Le Moulin Volarie is a beautiful 17th century watermill that was decommissioned in 1952. Unfortunately, when they decommissioned the mill, they removed all the workings, wheel ect from the premises. We have gradually converted some of it in to a couple of gites and our own home. Set in a very rural and quiet location, where you awake to the morning bird song and can happily spend the day relaxed, quietly by the pool and yet we are still just minutes from Chateau-du-Loir and very handy for the main A28 motorway (5 minutes from junction 26!). Well located for the ferry ports (Caen just 2 hours, Calais just 4.5 hours), the plantagenet city of Le Mans, beautiful Tours and Saumur or the incredible Royal Loire Chateaux. From motor racing at Le Mans, fantastic restaurants and the famous Loire (or Loir) vineyards, from Sancerre and Jasnieres to Vouvray and Coteaux du Loir, you will find it all on our doorstep.
Le Moulin Volarie can sleep from 2, up to 10 people in two independent gites. The accommodation is of a very high standard with all modern facilities, including dishwashers, wifi, UK and French television, wood burners and heating. Guests can enjoy access to our extensive gardens, a large, solar heated swimming pool during the summer and our hot tub year round (previous booking required). Pets are also welcome on request.
We also have a 2 acre lake just 3.5km along our quiet country road which is a lovely spot for any leisure fishermen (including fly fishing) or a family picnic. Though not professionally stocked, there are assorted Carp, Tench, Trout (80kg added 2018) and others in there of upwards of 9-10kg.
La Maison is a spacious and airy ground floor gite sleeping up to 6 (using the sofa bed), with 1 double, and 1 twin bedroom, en-suite shower room, family bathroom with a full spa bath, well fitted and equipped kitchen and a large, open plan sitting/dining room.
Le Grenier is a fabulous open-plan loft conversion sleeping up to 4, with 1 bedroom and its feature, roll top bath, fully fitted and well equipped kitchen, large sitting/dining room with sofa bed, WC and raised wooden veranda for eating those morning croissants and an evening dégustation du vin.
Set in the heart of the Valley du Loir, known as "The Garden of France", Le Moulin Volarie is perfect for the best of holidays in France whether you are looking for an activity filled holiday, full of cycling, walking, horse riding, kayaking and fishing, or more of a relaxing time, with wine, great food and days lazing by the pool or on our local lake beach. The choice is all yours!
In 2018 we started offering the option of a Hot Tub available on request. This has been extremely well received and we highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. There is an additional charge of just €50 for 5 days usage incorporating all maintenance/chemical requirements to keep it in perfect condition. (The Hot Tub is freshly prepared for each new set of guests and requires 24 hours to prepare and reheat).