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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Mill
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

There is nowhere quite like this charming olive mill, built in 1575 on top of a still visible Roman settlement. It lies next to a small brook that crosses the property with its ancient aqueduct, surrounding moat, jasmine covered water mill and secluded grounds. Ivy covers the old well, flower beds abound and fish swim in the lily pond beneath ancient cascade. Dine in the small vineyard. Le Vieux Moulin has been lovingly renovated to preserve the spirit of the past with all the comforts of a modern home. It is full of character and charm, in an exceptionally great location for sightseeing.
Located just outside the picturesque village of Le Rouret, there is easy access to beaches, lively village markets, trendy restaurants, historical sites and, to get you there, nearby trains and planes. But once inside our gates, you may not want to leave the peace and tranquillity of the old Moulin. It is an ideal place for couples who want to live their dream of being at home, in France, living like the locals do. It is also a memorable place for family and friends to gather for holidays, anniversaries, those special birthdays and reunions. This quiet oasis makes an idyllic retreat for food and wine lovers, hikers and climbers of all ages, cyclists, artists and writers, even book clubs! It is also a unique spot to host seminars, which have been conducted here by a variety of companies and institutions over the last 10 years - Our activities include cooking classes, tours to our favourite wineries and out of the way attractions, meeting the locals, and personalized cultural events. Spa facilities, reike and yoga are available upon request. There are several charming inns in the area to increase space for larger numbers of people or extra guests.
Le Moulin des Trois Arcs consists of three buildings. The mill itself will comfortably accommodate six - eight people. There are three double beds and two singles (one of which is up a tiny ladder in bedroom two), with two full bathrooms. The near-by guesthouse, Rose Cottage, has one double bed and one single bed. The large bathroom with shower, toilet and hand sink also has a washer/dryer machine. An iron and ironing board are provided as well as are hair dryers. Free wifi is available throughout the house. The artist atelier is available separately for seminars.
The mill house and its guesthouse have been tastefully decorated for comfort and convenience, and can be seen in leading decorating magazines. The building features the original beams, stone work for grinding and producing oil, and the16th century floors. There are three wood burning fireplaces and one pizza oven.

Ground Floor
Here you find the vaulted ceiling kitchen, ideal for gourmet cooking and enjoying our local foods and wine. There is a comfortable library with Sky satellite television, and a large bathroom with sink, wc, luxuriously large tub and hand shower. A cheerful glass dining room with fireplace and pizza oven looks out onto the terrace with 3 more dining tables, parasols and chairs. (The bbq is next to the stream, with additional tables available.)

First Floor
A few stairs lead up to the living room, another small library, and three main bedrooms, each with a double bed. The smaller bedroom also has stairs leading to a single platform bed. French doors grace the larger two rooms, opening onto the centuries old walled gardens, flower beds, rose gardens and passing stream.

Rose Cottage
A small wooden bridge crosses the moat, leading to the guesthouse, aptly named Rose Cottage for all the roses that surround it. The entry hall has a small kitchenette; the main room has a double bed and single bed/couch. The fireplace is fully functional. There is a covered side terrace with table and six chairs overlooking the pool, olive trees and gardens.

Pool
There is a refreshing pool 4 meters by 6.4 meters to cool off in, or splash beneath its ivy covered fountain. Peace and serenity abound as you relax and unwind around the pool and the surrounding gardens.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/19/2016

Property Type

  • Mill

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    there is a platform bed with a single futon...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Superb views of grounds...moreless

  • Bedroom 4 Guest House Studio: 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed

    Full shower room washer/dryer and small closet kitchenette...moreless

  • 3 bedrooms in millhouse, each with double bed. Plus one single loft bed in second bedroom. 1 studio apt in guest house with double bed and single bed. Quality linens and furnishings....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, bidet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    washer/dryer...moreless

  • 1 bath/hand shower with sink, wc 1 shower with sink, wc 1 shower in guest house with washer/dryer...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Live as the locals do, in an ancient olive mill built with all the comforts of home. Explore the remains of the Roman settlement and working aqueduct. The owners can provide history and culture courses, design, cooking, Italian or French conversation, book club agendas, Reike, massage, personalized tours....a very unique opportunity to 'be almost French' in an oasis of tranquility with the glamour of the French Riviera at your doorstep. Provence Cote d' Azur at its best....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Sky. Cable....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    One large one small...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Walk to the beautiful village of Le Rouret...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Main house seats 8 - 12 inside; 16 outside on 3 tables with parasols. Guest house seats 6 - 7 on private terrace overlooking pool and olive trees...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    fans are available but rarely needed as the mill stays very fresh in the summer and warm in the winter due to construction of walls...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    indoor bbq and pizza oven, large hearth with insert in the millhouse, one wood burning fireplace in the guest house...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    oil, and wood burning fireplace...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi throughout...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room constructed in 1575 has original stone floors, grinding wheels, many interesting details...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    wood burning hearth with insert...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Italian nespresso, drip, French roast, Italian moka...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    owners own furnishings...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equiped professional kitchen in vaulted stone room, converted stable. Cooking classes often held here. ...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Boat:

    rent a boat in Cannes, Antibes, Nice...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    5 golf courses within 20 minute radius...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    La Saint Cassien has 9 miles of finger lakes...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Rose gardens, hortensia and ivy covered walls, meandering stream that stays full all summer. Fig and olive trees, small vegetable garden, herbs de Provence and lavender abound. Petanque. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    within an hour of the mill...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$535

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning,meet&greet,concierge,tourism $180
  • Pet Fee $30
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $780
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates ae subject to change until reservation is made.

