This historic olive oil mill is a rare and atypical property having been beautifully restored and revived by an architect in the 1960s. Dating from the 17th century with a traceable history, this large house with a total interior living area of approx. 250 m2 faces south and comprises two wings which are interconnected by a passage in the middle of the building where the old paddle wheel of the mill was located, half of which is still preserved.
The house with its large plot of land of 5,200 m2 is situated on a green and quiet hill between the new and old towns of Carros, 20 minutes from Nice Côte d'Azur airport and 30 minutes from the centre of Nice. The old village of Carros, which is one of 16 "Villages Perchés" (Perched villages) in the region, can be reached in 5 minutes by car and or by foot by following the trails passing nearby. Being a well-known tourist attraction, this old village also offers a renowned school for the children of the families living in this area.
On the ground floor of the west wing is the large main living room of approx. 65 m2 which contains the old basin and presses of the mill. A new kitchen with a tranquil view of the greenery has recently been built next to the living room, enclosing part of the outside terrace. The living room and kitchen open onto a sunny terrace and the large garden. On the upper floor are the main entrance to the house from the driveway, an entrance hall, four bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room.
The east wing, which can be reached via a passage, has two independent studios thereby the first one of 51 m2 on the first floor and the second one of 44 m2 on the ground floor. The studios are equipped with large open-plan kitchens and each has its own shower room and toilet. The studio on the upper floor has a bedroom and a large mezzanine whereas the downstairs studio has one bedroom. Each studio has its own entrance from the outside. They are perfectly suited for bed'n breakfast to generate income in this popular tourist area. Alternatively, the new owners will have the opportunity to modify these areas to their own taste to create a large family home.
The large wooded plot of land of 5,200 m2 gives the impression of living in a small private forest and is a real children's paradise with many hidden corners. The driveway and a large covered parking area offer the possibility to park several vehicles on the property. In addition to plenty of storage space inside the house, there are several cellars and outbuildings in the garden.
The house is equipped with electric underfloor heating and electric radiators. Several rooms also have reversible air conditioning. A large fireplace with a wood burning stove in the main living room provides additional heating in winter and creates a cosy atmosphere in this unique living room. The recently installed solar thermal panels supply the main wing with hot water all year round in this south-facing house. The old structure of the property and the double glazing in all rooms provide very good insulation. The waste water is directed to a septic tank.
This rare and atypical property is a unique opportunity for families with or without children who wish to live close to a big city but in the same time to enjoy the rural and quiet environment in the midst of the "Perched Villages" of the French Riviera. It also offers the possibility of generating significant income as a bed'n breakfast if desired.
Price 1,325,000 €
Seller pays the agency fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 5,300.00
Number of mandate: 10565A
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Agency: Leggett Côte d'Azur