The main house faces east / west as do most traditional farmhouses. On the main floor is a covered veranda catching the sun in the afternoon, a bright living room, a fully fitted kitchen with dining area, a walk-through office, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. The first bedroom and shower room also have a useful direct access from the courtyard. To the east side is a raised terrace accessed from the office, sunny in the morning and overlooking the secluded back garden. Stairs from the veranda lead to 2 further living areas and 2 bedrooms under the eaves. Double glazing, insulation and oil-fired central heating make the home habitable year round. Underneath this whole building are various cellars, storage areas, workshop and boiler room.
To one side of the house, a stone building shelters the old mill mechanism and a further stone outbuilding by the river has been carefully renovated as a 2 storey artist’s workroom, with a wood-burning stove for heating. To the other side are a large high barn, used today as a garage, stables with hayloft, many outbuildings formerly used for various smaller animals and a separate storage barn. Just over the courtyard is a stone shelter for outside dining with south-facing openings overlooking the river.
The gardens wrap around the property to include orchards, lawns, a small wood between the mill stream and the river and a field on the other side of the river meaning that both sides of this riverbank are private. The situation is open and sunny with no direct neighbours.
The mill mechanism is in place but not currently working. The property and grounds are well maintained in good condition.
A great character property, ideal for an artist, artisan or simply for lovers of nature and water.
South Burgundy is the ancient religious centre of Burgundy, France and maybe even the whole of Europe with Cluny as its capital. It was in Cluny that one of the biggest Roman cathedrals was built that could match the Saint-Peter cathedral in Rome.
The area between Chalon sur Saone and Cluny, to the west of the A6 mototrway, with beautiful rolling hills and vineyards in their valleys.