GOLDEN MILL


MOULIN D'AYRES

 

Stunning 14th Century Water Mill set in a peaceful wooded valley, all amenities (including Michelin star restaurants) within a 30 minute drive. the beautifully restored holiday complex consists of a four bedroom gite with private 10m x 5m salt pool and a separate luxury one bedroom apartment.

 

This peaceful retreat, set in five hectares of garden, meadow and woods, is a nature lovers' paradise, a magical open valley with the Viaur river meandering by.

 

The Viaur river flow is shallow and cool, creating islands and streamlets, where deer rest and other wild animals forage or search for trout and crayfish. All the surrounding trees make it colourful bird lovers' paradise, the flash of kingfisher blue, with woodpeckers and dippers providing the red, and the occasional golden oriole.

 

High above are buzzards and kites (sometimes even the small-toed variety) soaring on the thermals. At river level the heron and egrets nest. Dragonflies and butterflies abound.

 

Riverside walks, or the woodland paths for the more adventurous, show a year-round profusion of wildflowers, seasonal mushrooms and other delicacies.

 

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