This superb water mill with fishing lake is in a quiet lane, and nestled in the heart of the Loire Valley.
Just 6km from the very popular tourist destination of the Royal city of Amboise with chateaux, shops, bars and restaurants, plus main line train station. This town is a hive of activity all year round and there is a large market twice weekly along the banks of the Loire River.
The city of Tours with TGV links and airport, served by Ryanair, is just 30km away.
The original building dates back to the 1700s and is believed to have been transformed into a water mill in the mid 1800s, along with seven others in the area.
The whole property, inside and out, has been well renovated and well-maintained.
The beautiful grounds not only offer outstanding views, but peace and tranquility - a private sanctuary.
The main house has an abundance of character and some unusual features - such as the 2 stained glass windows, one of Diane de Poitier, mistress of King Henry II, and the other of the Duke of Guise - unfortunately murdered!
On the ground floor is a utility room and modern kitchen. Next to this is the dining room, which has one of the stained glass windows to the rear and views across the gardens to the front. The living room has a stone fireplace with wood-burning stove, and adjoining this is the sitting room, with views across the lake. The soothing white noise of the water rushing past can be heard in the background.
A solid wooden staircase leads up to the beautiful mezzanine gallery. There is a study area, and a further bedroom/study room overlooking on the dining room below. There is an enormous bedroom full of character with its own private shower room with W.C., plus a dressing room. On this level is another bedroom, family bathroom and separate W.C.
On the second floor there is a mezzanine, two further bedrooms, one with a washbasin and dressing room, a separate shower, and separate W.C.
The apartment is situated above the adjoining double garage. It has a living room, kitchen, shower room, W.C. and two bedrooms.
The house is surrounded by the wonderful grounds. To the rear there is an enormous barn, heated swimming pool, small field, the mill stream and beautiful fishing lake.
The lake is approx. 4 acres in size. It has been completely overhauled and maintained by the current owners, who enlisted the help of the water authorities in France, to ensure the best possible outcome. The blue-green lake has many fish enjoying their healthy habitat - including mirror carp, grass carp, perche, black bass and roach.
To the front of the property is an old stone bake house, with the remains of a bread oven. Renovations were started on the little house that has a new staircase up to the first floor. This would be ideal to convert into a 1-2 bed gîte, and there are already electricity and water connections brought to the site.
As well as the double garage previously mentioned, there is another building with a garage and workshop.
- Property Type
- Mill - Water/Wind
- Category detail
- Total living m2
- 314 m²
- Plot size m2
- 42,600 m²
- Grounds HA or legal
- Grounds 1-5 HA
- All bathrooms
- Swimming pool
- Broadband internet