Watermill in Jonzac, Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes - Situated In The Heart Of The Countryside
- english, french
About L Powick
Hi - We are Richard and Lee Powick. We formed a landscape gardening company in Britain 33 years ago and have now left this in the capable hands of our son Adam and moved to live full time in France running our gite business. We also have a lovely daughter Kate and grand-daughter Eloise who live in Belguim.
L Powick purchased this House in 2004
Why L Powick chose Champagnac
We fell in love with this wonderful watermill and love the area because of its sunny climate, however, the countryside is still green. We enjoy the tranquility, but like the fact that we are not too far away from some lovely towns i.e. Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Angouleme and Cognac.
What makes this House unique
We are situated close to the historic town of Jonzac. An indoor lesiure complex (Les Antilles) and an Inland beach are among the many facilities it offers.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
French countryside retreat
The property is beautifully and tastefully decorated in French country style. All the bedrooms and ensuites were good size and comfortable. The stone floors kept the house cool in the hot sun! We were a group of 11 all differing ages and found the games room a handy asset with many a pool tournament lost and won with a good glass of wine! The pool was a good size for all of us and warm. The house is nestled by a river which served the old watermill and the kids had much fun catching crayfish. The pool was lovely and the children had much fun night swimming too. The house is close to Jonzac (about 4 miles) which has a wonderful Wednesday night market in the summer. There are also boulangeries, boucherie and supermarkets. Would thoroughly recommend the house if you want a get away from it all break eating du pain, drinking du vin and nibbling du fromage!!!!!
Property worked well for us, comfortable and spacious, not over smart so good for children. All enjoyed swimming, very well maintained everyday so no effort for us, plenty of chairs for sunbathing and for eating both inside and out. Tranquil and relaxing, having the pool just over the v quiet road worked too with young children. We enjoy games and would have like more available both for children and adults in the house, we did play trivial pursuit most evenings. Great kitchen very well equipped. Lee and Richard great hosts.
Idyllic break in fabulous accomodation ..
A superbly renovated large house, with beautiful period features, yet equipped with all mod cons, including a separate drinks fridge, dish washer, internet and English/French TV etc. Fun games room and lovely private pool area. Owners live adjacent but manage the trick of being invisable but available if needed. Less than a hour from both Bordeaux and Royan, with a number of lovely restaurants locally. Highly recommended for family groups ..
It was a real pleasure to have you and your family stay with us.
Stunning property .... lovely hosts !
Our fifth visit to this property, and we are never disappointed ! As ever, it was spotlessly clean on arrival and had been redecorated since last year .... the pool was a delight and the bonus of English TV channels made it easy to follow the World Cup ! We'd thoroughly recommend the night market on Wednesday evenings, with it's variety of eating options and live music. A final word about our hosts, Richard & Lee, they are a joy, always there to answer any questions but never intrusive in any way .... perfect !
A gang of 11 family & friends took over Le Moulin for our friend's surprise special birthday for the best part of a week. We couldn't get over what an awesome place it was, with loads of room for us all, a fantastic pool area where we all just lazed and the kids splashed around for most of our stay. If we didn't eat out in the garden, we all sat around the huge table in the big well equipped kitchen. A games room, dining room and lounge all downstairs made for evenings keeping the kids entertained, young & old! Idyllic and peaceful place to relax and unwind in, with shops a short drive away, making it a great location.
And with Lee & Richard as great hosts, we couldn't have asked for more, thanks guys. We hope to come back again sometime, highly recommend.
Royan is situated approx 45 mins away (driving).
Inland beach at Jonzac 5km.
Bordeaux airport - 1 hour.
La Rochelle airport - 1.15 hour.
Angouleme/Cognac airport (50 mins).
Les Antilles - Leisure and casino complex/Inland beach - 5km.
Jonzac is situated approx 6km - Beautiful historic town with chateau, restaurants, supermarkets, banks etc.