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Renovated 400-year-old Watermill in Large Mature Gardens, 10 min walk to Village

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

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.

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More Details

Clare Courtney
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 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
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6), Baby Cribs (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • 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 400-year-old Watermill in Large Mature Gardens, 10 min walk to Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A Private Oasis

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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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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nice or Marseilles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St Endreol
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Southern Alpes
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Ste Maxime
Car: recommended

Swimming (in private pool and the sea)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Callas, Var

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,285.74

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.
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