Our 5 bedroom converted olive mill provides spacious, well appointed accommodation - ideally suited to 2 families sharing, or a large group. The front door is in the courtyard, & the entrance hall leads into the smaller of the 2 living rooms. This has dining space, & sofas for 6. One is a sofa bed for an 11th person. The other delightful living room is very large, with dining for 12 people & ample sofas. A fully equipped kitchen is located in each living room. There is gas central heating throughout, & 2 log burning stoves. The olive press room is a games room with full sized ping-pong table. 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms are located in 1 wing on 2 floors. The 5th bedroom & bathroom overlook the courtyard. An entryphone allows remote control of the electric gates from within the house. Outside, a dining table with 12 chairs is situated close to the front door. 8 further chairs & 3 tables are on the terraces & lawn. On the terrace next to the heated pool are the loungers & sun umbrella.
- House3229 sq. ft.
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- Min Stay7 nights
5 Bedroom holiday house
Stunning olive mill, built in 1764, sensitively restored & converted recently by the architect owner into a well appointed, spacious & comfortable house. Sleeps 11 people, perfect for 2 families, as there are 2 kitchens! Also possible to rent one wing as a garden apartment for 5 people. The large 12x6m. heated salt water pool is set within a delightful walled courtyard garden, with a selection of terraces & lawns for al-fresco eating, sunbathing, games & relaxing. Electric gates give access to the house, secure parking & the secluded half acre garden which includes a wildflower meadow. A peaceful location to get away from it all, yet only a couple of minutes' stroll into the centre of Lorgues with its famous market, shops & range of restaurants. The mill enjoys wonderful views over the village to the Maures mountains. This beautiful area is set between the mountains & the Mediterranean sea - perfect for touring. There are many historic villages & famous Provencal vineyards close by.
Access to the house: The main auto route, the A8, is just 20 minutes away so Nice, Cannes, Aix en Provence, are all about an hour's drive. Monaco and Italy are an easy day's outing or you could take a trip to Corsica by ferry from Nice. Toulon-Hyeres, also an hour's drive to our house, is a hassle-free provincial airport served by Ryanair, or alternatively fly into Nice with a wide choice of airlines. The SNCF railway station at Les Arcs, which is 15 minutes from the house, provides fast connections to Paris (TGV 5 hours). If you prefer there is an overnight Motor rail service from Calais/Lille to Nice allowing you to bring your own car and let the train take the strain!
Lorgues facts: Lorgues is a town of just under 10,000 inhabitants, built up around a walled medieval core. Built on a south-facing hillside, ‘a village perché’, it is dominated by an enormous and imposing church – la Collégiale St. Martin – very visible, as you get close!
The town dates from the 10th century, and has an intriguing history in relation to the Crusaders. The church was built in the 15th century. The narrow streets of the old village, enclosed by crumbling walls, and some beautiful towers, are worth exploring; especially as there are fountains and interesting old buildings dotted around. The main street, a rather grand tree lined boulevard, Boulevard Georges Clémenceau, is modelled on the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence. Plenty of cafés, bars and restaurants there to relax in
Our olive mill was one of 6 on this street, located to use the water from the open culvert(La Canal) which ran down the street.
Shopping and restaurants: Shopping: There are markets at Lorgues (Tues), Aups (Wed & Sat), & Salernes (Sun) and a very large Sunday Provencal market at Le Muy by the auto route (A8). The two nearest Carrefour hypermarkets are at Draguignan & Trans en Provence. Smaller supermarkets (Intermrche and Casino) are open on Sunday mornings in Lorgues, and most of the surrounding villages. Draguignan, the former capital of the Var, with its impressive county hall, provides a rich variety of individual shops, where you can buy clothes, handmade chocolates, pastries, and gifts. There is also a theatre, cinema, ten pin bowling and visiting funfairs. All the surrounding villages have a number of restaurants, serving primarily French cuisine. From the renowned Michelin-starred truffle restaurant Chez Bruno near Lorgues, to family-run French restaurants all offering 'le menu' or a la carte. For a change there are Chinese restaurants and pizza takeaways
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Beautiful property and location
We have just visited Le Moulin for the first time, enjoying a group family holiday. It was a beautiful house, lovingly restored with spacious and versatile accommodation. We particularly liked its location, being only minutes away from the town whilst appreciating the very peaceful and rural outlook. The garden and pool was wonderful in the heat and we enjoyed all our meals outside.
There is so much to do in the local area, visiting other villages and local markets and we particularly enjoyed our trip to the Gorge du Verdon and Lac St Croix.
We would highly recommend this property and would hope very much to return.
