Unique Watermill Accommodation

Mill Room
Mill RoomMill FrontMill PondFlowers in MayWater-pumpWater-fallBalconyGardenGranary Room (ensuite jacuzzi)
Melle, Poitou Charentes, France



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 6
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Type: Cottage
Description of the Melle vacation cottage rental
Beautifully converted Water Mill with heated "Plunge Pool" dating in parts to medieval times, offers comfortable out of the ordinary self catering accommodation for up to 6 people. Set in its own gardens and parkland surrounded by meandering streams, bar/restaurant just a short stroll up the valley. With the medieval town of Melle within minutes the situation is quite lovely. The very discreet French and English owners who live in one end of the Mill are on hand for help and advice. Easy access to La Rochelle, Golden beaches, Marais Poitevin ( Green Venice ) , Cognac, Futuroscope, Puy de Fou, Monkey Valley and much more.visit regional info links page.

The Water Mill which has been renovated and furnished to a very high standard and consists of : The ' machine room ' which has a stone flagged floor, oak beams and the original ( 18th century ) illuminated mill workings, all recently restored. There are comfortable armchairs & settee, CD player & radio, books & games. A wide hardwood staircase leads to the first floor bedrooms.Visit website for a guided tour.
The ' Oak room ' with the old mill stones embedded in the floor has a comfortable double bed, TV with DVD player & en suite shower room, wc, hand basin and annex ' Millers room ' with 2 single beds which can also be accessed by its own private balcony .
A third double bedroom, has a TV video with en suite Jacuzzi bath, separate WC & host's a four poster bed and a single bed. All bedrooms are equipped with electric fans to keep you cool in the hot summer months. A fully fitted kitchen has been installed in the original mill race where you can even feed the fish, which come up the tunnel quite impressive ! Large work surfaces with double sink, microwave/grill, washing machine and large fridge/freezer. Covered eating area, and separate WC, washbasin.
On site facilities.Closed children's garden with heated plunge pool (5m x 1m) a covered eating area, baby sitting , evening meals, boules, badminton pitch, table tennis, 5 mountain bikes.
Visit our website for much more info!

Jason Satterthwaite


Owner Supplied Testimonials

Noel & Ruth - Bangor (NI) David,Wendy,James & Tina - Kent (GB)
"Parfait! Our second visit to the Moulin de la combe and the magic is still here! We started to unwind the minute we came through the gates. Many thanks to Jason, Marie-Laure and not forgetting Choé & Liam for their kindness, hospitality and thoughtfulness and allowing us to share in their beautiful home and gardens. With all good wishes and kind regards. We'll be back !" (September 2003) "After visiting France for many years this has to be the best place we have ever stayed, not just the mill and the outstanding work done by Jason but the region also. We have been impressed by everything and can't wait to return. We loved all the cats Mouse, Roxy & Pikachou, the excellent facilities, beautiful mill and gardens - 2 weeks next time I promise !" (August 2003)

Robert,Helen,Oliver & Alistair - Hampshire (GB) Elaine,Derek,Helen & David - Southampton (GB)
"We have had a wonderful time at the Moulin de la combe. The facilities were great and the children were very happy and as you know happy children mean happy parents! Thanks for your advice Jason to visit the 'Puy du Fou' we had a fantastic day! The Mill & surroundings are beautiful and we have had much pleasure relaxing and taking it all in. Now it is time for us to leave taking with us wonderful memories. P.S We fell in love with Mouse, can we take him home with us?" (August 2003) "Our second visit to 'Le Moulin De La Combe'and even better than the first. With two weeks rather than the one we had year, we have had time not only to visit more of the local 'attractions' but also make the most of the new pool with temperatures soaring over the 100°F this last week. Our local visits included Futuroscope, La Rochelle (a number of excellent restaurants there) and a full day of Cognac visiting both Remy-Martin & Martell (2 very good and contracting tours). We have also visited the 'Valley des Singes' twice thoroughly recommended but try and go when it's not too hot as the monkeys don't enjoy the really hot weather either. Finally we must thank our host's and hope to be back again next year for our third visit." (July 2003)

