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Idyllic Watermill, Moulin du Merle

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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


Saint-Germain-des-Bois Mill Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mill
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Max. adults: 30
  • 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.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Chambre de Bonne - 1 double
    Chambre du Soleil - 1 queen
    Chambre Roses - 1 double
    Chambre Grandes Fleurs - 1 queen
    Chambre Bleue - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Santiago - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Sol Vert - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , The 2 single beds are actually one elevated 3,60m x 1,40m
  • 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 5.0 based on 1 reviews

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 $6.15
Refundable damage deposit $369.19

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.

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