Happy Tuesday, Escapists! An operational windmill circa 1836 and three-bedroom miller’s house in beautiful area of the Loire Valley!
This property is so interesting! The windmill is still operational, so you could continue producing flour. The old miller’s house is snug and cozy. It’s in a well-traveled area of the Loire Valley, in the Parc Naturel Régional Loire-Anjou-Touraine, so this could easily become a small tourist attraction, and therefore profitable!
In the south of Saumur, in the town of Gennes, this windmill “à vent de masse cavière” (translation?) built in 1836 has a renovated miller’s house of 120 m² as well as a chalet, on a plot of 1873 m². With its magnificent freestone tower, the mill, completely renovated on four levels, allows a possible resumption of flour production activity and benefits from a unique restoration in France. The tower has 4 superimposed levels, access to which is via the ‘Tunnel’, a magnificent vaulted cellar of 40m² that can serve as an exhibition room, workshop or even trade. The adjustable roof thanks to a weather vane, and its two pairs of Berton-type wings, completely restored this year, make it a mill with exceptional character. The rotation of the roof, as well as the opening and closing of the blades can be done manually, or by electric assistance with remote control. The old miller’s house adjoins the mill and consists of a very beautiful living room, a fitted kitchen, two bedrooms and an office. This very touristy area of the Loire by bike, this enchanting setting where this exceptional property is nestled, offers the possibility of a rehabilitation in guest rooms in order to give a new activity to this mill. The landscaped garden changes with the seasons and offers a green setting, conducive to relaxation. A tree-lined courtyard and a chalet complete this unique property. This mill can be sold with or without its furniture. This mill is located 40 minutes from Angers 20 minutes from Saumur and only 5 minutes from the nearest village. Contact: Clarisse Commercial agent registered with the RSAC of ANGERS under number 852 791 037. The fees are the responsibility of the seller.