Moulin sur Besbre 8.7
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Moulin sur Besbre

In the mountains of Montagne Bourbonnaise 2.5 km from Châtel Montagne and less than 25 km from Vichy, this beautiful watermill lies on a beautiful river, entirely without neighbors, in the middle of the forest on a dead end road 1 km from the D25 To Vichy and is at your disposal at all times.

It is set on its own plot of over 5000 m2 and is completely free in nature about 2 km from the inhabited world. The plot has more than 400 m of its own river bank on a fishy river with forks (category I) and a long mill bake (the French called "le bief").

The "bief" has traditionally caused the supply of water to the former mill row.

In the river you can have a nice bath in the summer. In addition, guests have official permission to fish on their own premises.

The plot is in fact an idyllic natural garden in the woods. Many wild flowers and plants, trees, fruit trees and (berries) bushes grow in this garden. There are various terraces, and loungers and diapers.

Of course there is also a nice swimming pool with a large terrace.

In the garden you will also find a wood-fired bread or pizza oven and barbeque with a terrace next to it. On this terrace is a comfortable teak wooden 8-seater garden set with table and chairs. You do not have to drag with furniture.

The garden is a wonderful place to rest, meditate, laze on a terrace or in a hammock, to sunbathe or to be sporty.

In addition to the garden, the mill itself is a wonderful place to live. In the evening, enjoy a nice glass of wine on the balcony or on the kitchen terrace or in the living room on the couch for the stove. You taste ahw the old authentic atmosphere of old times.

The Gîte on the other side of the road is not used and therefore uninhabited. This space may be used by the guests as a studio or playroom for the children.

In short, "Moulin sur Besbre" is a very unique special place in a beautiful area where you will enjoy yourself and you will feel completely at ease.

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The host, Mientje & Wiel

Mientje & Wiel Zautsen
Mientje & Wiel Zautsen

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Service charges amount to one time 110 euros. The service includes final cleaning of the house and laundry and ironing of linen, pool and garden maintenance, as well as use of bed and kitchen linen, normal use of electricity, gas and water.
The house must be left at the end of the stay, free from all garbage and garbage disposal.
Deposit is 250 euros. Any damaging damage can be deducted from this.
The swimming pool is in operation from June to September.

Rates & duration

Prices are per stay
Period Week Midweek Weekend Night Discount Minimum stay
09-07-2017 - 03-09-2017 € 1000.00 - - € 143.00 - 7 nights

Services & additional costs

Type Price
Deposit € 250.00 Per stay Pay at booking | required
Service costs € 110.00 Per stay Pay at booking | required

