Your own oasis for swimming right in your garden at the cottage!Beautiful timber bench cottage kitchen overlooking sandy beach and river.
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About this listing

Moulin des Vaux is a beautifully renovated stone mill cottage located with it's own river frontage and weir. Surrounded by nature, with stunning views, cool and comfy in Summer, warm and cosy in the cooler months.
There is a boat for rowing trips along the river, BBQ and picnic table

The space

The location of the cottage is serene and beautiful. Only 20 minutes drive to the Medieval towns of Montmorillon and Le Dorat. One hours drive to Limogues or Poitiers airports. Five minutes walk to a local well stocked grocery and bread store.
Ideal for walking, bird watching, fishing and exploring all the local beautiful villages..

Guest access

Inside there are three double bedrooms, one also has an extra single bed. All bed linen and towels are supplied. An air mattress is also provided for extra children.
The ground floor has a beautiful open plan kitchen fitted with gas cooker, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, a well stocked pantry and plenty of crockery for large groups. Dining area and cosy log fire are also on the ground floor. Bathroom with toilet and small bath with overhead shower.
Windows overlook the stunning riverside setting.
The first floor has a second cosy snug living room with log burner , flat screen TV and double bedroom and 2nd bathroom with toilet and seperate shower.
The second floor has two further double bedrooms.
Outside there is a BBQ, boat, two push bikes, picnic table, hammocks and outdoor furniture for al fresco meals. Have breakfast overlooking the weir and river, simply breath taking!
The Mill cottage is SURROUNDED by water and may not be suitable for young children. Parental supervision is a must!
There are lots of books, scrabble, puzzles, dominoes , local travel magazines for relaxing days and nights. The television has UK satellite tv.
There are many signposted walking tracks on our doorstep, the scenery is stunning!

Interaction with guests

For guests arriving in daylight hours a meet and greet service is provided where possible. A key safe is also provided for access after hours. Our phone number is provided and we are always contactable.
We live just 20 minutes drive from the cottage. A car is recommended but for guests wishing to arrive by train or plane who don't drive pick up can be arranged for a small fee. We are an Australian couple, Montmorillon is our permanent home and we are passionate about all this area offers and we are happy to help so your holiday is hassle free!

Other things to note

For animal lovers the cottage is a nature paradise! We have otters in our stream and weir. The weir has many fish. The bird life is prolific including, king fishers, blue tits, herons. Ducks, wrens, and finches. Also woodpeckers and owls are spotted. Red squirrels, wild deer and boar are often seen at dusk in the surrounding countryside.
We only take bookings for a minimum of four days but for bookings for out of season we can quote the cheaper rate of 120 euros per night.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $115
Weekend Price: $144 / night
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House Rules

Please advise if there are any problems or breakages. The cottage is cleaned after each visit but there will be a 50 euro surcharge for any exceptional cleaning such as unwashed dishes.
WiFi is provided for email and(website hidden)etc but strictly no downloading of movies or large files, extra wifi can be provided at a cost, please ask at booking time.
The cottage is for all to enjoy please respect us and others and leave things tidy.
We only take bookings for a minimum of seven nights.
From 1st October to 30 May the price reduced to 120 euros a night with a four night min



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Katie User Profile
October 2016
Thank you so much , Fairytale cottage certainly ticked all our boxes beautiful surroundings so relaxing fabulous .Rosie and Huw were amazing so helpful after us arriving late after a disastrous journey, the cottage was so welcoming fire lit food and wine left for us , just what we needed. Thank you Rosie and Huw can't wait to return.
Rosie User Profile
Response from Rosie:
Dear Jim Katie and Family Thank you for your kind thoughts, we are so happy you enjoyed our mill cottage! Hope to see you again Warm wishes Rosie and Huw
October 2016

Jeroen User Profile
August 2016
I have stayed in many 4 and 5 star hotels but never have i felt more welcome and so at peace! Wonderful accomodation with dito host.. I would come back time and time again. Description says it all, just a fairytaile cottage! Party of 5, all the space and quiet we were after, great kitchen and surroundings. Only minus wouod be the wifi, but who needs internet in a place like this?
Rosie User Profile
Response from Rosie:
Thanks Jeroen we are so happy you all felt relaxed and had a great week. Sorry that you had problems with wifi, could you let us know so that we can correct it for the next guests. The Wifi is usually very good signal. Hope to see you again! Warm wishes Rosie and Huw
August 2016

Ruben User Profile
July 2016
Awesome location, no noise, no stress - great. Fishing, kayaking, walking, reading, BBQ, games all at once in one week. We visited some villages in the neighborhood, bird show in medieval town 40min drive and famous fish and chips restaurant 20min drive. Rosie was very helpful, easy going.

