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Recommended
Villa/Cottage
Modern, cool, recently refurbished

Property Amenities

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Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
Jacuzzi/Hot tub
All bedrooms en-suite
Ground floor bed & bath
Wheelchair Access
Heated Pool
Child-safe Pool
Indoor games
Outdoor games
Cable TV
DVD
Working fireplace
Heating
Caretaker/owner lives on site

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Cot(s)
Toys
Child-safe Pool
Gated/fenced grounds
Ideal for babies & toddlers

Kids & Teens

Ideal for kids
Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Rural Location
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Golf course nearby
Wine tasting
Walking/Hiking paths
Fishing
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Another lovely holiday at Le Petit Moulin – 3rd in a row and hasn’t failed to please everyone yet. To our such wonderful hosts, who just like a good butler – are there when needed, discreetly absent when not. Many, many thanks ! Looking forward to seeing you again in…

Stiasny Family, London, UK. July 30th, 2011
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Property Tour Video

Overview of The Millhouse

What Oliver loves…

  • The luxurious and huge Jacuzzi, perfect to get some relax while sipping a drink
  • The extensive outside grounds, with a heated salt-water pool, children play area and barbecue, ideal to take full advantage of sunny days out
  • The magical feeling you get while watching the millstream running through the house from a very handy glass-viewing panel in the dining room!

What you should know…

  • Be ready to switch off from the outside world and enjoy an atmosphere of the good old times
  • Some areas may be unsuitable for small children and the less able and small children must be supervised at all times
  • A lovely self-contained apartment can be booked in addition to the main house to sleep up to 3 extra guests

Set in its own beautiful, secluded grounds, the Millhouse provides exceptional 5 star accommodation in the heart of the Charente Maritime countryside. The relaxing surroundings combine with the charm of this historic Mill to provide you with the perfect way to unwind.

The property has 10 ensuite bedrooms in total, ALL en-suite, Wi-Fi throughout the house and grounds. There are 9 bedrooms in the main house and the availability of a completely separate self contained apartment at the East end of the property which has one bedroom, en suite bathroom with shower & toilet, lounge/diner & fully fitted kitchen.

The Millhouse which was voted one of the 25 best villas in Europe by Conde Nast is the perfect venue for your vacation or French Wedding/Celebration or both if combined and the enthusiastic owners Steve and Manisiah will be at hand to help you have a memorable stay.

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Interior & Grounds

1)Main House + 1 bedroom + 1 z-bed in Self-Contained Apartment: 21 pax
2)Main House + 1 bedroom in Self-Contained Apartment: 20 pax
3) Main House
Only: 18 pax

Main House Interior (9 en-suite bedrooms)

Originally a functioning Watermill producing flour (the wheel is intact and still turns plus the original bread oven is still in place) it has undergone major restoration and refurbishment by the enthusiastic owners.

The accommodation has large spacious reception rooms with beautifully furnished contemporary interiors and outside there are wide sun and shaded terraces with extensive grounds and a large 12x6,m salt water, heated swimming pool with an attached 4x3m kids pool. There is also traditional charentais stone BBQ area.

As you walk through the main entrance door to the mill there is a spacious foyer with the main stairway leading to the upper floor giving access to the east and west wing bedrooms. This large foyer can be used for a number of activities either exercising on our step machine, or aerobics using the small weights, and gym fitness ball, reading, relaxing or just simply enjoying the ambience of the mill while having a coffee and a chat on the comfy sofa.

To the left of the entrance foyer is a large formal dining room, which comfortably seats up to 20 people. The dining room is where the millstream runs through the house to the Millwheel at the rear of the property and there is small wall suitable for seating and viewing the stream via a toughened glass-viewing panel (safety glass). This is a particularly nice feature as the stream is illuminated at night.

To the rear of the dining room through a small passage is a fully equipped utility/laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, disabled toilet, baby bath and cleaning equipment. Next door is the garden room with a separate downstairs WC with large shower, vanity unit with a hairdryer. The 'Garden room' opens out to the rear gardens and doubles as an extra bedroom with twin beds to accommodate additional adults or children in the party.

Adjacent to the dining room there is a large salon that has the traditional Charantais fireplace with three large comfy couches and entertainment in the form of a huge plasma television which has Freesat (just bring your own SKY card), Blu-ray DVD, and a quality music system. Passing through the salon you enter the large open plan modern kitchen, which is fully fitted with the latest American style fridge, 5 ring gas hob, two full sized electric ovens and microwave. There is a central island which houses the sink, two dishwashers, 2 drawer drinks fridge, Wine cave, and is a great place to congregate when cooking. There is also a large ancient rectangular dining table and chairs perfect for having breakfast with family or friends.

