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A romantic mill in the countryside
on the outskirts of Paris in the French department of Seine-et-Marne
Rozay-en-Brie, SEINE-ET-MARNE ile-de-france 77540 FR

Location

Paris is 60 km away via fast roads such as the A4 motorway, the Francilienne ring road and then the N4, Bernay exit. This property is in a hamlet that has remained authentic and picturesque.
All shops, doctors and secondary schools are nearby in Rozay-en-Brie.

Description

The parklands, enclosed by fencing, can be accessed via double gates as well as a pedestrian gate. A very old mill building adjoins a house. Old stone stables stand facing them. The peace and quiet is disturbed but by babbling water and a small waterfall. 2 or 3 islets are linked by 5 bridges, one of which can take a small tractor. Natural surroundings abound. An orchard comprises twenty or so apple trees.
A well is both astonishing and somewhat unsettling. It is flanked by two wisteria trees which have become entwined together for better or for worse and absorbed the coping and its pulley system into their trunks.

The mill and the house

These two buildings cannot be separated as they adjoin and communicate with one another (although it would be possible to close off the wall, which would be a shame). They comprise an older mill, with rendered stone walls, quoins and a flat local tile roof, as well as a millstone grit house, also with quoins. The house is taller and its roof, covered with flat local tiles, features pediment roof dormers. An outside stone stairway goes to the upper level.


Ground floor
The main entrance on the mill side is composed of a superb solid wood, gothic door which opens into an old room, the floor of which, laid with stone tiles featuring inlaid decoration, still has all of its character. Set back is a room with a balcony. A lounge-dining room on the house side is enhanced with a brick and stone fireplace. It precedes an open-plan study, with oak wood parquet flooring, and a kitchen, still in its original condition, with a French window opening on to the outside.
First floor
The mill side of the first floor includes the old caretaker’s accommodation composed of two bedrooms and a kitchen (separate entrance). The house side comprises a bedroom, with an alcove, a second bedroom and its little toilet with a wash-hand basin, a third bedroom, a bathroom and a toilet.

The old stables

A wonderful, millstone grit building, opposite the mill and the house, corresponds to the old stables. It is currently used as storage space, a woodshed and a workshop.

Our opinion

Small bridges span the arms formed by water which acts as a mirror for the trees. Birds are disturbed but by dancing leaves at the ends of their branches and the babbling of the little sparkling waterfalls as the buildings, still in their original condition, are no longer lived in. Arched doorways, pediment roof dormers and local tile roofs at the end of a vast meadow are an irresistible invitation to undertake renovation works to breathe new life into this mill and this house. They will be enhanced every spring by the flowering apple trees.

Exclusive sale

638 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur


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Reference 825698

Land registry surface area 17081 m2
Main building surface area 150 m2
Outbuilding surface area 50 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

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Seine & Marne


Corinne Angeli       +33 1 42 84 80 85

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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