fontainebleau, Île-de-France, France
Ref. 3209 Beautiful 12th century mill in Bellifontaine region At only 1 hour drive South of Paris, near Fontainebleau, Moret-sur-Loing and Nemours, this beautiful property enjoys from all the delights of a bucolic environment in a region famed for its equestrian activities, its golfs courses and its gastronomy. Near a town of medium size with all amenities (shops, schools, etc...) The main building perpendicular to the river, its two wings and the outbuildings facing the main building are forming a paved courtyard of about 350sqm. At the back, a projecting building houses the main entrance and a shelter. In the center, a dovecote and its ?rooster? weathervane. The floors of the reception rooms and of the corridors are paved with Burgundy stone ?Gallo-Roman?, the kitchen with inlaid floor decorations, the bathrooms with tiles floors and the bedrooms with parquet flooring or carpet. This mill, of about 550sqm of living space, comprises: On the ground floor: a vast entrance with a stairway leading to the upper floors; a fully fitted kitchen opening on the study, a laundry room and boiler room. A reception room on two levels (more than 100sqm, 6-metre ceiling height) comprising the dining room with a monumental stone fireplace, and 3 levels lower, the living room with one part of the floor covered of a large glass offering a beautiful view over the passage of the canal. These rooms and the kitchen open on the large inner courtyard, directly accessible by double French windows. Set at right angles, an independent accommodation (of 150sqm) on two levels comprises on the ground floor: a living room and a bathroom and on the first floor a large bedroom. On the first floor: two bedrooms, two bathrooms. A gallery with oak handrail overlook the living room leads to a master bedroom (64sqm) with bathroom, dressing room and jacuzzi. On the second floor: a large game room (80sqm), a bathroom, an attic and on the mezzanine a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom. The outbuildings comprise: Three buildings, formerly used as sheds and stables, are forming a square courtyard. These restored buildings are converted into a reception space with a large room (capacity : 100 people on the ground floor), a caterer' s kitchen and a long inner courtyard. The remains of a 12th century fort, only one level of the tower remains. The property stretches over more than 3,5ha of grass, meadows and woods entirely enclosed by walls or wire fence. It is crossed by a small trout river (1st category) which forks into several branches, forming cascades and small islands planted with trees. Alongside, a stone by-pass canal, beautifully built, carries the water to the old mill wheel. This exceptional architectural ensemble has many charms and elegance. As a private residence or for a professional project, the possibilities are numerous given the high potential of this property.