Mill End

Occitanie, France
7
3
4
Sleeps up to 7 in total plus 3 infants in cots in 4 bedrooms
Price
£1122 - £1122 per week
This is one of 3 properties at The Water Mill - click here for the others visited and approved by us

Top 10 Reasons to Stay Here

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Based on a small French cluster with characterful interiors
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Stunning river views
3
Special 'Mum's Treat Package' included
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Shared heated pool with pool toys
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Playground, lots of toys and games
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Large private terrace and balcony
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Floor to ceiling windows
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Shared play room
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Nearby villages, family activities and towns
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30-40 minute drive to the beach

Guest Reviews

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Special Offer

 FREE MUM'S TREAT PACKAGE

Book one week or more at The Water Mill (Aubriete, Mill End or Massette) and you will get:

20€ voucher for a pizza delivery night for the whole family
40€ voucher for an evening's babysitting
40€ voucher for a massage or treatment for mum

Or alternatively use any of the above vouchers towards a home cooked meal.

For stays of 7 nights or more. One Mum's Treat Package per booking. Offer subject to availability, and ends at the end of October 2018.



Features

Pool protected by fencing

The Property

Double bedrooms two double bedrooms, one ensuite
Twin bedrooms one twin bedroom
Single bedrooms 1 child's single room
Bathrooms 1 bathroom and one shower room
Living room with two sofas and balcony

Local Information

Nearest village/town 5 minutes walk to 2 restaurants, breadshop, bar
Nearest supermarket Sommieres 5 minutes' by car
Nearest doctor Sommieres
Nearest A&E Nimes 25 minutes' drive
Nearest beach La Grande Motte, 35km, 40 minutes' drive
Nearest restaurant Salinelles - 5 minutes' walk

Services

Home cooked food Can be arranged starting from 15€ per person (minimum 3 persons required) and is bookable through the host, please enquire at least 24hr in advance
Babysitting A free evening's babysitting is available through the "mums pack" however you can also book extra sessions through the hosts for €10 per hour
Swimming Towels available yes
Bikes all sizes
Local Bike hire yes
Local assistance/housekeeper yes
Welcome pack water / milk / wine / olives, crisps, saucisson / coffee / tea / sugar / bin bags / dishwasher and washing machine tablets / washing up liquid / soaps / bubble bath
Internet access WiFi
Restaurant on site no
Shopping Service Yes - 15€ charge for a supermarket order
Swimming towels yes
Flights included No

Facilities

Pool Protection Yes
Central heating Yes
Open fire Yes
Enclosed Garden Yes
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Dogs Allowed No
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food Yes
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service Yes
Swimming towels Yes
Golf available locally Yes
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport Yes
Bikes Yes
Local Bike hire Yes
Air Con or Cooling System No
Car required? Required
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool No
Self Catering Yes
Creche No
Driving distance to beach Yes

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots One wooden cot, additional travel cot available on request
Highchairs two
Booster seat Available
Bed guards Yes
Potty Yes
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player Yes
Children's DVDs Yes
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

Changing table No
Socket guards Yes
Baby den Yes
Baby bath Yes
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer No
Garden equipment (slide etc) Yes
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system Yes
UK satellite TV channels Yes
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information Food can be ordered with notice.

Please note that the pool is a traditional bassin style pool, ie. not tiled. Swimming pool works on a salt water system and is open May to October. The pool is heated from mid-May to mid-September but the temperature of the water is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions.

Availability of TV channels can be dependent on factors such as usage and weather conditions.

For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
Essential Kit Guarantee Info Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.

As this is a cluster property, not all equipment is stored within the property. It is therefore important that the items you require are requested using your booking form before arrival, so that they can be placed in your property.

Indoors & Outdoors

Indoors

A stunning conversion of a 17th century stone watermill set over three floors and packed with original features.

In the ground floor kitchen/dining room the farmhouse dining table (seats 8 or more) has a fabulous view with floor to ceiling window over the Vidourle river. The kitchen has an island with a glass worktop which gives you a view down into the original working of the mill and gorgeous old stone floors. On the more modern front, the kitchen has a double oven, coffee machine, dishwasher and washing machine.

At one end of the room is a comfy seating area and door to your private enclosed garden terrace. Gated steps from the kitchen also take you down to the shared games room.

The spacious living room is on the first floor, with patio doors to a balcony overlooking the pool.

Off the living room is a shower room (open old fashioned style Roman shower with sink and loo) and at the other end of the living room is a double bedroom with doors onto the balcony over the pool.

Steps from the living room go up through double glass (curtained off for privacy) doors to the very large master bedroom that has a stunning partial glass floor (above the dining table below).

