Three bedrooms, sleeps 6, huge heated pool & idyllic carp fishing lake
Jude & Julian Baskcomb
- english, french
About Jude & Julian Baskcomb
We moved to France with our then 6-year-old daughter Saskia in 2005 after falling in love with Le Moulin de Boutineau a year earlier, a wreck of a watermill and overgrown grounds left abandoned for 10 years. It was a huge step and massive change to permanently leave rural Leicestershire in England for a French countryside lifestyle near the medieval market town of Loches in the beautiful Loire Valley, but we have never regretted it for a moment (well possibly for one or two moments during the lengthy restoration work when some thought we were completely mad!). However, we had a vision of what it all could be and thankfully our guests - many of whom keep returning - seem to love it too.
Jude & Julian Baskcomb purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Jude & Julian Baskcomb chose Perrusson
"It's just all so much better than in the photos - they can never quite convey the lovely atmosphere of the place" is probably the comment we have heard from our guests most often over the years. Our aim was always to offer a really good quality holiday cottages where the men had an option to carp fish - and catch big ones - close-by on a picturesque lake, but it would still be a great holiday for their wives/partners/family & friends who would enjoy the sunshine, large pool, BBQ's, lovely grounds and nearby town and chateau's equally as much.
What makes this Cottage unique
Beautiful grounds - a wonderful proper specimen carp-fishing lake with 15 acres of accessible, peaceful woodland, mature trees, orchards and streams shared with kingfishers, buzzards, red squirrels and deer. The clear air and warm, starry night skies with owls but no light pollution. We added the superb 12x6 metre heated swimming pool and can provide that special bottle of much-underrated Loire wine that makes an evening meal in the courtyard a perfect memory for so many of our visitors.
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Had a wonderful holiday
What a great place . The cottage had everything we needed and was clean and comfortable . The pool was lovely and peaceful. The fishing was fantastic - I had 3 personal best fish within 30 mins one day . The location is handy for the restaurants and bars of Loches .
Superb - Already booked next year
Le Moulin is in a fantastic location, set in the country side, but 5 mins from a medieval town of Loches. Within a hours drive are several chateaus, vin yards and arguably Europe's best zoo which is a must see.
The accommodation is first rate, clean & well equipped. Jude and Julian are fantastic hosts, nothing is too much hassle, you are made to feel like one of the family and don't mention the "W" word (work) since its banned by Jude!
We experienced 3 of Jude's meals, all combined with Julian's excellent wine recommendation -all were first rate.
All in all, a fantastic holiday experience. Thanks Jude and Julian and we'll see you next year!
Moulin was everything we hoped for rural France within walking distance of a French town,we pre ordered a meal on arrival brilliant Jude, swimming pool very good walking, best of all the p best 34 lb carp thanks jude and Julian
Perfect holiday, perfect hosts
We stayed in the bread oven last year and were so impressed with all we got then we felt we needed to share our love of this place with two of our friends by staying in le chaumiere des pecheurs with them this year. our friends agreed with us that the photos don't do this amazing place justice let alone the lovely treatment we received from our hosts Julian and Jude.
Discovering the local activities and attractions was made easier by the plethora of Information in the itinerary provided with the gite.
We thoroughly recommend without reservation this place for holidays even if your not into fishing.
Looking forward to coming back again next year, we're hooked.
A Perfect Week
Fantastic property, fantastic Lake and a superb location in a beautiful region of France. The weather was beautiful, the fishing was great and the hosts, Julian and Jude, made the week long stay we had unforgettable. The homemade food served up by Jude was of a quality restaurant standard and nothing was too much effort to make our stay as pleasurable as possible.
The fishing produced a number of 30lb plus carp from a mature lake with great features. Julian supplies bait and tackle if needed which is very handy.
The local town is a twenty five minute walk away which had all the required amenities plus more. Restaurants, bars, supermarkets and shopping.
Cannot fault this holiday, would definitely recommend.
Visited in 2012 for a short fishing holiday and loved it so much we returned this year with the family. A perfect family holiday was had! Relaxing by the pool, strolling to nearby Loche to buy wonderful food and wine for BBQ's a lovely historical town with great charm. Jude provided us with a delicious evening meal sitting outside in the evening warmth. Fishing by the lake was great..23lb carp made it special.
A beautiful part of France with very considerate pleasant friendly hosts...would definitely recommend