Le Moulin is a superbly converted flour mill, modernised with luxurious fixtures and fittings and set in a quarter acre of land.
Built some time in the 1800s, the estate of Le Moulin de la Quentiniere was originally owned by the Montecot family who still have property in the area. Briefly occupied during the second world war, flour production ceased and the main working mill, le minoterie de la quentiniere, fell derelict and was only used to house animals and poultry.
Fast forward over 50 years or so and the Kipping Family are now the proud, happy owners.
We started the refurbishment of le minoterie, renamed by us to 'Le Moulin' about 18 months after buying it. All the family members were called upon - including both dads and even an uncle - along with a number of artisans and friends to breath life into Le Moulin. Floorboards were ripped out, walls stripped, the old staircase ripped out amidst lots of shovelling of sand and cement and huge amounts of plastering and rendering of walls. The roof was repaired and, in places, completely relaid. Weekends were spent driving to and from the UK and months and months of graft later, we are now the proud, if tired, owners of this spectacular rental property, Le Moulin.
Le Moulin has around 9,500 sq ft of living space with each 5 of its spacious bedrooms measuring 400 sq ft!! (Imagine the average hotel suite and times by 3!) A lot of the comments I get from guests usually start with "the photos don't do it justice". Each of these gorgeous suites is furnished with a contemporary kingsize 'zip and link' bed (which means we are able to offer either a kingsize bed or separate single beds in each room). All the beds have superior mattresses for our guests' comfort and the rooms feature classic decorative touches. The suite is completed with a cosy sitting room with double sofa, flatscreen TV with both freeview and satellite, each with DVD player, with access to both English, French and foreign language television and radio channels.
Our guests can make use of the stocked hospitality trays with complimentary tea, coffee and cookies.
Each suite is complemented by a large stylish bathroom with deep soaking tub, separate shower unit, handwash basins and under floor heating. Guests are supplied with fluffy bath sheets, hand towels and complimentary luxury bathroom toiletries.
Experience the comfort of home whilst staying in one of our stylish suites, decorated with carefully selected artworks and furnishings.
The TV room on the ground floor has a 50-inch flatscreen - great for get togethers for the whole group - DVD player and a selection of games and books for both adults and children. There are two comfortable armchairs and occasional table tucked away next to a snug sofa and double sofabed.
We provide a cot and highchair for a younger guest.
Complimentary WIFI is provided throughout.
The ground floor has a fully fitted kitchen - hob and oven, Rayburn, industrial size microwave, fridge - all crockery and cutlery is provided for our guests - cookware and ovenware, kitchen utensils and linen, kettle, coffee machine and coffee grinder, chopping boards, toaster.
The kitchen sits next to a large dining area that has sideboards with additional crockery and glassware, three 8-seater tables with dining chairs and a highchair for a younger guest. Leading outside from the dining area is a lovely decked area with patio table and chairs for guests to enjoy watching the sun set after a cosy evening meal...
The first floor houses a huge salon which can be used as a cinema/conference/meeting room. At the end of the salon is a private games room with table tennis table, pool table and table football. There are even two cosy bucket chairs and a table with reading lamp to sit and keep score as the pool game gets underway...
As previously mentioned, the second property on the site is La Petite Maison - property number 8933428 - take a look
The fully equipped Leisure Complex is located across the courtyard, fronted by a picturesque patio area with seating.
The Leisure Complex is available for the use of all guests - children should be supervised at all times and especially when in the pool area - and has a generous 13m heated indoor pool, bubbling, heated jacuzzi, changing rooms and lockers for our guests' use, along with showers and separate male/female WCs and handwash basin, gymnasium equipped with smith rack, treadmill, stationary bike, rowing machine and power plate. Leading upstairs to the games room with table tennis, snooker, pool tables and the gaming zone complete with Xbox and Wii consoles.
We have a supply of Xbox, Wii games and DVDs - we are happy to have these available for guests - please feel free to ask when booking.
Le Moulin has a large utility room with large American washing machine and tumble drier, clothes airers and laundry baskets.
There are irons, ironing boards and hair dryers in the property.
Le Moulin benefits from being located at the end of a large courtyard with secure entry via private gates.
The large main garden is approximately one third of an acre in size and the ample sized courtyard can hold approx 25+ cars.
There is a patio area in front of the property where guests are invited to make use of the available tables and chairs. We also provide each property with a barbecue for guest use.
On confirmation of your reservation, all guests are provided with a detailed Welcome Pack with information about their accommodation and some of the local pursuits they may choose to explore as well as local restaurants, opening times of supermarkets, etc.
All bookings include bedding, towels, all kitchen utensils and linens.
We have recently acquired a nespresso machine for guests' use. Please enquire on booking.
We also supply our guests with a complimentary Welcome Basket with bottled water, milk, butter, tea and coffee, sugar, juice, salt and pepper, herbs and when guests' advise us of a special occasion - birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations - we like to provide a bottle of bubbly for the adults and cookies for the younger guests :)