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Romantic 16th century watermill and grounds .

SuperhostGilles, France
Entire house hosted by Raymond & Elaine
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Clean and tidy
12 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Raymond & Elaine is a Superhost
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At less than one hour from Paris, ideal to enjoy a romantic,peaceful few days break in the countryside, golfing, horse-riding, painting or music . 40mins from Giverny, 1h20mins from Charles de Gaulle airport. 2 hrs from the Normandy beaches. Double room with private spa bath, lounge, dining room and kitchenette.

We are friendly, discreet and experienced and have been Superhosts for four years . Stay here and enjoy being spoiled.

The space
Private entrance hall, comfortable bedroom with high quality linens, the bed is 140cmx190 cm, luxury bathroom (w.c, spa bath for two with chromatotherapy, walk-in shower, double sinks in stone, heated towel rail ), toiletries, hair dryer etc. Dining room with small kitchenette to prepare salads and snacks, not full meals and private lounge with a Jotul wood-burning stove (we provide all the wood you will need), for your exclusive use, no other guests will be present. Free Wifi in your lounge. A second bedroom is available for a supplement, the bed there is 160cmx200cm. The space is perfect for musiciens, thanks to the one meter thick walls and our nearest neighbours being 500m away , you can practice your music without bothering anyone.

Guest access
The mill's canal has a canoe and small boat, during the summer months boules, croquet, golf practice, fishing in the mill pond and archery are available. There is a fire-pit facing the mill pond for relaxing and roasting marshmellows, picnic tables, BBQ, hammack, cacoon and terrace. There is also a small kitchenette to make light meals and salads in the dining room. In your private lounge there are many board games and books to enjoy.

Other things to note
A late check out untill 2pm can be arranged for a fee of 25€. The mill's canal (bief) is 200 meters long. The house is set in 8 hectares (20 acres) of pond, woods, fields. There are kilometers of public footpaths which start from your front door to enjoy walks, bike or horse rides.
We are two km from the nearest supermarket, bank, café,pharmacie so a car or your own bike is neccessary when staying with us.

We have many animals here, a horse, dog, cats, barbary ducks, chickens and chicks.
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At less than one hour from Paris, ideal to enjoy a romantic,peaceful few days break in the countryside, golfing, horse-riding, painting or music . 40mins from Giverny, 1h20mins from Charles de Gaulle airport. 2 hrs from the Normandy beaches. Double room with private spa bath, lounge, dining room and kitchenette.

We are friendly, discreet and experienced and have been Superhosts for four years . Stay here…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Essentials
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Free street parking

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance

Equipment and parking

Disabled parking spot

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Gilles, France

This lovely watermill dates back to the 16th and 17th century, the foundations are from the 11th century, situated in the Radon valley, a tributary of the river Eure. It was a working mill up untill the 1940's and certain villagers remember their parents bringing the grain here to be ground into flour.

Part of the building is reserved just for you. We have recently renovated, being careful to retain it's authenticity and historical features, but adding all modern comforts.
There are three golf courses nearby. La Vaucouleurs (12km), La Chaussée d'Ivry – golf dit d’Hersant (5km) and Guerville (22km). The medieval fortresses of Guainville, rediscovered less than ten years ago is 5km away and d’Ivry la Bataille. Diane de Poitiers's renaissance Castle at Anet de (10km), Canoëing on the river Eure, Paintball and mini golf)is at 8km , riding clubs, la forêt domaniale de Dreux , de Rambouillet et la ville de Houdan, Giverny et le jardin de Monet (28km)
Several restaurants are less than 10 minutes away by car.
This lovely watermill dates back to the 16th and 17th century, the foundations are from the 11th century, situated in the Radon valley, a tributary of the river Eure. It was a working mill up untill the 1940's…

Hosted by Raymond & Elaine

Joined in November 2014
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Fille anglaise rencontre en 1980 garçon français, l'Entente Cordiale se poursuit depuis les 40 dernières années. Nous avons habité en différents lieux en France. En 2000 nous avons acheté cet ancien moulin à eau. Quand nos 4 grands enfants ne sont pas présents nous mettons leurs chambres à disposition de nos invités pour qu'ils profitent de cette charmante demeure ancienne, entourée de ses 8 hectares de jardins, bois, colline, étang et bief peuplés d'animaux. Nous ne sommes pas un hôtel, c'est notre maison et vous trouverez un peu de poussière dans les 100 m² que vous louez, donc si vous êtes à la recherche de conditions de salle d'opération, réservez une chambre dans un hôpital. Raymond est un conférencier à l'école de commerce parisienne de l'ESSEC et dirige aussi son cabinet de conseil Watermill. Une carte est accessible sur le site montrant la localisation générale et détaillée selon le niveau de zoom souhaité. A bien étudier avant de faire la réservation. English girl meets French boy in 1980. We have lived in different parts of France over the past 37 years. In 2000 we bought this ancient watermill. When our 4 children are away we rent out their rooms and share our home which is surrounded by 20 acres of garden, woods, hill, mill pond and canal. We also share our home with our many animals. We are not a hotel or even a bed and breakfast ,it is our home and you will find some dust in the 100 sqm you are renting, so if you are looking for operating room conditions, book into a hospital. We are friendly and hospitable and like to know who our guests are. We enjoy seeing people. Post a profile photo of yourself (not your dog or cat) and write a bit about yourself and who you are travelling with. A complete novel of your life story is not necessary; just write about what you think someone meeting you for the first time would want to know ! There is a map on the listing,which clearly indicates where our home is; so please ensure you look at it before booking. All of our listings are LGBT-friendly .
Fille anglaise rencontre en 1980 garçon français, l'Entente Cordiale se poursuit depuis les 40 dernières années. Nous avons habité en différents lieux en France. En 2000 nous avons…
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $225