About this rental
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 4(People: 10)
Cot · Twin/Single (3) · Child bed
Toilet · Bath with shower
Toilet · Shower
- Pets welcome
- Washer & dryer
- No smoking
Hosted by Sarah McQueenAsk a question
About Sarah McQueen
As a family we lived and worked abroad in various countries for many years; when we moved back to England in 2006 we missed having space to roam. Buying an old mill and converting it gradually has been a real adventure and has provided us with enough space to invite both friends and family, whilst getting away and relaxing ourselves. The sheer delight every year when we arrive and the kids and dog run around checking out the rooms and garden seems incremental - each time we leave we miss it more and each time we return we value it more. One day we may live here full-time but until then it seems a shame to leave it empty and not to share!
Why Sarah McQueen chose Églisolles
We really loved the Auvergne and had been holidaying nearby for a few years. We planned to get something small and sensible, but fell in love with the house at first sight, despite its original condition, and especially the wildness of its secluded garden bordered by a stream and tall trees. This spot feels special both geographically (part of the volcanic mountain range of Puy de Dome)and historically. The house was built into the rock of the hillside early last century but there has been a mill on the site since the Cassini map in at least the 17th century. Coming here is always a great escape; a chance to reconnect with nature, whether foraging for wild blueberries or mushrooms in the woods or sitting around a bonfire under the stars.
What makes this House unique
Every year we holiday at Straw Angel Mill with friends and family, and each year we find something new to explore. It is great to have plenty of outdoor space for the kids and the dog to run wild; barbecuing, dining al fresco, walking, foraging, cycling, swimming, watching regenerates us for another year back at work in England. David Arnold, a furniture designer-maker living in a converted 1920's hydroelectric station in nearby Usson -En-Forez, has been gradually transforming the house with his beautiful arched bespoke oak windows, doors and shutters. In 2012 we had our first guests who booked a three week block. Encouragingly, they booked a 2 month slot for 2013 which is quite an endorsement!
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, CA speaks: Fren.&Italian; SM: French, Span
- 100% refund of amount paid if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund of amount paid (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Steep open stairs - not ideal for toddlers Steep open stairs - not ideal for toddlers
No events - |Just respect the house and furnishings :)|Just respect the house and furnishings :)
No smoking - not in the building- outside with carenot in the building- outside with care
Max guests: 10 - 3 private dble bdrms - 4 beds in communal room 3 private dble bdrms - 4 beds in communal room
- Dogs are more than welcome but not on furnishings or in bedrooms. There is a dog bed, bowls, towel and a poop scoop & bin available to clean up after