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Architects recently converted olive mill in village with heated pool & garden - 5 Bedroom holiday house

Lorgues, France
  • House3229 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

5 Bedroom house, sleeps 11 maximum or 2 bedroom garden apartment sleeps 5 max

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

Owner

Gill Robinson

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
      • Bedroom 1 - upper level of wing
        1 queen, wardrobe & shelf space corridor opposite
      • Bedroom 2 - upper level of wing
        2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, desk, chest of drawers and wardrobe
      • Bedroom 3 - lower level of wing
        1 queen, large wardrobe, 2 hanging rails, shelves and desk space
      • Bedroom 4 - lower level of wing
        2 twin/ single, wardrobe, and chest of drawers
      • Bedroom 5 - main house
        1 sleep sofa /futon, double sofa bed, wardrobe and shelves
      • 4 of the 5 bedrooms are located in 2 wings one above the other. One wing is at entrance and courtyard level; the other is below it at street level. There is 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and a bathroom in each wing, and the 5th bedroom is at garden level, with adjacent bathroom, and french doors, which open onto the courtyard. During the day, this bedroom can be turned into an additional sitting room, by folding up the sofa bed. An 11th person can sleep on a sofabed in the smaller of the 2 other living rooms, if required. Additionally, a cot is provided is provided in the twin bedroom for a baby. The thick stone walls provide good insulation against the heat of the summer sun, and the cold in winter. The bedrooms are simply furnished with good quality comfortable beds, plus adequate hanging and shelf space for clothes and possessions. Full length mirrors are provided in each wing.

      Bathrooms

      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1 - upper level of wing
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
      • Bathroom 2 - lower level of wing
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3 - adj bedroom 5
        toilet, shower
      • High quality Duravit sanitary fittings and Hans Grohe taps and ladder chrome radiators are fitted in all the bathrooms, and mains pressure hot water provides excellent flow to the thermostatic showers and basins. Full width mirrors and glass shelves are fitted on one wall of 2 of the bathrooms. Walls are tiled with Provencal tiles and the floors tiled with tomettes. All bathrooms have mechanical extract ventilation to outside, which is operated by the light switch.

      Location Type

        • Village

          Theme

            • Away From It All
            • Family

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Telephone
                    • Heating
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Internet
                    • Tiled Stove
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 18 people

                              Entertainment

                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • VCR

                                  Outside

                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Terrace

                                      Suitability

                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool

                                              Attractions

                                                • churches
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              Notes

                                                                • The seating numbers listed for the living room and dining areas are for the both of the 2 living/dining rooms. The larger living room site 12 for dining and 8 on the sofas; and the smaller room seats 6 for dining, plus high chair & 6 on the sofas. In each kitchen area there are 2 stools at a breakfast area of the worktops. The satellite TV point, TV, DVD and Video players are located in the smaller living room, and the log burning stove is in the larger living room. There are terrestial TV points in the other living rooms. There is a second log-burning stove in the 5th bedroom. There are telephone points in all living rooms, and most bedrooms. Use of the telephone will be subject to a charge, but wifi broadband can be used free of charge. The pool is heated by a heat pump, which is set to maintain the pool at a steady temperature, and the pool is fitted with an electrically operated cover, and a robotic cleaner. The pool is maintained on a weekly basis to an extremely high standard.

                                                                  11 Reviews

                                                                  Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Gill

                                                                  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

                                                                  Markus K.Ratingen

                                                                  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.

                                                                  a lovely place to stay

                                                                  Wai C.

                                                                  The photo makes the old mill look lovely. In real life it was even nicer: great location on the edge of the lovely old town centre (croissants a couple of minutes away in the morning); and the inviting pool (warm too). The apartment was very comfortable and well equiped. Lorgues is an ideal centre. It's a very nice place itself and central for visiting the surrounding area. We visited with our two children, aged 7 and 10 and they loved it too. It's a great antidote to the busy, cramped Cote d'Azur.

                                                                  garden apartment - lorgues

                                                                  amanda p.

                                                                  We have spent two delightful weeks at Le Moulin and all aspects of our stay have far exceeded our expectations. Having stayed in holiday properties in France for many years, this is by far the best one we have found!

                                                                  Gill & Alan have certainly thought of everything to make this the perfect holiday home.

                                                                  Lorgues itself is a charming town and has plenty to offer in the daytime and in the evenings. There are restaurants to suit different tastes, boulangeries,gift shops, a Tuesday market, butcher and a small supermarket - all of this within walking distance from the house!

                                                                  I would have no hesitation in recommending this super property to anyone wishing to stay in this beautiful part of France.

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Lorgues, France

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  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.

                                                                  $510avg/night
                                                                  11 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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