Moulin de la Barde is idyllic. There are 2 gites available to rent each with their own enclosed patio area.
Not only have they been renovated to the highest standards but they are furnished beautifully and have everything that you need for a wonderful holiday.
The location is so peaceful and pretty and ideally located to explore the area, which is rich with history, shopping and lovely restaurants.
Our hosts, Jo and Gary along with their delightful daughters, not forgetting the crazy dogs! round off the perfect package.
Moulin de la Barde is a treasure, which I hope to visit again as soon as possible.
As a party of four adults, we spent a wonderful relaxing week at gite Le Grand Cornet, set within acres of rolling hills and lush woodlands. Located some 15 minutes walk outside the village of Saint Séverin, Moulin de la Barde was an excellent base which enabled us to explore the fabulous picturesque French Towns and Villages that are scattered around the region. Our fantastic hosts, Gary, Jo and their two beautiful kids Hannah and Amy, were always on hand to provide us with help and advice on places of interest to visit, as well as great local restaurants to dine in. Our gite, was beautifully presented, spotlessly clean throughout and had everything you would ever want in a modern, stylish gite, even WiFi. We learnt that both gites were originally traditional paper mills but had since been completely rebuilt by Gary and Jo from their humble beginnings. You can sense the love and pride that was put into the renovations by the high level of workmanship and stylish interior decoration throughout. In the warm sunny evenings we really enjoyed lounging on the large wooden decking, with cold beer in hand, whilst watching the Sun set over the surrounding lush green woodlands. Gary, Jo and the kids will be our friends for life and we cannot thank them enough for making our stay so truly enjoyable and for allowing us to briefly share in their little slice of French paradise that is Moulin de la Barde.
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in the Grand Cornet at the Moulin de la Barde gites. Gary, Jo and their girls were great hosts who welcomed us into their home. Our daughter loved to feed the chickens every day and we all enjoyed the short walk (15 mins) to the local boulangerie every morning. The gite is comfortable and well equipped and ideally located to explore the local area. We hope to return next year for more of the same!
Our first holiday in France and we were so glad that we had booked this gite! The property is perfect - big, clean and everything needed for a great time was supplied. There is free wi-fi and TV with English programmes. The village of Saint Severin has a Spar supermarket with very pleasant staff, cafe, post office, paper shop and a fruit shop - all in all all you need for everyday living. Supermarkets are available within a short car drive. Finally, the owners are very friendly and welcoming. They have a big property and allow visitors to wander as they will - even with our small dog in tow!. Many thanks to Jo, Gary, Hannah and Amy for a super holiday - we hope to come back and stay again.
From booking til end everything went very smoothly. Jo was great at answering any of our pre holiday questions about the gites and the area. We booked both gites as we were holidaying with friends. They were both clean and comfortable with a modern interior. We all had a great, relaxing holiday and would recommend to anyone. Thanks for a great holiday !
On arrival we were welcomed by Jo Gary Hannah Amy Archie and Bonzo as though we were old friends. What was once part of an old paper mill have been converted into two very modern comfortable gites. Their is much to do and places to visit within a short distance if you can force yourself away from just relaxing in the large grounds set in beautiful countryside. We thoroughly recommend this as a holiday destination and we shall return.
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We have wonderful break family break in beautiful semi rural location with wonderful hosts. The children adored the pool, ducks and chickens.
The biggest challenge was trying to agree on relaxing at the gite or visiting the numerous local attractions.