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.
“We stopped here for a weekend break in June. The location of the hotel is ideally situated in a nicely forested area of countryside, and not to far inland away from the coast or motorway. There is ample parking and the rooms are clean and comfortable. We were lucky enough to arrive on a warm evening, so we enjoyed a couple of drinks in the garden overlooking a pond and forest. We also enjoyed a very good meal in the hotels restaurant, with the same views over the garden and forest. I would say this is a great place to stay before or after your trip through Europe.”