Mill house and barn in the Dordogne, France

Mill house and barn in the Dordogne, France

Renovated mill house, two barns, swimming pool and land near Limoges and Perigueux

Converted three / four bedroom stone mill house with two attached unconverted barns and swimming pool set amidst over five hectares of garden, meadow and forest on the border of the Dordogne and Haute Vienne in France

Stone mill house, circa 1900, with two attached barns, a small outbuilding and ruin of the former mill, idyllically situated on 5.35 hectares of gardens, meadows and forest.

The house was featured in the August 2001 edition of Country Homes and Interiors magazine. It has been sympathetically renovated to retain its original features, although is still has plenty of scope for further development, and offers spacious accommodation over three floors.

On the ground floor there is a bedroom with fireplace and built-in original oak and chestnut wardrobe, bathroom with claw-foot bath, and a large kitchen / dining room featuring an enormous fireplace, stone bench with wooden bench-top, beautiful stone floor, oak beams and French doors.

An oak staircase leads to two spacious rooms on the first floor, one with fireplace and offering lovely views of the river and property from each window. Wide oak floorboards and exposed timber in the dividing wall, plus exposed stone on the back wall and oak beams lend an abundance of rustic character to these rooms.

Another oak staircase leads to the attic, offering a further two bedrooms with exposed timber framework and a toilet / shower room.

Terraced areas surrounding the house are perfect for barbeques and entertaining, with lovely gardens, including a large vegetable patch and various fruit and nut trees.

The barns offer potential for further accommodation or holiday apartments if converted.

The house is very soundly and solidly constructed with 80cm thick walls, a good roof and is south-facing.

The property is bordered by a beautiful river, perfect for fishing, which divides the departments of Haute Vienne and Dordogne.

There is also a well on the property and the in-ground pool with Roman end measures 10 x 15 metres.

The land is very picturesque with silver-barked poplars lining the river bank and large chestnut, oak, cherry and birch trees in the forest. The fields are lush and green year-round – a paradise for animal and nature lovers.

The house is completely isolated with no neighbours, but the well serviced town of St-Yrieix-la-Perche with large supermarkets, schools, good restaurants, weekly market, hospital and health services, cinema, cultural centre and diverse shops, is only 7km away, while the cities of Limoges and Périgueux are 40km and 65km easy drive respectively.

There is a phone line to the property and broadband ADSL Internet. We also have mains electricity and water.

The area is very popular with tourists and there are countless chateaux and places of interest in the region. Limoges airport, serviced by budget airline Ryan Air, offers daily flights to London Stansted.

This region is friendly and welcoming and it is a very safe environment in which to live. We have found it surprisingly easy to establish a large circle of friends and contacts in this active community. It is with regret that we are leaving France to return to Germany due to the increasing commitment which our business demands.
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