Price: 4.750.000 EUROS
A charming fully renovated historic watermill with equestrian facility near Barcelona.
Set on 17,5 hectares of land this dream property is on the border of Les Gavarres, a protected nature reserve of 28,000 m2. Additional constructions are therefore prohibited, making it a very peaceful place.
The Mill is a fully renovated old watermill dating from 15th-16th century originally used for irrigating fruit orchards and grinding corn. The many original grindstones are used on the site.
As owner of the property you have unlimited use of water from the river running alongside the property. The property also boasts a lake, which supplies the water needed for the automatic sprinklers and watering system for the gardens.
There is a very generous rose-garden filled with David Austin's famous old English roses, and impressive centuries-old olive trees adorn the entrance. A huge amount of planting and landscaping work has been done and the gardens look like they have been there for a long time. Clever night-time lighting of the buildings and the gardens add to the beauty of the property.
The original mill has been totally restored (restoration completed in 2007) to an exceptional standard with antique materials, hand painted Catalan ceilings, important period fireplaces, handsome doors etc. The surface of the original mill is 1.188,67 m2.
The interior of the main building has been perfected to detail which explains why the restoration took four years. The house benefits from all the modern day comforts without sacrificing the authentic atmosphere. The master bedroom has two bathrooms, a washing room and dressing areas, as well as an enormous dressing room and hanging space.
The house has three further bedrooms, two bathrooms, a library, a very spacious living room with fireplace and stained glass windows, a large dining room, imposing hallways and a kitchen of over 90 m2, with a spectacular fire-place. In the old vaulted parts of the mill there are several cellars, one of them a very pleasant wine-cellar.
The main house has gas central heating, mostly under floor. There is a separate gas-oil installation for the other outbuildings. The house is very secure with an alarm system and re-enforced doors and windows.
The surfaces of the other buildings are 817.79 m2 and approximately 200 m2.
Adjacent to the main house is a four-car garage, a charming heated greenhouse, a vegetable garden, an apple orchard, a pen with a pretty chicken-house and a workshop. Behind the workshop a big back-up generator with full capacity.
The swimming-pool is located in a very private closed garden and benefits from several covered terraces.
There is an astonishing little chapel with beautiful 16th century stained-glass windows and a rare antic marble alter with painted religious subjects.
Two wells can be found on the property, these provide largely enough water for the premises. Apart from the lake there are also two water-deposits of 15.000 litres.
Next to the comfortable residence this property offers professional stables. This new building is located approximately 65 meters from the main house. There are stables for eight horses, a double washing place with hot water and solarium, a feeding room, and a saddle and blanket room. There is room for storage of hay and straw, a large barn for the annual storage of hay, straw, trucks and trailers.
There is an attractive office/tack room, a large heated storage room, a studio with all comforts, a nice attached house for a small family, a laundry room, etc. Antique materials have been used here as well, to fit it with the style of the rest of the property.
The stables could be easily converted into living-quarters, guesthouse or offices with reception room.
At the back of these buildings is a covered walker for four horses. At the front there is an Olympic-sized dressage ring, and a lunging ring, there are eight large paddocks, all equipped with sprinklers.
The property has a back entrance for staff and with direct access to the forests. A small wooden house for the care-taker can be found next to the automated main entrance gate.
The total surface of the property is 17.5 hectares and consists mainly of wood, there is the possibility to buy more land. About 2 hectares around the house is fully fenced.
The village of Casse de la Selva is about 500 m. away, but not noticeable from the house, so the property has all the privacy one wishes. In the vicinity of the estate, you will find the city of Girona, the beautiful beaches of Costa Brava, the PGA Catalunya golf course, the Girona Costa Brava airport and access to the highway France-Barcelona.
The distance to cosmopolitan Barcelona is 95 km as is the distance to the various ski resorts in the Pyrenees.
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