Draped in pretty wisteria 'The Gardener's Cottage' contains three bedrooms, made up of one twin, one double and a child's single plus a fully equipped shower-room and open plan kitchen/living area.
The Ground Floor has a wooden stable-door leading onto the courtyard and double doors opposite onto the cottage's own rustic terrace with BBQ table, chairs and parasol. The living/dining area has a table and chairs plus a comfortable sofa for watching DVD’s on the TV or listening to the modern music tower. There is also free WIFI. The integral kitchen has an electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. A washing machine is available by arrangement. A twin bedroom and a fitted shower-room, with toilet, basin & electric towel rail complete the ground floor layout.
The First Floor is up steep wooden steps on a beamed mezzanine floor where there is a double bed & chest of drawers. Three further steps lead on to a single room with a velux window & oak beams that is ideal for an older child. All rooms have full electric central heating.
Le Moulin de Boutineau and its three charming fully restored cottages lies in Indre-et-Loire in the tranquil countryside heart of the Loire Valley - but is not remote, just 2 kms from the famous medieval town of Loches, with its own chateau, restaurants, café’s, bars, shops and lively twice-weekly market.
Spend idyllic family days relaxing around a sparkling 12x6 metre heated swimming-pool with nearby orchard activity area or explore the 15 acres of magnificent tree-lined grounds, fields and woods surrounding this peaceful old watermill dating back to the 1730's. If you enjoy some proper carp fishing there are carp (15-40 lbs plus) in a glorious private 2.5 acre Moulin Lake. The three delightful oak-beamed cottages sleeping 6, 4+1 and a romantic 2 can also accommodate an exclusive party of 13 and all have their own garden/patio and BBQ area, as well as cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, TV/DVD/stereo music tower, full central heating and access to washing/drying facilities, the swimming pool, hot-tub, bicycles, badminton and table-tennis.
Carp Fishing at Le Moulin de Boutineau: There is a glorious, private 2.5 acre lake where you can fish for carp (mirror & common 15-40 lbs plus) and some large tench. It has level, easy walking access around the entire perimeter which is lined with a wide variety of mature trees, flowers and the abundant wildlife includes kingfishers and red squirrels. It is an idyllic, tranquil setting for carp fishing. There are five marked swims (max. 4 anglers) plus an accessible island, and we also have a range of standard carp fishing equipment for hire as well as a selection of quality baits available. Our beautiful, pristine fish will give you quite a fight, but are of course, just for catching, photographing and releasing again!
Cost of Carp Fishing during the whole season from March to November is 150 euros per angler per week or 50 euros per day. You must be staying here to carp fish on the lake, making it all a great combination of value, comfort, accessibility and privacy. It is possible to carp fish the lake exclusively, but only by booking the Fisherman's cottage for 2-4 anglers during the early/late periods of March-May and September-November. Ask for details.