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Le Moulin de la Materette Self Catered

Buildings of tremendous character, converted tastefully with all the modern features and comforts to provide you with a location to really enjoy a holiday to remember in the French Pyrenees.

  • Half board hotel
  • Pyrenees —
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 24
  • Features
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Garden
    • Hot tub
    • Outdoor pool
    • Pool table
    • Sauna
    • Table tennis table
    • TV/DVD

Service

Pyrenees cycling holidays :

Le Moulin de la Materette is ideally situated for Pyrenees cycling holidays. We are in the middle of some of the best stretches of the tour de France, with gradients to suit all standards. The Pyrenees enjoys the varied terrain that makes it the best location in Europe.

Furthermore we can supply the support and facilities to make the most out of your holiday from the moment you arrive to when you leave.

  • We have a long transit and a box trailer to pick up bikes from the airport,
  • We have 11 en suite double / twin rooms. There are 7 rooms in the Moulin and 4 rooms in a Grange close by. Both Moulin and Grange have been converted to a high standard. We also have a home cinema system in the studio located in the Grange.
  • We have the facilities and location for non-cycling partners to enjoy, including a large heated pool and 11 acres of private grounds with 600 metres of River frontage
  • We can supply a back-up driver and vehicle to carry picnics, water and repair tools.
  • We can supply an extra driver and transit van to pick up bikes from destinations away from the start point.
  • If required we can supply a serious cyclist to act as a guide, or supply recommended routes selected by a serious cyclist to suit all requirements.
  • We have a keen cyclist friend who happens to be a qualified pilates teacher and masseuse who could provide a suitable exercise programme to remedy any cycling induced aches and pains
  • The Moulin is located 300 metres from a green route – the old railway track converted to a cycling route connecting Foix to St Girons with 44 kms of traffic free cycling.
  • The Moulin can be rented out on a self catering basis, or alternatively we can provide evening meals. We have 14 years experience of catering for residential courses. Alternatively we can supply a taxi service to local restaurants.
  • If required we can also make picnics.
  • Finally at the end of your holiday we can transport your bikes back to the airport.

*Optional guiding at 18€ per hour

Accommodation

Rental property in South West France

The Moulin and Grange were purchased by us just prior to Christmas 1999. With the help of family, friends and local tradesmen we converted them to what they are today. Buildings of tremendous character, converted tastefully with all the modern features and comforts to provide you with a location to really enjoy a holiday to remember in the French Pyrenees. The hard work has extended to the grounds which we have developed to create an environment for wild life, and at the same time offers all the facilities you could expect from a property of this quality. WIFI is available.

Moulin Ground floor

You enter through the fully equipped kitchen. With Rosieres range cooker, 2 dish washers, 2 fridge freezers, Various mixers, toaster, coffee perculator, microwave and all the hand appliances you would expect in a semi-professional kitchen. For the last 15 years we have been catering for residential courses with all the equipment to make it easy.

There is a vast open plan lounge, dining and entrance hall with bar. I(t is suitable for catering for 24 guests round the dining table and adequate seating round the large log burning stove. Particularly welcome for winter lets. (We have a free supply of logs for winter guests ). However Le Moulin is also fully centrally heated.

Moulin 7 – leads off the Kitchen, Moulin 6 – leads off the lounge.

The lounge leads onto the covered terrace with seating for 24 diners. It has a seating area overlooking the mill race at one end and at the other end, a vast woodfired BBQ, plus a large gas fired BBQ.

Moulin 1st Floor

The staircase leads to the library with comfortable seating to enjoy a quiet read. It has tea & coffee making facilities, convenient first thing in the morning for all the bedrooms that lead off the library. Moulin 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 all lead off. All the rooms have been converted to a high standard, all with en-suite facilities. We have travel cots available when required.

All rooms in the Moulin & Grange have hair driers provided. We also supply 2 basic pool towels with each room foc, large deluxe pool towels can be hired out, please advise if required.

The Grange

The lower ground floor includes 2 workshops (Half day woodturning courses could be available for anyone interested) and a laundry with 2 washing machines and a tumble drier.

The back drive leads up to and past the entrance of the upper ground floor. Enter through a hallway with Grange 1 & 2 leading off. Then through to a large light filled studio which is suitable for painting and other hobbies. It also has a home cinema system. A staircase leads from the studio to Grange 3 & 4. There is large log burner in the studio, ideal for early and late holidays. Installed in the studio is a basic cooker & fridge, suitable for breakfasts but not for catering for larger meals for larger numbers, Main meals need to be prepared in the Moulin. We never rent out the Grange separately, it is optional for larger parties.

Disabled Access :- There are 4 rooms effectively on the ground floor. Moulin 6 & 7 and Grange 1 & 2. So the Moulin is suitable for the disabled, particularly Moulin 7.

The facilities at the Moulin are all what you could hope for, on a family holiday.

With 11 acres of private grounds, there is something for all ages . Places for the young to explore and places to be quiet and relax for the less energetic.

Heated Swimming Pool

The heated swimming pool is opened each day and cleaned, to maintain it in perfect condition. It is maintained at a minimum of 28 c, but in summer it is likely to be naturally heated to up to 30 c. There are 12 relaxing loungers and a supply of chairs and tables. A fridge is available in the pool hut and plastic drinking “glasses” for safe drinking by the pool. Around the pool area, there is a badminton court, a table tennis table and an eight foot outside chess board with chess pieces and a draughts set.

In front of the terrace there are croquet and boules. For evening games we have flood lighting.

Games Room

Not photographed but available is a games room with pool table and a table football game also an exercise bike

In the Grange, the studio offers an excellent location for painting or other hobbies. We have all the equipment for painting available, except paper, paints & brushes which you would have to bring. It also accommodates our home cinema system, we have a supply of DVDs but request you bring your own supply to suit your party.

Home Cinema System

In the studio of the Grange we now have a Home Cinema System with a large flat screen TV.

Hot Tub /Jacuzzi, Sauna and cold plunge pool

Both located on a large deck on our Island, with steps leading into a deep tiled bath within the Mill Race . Both Hot tub and Sauna will take 6 people with ample relaxing area on the deck for groups of over 12 to enjoy the relaxing experience. Supping a glass of Moulin Rouge as the sun goes down. There is subdued lighting round the deck for late evening use. The Hot tub and Sauna are wood fired, your host can get them fired up ready for use with 2 hours notice. There is a charge for the wood /electricity used and the time required to set up each session. The Sauna costs 20 Euros per session and the Hot Tub / Jacuzzi 40 Euros. (Or 50 Euros for both ) This will cover at least 2 hrs of relaxation for 12 – 16 plus participants. So a cost of as little as 4 Euros each makes it a worthwhile & pleasurable experience.

Pilates & Massage

We can arrange for a trained Pilates teacher and trained sports masseuse to come to the Moulin to give Pilates classes to small groups and Massage sessions. The costs are as follows. Pilates for a group up to 8 – 75 Euros for the group for an 80 minute session. Massage sessions last approx 60 -70 minutes and cost 45 Euros

Location

We are only 300 metres from the “Voie Verte” (Green Route), converted from the old railway track. It allows you protected cycling and walking 22 kms in both directions . Linking St Girons to Foix with no cars. From the Moulin there are bike rides to suit all ages and standards. From protected cycling along the “Voie Verte” to some of the major steep sections as seen on the Tour de France.

F.A.Q.