Château Vieux Moulin is run by two (very) young-at-heart retirees, Iain and Marta Arias-Maxted. Marta is a Spanish veterinary surgeon who moved to the UK from Spain in 2001. Iain is an engineer who founded a business in 1996 designing and manufacturing equipment for the oil industry which he sold in 2018. The couple moved to France in 2019 following a long-standing dream and having taken three rather stressful years to buy Château Vieux Moulin!
We hope you won't, but if you have any problems during your stay then we are close at hand to quickly resolve them for you. Our one aim is that you have an enjoyable, restful and rejuvenating holiday - so please tell us if there is anything more we can do to make that a reality.
The cottages have been created from the original, stone outbuildings which previously housed several 'cuves' (or wine making tanks) used to making the chateau's award-winning vintages. A new roof (with lots of insulation) was installed in 2021, along with completely new and heavily insulated floors, now fitted with underfloor heating and covered in natural travertine. The stone structure was retained, being renovated, repaired and repointed. A first floor was installed for the Barn during the renovation with all the structural timberwork being hand-made on-site from French oak. The renovation works posed its own set of challenges, starting with the fact that none of the walls were straight or vertical!