A short drive will take
you to the medieval village of Vouvant,
(designated one of the prettiest in France) and Mervant Forest with
it's walks, cycle tracks, large leisure lake and various other
romantic hide away windmill is set just outside a small village. The
only noise comes from the church bells that chime hourly.The sound of
sheep and a couple of cows in the surrounding fields really emphasises
the tranquility of the area.
Built in 1885, this charming property has character and comfort. In
1975 the original workings were removed and the building was changed
from a working Windmill into what can only be very loosly termed a
The full renovation includes, mains electricity, mains water, septic
tank, new roof made from hand crafted Chestnut tiles, Oak floors,
Double glazed Oak windows and shutters, Granite work surfaces in the
kitchen and a modern bathroom with large shower cubicle.
The windmill is arranged on four levels, kitchen on the ground floor,
upstairs is the cosy living room with wood burning stove, a well
equipped bathroom is on level three and the romantic bedroom on the top
There is a good sized garden shed and Barbecue Area (with exterior
lighting) from which the wonderful sunsets can be enjoyed. The Moulin
is classified as a "Monument Historic" and as such cannot be extended
or externally modified.
Situated approximately an hour south of Nantes and an equal distance
inland from the seaside town of La Rochelle where you can sample the
renowned fresh fish and seafood in the many restaurants located by the
beach front. The nearest town to the Moulin is Fontenay Le Comte, the
ancient capital of the Vendee.