September 8 - September 28, 2014 is 2300 Euros

September 29 - October 23 is 2000 Euros

Christmas week is 2800 Euros

10 euros per person is due to be paid for French local rental tax.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nice
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Le Rouret
14 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cannes or Nice
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Opio (there are 4 others in the immediate area)
14 Miles
Nearest Train
Antibes
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Autoroute 8 exit Villeneuve-Loubet
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Le Clos Saint Pierre with Michelin star
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
Greolieres
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Villenueve-Loubet

Car: Necessary

This property is an oasis of tranquility, in the heart of both Cote-d'Azur with its lively beaches and the historic villages and museums of Provence. It is no wonder the artists chose this area to live and work. Your home will be a beautifully furnished and comfortable 16th Century Olive Mill with its old stone walls, flowers, fruit and olive trees. A totally unique, quality experience. As rare as it is beautiful.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: This property is owned by an Italian designer and his wife, an American born anthropologist who spend their time between France and Italy. They give seminars in design and intercultural training at the mill throughout the year for people from all over the world. Both are writers, lecturers and public speakers - they often customize programs for their guests who want an educational holiday. Their two children were raised in the house, as well as a happy array of cats and dogs.

Why the Owner Chose Le Rouret, France:
It was a coup de coeur! Love at first sight. This is not an ordinary home, but an extraordinary adventure that we have had the pleasure to share with people from all over the world. The house has magic to it, it touches the essence of anyone who visits. It was built on a sacred spring, and is as healing and comforting today as when it was built, 75 years after Columbus discovered America. We don't own it, it owns us. It is a very special place that we feel privileged to share with others who love history, culture, travel, good food & wine.

The Unique Benefits at this Mill:
Everything about this property is unique due to the age, setting and integrity of its architecture. The benefits are that, because the owners actually live at the mill on and off throughout the year, it feels like home. They also share their professional knowledge and expertise with their guests about French culture, design, art, history, literature, philosophy, cooking, and living and working abroad (upon request, of course). Or, they just hand over the keys to your home in France. They also provide spa & well-being treatments upon request.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/19/2016

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Photos

  • Welcome to Le Moulin des Trois Arcs

    Welcome to Le Moulin des Trois Arcs

  • The pool at night & back of the millhouse, great for cooling off in the summer

    The pool at night & back of the millhouse, great for cooling off in the summer

  • Cuddling up in winter next to the fire, bedroom 2 in distance

    Cuddling up in winter next to the fire, bedroom 2 in distance

  • Entry to kitchen, note the thickness of the old walls

    Entry to kitchen, note the thickness of the old walls

  • Vew of the grounds from bedroom 1

    Vew of the grounds from bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 2, stairs lead to platform bed

    Bedroom 2, stairs lead to platform bed

  • Another view from bedroom 3, there is a cascade and lily pond just underneath.

    Another view from bedroom 3, there is a cascade and lily pond just underneath.

  • Bathroom on ground floor with wc, sink, bath/hand shower, heirloom curtains.

    Bathroom on ground floor with wc, sink, bath/hand shower, heirloom curtains.

  • Rose Cottage winter view

    Rose Cottage winter view

  • The village church in Le Rouret

    The village church in Le Rouret

  • Nearby Saint-Paul-de-Vence

    Nearby Saint-Paul-de-Vence

  • Nearby Grasse, flower capital of France.  A joy for the senses.

    Nearby Grasse, flower capital of France. A joy for the senses.

  • The mill with its ancient aqueduct. The lovely gardens include Roman ruins.

    The mill with its ancient aqueduct. The lovely gardens include Roman ruins.

  • Library corner in the living room.  Books line the walls throughout the mill

    Library corner in the living room. Books line the walls throughout the mill

  • No where better for a homecooked meal than this delightful, enclosed dining room

    No where better for a homecooked meal than this delightful, enclosed dining room

  • Our well stocked kitchen with vaulted ceiling. Cooking classes available.

    Our well stocked kitchen with vaulted ceiling. Cooking classes available.

  • View of our gardens from bedroom 1

    View of our gardens from bedroom 1

  • bedroom 2 stairs leading to platform bed

    bedroom 2 stairs leading to platform bed

  • View from bedroom 3

    View from bedroom 3

  • The atelier for seminars, avaliable separately.

    The atelier for seminars, avaliable separately.

  • Nice, bus stops daily near our mill

    Nice, bus stops daily near our mill

  • One of the nearby villages, Le Bar Sur Loup

    One of the nearby villages, Le Bar Sur Loup

  • Nearby Valbonne, one of the best weekly markets in Provence

    Nearby Valbonne, one of the best weekly markets in Provence

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