Converted watermill, farmhouse and barn

Villebaudon, Normandy
SOLD

Summary

  • Gite Complex
  • Bedrooms: 13
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Reception rooms: 4
  • Property size: 354 sqm
  • Land size: 10967 sqm
  • Year built: 1800
  • Watermill hamlet
  • Small river, millrace, waterfalls
  • Historical
  • Tranquil open spaces
  • Elemental: trees, rock, water, sky
  • Full of creativity
  • Soaring rockfaces in the quarries
  • Birdsong and flowing water
  • Visiting wild life
  • Great to welcome all visitors!

Details

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a property that is effectively like a watermill hamlet, an ideal retreat. The calm and tranquil surroundings will enhance creativity; listen to the river babbling away, find a shady space under a tree to relax and enjoy the abundance of nature. Located in a small valley near Percy this property offers a main house (the former farmhouse), a large 7 bed gite (the barn) and a smaller 3 bed gite (the converted watermill) all nestled in over two and a half acres of grounds.

Approached via a tree lined driveway, the properties have undergone extensive renovations and whilst they still retain their charm and character they also benefit from modern day essentials such as double glazing and heating.

The property consists of three houses: the Stone House, the Barn or White House, and the Mill.

The Stone House
There is a large open-plan fitted kitchen with built in oven and hob and two sinks, and dining room with exposed stone walls. This is and bright and airy as there are windows on 3 sides.
Study/bedroom with carpet flooring. Bathroom with wc.
Dual aspect lounge with woodburning fire, which has an airy feel to it as it has doors to both the front and rear gardens.
Door to cellar, boiler room, storage room
Oak staircase to sitting room with wooden floor, and beyond it a study, which could also be used as a bedroom, having a wc under the eaves.
Stairs to 2 x Bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, one with en-suite washroom.
Mezzanine with sink and seating area, then oak stairs leading back to the dining room.

The Barn or White House
Spacious building which is configured as follows. On the ground floor there is a large tiled open-plan living area, with fitted kitchen including two sinks and two ovens; with lounge and dining areas, this is a bright and sunny room.
Utility room with door to rear garden, and shower room/wc.
Bedroom with en-suite bathroom, ideal for anyone with limited mobility
Stairs leading to an open corridor and bridge connecting the two sides (originally haylofts).
2 x Double Bedrooms
4 x Single Bedrooms
Large bathroom with wc; large shower room with wc.

The Mill house
This is a relatively small house compared to the other two but it could be increased in size substantially if the basement which currently houses the boiler were to be renovated. At present the configuration of the property is as follows:-
On the ground floor: open-plan fitted kitchen/diner with built in oven and hob,
and lounge with tiled flooring.
Double bedroom with wooden floor.
Wet room with shower and basin, separate wc
Stairs leading to two double bedrooms

Outside
The property has varied aspects which have been well used and give the outside area lots of character. The ruins of the old boulangerie make an unusual sun terrace. Other terraced areas overlook the mill race and waterfall, giving the sound of flowing water to go with the birdsong. The backdrop of the soaring rockface in the two quarries makes a contrast to the garden area. There is an orchard, a well maintained vegetable plot, and a fenced paddock. The walnut tree is over a century old. There is plenty of space for parking, a well, various outbuildings, and a shed for the garden furniture.
The properties benefit from oil fired central heating and double glazing, and the properties are in excellent condition. The property is set in grounds of over one hectare (about 2.5 acres).

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