Former Flour Mill with house, annexe and potential to create further accommodation in outbuildings

€346,000  £294,671
Region: Western Loire
Department: Mayenne
Location: Lassay-Les-Chateaux
Bedrooms: 3
Plot Size (m2): 23885
(Area Converter)
Ref No: 208783
Type: Gite/B&B
Date Added: 08/04/2024
Status: Reduced Price
View Map Location
Add to My Properties

Former Flour Mill with house, annexe and potential to create further accommodation in outbuildings set in over 2 hectares with a lake


An opportunity to buy and enhance a piece of French history.  The Mill can be traced back to the 14th and 16th Century and was used as a flour mill and then for production of electricity.
This Mill has water rights and water to the mill, giving it a possibility of being returned to its former glory. In addition, the workshop in the watermill on the ground floor, is the original workshop with all the original tools.

It is situated in a bucolic on a well known walk.  The current owners had planned, amongst other things, to open a tea room, a camping field, a gypsy caravan and cottages and the lake for the public.  At present there is a beautifully fitted kitchen, shower room and cloakroom in the annexe which was planned for use by paying guests.  The owners' accommodation requires finishing and could be divided into house and gîte, if required.  A new septic tank and rainwater drainage system has been built, solar powered heating in the annexe, there are 4 new roofs including the main house.  Exterior landscaping has been done to provide attractive gardens.  There is planning permission for 36 solar panels. Drainage, water and electric have been laid on in all the buildings (except the 2 next to the lake).   Viewing is highly recommended.

The property is situated near the Normandy and Loire Valley border in the Mayenne department. The small character town of Lassay-les-Châteaux is worth a look for several reasons, with its medieval fortress, two ponds, washhouses and granite houses, which all make it unbelievably photogenic.  Lassay castle fort, built in the 14th and 15th centuries, is a remarkable example of medieval military architecture, as shown by the two-storey barbican, small castle, machicolated curtain walls and eight towers. Other undeniable attractions of the town are the rose garden, with 300 varieties of rose, located in the former meadow of the Benedictine convent, and the medieval garden made up of four parts - green carpet, medicinal herb garden, orchard and copse - with the castle's majestic form towering in the background.  The market is held every Wednesday morning.It is 56 km from Laval with its mainline train station which gives easy access to Paris and 419 km from Calais.  The renowned thermal Spa town of Bagnoles-de-lOrne is 11 km away and the larger town of La Ferté-Macé is 17 km.  The UNESCO heritage site of Mont-Saint-Michel is about an hour and a halfs drive.  It is 123 km from the ferry Port at Caen Ouistreham and 187 km from Cherbourg.

 

THE ACCOMMODATION IN THE MAIN HOUSE COMPRISES :

On the Ground Floor -

External steps up to:

Entrance Lobby   Half glazed door.

Cloakroom   Window to north elevation.  WC.  Radiator.

Kitchen/Dining room  6.31 x 3.46m   Window to front and south elevations.  Tiled floor. Fireplace with woodburner.  Range of matching base and wall units.  Space for under-counter fridge.  Double ceramic sink with mixer tap.  Storage area.  Door to stairs to first floor.  Partly glazed double doors to:

Bedroom 1   3.53 x 2.79m   Window to north elevation.  Door to entrance lobby.  Radiator.

Inner Lobby   Tiled floor.  Telephone socket.

Shower room  2.00 x 1.44m   Window to west elevation.  Tiled floor.  Partly tiled walls.  Pedestal basin.  Shower.  Radiator.

"L" shaped Lounge   6.39 3.37m (max)   Window to south and east elevations.  Cupboard housing electrics.  Partly glazed door to north elevation.  Exposed stone wall.  Fireplace with woodburner incorporating back boiler.  Opening to first floor.   Part wood flooring.

On the First Floor  (via stairs from Kitchen/Dining Room) -

Bedroom 2   6.46 x 5.56m   (above main house)   Wood flooring.  2 Velux windows to front,  window to north and 3 Velux windows to rear elevations. Wood flooring.  Partly glazed door/window to front elevation.

On the First Floor (access from Lounge) -

Bedroom 3 6.39 x 3.37 Part glazed door and 2 velux front and 2 velux to the rear.

THE ACCOMMODATION IN THE ANNEXE COMPRISES :

In the Basement -   Concrete floor.  The heating system is run from solar panels and coupled to 3 radiators and under-floor heating.  Hot water tank  Space and plumbing for washing machine.  Glazed door and window to east elevation.  (this system is capable of serving 2 extra buildings.)  Stairs to ground floor.

Cloakroom   Window to east elevation.  Radiator.  WC.  Vanity unit.

On the Ground Floor -

Fitted Kitchen   4.60 x 2.95m   Wood flooring.  2 windows and partly glazed door to west, window to north and 2 Velux windows to east elevations. Wide oak shelf.  Range of matching base units.  Built-in fridge.  4 ring gas hob.  Built-in oven.  Stainless steel sink with mixer tap.  Granite worktops. Radiator.  Door to:

Shower Room   Sloping ceiling.  Velux window to east elevation.  Large shower.  Vanity unit.  Upright radiator.

