Welcome to Le Petit Moulin

Le Petit Moulin is a small, family run chambre d’hotes and gite business in the Deux-Sevres department of South West France. In our charming, riverside property we have two traditional, self-catering holiday gites, sleeping up to 14 people. And we also have two bright and airy B&B rooms. One of these is a family room overlooking the old watermill and courtyard. And the other, which sleeps two people, has fantastic views across the garden and the large, outdoor swimming pool.

Pool side view

As well as our glorious pool, we have spacious gardens, woodlands and an exciting playground for the little ones. For the bigger kids we have kayaks, archery, football, fishing, badminton, push bikes and a petanque court. Plus a huge barn full of toys, books and games for all ages!

We also have a selection of travel cots, changing mats, blankets, highchairs, pushchairs and a stair gate (for Le Papillon Gite) available on request.

The nearest banks, bars, restaurants and supermarket are just 4 kms away in the pretty market town of Lezay. Every Tuesday morning the town hosts one of the largest traditional outdoor farmer’s markets in the region. There are fruit and vegetable stalls, fresh meat, cheeses, breads and even wine. In fact, you can buy everything here that you need to create your perfect barbecue back at Le Petit Moulin.

stargazing perfect

The warm summer evenings, dine al fresco in your own garden space, and watch the sun setting across the fields.

And what better way to relax and unwind than with a chilled glass of wine, or local Pineau des Charentes, listening to the evening bird song. Or for the romantics, star-gazing into the clear night skies, watching for shooting stars.

Le Papillon – Large rustic-style three bedroom gite, sleeps 8

The largest of our self-catering family gites, Le Papillon (‘Butterfly’) has been extensively renovated, but still retains some of the original barn features. Because of the original stonework, this property stays wonderfully cool in the hot summer months. The front and side windows of the gite have stunning views over open countryside. And in the summer months the fields are full of beautiful sunflowers.

Papillon self-catering gite
Le Papillon Gite

Le Papillon gite has two double bedrooms on the first floor both with en suite shower rooms. On the ground floor there is a large spacious family room, containing a double bed and two single beds. This room has its own separate toilet, and a large walk-in shower room with ‘his & hers’ wash basins.

Also on the ground floor, the open plan family living space includes comfortable sofas and chairs, a TV with Freeview, and a DVD player, plus dining table and chairs.

The outside space is accessed through the double-glazed patio doors, which lead onto a large private garden with two picnic tables, and your own barbecue.

Le Martin-Pecheur – Charming two bedroom gite, sleeps 6.

This gite is named after the colourful ‘martin-pecheur’ or kingfisher that are frequently spotted hunting along the riverbank. This family-sized gite is based on ground level and has two bedrooms. One has a double bed and bunk beds. The other has a king-sized bed. There is a large shower room and separate toilet.

Martin-pecher garden
Le Martin-Pecheur Garden

The open plan family living space includes a comfortable corner sofa and chairs, a TV with Freeview, and a DVD player, plus dining table and chairs. And the well-equipped kitchen has all mod-cons, and plenty of pots, pans, crockery and cutlery.

The outside space is accessed through the double-glazed patio doors, which lead onto a large private garden with a picnic table, and your own barbecue.

Our Bed and Breakfast Rooms

Both of our B&B rooms are situated outside the main house, attached to the barn and overlooking the courtyard, gardens and pool area. Breakfast is served in the conservatory overhanging the river. So each morning you can sit and admire the view and be entertained by the local wildlife. Ducks, coypu, moorhens and even the occasional kingfisher can be spotted from here most days.

Tournesol – double room, with en suite. Sleeps 2.

This bright and airy room has high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. There is a double bed and en suite shower room, plus tea and coffee-making facilities. As with all our accommodation it has its own outside area with table, chairs and barbecue. It overlooks the spacious gardens and the swimming pool.

Towels and bedding are provided for the length of your stay. B&B guests have the same access to our facilities as our gite guests, at no extra charge.

Bergerie – family-sized room, with en suite. Sleeps 4.

This family-sized room has high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. There is double bed and bunk beds, with en suite shower room and tea and coffee making facilities. It has its own pleasant outdoor space with table, chairs and barbecue, which overlooks the mill and courtyard, surrounded by fragrant rose bushes.

Towels and bedding are provided for the length of your stay. B&B guests have the same access to our facilities as our gite guests, at no extra charge.

Pets

Small dogs are allowed in the gites, but only by prior arrangement so please contact us prior to booking. Dogs are not allowed in or around the pool area, or any of the children’s play areas. They are also not allowed on the furniture, or any of the beds. If you decide to bring your dog with you then they must not be left in the gites by themselves. We only ask for a refundable 50€ deposit to be paid on arrival, in case there is any damage caused by your pets.

Non-Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in any of the B&B rooms, gites or communal areas. It is only allowed outside in the garden and courtyard, but please be considerate to our other guests, and especially when there are children nearby.