There is also a Juliet balcony window to the side here, a walk in wardrobe and an ensuite modern bathroom. Finally, off the master bedroom is a small child's bedroom with a cot.

The stairs continue onto a mezzanine (voile curtains for semi-privacy) with a single bed, and work desk under the eaves of the house. From there, you continue through a small door into a final twin room under the eaves of the house; this room would be ideal for teenagers.

A property floorplan is available to view in the main image gallery.

Outdoors

Mill End has its own enclosed private garden terrace with an amazing view over the river, as well as a first floor balcony overlooking the pool from the living room.  The terrace has artificial grass and is a great spot for little ones to toddle around and play. A barbecue and garden furniture are also provided.

The Water Mill has two hectares of land along the length of the Vidourle river with no neighbours, yet it is walkable to the village where there are three restaurants, a bar that does food and a boulangerie come general store.

The heated, saltwater pool is shared with the other gites and overlooks the river. It has stone entry steps and is fenced.  This area also gives access to the games room, adventure playground (separately fenced) and mini-football.

Bikes (kids and adults and baby seats), fishing and kayaking are all available as are blow-up pool toys and sit on toys.

Sit by the pool and take in the views to fields with horses, ruins over the river and the old stone bridge. This is an excellent area for signposted walks from your doorstep - if you can be tempted away from the pool side!

Parent Point:

  • The swimming pool has one infinity edge
  • This property is situated next to a river.  Unless you leave the mill land and venture out to the road or go through the locked gate you can not access the river, but parents should be aware.

What's Around?

The Water Mill is situated on the edge of a small rural village with 3 restaurants, a bar that does food, post office, and boulangerie / general store.

A 5 minute drive will take you to the market town of Sommieres that has lots of bars and restaurants, as well as a night market during July and August and a medieval fete in April. Laurence Durrell once lived here (visit the museum) and Manon des Sources was partly filmed here. It's excellent for little boys and girls who like castles, knights and princesses! You will find some lovely little cobbled streets with boutiques and the best market in the area on Saturday mornings.

The Voie Verte runs from here (a converted railway track) - great for wobbly bike rides and roller skating. There are several riding stables within 15 minutes drive and lessons can be booked for you. Why not drive down to Stes Maries de la Mer and take a sunset ride on the beach...?

You are only 30 mins from the Roman city of Nimes. There are Feria on bank holidays throughout the year here - running the bulls cowboy style through the streets.

30 minutes in the other direction will bring you to Montpellier - lots of rainy day things to do with the kids here. There's the aquarium, planetarium, indoor climbing courses, ice skating, cinemas in English and you can take the tram and explore the back street shops and the lovely architecture. You could even visit the Opera (based on the Opera of Paris) with a babysitter arranged back at the gite!

The British caretakers can also arrange private wine tasting tours for you with your own personal driver. Avignon, Uzes (& the Haribo sweet museum) and the Pont du Gard are just 1 hour's drive away too.

La Grande Motte is the nearest beach only half an hour away.

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Need to Know

Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

The maximum occupancy is 7 plus 3 infants in cots in 4 bedrooms.

Price Includes:

  • All Essential Kit items
  • Linen, towels, electricity and heating
  • WiFi

Swimming Pool:

Swimming pool works on a salt water system and is open May to October. The pool is heated from mid-May to mid-September but the temperature of the water is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions.

Check-In & Check-Out Times:

Check-in is after 5pm
Check-out is before 10am

Security Deposit:

The security deposit for this property is £300 and is payable directly to your host. Details of how to pay this will be available when you pay your balance.


Travel Info

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 FREE MUM FRIENDLY PACKAGE

Book one week or more at The Water Mill (Aubriete, Mill End or Massette) and you will get:

20€ voucher for a pizza delivery night for the whole family
40€ voucher for an evening's babysitting
40€ voucher for a massage or treatment for mum

Or alternatively use any of the above vouchers towards a home cooked meal.

For stays of 7 nights or more. One mum friendly package per booking. Offer subject to availability, and ends at the end of October 2018.

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  • Price Match Promise
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 FREE MUM'S TREAT PACKAGE


Book one week or more at The Water Mill (Aubriete, Mill End or Massette) and you will get:

20€ voucher for a pizza delivery night for the whole family
40€ voucher for an evening's babysitting
40€ voucher for a massage or treatment for mum

Or alternatively use any of the above vouchers towards a home cooked meal.

For stays of 7 nights or more. One Mum's Treat Package per booking. Offer subject to availability, and ends at the end of October 2018.

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