Home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and view on cascades and Roman bridge.
- english, french, german, dutch, greek
About Chris Schoneveld
Chris is born and raised in The Hague, Netherlands. He studied geology (PhD) at Leyden University in the Netherlands and had a career with Shell until his retirement some years ago. He lived in many countries but decided that France would be the best place to live permanently. Chris is married to Anna, a French/Greek/Australian woman. Together they have a son called Alec. He is six years old and attends a French school. He is fully bilingual since we speak English at home. Soon he will be trilingual since he attends a bilingual (Spanish/French) school. Spanish is important since Eysus is only half an hour drive from th Spanish border.
Chris Schoneveld purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Chris Schoneveld chose Eysus
We first lived in the Provence for a number of years. However, after we discovered the Pyrenees with its beautiful lush nature and, importantly, the lack of wind (we grew tired of the dry landscape and the mistral in the Provence) it was not difficult to make the switch, especially after we found the water mill in the most idyllic location on the planet. We renovated the water mill for the last 7 years because it was hardly livable when we bought it. With a surface area of some 2200 ft2 is was a bit too big for the three of us. So we decided to share this beautiful place with other people and the idea of a gite was born.
What makes this Cottage unique
Words are inadequate to describe this place. You will understand after you have seen the photos on this listing.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Applicable to inside of the house only
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful property that will be even better when the new owners officially take over. They have a lot of great ideas for improving the facilities. Current owners were very helpful when needed, but not living on site.
More information about location & availability of Boulangerie & other necessities is needed. User instructions for appliances will be helpful . Internet access is very unreliable.
Everything about this gite is seriously wonderful - extremely comfortable and well equipped, stunning location, terrific owners and lots to see and do in the area. We had six nights there in autumn and will always remember them.
One month stay
A very quaint renovated mill with new hosts who are great and very personable. It is a very serene setting with the constant sound of the water from the adjacent stream and the tinkling of cowbells from herding animals. One never tires of the view from either the outdoor deck or walkway across the stream. A great area for nearby hiking through the woods, by following the trails, or going to nearby towns for wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Despite the hot weather, the mill stayed cool during the day and evening. Enjoy dinners out on the deck overlooking the stream. A small sitting area provides the same pleasures. Upstairs bedroom and full bath with shower and tub, and lower two bedroom area with adjoining bathroom with shower.
A wonderful place to stay that allows one to enjoy the French countryside and the activities that this provides.
Thank you for your positive review. For the record , please note that the official change of ownership is schedeled in November 2019.
Unique property, tumble dryer much appreciated. Comfortable furnishings.
I can understand and agree with much of what Christopher N. write in his review in June 2019.
The gite is in a beautiful location and overall we enjoyed our stay.
We had two issues. Firstly as Christopher states in his review , there were no written instructions on how to use any of the appliances. We were unable to view the TV as the parental security lock was on and Chris the owner , was unable to supply the password or rectify the problem another way.
This was particularly annoying as we were unable to watch the Tour de France.We had experienced several earlier stages live and so viewing on TV was important to us.
The downstairs bedroom did have a moisture problem despite having a humidifier running continuously.
The bedding was fine, however the bathroom floor was constantly wet and the room smelt mouldy.
As Christopher states in his review (and we agree ),we cannot recommend this holiday property until the above issues are corrected.
Communication with owners was outstanding. Beds are super comfortable and the location is wonderfully quiet. Great rental for large family or 2 couples.