Live Like Locals 16thc Olive Mill Above Roman Ruins in a Green Oasis
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Mill
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Member since: 2013
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Car Available
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 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
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Kayak / Canoe:
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning,meet&greet,concierge,tourism $180
- Pet Fee $30
- Refundable Damage Deposit $780
- Taxes Not included
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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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.
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.
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Welcome to Le Moulin des Trois Arcs
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
Entry to kitchen, note the thickness of the old walls
Vew of the grounds from bedroom 1
Bedroom 2, stairs lead to platform bed
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.
Rose Cottage winter view
The village church in Le Rouret
Nearby Grasse, flower capital of France. A joy for the senses.
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
No where better for a homecooked meal than this delightful, enclosed dining room
Our well stocked kitchen with vaulted ceiling. Cooking classes available.
View of our gardens from bedroom 1
bedroom 2 stairs leading to platform bed
View from bedroom 3
The atelier for seminars, avaliable separately.
Nice, bus stops daily near our mill
One of the nearby villages, Le Bar Sur Loup
Nearby Valbonne, one of the best weekly markets in Provence
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