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Moulin de Bordes is many peoples dream home, a superbly equipped, fully air conditioned house which enjoys a first class location, 8 minutes by car to medieval Caylus with bars, restaurants and market, and just 15 minutes drive to delightful Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, voted this year one of France's 3 top towns.
The mill overlooks a quiet walking route in a walkers' paradise. Grounds, garden and pool are totally private, nothing is shared. There are two hugely popular 5 star rated restaurants to visit, each only ten minutes away - or if you prefer to stay at home you can always barbecue your own rainbow trout, fresh from the mill’s well stocked private lake.
Here is an intensely peaceful, dreamy and soporific world, famous as a nature haven and site of special scientific interest, home to Europe’s largest concentration of watermills, some of them dating back to the middle ages.
Officially a natural area of ecological fauna and flora, the Bonnette Valley is populated by deer, red squirrel, grey heron, kingfisher, otters, wild boar, foxes, hoopoe, horseshoe bats. The range of brightly coloured butterflies and dragonfly is breath-taking. Each day brings something fresh to see.
On the first floor is the open plan kitchen with breakfast table and dining room with lounge seating for 8 and table to seat 8 persons.
The fully fitted kitchen has twin bowl sink/waste disposal unit, gas hob, double electric oven, microwave, electric kettle, dishwasher, large fridge with water dispenser, separate freezer, food processor, grinder, knife block with sharp knives.
Twin sinks, electric kettle, washing machine, tumbledryer
The basement houses tv and music room with comfy ‘L’ shaped sofa seating 6. It features a top quality hi-fi system, 100cm tv, library, cds and films in both English and French. There is a cloakroom with wash basin on this level.
Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed, 1 cot
Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed, 1 single fold down bed
Bedroom 4 - 1 small double and 1 single bed
Bedrooms 1,2 and 3 have luxury pocketed spring mattresses top quality cotton linen, feather pillows, towel rails and hair dryers.
Bedroom 4 offers 2 memory foam incorporated mattresses
Bedroom 1: shower, washbasin.
Bedroom 2: shower, washbasin. Separate toilet for these rooms.
Bedroom 3: Large Italian shower, washbasin, independent toilet.
Bedroom 4 has access to the independent toilet with washbasin and hand controlled shower
En suite fully tiled thermostatic showers with glass doors and ceramic shower trays enjoy 24/7 air extraction.
Log fire and reversible air conditioning
Wide screen tv, dvd player, hi-fi, private fishing, lots of space for ball games.
The long, wide stretch of land in which Moulin de Borde is situated is the sunniest, most desirable part of the 20 km Bonnette valley,
The house has 2 covered terraces, one with dining table for eight and bbq. There is extensive decking around the pool where you will find eight lounger chairs. The terrace is gated for child safety.
The 10m x 4.5 x 1.30 infinity salt system pool is unique in the world. It lends swimming an incredibly open feel by giving the appearance of joining the river, whilst in reality the river flows under the pool and house.
The pool is serviced by a pump so powerful it has more the buoyancy of the ocean. Four children so far have swum unaided here for the first time. Attractively constructed in stone the pool has a smooth base with easy access via 6 large corner steps. For your health and comfort ph and salt (chlorine) levels are monitored and adjusted automatically.
Outside parking for 4 cars.
This property is unsuitable for disabled persons.
The layout is in 3 discreet zones which can be useful for larger parties.
The 2 spiral staircases are suitable for all age groups with 65 cm wide treads and 24 cm risers.
Bedrooms 1 and 2 on the second floor enjoy level access to a separate toilet.
Bedrooms 3 and 4 at basement level enjoy access to a separate cloakroom with toilet, washbasin and shower douche.
Whilst the house can sleep up to 9, the outside table seats up to 8 in one sitting with an additional table to seat 2. Indoors accommodates up to 10 in one sitting.
Our guests arrive to fresh stocks of tea, coffee, spices, dishwasher products, toilet rolls and cleaning agents. There's no security deposit. We rely upon you to inform us of any damage or breakages. A copy of our booking conditions is available on request.
Changeover day - changeover is on Saturday, arrival 4.00pm departure 10.00am. Arrival and departure times may be altered to fit your requirements depending upon the booking calendar.
A comprehensive local on-line guide is available at your request