Working watermill with 2 living quarters + River views. Maine et Loire

Pays de la Loire, Maine-et-Loire (49)

€650,000 ID: 168822

This impressive mill house commands a truly idyllic spot on the river Loir, on the edge of a charming village in the northern Loire Valley.

A former cardboard box factory, the building dates back to 1850. It is divided into 2 wings which would easily work as spacious accommodation for an extended family, or residence with gîte or guest house.

On the mill wheel side, the 2-bedroom wing has a vast loft-style living / dining / kitchen space overlooking the river.
There is a huge workshop beneath, with garage doors and space to park inside. This double glazed space has a goods lift serving all floors and machinery to produce power from the mill wheel.
The other wing is cosier and has 4 bedrooms, fully fitted kitchen and terraces overlooking the water. The property includes a well-kept garden, large hangar and a separate vegetable plot.

The village has a boulangerie, school and restaurant. The lovely town of Durtal has most amenities and the A11 motorway junction (7km). Angers is at 30km.

It's hard not to be impressed by the vistas from the vast loft-style living space high above the working mill wheel. The two wings both have frontage on the river overlooking the weir, willow trees, and tree-lined paths.

The loft wing comprises:
Ground level:
Entrance hall leading to the workshop : double-glazed, with tall ceilings and working machinery to generate power from the mill wheel; goods lift; a vast space suitable for use as a workshop, studio...numerous possibilities.
Spiral staircase leading to:
On the first floor:
Entrance hall with separate WC, goods lift; Triple-aspect Loft living / dining / kitchen [183m2] with panoramic views of the river; fully-fitted kitchen with large island; (access to the other wing); Bedroom 1 [approx 34m2]with shower room and WC, fitted wardrobes; Bedroom 2 with shower room;

The other wing comprises:
Ground Floor:
Living / Dining Room [34m2] with terraces on both sides and wood burning insert stove which heats the whole wing; Fully-fitted kitchen [18m2]; Bedroom 1 [14.8m2]; Bathroom with WC, basin [9.4m2]. Stairs leading to:
First Floor:
Open office / Study [16m2]; Library / gym with access to the loft side [23m2]; Bedroom 2 [18m2]; Bedroom 3 [14.8m2]; WC and basin [5,4m2].

Beneath both wings: Laundry / Store Room and cellars (all dry and free from damp) and the two water courses.

Outside: Driveway via a bridge over the water course to a small front garden, mature shrubs and the old mill stones; courtyard and parking for 4 or more cars.

This super property is located on the edge of a very charming village, full of period properties and with a restaurant, boulangerie and school. The closest towns are Durtal (7km) and Seiches sur le Loir (10km).

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  • Details

    Property Type
    Mill - Water/Wind
    Total living m2
    440 m²
    Plot size m2
    1,000 m²
    Grounds HA or legal
    Grounds 0-1 HA
  • Room information

    All bathrooms
  • Special features

    • Double glazing
    • Broadband internet
    • Barn
    • Workshop