Tastefully converted and renovated water mill with three bedrooms set in total tranquillity. Please contact Phil Veasey: Tel. +33 (0)7 70 36 30 46, EMail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s an opportunity to acquire a former water mill in an undulating woodland setting of just under five hectares, offering complete tranquillity punctuated only by birdsong and the soothing sound of river-flow. Dating from the 18th Century, it has been most tastefully renovated to provide three bedrooms, a lounge teeming with character with its exposed beams and original granite fireplace and a substantial, well-appointed dining kitchen of some 42m². Lawned gardens to the front and rear, pebbled terraces, an abundance of flora, the small river Kersault flowing alongside and views over fields, all nestled in the Brittany countryside provide a desirable estate in complete and splendid isolation, yet with the amenities essential to daily life just a ten-minute drive away. Don’t miss this opportunity to acquire a haven of peace and serenity!
Floor space: 123m², plot size: approximately 49,400m².
Ground floor: a large fitted dining kitchen, a lounge with corner office space, a laundry / utility room, a separate WC.
First floor: a mezzanine bedroom, en-suite including a WC, two further bedrooms, a shower room and a separate WC.
Heating: a wood-burning fire in the kitchen provides heat to the central heating radiators in the lounge and the two upstairs bedrooms above the lounge, as well as heating the hot water. In addition there is a wood-burning fire in the lounge and electric radiators in the lounge and two main bedrooms. The third, mezzanine bedroom above the kitchen is well-heated by rising warm air from the ‘range’ cooker and the wood-burning fire in the kitchen. There is double glazing throughout, except for one door in the kitchen.
Outside: a large garage / double car port accommodating up to five vehicles including a caravan and camping car, an outbuilding with conversion potential, lawned gardens, pebbled terraces and expansive woodland.
Taxe Foncière for 2018: €376.
LARGE FITTED DINING KITCHEN: the large dining kitchen is fitted in oak and has a central work ‘island’ incorporating two refrigerators (included in the sale) and a number of drawers and shelves. It also offers a ‘range’, wood-burning cooker with three ovens and two large hotplates and provides an effective source of heat to the kitchen. A separate wood-burning fire is in place on the opposite wall to heat the lounge and bedroom radiators as well as the hot water. The kitchen also features a four-hob gas cooker, an electric oven, a double sink (similar to a ‘Butler’ sink and sourced from IKEA), a dishwasher, extensive, tiled worktops, a traditional clothes-drying rack suspended from the ceiling and large, slate-effect ceramic tiles to the floor. The walls and ceiling are in white and the ceiling has recessed spot-lighting. There is also a pantry and a door to access the pebbled terraces to the rear of the house.
Three steps from the kitchen bring you into the pre-lounge area with a cloak cupboard and desk space on the right and a laundry / utility room and WC on the left.
LOUNGE: with bags of character and a very welcoming feel, the lounge has exposed beams and a prominent granite fireplace with a wood-burning fire, walls painted in white, spot lighting, slate-effect floor tiles and access doors to both the front and back of the house.
LAUNDRY ROOM / UTILITY ROOM: with a work counter, a sink, freezer space and shelving as well as space for a tumble dryer and the plumbing for a washing machine.
SEPARATE WC: incorporating an ornate Chinese ‘fountain’-style wash basin.
The two principal bedrooms are situated above the lounge and are accessed from it by a staircase in dark wood which brings you to a landing with space to install a small desk if desired. This part of the house has lots of exposed beams.
BEDROOMS 1 & 2: both are tastefully decorated, bright and airy with some fitted cupboards and a carpeted floor.
SHOWER ROOM: again, tastefully decorated with a tiled shower, a wash basin mounted in its cupboard unit and a large wall mirror.
SEPARATE WC: includes a wash basin.
MEZZANINE BEDROOM 3 (EN-SUITE): accessed by a staircase from the kitchen, the mezzanine bedroom is bright and airy with a few exposed beams, two separate sets of fitted cupboards with sliding doors and a tiled floor. It also features an external door opening onto a small bridge across the mill-race into the woodland. The en-suite is largely tiled in white complemented by green decoration and offers a bath with shower attachment, a quadrant-shaped shower cubicle with a sliding door and a double shower head, and a wash basin mounted on a cupboard unit below, a heated electric towel rail and a WC.
The property benefits from a large, separate garage and double car port within the same structure with an overall floor area of around 100m². The right-hand side is the car port with space for two vehicles including a caravan and offers additional space for storage. The enclosed garage area has a concrete floor, an electricity supply, extensive workshop and storage space as well as space for three cars, including a camping car as one of the doors is 3m in height. In front of the house you will find a stone-built outbuilding of around 25m² which is currently used for storage. It has an electricity supply and offers the potential to convert it to a small guests’ lodging, a studio, a children’s playroom etc.
The lawns to the front and rear of the house are bordered on one side by a path and the narrow river Kersault, which has never presented a problem in terms of flooding during the vendors’ eleven-year tenure nor prior to that to their knowledge (the house is on a level above the river and it flows quite quickly). Between the rear of the house and its lawn there are two pebbled stepped-down terraces which are individually linked to the house by small wooden bridges over the mill-race. At the top end of the terraces there is a further small wooden bridge to access a garden chalet on an elevated level. Beyond the lawn there is a poly-tunnel which is included in the sale.
A fruit-growing enclosure facilitates the production of garden fruits without being nibbled at by birds. There are also hazelnut trees on site and an external, enclosed kennel area which could equally serve as a chicken run.
The tiled roof of the house is in good condition and a satellite dish is in place.
The vendors planted 2,500 willow trees in 2013 and with an abundance of other trees in this woodland setting the property is entirely self-sufficient in terms of wood for heating. A large stock of wood is currently held and is available subject to negotiation although a nominal amount will be left for the purchaser and is included in the sale. A large, mobile log-splitter is also available subject to negotiation with the owners, as is a quad-bike and trailer used for managing the estate.
The property is situated in central Brittany and both the north and south coasts are reachable with an hour, being around 72km / 45 miles away. Extensive amenities can be found in Maël-Carhaix (6.1km / 4 miles), Rostrenen (11.7km / 7 miles) and Carhaix-Plouguer (17.7km / 11 miles) away.
FERRY PORTS AND AIRPORTS:
– Saint Malo ferry port (serving Portsmouth and Jersey): 125km / 78 miles.
– Roscoff ferry port (serving Plymouth and Cork): 97km / 61 miles.
– Dinard airport (www.ryanair.com): 118km / 74 miles.
– Rennes airport (www.flybe.com): 154km / 96 miles.
– Brest airport: 103km / 64 miles.
Ref. M631-22. Price excluding agency fees: €285,305. Agency fees of 4.8% (including TVA) to be paid by the buyer.