Mill house in Charente Maritime - Chez Moulin

Stone Mill House in Charente Maritime

Chez Moulin de Beaumont is an old stone millhouse in Charente Maritime, which has been been renovated to provide a light, airy place to stay.  With 3 bedrooms, a family bathrooom, en suite shower room, open plan kitchen and sitting room, there is plenty of space to enjoy this beautiful millhouse.
Le Moulin from pool path
Le Moulin from pool path
Secluded Heated Pool
Secluded Heated Pool
Well Equipped Kitchen
Well Equipped Kitchen
Sunny Sitting Room
Sunny Sitting Room
 Bedroom with en suite
Bedroom with en suite
2nd Double Bedroom
2nd Double Bedroom

French doors lead to the enclosed patio with views of the pool, stream, garden; in which, many flowers, plants, herbs, fig and persimmon trees grow.  Please feel free to pick and use the herbs for your culinary dishes, during your stay.

With the aim of helping you make the most of your holiday, pool and garden furniture, (as well as garden games, such as boules and badminton), are all provided, plus of course, the all essential barbecue and tools. Bikes are also available, making the trip to the boulangerie, a relaxing 5 minute cycle ride away.

The secluded walled and terraced solar heated pool (10m x 5m), is a great sun trap and is for the exclusive use of holiday guests. There is an extensive terrace with ambiant lighting so you can swim all night or just enjoy balmy evenings by the pool.  In order to comply with French safety recommendations, the pool is also fenced and gated.

Kitchen - at the Heart of the Mill House

This open plan kitchen area has most necessary mod cons needed to make your stay a comfortable one.  There is all the usual kitchen equipment, including a microwave and dishwasher.  There is even a cool bag and picnic plates provided for your day trips out. The dining table seats eight comfortably. 

There is a folder setting out local information, a guide to restaurants, towns to visit and 'things to do' in and around the area.


Two Sitting Rooms - Downstairs and Upstairs

New for May 2016 is a cosy, but bright sitting room with two large sofas, TV and wood burning stove, which leads to a south west facing covered loggia, complete with outside sofa, two arm chairs and table. A perfect space for relaxing when taking time out from a dip in the pool.

The feature staircase leads to a further bright, sunny sitting area. To help you relax here there's a sofa, beautiful French 'day bed', a second TV for a DVD player, a selection of DVDs, a small library of paperbacks, colouring books for the younger members of the family, board games, travel chess and jigsaw puzzles for your enjoyment. WiFi is also available.


Upstairs Double Bedroom with en suite shower room

The upstairs double bedroom overlooks the pool area, stream, bridge, garden and farmer's fields beyond.  It has plenty of space to accommodate a wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and full length mirror. There is also an en suite shower room, with  WC and wash basin too.


Bathroom & Downstairs Double Bedroom

The bathroom and one double bedroom are on the ground floor.  As well as the double bed, there is also a wardrobe with plenty of hanging space, chest of drawers and bedside tables. This bedroom looks out over the front of the house, where the farmer grows peppers, tomatoes, aubergines etc. The bathroom is fully tiled and complete with corner bath, shower, washbasin and WC. 


Twin Bedroom

The second upstairs bedroom is a twin bedded room with a wardrobe with lots of hanging space and shelves and a chest of drawers.  If requested, a 'Z' bed can be made available to enable 3 children to share a room.  A cot can also be provided upon request.


The Garden

As well as proving to be a wildlife haven, the garden provides hours of fun 'pond-dipping' for crayfish, tadpoles and small fish.  All we ask is that anything caught is carefully returned to the stream or mill pond opposite the house.  The moulin's interesting garden is part of the charm of the property, being large enough to play ball games, endlessly run around or simply find a quiet, sheltered spot to tuck yourself away in with a good book and just your thoughts.


Linen for the Mill House in Charente Maritime

All bed linen is included in the cost of your holiday, as well as hand, bath and tea towels.  However, beach/pool towels are not included but can be provided at a small additional cost, which can be especially useful for guests who are flying. For guests' use, an automatic washing machine, iron, ironing board and tumble dryer* are also provided and included in the cost of your holiday. They are situated in the utility room just off the kitchen.

* Tumble drier is for winter lets only.