This recently renovated water mill has 4 bedrooms and is very private with stunning views over your own beautiful lake.
It is absolutely ready to move in and needs no work.
Set in the enchanting Vienne countryside and secluded, but only 4.5 km from the village of Archigny, 7 km from the village of Pleumartin and only 14 km from the popular and touristy spa town of La Roche Posay. For larger towns, Poitiers is about 30 km away and Chatellerault and Chauvigny are both about 20 km.
To reach the property, you turn off the road and carry on down a long drive alongside the lake as the excitement builds. As you come out from under the trees you suddenly see the mill before you. The whole building has been rescued from just the original walls so while it still has the original fireplace inside, most of the walls have been rebuilt or restored and it has a lovely new roof and all mod cons inside.
You come into the main room which is split level and has the original, huge, open fireplace at the far side surrounded by the sitting area, then one step up is the dining area with the corner kitchen incorporated into the space - perfect for simultaneous cooking and socialising. The windows give you an amazing view over the lake. On this floor there is also a convenient loo(and basin) for you and your guests to use without having to go upstairs.
Upstairs are four bedrooms and a bathroom with shower and basin and a separate loo and on the sous-sol (lower ground floor level) is a large garage (room for three cars) a cellar and a utility room and cool store room. The house benefits from a geothermal heating system.
In front of the mill and between the road and the house is the lake which has a surface area of 15,420m² which is nearly 4 acres. The lake is source-fed and it would be possible to harness electricity from this. There are also plenty of fish in the lake. The rest of the land is flat and behind the mill itself - there is a field of about 4 acres where it would be possible to graze horses or sheep (although this area includes the orchard) and a lovely vegetable patch with mature fruit plants like strawberries and raspberries.
This is a lovely part of the Vienne - rolling countryside with intriguing lanes and villages dotted all over the place. Very easy to get to, it is just under 40km from Poitiers airport, 100 km from Tours airport and 117 km from Limoges airport. If you prefer to drive it is only about 360 km from the western channel ports (St Malo, Caen, etc) and about 615 km from Calais.
- Property type
- Mill - Water/Wind
- Special class
- Equestrian - horses
- Extra info
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- Total living area
- 136 m²
- Plot size
- 46,260 m²
- Garage car spaces
- Double glazing
- Broadband internet