3 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) Gite in Deux-Sèvres

Beautiful Unique Water Mill

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Heated Pool, Private Pool, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: MR Jason Satterthwaite
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Property Type: Gite
Location: Deux-Sèvres
Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum nights stay: 7
Low season price per week: £795
High season price per week: £1395
Average price per week:£995
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Unique ancient Water Mill self-catering property. With it's original 18th century workings, offering high class Holiday rentals with helpful, discreet French/English owners on site. Comfortably sleeps six with it's wooden solar heated above ground pool, set in acres of landscaped gardens, in a little village. The house is minutes from the bustling medieval market town of Melle, famous for it's silver mines and all it's amenities. And within easy reach of golden beaches,Cognac, La Rochelle, Futuroscope, Zoo's, Green Venice, Monkey Valley and so much more.

This beautiful water-mill rental has been renovated and furnished to a very high standard maintaining its illuminated mill workings & fitted kitchen in the original millrace where fish can still be seen swimming. The lounge/dining room has just been converted into a "low carbon" area (waterwheel electricity, rain water toilet, Solar hot water etc..) Large flat screen Sky TV, large patio doors that look out across the garden.A fully fitted kitchen has been installed in the original mill race, indoor fishing! Large work surfaces with double sink, microwave/grill, oven, microwave,dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, toaster and large fridge/freezer.The 'machine room' has a stone flagged floor,oak beams and the original 18th century illuminated mill workings, armchairs/settee, SKY TV/DVD, Sound system, books and games. A wide hardwood staircase leads to the first floor where there are 3 bedrooms. The 'Oak room' with the old mill stones embedded in the floor has a double bed,wardrobe, TV/DVD player & en suite shower room, WC, hand basin. Annexed 'Millers room' with 2x single beds which can also be accessed by its own private balcony. A third double bedroom called the "Granary" has a TV/DVD with en suite Jacuzzi bath, separate WC and host's a four poster bed and a single bed.All bedrooms are equipped with electric fans to keep you cool in the hot summer months.

The "Green Venice" (Marais Poitevin) is only a pleasant 40 minutes drive. An hour to the south is Cognac with its many distilleries offering guided tours, including the famous Hennessy, Martell and Remy Martin. Wildlife parks, historical buildings, chateaux, museums, aquariums, golf courses and theme parks make this area the perfect choice for that very special holiday that bring returning guests year after year.

Facilities include, Free Wi-Fi ,French & English TV, Badminton, Table Tennis, Boules, 6" snooker table, mountain bikes, 7m x 4m x 1.3m Solar Heated Plunge Pool, Gas & charcoal Barbeques, River side Bread oven covered Barbeque eating area, Mill pool covered eating area, garden furniture. Sun loungers
We try to be as flexible as possible with out of season bookings but July and August bookings are Saturday to Saturday .

Our sincere apologies we have had to replace our 20 + year website with our Facebook page because our web host went bust ! Please don't hesitate getting in touch if you have any enquiries, require more info or pics etc ! j.satterthwaite@free.fr

11 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

The most perfect place to stay

By D.Hoskins on 22-May-2022

The warmest welcome from great hosts and it just gets better from there. We had the most wonderful welcome basket which was very thoughtful and some stunning flowers. It’s been our third stay in this top quality property and each time the hosts have done more work and made it even better. The mill is steeped in history but has been converted so that is is super comfortable and done to the highest quality. They’ve really thought of everything, the garden is fully landscaped with a pool and is truly delightful. There’s a massive family room which is tastefully appointed and wonderful to relax in. There are goats, ducks and chickens in a contained area so you can mix with them if you love animals or keep your distance if you’re not sure. There are books and magazines for you to borrow, games to play, or just sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. Lots of places to visit locally and Jason and Marie-Laure are happy to help with suggestions. The house is spotlessly clean and the grounds are very well maintained, it’s lovely to wander round them and appreciate everything that has been done. We’ve only just returned home and are already planning our next trip. Read less Visited May 2022

It’s got to be seen to be believed

By R.Hunnybun on 03-Nov-2022

Shamefully we did very little. We had great plans to explore this beautiful region of France, but the tranquil paradise was so enthralling we just didn’t want to leave it. The tropical gardens, feeding the goats, ducks, hens (and feeding the fish in the Mill Race), playing with the security cat, and of course the beautiful pool. You are spoilt for choice of where to relax, sun or shade, and inside the luxurious lounge is so comfy with a huge TV. However, we very rarely used it, choosing to be outside from dawn to dusk. No review can capsule the beauty of the place, and the lavish welcoming basket plus the fresh produce that arrived on our doorstep mid week was more than an added bonus. Jason and Marie-Laurie are the perfect hosts with the right balance of being available but also unobtrusive and so very laid back and helpful (even to the point of providing last minute oil for the car which would have broken down on drive back without it!) The bed was super comfy, the bath luxurious, everywhere so tastefully furnished. We couldn’t fault a thing. We have stayed in so many rentals over the years I can can honestly say this far surpasses anywhere else. But hey don’t take my word for it…. See it for yourself. We will definitely be back, and next time perhaps we will be a little more adventurous. Thank you so much to you both for such a wonderful week. The place and yourselves are awesome. As Alison said… you have nailed it! Read less Visited August 2022

Le Moulin de la Combe,Paizay-le-Tort-

By Andy R on 29-Oct-2018

We have recently returned from a weeks stay at Le Moulin de la Combe and what a great week we had! The converted water mill is a superb place to stay.There are three bedrooms,one with a four poster bed. The accommodation is comfortable,practical and also very interesting with its waterwheels and collection of antiques dotted around the rooms. The beautiful garden is a lovely place to relax,reading a book by the stream in the sunshine was an ideal way to spend a a lazy day. We visited the nearby market town of Lezey and had a day at the beach on the Ile D’Oleron.The silver mines in Melle are well worth a visit too. Jason and Marie-Laure who own the property are nearby and are a great source of local knowledge and are excellent hosts.The massive amount of work that they have put into this property over the years really shines through.The lovely welcoming basket of goods and the chance to purchase selected bottles of wine at the property are nice extra touches. We think that this is a special place to stay.It was only my wife and I who visited but the property would easily accommodate six people. We will definitely return to this property on our next visit to the Poitou-Charantes area of France.


Octobre -Avril Low £795
Avril-May Mid £895
June High £995
July-August Peak
September High £995



Children Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library
Pool Table
Table Tennis
Heated Pool
Private Pool


Away from it all
Farm holidays
Tourist attractions