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Renovated Old Mill in 3 Acres of Gardens on Village Edge

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 12

Moulin Niras is a 17th century olive oil mill which has recently been sympathetically renovated and extended using local stone, terracotta and wood. It has been featured in the UK's Daily Mail newspaper and Country Life magazine. Built on a gentle hillside, the old part of the house is on one level, with the new part on two floors. Five bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, accommodate ten guests in comfort plus an additional two children; each bedroom overlooks the gardens surrounding the house. Wireless internet access is available throughout the house and pool area. The large, deep swimming pool is surrounded by a stone terrace furnished with chairs and loungers, and a large teak dining table comfortably seating twelve. Beside the pool is a Turkish-style sofra - a roofed outdoor sitting area with a central chimney-piece. Ideal for shady daytime relaxing, the sofra is also a cozy place with a log fire for cool evenings.

A large gas barbecue is next to the sofra and close to the second kitchen for convenient poolside cooking. The gardens include a boules court, olive trees, herb and rose gardens, mature trees and meadowland.

French double doors lead from the terrace and garden into the very large grand salon, which has a high vaulted, beamed ceiling. This room was originally the main part of the old mill, and many original features have been retained including a millstone, several gears and the great wooden waterwheel. Large cream sofas surround a central stone fireplace. A wide-screen TV with satellite channels, a DVD/CD player and a Bose stereo provide entertainment. The dining area at the end of the room has a solid oak dining table and an antique dresser. Double French doors lead onto a terrace with an external table and chairs under the trees. Next to the dining area, the spacious and well-equipped kitchen features hand-crafted wooden cabinets and a flagstone floor.

The high tech appliances include a professional La Canche six-burner/two-oven stove, a large American-style fridge/freezer, a dishwasher and a microwave. Another set of French doors lead onto the dining terrace.

On the ground floor next to the swimming pool is a second kitchen and a shower room, both with cool stone floors. The kitchen has a fridge/freezer, a microwave, a washing machine/dryer, a sink and plenty of food preparation and storage cabinets, and is ideally situated to serve the poolside dining table.

In addition to the main rooms and housed in the cave (cellar) is a games room with activities incluidng foosball (baby foot/table football) and flat-screen TV and DVD player.

Bedroom one and its en-suite bathroom are in the old part of the house. The bedroom's stone walls and terracotta floor have been carefully restored; hand-crafted oak cupboards and an antique armoire provide storage. Double French doors lead out to the rose and herb garden terrace.

The bathroom features an oversized stone-tiled shower and stone flooring.

There are two more double bedrooms overlooking the pool, both with en-suite bathrooms. One has a queen-size bed and a loft above with two single beds, where two children can sleep. Double French doors lead onto a terrace overlooking the pool. The bright white-tiled en-suite bathroom has a roomy shower and traditional terracotta floors. The third bedroom has a high wooden-beamed ceiling, an en-suite shower room and a private terrace. The fourth and fifth double bedrooms lie off the grand salon, one on the ground floor and one upstairs. Each of the bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom. One has a queen-size double bed and one has a pair of twin beds, and both are furnished with antique wardrobes and chests, and feature wooden-beamed ceilings and terracotta floors.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I've been meaning to write you a note to say thanks – the house was stunning and we had a wonderful time – went to the beach at Frejus a few times and everything was super convenient. It really is a lovely place.
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Callas in Var

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fireplaces (Indoor & Outdoors), Second Kitchen By Pool, 2 Microwaves, 2 Dishwashers, 2 Refrigerators, Linens & Bath/Pool Towels Provided, Wireless Internet Access, 6 Hours of Cleaning Per Week Included


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Renovated Old Mill in 3 Acres of Gardens on Village Edge
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Stunning Property in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

10 of us stayed at Moulin Niras for my other half's surprise birthday,what a fantastic venue this was. An old watermill that has been carefully renovated and turned into a beautiful luxury holiday home. The outside seating area with fire was very welcome and proved to be a real plus for our celebration. The large secure gardens proved a real hit with the two small children and the boules court a great attraction for the adults. Callas is approx 1 mile away and is a lovely quaint old village with friendly locals. The small square houses a small supermarket, boulangerie and wine shop (cave) which proved useful when running short of supplies. Clare (the owner) was extremely helpful in her communication prior, during and after the holiday and i can thoroughly recommend this accommodation for families and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Private Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the villa was wonderful. Although, out of the way, it lent itself as a private oasis for us to have our reunion. The house was very clean and the grounds are spectacular. Our favouite feature was the outdoor living room. We had beautiful fires in the evening where we discussed what adventures we had had during that day and plan for the next day. We wouldn’t hesitate to rent it again or refer it to anyone.

We were 5 couples and found there was ample room for everyone with privacy. We all appreciated that there was an ensuite with each bedroom. It made it a lot easier to get out and sight see together.

There is a charming olive mill around the corner, which we all bought tons of things from and a 10 minute walk to the center of Callas. Callas is a lovely village where the residents were very accommodating and welcoming. It was so wonderful to walk up to the patisserie, for a croissant and coffee shop, in the morning, and sit with the towns people in the square. Great start to the day.

If your idea is to visit the countryside and visit quaint nearby villages, this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Montreal guests We are delighted you had a good stay at Moulin Niras - your 'paradise oasis'. We've had other guests who have also appreciated returning to the house's peace and tranquility after a day at the beach (Ste. Maxime 30 mins away) or sight-seeing in Aix-en-Provence or Cannes (each under an hour away). We are very glad you enjoyed this too.
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Le paradis !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un incroyable week-end entre amis au Moulin Niras ! La maison est tout simplement incroyable, très fonctionnelle, très belle, au calme, avec tout ce qu'il faut pour passer un séjour parfait ! Et en plus, Amandine, la manageuse chargée de nous accueillir est une personne très agréable et très sympathique.

En bref, que du bonheur, merci infiniment !

Thank you so much Clare, it was so perfect, your house is amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Solenne for your kind words. We're delighted you all had such a good time. We hope you come back again soon. You were all lovely guests. Translating your comments below: We had an incredible weekend amongst friends at Moulin Niras! The house is simply incredible, very practical, very beautiful, peaceful, with everything you need for a perfect stay! Furthermore, Amandine, the house manager who welcomed us is very kind and accommodating. In short, many thanks for the happy stay.
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One Hour to Nice Airport, Half Hour to Beaches. The house is set amid three acres of secluded gardens. Beyond, vineyards and protected woods create a peaceful and private setting, but the house is only a ten-minute walk from the centre of the village of Callas.

Other Activities: Boating, Miniature Golf, Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Rates include all cleaning, bedlinen, bath towels, pool towels, firewood, and utilities (reasonable).
Stays are usually for three nights or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.