Immaculately presented and well renovated three storey windmill with further living accommodation attached. 3 gîtes and stunning covered pool set in four acres of magnificent gardens.
St Jean de Monts with all amenities. Nantes 75km. Les Sables d'Olonne 45km. Challans 15km. Perfect sandy beaches nearby.
This is a beautiful and extremely rare property, a real piece of preserved history.
It is currently run as a successful, 4 star rating, chambre d'hôtes/gîte complex. The property is set in four acres of magnificent manicured gardens with a canal running through the middle and a small lake for fishing.
This exceptional windmill dating from 1780 has been completely renovated and has retained the visible working mechanisms - the sails are turned every two years. The property (154m2) comprises on the ground floor a bar with a single door to the garden. Wooden stairs wind up to the first floor sitting room and on to the second floor bedroom. The third floor has exposed roof beams and mechanical parts and is presently used as an office. The main house is adjacent and comprises a very spacious sitting/dining room with an insert fireplace and corner study. There is a fully fitted kitchen, a ground floor bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a spa bath, a utility room and a separate wc. On the first floor there is a further bedroom with ensuite shower room.
The three gîtes all benefit from their private terraces and views out into the gardens.
Gîte 1: comprises a sunny sitting/dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a shower room.
Gîte 2: Sitting /dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms each with an ensuite shower room.
Gîte 3: Sitting room/double bedroom, kitchen, shower room and mezzanine bedroom for three children. Perfect family accommodation.
Heating is provided by electric/ceramic radiators with thermostatic remote controls.
The top of the range in-ground, heated swimming pool (10 x 4.5m) comes complete with a spa therapy at one end, a waterfall cascade and a 'counter-current' swimming device for all swimming enthusiasts. The retractable cover with solar panels is remotely operated to slide open allowing the best of all weathers. There is also a kitchen with an island bar, a shower and a pool filtration room.
The magnificent gardens are extremely well-tended and host a large variety of plants and trees, ornamental and fruit. There is also a greenhouse, wood store, children's cabin and a large double garage - the original windmill sales have been recycled as roof beams! Two septic tanks.
This property is deservedly worth its four star rating. The current owners let the property for just a short season with a good income return. There is definitely scope to increase the revenue making this unique property an incredible investment. Its location in a popular tourist area makes this property definitely one to consider.
- Property type
- Mill - Water/Wind
- Special class
- Guesthouse-bed & breakfast-gites
- Extra info
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- Plot size
- 17,655 m²
- Total living area
- 296 m²
- All bathrooms
- Garage car spaces
- Double glazing
- Swimming pool
- Broadband internet