A beautifully restored moulin
We have just returned from our first visit to the Moulin and know we will most certainly return. The house is spacious, airy and well equipped. Plenty of room to gather together in a group or have a private space to relax. The pool is a focal point and ideal for children. Although the town is close by for shops, restaurants, bars and the weekly market, the house and its extensive grounds is a haven of peace and tranquility. Only 40 minutes to the coast and 1 hour to the Gorge du Verdon, with several beautiful villages within 15 minutes drive. We felt reassured that the property manager lives close by but we had no problems and enjoyed a perfectly relaxing and fun week.
Wonderful holiday again!
For the 3rd time, we decided to visit Lorgues, and the fantastic property that Gill and Alan have converted. The house has lots of space and light, and everything you need to have a relaxing break. The garden is great for kids, and the pool is perfect. If you decide to venture into the town it is a very short walk and you have many restaurants, bars, shops and a great market to explore. there are plenty of things to do a short drive away: pretty mountain towns; vineyards; activities for the kids, or for a relaxing day out. We will come again I'm sure!
What a wonderful place to stay
We visited Le Moulin for the second time in May 2015. We visited with friends-in all 4 adults and 4 children. It is such a lovely place to stay. The property itself has been renovated to a high standard. The kids spent most of the time in the pool, and we had barbecues most days. Lorgues town is a short walk-within 5 mins you can be at the boulangerie getting croissants, however it feels nice and secluded at the property. There is a lovely garden with cherry trees which the children enjoyed picking and eating. There is a lot to do nearby. You can visit local villages/vineyards/towns, and venture further afield to the coast if you wish. All in all an excellent holiday again and we will return!
We are glad that our guests appreciate the setting of the Moulin, within the curtilage of the old town but in a ssecluded position, as much as we do! The pool is always a big hit with children, and it's good that the fruit trees which we polanted a few years' ago, are now bearing fruit. We look forward to your next visit.
Superb property and location
Lorgues is a fascinating old French town well situated for a trip to Provence. It sits in wonderful countryside made up of woods, streams, hills and vineyards. In addition, the French coast from Marseille to Nice is close by, as well as many interesting inland places to visit. The property actually sits within the town, but backs onto relatively open land so it feels as if you are more remote than you are. This of course is excellent when you want to pop into town for the many things on offer there (good restaurants and local shops, great Tuesday market, strolling around) and just as good if you want to sit in the garden or swim in the pool and imagine you are in the middle of nowhere. The property has been well converted and the facilities are excellent. Of particular note is the large open plan kitchen area, the wonderful garden and pool and the general standard of maintenance and cleanliness within the property. Gill and Alan provided excellent customer service and recommendations and were always available if a problem came up. We would certainly recommend this property to small groups or large families. We were 8 people with 4 kids 5 and under and I would certainly categorise the property as child friendly, however would not discount this as a great getaway for a group of adults. We shall return in the future.
A perfect October Holiday in Mouling Garden
We - a small german family of three persons - spent a perfect week in Lorgues in Moulin Garden. The house is not only very well equipped as described in the internet, but also arranged with a very good taste. Our 8-year old son loved of course the heated swimming-pool and the table tennis table and was very sad after one week leaving the house. We also appreciated very much the garden with the red tomatoes and the beautiful roses. Moreover the house is perfectly located. Just 5 minutes to the center with the bakery and a small Casino, but very quite. No barking dogs, no loud traffic, nothing but the normal noises of a small village. We can recommend Gill's house without any limitation and will definitely come back.
Lorgues is a charming and friendly medieval village with many cafes, shops, bars and restaurants, and a vibrant market every Tuesday morning. It is situated in the heart of Provence about one hour's drive from the airports at Nice or Toulon-Hyeres, and is the 2nd most wooded region in France. Set between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea and superb for touring, there are many historic villages and famous Provencal vineyards close by. An easy drive brings you to the beaches and lively resorts at Sainte Maxime (complete with Aquapark), Saint Raphael, Port Grimaud and Saint Tropez. Inland amidst breathtaking scenery, the Gorges du Verdon - the French Grand Canyon - and Lake St Croix, the largest lake in Provence, offer swimming, walking, sailing, white water rafting, kayaking and windsurfing. All just 45 minutes away. Other local attractions include the Abbaye du Thoronet, the waterfall at Sillans de Cascade, and the village of Chateaudouble set in stunning mountain scenery.
Other Activities: There is also a table tennis table for use indoors or out.
Rates & Availability
All rentals start and end on a Saturday, except by prior agreement. A 25% deposit is required to secure a booking and final payment made 6 weeks prior to arrival. On arrival 1000 pounds will be collected as a breakage deposit and returned to you prior to your departure. 1 week minimum rental. Heating and electricity included, bed sheets and towels included, final cleaning is excluded.