Moulin Agen (47)
- 240 m2
- 8 rooms
- 5 bedrooms
An old restored mill, with outbuildings and a large lake, on a 27 ha enclosed forest estate where the borders of the French departments of Gers, Landes and Lot-et-Garonne meet.
This property is in the midst of the Albret region, not far from a historic town, equidistant between Bordeaux and Toulouse, 30 minutes' drive from Agen which has all communication routes, with 3 daily return flights to Paris-Orly, a TGV train station with 3-hour links to Paris and a slip road on to the A62 motorway.
Just a few minutes from a small, pleasant, lively town with numerous shops and amenities as well as hosting markets, fairs and car boot sales.
Visitors have to leave a hamlet and set off down a forest path in order to realise just how much silence surrounds this property. Coming into full view once through the remote-controlled gates, this property is completely enclosed.
A little wooden house, standing at the entrance and spanning two levels, is intended for caretakers. Further along the driveway, automatically illuminated at night, is a clearing, exuding tranquillity, with a fish-filled lake as a backdrop.
Once the miller's house, a large, south-facing, long, traditional farmhouse was built facing the mill and the lake. This construction, no longer in existence, has been replaced by an L-shaped building, reserved for accommodating passing guests, on two sides of a swimming pool.
Lower down and closing the lake, an old mill, was built during the 17th century of dressed stone and quarry stone blocks, topped with a roof covered with Roman tiles, held in place by hooks. A wooden extension, overlooking the lake, has been added to the central section, forming the mill itself. The sunsets to be seen through its picture windows are exceptional. A terrace, laid out on varying, interconnected levels, extends the lounge on one side and the kitchen on the other.
The millThis square-shaped mill, with its waterside extension, stands on the other side of the ford. A first, small entrance hall, known as the boot room for use on rainy days, is also used as a laundry room. It opens into a large living room, a west-facing room steeped in light, looking out over the lake, where it is easy to imagine the sun setting. Picture windows run the full length of the balcony corridor, leading to a series of terraces. This area brings a boat to mind. The omnipresent wood exudes warmth which is reinforced by a fireplace.
With its back to the lake, the main entrance door, in the outside wall of the old mill, is reached via a few steps. The room, forming the very heart of the building and spanning two levels, has been redesigned many times. It is the central area for going up and up again or down and for spreading a musical ambiance throughout the house. With a little lounge now in its lower section, enhanced by a superb rustic fireplace, it adjoins the large, recently renovated kitchen. Both have stone floor tiles and underfloor heating. Illuminated via large windows, the kitchen communicates, on the south side, with a shady terrace, ideal for serving meals on cool summer evenings.
The dining room provides access to a bedroom, with a small east-facing balcony, a shower room and a separate toilet. A white stairway, near the dining room, goes upstairs to a single bedroom under the rafters, with a shower room and toilet.
A few steps lead from the little lounge down to the lowest level and the former site of the millstones where there is a guest bedroom, with a bathroom and toilet. A picture window makes this room independent, giving it access to the parklands where the stream continues downstream. Next to it is an air-conditioned cellar.
A new wood-pellet-fired boiler can be used for heating the house as necessary.
A partial installation of air-conditioning can be used for cooling the living room and a bedroom.
The mill is fitted with a ...
reference : 253785 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 16397273