The beautiful countryside
Set in the beautiful countryside of the Pays de la Loire in France, the estate of Le Moulin de la Quentiniere comprises two stunning five bedroom houses and a fantastic leisure complex, complete with indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and games room.
The Patio and Courtyard
Outside, there is a lovely paved patio with patio tables and chairs, sun loungers and a charcoal barbecue for guest use (seasonal). The large courtyard has ample parking and across from Le Moulin, we have the Leisure Complex.
The courtyard leads down to a lush 1/3 acre lawned garden, with a stone built barbecue with an eating area with table and seating, along with a pétanque terrain (there is a boules set available for guest use).
The stunning village
Le Moulin is an idyllic setting to while away the hours. Sit outside on the patio and enjoy un grand café, un kir de cassis or the local delicacy, un verre du pommeau. We are located in the little village of Désertines, complete with a public house, church, hairdressers, restaurant and friendly locals. Désertines is located in the town of Gorron, the Mayenne department of the Pays de la Loire. For those who like to explore, it is an ideal base from which to travel to other places of interest (information leaflets are displayed in both Le Moulin and La Petite Maison for guests' use and please refer to your Welcome Pack for more details).
Famous for its culinary superiority, Chanel, Dior and Givenchy, the Louvre, the iconic Eiffel tower, France is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Receiving over 82 million foreign visitors each year, attracted by the historic cities, the beautiful countryside along with the abundance of castles situated in the Loire Valley, Brittany and Normandy. In addition, France offers an agreeable climate, some excellent beaches and a rich culture with food and wines that are among the most celebrated in the world.
Browse in the gift and speciality shops, spend time admiring works in art galleries, wonder at the produce at the farmers markets, reminisce of times past in the antique stores, mingle with the locals at street markets and vide greniers.
Bask in the luxury of simple, everyday rituals being transformed into unforgettable moments, be it a coffee and croissant in a local café or eating a picnic and watching the day go by, sat by one of the country's many beautiful lakes.
Take the time to explore, visit some of its wonderful sights; castles and forts, sandy beaches, forests and parks; enjoy the delights of this wonderful country and when you've seen its beauty, I promise, you'll be back for more.
stunning bedroom suites with ensuite bathrooms
spacious, exclusive, private and rural
everything you need from a holiday complex in one place
located behind secure lockable entry gates with a large courtyard and free parking for guests
main garden with barbecue area and pétanque terrain
fully equipped leisure complex with indoor pool, lockers and changing area, gymnasium, games room with table tennis, snooker table, pool table, Xbox and wii
patio area with tables and chairs, portable charcoal barbeques for each property
free WIFI/internet connection (please note that due to our rural location, the signal can be intermittent)
What we have done to the complex
Since buying Le Moulin de la Quentiniere, we have made some major changes:
Completely replaced the roof for the whole estate
Refurbished Le Moulin, taking it from a two-storey dilapidated building to a three-storey modern dwelling with 5 sumptious bedrooms, complete with ensuites, measuring approx 400 sq ft each
Installed an up-to-date modern kitchen in each property
Installed a projector and cine screen (great for slide shows, presentations, etc)
Increased the WIFI/internet capacity with a new MESH system
Restructured the main garden with a large barbecue area and pétanque terrain
Fitted a large capacity fosse septique
Created an outside rear decked area for Le Moulin
Had a new transformer installed to provide sufficient power for the estate
Completed the refurbishment of two pig barns to house our fully equipped leisure complex - indoor swimming pool with lockers and changing area, showers and his/her WCs, gymnasium and games room with Xbox and Wii consoles
Refurbished the gite (for use as private living accommodation)
Had solar panels fitted
Had the courtyard re-tarmaced and decked the outside patio area
Modernised the electricity supply system
Re-pointed the exterior of the buildings
About Us and Le Moulin
My husband, Andrew, and I bought Le Moulin de la Quentiniere in 2007. Built in the 1880s, le minoterie de la quentiniere (the name displayed in brick into the top of the main building) was originally a working flour mill, milling grain for the area of Désertines. When we first saw its gorgeous structure, we fell in love with it and it has continued to work its magic on us for the past 12 years.
Our passion for France started early on. As a girl, I remember my day trip to Calais - how exciting! – and how easy it was to get to such a wonderful country. Both myself and my husband love France; the language, the people, the expanse of countryside, green rolling fields, large open spaces. Désertines encompasses all that is wonderful about our area of France; the easy, relaxed lifestyle, the friendly people, the wonderful natural food and the abundance of good quality wine!
We have been lucky to have had such a great location to come back to time and again; when our children were little, they enjoyed the big open spaces to run and play and now that they are teen adults, they bring their friends with them to relax, hang out and explore.
Reasons people choose us
Excellent space for large groups or families to spend quality time together.
Complete package for all ages; adults can relax and catch up while the children enjoy the large garden area, the fantastic leisure complex and the space.
Wedding parties can sit back and enjoy everything being organised on their behalf while they enjoy the luxury.
Conference events can utilise the large meeting area.
Fitness facilities, cookery courses and yoga weekends.
France is a wonderful area to visit.
Everything is provided – bedding, linen, all kitchen equipment, free WIFI/internet in all areas, leisure facilities and outdoor equipment as well as a comprehensive welcome pack with details of the amenities available.
Free car parking for all guests.
Complimentary WIFI/internet (please note that due to our rural location, the signal can sometimes be intermittent)
Portable charcoal barbeques provided
Large garden area with brick built barbecue and pétanque terrain
Leisure complex with indoor pool, gymnasium and games room
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY