Properties of the week: delightful mill houses
Featuring juliette balconies, adjacent tennis courts and a waterside garden
North Yorkshire: £825,000
Vivers Mill, Mill Lane, Pickering
A Grade II water mill of enormous character, situated in a peaceful corner of this vibrant market town. It is believed that the water mill has been on site since 1198, operating for centuries as a corn mill before its conversion to a private residence some 50 years ago. Main suite with dressing room, 4 further suites, kitchen, 3 receps, office, gym, wheel room/workshop, store room, garage.
West Ruthern Farm, Bodmin
A detached Grade II farmhouse and extensive period barns, including a former mill with waterwheel, overlooking lovely gardens and grounds extending to about 20 acres. Main suite, 3 further beds, 2 showers, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, paddocks, hillside orchard, riverside woodland.
Weavers Mill, Pitchcombe
A beautifully presented former mill with more than nine acres of land, in a desirable setting on the Painswick stream. Main suite with dressing room, 1 further suite, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, conservatory, office, double garage, wheel house, terrace, outbuildings, paddock with a spring fed pond, waterside garden.
North Yorkshire: offers in excess of £330,000
Townley Mews, Carleton, Skipton
A superb Grade II conversion of a former mill building, with exposed roof timbers and stonework, with an attractive garden. Main suite, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen, recep, utility, garage.
Mill House, Alhampton, Castle Cary
Formerly a mill, dating back to 1778, this striking family home sits at the end of a country lane, within three acres, with a meandering river and full-sized tennis court overlooking open fields. 8 beds, 5 baths, 1-bed self-contained annexe, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, tennis court.
Chorlton Mill, Hill Chorlton, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Approached by a private driveway, this Grade II former mill, dating back to about 1850, is set in around six acres of gardens and grounds, with a self-contained 1-bed annexe. To the rear of the property is an open terrace, which is ideal for al fresco dining. Main bed with juliette balcony, 4 further beds, dressing room, family bath, kitchen, 3 receps, games room, double garage, greenhouse, private gardens.
Flat 2, Elmham Watermill, North Elmham
A first-floor apartment in a converted water mill by the Wensum River, which is set in some three acres of charming communal grounds with impressive views. The versatile apartment is finished in a contemporary style, while retaining its character features. Main suite, 2 further beds, shower room, kitchen, 2 receps, shared parking, telecom entry.
Mercombe Farm, Ford, Chippenham
An attractive Grade II property with a wealth of history, offering a great family home surrounded by fields and the Bybrook River. The original mill house is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and over the centuries was used as a paper mill. Main bed, 3 further beds, wet room, 2 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, workshop, garage, meadow field, mill race, mill pool, extensive parking; around 1.58 acres.
The Mill House, Sockbridge, Penrith
A handsome property, dating back to the 17th century, with five acres of land in a picturesque and secluded setting on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Main suite, guest suite, 4 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, parking, outbuildings, gardens.