Charming converted Water Mill with 5 bedrooms, direct river access & swimming pool in rural setting, 10 minutes from medieval town with amenities
- 5 bedrooms (1 on ground floor)
- 2 bathrooms (1 on ground floor)
- Large living spaces & family kitchen
- Original millstone as ‘feature’ in Living Room
- 180m2 habitable space
- 6,300m2 (1.5 acres) plot
- 12.5 x 6.5m Swimming pool
- Oozing with character features
- Direct access to small river – a fisherman’s dream!
- Income-generating potential
- Rural feel, but a short drive to town with all amenities
- 10 minutes from Miramont de Guyenne, 20 minutes from Eymet
- 45 minutes from Bergerac airport
- 1.5 hours from Bordeaux
If you are dreaming of owning a quintessentially French stone property, steeped in local history and brimming with period charm, then this property could be the one to make those dreams come true!
This beautiful former Water Mill, once such a pivotal part of the local community, sits majestically above a small, slow-flowing river and still has the original millstone in place in the living room. The location is a fisherman’s dream! Or, indeed it would appeal to anyone who is looking for a retreat from the stresses and strains of daily life and looking to benefit from the calming and restorative qualities of riverside living. There is no risk of flooding. Boasting 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (2 of which are on the Ground Floor) and a large kitchen and living room, this property has B&B income-generating potential by the creation of a couple of letting rooms. There is also a very large, inviting swimming pool. Or, it could just be used as large family home.
The current owners have undertaken a good deal of upgrading work at the property in recent years. Outside the rear facades have been completely restored, with the assistance of the Heritage Association. The front façade is yet to be done. Guttering has been replaced as have some roof beams. The pool liner and skimmers and pipework have also all been replaced. Internally, there have been new bathrooms fitted, a new boiler installed, a decorative make-over in part, with painting of beams in lovely muted 'Farrow and Ball' colours. There are just a couple of rooms still to do, but the majority of the work has been done!
However, there is still a wonderful rustic charm that pervades the property.
If you are looking for an authentic French property with a wonderful history and ‘soul’ to it, then don’t delay to book a viewing!
Converted Mill properties are highly sought-after and in great demand.
ACCOMMODATION – GROUND FLOOR
Through Glazed Entrance Door into:
Kitchen – 5.6x4.4 (25m2)
Clay terracotta tiles on floor – (the same tiles run throughout the whole property with the exception of one upstairs bedroom and the mezzanine area), exposed, painted beams on ceiling, window to the front. A large, family-friendly room with space for a good-sized table. The farmhouse-style kitchen comprises a series base-level storage shelves with curtains covering them and a tiled countertop, either side of the double Belfast sink, a handful of eye-level cupboards above them and then some free-standing storage units too. There is plumbing for a dishwasher and room for a fridge. The electric oven and hob are housed in one of the free-standing units on the far side of the room.
Upon entering, your eyes are immediately drawn to the stunning, large, open fireplace at the far end of the room. This wonderful feature is much-loved by the current owners and there is often a warming glow in the hearth, as generations of the family all gather around the large table at mealtimes.
From Kitchen, through door on right into:
Downstairs Hallway – 1.7x1.5m (3m2)
Small cloakroom area with hooks to hang several coats.
Through door into
Bedroom 1 – 3.2x4.6m (15m2)
Exposed, painted beams on ceiling, bank of fitted, painted wardrobes. Glazed door over looking river. A charming room and very useful for any family member with mobility issues.
Across hallway into:
Bathroom 1 – 3.1x2m (6m2)
Recently refitted, comprising shower with glass screen, hand basin with storage shelves underneath. Modern, yet in keeping with the period of the property.
From far end of Kitchen into:
Living/Dining Room – 8.8x5.6m (50m2)
The real ‘heart’ of this former mill, complete with an original millstone still in situ, standing testament to the building’s history. A dual aspect room with large French windows to the front and a glazed door overlooking the river to the rear.
This is a very large living space oozing with character.
Up bespoke, hand-crafted wooden staircase from Living room onto:
Mezzanine Landing Area – 2.1x5.6m (12m2)
Wooden flooring, room for games area such as babyfoot or a pool table.
Through door into:
Bedroom 2 – 4.6x6m (28m2)
Wooden flooring, window overlooking river, window to side. The largest of the bedrooms and the only one that hasn’t been ‘refreshed’ yet, decor-wise.
Up one step into
Corridor – (approx. 6m2)
Along corridor and through door on left into:
Bedroom 3 – 4.5x2m (9m2)
The smallest of the bedrooms. A narrow room, but ideal as an occasional child’s room or as a dressing room for the next-door bedroom. Window overlooking river and countryside beyond.
At end of corridor on left into:
Bedroom 4 – 4.4x3.5m (15m) + (2m) = (17m2)
A lovely room, bathed in light due to being dual aspect. Views over the river, pool and pretty countryside beyond.
At end of corridor on right into:
Bedroom 5 – 3.8x4m (15m2)
Also dual aspect – window to side garden and front of property.
Through door on right into:
Bathroom – 3.5x1.8 (6m2)
Another smart, re-fitted bathroom comprising a bath with shower over it and shower screen, a double sink with vanity units underneath. W.C.
Through doorway half way along corridor into:
Corridor with staircase leading to:
Large Attic – (60m2)
This enormous attic with good head height has considerable potential for conversion to further accommodation, should you require it.
There is the original pigeon loft located above the regular loft.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR – Very large basement
Accessed down some steps to the side of the pool area, there is a very large, full head-height basement offering excellent storage.
The garden is mostly laid to lawn, with the exception of the small terrace area around the pool, with room for a dining table or sun loungers. There are mature shrubs and mature trees dotted around the house. The majority of the land is situated on the opposite side of road to the property, in a narrow grassy, tree-lined strip that runs alongside the river. As such, it is relatively low maintenance. At the far end is a pretty stone bridge. This is a really magical spot for grandchildren to play or to walk the dogs. The current owners’ older children have done some canoeing along the river.
12.5 x 6.5m Swimming pool.
Chlorine filtration system, side roman steps. A new sand-coloured liner was fitted in 2016 as well as new skimmmers and pipework. It’s a beautiful large pool and a must-have during the scorching Summer months.
Free-standing garage with windows – situated across the road from the house. Was previously used as an Artist’s studio.
Parking for a couple of cars across the road from the house.
Heating – Oil fired central heating & open fire in kitchen
Drainage – Septic Tank
Taxe Fonciere – 750€ (annum) per annum
Taxe d’Habitation – 730€ (approx.) per annum
3 minutes to small village with ‘Depot de pain’ – bread delivery
10 minutes to Miramont-de-Guyenne with it’s weekly market, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, doctors, vets, schools and surrounding Expat community. There are also several Summer Festivities including a Weekly Live Music Night and a renowned local, Performing Arts Street Festival.
20 minutes from the beautiful bastide of Eymet.