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Le Moulin de Chazotte

Child friendly cottage, Poitou-Charentes

About Le Moulin de Chazotte

Located in the Poitou-Charente region, on the French Atlantic coast, these four beautiful and delightfully French gites, converted from a 15th century watermill on the river Chazotte, are perfect for a rural family or group holiday. Set among 12 acres of woodland, fields and gardens, and nestled amongst the sunflowers and vineyards of Cognac country, Le Moulin de Chazotte's relaxed family accommodation provides a gorgeous base to soak up some history, charm and sunshine. With sun-soaked private terraces and BBQs, books and games, Wi-fi and 12 acres of grounds and facilities for the children to enjoy, including a lovely outdoor pool Le Moulin is  just 10 mins from the nearest town where you can shop for fresh croissants and bread - one of my favouritest things to do whilst in France! 


The 4 gites are all beautifully decorated in charming french style, and combine modern comforts with exposed stonework and beams. All properties come with free wifi, books and games, private terrace with BBQ, TVs, and well equipped kitchens. Linen, towels and baby equipment is also included for you.

La Principale (sleeps 6)

The largest of the properties sleeps 6 across 3 bedrooms: 1 master with en-suite, 1 double and 1 twin. There is an additional master bathroom and downstairs wc. The roomy sitting room has plenty of space to relax and take in the views over millponds and vineyards with a traditional fireplace for the cooler months. The fully equipped kitchen (with dishwasher) includes a spacious dining area and wood burning stove. The private terrace has plenty of seating and shade to enjoy the views over the garden and grounds.

L’Abricotier (sleeps 6)

Formerly the old coach house, L’Abricotier is a charming and cosy conversion with a split-level ground floor with kitchen and lounge. Upstairs you’ll find 3 bedrooms: 1 master with shower and sink, 1 twin and 1 bunk room. There is a master bathroom and a downstairs wc.  The fully equipped kitchen (with dishwasher) has a dining area and opens out onto the private terrace with views over the grounds and woodland.

Le Hibou (sleeps 4)

This characterful gite comfortably sleeps a family of 4 in 1 double (with corner shower) and 1 twin room. There is a master bathroom and a downstairs wc. The downstairs is open plan with a fully equipped kitchen (with dishwasher), dining and seating areas. Roof beams, exposed stonework and a wonderful staircase all add to the charm of Le Hibou. The private terrace offers stunning views over the grounds and local vines.

Le Chai (sleeps 4)

This charming stone-built property is the smallest of the gites but no less beautiful. It’s perfect for a couple or those with small children. Kids will love the bunk area hidden away in the main bedroom, and the kitchen, dining and lounge area combines modern living with french charm. Le Chai is all on one level, with a walk in shower so is perfect for those with access requirements. Your private terrace provides wonderful views over the river and woodland.

Food options

All properties are well equipped for your self-catering stay. Grocery shopping can be arranged to arrive in advance of your arrival and the owners will happily give you a night off cooking by preparing something for your family, or pack a picnic for your days out. The owners also host group BBQ evenings from time to time.


On-site the large heated swimming pool has a large terrace area with loungers and shade, as well as changing facilities and a toilet. The area is fenced off for safety. To keep the whole family entertained you’ll find badminton, table football, childrens playground and boules all in the grounds.


Nearby you’ll find a small village with boulangerie, restaurant and butchers and a 10 minute drive will take you to the historic town of Cognac. The gorgeous seaside towns of La Rochelle and Royan are only an hour away.

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Terms & conditions


All prices are shown in Euros only, because of fluctuation in currency exchange rates.

All payments must be in Euros and can be made by online bank transfer, cheque or cash (where applicable).We will send you payment details with your booking form.


To reserve the property the client must complete the booking form and return it with the non-refundable deposit (25% of the total rent due). Following receipt, the owners will send written confirmation of the booking. The payment process is as follows:

• 25% deposit - to be sent with the completed booking form in order to confirm the booking. This is non-refundable.
• Balance 75% - to be paid 8 weeks before the start of the holiday.

