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St Jean de Cole, Dordogne,
€318,000  |   Ref: 9330A

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  • 17th century former mill with river access
  • Beautiful character features throughout
  • Open plan kitchen
  • Lovely balcony with views
  • 3 stone outbuildings & workshop areas with versatile potential
  • 5.8 acres of land with potential for equestrian use
  • Potential to expand current living space
  • Good access to pretty village with restaurants and amenities
  • 10 mins from Thiviers railway station
  • 3 airports nearby.

Originally built in 1609 and with a river running by, this ancient stone house is now a beautiful 3-bed home, full of original character features, surrounded by nearly 6 acres of land and a collection of useful outbuildings & workshops. Excellent access to lovely nearby village & market towns.

The property is close to one of Frances ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, St Jean de Cole.  St Jean is a lovely place to head for local amenities and the great market towns of Perigueux and Thiviers are both nearby.

Many of the original features at the property remain intact and the workings of the mill could be restored as some parts are still on site and there is a sluice gate in the garden that controls the river to prevent flooding.

There is currently a total of 150m2 habitable space, but there is a large room of 70m2 that offers great potential to increase this is required (subject to planning).  That beautiful balcony runs all the way along the front of the main living areas.  On the ground floor are the workshops and storage rooms which, again, could offer more potential to expand the living quarters.  There is still some work to do to fully update the property, but a lot of the structural work has already been completed.  Here’s the current layout:

Ground floor:
Storage room 1: 36m2
Storage room 2: 24m2

Level One:
Large balcony area
Open plan living/dining/kitchen area - 42m2
Bedroom 1 - 16m2
Family bathroom
Store room - 6.2m2
Large room with conversion potential - 70m2 (subject to planning)

Level 2:
Master bedroom - 35m2
Bedroom 3 - 19m2


Originally an old flour mill that used the nearby river to power the grinding of the wheat, the river is a fundamental feature of this property and if you have children or grandchildren, there is no shortage of potential for model re-enactments of Swallows and Amazons as they explore the log bridge and the island.  The grounds cover a total of 5.8 acres and with the outbuildings, it could be a good spot if you are looking for a property with potential for equestrian use.

There are 3 stone outbuildings that offer the potential for conversion (subject to planning).  There is so much potential at this property, or you could just move in and enjoy exploring the local area while you ponder the posibilities.


St Jean de Côle is such a pretty town with a good range of amenities and restaurants.  The ever popular Brantôme and Bourdeilles are nearby - the former being an excellent spot to heard to for the weekly market and you can watching canoeists trying to navigate the weir while you are there.    Perigueux, Thiviers and Excideuil are also well worth exploring.

At a glance:

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Receptions: 1
Habitable space: 150m2
Plot size: 5.8 acres / 23,471m2 
Taxe foncière: €860
DPE rating: E
Heating: Underfloor / electric
Drainage: Septic tank (required updating)
Neighbours:  Discreet
Distance to shops: Nearby
Distance to Train station:  Thiviers, 7.5km
Distance to airport: 1hr Limoges, Brive la Gaillard & Bergerac both 1hr 20 mins

Please note: Agency fees are included in the advertised price and are payable by the purchaser.   All locations and sizes are approximate. La Résidence has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading.  However, this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are either given or implied.

Information on the risks to which this property is exposed is available on the Géorisks website:  www.georisks.gouv.fr

St Jean de Cole, Dordogne
Aquitaine 24800
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: 9330A
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