Downstairs the double doors at the rear of the kitchen lead you outside to a large 60m2 covered wooden decked patio area with a large table and chairs which is a perfect place for Al-fresco dining in the morning, lunchtime or evening, or just relaxing during the heat of the day as this is one of the shadiest spots.

Upstairs the large balcony area, which contains two large comfy couches and a large well stocked Library with novels, children’s books and magazines, is a perfect place for reading and relaxing and having a coffee during the day or a nice glass of wine in the evening. Leading off the balcony area are the East and West wings of the house which contain the 5 double en-suite bedrooms and 3 twin en-suite bedrooms. The bedrooms are beautifully furnished in an eclectic style mixing ancient with modern in a traditional setting with honey coloured Charantais stone walls and solid oak flooring. These bedrooms and bathrooms have been lovingly restored to compliment the rest of the mill without sacrificing the modern necessities of bathrooms and showers.

Outside Grounds

The Millhouse has a wealth of facilities which include: huge swimming pool area incorporating a 12mx6m heated sal-twater swimming pool with sun loungers, plus integrated 4mx3m kids pool. A large 15m decking area, which houses the poolside Cabana with comfy seating and fans and the huge 8 person Jacuzzi with I-pod docking station. At the poolside there is a Douche Soleil (Solar heated pool shower). In the rear gardens we have a children’s playground with swing set, slide, trampoline, and a lovely wooden Wendy house. Charentais stone built BBQ at the pool area, Weber Genesis gas BBQ. Satellite TV, DVD and CD player with Ipod docking, Wi-Fi enabled. 2 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds. Garden games (Badminton), table tennis table, numerous board games and library with a large selection of books and magazines.

Self-contained Apartment  (max. cap. 3  adults)

There are two single beds in the lounge area and a z-bed. the apartment is equipped with a 42'' flat screen TV with a blue-ray DVD player.Outside there is a large terrace with outdoor seating, perfect for some al-fresco dining.

Map, Location & Local Information

Close to the historic towns of Saintes, Cognac, Taillebourg, St Jean D'Angely and only 40 minutes from lovely beaches in the area, the Millhouse is in a wonderful location. There is easy access to Angoulême, the capital of the Charente, the major train stations, international airports, and only 4 hours from St Malo ferry port.

The Charente Maritime region is exceptionally sunny, and has its own micro climate as a result of the Azores' anticyclone, making for mild springs and pleasant autumns. Along its 470 kilometers of coastline, the Charente Maritime has around 110 beautiful sandy beaches. Needless to say, seafood is a speciality here. It is steeped in culture and history and boasts 500 years of Maritime history from the imposing outline of Fort Boyard to the stocky coastal fortifications of La Rochelle. Inland and around the area it boasts over 400 stunning Romanesque churches. It is a place where the land meets the sea and is reflected in the beautiful shades of the wooden shutters adorning the honey coloured sandstone houses.

The house sits among the farms and vineyards that produce the famous Pineau Charente aperitif grapes which produce a sweet wine and is located approximately 14 kilometers from the main Saintonge city of Saintes (saintonge means saintes area). Saintes was originally a roman town situated on the banks of the Charente river. At most times during the year there are various festivals and markets selling local produce, fresh fish, seafood,poultry, fruit and vegetables.

The nearest major airport would be Bordeaux (Merignac Airport) which is about 1-1/2 hrs drive away.  La Rochelle a slightly smaller airport is located 45 minutes drive away and there are many budget airlines flying from the UK to La Rochelle.
 
Paris is about 4-1/2 hours drive from the mill.  The mill is also accessible via TGV trains from Paris and the nearest station is Saintes or St Jean D'Angely. Both towns are about 15 - 20 minutes drive away.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bordeaux

(91-100 km)

Nearest Ferry port St Malo

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Taillebourg

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Saintes

(14 km)

Nearest Restaurant Taillebourg

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Taillebourg

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Royan

(41-45 km)

Nearest Golf Saintes

(10 km)

The Region

Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned – whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide – it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine. 

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Catering & Services

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

The rental of this house includes:

- Meeting on arrival by the owners
- Check-out on day of departure by owners.
- All linen and large towels (bath and face towel) are included free of charge
- Large swimming pool towels are also provided free of charge and are stored in the pool cabana
- One laundry change per week upon request
- On site management/housekeeping support is always available for your assistance and support

Cleaning Fees

- End of Stay Cleaning: "Get up and Go" option - €350 paid locally (€80 for the self-contained apartment. Must be booked in advance)
- Mid-week maid service: €15/hour (min. 3 hours - must be requested in advance)

Additional chef’s services can be arranged at a supplementary cost :

- Catered meal prepared by a reputable French chef (regional dishes) served within the premises of the house or its grounds.  Prices and menus upon request.  
- Chef is accompanied by waiting services.  Guests are at liberty to provide their own alcohol – no corkage fee added-on.
- BBQ, Paella & Sangria party or spit-roast can be arranged.  Prices and menu upon request.

