Looking for a home which offers something completely different? Saham Mill on Ovington Road in Saham Toney is for sale for offers over £575,000 with Abbotts.

Eastern Daily Press: Saham MillSaham Mill (Image: Tony Plumb)

When you buy a converted mill like this one, you really are buying into the heritage of the surrounding area but it's an interesting anecdote to know it was once owned by the Twinings family.

Mills in this part of Norfolk were extremely important, milling flour to be used by much of the vicinity, especially as there were not that many mills near Watton. If you research it on norfolkmills.co.uk the mill was built in the late 1700s by Isaac Hardy and it wasn't until 1948 that it was converted to residential use.

Saham Toney tower mill was a six storey, 50ft brick mill with a Norfolk boat shaped cap and gallery. The patent double shuttered sails drove an 8ft6ins great spur wheel and it seems to have been rebuilt over the years and when the mill was converted to a private dwelling, the cap was replaced by castellated brickwork and the tower was given an off white pebble dash finish. By 1981 single storey rooms had been added around the base of the tower.

Indeed what you have now is the converted mill with two large reception rooms, five bedrooms, one of which has en-suite facilities and a kitchen/dining room.

Eastern Daily Press: Saham MillSaham Mill (Image: Tony Plumb)

You also have the benefit of an independent two bedroom cottage lending itself to entertaining on a grand scale or it would make an ideal holiday let and games room in the grounds. As the agents Abbotts state, there is nothing ordinary about Saham Mill.

It boasts a wide and welcoming reception hall, a circular drawing room boasting a wood burning stove and exposed beams opening onto the curved living room that enjoys views over the landscaped garden.

Outside, at the front of the property is a sweeping gravel driveway offering ample parking which leads to the independent annexe/holiday cottage with access to the rear garden at both sides.

The rear garden offers a terraced area for alfresco dining with steps leading down to the landscaped garden with a water feature and flanked by mature trees. At the end of the garden is a woodland area that houses the games room/studio.

• For more information contact Abbotts in Watton based at 22 High Street, Watton, on 01953 882882