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We recently (September 2018) spent 4 days here with a group of 7 people. The chateau easily accommodated the size of our group and could have handled quite a few more. We had excellent interactions with Marie, who takes care of everything. She even helped us join in on a Friday evening outdoor dinner with music at the local town of Arbis! We especially enjoyed the kitchen and dining areas (and of course the pool!).
The location is excellent for visits to downtown Bordeaux, the charming wine town of Saint Emilion, and the bay of Arcachon. Be sure to visit the Dune of Pilat also.
There are 2 things I would warn prospective visitors about the property. First, the bathrooms in the rooms have very nice showers (and one has a bath), but don't have toilets. There are two bathrooms with toilets on the second floor and one on the ground floor. Second, we had a lot of trouble with the wifi. I believe this is an issue of poor service in the entire area so there isn't much the proprietors can do about it.
Le Moulin is a magical step back in time. As you drive up the long, wooded drive to the massive iron gates, time seems to go back to another realm. Henry IV whispers bonjour from the castle tower of Le Moulin. In the back drop is the Bakers House, the residence of Le Moulin’s owners Michela and Steven, a pair of adventurous and charming Brits, who will assure your stay is both comfortable and memorable. The castle is a museum of medeval history from the 13th century. Originally a mill, the owners transformed it into a castle complete with winding stone stairs, antiques, tapestries, oriental carpets, big beds, modern bathrooms, and drapery covered windows with netting to keep the mosquitos at bay. Kids will adore playing hide and seek, or running through the surrounding grassy fields to the nearby river and back yard stone pool, built by Steven. It’s a dream come true and a perfect location to launch your daily excursions throughout the Aquitaine. We are grateful to experience both Le Moulin and it’s owners. Thank you, Michaela and Steven for a memory of a lifetime!
Robert, Doug and David