Additional Pamper Therapy Treatments
Massage, reflexology, mini-facial, manicure and pedicure plus various other treatments can be done around the pool area next to the Jacuzzi or in the privacy of the garden spa room. Portable massage/therapy beds can be set up anywhere and our therapist is able to spend 2 half hour sessions per person, split between the morning and afternoon.  Prices and menu upon request.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £1000 for the main house and £250 for the apartment for holiday bookings/£2,000 for wedding bookings. This must be paid 10 weeks prior to arrival and pending a satisfactory inspection will be refunded in full 14-30 days after departure. For bookings within 10 weeks, the deposit must be paid in full at the time of booking. Arrival time 17.00
Departure time 10.00 (you are requested to vacate alll bedrooms on the 1st floor of the main house and the apartment by 9.00) Energy costs included? Electricity and water are included in rental price except in winter when electricity will be charged based on consumption (meter reading).
Linen & towels included? All linen, bath and pool towels for the max. number of guests are included in the rental price and changed 1 per week. Pets welcome? No.
Insurance The Client is strongly recommended to arrange a comprehensive travel insurance policy (including cancellation cover) and to have full cover for the party’s personal belongings, public liability etc., since these are not covered by the Owners insurance. Changeover day Saturday (flexible- please enquire).
Smoking Allowed? Smoking is not permitted within any rooms of the main house or the swimming pool area. In other areas, please dispose of cigarette ends in a clean and responsible manner in the ashtrays provided. Minimum stay 4 nights except high season when 7 nights
Other Ts and Cs The swimming pool and Jacuzzi are open 1st May – 30th September, 9am – 9pm. The Jacuzzi is also open during Xmas and New Year's. Pool heating charge? The pool is heated at ambient temperature.
Other Ts and Cs Stag & Hen parties not allowed. Other Ts and Cs Cot bedding/linen: extra €12/cot
End of stay cleaning included? Leave the property in the state you found it on arrival otherwise guests must pre-book a non-refundable end of stay cleaning charged as follows: main house: €350/ Apartment: €80. (To be paid locally in cash upon arrival) Heating costs included? In winter the oil-fuelled central heating system will be charged based on consumption (meter reading).
Other Ts and Cs The owners require the clients to sign an agreement upon booking confirmation.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

The Millhouse boasts an extensive range of child and baby care facilities, having been vetted by a top UK children's holiday company, and there's a variety of indoor and outdoor play equipment to keep older kids happy as well.

Baby’s / Toddler’s Equipment

•    Two cots beddings / linen at a supplementary charge of Eur 15 per stay
•    Baby’s monitor (x 2)
•    Baby’s bath
•    Baby’s changing table
•    Baby’s bibs
•    Steriliser
•    Potty (x 2)
•    Stairgates
•    High chairs (x 2)
•    Plastic plates / crockery
•    Baby’s bath toys
•    Children’s DVDs / Books
•    Wii games

Facilities
•    Swing / Slides / Climbing frames
•    Table tennis
•    Billiard table
•    Garden games – badminton, football
•    Child-safe pool

Due to the historic and unique nature of the property and its surroundings (watermill and stream), some areas may be unsuitable for small children and the less able and small children must be supervised at all times.

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Booster seat x2
Coastal
Mattress protector x2
Tennis walkable
Baby bath x2
Watersports
Bath toys 10+
Go-Karting
Bib x3
Historical sites
Changing mat x1
Playground
Potty x2
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Stair gates
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Bottle steriliser
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Plastic crockery
High chair(s)
Cot(s)
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Booster seat x2
Coastal
Swings
English speaking babysitter available
Mattress protector x2
Tennis walkable
Slide
Professional nanny babysitter available
Baby bath x2
Watersports
Climbing frame
Bath toys 10+
Go-Karting
Table tennis
Bib x3
Historical sites
Pool/Snooker
Changing mat x1
Playground
Children's videos/DVDs
Potty x2
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Children's books
Stair gates
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Indoor games
Bottle steriliser
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Toys
Plastic crockery
Child-safe Pool
High chair(s)
Gated/fenced grounds
Cot(s)

Event information

Congratulations to you both on your recent engagement, we are very honoured that you are considering the Millhouse as the venue for your special day.

Your wedding day is a unique and bespoke event and by booking the Millhouse, rest assured that your special day will be everything you possibly dreamed of, and more.

We, Steve & Manisiah, bought the Millhouse in 2005 and, after extensive renovations and a huge investment, Condé Nast voted it as one of the best converted watermills!
 
We have hosted many weddings and events at our stunning property and everyone who has stayed there has always commented on how the Millhouse really does have that WOW factor for their special day and that it really is more beautiful and stunning in real life.

