|Le Moulin de la Quentiniere||Self Catering||Saturday||5||10||6||Plus x4 double sofabeds / x2 airbeds / x2 cots|
Set in the beautiful countryside of Pays de la Loire in France, the estate of Le Moulin de la Quentiniere comprises two stunning luxury 5 bedroom houses and a fantastic leisure complex complete with indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, gymnasium and gamesroom.
Outside, the courtyard leads down to a large garden for lazy days playing boules, British bulldog, football and rounders or just lying back and watching the clouds drift by....
The landscape surrounding this wonderful French property offers a vista of rolling pastures, grazing cattle and quiet roads.
Complete with quaint villages and friendly locals; an idyllic setting to while away the hours. Sit outside on the patio and enjoy un grand cafe, un kir de cassis or the local delicacy, un verre du pommeau....
We are located in the little village of Desertines, in the town of Gorron, the Mayenne department of the Pays de la Loire. For those who like to explore, it is an ideal base from which to travel to other places of interest.
Famous for its culinary superiority, France is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, receiving over 80 million foreign visitors each year. Visitors are attracted by the historic cities, the beautiful countryside along with the abundance of castles situated in the Loire Valley, and Brittany and Normandy. In addition, France offers an agreeable climate, some excellent beaches and a rich culture with food and wines that are among the most celebrated in the world.
Le Moulin started out as a flour mill, briefly occupied during the Second World War, providing milled flour to local residents and the surrounding areas. It was typical of a working mill, producing high quality stone ground flour. The bags were levered down by a pulley system - which is now the balcony of ’Le Soleil’, our lovely sunny suite on the third floor, with the large waterwheel still evident at the back of the property.
Originally part of the estate owned by the Montecot family, it was bought by the Kipping family in December 2006 as ’one large 5 bedroomed house with masses of outbuildings with great potential’. The large 5 bedroomed house referred to is now known as ’La Petite Maison’; ’Le Moulin’ was dingy looking, mostly derelict, with 4 levels of woodworm infested, rotting floors! Work on the refurbishment commenced in earnest 18 months later.
Now, we are happy to say, we have created around 9,500 sq ft of modern, stylish accommodation with each 400 sq ft bedroom suite boasting fantastic furnishings and a luxurious bathroom with walk in shower. In total, we are now able to accommodate up to 24 people. The main living space - the salon - is around 1,500 sq ft and has been kitted out with a projector, stereo sound system and cinema screen.
* large Rayburn which mainly fires the radiators in this area
* electric hob and oven
* large commercial microwave, large water urn
* kettle, toaster, coffee grinder, expresso machine, assorted cafetieres
* chopping boards, knife block
* small food processor
* cutlery, bbq cutlery, various utensils, pots and pans
* small tumblers, large tumblers, cups, milk jugs, sugar bowls, gravy boat
* wine glasses
* plates, dishes, crockery
* trays, serving platters, ovenware, baking trays, cake stands
* first aid box
* 3 eight-seater tables
* lounge area with sofa and coffee-table
* 2 sideboards housing wine glasses, crockery
Ground floor tv room with 50" tv, comfy sofa and large sofabed. This room also has two tub chairs and an occasional table
storage unit with books, toys and games.
First floor salon 1500 sq ft with cinema projector and screen, stereo sound system.
Leading to gamesroom with table football, pool table and table tennis table.
Each bedroom suite features:
king size bed, bedside table with lamp
hospitality tray with complimentary tea, coffee, coffee table/unit
double wardrobe/fitted wardrobe
chest of drawers
Tv and dvd player
*Les Nuages has an 'L' shaped corner suite and not a sofabed
Each bedroom has an ensuite featuring:
shower unit, large bath
double handwash basin* with unit
complimentary bathroom toiletries
*Les Nuages has a single handwash basin.
All the heating in Le Moulin is provided by underfloor heating.
Guests are welcome to make use of the books, toys and games provided in the ground tv room.
Spend some time in the gamesroom which leads off the salon in Le Moulin.
Use of the onsite leisure complex with indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, gymnasium, gamesroom with table tennis, snooker table, pool table, Wii and Xbox consoles.
Le Moulin has a 1/4 of acre of garden space for guests to enjoy.
The patio area immediately outside of the property is furnished with patio tables and chairs and a bbq for guests use.
Free parking is provided on the large courtyard to the front of the property.
There is no wheelchair access to the property.
No smoking is allowed in any area of the property.
We have provided a utility room for guests use with:
* large capacity washing machine
* large capacity tumble drier
* clothes airers
* iron / ironing board / large table with ironing press
* assortment of cleaning equipment
* wash baskets
* additional fridge with ice box
Hello, I'm a working mother and myself and my hubby bought this property when we saw it and fell in love with it :)<br/>Over the years, we have lovingly restored it and made it into a holiday home we hope people would like to stay in and come back to again and again.<br/><br/>It's a gorgeous property and modern inside whilst retaining that French 'je ne sais quoi' that we all would like to know and love ;)
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||We have visited a lot of areas in France and feel that Desertines, France is a lovely, rural location with a lot of friendly people, a place to relax and enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle. It is an ideal location for the best of both worlds; when you want to go and explore busy bustling towns or quiet countryside, then come back and chillax.|
|Unique benefits of property||It offers the best of both worlds - a lovely rural location in quiet countryside and not far from lively pubs and restaurants and market villages and towns.|
Please bear in mind that this is not an exhaustive list and we provide all our guests with a Welcome Pack with ideas of places to visit, restaurants to check out and much more...
The Red Lion, public house, Desertines - a great little local pub that also has a lot of feature days/evenings (and it's only a 15 minute walk from the house).
Natalie's, Desertines - again, 15 minutes walk for some great local food; plat du jour for around 15 euros.
Cafe Gourmand, Gorron.
Loisirs de la Colmont, Gorron - high wires, kayaking, bike hire, swin-golf, paintballing, loads to do here and not just for the kids!
The town of Fougères - one of the main reasons to visit is to see its magnificent castle, one of the finest fortresses in Europe.