About This Listing
A gorgeous country location set in woodlands with large gardens, a pool and country walks right in the middle of the sunflower growing region of Languedoc Roussillon and only 10 minutes from the nearest town of Castelnaudary with all its amenities.
A tranquil setting that was three hundred years in the making, no passing traffic, only the wildlife and stars, via a crystal clear sky, for company. Ideal for a party of eight 4 double bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities. All on one level, so no steps for toddlers, or the more mature. This is a ‘one-apartment’ establishment; just the owners, and your own self-contained spacious accommodation with a great pool for your exclusive use during the summer months. You can walk in our woods, visit the local villages; lap up the tranquillity, do everything, or do nothing, the choice is yours.
We think our previous guests can tell you more about our apartment than we ever could:
"We have had such a wonderful time again! We love this place! The house has everything anyone would ever want! We all love the pool - so refreshing in the heat. Fantastic weather. Thank you so much for your generous and genuine hospitality and welcome. We'll be back" .
In summary, the accommodation comprises of a sitting room (with UK TV), 4 bedrooms, 2 of which are en suite with showers, a further family bathroom and a well equipped kitchen. Laundry facilities include an automatic washing machine, ironing board and iron. WIFI is available for Internet connection and the kitchen is fully equipped including a dishwasher.
There are also large gardens in which to roam and a lovely swimming pool (closed from October to April) with patio area where you can relax. The alfresco eating area is at the entrance to the apartment and is a great place to barbecue and relax in the evenings.
Le Moulin sits just outside the little village of Issel which is about halfway between Castelnaudary and Revel and has easy access to the Mediterranean coast and the Pyrenean mountain range. Revel and Castelnaudary are about 15 minutes and 10 minutes’ drive away respectively and provide access to local amenities including restaurants, bars, shops and banks.
The region is famous for “les Chateaux du pays Cathar” with local castles, towns and villages dating back over 800 years. Historic towns such as Revel, Mirepoix, Foix, Fanjeaux, Limoux and Castres can all be reached within 30-60 minutes as can the three noted wine regions of the area– Fitou, Corbieres, and Minervois. The nearest market town of Castelnaudary is famous for its cassoulet, which is served in almost every restaurant in town and sits astride the Canal Du Midi a world heritage site.
There are two lakes – le Lac de la Ganguise and the Lac de St Ferreol within 20 minutes of Le Moulin which both have beaches and various activities for all ages, including walking, sailing and (at St Ferreol) pedaloes and mini-golf.
Lots to do and see and for hikers you can walk straight off the property or visit the nearby Black Mountains National Park with its extensive woods, lakes and rivers. Ideal hiking territory.
Guests have access to the large gardens, pool and the country walks off the property. So you can relax in the grounds or ramble through the French countryside to your hearts content.
Interaction with Guests
The property is split into two large apartments with their own private entrances. So we will be on hand to answer questions, look after the pool and assist as required.
This is a truly tranquil setting in a gorgeous country location, the walks from the property can take you to viewpoints where you can take in the splendour of the Pyrenees, visit our local medieval village of Issel or you can go a little further afield to explore the history of the Cathars and the fortresses dotted all around the region.
A car is essential to make the most of this location and the points of interest all around us, many of which date back to the medieval period and the persecution of the Cathars.
Prices shown are per night for the whole apartment for up to 9 people sharing 4 bedrooms on a self catering basis. Linen and bath towels included but pool towels can be hired for a small additional cost (please enquire if you would like this option).
Minimum stay is 7 nights through July and August
Changeover is normally Sat to Sat, but we will consider other days upon request at certain times of the year.
During the low season and at other times when it may be required, gas central heating can be included for an additional hourly rate. Please enquire if you would like to know what that charge is and how you need to pay for it.
Brian and Angela were wonderful hosts. They were there to welcome us on arrival and ensured we had everything we needed including a lovely bottle of red wine. The home was beautiful - comfortable, clean and perfect for a large group. We enjoyed the fabulous pool after taking in the local sights. We would highly recommend it if you are looking for that perfect location.
A brilliant welcome and what a place to stay, fantastic!
Clean and tidy with everything you need. Pictures don't do in justice it really is beautiful!
Brian and Angela and Charlie were brilliant hosts along with Carol and Roy!
We will definitely be back and can't recommend highly enough!
perfect greeting from Brian and Angela to a perfect birthday surprise.
They were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The whole experience was great. The location was idyllic for a private family holiday. Such a lucky find.
Brian and Angela were easy to communicate with in regards to our arrival time and the location of the property. The apartment was very clean and exceptionally well appointed. The kitchen was equipped with all the items we needed for cooking. The setting is beautiful and tranquil.
Together with 5 friends I stayed at Brian's Former Watermill for 4 nights as we all attended a wedding in the area. Brian and his wife were very pleasant and friendly hosts and we had a great time at the Former Watermill. The property was clean and comfortable and provided all the amenities one could ask for. The surrounding area is beautiful and well worth a visit. I would certainly come and stay again.
We had a wonderful stay here. The house was more beautiful than the pictures can show and immaculately clean. Brian and his wife were lovely hosts, greeted us when we arrived (late!) and had a bottle of wine waiting on the table. We took their advice and went to a lovely market in a neighboring town. The kitchen is easy to use, there is a cozy sitting room and the grounds outside are lovely in the sunshine. We didn't want to leave!
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Best restaurant in Castelnaudary based on reviews received via Tripadvisor.Avenue Monseigneur de Langle Castelnaudary 11400
UNESCO World Heritage site also great for cycling and boat trips.Castelnaudary Languedoc-Roussillon 11400
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