Beautiful old, stone watermill, stunning location, walking distance to village with all amenities
Nestled just below the old quarter of the ancient town of Chateauponsac, this elegant, 18th century watermill enjoys pride of place on the banks of the fast flowing river Gartempe.
A short but steep walk from the property, will bring you up to the olde – worlde part of the village, with its cobbled streets, and 12th century church. The network of narrow streets soon opens out into a modern square and the newer part of town, affording all amenities.
This delightful property offers many options to earn extra income, but as a second home, it is the perfect “get away from it all” retreat, a tranquil hide-away, quite simply, a little piece of paradise.
Double French doors lead into the spacious and fully fitted kitchen (15.28m²), which is bright and airy and has a lovely tiled floor. A corridor leads off to the back of the house and off this there is a separate wc and a large bathroom (7.5m²), complete with good sized shower, sink and wc.
A door at the end of the corridor leads out to the garden.
A doorway from the kitchen leads into the spacious lounge/dining room (58m²). This is on two levels, so some separation can be given to the dining room area, though the current owners use the raised level as an office space. The tiled floor continues throughout this room and there is another set of French doors leading outside to the terrace. The room has part exposed stone walls and exposed original beams giving it a full authentic feel and there’s a chimney with wood burner at one end, which is powerful enough to heat the whole house. The property also has reversible air conditioning as a back-up heating system.
Two separate wooden staircases lead up to two separate bedrooms (11.8m² & 7.25m²) , on a mezzanine level, both with original wooden floors and exposed beams.
At the back of the house, there’s a covered terraced area and then a lawned garden slopes gently to the river bank. There’s a small outbuilding, which has been renovated into one bedroom, facing the river and behind this is a small storage space. There’s also an open sided shed affording more storage.
At the front of the house, there’s a second terraced area, and a swimming pool ( 9m x 4m ) which face the river. A bridge then leads over the canal, beside the house, to a third terrace which overlooks the main river Gartempe and the restored Roman bridge. There’s also another large lawned area, which rises gently
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