Dordogne, Lalinde €577,500 Agency fees included
Property reference no:24-14000011-304

Watermills a superb collection of three ancient (18th C) stone buildings - an idyllic spot for water lovers, near Lalinde, Dordogne 24.

Type: Watermills
Land: 6800m2
Living area: 500m2
Bedrooms: 10

Property Description:
Watermills a superb collection of three ancient (18th C) stone buildings - an idyllic spot for water lovers, near Lalinde, Dordogne 24.
The buildings comprise: Millhouse 1 (currently houses two residential units plus the old mill workings)
Millhouse 2 Stone Machinery building/garage)
Newer garage with covered terrace above.
Part renovated with many parts of the original paper mill premises stil unconverted and therefore still useable as such if someone wished to re-instate this type of craft business.
The potential to generate one's own electricity is a true plus point - the river runs constantly and there might even be a tax break/grant aid for installation of equipment to enable this facility.

Riverside Mill buildings set on large park-like garden in a valley in the South Dordogne
The mill leat is beautiful and there is always the sound of the river running past below the buildings.
Ideal situation for gîtes / bed and breakfast (currently part let as gîtes during the summer season) as one can have a sign on the road that passes by which leads to one of the most popular Bastide towns in the south Dordogne.
In fascinating area with many medieval bastide market towns (Lalinde, Beaumont, Monpazier) and within easy reach of Bergerac, Issigeac, Ste Alvère, 20 mins Bergerac airport, 100 mins Bordeaux airport 2 mins to a village with restaurants/ bar/ pharmacy/ general store

Millhouse 1 (approx 280m² x 3 levels) At ground level there is a garage /workshop (approx 48m²) under the terrace Under the main building is a vast cellar/workshop area (approx 280m²)- including the original old mill area with one millstone and the paper paste tanks, plus storage etc First floor level - steps lead up by the side of the garage to the covered terrace from which an entrance door leads to a lobby which gives access to 2 appartments (Appartment 1 = approx 70m² on two levels - 2 bedrooms, one shower WC, Apartment 2 = approx 56m² on two levels - 1 bedroom and 1 shower WC) A little further along the building the original stone steps lead up to the entrance to the main house which is arranged as a single storey home (approx 190m² - 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and 2 WC's - plus large beamed salon dining area with fireplace, and fitted kitchen) These three dwellings are all lettable, having modern facilities ie good bathrooms and WC's and fitted kitchens, and simple decor) On the top floor (reached by the original steep enclosed staircase from the house lobby area) there is the original paper drying area (approx 200m²) The thick stone walls have 8 large 'window spaces' (unglazed but with original large wooden shutters) - the original corded drying racks, with the hooks in the wall, the stools and benches for the personnel to use to reach the highest cords are still in situ - an amazing historical relic of the days when this area was famous for its hand-made paper (there is still one such Mill in the area which produces high quality paper for artwork etc) Attached to the back of Millhouse 1 at the western end is: Ex Machinery Workshop (approx 84m²)now used as a garage and storage An area of garden separates the two Millhouses and through this runs the mill stream which arrives under Millhouse one runs beside the Machinery building (with some of the original workings still in situ) and then runs under Millhouse 2 to eventually rejoin the river via the second area of garden behind this second building (please apply for water flow calculations) Millhouse 2 At ground floor level on the western end of the building up and over doors lead to the large unconverted Garage/Workshop area (approx 66m²) with concrete floor and beams and 4 openings so this could be converted to further accommodation if required, or used for studio/gallery etc A doorway in the new interior partition wall at the end of the garage leads through to the main Millhouse 2 accommodation (on two floors approx 180m² - with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and 2 WC's and a superb large L shaped Lounge Dining Room with insert woodburner fire, new fitted kitchen, one bathroom WC and one shower room and separate entrances on the north and south facing facades. Outside Millhouse 2 is a paved sun terrace with views over its own area of riverside garden and the above ground pool
Floor area: 500m²
Outside: 6800m² flat fertile garden on both north and south sides of these buildings Well (currently not used) Mill leat, island, river banks, mature trees, flowering shrubs, conifers and a small area of vegetable garden - one need never be bored here in this delightful setting and it is a place that attracts holidaymakers who rent the gites in the high summer For anyone wishing to use the building as a Mill there are figures available supplied by the DDAF of the Dordogne The river is known to be one of the cleanest in the area and over many centuries has attracted paper makers - at one time there were 13 such mills in the area. POOLS 1) Main pool 9m x 4.5m with sloping base, only 5 years old (so still with nearly 5 years of valid guarantee period), Alarm, and poolside Desjoyaux filter Pump system (with control panel in the cellar of Millhouse 1) glassfibre construction with tiles Situated in the south facing garden by the side of the entrance driveway and serving Millhouse 1 House and Appartments 2) Above-ground Wood Pool (7.3m x 3.5m) set into the ground on a concrete base, with Acacia wood decking terrace - serves Millhouse 2 The Millleat is a superb feature and between this and the river is the Island with when water levels are very high there is a lovely overflow waterfall At times the river itself is shallow enough at points for older children (or adults!) to paddle in An unusual property which represents excellent value for money and offers scope for a variety of both domestic and professionall uses. Please email for more pictures or information.

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