Moulin de Boursac

Vence, Alpes-Maritimes
+33 (0)6 21 27 50 16

Renovated olive mill at the foot of the ramparts of Vence, with stylish interiors and a swimming pool; the Côte d'Azur is a 15-minute drive


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome

The Experience

This unusual solid stone house dates in part to the 14th-century and was a working mill until the 1950s – the original cogs and machinery have stayed and a mill stone has been cleverly transformed into the living room table.

Arrive to a welcome hamper of fruit, wine, enough food to get started and cupboards stocked with the basics. Several cooks can work together happily in the huge kitchen, and you can eat together around the large oak table or outside on the terrace. All the rooms are separate from each other (there’s also a dorm for four children) and have thick oak doors, making it feel delightfully private.

The walled garden is splendid, with outdoor sculptures and mature trees; a river burbles past, a fountain trickles, and all is beautifully illuminated after dark. Spend lazy days by the heated pool, walk up a tiny footpath to reach Vence for great restaurants and village shops, or head in the opposite direction for Matisse’s iconic Chapelle du Rosaire (500m).

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We think you'll love

  • The absolute calm and peace in the huge garden, its airy feel of cool and streams running beside the house
  • Staying in an ancient but luxuriously decorated old olive mill
  • Browsing the market, picking up croissants and dining in Vence - a 10-minute stroll away
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You should know

  • Young children would have to be supervised as there are big drops and high stone stairs
  • There are stone steps and different levels inside


  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-6pm Saturday-Saturday
Check out
11am-12pm Saturday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Dormitory with 4 small beds for additional sleeping.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants within walking distance.


Nightly price
from €857
Weekly price
from €6000
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From €8575 bedrooms


It's a very special location - just 2 minutes walk up to a pretty village yet very private with 350m of living space with thick stone walls and extensive grounds. The sensation of being in a mill is terrific and seeing all the original equipment gives the house real character. Only 15-minutes drive from the sea and all that the Riviera has to offer, but in a protected, unique setting.

Jon, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Look up from the garden to see Vence above, the home to artists such as Matisse, Miró, Bonnard and Giacometti. Although totally private behind the garden and mill walls, the centre is just a few minutes' walk away up the hill, and the Riviera coast is very close - Antibes is a 15-minutes drive, Cagnes-sur-Mer is 10 minutes (30 by bus), Cannes is 40 minutes. The closest airport is Nice, a 20-minute drive.


Damien & Samantha Dubus

Relaxed and personable Damien and Samantha - he from Lille, she local to the area - bought the mill in December 2018 and spent eight months renovating it. They live in Saint-Laurent-du-Var, a 20-minute drive away, so Damien will come to meet you on arrival and they'll be at hand should you need anything.