Moulin du MerleDetails in one of the rooms
Idyllic Watermill, Chambre Roses
Hosted by Gilberthe
Gilberthe is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Relax, enjoy this beautiful watermill with us. Large rooms with high ceilings, beautifully decorated and the sound the water humming you to sleep at night. The burgundy is known for it's wines, and cute little towns. We hope to see you soon.

The space

Taking life slow. Real slow. That's our motto here on our Mill. 'Moulin du Merle' is a watermill (1697) turned into an villa (1850). Surrounded by water, fruit trees, and hills. The villa has beautiful rooms, with high ceilings and wooden floorboards , all giving you an instantaneously holiday feeling.

The villa has 5 stylish decorated rooms, with large windows, facing the garden and the water. Moulin du Merle is also available for groups and can sleep up to 20 people. There is plenty of communal space but also plenty of private space to retreat.

There are books to read, trees to climb, a swim hole to swim and lots of spaces to relax and enjoy the lazy french country life. Your host Gilberthe loves to cook, and likes to use fresh vegetables from her vegetable patch. Vegetarian meals available. Large breakfast is available at a small charge.

If you need a peaceful quiet place to read, write or relax, there is plenty of space to retreat. The salon, the garden with it's huge trees to sit in the shade. The porch, little terraces. Or the fireplace (inside and outside) to spend time with the other guests or your family.
For the ones who like a bit more activity
during their holidays: cycling, kayaking, climbing are among the possibilities. There are wines caves and monasteries in the areas and plenty of markets, secondhand markets or museums to visit. The Mill is on the Santiago de Compostella route and we host pilgrims on a regular basis.
We hope to see you soon and can't wait to give you and your family a lovely time.

Guest access

Garden, the porch, the Salon, fireplaces (inside/ outside) swimhole, bathroom. We are very relaxed and want to give our guests the best time!

Interaction with guests

Dinner, breakfast. We like to take time for all our guests but we are quite busy as well.


House Rules

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Cat(s) live in the house


11 Reviews

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John User Profile
April 2017
A wonderful place to spend some quiet time in a fabulous historic building / watermill. The meal option with local produce was a great option.

Dan User Profile
September 2016
Everything was wonderful. Beautiful home, exquisite location and excellent food. Take the meal - you won't regret it. I am only sorry we could not stay longer.

Miranda User Profile
June 2016
We've had a wonderfull stay at Gilbertha's house. When we arrived, late in the evening, she welcomed us with delicious french cheese, bread and wine and a romantic fire in the fire place. The rooms are very charming, spacious and clean and there is a beautiful garden to have breakfast in in the morning. The place is perfect for small and larger families and group of friends. We planned to stay only one night but decided to stay an extra day. We'll definitely stay there again when we head out to the Bourgogne. Gilbertha, thanks again for your warm welcome and hope to see you again soon.
Gilberthe User Profile
Response from Gilberthe:
Mirande, wat een heerlijke review schreef je, heel erg bedankt! Ik voel me helemaal suf met mijn ene regel, in haast, hoe leuk ik het ook vond met jullie en hoe bijzonder.. Fijn, zo meteen de diepte in met het gesprek, anders dan meestal het geval is. Ligt zeker aan jullie. Maar dat soort dingen schrijf je niet zo gemakkelijk in reviews trouwens. Ben er heel blij mee. We blijven wel van elkaar op de hoogte, vermoed ik zo. Hoop jullie weer te zien, samen, hier. Liefs, Gilberthe
June 2016

Sophie User Profile
August 2017
Séjour en amoureux. La maison a un charme authentique. Gilberte est une hôtesse charmante et prevenante. Le petit déjeuner est excellent! ( nous n avons pas eu l occasion de dîner chez Gilberte ). Le jardin est très accueillant.

Jelle User Profile
August 2017
Het huis is een Villa kakelbont met Franse slag! Bijzondere, mooie kamers met hoog plafond, geweldige, ruime tuin met veel plaatsen voor ontspanning. Gilberthe is een prettige gastvrouw die heerlijk kookt. De ligging is rustig en afgelegen. De omgeving is landelijk met veel ingeslapen dorpjes. Vezelay en dichterbij Clamecy zijn daarop een fijne uitzondering. Toch is het gelukkig niet een heel toeristische regio en kun je er heerlijk ontspannen.

Anne Marie User Profile
September 2016
Gilberthe est très agréable et attentive. Elle a su proposer les bonnes formules adaptées à nos besoins. Merci pour cet ensemble de charmes Anne Marie et Gérard
Gilberthe User Profile
Response from Gilberthe:
Merci Anne Marie et Gérard, un compliment de la part de collègues fait encore plus de plaisir.
September 2016

Nadine User Profile
August 2016
Accueil: -chaleureux. on retrouve qqn que l'on apprécie. La chambre: -grande, propre avec une jolie vue sur le jardin. Literie impeccable. Le repas du soir:- Convivial, concocté par Dris(s) et le fils de notre hôte fut tout simplement un régal. Le petit déjeuner: - à la hollandaise c-à-d riche et varié car aussi bien sucré que salé, très copieux. (si l'on veux). Á prendre dans la salle à manger, la terrasse ou le jardin. Qu'il est bon de se retrouver chez Gilberthe. Une nuit c'est trop court.

Saint-Germain-des-Bois, FranceJoined in July 2013
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As a fashion designer from Amsterdam, I fell in love with the house and surroundings.
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