The photos on the website although fabulous really do not do the house & grounds justice and it is definitely worth seeing it for yourself.

Each year, we host no more than 10 weddings and events, in order to ensure you really are made to feel special and not just another couple.
 
The Millhouse can host and seat up to 120 people in our luxurious marquee but equally we specialize in smaller, ‘bijoux’ weddings which are catered for in our picturesque gardens.

The package price of each wedding will be tailor-made and bespoke to suit individual requirements and needs; whether an extravagant wedding or a very personal, intimate affair. The professional team at the Millhouse will work closely with you, ensuring they meet your requirements.
 
Catering
We have been working exclusively, since 2008 with an excellent local French chef, who will provide you with a fabulous wedding meal. The chef provides various menu options and packages and prices are agreed in advance.  

During other days of your stay, if you don’t wish to self-cater, other catering options are available. For example:

-    hog roast (50+ guests)
-    pizza party
-    catered BBQ (50+ guests)

You can also book the chef’s services in advance if you wish (subject to his availability)

Wine / Alcohol
Although the Chef’s catered menu package includes wine and bubbly, you are also welcome to provide your own alcohol throughout your stay and the beauty about this is the Millhouse makes no corkage charge.

Entertainment / Services
Musicians, DJs and performers of different genres, as well as photographers, flowers, wedding cakes, hairdressers, children’s entertainment, carriages and more... can all be organised for you by our wedding planner.



Dining
The luxurious marquee with its beautiful crystal chandeliers can seat up to 120 people comfortably for receptions. Alternatively for parties of less than 40 people you are welcome to eat in our rear gardens and if your party has fewer than 30 guests they can dine Al Fresco in the rear of the terrace of the main house.
 
Availability for Weddings and Events
All year round.
 
The Service

You can have your service/ceremony in a number of lovely locations around the property such as our beautiful orchard, in front of the ancient Mill Wheel or gathered around the Fountain. Alternatively, there are several churches within a short drive of the Mill house.
 
Accommodation
Up to 20 guests can sleep at the Millhouse, plus three guests in the apartment if booked separately. For larger parties, there is almost unlimited accommodation within only a 15-minute drive of the venue and Jenny, our Wedding planner, will be happy to advise you on this.
 
Travel

La Rochelle airport is approx. 60 minutes by road, Bordeaux airport is approx. 75 minutes by road, Poitiers airport is approx. 90 minutes by road. Also railway station links between the airports and Saintes (15 minutes away) are easily accessible.

Reviews for The Millhouse

The Millhouse Reviews


  • Perfect relaxation in a beautiful house & gardens

    Posted by Lesley & Barry on 20/04/2017

    Spent a week staying at The Millhouse in celebrating two 60th birthdays within our family group of 14. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners who even opened the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi early for us as we were lucky enough to have fabulous, warm spring weather! All bedrooms very comfortable & there is masses of space to spend time relaxing throughout the house and garden. We hired bikes for 5 days and the local cycling is leisurely and on very quiet roads. The highlight of the week was being catered for by local chef Sebastien's team on two separate evenings in the very large dining room - pure luxury!

  • Stunning house with friendly, helpful owners, great Jacuzzi and pool

    Posted by Karen & Dave on 18/04/2017

    Brilliant holiday with extended family aged 2-64 years. The Millhouse is a beautiful, comfortable house with plenty of space and lots of places to relax, eat and drink both inside and outside. Lovely pool and Jacuzzi. The owner helped for several months before we arrived with wonderful recommendations and bookings - loved the pain au raisins from Taillebourg, Le Scorlion in St Jean d'Angely, The Garden Ice Café and Clos de Cors in Saintes. Enjoyed the daily arrival of the boulangerie van bringing breakfast - and had 2 fantastic catered meals from Sebastien's team (again all sorted with Manisiah's help). Would love to visit again!

  • Thank you so much for being so attentive

    Posted by Mr & Mrs Oates on 29/01/2014

    Where do we start ! Our holiday has been fantastic from the minute we got to the Millhouse. Manisiah and Steve have been wonderful.

    Our wedding was perfect and we couldn’t have found a more perfect setting. We couldn’t have done it without you. The house and grounds are beautiful, it definitely feels like home – we’re so sad to be leaving !

     

  • We recommend The Millhouse 100%

    Posted by Ansfrida, Kristina and Ansten on 29/01/2014

    Thank you so much for making our daughter’s Wedding dreams come true. I must say we were completely nervous knowing she had booked a Wedding overseas and without seeing the venue, however can honestly say that the day was flawless and we would recommend you 100% to any couple wanting to tie the knot with you.

    You were completely professional throughout their stay, extremely knowledgeable and are a real true asset to the Wedding business. Both Otto and I wish you the very best for your future.

