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Le Moulin de Lusseau

Le Moulin de Lusseau 35 route de Niort, Chef-Boutonne, 79110 France (Show map)
5 Reviews
EUR 50 - EUR 55
per night

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Le Moulin de Lusseau is a family run B&B/Chambre D'Hote close to the market town of Chef-Boutonne and the pretty 16th Century Chateau Javarzay. This beautiful and rural watermill is British owned and offers individual and comfortable accommodation. The Poitou Charente is an ideal base for a relaxing holiday. To the west is the coast with the lovely Port of La Rochelle and the sandy beaches of the Ile de Re. To the North is the lively city of Poitiers with the theme park, Futuroscope. A day trip away is the Loire Valley. To the South are the stunning Cognac towns along the river Charente. Further south is Bordeaux with its beautiful architecture and its surrounding vinyards and other attractions. If you want a relaxing holiday or perhaps you need a base whilst looking for a french home of your own, come and visit us. We will make you very welcome. Accommodation available is: 1 double ensuite bedroom (Kingsize bed) €55 1 twin ensuite bedroom (2 single beds) €55 1 family room ensuite (Kingsize plus single) €55 for double occupancy, plus €10 per person per night (2 singles also in room), cot available for an additional one-off €10 in all rooms. Studio apartment: Superking bed, shower room, kitchenette, sitting and dining areas, €150 per week. A continental breakfast will be served in our separate garden room or on the terrace. Breakfast includes, croissants, fresh bread, with jam, freshly brewed coffee or tea and orange juice.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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You'll want to visit again and again

5 on June 21, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Le Moulin de Lusseau earlier this year. I stayed with my husband and two boys for a week and we all had a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable stay. Plenty of room for my children to play and not disturb anyone, plenty of lovely places to walk, river to paddle in, close to good local attractions such as Le Vallee des Singes and Futuroscope which was fabulous. I can't speak highly enough about the warm and friendly welcome we received from the owners. Will definitely be returning again soon. Thank you for your hospitality.

Mill on the Boutonne

4.0 on June 17, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the mill for four days in June 2012. We happened to share our stay with another couple who were house-hunting in the area, so we met at the breakfast table and shared our day's experiences. We enjoyed a good breakfast before we set off for the day. It was very helpful to have the option of an evening meal too. we stayed in the room called Higgledy, with a comfortable bed, clean room and bathroom. We enjoyed the relaxing walks all around the area. We look forward to another visit.

a little gem

5 on April 24, 2012

Lovely B&B, rooms are spacious, well equipped and the hosts so welcoming. Great spot to discover the marshes nearby and we also had an excellent day trip to Futuroscope. We'll be back!


5 on April 23, 2012

I had the distinct pleasure of staying at Le Moulin de Lusseau in mid April of 2012. The grounds were lovely and the hosts were very friendly and an absolute delight to visit with. They were helpful in orienting me to the area and the culture and provided excellent recommendations of things to see, places to eat, etc. Breakfast was delicious and generously sized in their tea room. Interestingly, the tea room has a window through which one can see the old water mill. The room I stayed in was spacious and immaculate and the bed was very comfortable. A full-sized adult can freely move around the bedroom, bathroom, and shower stall. I hope to return to the area again and will, without hesitation, stay at Le Moulin de Lusseau. -An Adventuring American

Excellent B&B, really comfortable and good value

4.2 on June 09, 2011

Stayed a couple of nights. Lovely peaceful setting, typical stone buildings, excellent hosts. Many thanks

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Location Type

Riverside, Countryside, Village, Wine country


Bordeaux, France (BOD-Merignac)

Directions to property:

From Poitiers: Take N10 towards Angouleme. Take the Sauze Vaussais exit (D948). Follow towards Sauze Vaussais, bypassing it and going towards Melle. Stay on the D948 for 20 Kilometers until you come to a crossroads in a small area called Cerizat and take the left turning to Chef-Boutonne on the D737. Follow this road to the end, it ends in a T junction (about 10 miles/15 kilometres). At the T junction turn right towards Brioux sur Boutonne (away from Chef-Boutonne). Follow this road (D740) through Lussais and then approximately 100 meters after you have left the village of Lussais, there is a small turning on your left which is the entrance to the Moulin de Lusseau. Enter property by going through the farm gate and porchway. From La Rochelle: Take the N11 towards Niort, then follow the by-pass around Niort towards Limoges. From the by-pass take the D740 to Aiffres (and Limoges) and follow this for approximately 30 kilometres until you come a large crossroads to the right is signposted Melle and to the left is Brioux. Go straight over the cross road staying on the D740 continuing towards Chef-Boutonne. You will pass through several small villages such as Luche sur Brioux and Fontenille. As you leave the village of Fontenille, there is a small Goats Cheese Factory on your right-hand side and on your left a lorry haulage company. Continue for appoximately 200 metres and you will see a small road on the right which leads to the Moulin de Lusseau. NB if you enter the village of Lussais, you have gone too far and have passed our turning.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Computer, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Private entrance

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  • Check In:: 4pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes A small river borders us. Caution with young children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required We have cats & dogs. Visitors pets must be sociable.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash



Deborah Wigmore and Cherry Macleod

Languages spoken

English, French, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Poultry

About the innkeepers

Cooking, wine, gardening, family, films, reading, travelling.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7.30 - 10.00 am
  • Serving Location: Separate Garden Room with terrace

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Innkeepers: Deborah Wigmore and Cherry Macleod


Le Moulin de Lusseau , 35 route de Niort, Chef-Boutonne, 79110 France (Show map)