Season 3 ~ 2019
The end of another glorious summer brings a touch of sadness that it is over for another year but tinged with the excitement of going home to see friends and family.
We have had a phenomenally busy summer with many more visitors from The Netherlands thanks to C4 A New Life in the Sun where the program was shown this spring. The film crew returned this year to do a ‘where are they now feature’ which will screen March/April.
2019 saw the introduction of weekly Yoga sessions onsite with the lovely Celine. Guests who have always wanted to try yoga but never had the time or opportunity really enjoyed their classes. So many of our male guests joined in too!
Quiz Master Gary put together a varied selection of international questions for the Boys v Girls challenge. Plenty of rivalry and laughs with some close finishes!
The Electric Bikes proved to be very popular adding another dimension to holidays for those who havent cycled for years. The surrounding towns of Eymet, Lauzun and Castillonnes are easily reachable.
Our Paella Nights were as popular as ever with Curry & Poppadoms now added to our repertoire. Its a joy to see guests relax and make new friends. The campsite is buzzing with conversation and laughter the next day, in fact the party continued for several days on one occasion.
The Reception Chalet is Heather’s little bolt hole and is filled with homemade conserves, local wine, books, Thai relaxation mats, games and loads of maps and info on the local area.
We welcome dogs but have made the decision to limit the number onsite so would ask you to contact us please before making your booking.
We get the greatest pleasure from watching guests who arrive stressed, tired, withdrawn and grey emerge from the cocoon of their hideaway after a few days with colour in their cheeks and smiles on their faces. So many of you have said how wonderfully peaceful and rejuvenating Camping Moulin Brule is.
We love the pace of life. Its like going back in time 50 or 60 years. Everything shuts for the all important family lunch and people have time for one another. Neighbours look out for each other and there is a real sense of community. Possibly the reason so many of you choose to buy a house here.
Please come and experience the tranquility, wine , cheese and friendship with us here at Moulin Brule next year…
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.