Purchased in mid 2019, Le Vieux Moulin is a characterful property located on the edge of a tiny village in the Gard. Formerly an old olive mill (hence the name) it now comprises that building and also the adjoining house, all knocked into one. Planned works include two new bedrooms (one en-suite), a new entrance from the south side and an greatly modernised kitchen - preserving the delicious old French fireplace but repurposing with modern appliances but avoiding any temptation to turn this into a modern "unit based" solution.
Part of the "secret" charm of this property is the hidden internal courtyard, which also provides a first floor terrace partially under the vaulted stone arches - a deliciously cool space throughout the long hot summer days. The ground floor of the property comprises some 7 or 8 caves, some opening off each other, and there are also plans to develop some of these as additional living space. Finally, the extensive gardens provide scope for a jacuzzi and pool on the south side of the property - watch this space!