A beautifully converted former water mill set in three acres of landscaped gardens with a heated swimming pool, four reception rooms, an office, seven bedrooms and five bath/shower rooms across three buildings: the main house, a pigeonnier typical of the region, and a grange, or former barn, which can be rented out independently.
The Main House:
The formal entrance hall opens onto a spacious, high ceilinged conservatory-style salon with large sliding glass doors and windows that overlook the mill race and garden. The floor throughout is tiled, with underfloor heating.
The large, custom-designed kitchen has a central island and fitted cupboards, and would make an ideal base for cookery lessons. It leads onto a larder, a large utilities room, and stairs down to a wine cellar. The back door near the parking area opens into the kitchen. Beyond the kitchen is the dining room and more formal seating area, with a large, open fireplace.
Up a few steps from this seating area is the master bedroom, with ensuite bathroom and a private terrace overlooking the garden. There is a second bedroom, bathroom and separate Wc from the conservatory area. Both bedrooms have garden views.
The old mill room has an annexe which could be further developed.
A curved staircase leads to the restored Pigeonnier, which consists of a study and two bedrooms, all with lovely garden/pool views, and a bathroom.
The grange has a separate entrance as well as a communicating door to the main house. The ground floor is open plan, with a sitting room and spacious kitchen, and there is a ground floor bedroom and bathroom. This level is wheelchair accessible and has underfloor heating. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a bathroom. The grange has successfully been used for holiday lets over several years.
The garden has been landscaped, and a sunken, aquatic garden planted in the mill race. The heated swimming pool is 12 x 6 metres large, and has a beautiful pool-house, built in a style echoing that of the main property, that seats up to ten, with barbecue facilities, a refrigerator and kitchenette, as well as a shower and Wc.
The property is located a short walk from the village of Frayssinet le Gélat, and 10km from the town of Prayssac, with its frequent local farmers’ markets.
The regional capital and old Roman centre Cahors is 33 km away, and has a railway station on the main line to Paris. The nearest airport is Toulouse, with many daily flights from London and European cities. In addition, budget airlines fly into the regional airport of Bergerac, which is an hour and a half away along country roads.
Price € 550,000
Not including notarial fees, registration and land registration fees.
Price / sq metre: €/m² 1,562.50
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