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GRADE II LISTED MILL HOUSE. An exceptionally spacious character home situated on the River Stour.
Situated in the original part of Corfe Mullen, on a tributary of the River Stour along the A31, a little over two and a half miles west of Wimborne town centre. Well positioned for links to the surrounding towns and villages. Corfe Mullen offers a range of shops, private members gym, pubs and sought after schools, both state and private. There are numerous nearby areas for countryside walks, a popular nature reserve and ample family amenities. Wimborne town and offers a wider range of shopping outlets and further amenities, including the Tivoli theatre, Waitrose, selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Poole and Bournemouth train stations offer rail links to London (Waterloo). Bournemouth and Southampton airports offer both domenstic and international flights to a wide variety of locations. Poole ferry port is within 10 miles of the property.
This spacious Grade II Listed watermill offers both a wealth of charm and character, with living accommodation across three floors. An exciting opportunity, with great potential for residential or commercial use. The property has planning for change of use into three self-contained dwellings with workshop to part of ground floor accommodation. By its very nature, the property has capacity to create Green Energy. Over more recent decades, the building has been used in many ways, as a private family home, a restaurant, tea rooms and as a bed and breakfast house. The current owner generates an income from the self-contained section to the front of the building.
A watermill has been in this location as far back as 1086, where The Doomsday Book refers to one in this location. The current watermill, understood to possibly be the oldest and largest in the county, is believed to date from the 18th century with further enlargement in the 19th century.
The accommodation fronting the A31 could be used as an annexe or for holiday lets. The layout of the property offers a high degree of flexibility.
On entering the property you are immediately aware of the quirky nature of the build, with a timber staircase leading to the first floor to the far end of the hall. To the left, there is a wide open-way to the dual aspect dining room. A connecting door leads to the kitchen/breakfast room with a range of bespoke fitted kitchen units, table and seating in the bay recess.
A door leads on to the inner hall where a cloakroom is located, further stairs to the first floor and a door to the sitting room, which has a feature fireplace, bay window recess and additional door.
The first floor of this front elevation is in two parts. From the main entrance stairs access, is a landing leading to bedroom 2 which has bespoke bedroom furniture and an adjacent shower/cloakroom. From this landing, a door connects to the remaining property's lounge and stairs ascend to the second floor to the snug, which houses the boiler and has loft storage above. The snug has doors leading to the dormitories and concealed bookcase doors to bedroom 6.
Bedroom 6 then leads to bedroom 5, with stairs back down to bedroom 4 and then back to the additional landing. From this landing bedroom 3 and the bathroom are accessed. The bathroom has a three piece suite, comprising bath, wash basin and toilet.
From the main entrance, a door to the right leads to a substantial family room which enjoys a dual aspect and currently doubles as a games room but could equally be used as a home gym. This room also highlights the waterwheel, visible through the glass screening. The family room also offers lovely views down the river.
A door adjacent to the glass screening leads through to an inner lobby, enabling viewing of the waterwheel from each elevation as a further door leads to a small viewing area for the mechanism. The main workshop is situated beyond the inner lobby and is also a substantial size.
To the far elevation of the property, a rear hall gives access to this workshop and also to a range of toilet facilities and wash room, which could be adapted to incorporate a boot room or similar.
Stairs from the main workshop lead to the lower workshop which houses the turbine. With the correct updates, the property could create Green Energy via the waterwheel/turbine combination, becoming self sufficient for power.
A well proportioned conservatory, with establish grape vines, leads on to the enclosed and secluded gardens.
From the lower workshop, stairs ascend to the main kitchen/breakfast room.
This kitchen/breakfast room is another of the main features. Throughout the property there are exposed beams and timbers and this room is no exception. There is a generous butler's sink, bespoke worktops, units, shelving and pantry storage. There is a further room off, which could be a utility.
From the kitchen/breakfast room a connecting door continues to the extraordinary living room, which has views to two elevations, a viewing screen looking down on the waterwheel and has an impressive built-in dining table plus kitchenette area, bar for entertaining and projector for screening films.
From the kitchen/breakfast room, stairs to the galleried landing which in turn leads to the main bedroom, via the en-suite bath and shower room. This area is, again, quirky with character open-way between the bedroom and the en-suite.
From the other end of the galleried landing, door and stairs lead to the dormitory area. This is sub-divided into numerous recess rooms off the main walkway and also incorporates another bathroom with wash basin and toilet.
Outside; there is ample off road parking on either side elevation of the property. On the east side, concealed from the roadside, there is a quadruple door garaging.
There are further storage sheds, including one for the calor gas supply. Within the formal gardens there is also a riverside timber garden studio, ideal for lazy summer days and leads to a timber decking abutting the tributary.
Planning permission is granted for the property to be split into three dwellings. Planning reference numbers 3/19/0810/FUL and 3/19/0811/LB can be viewed for further detail, via the Dorset Council website www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Due to the layout and the character of the property, an internal viewing is strongly recommended, to fully appreciate the unique features this significant residence has to offer.
Council Tax Band F
Good Leasehold and Possessory Leasehold, both 999 years from leases 1918.
Rent £1.00 per annum.
Living Room 11.78m (38'8) x 5.72m (18'9)
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 9.38m (30'9) at maximum x 6.06m (19'11) at maximum
Family Room 8.7m (28'7) x 5.7m (18'8)
Bedroom 1 4.2m (13'9) x 2.86m (9'5)
Bedroom 2 4.73m (15'6) x 3.22m (10'7)
Bedroom 3 3.51m (11'6) x 3.16m (10'4)
Bedroom 4 3.35m (11') x 2.51m (8'3) at maximum
Bedroom 5 4.8m (15'9) x 4.09m (13'5) at maximum
Bedroom 6 4.8m (15'9) x 2.48m (8'2) at maximum
Annexe Sitting Room 6.1m (20'0) x 3.92m (12'10)
Annexe Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.1m (13'5) x 3.29m (10'10)
Annexe Dining Room 4.68m (15'4) x 3.24m (10'8)
Conservatory 7.58m (24'10) x 2.85m (9'4)
Workshop 6.47m (21'3) x 5.7m (18'8)
Snug 5.69m (18'8) x 4.31m (14'2)
Exceptionally Spacious with Scope for Holiday Lets
Full of Character & Charm
Planning Permission Granted
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