Le Moulin sur Célé

‘Le Moulin sur Célé is the epitome of Gallic charm, hidden away beside its own stretch of river, this exquisitely converted 16th century watermill makes a magical villa rental’

Denise Mc Donnell
Denise Mc Donnell
10 June 2024
A huge thank you to Deirdre, Marc, Carl, James and Christina for embracing us in the warm welcome of the Magical Moulin. My family, guests and I were enchanted by its beauty and the calm and tranquil setting soothed away the trials and tribulations of daily life and transported us to a very happy and harmonious place. Whilst the month of May was the wettest on record since 1922, our week at Le Moulin and our photos are filled with sunshine and our memories of the generous hospitality and warm welcome of the Gysling family. There is something truly atmospheric about the setting of Le Moulin. Maybe it is one of those geographic areas that emits a positive energy, or it could be the lazy river flowing gently along side, or the feeling of being cosseted and protected by the beautiful mountain range in the distance. Whatever it is, it is certainly enhanced by the love, care and attention to detail poured into Le Moulin by the Gysling family. It is like a little haven of cosiness nestled in a stunning and peaceful setting. Perfect for a totally restful and relaxing stay! Bonne continuation and hope to see you all again one day in the future 💖 Big hugs to all the wonderful crew and Harvey !
Christy Hanmer
Christy Hanmer
23 November 2023
A beautiful getaway to the french countryside with the most hospitable and respectful hosts. This is the perfect location for a relaxed family getaway, with beautiful natural surroundings and plenty to explore nearby you won't regret staying here. The house also feels very private so staying at home is very enjoyable especially with the swimming pool and natural river nearby, it truly feels like a secret oasis getaway. The local produce is fantastic. I highly recommend the weekly market for special buys and the local bakery nearby is an ideal stop off for your morning coffee and croissant. You can also book a yoga teacher to visit the site for a private lesson, I highly recommend this as it was one of the highlights of the trip and added to the calming and centring experience of the holiday.
Trish McGinley
Trish McGinley
22 November 2023
Earlier this year my family and I enjoyed an outstanding holiday at Le Moulin, where nothing was too much trouble for owners Deirdre and Marc, who were incredibly accommodating, and ensured that our trip was perfect from start to finish. We stayed in the beautifully restored Miller’s House, where their attention to detail in this warm and inviting period property, immediately made us feel at home. As keen cooks we all gravitated around the fabulous, superbly equipped kitchen, although we did take a break from the stove one evening and booked a great chef (that Marc kindly arranged for us) who served up a delicious meal that catered to our various tastes. Wish we’d booked him for two nights! Besides relaxing by the pool, resting in the hammocks by the river, and booking a yoga session on the lawn overlooking the river (ask Deirdre for details), we also explored the local villages by bike (first time in years for me!). The roads to the nearby villages were really easy to navigate with lots of spaces to pull in to admire and photograph the stunning scenery. Also look out for some interesting birds… I’m sure I spotted a Black Kite in a nearby field. So, if you're looking for a tranquil getaway in rural southwest France, in an idyllic location where you can unwind and reconnect with nature, then I can wholeheartedly recommend Le Moulin sur Célé. We're already counting the days until we can return!
Lisa Mckelvey
Lisa Mckelvey
21 November 2023
From the moment we arrived at Le Moulin sur Célé, we knew our two-week family break was going to be something truly special. Nestled in the heart of the most breathtaking, picturesque scenery, this charming getaway proved to be a perfect blend of comfort, beauty, and tranquility. The accommodation was impeccable. Our spacious and beautifully decorated rooms offered stunning views of the surrounding landscape, allowing us to wake up to the serene sounds of nature every morning. The attention to detail in each room, from the cozy bedding to the tasteful décor, made our stay incredibly comfortable and homely. What truly sets Le Moulin sur Célé apart is its exceptional service. Deirdre and Marc were not only professional and efficient but also warm and welcoming, making us feel like part of their family. They were always on hand to ensure our stay was flawless and went above and beyond to cater to our family's needs. The amenities were fantastic. We indulged in delicious, locally-sourced meals that were a delight to the palate. The outdoor activities were a major highlight for our family. We enjoyed leisurely walks along the picturesque Célé river, immersing ourselves in the beauty that surrounds this unique spot. Our two boys (aged 2 & 4) were thoroughly entertained throughout our stay. The safe and engaging environment meant they could freely explore and play, giving us parents a much-needed chance to unwind and relax. Le Moulin sur Célé provided us with the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. It was a place where we could disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect as a family. The memories we created here are invaluable and will be cherished forever. In summary, our stay at Le Moulin sur Célé was nothing short of magical. It's a hidden gem that offers a unique and memorable experience for families. We are already planning our return to this little slice of paradise!
