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Le Moulin De La Combe Cottage Melle

Le Moulin De La Combe

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Phone: (0033) (0)549271923

Beautifully converted Water Mill dating in parts to medieval times, with heated "Plunge Pool", sleeps 6.

  • Price from 350 GBP / Week
  • Capacity up to 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
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Last updated: 01/13/2006

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This beautifully converted Water Mill 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, with a 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.

The Water Mill has been renovated and furnished to a very high standard, including the stunning '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.

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 with wc, 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, en suite with Jacuzzi bath, separate WC, 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! On site facilities include a closed children's garden with heated plunge pool (5m x 1m), covered eating area, boules, badminton pitch, table tennis and 5 mountain bikes. Baby sitting and evening meals can be provided if required.

Prices & deals

Lowest Weekly Price:
350 GBP
Highest Weekly Price:
995 GBP
Cleaning fee:
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

Poitou-Charentes lies in sunny mid-western France and comprises four administrative departments, each with its own lively and attractive regional capital city:
Deux Sevres (capital Niort)
Vienne (capital Poitiers)
Charentes (capital Angouleme)
Charentes-Maritime (capital La Rochelle)

Each of the four departments possesses its own regional identity, largely as a result of its geographical location. The westernmost region includes both flat, grain-producing plains and coastal marshland - much of it a protected nature reserve.
Inland to the north lie the celebrated network of tranquil waterways and lush meadow known as the Marais Poitevin, whilst further south the Cognac area is characterised by its wealth of productive vineyards supplying grapes for both the illustrious brandy and its aperitif close relative, Pineau de Charentes.
Elsewhere, in northern Charente and Vienne, for example, you will pass through gently undulating fields of sunflowers, maize, rape and wheat.
Throughout the region, the landscape also features coppiced woodlands of chestnut, oak, cherry, holly and acacia, lending colour throughout the seasons. Here and there, lone mature walnut trees stand like sentinels. The effect, whatever the season, is both beautiful and rich in its variety.

Le Moulin De la Combe, Paizay Le Tort, 79500, Melle, France
Accommodation located in:
countryside, near cultural interest, near fishing area, near golf course, near historical interest, near horse riding, near shopping area, near tennis courts, rural, village, waterfront!

Amenities & services

At Le Moulin De La Combe you may just want to laze around the swimming pool, find a shaded area under the trees to read your book, wander up to the local bar for an aperitif and a game of pool, or have fun cooking a barbeque. However, for the more active holiday goer there is still plenty to do.

The Mill is 3 miles from the Historic town of Melle. You can easily spend a day shopping (the market is on Friday morning) or seeing the sights. The town has three beautiful historical churches, plenty of bars in which to sit and watch the world go by or, for the ramblers, the old royal silver mines and a path of discovery are worth a visit. There is also a cinema and squash courts.

The countryside surrounding Melle is also very pretty and you can enjoy a scenic drive to visit other villages, perhaps on their market day. The brocante shops are also worth visiting as they are full of little treasures and are dotted down almost every country lane - just look out for the signs.

Alternatively, spend a day on the fabulous sandy beaches of the Charente-Maritime and visit the bustling harbour town of La Rochelle with its fine houses and quaint arcaded streets, all within one hour's drive.

Niort is a 30 minute drive and is an excellent day out. You can play golf or look around the many shops, meeting up late afternoon to sit at one of the pavement bars for an aperitif and a reasonably priced meal.

To the west of Niort you will find the Marais-Poitevin or "Green Venice". The protected park is a rich fenland labyrinth, crossed by hundreds of canals, now mainly used for pleasure trips in flat-bottomed boats (although some of the locals still use it to transport goats and cattle).

Visit Cognac and spend a day touring the distilleries and wineries, sample the cheeses and the fresh crusty bread.

Poitiers is steeped in history with its Romanesque churches, half-timbered houses and ancient marketplace dominated by the cathedral "Notre-Dame". Just 10 minutes drive from the city centre you arrive at what is, undoubtedly, the region's largest tourist attraction, Futurescope. This is Europe's premier image theme park.
Attractions include giant IMAX cinema screens, 3D cinemas, virtual reality Internet Park and much more.

There are also several very nice golf courses within one hour's drive of the Watermill.

However, you choose to spend your holiday, we guarantee you'll never be bored in this area.

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Single beds: 3
  • Double beds: 2
  • Baby cots: 1
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 1


  • Yes Bath:
  • Yes Hair Drier:
  • Yes Shower:
  • Yes Towels:


  • Yes Washing Machine:
  • No Work Desk:
  • Yes Bed Sheets:
  • Yes Bikes:
  • No Cable/Satelite TV:
  • No Internet Broadband:
  • No Internet Dial Up:
  • Yes Ironing Board:
  • Yes Stereo/Radio System:
  • Yes Library:
  • No Telephone:
  • Yes DVD Player:
  • No Fax:


  • No Butler Service:
  • No House Chef:
  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:


  • Yes Fridge & Freezer:
  • Yes Crockery & Utensils:
  • Yes Dish Washer:
  • Yes Microwave:
  • Yes Oven:
  • No American Kitchen:

Living room

  • No Fireplace:
  • Yes Sofa Bed:
  • Yes Table & Chairs:


  • No Private Beach:
  • Yes Barbecue:
  • No Sauna:
  • Yes Garden:
  • No Shared Bathroom:
  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • Yes Swimming Pool:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • Yes Tennis Court:
  • Yes Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • Yes Pets Welcome:


  • No Safe:
  • No Sea View:
  • Yes Central Heating:
  • No City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • No Air Conditioning:
  • No DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • Yes Balcony:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only

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