Good Monday morning! Medieval Convent Circa 1329 in Mortemart, France! Now run as a boutique seven-bedroom hotel! This property is so cool!
I love how huge it is – that entrance hall is dramatic – and the vaulted ceilings in the lower floors. The bedrooms are generously sized, and there are plenty of nooks left for small seating areas and other hideaways.
The ground floor of this property with vaulted ceilings, has a large and impressive entrance hall (26m2) and a wc. There is a dining room (25m2), a kitchen and living room (35m2) with a pellet burner, and an office (17m2).
There are further rooms consisting of a store room (5m2), a large workshop (54m2) and a huge cellar (80m2) which would be perfect for converting into a restaurant or function room.
On the first floor, there are five bedrooms, four of which have en-suites. The beautifully decorated bedrooms range from 17m2 to 28m2. There is also a guest lounge (27m2), a separate bathroom and a laundry room (12m2).
Also found on this floor is a separate apartment consisting of a lounge (18m2), a bedroom (16m2) with large walk-in wardrobe (8m2) and a shower room.
The historic tower houses a large lounge (43m2) and a bedroom (25m2).
The third floor has 2 attics of 80m2 and 290m2 which could be converted into additional accommodation.
Outside, there is plenty of space: a walled garden of 450m2, a courtyard of 70m2, and a hangar and store of 80m2. There is also another garden and driveway of 185m2.
This really is a unique historical property which is already operating as a business. There is plenty of space for business expansion if required.
History of the property, per the website here:
Carmes was founded in 1329 by Cardinal Pierre Gauvain for the maintenance of the hospital built near its entrance gate (courtyard area). He founded three religious institutions at the time, one being the general hospital itself, staffed by monks of the Carmes religious order, one a private school, run by the Augustins religious order and the other a monastery, occupied by the Chartreux religious order. Carmes full name is Le couvent des Carmes, as a convent it was partly rebuilt in the XVIIth century and the XVIIIth century, it even played its part during WW2.