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Renovated 3 Bed Mill with Carp & Trout Lake for sale in Normandy, France

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Ancient Mostly Renovated Mill Owners House & Mill, in a beautiful tranquil wooded valley with its own Carp & Trout Lake, plus permission for a 2nd larger lake. Located near the Town of Falaise, in the Calvados region of Normandy, France.

Now Reduced By Euro 10,000 to Euro 160,000 & No Agents Fee To Pay
Le Moulin Des Loges

Renovated 3 Bed Mill with Carp & Trout Lake in France in Normandy, FranceProperty Details:                             

The Mill is newly re-roofed in slate, newly re-pointed with lime mortar, south facing, 3 double bedroom, stone built property, the front of the mill has a blue wisteria and Grape vine growing across it, with perennial flower beds, original Victorian coloured glass lantern above the stable door, two ancient carriage lanterns to the French doors, the step to the French doors has a mosaic (made by us) saying Bienvenue & the step to the stable door has a mosaic saying welcome.

Entering through the Double Glazed wooden French doors gives access to the Living room, this room measures 17 foot 4 inch x 19 foot, this room contains a Villager AHI wood burning fire with back boiler, set in to a real carved stone fire surround, the fire supplies the hot water & the heating for the 8 radiators. To each side of the fire are raised wooden shelves used to store logs, this room has 5 electric plug sockets,1 telephone socket, 1 double satellite TV socket & 1 Broadband via satellite socket, it also contains the Resol Solar controller for the Solar system. lighting is supplied by a new chrome 3 LED bulb spotlight

All the walls & roof in the Mill (including the internal breezeblock walls) have been insulated with 6 inch of new rockwool type insulation.

To the rear is a new double glazed wooden framed window.

To the left are the glazed swing double original art nouveau doors giving access to the dining/home office room.

Dining/Home office room
This room measures 9 foot x 7 foot 6 inch, it contains a new wooden framed double glazed window to the front, 3 electric plug sockets, an original cast steel radiator with thermostatic valve, chrome spotlight with 3 LED bulbs, to the rear of this room is the downstairs cloakroom. This room only requires Floor & Ceiling covering.

Cloakroom
This room measures 7 foot 6 inch x 4 foot 5 inch, the lower walls have been clad with painted wooden cladding, the room contains a new pedestal sink(with a unique mosaic splash back, depicting a welsh dragon) and new porcelain toilet & cast steel radiator with thermostatic valve, chrome spotlight with 1 LED bulb.

To the rear is a new double glazed wooden framed window.

From the Dining room leads in to the Kitchen.

Kitchen
This room measures 14 foot x 12 foot 5 inch, Stable door to front, Round wood framed Stained glass window of a galleon to front, lighting by Fluorescent light, 9 plug sockets, stainless steel double sink, modern large double radiator with thermostatic valve, a new double glazed wooden framed window (not yet fitted) this room requires finishing:-floor covering, ceiling cover, plasterboard, kitchen units.

To the rear is the Utility room

Utility Room
This room measures 12 foot 5 inch x 4 foot 8 inch, lighting by new chrome triple spotlight with 3 LED bulbs, 4 plug sockets, plumbing for washing machine and double water filter, this room needs finishing:-Floor covering, ceiling cover, plasterboard.

From the living room, hand-made wooden stairs lead to the 1st floor, the stairs are fitted with a new chrome single spotlight with 1 LED bulb and 5 Blue LED bulbs are set in to the staircase, at the top of the stairs is a wide passageway with velux window and new laminate flooring, to the left is:-

Double bedroom 1
This room measures 17 foot 8 inch x 16 foot, ancient wood beam across the room fitted with 2 x chrome triple spotlights with 6 LED bulbs, 4 plug sockets, large modern double radiator with thermostatic valve, 2 large velux windows, to the front is a stained glass window with a clarice cliff style representation of the mill (made by us) wood clad ceiling, this room requires finishing:- stud walling on two walls, plasterboard. Floor covering, off this room is the solar water cylinder and associated controllers/pipe work.

Double Bedroom 2
This room measures 14 foot x 10 foot, ancient wood beam across the room, fitted with ceiling light with low energy bulb, 4 plug sockets, modern radiator with thermostatic valve, double glazed wooden framed window & bottle window (made from coloured glass bottles by us) wood clad ceiling, wooden laminate flooring. This room is finished to a high standard specification. Leading of this room is access to the

Loft Area
(we call it the wendy room) ceiling light with Low energy bulb, large velux window, this room contains the cold water tank and useful storage space.

Double Bedroom 3
This room measures 11 foot x 11 foot, ancient wood beam across the room, fitted with new triple chrome spotlight with 3 LED bulbs, 4 plug sockets, modern radiator with thermostatic valve, double glazed wood framed window, wooden laminate flooring. Finished to a high specification.

Bathroom
This room measures 9 foot 7 inch  x 5 foot 4 inch, large velux window, ceiling light, original Victorian bath, corner shower with electric thermostatic shower, Pedestal basin & toilet, tiled walls, original antique Brass & copper towel rail radiator, cushion flooring. This room is also finished to a high specification.

