Le Moulin is a relaxing and friendly place where everyone is made to feel welcome. Our country retreat is the perfect place for short breaks, overnight stays, business trips, seminars and excellent slap-up meals!
At Le Moulin, business guests can combine work and pleasure as we have our own separate seminar room, dining room and bar. We have the facilities for private functions too. The spacious seminar room can be transformed into a venue for weddings, family gatherings and parties too. The rolling green countryside and the pretty 13th-century mill (moulin) outside makes a relaxing or romantic backdrop for any occasion. And, with fine French food and an excellent wine selection you can't go wrong.
The hotel gets its name from the old 13th-century water mill (‘Moulin’) used for making linen (‘Draps’), which is situated by the river Lène. The river rises at the foot of le Mont Pelé and joins the river Liane at the village of Cremarest. The Liane then flows into the sea at nearby Boulogne-sur-Mer.
Located near the town of Desvres , the Moulin was originally one of 7 mills, but the earliest records found in the National Library of Paris indicate that it was the only working mill in the town as far back as 1414.
If you look carefully at the inside of the large open fireplace in the restaurant you will see on the ceramic tiles, for which Desvres is famous, that the original name of the le Moulin was in fact 'le Moulin à Drap' as you will also see on the postcard to the right. The Moulin was a working mill well into the early part of the 20th century when it passed into private hands.
The hotel with its restaurant was built in 2001 and has been run as a successful 3-star hotel ever since. The restaurant with its emphasis on traditional food has always been popular with local people. The seminar room was added in 2008 and in 2016 we are adding four new rooms.
“This hotel is perfect for a weekend break or perhaps a weeks holiday. If unspoilt rural France close to channel ports an tunnel is you choice do not miss this hotel. It has only 20 rooms and is furnished to a reasonable 3 star standard. Breakfast is served in a small dining hall and comprises a well stocked continental buffet supplemented with cooked hot breakfast food. The larger separate dining room is spacious and overlooks nothing but fields and trees, the chef is new but we found the food quality to be very good. There is a small and homely bar area adjacent to the dining room. The current English owners of the hotel are new and seem keen to build on the hotels existing trade and good standards.”