Additional information

Admission: WC with washbasin. Stairs down to lounge. Furthermore, large 2 bedroom with direct access to bathroom with bath or shower and sink and direct access to covered balcony which in turn provides access to 2nd bedroom. Later at the end of the hall door with access to 3rd bedroom with shower and sink. Finally, through the hallway staircase to first floor where the 4th bedroom is located.
The whole wood will be hammered on the bedroom floor is very cozy and like the other spacious bedrooms. She can be reached by a ladder known as mill and is also fully furnished with wardrobe, bedside tables and bedside lamps. From the dormer you have great views over garden and river.
living room with spacious lounge and dining room (together about 40 m2) with beautiful large wood stove (stove) doors to balcony with stairs to basement. The living room has a television presence with a satellite receiver with all known Dutch channels. Also a stereo, a DVD player (music and film) and a VCR are not missing.
full kitchen (approx. 15 m2) with 4 burner stove (two gas and two electric), large double sink, 2 refrigerators with freezer, coffee machine, kettle, toaster and microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. From the kitchen you have access to a partly covered terrace with stunning views of the garden, the river, the "beef" and the waterfall. In addition, can be reached from the kitchen to the laundry, which in turn provides access to the next terrace, and then the garden.
The property is located in a valley on a private south facing plot (so much sun) of over 5000 m2 with all privacy and is completely at your disposal. At the beginning of the plot (west) river is led by a canal (the French call it "le Beef") originally was built to the former mill wheel to rotate. The designated waterfall is more than 1 meter. wide and approximately 2.20 m. hoog.Het plot is as it were sandwiched between this 'beef' (see also section photos and videos) and approximately 350 meters. own banks of the river Besbre. In the Besbre sit trout and can also swim (paddle). You will also find the plot a large oven in which you wood pies, breads and delicious pizzas baking. The required wood is plentiful. At the front of the oven you can barbecue. The gases are then the chimney of the furnace afgevoerd.Op the plot there are several terraces with sun beds, tables, chairs, hammocks and playground equipment for children such as swings and table tennis. Also an inflatable swimming pool is not lacking. In the lower reaches of the 'beef' trout are plotted. It is permitted to a limited number (up to 8 units per week) to catch for consumption (eg barbecue).
Bourbon is a forested mountain with rivers and waterfalls situated in the southeast of the Allier near the department of Puy Dôme.Het the area is characterized by peace and nature. In the woods there is plenty of game such as deer, wild boars, martens, foxes and many birds and bats. There are many villages with restaurants and cafes nearby (to Chatel Montagne, Mayet de Montagne, Arfeuilles) where you enjoy for a very reasonable price can eat. In Dompierre sur Besbre is a large modern zoo and theme park 'Le Pal' with all known wild animals like elephants, lions, tigers, monkeys, etc., there are several spectacular animal shows and attractions. The park is open from April to september.Op a half hour drive away Vichy. Vichy is a super nice little town, beautifully situated on the river Allier, with sophistication. One of its many magnificent station, retail shops, boutiques, hotels, countless restaurants and cafes. Since Vichy also a university city, it has a large regional aantrekkingskracht.Vichy is also well known for its thermal springs located in a park in Art Nouveau style and spas. There is also bowling, a casino, an opera and a theater. Chatel Montagne 12.5 km 2.5 km 5 minArfeuilles 15 minMayet the Montagne minCusset 10 8 km 19 km 23 km 30 25 minVichy minDompierre sur Besbre 55 km 45 km 65 70 mint heres minClermont Ferrand 90 minVulkanengebied 90 km 100 km 100 min
There is something for everyone: the tranquility of us can fully relax and enjoy the tranquility of nature while they enjoy on the banks of the river away from highways and busy towns were, "recharge their batteries. The hedonists may include a glass of French wine and cheese from the Auvergne laze in the sun and in the evening both in and outside the feast of delicious dishes that French cuisine has to offer. For the sporty and / or adventurous people, there are several ways to get their money's worth. Ranging from walking or jogging through the woods (is possible from the front door), mountain biking through the area, swim in the lake at Mayet de Montagne, (fly) fishing, and canoeing on the river, horse riding or paragliding (with or without instructor) from the Puy de Dôme. Last but not least there are the children plenty of opportunities to enjoy themselves. With all the opportunities both in and around the mill and in the immediate vicinity are present, they were, no time to be bored.
The former water mill dating back to early 1800. The exact year of construction is not known. However, the mill in documents dating from 1850 already described. The mill wheel was driven from above by the waterfall and is thus of the above type impact mill. The mill wheel caused, in turn, for the drive of the millstone that the cereal flour to brake in pieces. The original mill stones as well as some parts of the former mill wheel are still present. The walls are built of granite blocks and are 45 cm thick. All windows, doors and beams are of oak. There is a lot of attention to detail, witness the beautiful carvings on the beams and the excellent bricked ornaments. The mill has since its existence obviously knew some renovations. The most recent renovation date from 1967 and 2003. In the last renovation, the roof was renewed and the entire wooden roof. Also, when the kitchen expanded and the wooden deck built.
In the spring of 2010, an attic converted into a beautiful spacious double bedroom complete with insulation and skylight. In the same year the pool is installed and the large wooden terrace built. Finally, fixed electric oven built to terrace and pool.
drinking water: the mill is not connected to the water network. The "beef" is pumped river water which is then filtered in a professional manner to drinking water. Successively, are hereby get the solid particles filtered from the water, after which by means of activated carbon and finally using any pesticides UV any micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses. The capacity of the filter is 3.2 m3/hr, more than 50 l / min and thus more than sufficient to continue to drain water from the tap. In order not to overload the filter and prevent blockages are not allowed to enter the "beef" to play or foot bath. Since the trout in the lower reaches of the "beef" are plotted, they seek fish or no additional burden on the filter. discharge of wastewater: wastewater is discharged into a septic tank. This waste will be biodegraded. Subsequently, the pre-filtered wastewater in the soil. The waste water is not discharged into the river. For the biodegradation process in the septic tank not to disrupt a number of cases of interest. For the dishes, laundry and cleaning may not contain chlorine or chlorine-containing agents used, but solely and only biodegradable products. These products do not buy, they are in abundant supply and are subject to fees. Furthermore, there should be no towels in the toilet can be deposited. Finally, there may of course any chemical waste products in the toilet or sink discharged (eg, no brushes to clean under the tap or wash hands with turpentine in the sink). Inventory: All bed linen including duvets, sheets and pillowcases, towels and tea towels are plentiful. The entire kitchen equipment with pans, kettles, cutting boards, knives, cutlery, various types of glass, etc. is very well represented. Service charges and deposit, the service consists of cleaning, laundry and ironing of linen and supply of biodegradable detergents and resources, and vascular. Furthermore, also includes power, the possible use of wood for stove and oven and catches of trout up to 8 per week, under this service. The total service costs 90 euros once. Finally, we call upon arrival a deposit of 150 euros. This deposit is payable in cash to the contact you upon receipt of the keys to be paid locally and is refundable upon departure after handing in the keys. Any culpable damage to you this will be settled.

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Features & layout

The beautiful large living room is very attractively has both old plastered walls like a stone wall. It is divided into a spacious seating area with large leather sofas, satellite TV with all Dutch channels, DVD, Video and stereo, and a dining area with extendable dining table. The seating area is also a large stove. It burns wood and fabric in the winter months for the main heating. Through sliding patio doors to reach a small balcony.

