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Renovated Mill house with gîte and over an acre



Property reference: SIF - 001570


  • Habitable Space: 198m²
  • Land Area: 4,114m²
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Broadband
  • Gite (or potential)
  • Lake/Stream
  • Off-road parking space
  • Patio/Terrace

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Message From The Seller

After purchasing our properties on our first house hunting visit to Normandy in 2002 you could say almost on a whim and without giving it too much thought we then set about renovating what were two almost derelict buildings. Phase one was to make the cottage habitable for use as a holiday home to be enjoyed by ourselves,family and friends. Phase two as we approached retirement was to fully renovate the former watermill for rental as a gite bringing us an income. We completed the work in 2013 and have operated the Gite successfully since then and continue to do so. Now after 20 years and into our 70s we see the future differently and look to enjoy the fruits of our labours. We fell in love with Le Moulin at first site and have loved our wonderful times there but time moves on and so perhaps should we.

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Renovated Mill house with gîte and over an acre

The Mill and cottage are predominantly double glazed (except one window in the kitchen.  The properties were re-wired and are both completely renovated.  The Mill has a part slate and part shingle roof.  The property offers an ideal home and income possibility. The Mill is successfully rented out and has a lovely Games Room and bar in the basement. The gardens have been set up to be independent and private and the Mill garden benefits from the sound of the stream.  Viewing is recommended to appreciate this property.

The house is tucked away in a quiet position on the outskirts of a village with local shop, café and bar.  It is equidistant at 7km from Mortain and St Hilaire-du-Harcouët.  The sandy beaches on the west coast of Normandy and the scenic coastal footpaths around the Baie du Mont St Michel are all under an hour’s drive away. The coastal towns and beaches of Northern Brittany are also within easy reach and well worth a day trip. The Golf course near Vire is about 30 minutes drive. The house is about 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Caen and around 2 hours from both Cherbourg and Le Havre, around 3 hours from Dieppe and around 5 hours from Calais.  One of the largest regional markets in Normandy is held in St Hilaire each Wednesday morning.

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On the ground floor –

Lounge/Dining Room/Kitchen 7.45 x 6.60m Oak flooring. 3 windows to front, window to west and glazed double doors to east elevations. Wood-burner. Exposed stone walls and beams. Inset spotlights. Range of matching base and wall units including display unit and wine rack. Built-in oven. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Space for free standing fridge/freezer. Stainless steel sinks with mixer tap. Stairs to basement and stairs to first floor.

Shower Room Window to rear elevation. Exposed stone. Fitted shelf. Large corner shower unit with jets. Vanity unit with mirror and light over. Heated towel rail.

On the First Floor –

Mezzanine/Study/Seating Area Wood flooring. Velux window to front elevation. Sloping ceiling. Exposed beams.

Bedroom 1 3.90 x 2.71m Window to east elevation. Laminate flooring. Sloping ceiling. Exposed stone wall and beams.

Bedroom 2 3.90 x 2.68m Window to east elevation. Laminate flooring. Sloping ceiling. Exposed stone wall and beams.

Bathroom 2.71 x 1.31m Velux window to rear elevation. Sloping ceiling. Exposed beams. Tiled floor. WC. Pedestal basin. Bath with tiled surround.

In the Basement –

Games Room 7.45 x 6.60m Concrete floor. Glazed double doors to west elevation opining onto terrace. Exposed beams. Bar. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Cupboard under stairs housing electrics.


River on boundary. The garden is laid to lawn with mature hedges and trees. Partly covered seating area. Patio.  Large parking area for several cars.

Metal shed.


On the ground floor –

Kitchen/Dining Room 4.10 x 3.67m Tiled floor. Partly glazed “stable” door and window to front and window to east elevations. Ceramic sink with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Built-in oven and 4 ring electric hob with extractor over. Telephone socket. Space for free standing fridge/freezer.

Bathroom 3.43 x 1.19m Vanity unit with mirror and light over. WC. Extractor. Tiled floor. Corner bath with shower over.

Lounge 4.10 x 4m Fireplace with raised hearth and wood-burner. Tiled floor. Window and 9′ glazed double doors to south elevation. Exposed beams. Stairs to first floor with storage cupboard under housing hot water cylinder.

On the First Floor –

Landing Laminate flooring.

Bedroom 1 3.48 x 2.82m (max) Velux window to front elevation. Sloping ceiling. Exposed beams. Laminate flooring.

Cloakroom Velux window to front elevation. Hand basin. WC. Sloping ceiling. Laminate4 flooring.

Bedroom 2 3.48 x 3.27m Sloping ceiling. Velux window to front elevation. Exposed beams. Laminate flooring.


Separate access to gravel drive and parking area.

Private garden laid to lawn with patio and outside lighting. Mature shrubs and trees.

Attached garden shed.


Mains  water and electricity are connected are connected to both the Mill and cottage on separate meters.  There is a telephone line to the Cottage. Drainage to two all water septic tanks which were installed in 2004 (cottage) and 2012 (Mill). Heating is provided by a woodburner in each property.  Broadband internet connection in the cottage.


Taxes Foncières : 1,070€ per annum

Taxe d’habitation :

Asking price : 198,500€ including Agency fees of 13,500€. In addition the buyer will pay the Notaire’s fee of 14,700€

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.

Gîte estimated annual energy costs of the dwelling between 1257 € and 1701 € per year
Main house estimated annual energy costs of the dwelling between 1194 € and 1616 € per year
Average energy prices indexed to 01/01/2021 (including subscriptions)

The costs are estimated according to the characteristics of your home and for a standard use on 5 uses (heating, domestic hot water, air conditioning, lighting, auxiliaries)

Information on the risks to which this property is exposed is available on the Géorisques website: (Date of establishment State of Risks and Pollution (ERP): 30/01/2023 )

Property Ref : SIF – 001570

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