***VIDEO TOUR*** Definitely not a run-of-the-mill home!! Mill Tower House is a sympathetically converted Grade II Listed mill with an adjoining modern two storey extension providing a spacious and stunning seven bedroom family home. The property is set in approximately two acres of stunning & secluded grounds which have been designed to create a number of walks & vistas with private seating areas, lawned areas and areas of exceptional beauty which feature a stone built architectural folly, a pagoda gateway, a mid nineteenth century thatched garden house and a 1910 Edwardian Messenger greenhouse. There are also workshops in a converted stable block, a complex of garages and a two-storey garden studio/office living annexe.
The conversion won the LABC East Midlands Region Building Excellence Award 2010 for the best domestic extension or conversion. In the extension there is a reception hall, lounge, dining room, shower room and laundry/cloakroom. To the first floor there is a master bedroom with dressing room & en-suite, two further bedrooms and a shower room. At the base of the original mill is a round kitchen measuring almost 20ft in diameter, with three bedrooms accessed on the floors above that via a spiral staircase.
The mill was built in 1833 on the site of an earlier wooden post mill. The sails were removed in 1936 but it continued working driven by a diesel engine until the 1950s and the machinery was taken out in the 1960s. The tower had lost its cap so a new one was made in the 1990s and a few years ago it was covered in sand-cast lead - a traditional method dating back about 2,000 years.
Front entrance door with fanlight above through to the:
Three sash windows to front elevation, radiator, oak flooring, coved ceiling, dado rail, picture rail, telephone connection point and steps up to the converted mill.
Two sash windows to rear elevation, further sash window to side elevation, radiator and coved ceiling.
Two sash windows to front elevation, coved ceiling and radiator.
Sash window to rear elevation, heated towel rail, tiled floor, tiled walls, close coupled WC, hand basin inset to vanity unit with cupboards under, space & plumbing for automatic washing machine.
Sash window to rear elevation, coved ceiling, heated towel rail, tiled floor & walls, extractor, shower enclosure with mixer shower fitting, close coupled WC and hand basin inset to vanity unit with cupboard under.
Sash window & door to rear elevation, exposed brick walls, staircase with half landing and feature stained glass window to first floor.
Sash windows to side & rear elevations, radiator, oak flooring, oak boarding to ceiling, smoke alarm and access to roof space.
Sash windows to front elevation, coved ceiling, radiator and oak flooring.
Sash window to front elevation, coved ceiling, oak flooring, fitted shelving with hanging rails & drawers.
Sash window to rear elevation, coved ceiling, heated towel rail, extractor, tiled walls, tiled floor, panelled corner bath, close coupled WC and hand basin inset to vanity unit with cupboard under.
Two sash windows to rear elevation, coved ceiling, radiator and fitted wardrobes with drawers & overhead cupboards.
Two sash windows to front elevation, coved ceiling, radiator and oak flooring.
Sash window to rear elevation, coved ceiling, heated towel rail, tiled floor, tiled walls, extractor, shower enclosure with electric shower fitting, close coupled WC and hand basin inset to vanity unit with cupboards under.
Steps from the reception hall lead to the converted mill which has accommodation comprising:
Two windows to rear elevation, door to side, radiator, beamed ceiling, tiled floor, understairs storage cupboard housing gas fired boiler providing for both domestic hot water & heating and door to staircase leading to the first floor. Fitted with a range of base units with work surfaces & tiled splashbacks comprising: double drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap and ceramic hob inset to work surface, cupboards, drawers & integrated dishwasher under. Tall unit housing integrated electric double oven with cupboards under & over. Built-in dresser style units with cupboards under, shelving over and space for american style fridge/freezer.
Windows to front & side elevations, radiator, original beamed ceiling, storage cupboard and airing cupboard.
Stairs up to the second floor:
Window to front elevation, radiator, original beamed ceiling and built-in wardrobe.
Stairs up to the third floor:
Window to rear elevation, radiator and built-in cupboard.
Windows to either side, two radiators, telephone connection point and drop down ladder into the mill cap.
The property has secluded landscape architect designed gardens extending to approximately 2.2 acres, subject to survey and of classical Italian design with a number of ornamental features (available by separate negotiation). The extensive gardens were created by an award winning horticulturalist and provide a number of walks, vistas with private seating areas, lawned areas, a large Edwardian Messenger greenhouse of brick & timber construction, a thatched timber summerhouse and a folly. Features of the garden include a private lawned area divided by trellis exceeding 100m in length, a water feature, an arboreal grotto, hexagonal partitioned seating area and rare trees including Chilean Pine.
A driveway leads to a range of garages, workshops and a two storey studio/office/living annexe which are arranged around a private concrete courtyard which comprise:
Concrete floor and having a three phase electric supply, electric roller shutter door. Within the building there is a low level WC, Belfast sink and small store.
Double doors to front.
Double doors to front.
Door to the front, two windows to the side and opening to the:
Double doors to front and double doors through to the:
The two storey building is fully contained with a kitchen, WC, two rooms to the ground floor and two rooms to the first floor. The accommodation comprises:
Tiled floor and electric storage heater.
Two pairs of double doors to courtyard, electric heater and tiled floor. Door to the shower room and door to the:
Tiled floor, work surfaces with cupboards under, inset sink & drainer and space for electric cooker.
Fully tiled and having shower enclosure, close coupled WC and pedestal hand basin.
Bi-fold doors to front, part tiled floor and extensive range of built-in cupboards.
With staircase rising to first floor.
Two Velux windows, window to side and electric heater.
Two Velux windows, window to side and electric heater.
To the southwest of the courtyard is a:
Three electric roller doors, door to side and three phase electricity.
Adjoining the garage block is a:
Windows to front, rear & side, double doors to the side and electric heater.
Of brick & timber glazed construction.
To the far west of the gardens and currently used for storage.
The property occupies a plot of approximately 2.2 acres, subject to survey. Whilst we believe the area of the property has been accurately calculated, any prospective buyer who considers this feature to be particularly important is strongly recommended to have the site measurements checked by their own surveyor before submitting an offer to purchase.
The property has mains gas, electricity & water connected. Drainage is to a private treatment plant. Heating is via a gas fired boiler served by radiators. The current council tax is band D.
By appointment with Newton Fallowell - telephone 01205 353100.
Please note these are draft particulars awaiting final approval from the vendor, therefore the contents within may be subject to change and must not be relied upon as an entirely accurate description of the property. Although these particulars are thought to be materially correct, their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract.
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