Moulin du Chemin
The earliest known date of le Moulin du Chemin is 1643 and the mill made flour until the 1950's when electricity took over from water as the energy-source for milling. The site was subsequently split between three owners - the mill building, the miller's house and farm buildings (the base of Moulin Holidays) and some adjacent parcels of land. Restoration of buildings which had fallen into disrepair commenced in the 1980's. The miller's house was acquired by Carolynn Grimaldi and Peter Roche in 1993 and has been operated by them as a holiday-centre since May 1994. The first guests came to ride horses and soon holiday activities were extended to include walking and then cycling. Relaxing has always been a feature at le Moulin du Chemin. The pretty terrace is shaded with an ancient wisteria and the heated pool is very inviting.
Guestrooms are well-appointed, each with its own individual character and en-suite bathroom or shower. Tea and coffee making resources are provided in the guestrooms as well as bathroom and pool towels, soap, hairdryers, etc.The garden, the pool and terrace and pergola, etc, are your disposal. The pool is open April to October, pool-towels are provided and the pool temperature is maintained between 27°C-29°C.
Breakfasts and evening meals are served in le Moulin’s sunny dining room, alfresco under the pergola or at a prearranged picnic site. Aperitifs-at-seven are usually served under the pergola or – early and late in the season, depending on the outside temperature – in le Moulin’s lounge with a roaring log fire.
Holidays at le Moulin are celebrated for superb cuisine, excellent wines and a wonderful ambiance.
Traditional breakfasts consist of crusty French bread and fresh croissants brought from the boulangerie each morning, delicious local butter and honey, conserves prepared at le Moulin using local fruit, and steaming hot coffee, tea or chocolate. Muesli, cereal flakes, dried fruit and yoghurt are also provided at breakfast as well as a generous selection of seasonal fresh fruits.
First-class packed lunches comprise a half baguette sandwich – a different delicious filling each day – and you choose from the plentiful supply of cold beverages, fresh fruits, crisps, cakes, chocolate bars, cereal bars, etc, provided.
Four-course evening meals comprise starter, main course such as traditionally-reared chicken prepared with Dijon mustard, tenderloin of pork encroute, roast spatchcocked quail, etc, a wonderful array of cheeses, dessert and coffee (or tea, verveine, camomile, etc). Every day a different menu.
Plenty of excellent wine is served during aperitifs-at-seven and with the evening meal. A selection of more than twelve brilliant wines are served during a six-night holiday.
A well-stocked guests' drinks-fridge is also available 24/7
Unlike many holidays, all meals and drinks throughout your stay are included in the price.
As an addendum to the wonderful regular cuisine, le Moulin also has a long and proud tradition of varied, interesting and imaginative vegetarian cuisine – please advise BelleFrance in advance if you require vegetarian or another special diet.
- Based at a family operated auberge in western France
- Delightful gardens
- Heated swimming pool
- Miles of secluded paths and lanes in unspoiled and varying countryside give the opportunity for delightful walking in an idyllic environment
- Friendly advice and helpful information are freely available from your hosts
- Exceptional hospitality, superb cuisine, and free flowing wines
- Everything during your stay is included in the price - all meals and drinks - even the postcards are free
- Each evening aperitifs-at-seven are followed by an amicable four course evening meal and excellent wines
- Delighted to cater for vegetarians, just let us know when you make your booking
- Le Moulin has just 5 rooms so there are never more than 10 guests
Moulin du Chemin
Explore the idyllic countryside of the Pays de GatineA single-centre holiday based at le Moulin du Chemin, a wonderful little Maison d’Hôte (guesthouse) hidden in a leafy valley in deepest rural France. The Maison d’Hôte was established by the present proprietors in 1993, in a r...