Untouched paper mill
This historic renovation project in Brouains, Manche, comprises a 19thcentury paper mill and an old forge. The property, which dates from at least the early 1800s, would once have used water power to produce paper but with the adoption of steam power some 200 years ago, fell into disuse.
Situated in a beautiful river valley, untouched by the modern world for over 200 years, the building as it stands has space for a ground and a first floor, but there is evidence that it originally had a half-timbered second floor upon the stone walls. This arrangement could easily be reinstated as part of the renovation, using the existing roof timbers and slates.
Once renovated, the house will sit in its own private garden, enclosed on three sides by running water. The small building which originally housed the old forge provides a further 35m2 of useful accommodation at the water’s edge. healeyfox.com
900 105, €