Clos des Moulins

Poitiers, Vienne
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 71 21 17 93


Spacious rooms and homemade breakfasts in a pretty riverfront setting, across the road from a restaurant and a short walk from Poitiers

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

Babies welcome

The Experience

Philippe’s 19th-century townhouse is set on a residential street between the bank of the river Clain – one of two rivers upon whose confluence the Romans founded a settlement in 51 BC – and tall ochre cliffs housing cave dwellings and cellars dating from the Middle Ages.

Tuck into breakfast in a fabulous garden filled with lush greenery, edible flowers and an organic kitchen garden supplying fresh fruit; everything else is either homemade or locally-sourced (breads, homemade pastries, jams, yogurt and cheese); the eggs (scrambled or omelette) come from the hens.

Cross the road to have dinner at a lovely restored mill, or else the city centre of Poitiers is a 15-minute walk away. Ask Philippe about days out exploring the local culture, from woodblock printing lessons to music and history tours. Taste wine in the Haut-Poitou, 15 minutes north of the city, or the châteaux and wines of the Loire Valley are just over an hour’s drive.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring the city on foot then retreating to the B&B to read up on the town's history
  • Basing yourself here and venturing out to see the sights further afield
  • Relaxing in the garden and chatting to Philippe, who is an authority on edible plants
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You should know

  • The bedrooms are up stairs that are reasonably steep
  • The area can get quite busy in high summer as it is where the locals come for a peaceful riverside stroll
  • There's an indoor sitting area with books, games and a TV, but it's small

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Singles, €77-87 p/n. 2 of the doubles are within same wing - suitable for a group of 4 (2+2). EV charging point available.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurant opposite, and more within walking distance.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £87
4 Doubles
From £87

Accommodation

Reviews

An absolutely brilliantly situated B&B for those who have always wanted to stop over to spend some time to discover historic Poitiers. This magical riverside quarter feels very village-like and far from the city centre, even though it is very close. The owners are adorable foodies and history buffs, with a fabulous garden and a passion for edible flowers.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The house is in a peaceful setting but in a matter of minutes you can cross the river to Poitiers, with its ancient and highly-decorated Byzantine churches, cathedral, museums, cafés, market, restaurants and shops. Families should not miss Futuroscope theme park, which always has new events and rides. The countryside around Poitiers is beautiful, and great walks can be had in every direction.

Local points of interest from Philippe Mangin

  • From our B&B (10 min on foot): Notre Dame Church. A jewel of the Romanesque art! It's meticulously carved facade illustrates the page of the Bible. Inside, the pillars decorated with coloured geometric patterns are really striking. A must see!
  • Fly like a bird at the Futuroscope park. With the « Extraordinaire Voyage » elected Best Attraction in Europe, you embark on a journey around the world. On board a flying machine, passengers feel lighter than air. A poetic and immersive experience.
  • Sainte Croix Museum: from the first human representation to the twelve sculptures by Camille Claudel, the most permanent collection in Poitou-Charentes never stop dazzling visitors. Philippe offers you an entrance ticket.
  • Before dinner or after breakfast, discover with Philippe a 18th troglodyte site, containing a house, its outhouses, and a large quarry. It was lived in from 1750 to 1790. Open your eyes and ears and delve into a piece of Poitiers.
  • Let your curiosity grow! During your stay, Philippe offers a guided tours of his naturally grown garden. You will discover perennial vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs. So, no surprises when it comes to mealtimes!
  • Quite an art! Poitevin artisans possess an unparalleled know-how. Life is full swing in their work-shop-boutiques. Feel free to go in and admire their expert skill. Philippe will recommend some of them: La Fabrique de parapluie, Aux bois gravés etc.

Introducing

Philippe Mangin

Philippe and his family live on site in a wing of the house. He was born in Alsace but has lived in many different parts of France during a career working on literary, music and history festivals and conferences. He and his husband are passionate about sustainable living and gardening, especially edible flowers.