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Le Moulin De La Planche - Water Mill

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Courgent - Chateau / Country side House

Mill, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

In this green scenery, at the doors of Paris, hides the 'Mill' of the 17th century, only disturbed by the noise of nature, such as singing birds or burbling river.

Located in the countryside next to Paris, on the way to Normandy, this place has a unique charm, Stephen Frears shot some of his scenes of his latest movie 'Chéri', where all critics embraced the stunning beauties of the settings.

This property is nearby France’s most cultural and historical sites, castles with their museum in the middle of parks: Versailles, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Rambouillet...

Also, two steps away you can visit Monet's charming house at Giverny in with its water-lily garden. For your children you can visit the Zoological gardens of Thoiry with its animals walking freely or the Pisciculture de Villette for fishing activity.

The parents can enjoy a 2 x 18 holes Golf course of Vaucouleurs at Civry-La-Forêt at 5Km.

Possibilities up to 12 people, space 'sweet home' with lounge, dining-room, kitchen and 7 bedrooms with character, including a 'bridal chamber'.

Pricing conditions:

- Week 3000 € + deposit

- Month 7000€ + deposit

*deposit 500€

Keywords: Next to Paris, 17th Century Water Mill, Nature, Birds, Burbling river, Unique charm, movie 'Chéri', Historical site, publicity campaign, movie set, fashion set, television broadcasting, weddings, fictions

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 September, 2016

About Kate

French dynamic woman, in my mid 60s, having travelled a lot in the world for personal and professional reasons, i acquired this property after having fallen in love with the area and the charm of the region.

Why Kate chose Yvelines

“It's my life, I love this place”.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

I love this place because the Mill is surrounded by stunning nature that allows every person to escape from daily stress and reconnect with nature. Close to Paris and not far from the most important monuments of France (Castles – Versailles, St Germain en Laye, Rambouillet...), Visitors have the pleasure not only relaxing but visiting Historical spots where the greatest Kings of France chose to stay. The area has a wide choice of fantastic restaurants that are present in the famous “Michelin” guide. All friends and family have always shared with me their impressions and have come to the same statement that the Mill is a magical place that has no other place alike, which makes it a unique experience that i invite you to live.


based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Le Moulin De La Planche - Water Mill
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Magical place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Moulin de la Planche! We were personally welcomed and had a frige full of drinks, wine, and cheeses. We were tired after our long journey, so having fresh baguettes, sauce and pasta available was wonderful. We loved the town of Septeuil, and went almost every day for fresh croissants and bread. The Carrefour had everything we needed to cook lovely meals. The train station was only 15 minutes away, making our trips into Paris easy. The location was also great for driving to Versailles, Giverny, and the Normandy coast.

We loved sitting at the table on the terrace. On the first night it was chilly, so we made a fire in the giant fireplace. We had plenty of wood provided.

The setting was beautiful, and the house was like a fairytale chateau. We would highly recommend staying here to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A stunning property in an excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

The house is old and comes with all the quaint features you would expect. The owners are wonderful and couldn't be more helpful. We took our 87 year old grandma and she coped well with the steps and cobbles. Our children thought the house was magical with all the hidden nooks. The location is convenient for Paris and many other sights. The local town was within walking distance and the locals were all very friendly. The patisserie was amazing! We had a wonderful family break here and would absolutely love to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A month in France

  • 5 of 5

I'm not sure where to start... I rented the Moulin de la Planche for the month of June this year. It was an absolute dream. The pictures, while great, do not come close to expressing the sheer beauty and scale of the Mill. As each of my friends arrived, one by one jaws dropped and they were transported into a French movie - far away from day to day lives and the bustle of getting through Paris traffic.

The location near Septeuil was perfect. A walking path leads to the town and after a short fifteen minute walk we were at the local boulangerie-patisserie each morning to pick up fresh croissants and traditional baguettes. Septeuil is not a tourist destination, and we loved the opportunity to meet the local shopkeepers and feel like a part of the community for a month. The location is also only a fifteen to twenty minute drive to Mantes La Jolie where we jumped on the fast train (33 min) to Paris. We spent many days in Paris, returning in the afternoon to pick up fresh produce for dinner. Though, even with Paris so close - it was at times difficult to leave the Mill and it's serene beauty. It was always a challenge trying to decide where to set up for lunch and dinner: at the wonderful long teak dining table, the outside patio, alongside the river or so many other incredible places with views of the Mill or water.

The Moulin de la Planche really does transport you away and into another world, I can't recommend it highly enough, or thank the owner enough for her incredible hospitality and warmth. Amazing, amazing, amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historical, enjoyable & magical

  • 5 of 5

An ideal setting for a familial experience in the French countryside with the uniqueness of the proximity of Paris, Versailles, Euro Disney & the Chateaux region. The home was exceptionally suited & ideally furnished for a large family with plenty of room to wander but yet warm, friendly & comfortable. The views from every window of the house, from the forest surrounding or the river that practically ran through it, was truly magical. And the town of Septeuil & nearby towns were so warm & accommodating. They made us feel at home. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Airport Roissy Charles De Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Golf de la VauCouleurs
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Mantes la Jolie Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Palace of Versailles 40 km

Giverny (Monet's house and garden) 35 km

Zoo (Thoiry) 10 km

2 adult bikes


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Courgent, Yvelines

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning services £133
Refundable Damage Deposit £445

We are pleased to offer 100€ per week utilities allowance (water, gas, electricity) IMPORTANT : ( cleaning fees are not included)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Courgent in Ile-de-France (Paris region)

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 m²
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • All Bath Tubs have a shower attached
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Full furinished baby room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis

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