Season 2 ~ 2018
What a summer! It was fabulous seeing so many of you, thanks in no small measure to the C4 program A New Life in the Sun (S2 E1-5) which it seems a lot of you watched. I think we lived up to expectations…. Thank you for joining us and for the wonderful reviews many of you left us. It would seem our hard work paid off.
The year started with the wettest Spring possible, we had no choice but to close to tents. While the UK was basking in sunshine we were squelching around until the end of June.
Still, it gave us the opportunity to fit a new kitchen in the static c/w dishwasher. The new swimming pool liner was fitted giving the pool a fresh new look. The new air-source heat pump and hard electric cover make a huge difference to not only the appearance but water temperature, 8 degrees warmer! The sun finally shone affording us some lovely early season swims.
This summer we actually had time to harvest the beautiful soft fruits growing on the site and make Fig & Orange Conserve, Blackberry, Pear & Cassis Liqueur Jam along with some Plum & Vanilla Liqueur Jam. Yum!
Heather is pleased to report that her long awaited Reception/Shop was finally completed – 2 weeks before the end of the season!! Next year you will be able to ring a bell and check-in at the chalet. There is a lot more space for local information and we have a book library too, oooh!
We celebrated the Royal Wedding with a champagne tea and homemade scones and jam for our guests. The paella and curry nights were a huge success too.
This winter we have already started a bit of landscaping and planting to create a little more privacy and shade where we felt needed. We have planted a golden plum and an apricot as well as lots of flowering shrubs.
In all, a thoroughly good summer. We look forward to sharing it with you all again next year.
Gary & Heather
In the beginning 2017…
Welcome to our little piece of paradise we call Moulin Brûlé. Having travelled extensively through Europe in our motorhome and fallen in love with the European way of life, we decided to take the plunge and bought this delightful project in February 2017.
The fact is, Gary had some extremely successful life-changing surgery for trigeminal neuralgia in August 2016 which gave us both a whole new outlook on life and hungry for a new challenge.
Not wishing to fall into the trap of sinking a bottle of red every afternoon, we needed something to keep us busy, enter Moulin Brûlé. So, we have left our 4 grown-up kids back home and offer you the opportunity to do the same.
Gary is a semi-retired electrician turned cook and Heather an enthusiastic gardener and lover of the countryside. Our aim is to enjoy the simple pleasures of life in a beautiful place surrounded by happy fun-loving people. This is where you come in…
We invite you to share our oasis of calm, a tranquil spot for you to relax under a tree with a book, soak up some sun by the pool, sample local delicacies and wine and just plain chill.