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Millhouse complete with quirky annexe waiting to be transformed and swimming pool goes on sale

PUBLISHED: 15:58 11 June 2018 | UPDATED: 19:20 11 June 2018

The mill property at Foxley, for sale with Sowerbys. Pic:  www.sowerbys.com

The mill property at Foxley, for sale with Sowerbys. Pic: www.sowerbys.com

It could be used as an annexe with a difference and is certainly a fascinating feature in your back garden - Foxley's towermill which once would have been five storeys high and which is now for sale together with a mill house in 4.5 acres near Dereham.

The mill property at Foxley, for sale with Sowerbys. Pic:  www.sowerbys.comThe mill property at Foxley, for sale with Sowerbys. Pic: www.sowerbys.com

Now that’s certainly no run-of-the-mill annexe!

What once was Foxley’s five storey towermill now forms a fascinating, partly converted garden feature which could make an impressive annexe, say the estate agents.

Foxley towermill was built in red brick in 1845, with a datestone being placed above the door, according to the NorfolkMills website and would have originally had four sails used to power two pairs of French burr stones and a flour mill.

The original miller William Elvin didn’t live on site but at Bawdeswell Mill House until 1858 and was said to have made his way to Foxley Mill each day across the fields.

The mill property at Foxley, for sale with Sowerbys. Pic:  www.sowerbys.comThe mill property at Foxley, for sale with Sowerbys. Pic: www.sowerbys.com

The mill went up for sale in 1889 and the machinery dismantled a decade later, with the towermill bought and used by a fruit growing company until it was reduced to three storeys and a flat roof in 1980 when it was partly converted by a new buyer for use as an art gallery.

The towermill is now for sale together with a four bedroom single storey home in 4.5 acres (stms) of gardens and grounds.

Outside there is a heated swimming pool which sits in a sheltered courtyard overlooked by the towermill.

The remaining grounds are made up of lawned gardens, a tennis court, stable block and paddocks.

The mill property at Foxley, for sale with Sowerbys. Pic:  www.sowerbys.comThe mill property at Foxley, for sale with Sowerbys. Pic: www.sowerbys.com

The property is for sale for offers in excess of £800,000 with Sowerbys in Dereham on 01362 693591.

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