In the heart of the the Midi-Pyrénées region of south-west France lies a rare gem. Le Moulin, originally a 13th century water mill, is now a charming luxury villa, with a swimming pool, tennis court and the River Célé running through its magnificent grounds.
To reach the villa, fly to Toulouse, and it’s a 2-hour drive north into the Parc Naturel Regional des Causses du Quercy. The villa is in a valley within this national park, which is known as a walker’s paradise. Grab a map from the sitting room and head out on one of the well-marked foot paths to explore the valley or visit nearby villages. Alternatively, head beyond the valley into the wild countryside on horseback or take a gentle cycle along the river road. The local town, Carjac, is a 15-minute drive, where you can stock up on supplies from the boulangeries, charcuteries, wine merchants and delicatessens. Visit on a Saturday and you’ll find a bustling market in the beautiful town square.
Le Moulin sleeps up to 12 guests across three properties: The Miller’s House, The Tower and The Cottage. The Miller’s House has spacious master bedroom with en suite, a garden double bedroom with a bathroom next door and a further twin/double bedroom with en suite. The Tower has a family bedroom that can be arranged as a twin or double, with the option for a third small bed, and a master bedroom in the attic, both with en suites. The Cottage sits at the end of the drive and has a twin/double bedroom with en suite. The Miller’s House has an open-plan, farmhouse kitchen and living/dining room with a large working fireplace. In summer, there are two dining terraces to choose from; the first is a terrace next to the kitchen, shaded by a mature grapevine, and the second is on the terrace that connects the main house to The Tower. Le Moulin boasts an extensive range of outdoor facilities within its 25-acre grounds. There’s a grass tennis court and a croquet lawn, with equipment provided for each, and a private swimming pool. By the river you’ll find a ping-pong table and kayaks to keep you entertained or opt to just take it easy in one of the hammocks.
This exclusive villa is run to a very high standard by a team of staff including an estate manager, housekeeper and local gardener. Guests will arrive to a welcome basket, Kikoy robes and towels, and will enjoy a daily housekeeping service throughout their stay.
Packed with character and plenty of facilities, Le Moulin is a much-loved villa rental. This luxury rural villa in the heart of the Midi-Pyrénées has all the ingredients for a memorable holiday with family or friends.