     

  • We are looking forward to our next trip already !

    Posted by Lynam & Carick Families on 29/01/2014

    Stuart & I had our wedding blessing at the Millhouse and we had a wonderful day & holiday. Attention to detail was fantastic and everything we could think of was available. Manisiah, Steve and Jenny were a great help in organising our blessing, liaising with suppliers and even decorating the mill & grounds. Thank you so much for your help, fantastic facilities and ‘can dp’ attitude !

  • We couldn’t have asked for anything more.

    Posted by Mr & Mrs Khan on 29/01/2014

    When we decided to hold our Wedding here with you all at the Millhouse, never did we believe the wedding would be so perfect, from the reception we all received on arrival, the personal touches, the catering, flowers, entertainment and the lovely celebrant we can honestly say we couldn’t have asked for anything more.

    The venue, Steve and Manisiah as the owners and Jenny as the Wedding planner ensuring that we had the best suppliers available you all really pulled out all the stops to ensure everything was magical.

    We are so appreciative you managed to get a supplier to erect a Mandap and the Indian feast we had was one of the best we have savoured – all these in France !

    We shall cherish our stay with you all forever and hope dearly one day that we shall meet again.

     

  • All our guests want to come back !!

    Posted by Mr & Mrs Lee Gover on 29/01/2014

    Where do we begin? The venue is just gorgeous, everything we had hoped for and far, far more !

    Steve & Manisiah you have gone above and beyond and this special occasion would not have been possible without you.

    Everyone has complimented both yourselves and the house and grounds. We will never forget this truly magical occasion. Look forward to returning !!

     

  • Great attention to detail

    Posted by Mr & Mrs Best on 29/01/2014

    Our heartfelt thanks to you all for making our Wedding day perfect. Having spent weeks searching for the right venue you really did pull out all the stops to ensure that we had the best day imaginable and we can’t thank you enough to this.

    The attention to detail in the millhouse is first class, the hospitality we received was superb and not only did this make our Wedding stay extra special but every single one of our 90 guests wished they could have stayed longer.

    We will be back, there’s no doubt about it and really look forward to seeing you all again.

    Much love

     

  • The dream wedding

    Posted by Anne & Lee on 29/01/2014

    Both Lee and I want to thank you so much once again for everything you have done for us to make our dream Wedding come true. Many of the guests have already told us that this was by far the very best Wedding they had ever attended and I can truly say this has been down to you for making everything run so smoothly on the day.

    I must apologise for being such a bridezilla, yet you seemed to take everything in your stride, even my panic phone call to you at midnight two nights before we arrived.

    Jenny you were without a shadow of a doubt the best wedding planner we could have ever picked and words can’t express our heart felt thanks enough to you.

    Please do stay in touch with us and we promise to send you a post card from Bali.

    Loads of love

     

  • We would love to come back

    Posted by Nikki & Paul on 29/01/2014

    A massive thank you to you all for such a wonderful Wedding we had. We were overwhelmed by the luxury of the Millhouse and how you all made our day simply perfect. Our Wedding superseded any expectation we had and can’t thank you all enough. You all really gave us a 5* Wedding and we are so happy we chose to have our Wedding there with you. The food was exquisite, the music was perfect and the attention to detail throughout our stay – well what can we say. Thank you all so much and we would love to come back for an anniversary holiday in the very near future.

    Much love

     

  • Can’t thank you all enough

    Posted by Wendy and Peter Wong on 29/01/2014

    Wendy and I can’t thank you all enough for such an amazing Wedding. The professionalism, the luxury and the warm approach from you all really made our Wedding at the Millhouse extra special.

    The Wedding planning service was exceptional, nothing was missed and even though I am the most stressful person imaginable, Jenny made certain that the entire Wedding was stress free for us all and really pulled out all the stops to make our day magical. How on earth you manage to get a dragon dance organised for us is unbelievable ! Thank you all so much and thank you also to the suppliers who again were perfect.

     

     

  • You are worth your weight in gold thank you!

    Posted by Ciara & Graham on 29/01/2014

    I wanted to take a moment to drop you a short note to express once again our genuine and heartfelt thanks for everything you personally did to make the event an immense success. Your combination of professionalism, organisational prowess, 'can do' approach and personal warmth went a long way towards making the entire project enjoyable and that bit easier to manage.

    When we arrived, you very much came into your own (not to mention all the pre-arrival work you undertook) and nothing seemed too much trouble from the important stuff (timing of the ceremony, making guests feel welcome, etc) to the mundane (My inability to open plugholes in baths without adult supervision springs to mind). We both came away feeling that you are worth your weight in gold.

    I feel we should take you up on your offer to stop in for a coffee or a glass of wine when we are next in the region.

