Former watermill with delightful garden
This former watermill has spacious accommodation over 3 floors, a large outbuilding and a pretty garden and is just a short distance from the pretty town of Chef Boutonne
The front door opens into the farmhouse style kitchen (21 sq m) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling and fitted units - there is plenty of space for a dining table. To the left of the kitchen a door opens to a reception room (30 sq m - currently used as a living room) with tiled floor, exposed beam ceiling, exposed stone wall and a fireplace.
To the rear of the kitchen a door opens to a hall, to the left of which a door opens to a utility room / WC. To the rear of the hall glazed door opens to the garden.
A wooden staircase rises from the hall to a first floor reception room (26 sq m) with wooden floor, exposed stone wall and large windows overlooking the front garden and the mill stream. To one side of the room a corridor provides access to two bedrooms (14 sq m and 8.5 sq m), the smallest of which has an ensuite shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC). Also off the corridor is a large family bathroom (11 sq m - freestanding bath, shower, wash-basin and WC).
The staircase continues from the first floor reception room to the second floor reception room (20 sq m) with wooden floor, exposed stone wall and an exposed beam ceiling. Off this are two large bedrooms (28 sq m and 19 sq m) both with exposed stone walls and exposed beam ceilings. Also off the reception room is a shower room (shower, wash-basin and WC).
Attached to the house is a former mill cottage (about 40 sq m) next to which is a room (15 sq m) which would have originally housed the water wheel (the mill race runs through the room). These could be renovated (subject to relevant permissions) to provide a delightful guest cottage. The room that has the mill race running through has access to the kitchen in the main house and it could, perhaps, make a wonderful dining room.
To the front of the house, to one corner of the front garden is a large open-sided barn providing useful covered parking and a magical covered summer dining area, as the mill stream passes by.
To the rear of the house is a large barn (about 110 sq m) next to which is another open-sided barn (about 60 sq m). This has its own access from the lane and offers conversion potential (subject to relevant permissions)
The property sits on a plot of 2102 sq m (just over half an acre). To the front is a gravelled parking area next to which is a lawn with flower borders and the mill stream running by. To the rear of the house is a lovely vegetable and flower garden which leads through to a large lawn, bounded to one side by a stream and to the other by the mill stream. The gardens have a number of mature fruit and specimen trees.
This is a delightful property with an original internal layout and charming gardens. It would make a wonderful family home and a really special holiday home.