17th-century watermill with lovely river, more than two hectares of land, attached gîte, large covered sitting area and close to market town with all amenities
This 17th century (believed to originate from 1656) watermill is approached by driving up a 100 metre tree-lined drive - the towering Italian poplar trees providing a stunning entrance. The house itself is situated in an idyllic position surrounded by mature trees with a millstream, the main river and open grounds to the front and sides.
The outside terrace overlooks the millstream and the private island. All together there are over 400m of river/millstream banks. The grounds run to 2.66 hectares (6.5 acres) and include a poplar plantation of over 200 trees to the rear.
The house itself is split into two parts - a pleasant two-bedroomed gîte ready to move in immediately, and the main house which needs work but could be transformed into an amazing five bedroomed property.
There are endless options for this property. It could be a large family house with guest accommodation or it could be run on a commercial basis as a bed and breakfast with possibilities for a camp site subject to the correct planning permission.
The gîte part of the house, whilst originally converted to living accommodation in the 1960s, had a new kitchen (including rewiring and insulation) installed in 2012. One of the bedrooms has also been rewired and had new insulation fitted and the bathroom had a new shower cubicle and wash basin unit fitted in 2015.
Sitting room (35m2) with woodburner
Bedroom 1 (12m2)
Bedroom 2 (17.5m2)
Shower room (5.4m2)
The main house is a blank canvas that could be reconfigured in numerous ways. On the ground floor there is a room that was the old kitchen that has largely been stripped out but could easily be fitted out with a new kitchen, two large living rooms, a hall as well as two small rooms that used to house the mill wheel. The upstairs currently has seven bedrooms - two of these bedrooms have small adjoining rooms with wash basins in. The current seven bedrooms could be better configured to make four or five bedrooms all en-suite.
Sitting room (41.4m2)
Wide corridor/extra room (19m2)
Dining room (31m2)
Storage room (4.5m2)
Bedroom 1 (14m2) with dressing room (8.3m2) and sink
Bedroom 2 (15.6m2) with dressing room (9m2) and sink
Bedroom 3 (5.6m2)
Bedroom 4 (7.7m2) with door to small balcony
Bedroom 5 (16m2) with small cupboard with sink inside
Bedroom 6 (9.3m2)
Bedroom 7 (10m2)
There is an integral garage of 30m2 with stairs to a boarded attic room that could, subject to permission, be converted to additional accommodation.
There is a large covered sitting area next to the river.
Outside there are 2.66 hectares of land.
All measurements are approximate.
The property is a short drive (five minutes) to the centre of Chef Boutonne. It’s a popular town with primary and secondary schools, two supermarkets, three bars, boulangerie, florists, post office, banks, restaurant, hairdressers, open-air swimming pool, fishing lake at the Chateau Javarzay and a market every Saturday morning. There are often events going on in Chef Boutonne and it is well situated for the airports at Poitiers (75km), La Rochelle (96km), Limoges (125km) or Bordeaux (180km).
- Property type
- Mill - Water/Wind
- Good/some renovation
- Grounds HA or legal
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- Total living m2
- 270 m²
- Plot size m2
- 26,600 m²
- All bathrooms