    With a project as complex and as emotionally charged as a wedding, you personally delivered a flawless result for us and we are very grateful that you gave up that high paid job in Britain and chose to run a well-hidden (and very beautiful) wedding venue deep in the breathtaking French countryside. Until we meet again, best wishes to you for the future.

     

     

  • Best Wedding imaginable

    Posted by Christine & Robert on 29/01/2014

    Back to earth with a bump from what can only be described as the best Wedding imaginable. Our daughter and son in law were overwhelmed with everything you did for them.

    Thank you all so so much for such a memorable stay. You should all be so proud of what you have achieved and the Millhouse really is a hidden gem.

    Luxurious goes without saying, even to all the fine details and you should really promote your Weddings as nothing short of 5* luxury.

    Continue the superb work and wishing you many many years of undoubted success.

    Best regards

    Christine and Robert / Parents of Bride and Groom

     

  • A truly amazing venue !

    Posted by Andrew & Martin on 29/01/2014

    Thank you Jen, Manisiah & Steve. You gave us the most memorable wedding day with such a beautiful backdrop. Everything was perfect from the moment we arrive to the day we say our goodbyes. Ever so supportive and nothing was too small for us to request. You are the best and we could not ask for more. Thank you, Thank you and Thank you again !

  • Fairy tale wedding

    Posted by Jo & Luke on 29/01/2014

    Thank you so much for making our day the most wonderful day of our lives, it was perfect, just like a fairy tale…. Not only that, you made our whole stay at the Millhouse perfect. Right from the start you were all so helpful. I didn’t even know where to begin planning a wedding, maybe that’s why I kept putting it off but Jenny made me feel at ease throughout! Even from early Skype conversations, where you asked me what kind of wedding I had in mind, slowly piece by piece it came together. With your experience and knowledge, I discovered what was right for us and what wasn’t.

    We wanted a smallish wedding with just 50 people but there was a part of me that was worried that I would regret that decision. That it would feel a little less special or spectacular, that it would miss the magic and ambiance that I wanted it to have. I need not have worried, the day had it all and more.

    On the big day, we did not have a single problem. You ensured it ran smoothly and was stress free for us. My maid of honour was shocked at how relaxed I actually was! Everything was perfect, down to the smallest details. When we had a question you were there to answer it…. I cannot praise you all enough!!!

    Our main advantage was not to have all of the guests on site with us, this made the whole experience even more personable and I would recommend this to anyone wanting to get married – keep the Mill for just immediate family and friends.

    Thank you all so much! I cannot praise and thank you the three of you enough….We wouldn’t change a single thing!!!

    I wish you all every success for your future, as I am sure that you will make hundreds more brides the happiest in the world!!

    Very best wishes,

     

  • Such an amazing place!

    Posted by Vicki & Martin on 29/01/2014

    Thank you very much for having us this weekend. You have all been fantastic. We were given such a warm welcome being collected at the airport. The Millhouse is such an amazing place we are both so glad we chose there to get married and between the 3 of you we couldn’t ask for anything more. We are super excited about April next year and can’t wait to see you guys again.

    Once again Thank You, all our love Vikki and Martin

     

  • It has been a very special week

    Posted by Ros and Jeremy Barnes on 29/07/2010

    Just the most perfect holiday for our three generations les dix-huit in this lovely, beautifully appointed and equipped house. Thank you Steve & Manisiah, for all your help. It has been very special indeed.

  • A fantastic week has gone incredible fast

    Posted by Morten Skaarnes & Family on 29/07/2010

    A fantastic week has gone incredible fast! This is a place with something for every taste, for large and small. A perfect place to cure soul and mind - and the family. A beautiful place with incredibly pleasant hosts. Everybody have fallen in love, and we will return next year! and the year thereafter... Thank you very much

  • What a wonderful place to spend a week

    Posted by Jeff & Joan Tree on 29/07/2010

    What a wonderful place to spend a week ! It's an idyllic thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • We have had a wonderful holiday

    Posted by Melinda and Eric J. on 29/07/2010

    We have had a wonderful holiday. The house is beautiful and the total en-suite facilities added so much. Your hospitality has helped to make the holiday very memorable.

  • Beautiful house in a fantastic setting

    Posted by Karl R on 29/07/2010

    Thank you for such a beautiful house in a fantastic setting and allowing us to enjoy a little slice of heaven. Our kids had a ball with the pool and the games you provided. You have really thought of absolutely everything for all ages.

  • A fantastic holiday had by one and all!

    Posted by The Johnsons, Duffins & Brabenders on 27/07/2010

    A fantastic holiday had by one and all! Beautiful house & gardens, facilities thoroughly thought through to accommodate everyones needs. Children had the most wonderful time and enjoyed every bit of their holiday. Thank you for making it a most pleasant experience.