Margot Harrison
Margot Harrison
28 October 2023
Deirdre and Marc have evidently worked hard to bring the dream of Le Moulin to life. They’ve lovingly restored the beautiful mill house and surrounding buildings with an eclectic mix of Irish and French flair and design ideas, updating and restoring with sensitivity and passion. We loved the food, the wine and the ambience. There’s enough space to find a secluded corner if you feel the need to have some quiet time but the public areas are generous – especially the garden dining room where everyone can come together with comfort and ease. Having the river so close was a real bonus, and sitting on the bank with a bottle of something white, cold, fizzy and of course alcoholic after swimming and kayaking was just wonderful! The surrounding countryside is classic south of France with a sun-kissed landscape, beautiful vernacular architecture and lovely places to explore but only if you can bear to tear yourself away from Le Moulin!
Peter Hanmer
Peter Hanmer
21 October 2023
Had a wonderful time here with family. Peaceful and charming location on the water. The Villa and surrounding area is picture-postcard. Deirdre and Marc are the most gracious hosts and made our stay one to remember.
maureen kelly
maureen kelly
19 October 2023
From the moment we arrived it was amazing. A warm welcome from Deidre and Marc. Deidre and Marc thought of everything nothing was too much trouble. The villa itself was absolutely beautiful. It sleeps 10 people very comfortably. The setting is out of this world. Total relaxation is easily found ! The pool, garden is wonderful with so many areas to relax. Hammocks down by the river and tennis court if you are feeling energetic . The wildlife is all around from birds squirrels and deer roaming freely. Deidre and Marc were lovely hosts. They gave lots of information about restaurants , where to visit and cycle paths. They really have thought of everything. The area is unspoilt and just beautiful we didn’t want to leave. We have already booked for next year for a week which we are counting down the days already.!! It’s a little piece of heaven in this mad world of ours x
Mark Dodd
Mark Dodd
18 October 2023
1 / 1 Le Moulin Review - Magical, rural retreat with wonderful hosts An idyllic, tranquil riverside location, lovingly restored and decorated property, coupled with the warm and welcoming hospitality from the perfect hosts Deirdre and Marc, creates a magical holiday home away from home. As you enter the property on the “yellow brick road” you are drawn into the exquisite pool area and outdoor spaces providing an ideal place to relax, enjoy a glass of wine, listen to the musical sounds of the river and simply revel in the beauty of the building and surrounding countryside. Throughout the property, you enjoy the relaxed, sophisticated yet homely living spaces, using a colour palette redolent of many of the iconic French artists such as Matisse, Deirdre brings her own Donegal taste to the property using the famous Magee tweed covers. It is clear the level of thought and detail provided for guests from the sunhats to the wonderful body wash, scrubs, and bathrobes provided by the wonderful Irish Handmade Soap company, all designed to ensure your relaxing , luxurious stay and the feeling of being in a sanctuary. For a family, this property provided something for everyone, splashing in the pool, swimming and kayaking on the river, playing tennis, croquet, or table tennis, and one of the most memorable aspects of Le Moulin is to locate your own unique piece of solitude a place to read and meditate and of course the use of bikes to explore the beautiful countryside. A particularly superb feature of the Le Moulin is the exceptional garden dining room which can seat 16 and provides the ideal location to celebrate all that is French cuisine and wine but more importantly, share the holiday thoughts and memories of the days in Le Moulin. Cant wait to return.
Katey “K80krk” Kirk
Katey “K80krk” Kirk
1 October 2023
Most amazing place to stay. Beautiful surroundings and every detail was in place for a fabulous holiday.
Alison Colville
Alison Colville
16 August 2023
When it comes to describing our holiday at Le Moulin, superlatives abound. It simply was the most exceptional place. From the homely charm of the interior to the beautifully maintained grounds; from relaxing by the babbling river to competing in an exciting game of tennis; from lazing by the glistening pool by day to gazing at the twinkling stars by night, our stay was a truly wonderful experience. Le Moulin offered something special to every member of our family, and has given us many amazing memories to keep us going through the long winter nights ahead. It was beyond idyllic! Thank you too to Deirdre and Marc for their thoughtful and attentive care throughout our stay. Jeff and Alison Colville Co. Antrim, N. Ireland July 2023

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