Stunning Former Watermill in the Correze
|Land Surface Area:||9785m2|
A unique property with many lovely features, offering seclusion with river frontage and mill stream set in the beautiful Limousin countryside. However the Mill is not isolated being just 3 km from the village of Perpezac le Noir with usual amenities, and less than 10 minutes drive to the A20 motorway (Paris/Toulouse). The original mill was built in 1628 and a working mill stood on the site until early in the 20th century.
It is offered for sale at €340,000.
The Mill is approached by a driveway which leads into a large private parking area (approx 8 cars). This leads to a large enclosed gated entrance which once inside gives you complete seclusion and privacy. It certainly has the WOW factor as you look around. The main house stands proud at the far side of a large gravel area. To the left as you walk in there is a garage, original bread oven and an apple press which I am sure were very active in their day.
To the right of the main entrance you cross a small bridge over the mil stream and there is a large studio/bedroom 4 which is light and airy.
The main house is accessed by stone steps to a pretty stone terrace, a nice cool place for coffee in the summer. Then on to a long south facing terrace with two accesses to the house.
The ground floor is completely open plan with a huge lounge area and feature inglenook fireplace at one end with a large woodburner. There is a glass door out onto the terrace. The lounge is divided from the kitchen area by an imposing oak staircase leading to the first floor. In addition there is a large built in double storage cupboard.
The kitchen units are hand painted in champagne with a deep pink tiled work surface. There is a double electric oven, ceramic hob, Bosch dishwasher and integral tall fridge/freezer. The kitchen leads to the dining area wth its large windows on two sides overlooking the river, weir, decked area and swimming pool There is also a downstairs WC/cloakroom.
The wide oak staircase heads to a long wide landing area with a large storage cupboard. There are three double bedrooms. The master bedroom has french windows which lead to a Juliet balcony with views to the river, weir and pool, and has an en-suite shower and WC. There is also a fitted wardrobe. The second bedroom faces south and is a good size, and the third has two huge built in double cupboards/wardrobes. There is a family bathroom off the hallway, containing bath with hand-held shower spray on the taps, basin and WC.
The water supply to the house is from a Spring, which has been tested and is fine for drinking. The heating throughout is electric designed for any future owner to use the force of the river to create their own electricity, and therefore be completely self sufficient in terms of energy. The property also operates a small water treatment plant.
Below the main house there is a workshop and huge utility room with plenty of storage space.
Returning back outside, there is a wooden bridge which leads over the mill stream to an island which contains the swimming pool (11 x 5 metres) with roman steps and is the main entertainment area. There is a decked terrace overlooking the weir with the original gate machinery still in place. A lovely place to sit in the evening and watch the sun go down. You might even see a kingfisher!
Keep to the left of the mill stream and you walk along the bank into the formal garden, laid out in a cross with a flower bed in the centre. There is a small pond and bridge overlooking the weir. Many mature shrubs line the garden which are a haven for butterflies in the late spring and summer. Walk through the garden and you come to the meadow which is kept fairly natural to attract the wild life to the river. In all there is around 260 metres of river frontage. The River Brezou is sourced by a lake in Seilhac and leads eventually into the Vezere River. Total land area is 9786 sq. metres. Many more photos – please email.
- Electric Heating
- Internet Connection
- Off Street Parking
- Swimming Pool
- Telephone Connection
- Utilities Connection
- Utility Room
- Water Connection
- Wood Burner