'The Bread Oven' (Le Four a Pain) is a Wendy House for couples - a romantic, picturesque old stone building set away on its own complete with masses of character, including oak beams, a terracotta tiled floor and the beautifully restored original oven. No, you don't have to cook in it, just turn on the feature lighting! Outside, the lovely garden terrace is centred around a mysterious 'roll-right stone' and has a BBQ, table, chairs and parasol.
The Ground Floor has a picture window overlooking an orchard and the swimming pool and the comfortable living/dining area has a cafe table and chairs and a sofa to watch DVDs on a flat screen TV or listen to the modern music tower. The adjoining kitchen has an electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. The shower-room is compact but modern.
Set above on a galleried wooden mezzanine floor, up some fairly steep steps is a double bed with a window overlooking a magnificent, mature walnut tree. The cottage has full electric central heating and is an ideal and extremely popular choice for two people.
Le Moulin de Boutineau and its three charming fully restored cottages lies in Indre-et-Loire in the tranquil countryside heart of the Loire Valley - but is not remote, just 2 kms from the famous medieval town of Loches, with its own chateau, restaurants, café’s, bars, shops and lively twice-weekly market.
Spend idyllic days relaxing around a sparkling 12x6 metre heated swimming-pool with nearby orchard activity area or explore the 15 acres of magnificent tree-lined grounds, fields and woods surrounding this peaceful old watermill dating back to the 1730's.
If you enjoy carp fishing there are carp (15-40 lbs plus) in a glorious private 2.5 acre Moulin Lake. The three delightful oak-beamed cottages sleeping 6, 4+1 and a romantic 2 can also accommodate an exclusive party of 13 and all have their own garden/patio and BBQ area, as well as cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, TV/DVD/stereo music tower, full central heating and access to washing/drying facilities, the swimming pool, hot-tub, bicycles, badminton and table-tennis.
Carp Fishing at Le Moulin de Boutineau: There is the idyllic, private 2.5 acre Moulin Lake where you can fish for carp (mirror & common 15-40 lbs plus) and some large tench. It has level, easy walking access around the entire perimeter which is lined with a wide variety of mature trees, flowers and the abundant wildlife includes kingfishers and red squirrels. It is a perfect, tranquil setting for carp fishing. There are five marked swims (max. 4 anglers) plus an accessible island, and we also have a range of standard carp fishing equipment for hire as well as a selection of quality baits available. Our beautiful, pristine fish will give you quite a fight, but are of course, just for catching, photographing and releasing again!
Cost of Carp Fishing during the whole season from March to November is 150 euros per angler per week or 50 euros per day. You must be staying here to carp fish on the lake, making it all a great combination of value, comfort, accessibility and privacy. It is possible to carp fish the lake exclusively, but only as a group of 2-4 anglers booking the Fisherman's Cottage during the early/late periods of March-May and September-November. Ask for details.