Le Moulin Bodin is a former watermill nestling on the banks of the river Lay in the South Vendee countryside.
In a secluded setting at the end of a country lane, the detached guest cottage is an ideal romantic retreat for a couple, but can accommodate a small family . There is a private terrace with barbecue, swimming pool shared with the owners, rowing boats on the river, and five acres of grounds to enjoy, including a young arboretum with over 250 species of trees.
The property is rural but not remote, being only 2 miles from the small town of Mareuil sur Lay and 8 from Lucon which has a good range of shops and restaurants, as well as a very impressive Cathedral.
Both La Rochelle and the Puy du Fou are within an hour’s drive, and the beautiful, sandy Atlantic beaches are just half an hour away.
The guest cottage has recently been renovated in traditional style, retaining all its character with exposed oak beams and terracotta tiles throughout. Modern touches have been added, such as a fully functional fitted kitchen on one side of the main living area, and a wet room with open shower.
The 6m x 6m oak-beamed living room has a magnificent fireplace with wood burning stove, dining table for 6, sofa bed and armchair, as well as the fitted kitchen with gas hob, one and a half bowl sink, microwave and built-in dishwasher and fridge.
The master bedroom has a king size bed, and the second bedroom, with child size bunk beds, is located between the master bedroom and shower room and has a window overlooking the terrace; there is also a sofa bed in the living room.
The wet room has an open shower, wc and basin.
The view to the front looks over the mill race and weir towards the river and island; the living room back door gives on to a south west facing terrace with barbecue and garden furniture.
The bedroom has a window overlooking the river, and a farmhouse door with window facing across the drive to the owners' converted Mill House. There is also a large covered area housing bikes and table tennis.
Guests are welcome to use the 14mx7m swimming pool from May to September.