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Charming Gites with a modern touch in a 400 year old Watermill - Arcana

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only




tastefully renovated workers cottage in Watermill Property, overlooking a large garden. Sleep 4 people. fully equipped kitchen. Generous size bedrooms, 1 can be configured as superking bed or 2 king singles and the other features a king bed. Television in English and French, DVD. All Linens provided. Centrally heated with radiators in every room it is perfect for those winter and spring getaways. A dedicated WIFI service is provided free of charge to the gites.

About the property


Converted Watermill barn. Situated just 4km from Jarnac and 10km from Cognac in the Grand Champagne Cognac region. The property is situated in a small friendly village.

Recently renovated, featuring fully equipped kitchens and large comfortable rooms, let this be your home away from home whilst you explore this beautiful region. The Gite is centrally heated with radiators in each room for your winter or spring getaway. A dedicated WIFI is provided free of charge for the gites. Visit Cognac, Jarnac, Angouleme, La Rochelle and experience an area rich in history or simply drive among the acres and acres of vines.

More Details

Anne Morgan-Menzato
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Anne Morgan-Menzato

I came to France in 2012 from Australia for 3 months. I fell in love with the Moulin and with a Frenchman and stayed. We have spent the last 2 years making my vision of gites on the property into a reality.

Anne Morgan-Menzato purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Anne Morgan-Menzato chose Charente

Having spent a few months in the area I came with friends to look at a watermill. I had no intention of buying anything but when I saw it I immediately felt calm and at home, away from the hustle and bustle of my busy corporate life in Australia.

The Petit Moulin is in easy access distance of Jarnac and Cognac for shopping and restaurants but is set in the old part of Veillard. A friendly location with the added advantage of the Boulangerie in walking distance.

What makes this cottage unique

On of my favourite things here is the bird life. We have a pair of kingfishers who can be seen regularly on the little bridge in the garden, watching for fish. Ducks in the garden, a Heron, Egret and many others passing by.

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Bourg-Charente Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • River
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bed can be split into 2 king singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Superb gite and location

  • 5 of 5

This very modern two bedroom gite that we stayed in had everything we needed for self cateringand more, plus a lovely welcome pack to start our stay, bottle of lovely wine, bread and cheese and a fresh coffee machine in the most idilic location over looking the stream from the water mill. What more would you like , within 25m the most amazing boulangerie for your baguettes and croissants, Jarnac with supermarkets and lots of restaurants, bars etc. Fantastic location to get on the main roads off to cognac ,Bordeaux,Limoges so much to do and see the weather was incredible. Ann and Christian were fantastic hosts and could not make us feel so at home, can not wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We like to think we are well placed in our lovely little village with the convenience of larger towns in close proximity as you said. We enjoyed very much having you here and look forward to the next time.
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Vacances au petit moulin de Veillard.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été très bien accueillies par les propriétaires très sympathiques et disponibles. Nous avons passé 2 semaines très agréables, chaque gîte est bien indépendant, l'intérieur est tout neuf, la déco est moderne et on dispose de tout le confort dont on a besoin. Le jardin est très joli et bien entretenu, équipé de plusieurs tables et chaises pour partager un bon repas et des transats sont au bord du ruisseau qui coule au coeur de la propriété. La région regorge de sites à visiter et nous avons bénéficié d'un temps superbe, nous reviendrons sûrement.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire. Nous essayons de penser à tout pour rendre votre séjour agréable et confortable , il est donc toujours bon d' entendre quand nous réussissons.
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Bordeaux or La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
500 Kilometres
Caen, St Malo
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
76 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

I am a quilter and own a longarm quilting business. Happy to provide one on one sessions.


Approximately 1 hours drive to the coast. 1 1/2 hours to the beautiful town of La Rochelle or to explore the Ile D'Oleron


Nearest Airports, Bordeaux, La Rochelle (summer), Limoges. Nearest trains station is in Jarnac where we can arrange a pickup, the closest TGV station would be Angouleme. Paris CdG to Angouleme on the TGV is a little over 3 hours. From the Ports of Caen or St Malo will be around 5 hours drive. Contact us for a discount code on Brittany Ferries.


Jarnac 4km, Cognac 10km, Angouleme 35km, Bordeaux and La Rochelle just over 100km

Further Details:

There is a boulangerie 200 mtrs up the road. Supermarkets, banks, pharmacy can all be found in the pretty town of Jarnac. You will also find a swimming pool, canoe and boat hire in Jarnac. Bike hire can be arranged for you.


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