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The Unique Property
Nr Vouvent, Vendée, France
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A short drive will take
you to the medieval village of Vouvant,
(designated one of the prettiest in France) and Mervant Forest with
it's walks, cycle tracks, large leisure lake and various other
romantic hide away windmill is set just outside a small village. The
only noise comes from the church bells that chime hourly.The sound of
sheep and a couple of cows in the surrounding fields really emphasises
the tranquility of the area.
Built in 1885, this charming property has character and comfort. In
1975 the original workings were removed and the building was changed
from a working Windmill into what can only be very loosly termed a
The full renovation includes, mains electricity, mains water, septic
tank, new roof made from hand crafted Chestnut tiles, Oak floors,
Double glazed Oak windows and shutters, Granite work surfaces in the
kitchen and a modern bathroom with large shower cubicle.
The windmill is arranged on four levels, kitchen on the ground floor,
upstairs is the cosy living room with wood burning stove, a well
equipped bathroom is on level three and the romantic bedroom on the top
There is a good sized garden shed and Barbecue Area (with exterior
lighting) from which the wonderful sunsets can be enjoyed. The Moulin
is classified as a "Monument Historic" and as such cannot be extended
or externally modified.
Situated approximately an hour south of Nantes and an equal distance
inland from the seaside town of La Rochelle where you can sample the
renowned fresh fish and seafood in the many restaurants located by the
beach front. The nearest town to the Moulin is Fontenay Le Comte, the
ancient capital of the Vendee.
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suspended in time
Former manor house of a community of Cistercian nuns established
between 1128 and 1167
Fine "L" shaped house of stone and red brick, tiled roof
Carefully renovated to preserve the integrity of the original
Situated at the north-east corner of a 1.75 acre plot,
affording sheltered south and west facing courtyard.
• 3,000 sq.ft. of accommodation, with a fine oak staircase to
• 1,500 sq.ft. of attic space in good condition, suitable
for conversion to bedrooms.
• 5 existing bedrooms (one of 430 sq.ft.),
• 3 bathrooms (one being installed),
• large kitchen/dining-room with wood-burning stove,
• 3 reception rooms with open fireplaces.
A further wing of 3,760 sq.ft. awaits restoration.
• Exposed oak beams
• Large working fireplaces
• Wine cellar in the original chalk
• Well, 560 feet deep, original wooden mechanism
• Partly uncovered "Oubliette", depth unknown
Documented extensive labyrinth of tunnels beneath the property, used by
British and American airmen in WWII : still unearthed, but we know they
Upper Normandy, France
Very quiet environment, but only
10 minutes from Rouen/Amiens motorway
• 2 hours from the Eurotunnel
• 4 hours from London
• 2 hours from Paris
Sale does not depend on any other transaction