Idyllic 18th Cent. Mill/Pool/Lake/6 private acres

Petite Maison and Stone Barn
Petite Maison and Stone BarnMain house (200-yr-old former mill)40x22-ft pool (before landscaping)Boathouse, Water Lilies, Stone Bridge, IslandStreams and Waterfalls Crisscross the EstateMaster Bedroom with Antique BedFour Bedrooms for 8 or More VisitorsOur Geese Follow the Boat Around the Island
Tours, Loire Valley, France

Overview

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps 8
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Type: Villa
Description of the Tours vacation villa rental
Country living on a grand scale awaits you at Moulin de Malicorne, where you will enjoy the total privacy of two beautifully furnished homes (mill house w/ full kitchen and fireplace plus a separate petite maison), a swimming pool, picturesque fishing lake and numerous streams and waterfalls on 6.5 landscaped acres in the scenic Vallee de Courtineau. The accommodations are ideal for families with children, grandparents or friends desiring separate sleeping quarters.

Unlike many other French accommodations, you won't have to share this idyllic property with anyone else. Whether you're a party of two or ten, the entire estate is yours during your stay. Although you'll undoubtedly spend many of your days visiting the world-famous nearby chateaux, wineries and charming outdoor markets, we hope you will also have time to fully explore and enjoy this exquisite and unique property. Take the arched footbridge to our island and picnic under the willows. Or grab a fishing pole and row through the lily pads to the center of the lake, trailing bread crumbs for the geese who will quickly fall in line behind you. Kids will enjoy playing basketball and foosball in our beautiful, 18th century stone barn. And everywhere you stroll you'll discover waterfalls and flower-filled meadows. Even the woods hold special surprises - hidden World War II bunkers and rock quarries towering over lush carpets of fern. Centuries-old wine caves on our property are beautiful and intriguing. And, depending on the season, our orchard supplies fresh apples, pears, quince and hazelnuts.

Swimming under the stars and surrounded by nature is a special treat at Moulin de Malicorne. You can barbeque on the back terrace, just steps from the kitchen and pool for easy entertaining. There are four bikes on the premises for your use and others can be rented in our quaint village. Dusk is a beautiful time for bicycling down our tree-lined valley roads past fields of sunflowers and centuries-old troglodyte dwellings where Joan of Arc rested. Our gated, private property traverses Ste. Maure de Touraine, world famous for its goat cheese and 4th century tombs, and St. Epain, a quiet village with a 12th century church and 15th century homes. Both villages are close enough to bike to from the Moulin and minutes away by car. Famous chateaux and wineries can be found by going a short distance in literally every direction.

Moulin de Malicorne offers French country living at its best, and we're happy to be able to share it with you. Please visit our website (loiremoulin . com) for full descriptions and numerous pictures of the property and accommodations.

Greg Luecke

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Outdoor - Swimming pool, lake with accessible island, rowboat, bikes,1/2 basketball court, lounge chairs, BBQs and picnic tables, landscaped gardens w/ statuary, woods and wine caves, automatic gate to property and onsite alarm system. Indoor - Luxury linens, antique furnishings, fireplace, telephone, fully equipped kitchen, new dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, washer and dryer, rustic beamed ceilings in dining and living rooms, CD player, books and games, original mill wheel room converted to a bar, elegant dishes, reading lamps, candles and ambiance! Cooking utensils, lines, and towels provided. No smoking.

Easy access to outdoor markets, wineries, medieval towns and chateaux (including Chenonceau, Chambord, Azay le Rideau, Amboise, Chinon, Loches, Amboise, Villandry, etc.)
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