France May 2019 The Watermill part 3

For our final visit to the watermill, I’ll show you some of the interesting things I found walking around the grounds with my camera.

In one of the sheds

A roller in the shed!

 

Yes that was a surprise, here’s a few details of it

There was another one in a lock up, but that still worked apparently. Had a bar in it too!

Garden Feature πŸ˜€
Bandsaw Beehive
Tractor No.1
Tractor No.2
Cartwheel
The waterwheels.
Trough

My favouriteΒ part was the Water feature.

Water Feature

So that brings me to the end of showing you around the watermill, though if you were interested there’s plenty more to see in the full album (including rusty stuff embedded in ivy and cat pictures) in the full album HERE

All pictures embiggenable with a clickety click.

Oh and finally, it was quite cold in the evenings, and Phil had to pull out his boy scout skills!

Fireman Phil! πŸ™‚

France ~ May 2019 ~ The Watermill ~ part 2

Part 1 HERE

The inside of the watermill was very cozy, so I took a few shots πŸ™‚ Nicola had left us some nibbles and cider for when we arrived.

A cool kitchen

and some natty eggcups in the cupboard!

The snug where we sat to watch DVD’s in the evening

The bathroom and our bedroom had views out into the garden

bathroom window

Around the outside of the mill was lovely too

Our front doors
Bonsai on the window sill

And we made new friends

Marmalade
Fatcat

Marmalade would come for tickles as long as we were outside

and Fatcat stomped indoors whenever we were there and sat on Phils knee at night πŸ™‚

That will do for now, still more grounds to explore with an amazing water feature to show you, so stay tooned!

France – May 2019 – The Watermill Part 1

I’ve been neglecting the Universe Blog whilst doing my 365 on The Other Place and going on holiday, so thought I’d get back to it. Last week we travelled to Normandy, France for a few days visiting historical sites. But before we hop off on a visit I’m going to show you around where we stayed. The place we stayed is called La Houssain, it’s tiny, but in it there’s an old watermill, built in the 1700’s and added to in the 18’s.

The Watermill
The Watermill

 

Should have moved the car but never mind. A river runs along side it (of course- it’s hard to be a watermill without water πŸ™‚ )

rear view from the riverside

 

The mill is nestled in woodlands and forest, and the soundtrack to life is of countless birdsongs, the breeze in the trees and the flow of the nearby river. An escape from the madding crowd, where peace and nature surround and seduce you.Β 

There is an old building on site that once was a bakers oven, the people in the surrounding area brought their wheat to the mill to be ground, and then took it to the oven to be baked. It was our view from the front door.

Oven house
The Oven house seen from the driveway

Nicola, the owner, uses it to store wood for the range fire in the mill.

Nicola keeps a few sheep on her land too

The sheeple.

Next time we’ll have a look at some of the interesting garden and water features! πŸ™‚

Stay tooned!