  • We are definitely dreaming to come back one day

    Posted by Marcel & Eva on 26/07/2010

    From all over the world we flew in this week (Netherlands, Hawaii, Curacao) to celebrate moms birthday. WE had a wonderful week at the mill. The house is lovely, very child friendly and has everything you need. Manisiah and Steve are wonderful ! We hired Harriet, a very professional photographer to make pictures of our family gathering which was a great success ! We are definitely dreaming to come back one day !

  • We have discovered a new holiday spot

    Posted by Christopher B on 26/07/2010

    We are thoroughly impressed and have enjoyed our stay at The Millhouse. We have discovered a new holiday spot and a magical coastline that has been a well kept secret in the area. Were looking forward to many more holidays and good times with our hosts Steve and Manisiah.

  • We would highly recommend the Millhouse

    Posted by P. R on 26/07/2010

    Were very impressed with the attention to detail in this property. The quality of fittings and furnishings were above expectations. We have spent a week as part of a group of 16 and everyone had ample room to relax and enjoy their stay. We would highly recommend the Millhouse as a first class holiday home

  • We have had such a wonderful stay here at The Millhouse!

    Posted by Kristensen Family on 25/07/2010

    We have had such a wonderful stay here at The Millhouse! It was so much better than expected. A beautiful house in such an idyllic location, it has just been amazing. We had an opportunity to relax and celebrate with our closest family and friends with our every needs met in a place that feels like home. we actually wish it was home! The kids have so enjoyed the pool and play toys in the back garden. Your gardens are so beautiful too! Thank you Manisiah and Steve for all your help and thank you to both of you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We hope to be back someday.

  • What a wonderful weekend

    Posted by Amanda S. on 24/07/2010

    What a wonderful weekend. The house and setting is very special, we wish we could have stayed longer, but our time at the Millhouse will be fondly remembered by all.

  • We would certainly recommend

    Posted by The Smith Family on 24/07/2010

    We can only echo what other guests have said. This is a lovely house. The surrounding gardens are a pleasure, beautifully kept, and the pool area is fantastic. It is child friendly, but fun for adults, too. We would certainly recommend.

  • An absolutely fantastic house

    Posted by Geoff & Sue Dishman on 23/07/2010

    An absolutely fantastic house, exceeded only by the welcome and friendly help throughout our say of Steve & Manisiah. We cannot praise the whole experience enough.

  • We are most certainly not lost for words

    Posted by The Humans, The Cartons, The Carters on 23/07/2010

    We are most certainly not lost for words ! We never felt alone, Manisiah and Steve were incredibly helpful in making us feel at home and offering invaluable local advice. What a wonderful holiday. We will never forget the beautiful setting, the fabulous food and wine and the fabulous company. Nothing could have topped it better than the engagement of my little sister. Brilliant. We can't wait for the wedding at The Millhouse.

  • The house and surroundings are beautiful.

    Posted by Diana and Robin C on 23/07/2010

    We had a fantastic holiday with much to do and see. The house and surroundings are beautiful, and the hosts made sure we lacked nothing. Thank you for the conisderation you have

  • Memorable Christmas

    Posted by The Turkins, Glasses & Eliases on 22/07/2010

    More than a luxurious manor house, we were hoping for a space where a family of 15 aged from 3- 73 could relax individually as well as come together as a family. The Millhouse enabled us to do all of that. The amenities are comprehensive and luxurious but the design and configuration of the space means a large and diverse group can relax and celebrate together. However the defining difference between The Millhouse and other places we have stayed is the passion and competence and hospitality of Steve and Manisiah. Thank you Manisiah and Steve and of course The Millhouse for a memorable Christmas.

  • An absolutely fantastic house

    Posted by Sue D on 19/07/2010

    An absolutely fantastic house, exceeded only by the welcome and friendly help throughout our stay from Steve and Manisiah. We cannot praise the whole experience enough.

  • Wonderful stay at the Millhouse

    Posted by Al and Lene B on 17/07/2010

    We have had a wonderful stay here at the Millhouse. It was so much better than expected. It's a beautiful house in an idylllic location. The kids have enjoyed the pool and play toys in the back garden. Your gardens are so beautiful too as well. We hope to be back some day.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 18 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - £5,526.30
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - £7,184.20
January 6th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - £5,526.30
March 30th 2018 - April 7th 2018 - - £6,078.94
April 7th 2018 - June 9th 2018 - - £5,526.30
June 9th 2018 - July 7th 2018 - - £6,078.94
July 7th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £7,184.20
September 1st 2018 - September 15th 2018 - - £6,078.94
September 15th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - £5,526.30
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £7,184.20
January 5th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - - £5,526.30
March 29th 2019 - April 6th 2019 - - £6,078.94
April 6th 2019 - April 22nd 2019 - - £5,526.30

