This beautiful and rare-to-find waterside home is nestled in a valley, on the banks of the River Goire, which runs through the garden and over a barrage making a lovely waterfall. The closest neighbours are a couple of minutes walk away up the hill, behind the house, but otherwise, there is seclusion.
The gardens are extensive with flowerbeds and lawns, a vegetable plot as well as fruit trees and soft fruit bushes. The house comprises of kitchen, dining room and living room, together with three bedrooms and two well-appointed bathrooms, as well as a downstairs cloakroom. The Gite, adjoining the house is made up of a large lounge and kitchen and a very generously-sized dual aspect, ensuite bedroom leading off a Mezzanine. The House and Gite are linked by a Conservatory. The property is beautifully situated and although rural, is conveniently placed, being just a couple of miles from the pretty and active town of Confolens, where there are numerous shops, supermarkets, a weekly market, Schools, Doctors and a hospital.
For those who need easy access to the UK or for visiting family and friends, Limoges with year round low cost flights is just 45 minutes away, whilst Poitiers, a good alternative, is just over an hour. The closest ferry ports are St Malo, Caen or Le Havre all approximately 4hours drive away while Roscoff with sailings to Plymouth or Eire is around 5 hours and the channel tunnel is approx. 7hours drive.
The large dual aspect kitchen, which was only installed in late 2011, has a ceramic hob and built-in oven with an extensive range of shaker-style kitchen units and granite worktops.
The dining room (also dual aspect), has a built in cupboard and leads through to the living room, which has a wood burning stove. The entire ground floor has under-floor heating provided by an environmentally-friendly heat pump.
There are two staircases, the first of which leads up from the dining room to guest accommodation; two bedrooms, a bathroom and airing cupboard.
The second staircase leads upstairs from the hallway outside the living room, to a study/dressing area with a large fitted wardrobe. Off this room there is a luxurious tiled bathroom with electric underfloor heating with timer, a very large walk-in shower, two basins with drawer units and a wall mounted WC. Also leading from the study area is the large master bedroom with exposed roof trusses.
All upstairs rooms have heating units served by the heat pump.
There is a conservatory, which bridges the house and former barn; now converted into a gite. The conservatory has large double-glazed windows looking out into the garden and is perfect for frost tender or indoor plants and provides a perfect spot for a cup of coffee on those cooler days of the year.
The gite has a large living room with a wood burner. There is also a large kitchen/diner with ceramic hob and built-in units and French windows opening on to the sunny frontage. Upstairs there is a mezzanine with storage, a double bedroom with dual aspect, shower, double basin unit and separate WC. The gite has its own independent hot water supply making it suitable for independent living or for letting
Outside: There is a water mill situated on the edge of the river, which could be converted into separate accommodation (subject to any required permissions); presently having three floors. There is a covered wood store and a workshop adjoining.
Workshop – 4.00m x 5.65m
Mill – Floor 1 – 5.80m x 11.00m
- Floor 2 – 5.80m X 11.00m
- Floor 3 – 5.80m x 11.00m
Mezzanine over wood store – 4.70m x 3.80m
Wood store - 8.40m x 3.80m
The entire property has been renovated recently. The house has been totally rewired and the heat pump installed to ensure background warmth throughout the colder months – and a fire only for those cosy nights in.
Walls have been insulated and bathrooms re-configured and tiled to provide modern luxury.
Approx. Room Measurements:
Kitchen: 20.74 m2
Bedroom/En Suite: 26.77m2
Mezzanine: 6.12m2 + 11.59m2
Conservatory 25.60 m2
Cellar: 12.22 m2
Corridors & WC: 1.22m2 + 2.18m2 + 3.76m2
Millers (main home)
Study/Dressing room: 7.95m2
Master bedroom: 17.75m2
Master bathroom: 9.56 m2
Guest bedroom 1: 14.08m2
Guest bedroom 2: 11.05m2
Guest bathroom: 5.29m2
Dining room: 22.21m2
Garden / Outside – The environs of the Moulin consist of a sloping pasture on which sheep have been grazed, a large riverside lawn, a large fenced paddock and an small wooded area on the other side of the river. There is also a vegetable garden and several soft fruit trees. A wood store attached to the Mill provides undercover parking and there is ample space for parking several vehicles.
Size of land - 5800m2 – Approx. 1.3 Acres
The property benefits from
Double glazed / Central heating- air pump (underfloor heating to Lounge, Dining Room and Kitchen and radiators to all bedrooms and landing and study/dressing area. Master bathroom has electric underfloor heating. Fire place / exposed stone / beams / tiled floors/ feature glass display cupboard.
DPE – Energy Rating
D 174 Kwhrs PA pm2 / CO2 – A 5 krgms PA pm2.
Confolens – (3Kms) – Hospital (including A & E), Doctors, Dentists, 4 Supermarkets, DIY Supermarket, Weekly market, Junior and Senior Schools, Numerous town centre shops, hotels, bars and restaurants (including an English Fish and Chip shop.
Within 1 hour of the property are the Lakes of the High Charente, Roman ruins, Route of Richard Couer de Lion. Race of the Ramparts Angouleme, Race track with annual Ferrari event, about 30kms away, Futurscope Theme Park, coast at 2hrs.