OUTSIDE :

Attached Garage   4.11 x 4.11m   Steps up to rear garden.  Double wooden doors to front elevation.  Earth floor.  Attached Stable   460 x 3.81m   Concrete floor.  2 doors to front elevation.

Detached Stone Mill Outbuilding   11.28 x 6.28m   On the ground floor: wood flooring.  Window to west and east, 2 windows and partly glazed door to north elevations.  Rolling Mill (for animal feed).  Steps up to full loft over.  Basement   6.94 x 5.80m   Door from external steps. Steps to ground floor.  Window to north elevation.  Attached toilet.

Attached Barn   6.42 x 4.32m   2 doors and window to front elevation.  Hatch to loft over.

Attached 2-storey Barn  7.06 x 6.72m   (suitable to convert to house subject to planning permission) with Bread Oven.

Attached Garage/Workshop   9.65 x 5.35m   Insulated walls and roof. Electric shutter door.  Dome from bread oven.  Partly glazed pedestrian door to south elevation.  (suitable for motor home).  Concrete floor.  Water and electricity.  Mezzanine storage area.

2 further detached outbuildings and lake.

Lower level garden laid to lawn with raised vegetable beds.

SERVICES :

Mains water and electricity connected.  Fibre optic broadband available.  Drainage to an all water septic tank.  2 x woodburners.  Electric hot water cylinder.   Double glazed PVC windows.

FINANCIAL DETAILS :

Taxes Foncières :  749 per annum

Taxe dhabitation : per annum (means tested)

Asking price : 346,000 including Agency fees of 21,000. In addition the buyer will pay the Notaire's fee of 24,300

Please note : All room sizes are approximate.  Agent has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading.  However this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are given or implied.

Estimated annual energy costs of the dwelling between 970 and 1 360 per year

Average energy prices indexed to 01/01/2021 (including subscriptions)

The costs are estimated according to the characteristics of your home and for a standard use on 5 uses (heating, domestic hot water, air conditioning, lighting, auxiliaries).

Information on the environmental risks to which this property is exposed is available with us or on the Géorisques website: www.georisques.gouv.fr 


Home Features: Broadband, Garage, Garden, Gite (or potential), Lake/Stream, Off-road parking space, Outbuildings, Patio/Terrace, Views, Agency fees included

Share This Page

Follow Us!

Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on LinkedIn Follow Us on Instagram

Property Enquiry

(For more info. or to book a viewing - please complete...)

Would you like additional information on the following?


If you know that your purchase is dependent on obtaining a mortgage, it is essential that you speak to French Mortgage expert at the earliest opportunity. Or if you would like to explore the mortgage options available to you - tick the box and we will connect you to our French Mortgage Experts.

You could save thousands on currency transfers to France by using a specialist provider rather than a high-street bank. If you're looking for excellent exchange rates, no transfer fees and exceptional customer service tick the box and we'll introduce you to our currency experts.

Some of our agents require additional information about your French property search before we are able to pass your enquiry to them. If you have already supplied us with these details then please tick box.

(We will only share your details with established French estate agents with whom we collaborate, as part of the necessary process of assisting you to identify suitable French properties. We will also pass your details to our expert partners, if you have indicated you wish to receive information on the availability of French Mortgages or information on obtaining high rates of exchange from GBP to Euro and they will make contact with you and send you relevant information. We will only put you in direct contact with experts who can help guide you through the necessary French property purchasing process. You are not under any obligation to use the services of any of the recommended providers, though should you accept our recommendation the provider is expected to pay us the corresponding Referral Fee. For more information on how we use your information please see our privacy policy).


If you would like more help with your French property search, send us your wish list and we can request that our local agents send you personalised property suggestions.

Your French Property Wish List

Why not set up a property alert? You will hear about new properties matching your search criteria when they are added to the website.

Alert Me!

Quick Search

Nord Pas-de-Calais
44 Properties

Picardy
37 Properties

Upper Normandy
13 Properties

Lower Normandy
459 Properties

Ile-de-France
70 Properties

Champagne-Ardenne
39 Properties

Lorraine
1 Properties

Alsace
1 Properties

Franche-Comte
0 Properties

Burgundy
45 Properties

Centre
75 Properties

Western Loire
89 Properties

Brittany
212 Properties

Corsica
0 Properties

Aquitaine
1151 Properties

Midi-Pyrenees
872 Properties

Languedoc-Roussillon
764 Properties

Provence
494 Properties

Rhone-Alpes
422 Properties

Auvergne
18 Properties

Limousin
374 Properties

Poitou-Charentes
1015 Properties

Search By Ref No / Keyword

Our Partners

Currency Exchange
International Private Finance