Idyllic setting for any nature lover, this enchanting water mill is the perfect escape from the stresses and strains of modern society. The 11th century mill was converted and extended in 1935. The building sits on a leat of the river Nahon, next to fields and woodlands so every day you can relax on the terrace and watch the ducks bobbing on the water and the fish nibbling at the weeds, maybe even find inspiration to write a book.
The house is very private but only three hundred metres from a quaint little village with local amenities such as a school, medical centre, bakery, restaurant, pharmacy, and post office. There is also a bus service that takes you to the next village where there is a train station that can connect you to Paris and other major cities.
The ground floor of this 3-storey building comprises a large kitchen, a sitting room with original log fire, and a charming lounge which looks onto the old workings of the wheel that once brought life to the mill. The lounge also has French windows that open out onto a balustraded terrace overlooking a millpond. A laundry room and small Wc complete the living quarters on the ground floor. Each room contains original wooden oak beams and other charming touches from an age gone by.
The first floor contains 3 of the 5 bedrooms, a guest shower room and a Wc. The master bedroom was once two double bedrooms and has now been converted in to one very spacious bedroom with fitted wardrobes. With large windows opening out on to three sides of the house, you can start each morning perfectly with breakfast in bed looking out onto the mill pond and listening to the water from the fountain in the courtyard. There is an adjoining en-suite bathroom which includes shower and bath as well as a lovely view.
On the second floor there are an additional 2 bedrooms plus a very spacious room that runs the length of the original building. This room would be ideal to convert into a games room or several more bedrooms.
All windows throughout the building are double glazed with oak frames and shutters. The shutters and thick walls keep the property cool in summer and warm in winter. In addition to this there is also a heat pump which runs off one of the two wells found on the site. This generates heat for the underfloor heating distributed throughout the majority of the house. The utilities are mono and 3-phase electricity and mains water while there is also a fosse septic tank found on the grounds.
As well as the main house there is a 2 bedroomed artist’s retreat, ideal for guests.
Also on the property are:-
A winter BBQ/games room
An open barn large enough to house 3 cars
A large barn/workshop (perfect for converting to a gite)
2 utility rooms with electricity and loft space above
A wine store
A large, old orchard with pear, apple and cherry trees currently growing
A potting shed
This property is ideal for a large family or for entrepreneurs. Business opportunities could include a fishing holiday retreat, yoga and wellness retreat, gites or wedding venue.
Also available, 0.4 hectare of wooded land with river frontage. Ask for price.
Price 365,000 €
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,216.67
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