Douglas,Carol & Andrew - Scotland (GB) Stephen,Stephanie,Blaine,Gillian & Anthony - Scotland (GB)
"Another wonderful stay - Three weeks of great weather made it even better. Visited another vineyard at St Emilion (only 90mins away) another Cognac makers, the zoo at Royan, Eagles display at Chavigny, there were different attractions at Futuroscope, Sunbathed on the Ile De Ré as well as many more activities. Everyone enjoyed the larger pool and being entertained by Mouse. Many thanks to Jason, Marie-Laure, Choé & Liam.

We came here with Carol, Dougie and Andrew and with 60 years of going on Holiday we can't recall a more peaceful relaxing and beautiful location. Jason, Marie-Laure and their children treated us more like friends than the 'customers' that we were. There is no more to be said that hasn't been written in this book already. Thanks for the memories. Beatrice & Jim-Scotland" (July 2003) "The last night of a quite wonderful fortnight. The first week drenched in excellent sunshine with temperatures soaring to a whopping 32° and as much time as possible spent soaking up the peaceful atmosphere of 'Le Moulin De La Combe' and it's beautiful gardens. To all who follow, we hope that you get as much enjoyment from le Moulin de la Combe as we have and hopefully we will be back to sample it's pleasures again. P.S To Douglas who follows us on his second visit and recommended 'Le Moulin De La Combe' to us it seems you do have some good taste after all!" (June 2003)

Richard, Amanda & Trafford (Boxer Dog) - Berkshire (GB) The Osbournes (GB)
"After a long journey we were relieved to find such a beautifully kept home to stay in.We have had great weather-a couple of storms and a bit of rain but mostly blue skies & sunshine. A few places we have visited:- Chateau Jarvarzey-Closed until 16/06/03 but has an excellent lake where you can fish and a well kept park with river running by. Cognac-Worth the drive,very pretty town. Aulney-Nice church. La Mothe St-Heray- In search of the Chateau shown on our map-although looks like it has been bought by someone with loads of money.We took a drive down a few lanes and found a lovely spot by the river suitable for paddling and fish spotting. Melle-Excellent local shops-butchers+Bakers+Newsagents.The market was fantastic for local sea food-giant prawns+paella.........dodgy clothes for sale also! La Rochelle-Great for people & boat watching,good chips & mussels-shops closed on a Sunday(just as well,I'd have spent a fortune). Ile De Ré-Lovely Island-Fantastic lunch in St-Martin. Ile De Aix-Accessed by boat from Fouras (20min) superb beaches and very well looked after. Coulon-We hired a canoe for 2 hours & travelled along the canals-My map reading skills are worse on water than on land. St-Jean D'Angely-Worth going to-took a walk along the river(nearly as nice as the Thames) We didn't eat out much in the evenings, although the Hotel in Melle (Les Glycines) was fantastic for an evening meal-a little bit pricey to some-but worth it. Cote De Boeuf-Good steaks-not as fantastic as everyone else's.......... Supermarkets-Champion-Ok for essentials,Super U also ok.The best one (in our opinion) is Intermarche. Thanks to the satterthwaite family for restoring the mill so well and for maintaining it to such a high standard,we have had a great holiday and couldn't have asked for more." (May 2003) "We couldn't have asked for more! Such a restful week in wonderful surroundings-and the sun as well. We have benefited from all the hard work that has gone into making this a very special place for a holiday." (May 2003)

Alan, Jenny & boys - Shropshire (GB) Tracy, Richard, Jackie, John & Boys - Essex (GB)
"Thanks for a good time. Mill was perfect for our family. Boys really enjoyed themselves, plus all the videos, books & games that are carefully provided were a great success. Good luck for the Future." (April 2003) "We've had a lovely stay, the mill is a real treat. La Rochelle beach in February was quite warm with the most fantastic port, we'd never seen so many boats in one place before. Dad spotted two Coypu driving out of the Village but the rest of us didn't quite believe him. Thanks for a lovely stay." (Feb 2003)

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