This beautiful watermill has been loving restored by artisans to provide a 1st class property in a tranquil setting with extensive gardens, field and outbuildings with the added benefit of the mill race running through the gardens.
Electric gates lead to the long drive which lead up to this impressive property. Central entrance hall will flag stone floor, doors to the front and rear, exposed stone wall, original staircase to the first floor and beams. To the right is the first, double aspect, reception room, used as a play room, 2 windows to the front, door to the rear, fireplace with Jotul woodturning stove, chestnut floor, beams ans exposed stone wall. To the left is an inner hall with terracotta floor which leads to the kitchen, laundry room, lounge, shower room and toilet. The lounge is double aspect and has a window and door to the front, door to the rear, Charentaise fireplace with woodburner, exposed stone wall, beams and terracotta floor. The 'rustic' kitchen has a round window to the front, tiled floor, exposed stone walls and has some fitted units including a sink and storage units with an unfitted style, this opens to the dining area which has a tiled floor, window and door to the front, woodturning stove and a door to the lounge. Useful laundry room with window to the rear, terracotta floor with plenty of room for storage. Bathroom with tiled floor, window to the rear, bath, shower, vanity sink and built in storage. Separate wc with tiled floor, window to the rear and hand wash basin. Further staircase to the first floor.
The staircase from the entrance hall leads upto a lovely sitting room with original oak floor, windows to the front and rear, exposed stone walls, beams, wood burning stove and stairs up to the second floor. To one side of the living room there are three large double bedrooms all with high sloping ceilings, shower room and separate wc, on the either side there are 2 large double bedrooms each with built in wardrobes. Plus a staircase down to the inner hall.
On the second floor is the master bedroom suite. There is a large office/living area with chestnut floor, high sloping ceiling with exposed a-frames, windows to the front and rear, 2 velux, exposed stone wall, built in storage and bookcases. Bedroom with window to the rear, exposed stone walls, chestnut floor and high sloping ceiling. En-Suite bathroom has a window to the front, freestanding slipper bath, sink, wc, high sloping ceiling with velux and glazed window and door to the bedroom.
The property has hard wood double glazing, oil fired central heating, new roof, renovated facades, solar panels for hot water and high levels of insulation and all works have been carried out by local artisans.
To the rear of the house is a lovely garden laid to grass with the mill race running through it and there is a lovely stone single story barn overlooking the garden. To the front of the property is a gravelled courtyard leading to a detached barn with beautifully renovated open dining area with stone fireplace and tiled floor. The barn is uses as a boiler room, workshop and stables with large storage areas and mezzanine. The gardens extend in front of the barn down to the mill race and onwards into a field suitable for grazing a horse which is fenced.
The property is in the lovely village of Tillou and the market town of Chef Boutonne is just 4km away with a good choice of supermarkets, shops and restaurant/bars. Niort is 40minutes drive away. The coast is 1hour 15mins at La Rochelle.
Price € 367,500
Agency fees at buyer's expense included
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,062.14
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