Delightful Mill House with river frontage and island in idyllic setting
The Mill was originally used as a grain mill with 3 wheels, believed to have been built in 1808. It has belonged to the current owners for nearly 50 years. They have profited from the superb environment for many family gatherings. The Mill would now benefit from renovation including the installation of drainage, upgrading of the roof, electrics, windows, heating, etc. if to be used for full time occupation. At the moment there is one mezzanine bedroom but there is potential to create additional bedrooms and a bathroom over the Store Room (8.81 x 7.01m) which would eliminate the risk of occasional flooding in the lower ground floor and basement. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the potential of this stunning property and the rare opportunity it presents.
Local shopping facilities can be found at nearby Campeaux (1.5 kms) with Post Office, Bar, Butcher, Bakery and Grocery store or further afield at Torigini-sur-Vire (14 kms) and Vire (17 kms). The nearest major cities are Saint Lô (25 kms), Bayeux (50 kms) and Caen (62 kms). The local junior school is at Campeaux and senior school is at Le Bény Bocage (5 kms). Hospitals are at Vire and Caen. The nearest airports are at Caen Carpiquet, Deauville (118 kms) and Dinan (127 kms). The ferry ports of Caen Ouistreham (70 kms) and Cherbourg (100 kms) are easily accessible from the A84 Caen to Rennes motorway which is 5 minutes drive away. The famous Viaduc de Soulevre, renowned for bungee jumping is 5 kms away for the house. The UNESCO world heritage site of Mont St Michel is 75 kms and the Normandy landing beaches are about 60kms away.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES :
On the ground floor –
Steps up to :
Kitchen/Dining Room 4.90 x 4.78m Partly glazed door to rear elevation. Napleonic Granite fireplace with raised open hearth. Ceramic sink unit. Solid fuel cooker. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Space for free standing cooker and fridge. Built-in cupboard. Opening to:
Sitting Room 3.91 x 3.20m (overlooking the river) Windows to south and east elevations. Tiled floor.
Lounge 6.20 x 5.26m Glazed double doors and side panels and window to north and window to east elevations. Tiled floor. Exposed stone walls. Part wood panelled walls. Stairs to:
Mezzanine Bedroom 4.09 x 3.34m Wood flooring. Window to north elevation. Sloping ceiling. Exposed beams.
On the lower ground floor –
Bathroom 2.78 x 2.50m (can flood) Obscure glazed window to south and window to east elevations. Tiled floor. Partly sunken bath. Tiled walls. WC. Bidet. Pedestal basin.
Large Room/Store Room 8.81 x7.01m 3 windows to south and 2 windows to north, window and doors to west elevations. Concrete floor. Raised fireplace. Leads down to:
Basement 4.91 x 4.41m Space and plumbing for washing machine. Hot water cylinder. Doors to south elevation.
Double wrought iron gates lead to gravel drive surrounded by graduated and well stocked flower beds and leading to:
Car Port and Wood Store 7.19 x 5.57m Constructed of block under a Fibro cement roof. Attached Garage constructed of block under a tiled roof.
Parking and turning area.
Large stone patio with rockeries.
The garden to the rear is laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs and is on an island by river the river and mill stream. (Can flood occasionally).
36 meters cascade.
Mill stream with wheel.
Mains water and electricity. Heating is provided by a woodburner and solid fuel cooker. There is no septic tank or drainage.
FINANCIAL DETAILS :
Taxes Foncières : 512€ per annum
Taxe d’habitation : Means tested
Asking price : 161,000€ including Agency fees of 11,000€. Notaire’s fee – 12,300€
Please note : All room sizes are approximate. Suzanne in France has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are given or implied.
SIF – 001312