• All Private Pools Barriered
  • FREE 20+ Items Of Baby & Toddler Kit
  • 30 Point Child Safety Check
A physical barrier in place at every private pool, guaranteed.
We include extensive kit for Under 5s at no extra cost so you can travel light.
Tots carry out a special child safety check during an on the ground inspection for your peace of mind.
Peaceful rural retreat in the heart of the Gard
Shared heated infinity pool with pool toys
Children's play area and mini football pitch
Indoor playroom packed with toys
Free Mum and Dad's Treat Package
Traditional interiors; full of character
Private terrace area with barbecue facilities
Nearby towns and villages with restaurants and shops
Just a 30 minute drive to sandy beaches
Small river beach
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Pool protected by fencing

The Property

Double bedrooms Two double bedrooms (one with a wooden cot) space for a travel cot in other double bedroom
Twin bedrooms Three single beds with option of extra mattress. Although the stairs to this triple bedroom are gated, it is only suitable for use by older children due to the open stair design.
Bathrooms 1 shower room 1 bathroom with 2 separate loos
Living room Yes - with double sofabed

Local Information

Nearest village/town 5 minute walk to small village: 2 restaurants/cafe/bar & general store. 5 minute drive to large village with all conveniences
Nearest supermarket 3km Sommieres
Nearest doctor 3km Sommieres
Nearest A&E 25 minutes Nimes
Nearest beach La Grande Motte, 35km, 40 minute drive
Nearest restaurant 5 minute walk in village


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 Bikes for all ages
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 Complimentary WiFi
Restaurant on site no
Shopping Service Yes - 15€ charge for a supermarket order
Swimming towels Yes
Flights included No


Pool Protection Yes
Central heating Yes
Open fire No
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 No
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 Yes
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 available
Booster seat Yes
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 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.


This first floor holiday home is accesses via a wonderful old stone staircase (gated top and protected at the bottom).  The high ceilings, old beams and stone floors and walls mean that the main living area is cool, light and airy.  Laid out over one floor (excluding the triple bedroom), see property floorplan in the main image gallery.

  • Comfy living room with beautiful arched doorway
  • Kitchen with large farmhouse style table, seating eight.  Dining area overlooks an oversized window with Juliet balcony, perfect for letting the outside in
  • Two large double bedrooms with space for a cot (one can be changed to a twin)
  • Open stairs (gated top and bottom) from the living room lead to the triple bedroom nestled in the eaves.  This den-style room is best suited to older children and teenagers.  It has three single beds and an additional mattress can be added if needed.  This room has a portable air conditioning unit
  • Family shower room, second bathroom and separate loo

Parent Point

  • The wooden stairs to the triple bedroom have a stairgate at the top and at the bottom but it is worth knowing that the steps are open tred and not suitable for toddlers
  • There are two steps between the dining room and living room which cannot be gated although door can be closed
  • The layout is a circular route but one of the bedroom doors can be locked to provide privacy


Massette has its own private, fenced off terrace area down at the bottom of the entrance steps.  You can enjoy a barbecue here or a gentle and relaxed evening with views over the enclosed children's play area and mini football pitch.

The heated, enclosed pool is shared with the other two properties here and has views overlooking the river. It is a saltwater pool which is much kinder on skin.  In addition the pool is enclosed for safety.  Relax by the pool and take in the views of the fields with horses, the river and the old stone bridge.

The Water Mill has a communal children's playroom packed with toys which is a great option for some time out of the sun.

If you can be tempted away from the pool, this is an excellent area for walks from the doorstep or gentle cycle rides with a range of bikes available to borrow.  There is a small river beach in the grounds which you can kayak from.

Part of the delight of The Water Mill is the total peace and tranquillity as it sits in two hectares of land along the Vidourle River and has no neighbours.  

Parent Point

  • The external steps from the terrace to the front door although gated top and bottom have wider than recommended gaps between the banisters, so additional supervision will be required when using these steps with children
  • The swimming pool has an infinity edge
  • This property is situated next to a river - however, 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

There are plenty of places to explore within easy reach of the watermill which makes it a perfect place for family holidays in France.

A short drive away (5 minutes) is the quaint town of Sommieres with its cobbled streets, boutiques, bars and restaurants.

There is fabulous weekly market here as well as special night markets that run throughout July and August and a medieval fete in April.

In addition there is a museum to celebrate the life and works of the author Laurence Durrell who lived in Sommiers for a time.

If you have keen riders within your party, there is a choice of riding stables within just 15 minutes' from the Watermill. Simply ask the team at the Watermill to organise this for you. Alternatively, how about a sunset ride on the beach down near Stes Maries de la Mer. Again this can easily be organised for you.

The beautiful cities of Montpellier and Nimes are 30 minutes' drive away and provide a wealth of things to explore. The Romans were very influential Nimes and there is plenty of evidence of their domination still to be seen. The Roman amphitheatre at Nimes nowadays plays host to music concerts such as Elton John and Dido as well as the traditional bull fights.

The famous ‘Feria' at Nimes are held on bank holidays throughout the year when the city comes alive and celebrates in style. This is when the bulls are famously run through the street.

The exciting and vibrant city of Montpellier is an absolute ‘must see' and preferably should be explored on foot. Nip down the back streets to find hidden squares, wonderful architecture and plenty of lively places to stop for a break.

The heart of Montpellier is La Place De La Comedie, an egg shaped centre with its lively bars, cafes, shops and the Opera House. The real gems however are hidden in the back streets where passages and quiet streets open out into squares playing host to more bars, restaurants, churches and beautiful architecture.

For indoor activities, there is plenty of choice. The Aquarium, a planetarium, indoor climbing courses, ice skating, and cinemas with English movies provide something for all ages and all interests.

However it's the beaches in this area that are a great hit and provide memorable family holidays in France.

The sandy beaches in this part of the Mediterranean provide a perfect playground for babies and toddlers and there is a wide choice of beaches, from the lively and easy to get to, to the hidden away beaches that require more effort to get there.

The beaches are just 30 minutes from the Watermill and we suggest that you ask for recommendations when you are there.

There are plenty of other must-sees in this area, in fact many more than you'll squeeze into your holiday, but do add the Pont Du Gard (an amazing Roman aqueduct), the beautiful city of Avignon and the Haribo Sweet Museum to your shortlist.

For wine lovers, it's worth noting that this region has made significant progress in the last 20 years and now produces world class wine. The best way to sample the wines is to book a private wine tasting tour, complete with a chauffeur.

English speaking private yoga classes & Shiatzu massage can be arranged, simply ask!

Book a professional (English speaking) photographer to take fabulous photos of your happy and relaxed family.  Enquire to find out more.

Simply ask the team at The Water Mill to organise this for you.

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Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

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

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