A placid river sets ancient mill stones grinding and flour flows; ducks dip, swans preen, geese saunter; gardens are beset by roses, herbs, bantams, goats, a hammock. The mill has been ingeniously restored by this hard-working family into a home, museum, a ballroom for weddings and a B&B, wrapped around a courtyard. Sleep in stables complete with manger; a two-room loft suite; a smart Miller’s Room with fireplace; a flint-walled cider press. Breakfast in the dayroom (sofa, games, candles, log fire) on fresh pastries from home-milled flour (of course). Chartres is close, Paris an easy train ride. A gem.