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Call us: (0033) 247 91 58 55
Ask for Julian or Jude Baskcomb


See you again in May!

Julian and Jude thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and looking after us during our stay in the Fisherman’s cottage. You turned what was threatening to be a big carping disappointment elsewhere in France into a memorable trip. We had a great time with some top class carp fishing on the Moulin Lake. My regular carp fishing partner Mike is a bit “individual” but he works for me and clearly did for you too! See you again in May! 

Peter Turner - Date of Stay: October 2017

496lbs in the week!

Competitive stuff again here! Final day got off well with a 27lbs mirror which put me just 36lbs behind my one armed bandit husband (he somehow stuck a baiting needle in his hand! – thanks Julian for the hospital trip!). He then lands a 28lbs common - which put me definitely in second place. I did however land a lovely 30 plus to round off the week. Shame I couldn’t quite reclaim my Women’s LR, but total for the week. A: 266 lbs. J: 230 lbs. A fantastic 496lbs week of carp fishing – great food - and good company. Thank you again J and J and see you again next year. We have already booked!

Joanne & Andrew Turner - Date of Stay: September 2017

A 34lbs Carp PB and 606lbs of fish!

The Gardener’s cottage was just right for the four of us....clean, and with a brilliant shower! Our 17 year old carp fishing son Tom was extremely happy - 606lbs of fish caught and a Personal Best Carp of 34lbs. All fish were in excellent condition & the wildlife around the lake & grounds gave us all great enjoyment, especially the red squirrels! The Moulin gardens and courtyard were a picture filled with beautiful flowers and plants. We sat on our terrace under the apple tree, reading, or cycled in to the lovely town of Loches. Each evening we barbecued or sampled Jude's delicious cooking, and Julian's superb wine. We loved the well-kept pool which was ten steps from our cottage, and very welcome in temperatures up to 34C. Julian & Jude warmly welcomed us, and gave us helpful information whenever we asked. We came away completely relaxed, and feeling we'd all had exactly the fortnight’s holiday we'd hoped for. Thank you!

Susan Ward & Family - Date of Stay: August 2017

We keep coming back time and again!

We've just come back from another lovely week at the Moulin. Once again, we didn't want to leave. Tranquility and indulgence - the combination of a fabulous carp fishing lake, pool, spa, comfortable accommodation, amazing food and lovely local wines will keep us coming back time and again. Not to mention our most wonderful hosts, Jude and Julian. Jude's cooking and Julian's wines are just sublime. We can't recommend this place highly enough, this was our third visit and it's definitely become our 'happy place'. Larry caught almost 500lb of carp over the week, many really lovely looking fish and a great challenge. We didn't beat his 40lbs PB caught here in 2014, but our return visit is already booked for next June as we reckon that must be a big one by now! Visit, it's such a special place.

Larry & Veronica Hale - Date of Stay: July 2017

Over 900lbs of beautiful, pristine carp!

Our first visit here, but what a fantastic venue, hosts and surroundings and a great place for families too. We caught over 900lbs of beautiful, pristine carp in five terrific days of fishing on the Moulin lake. Can’t wait to come back and we will!

Mathew King - Date of Stay: June 2017

A Cracking Place for a Week Away!

This was our third visit and we have now stayed in all three different cottages here, but as a couple, we really like the Bread Oven, and the owners, Jude and Julian are fantastic hosts. The lovely Moulin lake has carp from 15-35lbs plus, all good hard-fighting and pristine looking fish with immaculate mouths. We caught 700 lbs of carp including a handful of good thirties, plus Sam set a new Women’s Lake Record with her 34.7lbs mirror! This is just a cracking place for a week away. We love it!

Mark Broadley & Samantha Castle - Date of Stay: May 2017

A Wonderful Carp Fishing Week!

This is a fantastic location. The Gardener’s cottage was perfect for just the two of us. Cottage was clean and well equipped and ideal for anybody looking for a relaxing carp fishing holiday in France. We had a fantastic meal cooked by Jude on the evening of our arrival with a lovely wine recommended by Julian. Was delighted to have the lake all to ourselves and, using the Moulin bait recommended and supplied, we had a very productive week. Market town Loches is only a 5 minute drive for local produce, particularly from the many patisseries....went home quite a few pounds heavier. Jude and Julian are very nice hosts, leaving you to your own agenda but always available if needed. We really enjoyed it and definitely hope to return.

Eddie French - Date of Stay: October 2016

Highly Recommended

What a gem this place is if you want to get chilled out with fantastic carp fishing, a relaxing pool and great food . Julian and Jude are lovely hosts and have got the balance just right, brilliant to deal with, there if you need help and local knowledge, otherwise let you get on with it. We have stayed before in the Gardener’s cottage, and had a great time, but for this return trip we took the Bread Oven over August Bank Holiday week. This is perfect accommodation for two people, cosy, romantic and really works well. Jude's meals are amazing, can be booked while you are there, and Julian gives the story behind your wine choice which all makes for a great way to spend an evening. The carp fishing is amazing and we both smashed our PB's using the in-house boilies, catching a series of 30lb+ carp, all in beautiful condition. Can't recommend this place enough. We are already planning another trip, this time for a fortnight in the Fisherman’s cottage with our family in July next year.

Andrew Turner - Date of Stay: August 2016

Carp Fishing was the Holiday Highlight

This was our first time in the Loire at Moulin de Boutineau; Jude and Julian were great hosts and we felt very much at home during our stay in the relaxed Gardner’s cottage set in lovely grounds. The Moulin Lake and surrounds were fantastic, well looked after and large enough to go exploring. The carp fishing was the highlight of our trip with 22 carp caught between the two fishermen in the family up to 34lbs. Overall we had a great time; great area and local towns, lots to sight-see and the local zoo is well worth a visit. Overall we had a great holiday and this will be somewhere we will definitely return to.

The Thompson Family Four - Date of Stay: June 2016

Contact Details

Moulin de Boutineau
Perrusson 37600

Call us: (0033) 247 91 58 55

Email: jujubask@orange.fr

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