Beautiful riverside property with equestrian facilities and potential for B&B close to Melle
Five bedroomed detached stone property home situated in the grounds of an original watermill, with mill run and river frontage, paddocks and stabling, large outbuilding and gardens. Only 65 km from Poitiers Airport and 95 km from La Rochelle and the Atlantic coast.
This fabulous south facing property is situated at the end of a no through road and is approached by a small chemin, leading to ample gravelled parking areas.
The house is surrounded by its own gardens and pasture land but the coup de coeur has to be the river and babbling mill run which flow to the front of the property.
Enter the house through double doors which lead you to the well fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room with utility room off (40m²) This forms the central part of the house. From here the spacious Living Room (40m²) can be accessed in one direction, with wood burner and two French windows opening to the front of the property.
Doorway leading to hall with staircase to first floor and useful storage and cloaks cupboards, and access to the original kitchen (20m²) which can very easily be reinstated. In the other direction there is a doorway to the large Dining Room (56m²) with wood burner, wooden floor and staircase leading to first floor. A useful ground floor shower room is accessed from the dining room, being a huge benefit after those lazy afternoons by the pool.
Approaching the first floor from the rear hall staircase, there is a lovely landing giving access to the family bathroom and three bedrooms. Archway leading to useful library/office area, leading to master bedroom (35m²) with en suite bathroom. All of the bedrooms are south facing and overlook the lovely garden and river. From the main bedroom a second landing area can be accessed, which leads to a large study (24m²) and a further bedroom (24m²).
This comfortable family home is centrally heated and has the benefit of broadband internet access.
At the front of the property the remains of the original mill building can be found and there is the original bread oven and small terraced area alongside the mill run, perfect for those idyllic summer afternoons.
The established riverside garden is set mainly to the front of the property and leads to an area of woodland and ample pasture for equestrian use.
At the front of the house there is a swimming pool and an area of decking which is beautifully shaded under the willow trees.
At one end of the house there is an attached garage with boiler/storage room.
To the rear, there is a recently built workshop (226m²) which incorporates three loose boxes and tack room. There is a sand schooling arena for the horses.
There are miles of tracks in the vicinity for traffic free horse riding, walking and cycling. As well as the equestrian use, this property lends itself perfectly to B&B accommodation.Nearest shops and services are only 12 minutes away.
- Property type
- Mill - Water/Wind
- Special class
- Equestrian - horses
- Extra info
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- Plot size
- 25,639 m²
- Total living area
- 284 m²
- All bathrooms
- Double glazing
- Broadband internet
- Swimming pool