six good sized bedrooms have crisp cotton sheets and down pillows. One room has a small adjoining sitting room, perfect for our guests with a small baby. A rustic back porch overlooks the river, where we took most of our meals, although a sunny front patio was popular for breakfast and aperitifs.

The pool is located within a lush walled garden and has an outdoor shower and lots of loungers. An outdoor kitchen with a sink and fridge has a barbecue and a plancha grill.

While there are no grocery shops within the village, the nearest town Mézin (4 km) has several boulangeries and butchers, plus a twice-weekly market that includes an excellent fishmonger on Thursdays. There is a large supermarket in nearby Lavardac (10 km). Marie-Claude's son, Jean-Claude, makes excellent pizza at his restaurant across the street from the Moulin, while his sister Marie-Christine has a café next door where you can have a coffee or a glass of wine and catch up on the local gossip. On Wednesdays and Fridays a small kiosk opens by the river serving rotisserie chicken and salads that can be eaten at picnic tables nearby.

Besides eating and cooking, we took long walks on the many paths across the area, picking blackberries as we went. There is a kayak at the house for a gentle journey along the river Gélise. 

For two stressed out New Yorkers and our extended families this was exactly the getaway that we needed. I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable house with amazing hosts

  • 5 of 5

My parents and I stayed at the moulin for 3 unforgettable nights. The old moulin has been meticulously updated with all modern amenities and is very comfortable. Amazing views from the windows, sound of the river below coming through bedroom windows, the cleanest and most refreshing swimming pool we have ever seen (cleaned daily!) and a true chef's kitchen. The owner, Marie Claude, was a Michelin-starred chef and not only she was a generous and welcoming host, she left home-made jams and other goodies for us to enjoy.

They were very responsive to all our inquiries before booking the place and were always there when we needed anything. As a bonus her son runs a delicious pizza cafe just across the street so we were very well taken care of. Cannot recommend enough.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup chère Kathia pour votre si gentille appréciation qui nous va droit au coeur ;ce fut un bonheur pour nous de contribuer à vous rendre heureux durant votre séjour au moulin dont vous avez su apprécier le charme authentique; nous avons eu la joie de pouvoir communiquer avec vos parents et vous , nous ne vous oublierons pas , Marie Claude et Christian
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a tranquil paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Moulin de la Belle Gascon is a tranquil paradise where we spent a wonderful 2 weeks. Marie-Claude and Christian are the perfect hosts with their attention to detail and consideration to all visitors. The accomodation has plenty of space and bathrooms and has everything one could wish for. The pool is fabulous and the island surprisingly big and well kept. We enjoyed many a game of cricket - both English and French versions! The kitchen was once used by Marie-Claude for the restaurant and you hope that some of her brilliance will rub off on you. The village of Poudenas is so beautiful and like from days gone by where life is much slower. There are plenty of lovely walks nearby in the varied countryside of waterways, forests and fields.

Merci beaucoup Marie-Claude et J'espere je vais revenir bientot.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre appréciation qui nous montre combien vous avez su apprécier le confort et le charme de notre demeure ; c'était un grand plaisir de vous voir tous profiter du moulin , du parc et de la piscine , sans oublier votre oncle pêchant au moins dix poissons par jour dans la riviere ! nous ne vous oublions pas ainsi que votre charmante famille; bien amicalement, Marie Claude, Christian et leur famille
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Excellent séjour au moulin ! Beaucoup de charme

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné au moulin du vendredi au lundi! Le moulin a beaucoup de charme, chaque chambre a sa salle de bain en suite, la cuisine est une cuisine de professionnelle très bien équipée et la salle de séjour a une vue splendide! Cote jardin, grand espace avec au bout le havre de paix: la piscine, BBQ pour un déjeuner au bord de la piscine!

Cote accueil, au top! Mes parents (les 1ers sur place) ont été très bien reçus!

Je recommande pour un séjour détente au cœur de la Gascogne! Déconnexion totale

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: merci pour votre si gentille appréciation sur notre maison " le moulin de la Belle Gasconne " ; nous avons eu grand plaisir à dialoguer avec plusieurs membres de votre famille ( en particulier de billard avec votre père ) ; nous sommes heureux d'avoir contribué au bien être de votre si jolie famille, et vous disons "à une autre fois " peut être , Marie Claude et Christian
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Très bon séjour

  • 5 of 5

Très beau gîte, tant à l'extérieur qu'à l'intérieur. Accueil très chaleureux. A recommander

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: MERCI pour votre gentille appréciation concernant notre moulin et notre accueil ; vos amis et vous , par votre gaité ,votre amabilité et respect des belles choses nous avez donné encore plus envie de vous entourer d'attentions ;merci pour tout, amicalement , Marie Claude, Christian ,le moulin de la Belle Gasconne
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Très belle maison

  • 5 of 5

Très spacieuse, confortable, grande cuisine d'un ancien restaurant, même un billard, un grand terrain, une belle piscine et le charme d'un vieux moulin...

Un excellent séjour aussi grâce au très bel accueil de Marie Claude.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre gentille appréciation Thomas, merci à tous pour votre gentillesse et votre joie de vivre ; c'était un plaisir et notre récompense de vous voir heureux tous ensemble au moulin , amicalement , Marie Claude
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Nearest Airport
46 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
barbaste 18 trous
Car: necessary

At the heart of Gascony, Poudenas (3 km from the Gers) is the country of good food and good living.

Regional cuisine (foie gras, duck breast, confit etc.)

Regional wines (Buzet, Brulhois ribs)

And of course excellent Armagnac ....


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Poudenas, Aquitaine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Pleine saison 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Inter-saison automne 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £444.57

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