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - £6,880.26
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - £8,538.14
January 6th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - £6,880.26
March 30th 2018 - April 7th 2018 - - £7,432.88
April 7th 2018 - June 9th 2018 - - £6,880.26
June 9th 2018 - July 7th 2018 - - £7,432.88
July 7th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £8,538.14
September 1st 2018 - September 15th 2018 - - £7,432.88
September 15th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - £6,880.26
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £8,538.14
January 5th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - - £6,880.26
March 29th 2019 - April 6th 2019 - - £7,432.88
April 6th 2019 - April 22nd 2019 - - £6,880.26

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 21 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - £7,027.26
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - £8,685.14
January 6th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - £7,027.26
March 30th 2018 - April 7th 2018 - - £7,579.88
April 7th 2018 - June 9th 2018 - - £7,027.26
June 9th 2018 - July 7th 2018 - - £7,579.88
July 7th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £8,685.14
September 1st 2018 - September 15th 2018 - - £7,579.88
September 15th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - £7,027.26
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £8,685.14
January 5th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - - £7,027.26
March 29th 2019 - April 6th 2019 - - £7,579.88
April 6th 2019 - April 22nd 2019 - - £7,027.26

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 18 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - €5,952.21
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - €7,737.89
January 6th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - €5,952.21
March 30th 2018 - April 7th 2018 - - €6,547.44
April 7th 2018 - June 9th 2018 - - €5,952.21
June 9th 2018 - July 7th 2018 - - €6,547.44
July 7th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €7,737.89
September 1st 2018 - September 15th 2018 - - €6,547.44
September 15th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - €5,952.21
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €7,737.89
January 5th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - - €5,952.21
March 29th 2019 - April 6th 2019 - - €6,547.44
April 6th 2019 - April 22nd 2019 - - €5,952.21

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - €7,410.52
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - €9,196.18
January 6th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - €7,410.52
March 30th 2018 - April 7th 2018 - - €8,005.73
April 7th 2018 - June 9th 2018 - - €7,410.52
June 9th 2018 - July 7th 2018 - - €8,005.73
July 7th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €9,196.18
September 1st 2018 - September 15th 2018 - - €8,005.73
September 15th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - €7,410.52
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €9,196.18
January 5th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - - €7,410.52
March 29th 2019 - April 6th 2019 - - €8,005.73
April 6th 2019 - April 22nd 2019 - - €7,410.52

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 21 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - €7,568.85
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - €9,354.51
January 6th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - €7,568.85
March 30th 2018 - April 7th 2018 - - €8,164.06
April 7th 2018 - June 9th 2018 - - €7,568.85
June 9th 2018 - July 7th 2018 - - €8,164.06
July 7th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €9,354.51
September 1st 2018 - September 15th 2018 - - €8,164.06
September 15th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - €7,568.85
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €9,354.51
January 5th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - - €7,568.85
March 29th 2019 - April 6th 2019 - - €8,164.06
April 6th 2019 - April 22nd 2019 - - €7,568.85

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 18 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - $7,020.41
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - $9,126.53
January 6th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - $7,020.41
March 30th 2018 - April 7th 2018 - - $7,722.45
April 7th 2018 - June 9th 2018 - - $7,020.41
June 9th 2018 - July 7th 2018 - - $7,722.45
July 7th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $9,126.53
September 1st 2018 - September 15th 2018 - - $7,722.45
September 15th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - $7,020.41
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $9,126.53
January 5th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - - $7,020.41
March 29th 2019 - April 6th 2019 - - $7,722.45
April 6th 2019 - April 22nd 2019 - - $7,020.41

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 20 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - $8,740.42
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - $10,846.54
January 6th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - $8,740.42
March 30th 2018 - April 7th 2018 - - $9,442.46
April 7th 2018 - June 9th 2018 - - $8,740.42
June 9th 2018 - July 7th 2018 - - $9,442.46
July 7th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $10,846.54
September 1st 2018 - September 15th 2018 - - $9,442.46
September 15th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - $8,740.42
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $10,846.54
January 5th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - - $8,740.42
March 29th 2019 - April 6th 2019 - - $9,442.46
April 6th 2019 - April 22nd 2019 - - $8,740.42

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 21 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - $8,927.16
December 16th 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - $11,033.28
January 6th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - - $8,927.16
March 30th 2018 - April 7th 2018 - - $9,629.20
April 7th 2018 - June 9th 2018 - - $8,927.16
June 9th 2018 - July 7th 2018 - - $9,629.20
July 7th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $11,033.28
September 1st 2018 - September 15th 2018 - - $9,629.20
September 15th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - $8,927.16
December 15th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $11,033.28
January 5th 2019 - March 29th 2019 - - $8,927.16
March 29th 2019 - April 6th 2019 - - $9,629.20
April 6th 2019 - April 22nd 2019 - - $8,927.16

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