The Moulin de la Viste is an olive mill built in 1776 and tastefully restored, with high beamed ceilings and a central patio with original mill features. It is airy, light, and cool in summer with thick stone walls and simple, comfortable furniture.
The fully fenced, terraced garden faces south with mature trees, bushes, and flowers as well as original mill troughs. There are no immediate neighbors so there is complete privacy in the garden and salt-water pool—great for skinny-dipping. A shady terrace by the front door is furnished for outdoor eating right above a babbling brook. There are two Weber charcoal grills.
The Mill is in a rural area outside an unspoiled village on a quiet lane amid olive trees and woods. To get there you drive along a narrow unpaved lane—if you meet a vehicle coming the other way, one of you has to back up to a spot where you can pull over to let the other pass!
The Moulin de la Viste is surrounded by wildlife. You might see wild boars, foxes, dormice, field mice, ducks, pheasants, rats, weasels, lizards, snakes, scorpions, bees, wasps, butterflies, etc. However, the fence prevents larger animals such as boars from entering the property itself. Mosquitoes are rare but there is a net that can be hung over the main bed if you wish to sleep with the patio doors open.
The Mill is over two hundred years old and was intentionally built along a river so that the water would power the millstones that extracted olive oil. Some of those stones can still be seen in the patio and on the terrace. Still, the house's location on a river bank means that it can get damp and will need to be aired out during prolonged rainy weather. Luckily, that is rarely an issue during the summer months, but we can't guarantee perfect weather.
PLEASE NOTE: RENTALS ARE ONLY FROM SUNDAY TO SUNDAY.