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Mill in VAL DES VIGNES , Charente , Poitou Charentes

€561,800 (HAI)** £483,317**
Ref: 111142SHH16
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Beautiful converted WATERMILL lovingly restored to offer 3 bed family home with independent 3 bed gite and swimming pool, situated in a peaceful position. An amazing up and running business opportunity.

Stephanie Holland-Hill , your local Leggett agent, says :

Siret number: 514 758 200
Price €561 800 (HAI)**
**agency fees included : 6 % TTC to be paid by the buyer
(€530 000 without fees)
Ref 111142SHH16
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Dept Charente
Surface 360 M2* Plot Size 3191 M2
Bathroom 4 Bedrooms 8
  • Isolated
  • Mill
  • Family Home
  • Gite Complex
  • Barns / outbuildings
  • Business potential
  • Character property
  • Detached
  • Double glazing
  • Guest house / gite
  • Private parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Woodburner(s)
  • Excellent condition
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The property which dates to before 1615 is steeped in history and during these times it has been used as a boot factory and a walnut mill. Today it is a lovely family home with a very profitable gite and has the possibility of generating its own electricity. It benefits from a new roof, double glazed windows, oil central heating and many original features. Read more ...

It is an exquisite, light and luminous property - totally private and yet a short distance to all amenities.
KITCHEN (42m²) This large room is ideal for entertaining; it is a unique kitchen which incorporates many original parts of the mill. The breakfast bar has been made from the drive wheels and beams. There is a feature made from a Walnut press. It is a practical kitchen with a large larder, fitted units and a terracotta floor.
SUMMER KITCHEN/CONSERVATORY (16m²) which leads to a fabulous raised TERRACE (93m²) with lovely views over the river Né. A lovely area to watch the wildlife which is not disturbed by hunting as NO HUNTING is allowed on the surrounding land. Steps lead down to the garden.
DINING ROOM (26m²) with an oak floor, chimney and a very old walnut press. Doors open into the sitting room.
SITTING ROOM (38m²) a lovely light and spacious room with beams, oak floor and original cupboard. A log burner is set into an attractive chimney. A door opens onto a staircase which leads to rooms being used as an ART STUDIO (40m²) and STORAGE ROOM (30m²) which requires updating but incorporates a W.C. and a shower room. These rooms could very easily be converted into more accommodation for the main house or the guest house.
An oak staircase rises from the main kitchen to a spacious landing on the first floor;
MASTER BEDROOM (24m²) which includes an ensuite SHOWER ROOM with W.C. and a DRESSING ROOM
BEDROOM 2 (12.5m²) with views over the mill stream
BEDROOM 3 (14m²) with storage cupboard
FAMILY SHOWER ROOM with sink, W.C. and heated towel rail
LAUNDRY ROOM (26m²) with W.C. plenty of shelving to store the linen and cleaning materials. Oil fired boiler, plumbing for washing machine and sink. Door leading to a BARN (50m²) with a concrete floor, which is currently being used as a WORKSHOP
THE GUEST HOUSE has a separate entrance away from the main house. It is sold complete with furniture and is a profitable business with many return bookings. The present owners will be happy to show turnover figures when viewing and are happy to include the website.
The accommodation comprises of the following
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM (27m²) light and airy with views over the terrace and pool. Fully fitted kitchen with a range of modern units. Lovely room for guests to enjoy family meals together.
SITTING ROOM (32m²) with a log burning stove
W.C. with hand basin
First floor,
LANDING with oak floor
MASTER BEDROOM (20m²) with ensuite SHOWER ROOM (6m²) Large walk-in shower W.C. and basin. The bedroom has a beautiful high beamed ceiling
BEDROOM 2 (10m²)
BEDROOM 3 (11.5m²)
FAMILY BATHROOM (6m²) with bath, shower, basin and W.C.
SWIMMING POOL 10m x 5m with security fence
There are 2 ATTIC spaces which are on the same level as the guest house bedrooms and can be accessed from either the guest house or the main house. These provide plenty of scope for future expansion if required.
On the opposite side of the courtyard to the house you will find a large BARN (210m²) which is divided into 3 sections. The 1st section doesn’t have a roof and a garden with a greenhouse provides fresh vegetables for the owners. The 2nd section is a workshop and the 3rd is used for storage
There is also an old PIDGEONNAIRE. The Pidgeonnaire has 2 levels with a staircase (blocked at the moment). The ground floor
entrance is from the courtyard and has the enormous vaulted BREAD OVEN. The upper level entrance/exit is in the gite garden and at present houses the bikes for their guests. The BREAD OVEN used to be used by the locals to cook their bread.

The Mill Stream is l'Arce. The river bordering the garden is Le Ne.
The Mill race actually consists of 2 flumes. These originally drove two 21 ft dia wooden mill wheels which in turn drove all the machinery for the mill. The steel centres are still there. 1 in situ and 1 in the garden, They weigh a ton!
It has been estimated that the flow would produce in excess of 9kw of power. This would be Autumn, Winter and Spring. The level drops in full Summer. But the enormous roof would support a number of Photo-voltaic Panels, more than enough to fill
the energy gap.

The property has a new roof and a septic tank which conforms to todays standards

Here is a review from this year (translated from French)
It's amazing to find yourself exactly where the photos opened your imagination. Exactly there enieux. A simple and attentive welcome and a real availability of our two hosts, respectful of the needs of their guests. And then the magic happens. A beautiful house, nature and calm surround you, the swimming pool of course. Places to visit, good places to eat and have fun are numerous in this little-known department of Charentes. Walking, biking, doing nothing, meditating this place is a gift. The rooms and their windows open on the nature are also. They were for us, a window open on the beauty of nature but also on a window open on ourselves. A place, a house, hosts, landscapes, villages, churches, towns, nature, an atmosphere to really discover ... to experience delicate, joyful, deep, simple, relaxing moments, open to self and nature ... a real open window in our lives ... so do not hesitate to let you discover this unique place. ”

DPE : The energy estimation cannot be produced owing to a lack of appropriate data that conforms to the "arrêté du 15 septembre 2006 relatif au DPE".

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