why le moulin? 

holidays of better quality and better value

Reasons why so many people choose le Moulin du Chemin

       Returning Guests Say It All Thirty percent of bookings at le Moulin were either repeat bookings or bookings from previous guests' recommendations. There could hardly be a more compelling recommendation to sample for yourself le Moulin's celebrated hospitality.

       Exceptional Hospitality Le Moulin is small enough for each visitor to be regarded as a personal house guest. Superb cuisine is based on wholesome raw ingredients carefully prepared on the premises (keeping in mind healthy eating) and attractively presented in pleasing surroundings. Evenings at le Moulin can have something of a party atmosphere with the great food, loads of wine and free flowing conversation. We unobtrusively ensure that nobody feels excluded.

      No Hidden Extras All Drinks are on the House! Everything, but everything, is included in le Moulin’s reasonable tariff. Copious good wine, endless beer, cider, soft drinks, coffee, tea, etc, are all included in the price. A well stocked complimentary drinks fridge is available 24hrs per day - naturally there is no extra charge. Internet access is free. Even the post cards are free.

        Wine-Tasting Bonus At least twelve different wines are served during a six-night holiday, from family producers in the Anjou, Loire, Fiefs Vendéen as well as wines from the larger French wine producing areas. You will be pleasantly surprised by the high quality of le Moulin’s wines relative to how little you pay for the holiday – a lot of people really enjoy this bonus.

       Heated Pool 29°C for comfortable use early and late in the season.

       Unpolluted and Tranquil The region is sparsely populated with no major roads, railways or industries to create noise and pollution. Very often the only sounds at le Moulin are birdsong and the babbling of the stream.

       Feel Good Factor Some guests claim le Moulin has restorative qualities. It's normal to expect from any holiday to go home feeling better than on arrival. So what's different about le Moulin - click the button to understand some particular characteristics contributing to le Moulin's restorative properties.


       Plenty of Other Things to Do If your spouse is not passionate about horses, there is plenty for him to do while you are out enjoying yourself on a horse! There is cycling and walking as well as plenty of birds to watch, masses of wild flowers, abundant butterflies and wildlife to see. The region is steeped in history and there are numerous places of cultural and natural interest – many sites have been attractively developed to receive visitors. There are also some nice golf courses – well maintained, interesting to play, not crowded and surprisingly inexpensive. And Europe’s finest fishing complex is close by. The locals are friendly if you want to practice French, however rusty - they love to talk to strangers.

       Masses of Information Guestrooms each have a wittily written dossier packed with information about le Moulin and the region in general - places to go, things to do, amusing facts, local stories, history and myth, items about food and wine, puzzles to solve, jokes, pictures, bird watching data, etc, etc.

       Great Accommodation Comfortable ensuite rooms each with its own distinctive character in a 16th century millhouse.

       Lovely Walking and Cycling start at the Front Gate There are no doubts about the quality and variety of the walking and cycling based at le Moulin and no time wasted searching for information on where to go – well-researched, professionally produced route maps and notes are provided as well as sturdy touring bikes. Information and friendly advice is freely available from your hosts Carolynn and Peter, based on their knowledge from years living in the area.

     Costs You Less Comparing like with like, holidays at le Moulin cost less than most others.  Le Moulin is family affair (albeit with the highest professional standards) and therefore does not attract the considerable overheads associated with bigger enterprises. The savings are passed on to you by our attractive tariffs. Compare for yourself Moulin prices with other holidays in the same league.

      Exceedingly Good Value Where else do you get so much for so little?

This is especially true in 2015. This year we have made an exceptional commercial effort to ensure Moulin Holidays are the most reasonably priced offering the best value.


Carolynn, Peter and the others at le Moulin du Chemin are dedicated to making your holiday enjoyable and memorable. This website is accurate so that you can judge if a holiday at Moulin du Chemin is for you. We want you to leave le Moulin well satisfied.


Maison d'Hôte: Carolynn Grimaldi,

2 lieu-dit Le Moulin du Chemin, 79240 Scillé, France

+33 (0)5 4995 9487 horse-riding@moulinholidays.com

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