Mill House • £1,425,000 • Bidborough
Mill House is a striking family home together with an impressive converted Grade II listed windmill dating from the 18th Century. There is a glass link connecting the house to the mill creating an excellent addition to the accommodation. The property as a whole has been the subject of refurbishment and remodelling with close attention to detail and has well proportioned rooms. The mill was totally overhauled and refurbished in 2014 with part of the mill’s mechanisms still in situ on the first floor making a striking feature. Also of note is the first floor balcony running the width of the house providing wonderful southerly views over the garden and countryside beyond.
The main reception rooms comprise a superb drawing room set on the ground floor of the mill, with a stone floor and glass doors to the side and garden. The sitting room is double aspect with double door to the rear terrace and there is an attractive stone fireplace with gas fire. The dining room is open to the kitchen/breakfast room and has direct access to the garden and a contemporary style pebble gas fire.
From the drawing room, an oak and glass staircase rises to the first floor of the mill where the double aspect games room is located and features the mechanisms of the windmill. The second, third and fourth floors of the mill are reached by fixed traditional timber ladders and provide additional storage or recreational space. A gym is currently located on the second floor.
The impressive and stylish kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base cupboards with a matching island unit. Corian works surfaces incorporate a double bowl sink and extend to provide a breakfast bar. Appliances include AEG eye level oven, microwave, stream oven, induction hob and extractor fan, Zanussi dishwasher, integral fridge freezer and a wine fridge.
Arranged over the first floor of the house is a generous master bedroom with double doors opening to the rear balcony. There is an extensive range of fitted wardrobes and a recently fitted en suite shower room with his and hers sinks, W.C. and shower.
There are three further bedrooms on this floor. All have fitted wardrobes, two with well appointed and stylish en suite shower rooms and one of these bedrooms has direct access to the rear balcony. A contemporary family bathroom completes this floor.
Arranged over the second floor is a generous study area, the fifth bedroom with skylight windows and a well appointed modern bathroom.
To the front of the house is parking for four cars and the integral garage with an electrically operated door. The garage also has a walk through door to the rear garden. The rear garden has a paved terrace stretching the width of the house and is an excellent area for al fresco entertaining.