The earliest record of a mill here is 1461 and it was used for flour until the 60s. The huge old gears are in the dining room, and the floor to ceiling wheel can be seen in the room next door, where water passes through the house itself. Now Phil and Elaine look after you with much gusto: their fruit and vegetable patch produces asparagus, soft fruit, and many vegetables. They also make their own jams, pickles and jellies.
It’s a laid-back sort of place and there’s much space in the huge dining room; enjoy proper home cooking – asparagus soup with smoked salmon, boeuf bourguignon with homegrown veg, homemade sorbets and mousses, local cheeseboards.
The sitting room has books, games, billiards and room for children to play. More space on the terrace and in the meadow and garden; try and catch a trout for your supper or relax with a book by the rushing water. Walk 15 minutes to sleepy Lhomme for a bakery and restaurants.