MAISON DU MOULIN – TIM’S PLACE VERTEUIL
The Maison du Moulin is situated on the banks of the Charente River between the Chateau de Verteuil and the Moulin du Verteuil which is a 17th century mill with a lovely restaurant and cafe.
Verteuil sur Charente is a medieval village in the south west of France situated between Paris and Bordeaux. It is approximately 3 hours from Paris and 1.5 hours from Bordeaux when travelling by TGV, the very fast train. Verteuil sur Charente is classified as one of the most picturesque villages of France by French authorities. It has just been awarded a grant from the French Government to improve this beautiful village.
The TGV travels to Poitiers in the north or Angouleme in the south. Travelers then get on the local train to Ruffec. My manager can pick up guests at the train station at Ruffec and drive them to Verteuil sur Charente which is 6km away. A taxi is also available for a fee of 20 euros.
Accommodation Maison du Moulin – Tim’s Place Verteuil:
The ground floor has the kitchen with views of the Charente river and the mill, a toilet and the lounge / dining room which has exceptional views of the chateau and the garden overlooking the river.
The first floor has the main bedroom with views of the chateau and the river, the second bedroom overlooks the moulin, terrace cafe and the Charente river, The laundry with washing machine and a clothes dryer is on this floor.
The top floor has the third and fourth bedrooms as well as the bathroom. The third bedroom has beautiful views of the moulin and Charente river. The fourth bedroom is large with a private sitting room with two armchairs. It has incredible views of the chateau and the Charente river. All the bedrooms have a double bed.
There is a four person canoe ( paddles, life jackets supplied ) and a table tennis table which is in the garage beside the Maison du Moulin. Bats and balls supplied.
There is a table and 8 chairs in the garage which can be carried to the public garden in front of the Maison du Moulin. It is a beautiful garden on the edge of the Charente river. The owner of the Maison du Moulin has financed the garden and maintains its’ upkeep. It is public land so please share with others.
A single car space is available in front of the Maison du Moulin along the rose garden. Please note only one car is permitted here. There is public, free parking in the main square and in a car park opposite the Jeu des Pots restaurant.
Cost per night for 2 people: $150
Extra: $30 per night per person
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Weekly Discount: 10%
The maison can sleep up to 8 people in 4 double rooms.
Things To Do:
There are many walks around and through the medieval village of Verteuil. One of the walks of St Jacques del Compestella passes through the village. The village is surrounded by many forests and pretty French countryside. It is in a region known as the Three Valleys and the medieval village of Verteuil is officially classified as “one of the most beautiful villages of France”. The village has restaurants, a pub, a french bar, a general store, a hairdressers, a barber, a butcher, art shops and galleries.
Restaurants and cafes in the region are wonderful. There are links below to some of the restaurants in the region.
For history enthusiasts look no further than the Charente. Dolmens abound in the region, Roman ruins and buildings, medieval castles, ancient farmhouses and 12th Century churches are all around. For a step back in time and a relaxing French holiday look no further than Tim’s Place in France.
The region is famous for cognac, beautiful wines and fresh produce from the farming communities. For a great days activity why not visit the great wineries in the region.
Things To Do In France – http://www.france-voyage.com/travel-photos/verteuil-sur-charente-13173.htm
YouTube Video showcasing Verteuil – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEFtQUViXac
Other businesses and resources in the village of Vertueil sur Charente
Website showcasing the village of Vertueil sur Charente. http://www.verteuil.fr
Cafe Porte Bleue – unique little restaurant in the heart of Vertueil sur Charente. www.portebleue.com
Moulin de Vertueil – an exceptional cafe and working mill located on the Charente River in the centre of Vertueil sur Charente. http://moulindeverteuil.blogspot.com
La Regie a Verteuil – Guided History Tours of the Village, Art Gallery, Products Charentais. www.wix.com/verteuil/verteuillaregie
Other businesses and resources nearby to the village of Vertueil sur Charente
Car rental – Garage Musset, 56 Avenue Celestin Sieur 16700 Ruffec. 05 45310631. email@example.com
Taxi – 0545 203500
Domaine De La Font De Bussac Cognac, Pineau. www.cognac-prisset.fr
Domaine Breuil De Segonzac Wine produced from organically grown grapes. www.domaine-breuil-segonzac.fr
Saint Sornin Winery Come and discover the wines of St Sornin. www.cavesaintsornin.com