Lovely equestrian property offering a 4 bedroom family home in a former mill with open barn and hangar, 3 stables, pond in 3 hectares in a hamlet near Loudun.
In 3 hectares, this former mill dating back to 1485 has been renovated by the sellers who have created a comfortable family home with 4 bedrooms. They have indulged their passion for cinema by creating a movie theater, adding an extra dimension to the home.
The sellers previously had a livery on the property and still had horses. There are three stables (it is possible to reconvert a workshop that would add two more), a sand school and paddocks, one with a shelter.
Entering directly into the kitchen/dining room (49m2), you eye is immediately drawn to the statement metal staircase in front of you. To the right, the kitchen is at the rear of the room with two armoire-style cupboards and the dining area to the front.
Under the stairs is a WC. On the far wall, is a striking feature fireplace and woodburning stove. There is a window to the front and door to the rear.
Continuing through to the right is the living room (29m2) with fireplace, two armoire-style cupboards, a window to the rear and door to the front. To the left of the front door is the library/study (22m2) which could equally be used as a formal dining room. It has windows to the front and rear. The ground floor has the same tiles throughout and the rooms have lovely proportions.
Upstairs, to the left, the first bedroom (13m2) has a bulls eye window to the side and window looking to the rear of the property. To the right, a corridor leads passed a WC and down to the shower room (8m2) with window to the front. Next to this is the second bedroom (9.5m2), used by the current owners as an office with a window to the front. Back to the landing and continuing to the right along a corridor, there are built-in cupboards. The third bedroom (13m2) has a built in cupboard and window to the front.
The master bedroom (29m2) has a fireplace and windows to the front and rear. Back down in the kitchen and through the door to the rear, a glass conservatory links the main house to the outbuilding.
Down the staircase, you can access the basement below the house which is divided into three areas – a workshop (22m2), laundry and storage space (47m2), store room and wine cellar (29m2).
The property benefits from having a water softener.
Back in the conservatory, a doorway takes you into the outbuilding. The first room (19m2) has been used as a games room/gym and store room by the current owners.
The second has been converted to a cinema space (46m2) with original cinema seats.
Outside, at the end and attached to this outbuilding, there are three stables, and two open barns, one used for storing hay. Two further stables are being used as a workshop but could be reused to add a further two boxes, if required.
Access to the rear of the property is through a double height covered gateway with automated gates which runs to the side of the house and into the courtyard between these buildings. Continuing passed the three stables, there is a sand school to your right.
To the left, over a bridge which the old mill stream flows under, the garden runs to the side and round to the front of the house. The mill stream flows into a pond.
There is a second school and fields for the horses and an additional field is across the road from the property. All pathways within the grounds are well maintained. A local artisan has made the bridge, well and garden gate in iron.
Saumur, home to the national school of horse riding, Le Cadre Noir, is less than 40 minutes away. The area is rich in history, with Richelieu, the historic walled town named after the infamous Cardinal and Chinon, a very pretty medieval town bordering the beautiful river Vienne and famous for its chateau which dominates the town below cloe by.
It benefits from a healthy tourist industry being close to many of the chateaux of the Loire. For gourmets, there are numerous vineyards with wonderful wines and other local delicacies to try like white asparagus, goats cheese and truffles.
With excellent transport links, the property is less than an hour from both Tours and Poitiers airports with regular flights to London Stansted. The TGV to Paris takes a hour from Tours and 1 hour 20 minutes from Chatellerault and it is around 3 hours from the Brittany Ferry port at Caen Ouistreham.
- Type Onroerend Goed
- Molen - Watermolen/Windmolen
- Hippisch - Paarden
- Grond 1-5 HA
- 30.488 m²
- 228 m²
- Dubbele beglazing