Early in 1814, en route to the Battle of Toulouse, Wellington's army marched along the Save Valley following what is now the D17. At that time they would have passed the recently built Moulin de Samaran. After a century and a bit of grinding wheat into flour. the Moulin was substantially re-built during the 1990s when it was converted into gites.
Knoops Cottage is situated at the rear of the main mill building and has its own private entrance, terrace and small woodland garden. The front door opens into the main reception room and galley kitchen. An open-plan staircase leads to a galleried landing, off which are one double bedroom and one twin-bedded room, together with a family bathroom with separate shower cabinet.
Whether sitting on the terrace dining “al fresco” on the wonderful warm evenings or sitting around the log fire on the chillier evenings of early Spring or late Autumn, the cottage has everything needed to relax.
There is a small selection of books in the bookcase but a larger selection, together with games and jigsaws are available. In addition there is a large library of DVDs and CDs.
Recommendations for both walking and driving tours, together with maps are also available.
On the western bank of the River Save, the grounds extend over some 14 acres comprising a small formal garden, lawned areas and meadow. Overlooking the river is the large sun terrace with additional barbecues, together with the poolhouse which contains the plunge pool, sauna and for the energetic, some exercise equipment.