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Mill Uzès (30)

Price: € 1,595,000
  • Surface 855 m2
  • Rooms 20 
  • Bedrooms 19 
  • Land 5.7 ha

An old mill from the Middle-Ages, amidst meadows and woods, on the banks of the river CÚze to the north of UzÚs.
35 minutes from UzÚs, 20 minutes from the motorways, 45 minutes from Avignon with its TGV train station and an hour from Nîmes (TGV train station and airport). On the banks of the river CÚze and just a stone’s throw from La-Roque-sur-CÚze, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, and the renowned Sautadet waterfalls.
Up until the French Revolution, monks from Valbonne’s Carthusian monastery (founded in the 12th century a few leagues further north) operated a large flour mill and a fuller (wool and skins), downstream from the Sautadet waterfalls at the southern end of a meander of the river CÚze (tributary of the Rhone with its source in the Cevennes mountains).
The monks’ mill was surrounded by several hectares of land, where they cultivated wheat, olive trees and vines. This property currently extends over almost six continuous hectares.
Skirted to the north by a narrow road used but by several local residents, it has two entrances, both closed by tall gates, one in the midst of the woods on the east side and the other to the west opening on to vast meadows.
The buildings, having resisted the vagaries of the water and time, are composed of two separate buildings, on the one hand, a mill and, on the other, a building once used as a workshop and a warehouse. The natural slope of the land has been fashioned into terracing, supported on robust dressed stone walls. The mill, built on the left bank of the river CÚze, stands perpendicular to the waterside. Spanning four levels, it runs from the edge of the river to the cultivated land which extends northwards. The second 2-storey building stands a good distance from the river, along the second level of terracing. All the buildings are currently set out around a pleasantly shady, south-facing courtyard, delimited on the north and west sides by the two buildings.
The millThis mill, a tall, quadrangular construction built in a north-south direction, is the result of several construction phases. Its walls are constructed from limestone blocks, roughly hewn on one side. They feature openings on the lower section and aligned windows on the upper floors. Its Roman tile roof is divided into two sections, each with three slopes in keeping with two distinct altitudes. Modified numerous times over the centuries in accordance with technological developments, this mill bears witness to two operating periods, the first being prior to the 17th century. The constructions were then set back off of the bank and the mill was fitted with a paddlewheel (mounted on a horizontal camshaft). The second phase (clearly visible from the east and west walls which have traces of sword blows) bears witness to an extension, spanning the bank and housing a mechanism comprising a horizontal wheel with a vertical shaft which directly transmitted the driving force to the grinding stones; some features of which still remain.
Lower Level 1
The lower section of the mill still features a high barrel-vaulted room, still housing a grinding stone. The channel built parallel to the river is still partially visible. It fed two inlets, fitted with overflow outlets, against the lower section on the west side of the mill. The channelled water poured under the room in the “wet” part, driving the mechanism which then turned the grinding stone in the upper room. It exited from the mill downstream back into the river. Some landscaping on the terracing extending eastwards indicates a possible simultaneous use of the channel to drive another mechanism, of which however not enough elements remain to explain its precise nature.
Cellar
Two cellars constitute a half-level between the room housing the grinding stones and the river-level above. They must have had a 


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In detail

    • Surface 855 m2
    • Rooms 20
    • Bedrooms 19
    • Land 5.7 ha
    • Construction N/A*
    • Parking N/A*
    • Bathrooms N/A*
    • Toilets N/A*
    • Exposure N/A*
    • Heating N/A*
    • Kitchen N/A*
  • Energy Performance Certificate

    in KWhPE/m²/year

    D (226)
    • A ≤ 50
    • B 51 to 90
    • C 91 to 150
    • D 151 to 230
    • E 231 to 330
    • F 331 to 450
    • G > 451

    GreenHouse Gas emission

    in CO2eqkg/m²/year

    E (47)
    • A ≤ 5
    • B 6 to 10
    • C 11 to 20
    • D 21 to 35
    • E 36 to 55
    • F 56 to 80
    • G > 80

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