|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Large lounge/diner with TV/DVD, dining table and 6 chairs and an additional double sofa bed.
Situated off the above room is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom with en-suite (which can also accommodate bunk beds and single bed for 3 children),
A separate bathroom with shower over and a large fully fitted kitchen, including, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave.
Riverside location in 25 acres of private grounds of a watermill with 4km of river and just south of the city of Tours, ideally situated for exploring the many chateaux of the Loire Valley, or if you prefer take one of many wine tasting trails through Touraine. Alternatively, relax by the river and try some fishing for the many species that inhabit the Indre, or just sit and watch the abundance of wildlife including kingfisher, bee-eaters, heron and the beaver like coypu.
We spend about half our year in England and half in this wonderful property in the Loire Valley. The minute we saw this property we felt total peace and tranquility.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 2002
We had been holidaying in this region of France for over 20 years.
We took over a year looking at many properties but when we saw this one, there was no doubt in our minds.
No amount of photographs can possibly describe this wonderful hideaway.
The minute you step foot inside the gates the outside world just fades away.
You can be very active, this is an ideal base to visit the nearby chateaux and the great wine trails, but you can also relax and unwind in the beautiful grounds of the property.
The adventurous can kayak up the River or take the bikes on the many cycle routes in the area.
'Website descriptions couldn't possibly do this beautiful location justice. Fabulous, we will certainly come again. We received such a warm welcome, which made the stay even more enjoyable'. 'Our third visit another wonderful holiday. Next time we will come for two weeks it passes so quickly'. 'Already planning our next visit'. Second visit will be back soon'. 'A well equipped apartment offering a cool retreat in the hot summer sun. An ideal base for visiting the vast number of castles in the area with the nearest being only 10 minutes walk. Local knowledge from English speaking hosts is an added bonus.' We have visited the Moulin several times, the setting is perfect for long rambles around the islands, canoeing in the canals and watching wildlife.' Its very cozy and although time passes too quickly when we are there we will definitely be going again'. 'A home from home we love it here'
We stayed in the two bedroom flat. Plenty of space for a family of four. Fully equipped kitchen. The hosts couldn’t have been more helpful. Alison is great, gave us lots of advice on local attractions. We used the canoes on the river and even my mother-in-law joined in. My daughter loved the three dogs. We used the swimming pool and also swam in the river. There is so much space around the house, kids can run free and explore the wildlife.
The place is also great for fishermen. I caught some excellent perch, pike and chub on artificial lures.
These is a wealth of lovely little towns in the area to explore.
My wife, myself and our two young children visited and stayed at Moulin Fresnay and all I can say what an absolute gem of a place.
We were greeted warmly by Pete and Alison (the owners) on arrival where they took us to the outdoor seating area which sits over the river and had a spot of dinner (after such a long drive) and couple drinks. They then showed us to our flat where we would be staying for the remainder of holiday and we were not disappointed.
We had the bottom flat which had everything we needed. A fully equipped kitchen which had all the appliances including a washer / dryer, cooker, oven, fridge / freezer, toaster, kettle and even a dishwasher much to the delight of my wife. The bedroom was spacious and comfortable but what was great that they even had a baby travel cot ready for our new born which was a massive plus.
The main living room also doubled up as a dining room and bedroom, although with the breathtaking view of the grounds we ate outside everyday so that we could soak up as much sun as possible.
The actual grounds and the property are breathtaking and we went in several walks around the ground which just seem to go on forever and my son was amazed by all the wildlife that was out there, some days we would just stay in the ground and relax and go for a swim in the pool and there was one day where Pete took us down the river on his boat.
They also have two adorable dogs that my son loved playing with and lots of outdoor time which is what we wanted for him.
As for our hosts Pete and Alison they were the perfect hosts, they made us feel so welcome and at home as if were with relatives, they were great with both our kids and their knowledge of the area is superb that they helped plan out the sites to see and our day out in Amboise was one to remember.
All in all we had a excellent stay and left completely relaxed, it was a shame that we didn't stay longer, but we will definitely be back as we absolutely fell in love with the place.
I would highly recommend staying here as it is real France and the place is perfect for couples and families and you couldn't ask for better hospitality anywhere else.
The owners greeted us and were extremely helpful in providing an abundance of local tourist information. Once behind the electric gates, 27 hectares to explore, the kids loved using the Kayaks (Canoes), there were bikes to use for everyone and a great pool to cool off in. Locally there was plenty to do with many great attractions, chateaux's, vineyards, karting, Old Tours, Mini Chateaux's, Futuroscope, plus many more. Cant wait to come back next year. Peter and Alison (the owners) were great in looking after us during our stay.
a beautiful spot once inside the gates it really is a piece of paradise beautiful little islands connected by well kept bridges, ideal for a quiet relaxing walk, or lay on the sun beds and chill. When the children wanted something to do they used the kayaks which were available to use on the river, also they went cycling & fishing. The owners are extremely friendly and make you feel right at home. Accommodation is kept to very high standards, very clean and tidy. We have been over on numerous occassions with our five children and have never been disappointed. Would highly recommend this holiday.
This was our 9th visit to this lovely place. The owners have a wealth of knowledge regarding the local area. Many chateau in driving distance, plenty of vineyards for wine tasting or just picturesque areas to visit. We prefer to relax and fish in the river on the property! It has the most relaxing feel to anywhere we have visited and is an ideal "switch off" venue. We will be returning!! Thank you again Ali and Peter for a wonderful holiday.
The moment you drive through the gates you step into a secluded world with so many things to do. Kayaking and fishing on the river. Walk the numerous trails on the property near the rivers edge. Bikes are on the property to go exploring into town. The owners are wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the local area. The flats are spacious, well kept and very clean. I have been here many times and always enjoy returning. I would highly recommend this to anyone coming to the Loire Valley. You won't be disappointed.
Nearest airport Tours (15 mins drive) Ryanair London Stansted to Tours approx one hour. Channel Port of Caen to Tours approx 4 hours drive.
Nearest towns are Montbazon and Monts both 2km where all amenities can be found (market days being Tuesday and Saturday respectively). The city of Tours is 15 mins drive (famous flower market, Wednesdays and Saturdays). There are numerous Chateaux within easy reach and Montbazon has one of the oldest keeps in France.
The region is excellent for cycling and canoeing.