Moulin Niras is a 17th century olive oil mill. Sympathetically renovated and extended. Featured in the UK's Daily Mail and Country Life magazine. Holiday choice for TV and president's chefs, Hollywood producers, business owners.
House set in three acres of secluded mature gardens. Surrounding vineyards and woods give peaceful and private setting, yet only ten-minute walk to medieval village of Callas. Five double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom, plus sleeping loft for two children; each bedroom overlooks gardens and/or pool and has outside sitting space. Fast wireless internet in house and by pool.
The large, deep swimming pool, surrounded by flagstone terrace with chairs, loungers, gas barbecue, and large teak dining table. Roofed outdoor sitting area with open fireplace next to pool, for shady daytime relaxing or fireside conversation in cool evenings (firewood provided). Poolside second kitchen has two extra fridges, sink, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Gardens have boules court, olive trees, herb and rose gardens, mature trees and meadowland.
French double doors from terrace and garden lead into very large grand salon, with high vaulted ceiling - the main part of the old mill with original features including millstone and wooden waterwheel. Seating area has large cream sofas beside central stone fireplace, wide-screen satellite TV, DVD/CD player, and Bose stereo. The dining area has oak dining table for 12 and antique dresser. Spacious well-equipped kitchen features hand-crafted wooden cabinets and a flagstone floor. High tech appliances include professional La Canche six-burner/two-oven stove, large American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Another set of French doors lead onto pool-side dining terrace.
The cave (cellar) is games room with foosball (baby foot/table football), boardgames, flat-screen TV, and DVD player.
One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom has old stone walls and terra-cotta floor, carefully restored; hand-crafted oak cupboards, and antique armoire. Double French doors lead out to rose and herb garden and terrace. Bathroom has oversized stone-tiled shower and flagstone flooring.
Two more double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms overlook the pool. One has queen-size bed and loft above with two single beds for children, plus French doors onto terrace overlooking the pool. The bright bathroom has roomy shower and traditional terracotta floors. The other bedroom has a high wooden-beamed ceiling and private terrace. The fourth and fifth double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms lie off the grand salon, one on the ground floor with twin singles and one upstairs with queen sized bed. Both are furnished with antique wardrobes and chests, and feature wooden-beamed ceilings and terra-cotta floors.