French couple, settled in the Loire Valley in 2008 , following a "coup de coeur" with this property.
Speak, english, italian, spanish, some arabic
Lise and David are wonderful hosts who welcomed us warmly and provided plenty of information, tips, maps of the area.
The apartment is centrally located to visit surrounding chateaus both east and west of Monts.
The apartment itself is a wonderful historic space with large windows opening onto the back garden and the river surrounding the mill. But we did feel the space could use some TLC to help it reach its full potential. As the apartment is cleaned by its guests it is only as clean as the previous tenant leaves it.
After long days exploring the Loire we did very much enjoy our glasses of wine in the garden watching the river go by.
Spending half of the year in hotels for work, our experience at Lise & David’s water mill was a welcoming change. An authentic, tranquil, relaxing, ideally located place to discover the Loire-valley.
One tip: No need for a travel guide, Lise & David will give you a nice welcome briefing including everything you need to know to discover this beautiful region.
We loved staying here. It’s a great base to see the area. And, when you’re sitting out back, looking over the river, looking out over the lush yard, you feel a million miles away. David and Lise were wonderful hosts and created a wonderful place we called home for 5 days. They were great at helping us plan our days and made our time there so enjoyable. When we arrived, they had a wonderful loaf of bread, a bottle of wine, and a bottle of the most amazing local apple juice. We received a great orientation to the area and sites with detailed maps. We highly recommend staying – you will not regret it and plan a second trip just as we are. If quite is important to you, check to see if the upper 2-bedroom unit will be rented – depending on your needs, it could be a little loud. No big issue for us. Thank you David and Lise – you really made our time in the Loire memorable.
We had a fantastic time touring the Loire chateaux using Le Moulin as our base. Lise & David are fab hosts - providing welcoming canapés and a personal half hour 'must see' guide - including maps and brochures! The apartment is a delight - next to a river and a stone's throw from restaurants. There was a studio apartment on the ground floor which looked great for a couple, too, with a cute balcony. Highly recommend.
If you find yourself in Monts, or any of the surrounding areas, stay at David and Lise's place. We have airbnb'ed across Europe for a month now and this is by far the best place we have stayed. David and Lise are available and go out of their way to help you get situated and enjoy the Loire Valley. By all means, take advantage of the bikes and canoes (their moulin is right on the river!). There are several bike "tour" maps that will provide you with spectacular bike routes around the area. It is under 30 min by car, to Chinon, the place to go if you plan to wine taste. There is also a map that they provide for the Rue de Vin just outside of Monts. I can't say enough about David and Lise's place. It is a little slice of heaven on earth. Enjoy, and thanks!
The Mill is a great base for activities and sight-seeing. The views of the Indre from the bedroom and living room windows are lovely, and canoeing on the Indre is, too. Lise and David were very welcoming and gave us lots of useful information on what to see in the area (there is a lot!). The feel is rustic, open - very child-friendly.
A lovely welcome from Lise with lots of information given about the area.
The mill is set amongst the trees and on the river which provides an unusual and very pretty setting.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it highly.
Nice location on a beautiful and quiet Indre-river. Lise and David have been very kind, providing bicycles in right sizes and canoos. Great reception with lots of information about the area. Great for kids, our ten-year old loved it!
It was A pleasure to stay at Lise and Davids mill. Wonderfull surroundings, nice little town, many bikeroads, and situated near castles and historical cityes.
David and Lise's place in Monts is absolutely perfect for a family stay. We were there for a week and used their bikes, canoes, games and other facilities that were all there ready to go.
The apartment itself is very comfortable, with everything that you might need to self cater, relax and enjoy the river life. There's a heap of brochures, maps and guides that were really useful for planning our excursions to chateaux etc.
We did not meet Lise, but David was around, and was very helpful with all kinds of information and tips to make our stay more enjoyable. He's a lovely genuine host who really went out of his way to welcome us and ensure we had everything we needed.
We would unreservedly recommend this accommodation and Monts itself as a charming place to stay for a week or more. Don't miss the Saturday market.
It was with great pleasure that we hosted david and lise and his family. They are very pleasant , friendly and cheerfull. the guest house was left clean. hope to receive them in future again.
Just perfect guests . Nice people !!!
According to our house manager, Lise and David were great. They were tidy and even took out the trash before they left. They loved the house and felt right at home there. They enjoyed the sloths that were hanging out in the tree near the house and also the howler monkeys that were in another tree. We hope to have them back one day!
It was really lovely to have Lise, David and family stay at the apartment. They were amazingly accommodating and helpful... they even did some laundry for me to help with a tight change over. They left the apartment spotless. All in all... fantastic guests.
I know David and Hind-Lise for over 25 years and I can truly say that they are my family.
They are reliable, honest and very friendly. They will do their best to make your stay the most enjoyable. Go see them and enjoy their beautiful 16th century mills located one of the best French region.