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Old Stone Watermill on private River w/ Pool = July 18-Aug1, 2015 still open

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Mialet House Rental Photos and Description

Large Home on over 10 acres near Saint Jean du Gard - Wireless Internet

This 18th Century Watermill with a private swimming pool is located in a peaceful rural area with over 10 acres of private land, boarding the Gardon River, at the foothills of the Cevennes Mountains. The property is fully equipped with wireless internet, DVD and CD player as well as a large loaded kitchen and full size washer/dryer. The Gardon River flows across the property, 200 steps from the house. If you are looking for a peacefully retreat and love nature this is the place for you. This house has been rented for over 10 years all guest agree the location is amazing. We have worked hard to keep this place up to date and well maintained with a traditional feel but modern conveniences including wireless internet, dishwasher, large outdoor grill and industrial stove top.

Art and Photography Workshop: We offer organized Art and Photography workshops on specific dates from the West Mill property. The pricing for these are all inclusive including, instruction by a full-time instructor, lodging at the West Mill, 3-course meals prepared by local host family and transportation to local excursions. If you are interested in the workshops please inquire about dates and prices. For more info see:

Upcoming workshops:

**George Munday from Ireland - Photograph - Oct 2-9, 2010 1400 Euros, 3 SPACES LEFT, BOOK NOW**

**Eileen Pestorius from Austin, Texas - Painting - May 14-28, 2011 - $2,900**

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kirsten Apple
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 7, 2016
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About Kirsten Apple

I am an American that lived in London, England for 4 years and feel in love with France. I have owned and loved the West Mill for over a decade and it is my home away for home. My two children both speak French and enjoy it with me. I current live in Falls Church, Virginia in the Washington DC area.

Kirsten Apple purchased this house in 1999

Why Kirsten Apple chose France

Everyone falls in love with the 'situation' of this property. A historic stone water mill on the river. For me this is my favorite place on earth. I bought the property without seeing the inside because when I stood by the river I feel in love. I have spent many years renovating the property from new pool, new roof, new electricity and continue to make major improvements on an annual basis.

What makes this house unique

You are steps from the river. You feel like the whole world is yours because you do not see any neighbors on this large property and you can enjoy nature all around you. You also are just minutes for some wonderful unspoiled small French towns. If you are lucky you might see the farmer across the river walking his goat in the morning sun - a true escape from the city to the peace of the French country side and beautiful nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the house. It suited us very well; a big party of adults and young people with not much taste for bright lights and a talent for building dams and lying around in hammocks. The house is quirky, and definitely not ritzy, but somehow it absorbed us all and it just worked - bathrooms, kitchens, garden, eating, cooking, different bed times, different waking up times - everything. We spent ages by the river. It was great.
Aug 2010
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1 traveler review

Old Stone Watermill on private River w/ Pool = July 18-Aug1, 2015 still open
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Beatutiful Place

  • 5 of 5

The WestMill is really a calm and beautiful place!

There's a small river just aside the house to spend time.

Everything is provided (pool, kitchen, towels,...).

Booking is easy and communication smooth and very friendly.

I guess it's attractive for both family holidays or a stay with friends.

You'll find a lot of nice restaurants, picturesque villages, rough mountains (climbing, hiking) and lively markets in the region.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 2


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: recommended

The house is located five minutes for a traditional French town of Saint Jean du Gard, which still has outdoor market on Tuesdays. It also is close to the Pont du Gard (famous Roman aqueduct - 45 minutes), the town of Anduze (25 minutes), Uzes (40 minutes) and within 1-2 hours of the larger towns of Nimes, Avignon, Montpellier, Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence and Arles. The house is situated in the Languedoc-Rousillion region on the boarder of Provence. This region is know for it's winemaking with lots of local vineyards and cooperatives and other artisans food and arts. The house 'guide book' is compiled with lots of notes from pass guest about the restaurants and actives they enjoyed on their visit.


Rates & Availability

Mialet House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Sep 26 2016 - May 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 29 2017 - Jun 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Medium/High Season
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 31 2017 - Aug 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Medium Season
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 25 2017 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Medium Season
May 28 2018 - Jun 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Medium/High Season
Jun 25 2018 - Jul 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 30 2018 - Aug 26 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $632

Linens and towels are included for free in the rental price
Cleaning upon vacating property is included for free in the rental price
OFF SEASON LONG-TERM RENTAL AS LOW AS 475 Euros per week (1900 Euros per month)
We are always interested in long-term rentals for off season (September - May). Over the years we have had families come and rent our property throughout the winter and sent their child

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Mialet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Orange - Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , toilet in seperate room
    Blue - Downstairs - toilet , shower , washer & dryer
    Yellow - Exterior - toilet , shower , exterior entrance
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Yellow - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Blue - 1 queen
    Orange - 1 double
    Red - 1 twin/ single
    Lavender - 2 queen , exterior entrance
    Salon - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , foldable 'pack-n-play' cot avaiable
    Green Bedroom - 1 queen
    loft-Beige - 2 twin/ single , loft - this is a loft with shorter ceiling height for kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
TV is small and for use only with DVD player This property contains steps both inside (4 steps between upper and lower levels) and outside (many steps from pool area/patio to river) and not suitable for handicap or those with difficultly walking.

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