Mesmerising 17th Century Mill in a hidden valley near Najac with mill pond and 11 acres of woodland
An enchanting and quirky 18th century mill owner’s house which nestles in a tranquil and magical valley.
The property is surrounded by 11 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and includes a swimming lake, waterfall, woodlands, lawns and terraces. Breathtaking beauty and tranquillity.
This is fantastic house full of interesting features and a delight to view.
In 2000 the mill house was professionally extended and renovated to a very high standard under the direction of an architect.
The house now has a large living room with the original 17th century fireplace, a library with specially designed wood burning stove, a sitting room with floor to ceiling glass leading on to a 25m² terrace which overlooks the lake, an office/studio and a well fitted kitchen.
It has a main bedroom suite with its own office and private terrace, an en suite guest room and a further suite of rooms comprising a large sitting room, (which could be used for additional bedroom space), a separate double bedroom and bathroom.
There is a vaulted wine cellar, a garden store, a large dry workshop with storage area and laundry.
The gardens slope down to the lake and are planted with trees, flowers and shrubs. There are four terraces: by the lake, the waterfall, the house and the office, providing the choice of sun or shade.
The property is heated by the wood burning fires, oil central heating and solar heating. There is broadband and satellite television and water from a private source is purified through a micro-filtration and Uv disinfection system.
Although the house is “far from the madding crowd” there are many interesting medieval towns and villages within easy reach, including Cordes, Najac, Villefranche de Rouergue and St Antonin Noble Val.
On the ground floor you will find:
Guest bedroom : 25m2 with spot lights, currently used as an artists studio with a craftsman made l-shaped sofa, attached is an en-suite shower room 6.88m2
Cave 1 : 22.44m2 with chapee oil boiler, washing machine point and sink
Cave 2 : 16.4m2 Store
Cave 3 : Wine store
Cave 4 : 5.73m2 mower and garden tool store with vaulted ceiling
A short flight of stairs takes you to:
A delightful sunny lounge 24.94m2 (L-shaped) with a feature BBQ deck 17.4m2, surrounded by cast iron railings and using the old stone fireplace.
The master bedroom suite 18.53m2 with double height ceiling to ridge of the roof, with inbuilt wardrobes, with a flight of stairs up to a mezzanine office or another bedroom 15.3m2 with access to a private terrace, and an internal Juliet balcony overlooking the music room and dining room. The master en-suite bathroom 10.41m2 has a whirlpool bath, shower, double wash-hand basins, WC.
From the entrance lounge a door takes you through to the
Music room / dining room : 46.63m2 with built in cupboards, feature fireplace, a double height room in part with flight of stairs up to the guest suites.
Kitchen : 10.34m2 with a range of limed built in units, dishwasher, hob, laminated worktop and tiled back splash, with a door onto a breakfast balcony.
Old kitchen : 5.53m2 (max) with stone evier and barrel vaulted ceiling, storage cupboard.
Library : 22.83m2 with a beautiful quarry tiled floor, a range of built in bookcases, door to one of the many terraces and a fantastic fireplace with a specially commissioned fireplace insert.
From the music room, a flight of stairs takes you to:
Large upstairs landing/tv lounge : 26.05m2 with a range of built in shelving, oak feature beams as part of the roof structure, a truly magical den of a room.
Sleeping area : located above the old kitchen 6.13m2
Bedroom : 24.54 m2 (max floor area) with limed pine ceiling and oak beams.
Large shower room : with twin built in sinks, WC and shower.
There is a possibility of creating further bedrooms, the 3 bedrooms listing belies the fact that there at least two further areas which can be used for beds.
Below the mill pond in which a deck for a BBQ, and steps into the water have been created, is a further ruined mill is located. This could be re roofed, or turned into an enclosed natural pool fed by the stream. The owners had considered plans for this option.
- Property type
- Mill - Water/Wind
- Special class
- Country Seat
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- Plot size
- 45,907 m²
- Total living area
- 235 m²
- All bathrooms
- Double glazing