Beautiful 17th Century renovated old Mill, river frontage location, perfect for a commercial activity such as a Bed & Breakfast. Short drive to a thriving market town.
The mill started life as a paper mill, and over the centuries has operated as a steel mill, and eventually a flour mill, providing flour to all the bakers and shops in the region, until the 1960s.
Today it is a beautiful four bedroomed, two bathroom house, at present with another bedroom and sitting room in the mill building.
However, the current owners are working on a magnificent apartment in the mill building which will eventually consist of three bedrooms, a bathroom, a laundry room and a 50m² open plan lounge / kitchen / dining area.
Photos will be available to show the progress of this project.
High ceilings, ceiling mouldings, large windows, features using original materials from the mill house, make this a very attractive property.
The property is situated on nearly 1 hectare of flat land, bordered by the river Loue, and the mill stream and consists of the following:
Ground floor house
The main entrance leads into a large farmhouse style kitchen (35m²), exposed stone walls, large fireplace with woodburner, and a range of wall and base units and appliances. Stairs lead to the first floor.
Living room (23m²), open fireplace, underfloor heating, decorative ceiling moulds, front facing.
Dining room (16m²), window to rear garden.
Office (15m²), doors to rear garden, kitchen and a storage room and WC.
Laundry room (5m²), plumbing for washing machine.
Bathroom (12m²), tiled floors, automatic lighting, bath, shower, double sink, WC, bidet. Exposed stone walls. Storage cupboard. Housing for gas boiler.
First floor house
Beautiful wooden stairs lead from the kitchen to a landing which gives access to four bedrooms and a bathroom.
Bedroom 1 (25m²), two front facing windows, one with a Juliette balcony; exposed stone walls.
Bedroom 2 (21m²), rear facing.
Bedroom 3 (18m²), front facing.
Bedroom 4 (16m²), rear facing.
Bathroom (6m²), double washbasin, shower, WC, heated towel rail, built-in cupboard, tiled floors and walls.
The mill building adjoins the main house, and is accesses via the landing on the first floor, and also from the ground level. The mill building currently has a guest suite consisting of a salon (24m²) and a bedroom (20m²). Both have exposed beams and stone walls. These rooms will be incorporated into the new apartment which is being worked on now.
Current approx habitable surface is 257m², including the guest suite in the mill. Once the apartment is completed the approx habitable surface of the house will be 213m², and the apartment 116m².
An enormous loft space runs the length of the house and mill building and offers further potential if required. It is fully boarded, insulated, and windows are present.
Smoke detectors throughout. Tiled floors downstairs, wooden floors upstairs.
Double glazing throughout, white to the interior and wood effect to the exterior.
Gas central heating.
Mains water, softener installed.
The ground floor of the mill is accessed via stairs from the apartment, or from the garden. The groundfloor of the mill has been divided into various workshop and storage areas (approx 80m²). There is a WC, and a trap door to the former mill race and equipment below.
A covered terrace (25m²) with a log burner and windows to the garden and mill stream is accessed from the mill building and the garden.
A garage at the end of the building is large enough to house the tractor, and has the benefit of a separate shower room and small kitchen area at the rear, ideal for any guests camping in the garden.
The garden is flat, laid to lawns, with many fruit trees, mature trees and shrubs, and a small vegetable garden. The garden fronts the river on one side, with the mill stream on the other.
A truly beautiful setting with views up and down stream.
Excideuil, less than 2km away, is a charming town situated in the Perigord Vert, with many historic buildings, including a 12th century Chateau which hosts many events and exhibitions. The weekly market is one of the busiest in the region, there is a good range of shops, bars and restaurants, including a large supermarket, for your everyday needs.
And a nine hole golf course is situated 5km from the property.
Historic Perigueux 33km; Bergerac Airport 83km; Limoges Airport 78km; Bordeaux Airport 176km.
- Property Type
- Mill - Water/Wind
- Grounds HA or legal
- Grounds 0-1 HA
- Total living m2
- 257 m²
- Plot size m2
- 9,509 m²
- All bathrooms
- Double glazing
- Broadband internet
Services in the area
- Supermarket 2 km
- Golf Course 5 km