Dinah User Profile
August 2015
We stayed at Moulin des Vaux cottage, booked though Airbnb, at the end of August 2015. Everything about our stay was positive and I hope we will return there one day. I'm afraid, however, that I messed up with posting a review, thinking I had when I hadn't and then the 14 day period elapsed. DOH! This, therefore, is my review. In general The mill is an idyllic place. It matches very well to the description given here. When we arrived, the place almost took my breath away - the combination of the mill and its situation by the river and the trees. The booking process and access to hosts during our stay Rosie responded promptly during the booking process answering all questions with patience and useful practical advice. She went the extra mile in suggesting places we could visit at Poitiers and other towns on our way to the mill. Also, the arrangements for meeting us there were excellent and both Rosie and Huw were extremely helpful with their advice to us when we got there. Rosie was always available at the other end of the phone for any queries during our stay. There was also a welcome pack which included a bottle of wine. The Mill The place is charming, well equipped, spacious and comfortable. The living room on the first floor was wonderful for reading when the weather was less inviting. There are books available in every room, to most tastes. The kitchen was well stocked, including spices and herbs. We experienced the mill in a range of weathers - from very hot to rather cool and wet and it accommodates all weathers. There are lots of extras such as 3 very good new bikes and the rowing boat which was available exclusively for our use. We took the bikes on a longish ride and my husband was fortunate enough to see 2 deer crossing a path. There are plenty of quiet paths for walking and cycling. The boat was such an added bonus. We had trips every day up the river and saw otters and what we believe were coypu. I woke up early one morning and saw either an otter or a coypu just outside the mill on the weir. We took the boat and stopped some way upriver one day and had a picnic along the riverbank. This is a place to really get away from it all and it felt like a privilege to have use of the place for a week. Take water shoes if you want to swim or just paddle in the water. You can swim in the water but I found it a bit cold when we were there. The area We didn't explore the area much as we wanted to chill out, read and just enjoy the simple pleasures of being in such lovely surroundings. There are signposted walks in the area. We got a bit lost at times. There is a board with a general map by...

Sarah User Profile
August 2015
Rosie and Huh were there to meet and greet us and to explain all with regards to the working of the house. They were most friendly and it was a pleasure to meet them both. The house was absolutely fantastic and just what we had hoped for. It was fabulously clean and the quality of all provided such as linens and bedding was amazing. The very thoughtful provisions of wine, fresh bread, cheese, butter, eggs and preserves were wonderful and much appreciated. The surrounding gardens and weir were unbelievable. We were amazed to see the otters often and various rare species of birds. Our children had a fantastic time playing in the boat, rowing upstream, fishing, bicycling and playing board games which were all provided by the hosts. It is a true gem and I would definitely love to return to the beauty and peace of this house and surrounding area. This is a house for every season. The personal touches of the hosts are quite amazing I would rate the whole experience beyond anything I would have expected and certainly has made our holiday one we shall cherish for years to come. Thankyou

Cléo User Profile
January 2017
Nous étions à la recherche de calme et de tranquillité, nous avons trouvé ici exactement ce qu'il nous fallait. Un peu frisquet pour l'hiver mais absolument charmant. Nous avons grandement apprécié toutes les fournitures pour la salle de bain, notre petite bouteille de vin à l'arrivée et les placards de la cuisine bien approvisionnés au cas où il nous aurait manqué quelque chose. Excellent séjour!

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Montmorillon, France · Joined in June 2014
Rosie User Profile

We are an Australian couple living permanently in Poitou Charente France. After running a guest house in Vietnam for several years we have now settled in this beautiful part of France. We have travelled all over the world and love to meet people!
Looking forward to making your stay with us wonderful!
Rosie and Huw

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