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HISTORIC WATERMILL house for sale, part of which dates back to the 14th century. It has been sensitively restored to become a comfortable home in a uniquely attractive setting and is situated close to the village of Dissay-sous-Courcillon approximately halfway between Tours and Le Mans.
The millhouse comprises an impressive entrance hall containing the original mill wheel (not working), a comfortable sitting room with wood burning stove, two large bedrooms and a fully fitted modern kitchen. Two more bedrooms could be easily created by dividing the existing study (bedroom 2 below).
The waterside property stands within extensive grounds of 6,500 square metres with flower borders, meadows, mature trees, river and mill pond. The ruins of the 14th century wall and tower of the ancient Seigneurie provide a dramatic backdrop to this attractive country home, with the constant and relaxing sound of running water. A perfect property for anyone with creativity and historical interests seeking to live in peaceful countryside yet within easy reach by road or rail to Tours, Le Mans, Paris and Caen. Only 15 minutes’ drive to the A28 autoroute and 5 minutes’ drive to a large supermarket. The property is not currently listed.
Entrance and Formal Dining Space (6m x 5m – 30m²) features the original mill wheel and two useful, built in storage cupboards. This attractive space has the potential to be used as a large dining area. One large electric oil-filled radiator. WC and washbasin leading off. Plain terracotta tiled floor continues throughout the whole of the ground floor. Two hardwood double glazed windows south and north facing. Staircase two flights in modern hardwood in good condition leading to the first and second floors. 3 shelved storage cupboards, one containing the electric water tank.
Sitting Room (6m x 5m – 30m²) A large sitting room with wood burning stove set within a stone fireplace. Additional heating is provided by two electric oil-filled radiators. Neutral wall colour, plain terracotta tiled floor, both French and English TV points. One large and one small hardwood double glazed window and door opening on to the front of the property. Several electric sockets with one central and one wall light. The very thick stone walls of the property create a cool space during hot weather.
Kitchen-Diner (4m x 5m – 20m²) fitted with spacious light-oak effect cupboards, drawers and worktops. Electric oven and gas (bottled butane) hob with extractor hood. Cream resin sink and space and plumbing for dishwasher. Numerous electric points. Two large and one small hardwood double glazed windows. Two electric oil-filled radiators and space for large upright fridge freezer. Back door with three steps leading down to the garden. Cat flap.
Master Bedroom (5m x 4m – 20m²) A small lobby leads to the master bedroom with beams. One large and one small hardwood double glazed windows south and west facing respectively. Electric sockets and one oil-filled radiator. Ceramic floor tiles. The bedroom leads to a large…
En-suite Bathroom and Dressing Room (6m x 2m – 12m²) with bath and overhead shower, washbasin, and WC. One large oil-filled radiator. Ceramic floor tiles. There is a small built-in wardrobe and the bathroom itself is large enough for hanging and drying clothes. The washing machine is in the bathroom.
Small shower room (3m x 1m – 3m²) On the first floor landing a small room containing shower, washbasin and WC adjacent to…
Bedroom 2 (6m x 4m – 24m²) This large, light room, with a beamed ceiling, is currently used as a study and library but could be divided to make two further bedrooms. Two hardwood double glazed windows south and north facing. French windows open out on the mill race at the East side of the house. (Safety protection needed). Electric sockets, telephone and Internet connection (Broadband – Fibre Installation soon to be available).
Small landing lobby for extra storage space (3m x 1m – 3m²)
Bedroom 3 (4m x 5.5m – 21m²) A large, light room. Two hardwood double glazed windows one south facing overlooking the original mill fosse, the Château wall and tower, the other west facing window overlooking the fruit trees and the garden. Light oak laminate flooring. Adjacent
Shower Room (2m x 2.5m – 5m²) with shower, washbasin, and WC. Ceramic floor tiles.
Large walk-in storage space on the landing.
The watermill house is in Dissay-sous-Courcillon which is a small commune of the Sarthe Department in the region of Pays de la Loire. The mill property is situated two minutes’ drive from the village centre just off the D338 main road about halfway between Le Mans and Tours. The village has an excellent boulangerie, Post office and a nurse’s surgery. A large supermarket, garden centre, pharmacy and newsagent are 5 minutes’ drive away.
The nearest town is Château du Loir which has a bustling Saturday market, a large indoor/outdoor swimming pool, several restaurants, bars and takeaway food shops. The Roman Catholic church of St Guingalois stands in the centre of the town with its 11th century crypt. The A28 autoroute toll is about 15 minutes’ drive from the property. The railway station at Château du Loir has a good train service between Tours, Le Mans and Caen with easy links to Paris. Dissay-sous Courcillon is within easy reach of many of the famous chateaux and vineyards in the Loire Valley. More information on the locality can be found here
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