If final payment is not received by the due date, the owners reserve the right to give written notice that the reservation is cancelled. Reservations made within 8 weeks of the start of the rental require full payment at the time of the booking.

Taxe de séjour/tourist tax is levied on all paying guests by the department of Charente-Maritime at the rate of €0.75 per night per adult (over 18) and is payable with the final balance or in cash on arrival.

A damage and cleaning deposit of EUR 200.00 per gîte is to be paid at the same time as the final balance payment by cheque or bank transfer, or in Euros cash on arrival.

On your departure the gîte must be left clean and tidy. If any extra cleaning is subsequently found to be necessary, the cost will deducted from the damage and cleaning deposit. Replacement or repair of broken or missing items at cost price will also be deducted. If you are not able or do not wish to clean, a maid service is available but must be booked in advance (details on request).

Your deposit, or the remaining balance with an explanation of any deductions made, if applicable, will be returned to you within 2 weeks of departure.

Check in & out

Gîtes are rented on a weekly basis only (some flexibility in non-peak season). Bookings are according to the following times and we ask guests to please respect these and not arrive earlier or depart later than these stated times:

• Arrival from 4:00 PM on Saturday.
• Departure by 10:00 AM the subsequent Saturday unless by prior arrangement with the owners.

Owners live on-site so will be there to welcome you on arrival and show you round your accommodation.

Cancellation policy

Please note that the initial booking deposit is non-refundable. In addition, cancellation charges will apply as follows:

• 50 - 36 days before the arrival date - 50% rental value.
• 35 - 16 days before arrival - 75% rental value.
• 15 or less days before arrival - 100% of the rental value.

To safeguard the interests of both parties, notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing and receipt confirmed by both parties. In the event that we are able to find a replacement booking, we will refund the entire amount of the balance.

In the unlikely event that the owners have to cancel the holiday, the client will receive a full refund of any monies paid. Compensation will not be paid if the cancellation arises from a force majeure, e.g. - war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or natural disaster, fire, flood, adverse weather conditions. The owners shall not be liable to the client for any temporary defect or stoppage in the supply of public services to the property, nor in respect of any equipment, appliance in the property, garden or swimming pool. The owners shall not be liable if an advertised facility is modified or not available, for example, due to necessary maintenance, unsuitable weather conditions or local circumstances.


Bed linen and house-towels are included as part of the facilities. For bookings of more than one week, a weekly linen change is also included mid-stay.

The client agrees to be a considerate tenant and to take good care of the property and its contents and to leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental. The owner reserves the right to deduct cleaning charges from the security deposit if the property is left in an unacceptable condition.
The client must report to the owners any defects in the property or breakdown of appliances to enable repairs to be effected at the earliest opportunity.
Parents of children using the swimming pool or activities at the mill must accept complete responsibility for the supervision and safety of those children.

During the summer, this is not really an issue but for the winter season, all gîtes are fully heated. For winter rentals, electricity will be metered and charged as per the official rates. A meter reading will be taken with you upon arrival and again prior to your departure and a full breakdown invoice provided.

Smoking is not permitted inside the gîtes or any of the buildings on site.

We advise you to make your own arrangements regarding holiday and travel insurance.

Due to the nature of our business, we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury, death or damage which may occur while staying on site at Le Moulin de Chazotte.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss any of these terms and conditions, please contact us:

Laura and Rowan Wickham
Le Moulin de Chazotte
Phone. +33 5 45 32 15 95

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NOTE: Bookings on a one-week basis from Saturday to Saturday although we can be flexible and offer short breaks and alternative arrival dates out of the summer season, please just get in touch.

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NOTE: Bookings on a one-week basis from Saturday to Saturday although we can be flexible and offer short breaks and alternative arrival dates out of the summer season, please just get in touch.


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