Medieval watermill in riverside setting , 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8
- english, french
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
lovely old watermill
Great place to stay, full of charm, lots of personal touches, well equipped kitchen, good sized pool.
Great welcome and excellent communications with the owner who clearly cares for this beautiful holiday home
Stunning. Magical. Paradise.
We've just returned from what we all agree is our best holiday ever. The Moulin is stunning, and can only be rivalled by it's incredibly beautiful setting. The river, millpond, meadows and woods provide endless beauty and activities. At times we grabbed a sturdy stick and set off along the river to seek adventures. If in a more sedate mood, a seat by the kitchen window counting crayfish below might be in order (I think our record was 7 in view at the same time, but we weren't really trying you know!).
Plenty of previous reviews detail the important stuff so just a brief reiteration: The moulin is both practical and beautiful, and achieves that balance wonderfully. We cooked a lot of meals there, and every pot, pan, whisk, jug, grater, peeler etc you might need is immediately to hand.
The rooms are all picture postcard perfect and radiate the 100s of years worth of history they've absorbed.
Barbara and Gavin, supported by the lovely Jocelyn and Jean-Louis were fantastic to deal without from booking to departure. When I enquired on our second day to ask if there might be a long extension lead handy, Jocelyn and Jean-Louis popped one round within hours (Barbara and Gavin: my "portable cinema worked perfectly, and we enjoyed several films under the stars. Thanks for again for accommodating).
So again - simply the best holiday ever. We would love to return if the Moulin will have us - and the Moulin is the star of the show!
Thank you for being such fantastic guests. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday so much and we really value your kind words. It's a pleasure to share the place with such appreciative guests, and the Moulin and its hardworking team will be only too delighted to welcome you back any time!
A beautiful watermill
We have a wonderful stay at Barbara's watermill. It was everything we dreamed about. The mill was clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The swimming pool was rather chilly but that did not stop us using it. It was peaceful in the middle of the woods with no traffic noise. Barbara was very helpful when we needed her. I would definitely recommend that you stay here. We loved it and will go back again.
A special place
My family and I enjoyed a lovely stay at the mill. I couldn't fail to forget about the troubles of work etc. and my daughters loved mucking about in the pool. Surrounded by beautiful trees, the sound of the stream, and in complete privacy, this is a real sanctuary.
A beautiful haven
We returned recently from our second wonderful visit to the Moulin. Le Moulin de Parrot is truly a magical place that is like no other we have been to. The children, now 12,10 and 7, and both my husband and I were so excited to be returning.
There are so many things that make the moulin and it's gardens so special, and this year we truly made the most of them. There are many beautiful historic villages and castles to explore in the area but we all wanted to spend more time this year at the moulin itself. We discovered more of the hills and walks around the house, we explored further down the river and found beautiful picnic spots along its banks. The children built dams, explored the wildlife, made homes in the trees along the river , painted, set up treasure hunts, swam in the river , climbed a waterfall and just had the time to play as children should do!
This year we also brought our own inflatable kayak and found wonderful spots along the Tarn to try it out.
The moulin itself has a real charm and sense of history and you cannot help but fall in love with it the moment you arrive!
We very much hope to return soon.
An idyllic and perfectly placed house for an energetic family. Space for us all, a delightful escape
I cannot express how much we enjoyed our stay at the Moulin. The environment creates an idyllic atmosphere which we originally experienced over 20 years ago. We returned this year simply because we have never had a subsequent holiday in France which has met the expectations created as a result of that first stay.
This time we returned with a young and energetic family who were well entertained with the wildlife, the space and the pool. As a family we relaxed, re grouped and reminded ourselves why holidays are so very important.
The house is more than well equipped and I left with kitchen bowl envy! The rooms are spacious and the opportunity to eat outside for almost every meal was such a treat! In fact, the BBQ area was so nice that we felt no need to venture out for supper at all!
Memories of the break keep bouncing back, despite the rain back home and such reveries will keep us all going until the next, inevitable trip.
The mill lies amid the sunny meadows and wooded valleys of Roquefort country, a land steeped in history, tradition and character, and with its own wonderful gastronomic heritage. Lying on the ancient pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela, the Aveyron is an unspoilt region of beautiful rivers, lakes and fortified villages, of terrific local restaurants, markets, fetes and fairs, and of Romanesque abbeys, fortified villages and Templar strongholds. From the spectacular Tarn gorges and Millau viaduct to the vineyards of Gaillac, from lovely medieval Albi (a World Heritage site) to the fairytale fortifications of Carcassonne and La Couvertoirade, from the breathtaking prettiness of Cordes and Najac to the perilous citadels of the Cathars, this is 'la France profonde' at its most authentic and magnetic.
Rodez airport is just 35 mins north, and Toulouse 1hr 30 mins south-west. The Severac-le-Chateau exit of the toll-free and spectacular A75 motorway is 45 mins north-east of the mill.
Other Activities: kayaking/canoeing
Golf: Albi (35 min west) has a championship 18-hole golf course at Lasbordes, and two others at Florentin and Aigueleze. The Lasbordes course is rated one of the best 50 in France; set in a meander of the River Tarn, with views of Albi's famous cathedral, it offers numerous facilities centred on the sixteenth-century Chateau de Lasbordes, including a restaurant serving traditional cuisine.
Rodez (35 min north) has the excellent 18-hole Golf du Grand Rodez.