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Idyllic Watermill, Moulin du Merle

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type mill


About the property

Watermill available for big groups, camping possible on the grounds

Relax, enjoy this beautiful watermill with your family. Large rooms with high ceilings, beautifully decorated and the sound the water humming you to sleep at night. The burgundy is known for it's wines, and cute little towns. We hope to see you soon.

Taking life slow. Real slow. That's our motto here on our Mill. 'Moulin du Merle' is a watermill (1697) turned into an villa (1850). Surrounded by water, fruit trees, and hills. The villa has beautiful rooms, with high ceilings and wooden floorboards , all giving you an instantaneously holiday feeling.

The villa has 5 stylish decorated rooms, with large windows, facing the garden and the water. Moulin du Merle is available for groups and can sleep up to 20 people, or even more if you decide to camp on our grounds. There is plenty of communal space but also plenty of private space to retreat.

There are books to read, trees to climb, a swim hole to swim and lots of spaces to relax and enjoy the lazy french country life.

If you need a peaceful quiet place to read, write or relax, there is plenty of space to retreat. The salon, the garden with it's huge trees to sit in the shade. The porch, little terraces. Or the fireplace (inside and outside) to spend time with the other guests or your family.

For the ones who like a bit more activity:

during their holidays: cycling, kayaking, climbing are among the possibilities. There are wines caves and monasteries in the areas and plenty of markets, secondhand markets or museums to visit. The Mill is on the Santiago de Compostella route and we host pilgrims on a regular basis.

We hope to see you soon and can't wait to give you and your family a lovely time.

More Details

Gilberthe Akkermans
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Gilberthe Akkermans

Originally a fashion designer in Amsterdam, I moved to Burgundy after falling in love with the house and its relaxed setting.

Gilberthe Akkermans purchased this mill in 1999

What makes this mill unique

Our guests immediately feel at home in our villa, thanks to its cozy interior and relaxing atmosphere


Ouagne Mill Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mill
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 40
  • Max. adults: 40
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Douche Roses - toilet , shower
    Douche Sud - toilet , shower
    Toilettes Santiago - toilet
    Bain Grandes Fleurs - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Our water boiler can stock 300L hot water at a time, so if you are a large group, you may have to shower at different times during the day. If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to ask us.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • Chambre de Bonne - 1 double
    Chambre du Soleil - 2 queen
    La Cosy - 2 queen
    Chambre Roses - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Chambre Grandes Fleurs - 2 queen
    Santiago - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Chambre Bleue - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Le Dortoir - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , The 2 single beds are actually one elevated 3,60m x 1,40m
    Le Bureau - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • If you have inquiries about the rooms, or the beds do not hesitate to ask us. We have additional regular and baby beds we can arrange at your disposal.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Since our villa is a watermill, you can take a refreshing dive in our pond


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Idyllic Watermill, Moulin du Merle
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

vielle maison familiale pleine de charme

  • 5 of 5

La propriétaire est aux petits soins (repas à l'arrivée, linge lavé pour nous rendre service, joignable en permanence). L'eau du robinet n'est pas potable, il y a des bouteilles d'eau et un grand récipient qui filtre l'eau du robinet. Attention, avec de jeunes enfants, plusieurs endroits peuvent être dangereux !

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Maison pleine de charme pour un séjour entre amis/famille à la campagne

  • 5 of 5

Notre séjour chez Gilberthe a été très agréable. Nous serions bien restes plus longtemps. La maison est pleine de charme, bien équipée et dispose de tres nombreux couchages.

Il a été facile d'organiser notre séjour avec Gilberthe tres a l'écoute et tres reactive. Merci encore pour cet excellent séjour !

Seul point, attention pour les enfants en bas âge aux bibelots nombreux qui font le charme de la maison et l'accès à la rivière. Mais tout s'est bien passé pour nous ! Je recommande fortement !

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nous aurions tant voulu rester plus longtemps !

  • 4 of 5

Des hôtes discrets, efficaces et sympathiques.

Un très bon repas concocté par notre hôtesse propriétaire.

Un lieu parfait en nombre de pièces et de chambres pour les réunions de grandes familles.

Un jardin superbe que nous n'avons pas pu exploiter malheureusement car le temps ne s'y prêtait pas.

Un endroit où nous voulons absolument retourner.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Comme son nom, notre séjour a été idyllique

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné au moulin du merle pour le week-end du nouvel an, le cadre est magnifque et notre hôte Gilberthe tout simplement adorable. Je recommande vivement cet endroit autant pour la générosité de son hôte que pour l'enchantement de la maison.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: REVIEW Tout s'est parfaitement bien déroulé pendant ce weekend de nouvel an, grâce à la bonne communication et la positivité de Barbara, Chloé et de leurs amis. Je suis toujours heureuse d'héberger un groupe qui profite un maximum de la maison. Avec le plus grand plaisir à une prochaine fois
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Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The villa is located in a avery rural area, to which the closest town is 10 kilometers (Clamecy). The Beuvron river runs through the property in which you can swim on warm summer days.

The accommodation is perfect for biking around, walking, discovering the nature, and most of all, relaxing in the garden.

However, there are a few attractions in the neighborhood. In the summer there are flea markets almost every day, and you can go kayaking on the Yonne.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $5.78
Refundable damage deposit $346.74

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.