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3 bedroom house for sale

CARELLES, 53120, France


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Key features:

  • 158 m²
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms

Full description:

This beautiful former water mill has been tastefully renovated by local artisans to offer all modern comforts whilst retaining the many period features and charming character of the property. With only the lower ground floor requiring finishing. Set in an idyllic, tranquil location with almost 3.5 acres the property also offers a barn, bake house with bread oven and private drive. The river Ernée meanders through the land.

This delightful mill is located at the end of a small country lane, serving only one other property. The private driveway continues down to the property, following the original access route the bake house and barn, and onto the mill house itself. The mill house has been extensively and sympathetically renovated and offers a harmonious mix of modern comforts with traditional period features, skilfully created by local artisans.

The river Ernée, a tributary of the river Mayenne, a renowned local trout river, skirts the property and separates the two fields from the gardens.

The main entrance door leads into the entrance hall via the original oak door and gives onto all rooms on the ground floor. The heavily beamed living room provides an exposed stone wall, exposed beams and timbers and a granite feature fireplace with wood burner. The fully fitted and equipped kitchen offers views overlooking the river. The entrance hall also offers onto a cloakroom with separate WC.

The oak staircase gives onto the first-floor landing with original oak framework that supported the old mill wheel. This large landing area would be ideal for a study/home office and leads onto the master bedroom built into the eaves. This bright room provides dual aspect dormer windows, exposed timbers, and a separate dressing room. The landing further offers onto the bathroom, again built under the eaves.

A tiled staircase further leads from the entrance hall to the lower ground floor, requiring some renovation. This floor offers two south-facing bedrooms with French doors opening onto the garden, a shower room and a bathroom, both with plumbing for WC?s too.

The property boasts wooden double glazing throughout, with external shutters to all windows. Broadband is available and a satellite dish is in place. All mains services are connected with the exception of drainage, being an individual drainage system, which has been recently installed and conforms to the latest norms.

The mill house offers pleasant views over woodland, pasture, the river and its own garden, and is in a very peaceful situation. The property also offers the original bake house with bread oven which requires some repairs to the roof. The barn is in good condition and has previously obtained planning permission for conversion into habitation, however this permission has now lapsed. The grounds are mainly laid to lawn, however offer an orchard, mature trees and shrubs, a small wooded area and a large pond.

Energy efficiency: E / 169,600? agency fees included / 160,000? without fees / Agency fees: 6% including VAT, payable by the purchaser. To see our range of properties, please visit our Agence Thom website. We look forward to finding you your dream property!

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Nearest Airports*

  • Rennes (St-Jacques) (INTERNATIONAL), 44.1 miles
  • Dinard (Pleurtuit) (INTERNATIONAL), 55.8 miles
  • Caen (Carpiquet) (INTERNATIONAL), 58.4 miles
  • Nantes Atlantique (INTERNATIONAL), 91.1 miles
  • Cherbourg (Maupertus) (INTERNATIONAL), 91.4 miles

*Distances are straight line measurements. This feature is currently in beta.

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Agence Thom , Chailland

4 rue Saint-Germain, Chailland 53420
03339 872690  Local call rate
About Agence Thom , Chailland

Are you thinking it’s about time you and your family enjoyed some of the French way of life? It could be that you, like many others, have had a long-term love affair with all things French and finally want to take the plunge or it could be that you have just had enough of the weather. Whatever your reasons, Agence Thom is here to help you every step of the way to find that perfect property, to enable you to make those positive steps to change the quality of life for you and your family.

At Agence Thom we recognise that there are plenty of properties and agencies for you to choose from. What Jane and the multi-lingual team at Agence Thom offer is expert local knowledge, incredible customer service, outstanding communication and a passionate and friendly ‘can do’ approach to all aspects of buying and setting up a home in Northern France to include Normandy, Brittany and Pays de la Loire regions.

Jane Thom, founded Agence Thom with a desire to do things differently. One big advantage that is having a very positive effect for buyers, is that Agence Thom has one of the lowest agency commission rates for agencies specialising in international sales, resulting in cost savings for it’s customers, something we believe differentiates Agence Thom. Secondly, Jane and the team also include additional services such as providing assistance opening your first French bank account, arranging utilities and insurance and if required introduce you to mortgage brokers, currency exchange professionals and local artisans (for any works required) as part of the service with no additional charges. A friendly helping hand even after the house purchase is complete.

For our customers’ peace of mind Agence Thom holds a Carte Professional registered with the Chamber of Commerce in the Department of Mayenne and is a Member of the SNPI (Professional Association of Estate Agents in France) with all necessary insurances required to run an estate agency in France. All sales transactions are undertaken with the support of a Notaire (“Acts on behalf of the State and is appointed by the Minister of Justice, and the fact that a deed is drawn up by a French notaire is a guarantee of its legality and authenticity”.)

Jane and the team look forward to either talking through your requirements or if are you are in the area, why not pop in to our office in Chailland (Petite Cité de Caractère) for a cuppa and an informal chat.


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4 rue Saint-Germain, Chailland 53420
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