If you are looking for a property for sale in Galicia which is completely different, then this might interest you. In the small village of Pereiro, near the town of Alfoz, a fantastic piece of land with 3 mills is for sale. The first mill was used for grinding wheat and maize to make flour. The internal mill mechanism has been restored beautifully so it is really just the building that needs renovating. The mill itself is built with huge stones, typical of the architecture of the region. Leading from the river is a stone built canal in working order, that used to divert water to the 3 mills
The second mill is about 75 metres further downstream and has a network of canals that lead to it. It is larger than the first mill and could easily be converted into a nice little self catering apartment. It has the potential to have a working water wheel underneath it. Next to it is an 800 square metre vegetable garden. The whole area needs clearing but this could be done reasonably cheaply or by yourselves.
The third mill is another 100 metres further down the river and is the largest of the three mills. It has 2 floors, each of about 40 square metres. An extension could be added on the upper floor. This used to be the mill that generated the electricity for the local village.
This mill could be converted into a very nice 2 floor house for 2 people. There is access both on the ground floor and the first floor. It could also be used to generate the electricity for all 3 mills so both water and electricity would be free!
The upper floor has lots of light so would make a nice open lounge area with kitchen. Downstairs could be the bedroom and bathroom.
Next to the third mill are 2 natural swimming pools in the river. The river has a lovely sandy bottom so is not full of rocks.
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The Eucalyptus trees will be clared by the vendor. This will open up the site tremendously. There is also a huge amount of vegetation to clear which will transform the land. It will also open up the fantastic canal system between the mills, as well as the large vegetable garden.
The properties would be ideal for a couple looking to have a rural lifestyle in a wonderful part of Galicia. They could be used personally or they could be used as a small tourism business with a self catering apartment. The mill could be opened to the public and flour could be sold. The vegetable garden would produce a good crop of produce. There is enough surplus wood to be used for wood burning stoves. Electricity could be produced (as it was historically) and water is abundant.
It would be worth speaking with the local Council but there are grants for restoring places of historical value so this could reduce renovation costs. As a rule of thumb, costs for restoration are 500€ per square metre for a basic refit and 1000€ for something with a much higher specification. A lot of the external work could be done by the purchaser.