  • 40 m2
  • Tiled
  • Dining corner / Dining Table
  • Dining Chairs (8)
  • Couch 2.5 seats (1)
  • Couch 3 seats (1)
  • Armchair (1)

This spacious double bedroom has direct access to the bathroom and through two patio doors to covered terrace with a beautiful wooden balcony overlooking the garden and river. Naturally bedside tables with dim lights, a spacious wardrobe and a fan is not working properly.

  • 16 m2
  • Carpet
  • Bed: Double bed 200 x 160 cm
  • Duvets (2)
  • Wardrobe(s) (1)
  • French doors

This cozy bedroom with a skylight that both open in a ventileerstand can be put, is accessible via the balcony. She is also double and has bedside tables with dim lights, a locker and a bar with clothes hooks.

  • 20 m2
  • Laminate
  • Bed: Single bed 200 x 70 cm
  • Bed: Single bed 200 x 70 cm
  • Duvets (2)

This double bedroom is very spacious, has two windows that can be put and beautiful views. The bedroom has access to shower room with sink. Naturally, this room also on bedside tables with lamps and a fan. Finally, the room a spacious closet.

  • 20 m2
  • Carpet
  • Bed: Double bed 200 x 160 cm
  • Duvets (2)

Like bedroom 2, this bedroom is located below the roof. The bedroom is double because of the wood and makes very attractive to aftimmering. The dormer is a window open can be put and overlooking the garden. Like the other bedrooms also have it back on bedside tables with dim lights, a wardrobe and a fan.

  • 16 m2
  • Sail / linoleum
  • Bed: Single bed 200 x 70 cm
  • Bed: Single bed 200 x 70 cm
  • Duvets (2)
  • Wardrobe(s) (1)

beautiful attractive bathroom with bath and shower and sink option

  • 6 m2
  • Bath
  • Washbasin (1)

shower and sink.

  • 3 m2
  • Shower
  • Washbasin (1)

The kitchen is spacious and atmospheric (17 m2). She has lots of cupboards, a table and chairs and is fully furnished. The outfit which includes a electric oven, hob with two burners and two electric burners on, two large sinks, wood stove with oven, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, microwave, bread maker, two refrigerators with freezer and dishwasher. The kitchen has plenty of natural light through two windows that can be put and sliding patio doors.

  • Type: Separate room
  • Stove: Gas (4 Cooking zones/burners)
  • Cutlery & Tableware
  • Toaster
  • Dry rack
  • Frying (pan)
  • Grill
  • Fridge freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Detergent
  • Ironing board / Iron
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Water boiler

The pool is full the whole day in the sun. After a few days of sunshine bathing water is so pleasant temperature. Also in the full sun, on the same level and directly adjacent to the pool, there is a large wooden terrace of 8.75 m X 3.00 m From this terrace you have so easy access to the pool. Moreover, there can in the appropriate loungers relax and sunbathe.

  • Type: Open air swimming pool / Above ground pool
  • Heated swimming pool: Unheated swimming pool
  • Privacy: Private swimming pool
  • Dimensions in m: 7.4 x 3.6 x 1.35 (L x W x D)
  • Holiday house
  • 175 m2
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Sport Fishing
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Maximum privacy
  • Rest & space
  • Electric heating
  • Stove
  • Soapstone furnace
  • Boiler
  • Satellite receiver
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hifi / Stereo set
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Dvd player
  • Dutch TV channels (9)
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Parking place (3)
  • Private driveway
  • Terrace (5)
  • Garden
  • Garden house
  • Garden chair(s) (24)
  • Garden table(s0) (4)
  • Dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Hall
  • Smoking allowed
  • Storeroom
  • Scullery / laundry room
  • Wine cellar
  • Seperate toilet (1)
  • Bed linen available
  • Towels present (40)
  • Kitchen linen available
  • Child's chair (1)
  • Camping bed (1)
  • (Board) games
  • Complete privacy
  • Detached house


  • Based on 13 reviews 8.7
  • General impression 8.8
  • Location 9.8
  • Facilities vacation rental 8.6
  • Equipment and state vacation rental 8.1
  • Child friendliness 7.5
  • Hygiene 8.0
  • Friendliness and service host 9.4
  • Price/quality 8.8
  • Beate Gerlings, with the family. Gave on an average of 8.7

    We hebben een grandioze vakantie gehad. De foto's op de site doen het huis absoluut geen recht. Het is een waar sprookje ! De rivier, het zwembad, het barbequehuisje in de tuin en het adembenemende uitzicht maakten dat we een onvergetelijke vakantie hebben gehad. De kinderen konden heerlijk spelen in en om de rivier. Een absolute aanrader.

  • Wilbert van den Berg, with the family. Gave on an average of 8.4

    We hebben een heerlijke week gehad in het idyllisch gelegen vakantiehuis. Mooie omgeving en veel ruimte om het huis. Echt een aanrader!

  • Ronald & Judith, with the family. Gave on an average of 8.3

    Heerlijk ruim huis op prachtige, rustgevende locatie en heel bijzonder met de rivier en de bief. We hebben vooral genoten van het keukenbalkon en het zwembad met terras.

    Inrichting en voorzieningen zijn compleet; de TV mag wel eens vervangen worden.

    Het huis is absoluut een aanrader voor mensen die van privacy, rust en natuur houden.