|Knoops Cottage at Moulin de Samaran||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1|
At the end of a tree lined drive lies the Moulin de Samaran. It was substantially re-built in its original style during the 1990s using the ancient foundations which date back to its origins in 1728. The watermill, sitting on a bank of the River Save and straddling the mill leat, is surrounded by a small formal garden and 18 acres of meadow and wild woodland, the whole of which constitutes its river island.
Attached to rear of the mill building and with its own woodland garden, the secluded cottage with its high beamed ceiling, gives it a mountain chalet feel. It is entered via a private gravel path off the main drive.
The front door, opening off the terrace, leads to the main reception room, which is open plan and separated from the fully equipped kitchen by a fitted dining table and chairs. An open staircase leads via a galleried landing to two bedrooms (one double and one twin) and a bathroom with full size bath and separate shower cabinet.
A fully fitted kitchen with grill oven and microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher, gas hob and coffee filter machine.
Open plan salon with inset log burning fireplace. UK satellite television, together with dvd and cd players. Three-piece suite, coffee-table and large antique sideboard.
One double room with dressing table and large wardrobe. One twin bedded room.
Full size bath with separate shower cabinet.
Log burning fireplace, electric heaters or fan assisted oil stoves.
UK satellite tv, dvd player, library of books and dvds, boardgames and jigsaw puzzles, mountain bikes (helmets not supplied on hygiene grounds).
A barbecue is provided, together with charcoal.
In addition to the private terrace, there is a larger sunterrace overlooking the river, together with full use of all grounds.
Ample parking available at the front of the mill building
A car is a must.
Known as the "Pink City", this is a good day out to look at the ancient buildings, 2 cathedrals and, of course, do some shopping. There is a short boat trip on the local canal and a day trip including lunch on the Canal du Midi. There is a cinema complex which shows the latest UK and American films in their orignal languages.
Warm welcome by the hosts! A home-made cake and a loaf of bread for our arrival, plus lots of other goodies including a bottle of wine:) A private patio, a stream by the property, extensive grounds, plus an indoor pool - it was wonderful in late-September heat. A spacious wing of a former mill. Property shaded and views obscured somewhat by mature trees. A car is essential to reach regional places of interest, such as Lourdes. Spotlessly clean and well maintained. Good value. Thanks!
Thank you for your kind comments, it is always pleasing to have ones hard work appreciated. As for the trees, they are due to be thinned out this winter to improve the view without reducing the privacy of the cottage. Once again, thank you.
Very comfortable and the hosts were really helpful and friendly.
Very quiet and peaceful
Very comfortable gite with all facilities. No view except trees from gite which is a shame. Owners on site and available if required. Very friendly and approachable. Lovely welcome pack awaiting on our arrival. Not many local amenities but restaurants we tried were fine.
Thank you for your review, it is much appreciated.
Good accommodation, clean and well situated, the owners were most helpful and friendly.
We had a great holiday, and would thoroughly recommend this gite.