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Beautiful watermill from the mill pond
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28 reviews
Beautiful watermill from the mill pond
Heated 5.5m above ground pool
Mill pond
Landscaped Gardens
Waterfall in front gardens
Mill pond
Lounge/Dining Room
Lounge/Dining Room
Lounge/Dining Room
Sun bathing area by the stream
Heated pool covered eating area.
Bread oven
Bread oven where you can make your own bread or Pizza !
River side bread oven BBQ area .
Front of water mill
Living/Dineing area
Living/dineing area
Fitted kitchen in the original mill race where you can see crayfish,trout & eels
Mill stones
Oak room with ensuite shower,WC.
Annexed Millers twin room with own private balcony.
Granary room with ensuite jacuzzi bath.
Granary room ! Four poster a single bed .
Ensuite jacuzzi bath
stream for paddling !
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Watermill -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Melle, Deux-Sevres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Nick P
Skipton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Beautiful property - friendly owners - perfect stay”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Stayed at the restored water mill in May and the weather was kind to us making the whole trip very enjoyable. The property is down a lovely leafy lane in its own grounds and very imposing. The family are really welcoming and knowledgable about the area and recommended some great days out. Isle De Re is an absolute must! Overall, the accommodation, location and holiday was first class - highly recommended!

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Liked best: The location and friendliness of the owners
Liked least: leaving!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Poitiers, France
Reviewed June 28, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

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Liked best: The quality and standard of the accommodation
Liked least: It rained one afternoon !
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Charlotte...
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A truly French experience”
Reviewed June 28, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We had a weeks holiday in this former water mill and it was just what we were looking for.
My husband and I have quite stressful jobs and we were looking for a get away from it all leisurely sejour and we found it the Deux Sevres region of Western France. It was a lovely setting and as a previous review states, a sympathetic restoration to the property which has left the heart and soul intact. The owners informed us that the property dates back several hundred years and we loved the old charm with a splash of the contemporary.
The large and private grounds ensure privacy.
We liked...
Lovely, typically French feel to the place.
The pretty village of Paizay le Tort
Silver mines at Melle
Restaurants and market in Melle

Thanks again, can we come back next year ?

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Liked best: Refreshing that a property is actually as described !
Travelling group: Young Children
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 24, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Die_Hexe...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Phenomenal! Not to be missed”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

This Gite is absolutely splendid! Everything you will need for a superb holiday is provided, and the facilities and location, together with the sympathetic restoration are second to none. We have had the BEST time here and will be sorry to leave.
Other reviewers have said much about what's to do around here, so I won't!

We will visit Melle tomorrow for the weekly market

I would love to come back here some time... One day.

Will Bob The Trout or his successor still splash behind me in the kitchen, though? Is the question!

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Liked best: Everything is wonderful.. Don't want to pick
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Teenagers
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mistajimb...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“WONDERFUL STAY IN A FAB LOCATION”
Reviewed December 18, 2012 for a stay in August 2011
3
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We were a family of 4 with 2 children aged 9 and 12 staying for a week.
The property is a former water mill that has been lovingly restored and is set amidst extensive gardens criss-crossed by small streams, one of which actually runs under the house. There was plenty of room for us inside and lots of play areas outside for the kids. There is also a pool to cool down in ! Barbecues are a must at evening time which is a very relaxing affair. The owner, Jason (who is English) and his family live next door and he is very obliging especially when explaining the local and regional places to visit. We were off almost every day and visited Niort, Venise Verte, La Rochelle, the Vendee coast and also had a day on Ile de Re. Melle, close by is a lovely town with all amenities and also has on old Silver mine to see.
Altogether a very rewarding stay in a lovely property, a hidden gem.

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Liked best: Apart from the property... THE WEATHER !
Liked least: A puncture on the Peage
Travelling group: Young Children
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 15, 2012 for a stay in September 2010

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Liked best: location
Liked least: it was all good
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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