An old mill, with 15 ha of grounds,
on the river Mayenne near Château-Gontier
Fromentières, MAYENNE pays-de-loire 53200 FR


This property, in the midst of the Mayenne valley, is 10 minutes from the historic town of Château-Gontier which has all shops and amenities. The larger town of Laval is a 25-minute drive away, that of Angers 50 minutes away. Both these towns have TGV train stations.


A tree-lined driveway leads to this property and stops at a gateway. It opens on to the house’s courtyard, bordered on one side by the river Mayenne and, on the other, by a garden, meadows and woods. This estate also includes an islet and a small outbuilding.

The mill

This mill is composed of two aligned buildings: the old miller’s house, constructed in the 18th century adjoined to the mill redesigned in the 19th century. The entire building spans two levels. The shale quarry stone block walls are only rendered on the mill side. The surrounds framing the openings are predominantly composed of freestone, with brick used for the sections redesigned in the 19th century. The old house, with its hip slate roof featuring upward-turning eaves, is topped with two freestone roof dormers. The mill has a gable, slate roof.

Garden level
This level comprises two large garages, a boiler room, two storage areas and a door leading to the section that once housed the mill’s wheel.
Ground floor
The entrance door opens into a lounge, with a moulded freestone fireplace and a single-flight, quarter-turning, wooden stairway. This room communicates with a dining room and a kitchen. These three rooms have French ceilings and terracotta floor tiles.
A door provides access from the lounge to a corridor leading to five bedrooms, a bathroom, a shower room and a toilet. Another door at the end of the corridor opens into a 100 m² room, awaiting conversion.

First floor
The main stairway goes up to two bedrooms, a bathroom and a toilet. The beams of the roofing framework have been left exposed and the floors are laid with terracotta tiles. An attic, spanning a surface area of approx. 214 m², extends over the mill section.

The outbuilding

An old farming building, spanning a surface area of approx. 50 m² on the waterside, is used for storage purposes.

The parklands

A garden, laid to lawn and extending behind the house, features pathways running alongside the river. Further on, meadows planted with trees, including lime and Lombardy poplar trees, stretch as far as the wood, composed of oak and pine trees, on higher ground. A front terrace looks out over the river.
The large islet, on the river Mayenne, is wild and wooded.

Our opinion

The relaxing peace and quiet surrounding this old mill, set between woods and a river, offsets the urban activity of the nearby town. The house still has its original architecture, bearing witness to its industrial past. The restoration works, undertaken during the second half of the 20th century, have resulted in a really comfortable home. Residents of this timeless property, in its unspoilt setting, will be able to live in tune with the pace of the river.

680 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 400149

Land registry surface area 15 ha 27 a
Main building surface area 260 m2
dont aménagées0
Number of bedrooms 7

French Energy Performance Diagnosis


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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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