External
The Mill is approached by a 1 kilometre lane that is maintained by the local community, entry is through the original steel mill gates painted with hammerite in Green & Gold, on the stone gatepost is a stone sign saying “Le Moulin Des Loges” with a hooked fish below, this leads to the private drive which runs to the mill. The Drive is lined with perennial plants and is lit by 5 LED spotlights operated on a dusk to dawn sensor, to the side of the drive is an area used for storing a trailer or caravan, to the left side of the drive is the

Orchard
This area is walled off with a gated entrance it measures circa 100 feet x 50 feet, the left hand side is planted with Apple, Pear, Kiwi & blackberry, and would be ideal for a Poly tunnel & vegetable Garden if required, the trout stream runs alongside the orchard, next to this is the lake

Lake
The Lake Measures 250 feet x 50 feet, we had this Lake excavated 5 years ago, it is circa 5 foot deep at the deep end and 1 foot deep at the shallow end with an Island in the middle, I stocked the Lake in 2011 with 50 Common, Leather & Crucian carp ,the biggest was about 3 Kilo, but they are growing rapidly on the abundant blood worm in the silt, and actually spawned last year, I also added 2 small Koi & 20 Goldfish last year, the Lake also contains lots of Trout that have been introduced naturally from the stream that feeds the lake. The Lake has 5 overflows fitted so no risk of flooding, last year we planted a large amount of Marginal plants around the lake and on the Island.

The Trout Stream
This runs for circa ½ mile alongside the property, this has lots of small (Max 6 inch) brook/brown trout in it, last year I cleared it of all dead branches/trees along the stream and built 15 small trout pools.  even during last years (2011)drought the stream continued to flow.

Front Lawn
This measures 95 foot x 50 foot, This is laid with grass and 4 Japanese Acers alongside the stream, underneath the Lawn is the septic tank,(The Tank & Pipes were emptied & cleaned 17/04/2013) there is a small bridge across the stream which leads to a cleared area in the woods, which is ideal for dining out on those hot summer days (but this area does not belong to the Mill), On the front lawn is a swimming pool 3.4 metre x 1.2 metre.

1st Back Field
This measures circa ¼ acre and contains a field shelter used for housing the ride on mower etc. & the Borehole used to supply water.

2nd Back Field
This measures circa 2 ½ acres, the Trout stream runs alongside this field, and was used to power the Mills 2 water wheels, this field was originally a Lake, this lake has now silted up, permission has been given by the local Mayor to reinstate this Lake, the field has natural springs on it, so we believe it would not require water from the stream to supply it.

Woodland
At the far end of the 2nd back field is an area of circa 1 acre of woodland that belongs to the mill; this has never been cut, so quite overgrown!

The Mill Ruin at the side of our building (which was the old Mill owners residence) is the ruins of a very Large Flour Mill, this originally had 2 water wheels (not here when purchased) and contains the remains of a large cider press, this building was struck by lightning in the 1980s and only the crumbling external stone walls remain, permission to demolish this building can be easily obtained if required.

To Summarise:

We purchased the Mill 6 ½  years ago, and have spent a lot of time/Effort/money ensuring it has been renovated to a very high standard, We have renovated the Mill to make it very Eco friendly and reduce overheads to a minimum, and not be dependent on Gas/Oil/Water supplies & rising prices.

The Mill has its own water source of a bore hole with pump, so no water Bill.

Own septic tank, so no sewage bill.

Heating & Hot Water by wood burner with back boiler, so no Gas or oil bill.

Mains Electricity.

Cooker works on bottled gas (1 bottle normally last 3 months) and cost Euro 23.

Very Well insulated building & LED or Low energy bulbs fitted.

Solar hot water system installed that just requires the solar panel to be fitted.

South facing Building, so Ideal for solar electric panels to be installed. Today 24/04/2013 it is 35 degrees outside.

Top of the range, Humax HD Freesat Receiver for English TV, & Tooway 8MB (upgradeable if required) Broadband via satellite receiver, available by separate negotiation. So you would have English television & Broadband Internet access from day one (nobody wants to miss Coronation Street!)

Ride on Mower, Chain saws, Petrol Strimmer, Log splitter etc available by separate negotiation.

The French equivalent of Council Tax is Tax Fonciere & Tax Habitation, they are Euro 144 & Euro 203, Total Euro 347 per year

Nearest village Pont Douilly is circa 3.5 Kilometres away, this has a Post office, several bars & Bakers, butchers, petrol station, library, doctors, dentist, etc

The Nearest town Falaise is circa 8 Kilometres away, this has everything you could ever need.

The only reason we are wishing to sell is my poor health.

There are circa 700 photos of the renovation work we have done, hosted on the  Flickr website,

Please email us your Email address for access to these photos.

We have created a “Get You In Pack”, that includes all the information & Maps, that you would need to live here comfortably.

To book an appointment to view the property, please contact us Directly.

If you have any furtherQuestions, please Email us at:- 

Preciousthings111@Yahoo.co.uk

Reduced Sale price of Euro 160,000 + Notaire fees No Agents Fees To Pay

At today’s Exchange rate of £1.00 = Euro 1.17, Euro 165,000 = £141,000


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