Take a look at the The Mill House in How Hill on the market for £850,000
- Credit: Courtesy of Brown & Co
Nestled in just under three acres, opposite the nature reserve at How Hill, a truly individual property has come to the market.
The Mill House, which is available through Brown & Co at a guide price of £850,000, not only includes a substantial Georgian property but also an impressive former mill building.
Dating back to 1825, The Mill House is an attractive period home with original features including sash windows, fireplaces and ornate mouldings.
The Mill itself, which like the house is Grade II listed, has been converted and is now let by the current owners as a holiday home.
Situated in a quiet, picturesque, rural setting within the Norfolk Broads, this property enjoys magnificent views over the surrounding countryside.
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Much of this landscape is a conservation area and is owned by How Hill Trust: it is known for its beautiful scenery, including wetlands, woodlands and even secret gardens.
The Mill House is approached via a country lane and its elevated position ensures it takes in the natural beauty around it.
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Visitors enter the main house via an impressive reception hall, with a stone floor and attractive fireplace.
Indeed, all the main reception areas retain their character: the dining room has period mouldings and skirting boards, a sash window and shutters, while the sitting room has triple-aspect wooden sash windows, sapele wood parquet flooring and a fireplace with a wooden surround and marble hearth.
Also on the ground floor is the kitchen, with its lime-washed chestnut units, and access to the pantry and utility room. There is a ground floor cloakroom, inner hall, family room and conservatory, which opens on to the garden.
Stairs from the reception hall lead up to the first floor, where there are four bedrooms and a study. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom while two other rooms have Jack-and-Jill access to another bathroom.
The striking black tower, which was built in 1924 and was originally a working grain mill, sits in a prominent position to the front of the land and as such enjoys excellent views.
Its character-filled accommodation is spread over three floors with the ground floor as a garage or store room and stairs leading up to the first floor living room and kitchen.
On the second floor there's a bedroom and bathroom with another bedroom on the level above.
From the main house and the mill, it is just a short stroll down to the River Ant, where there is a mooring.
The route is now a public footpath but the property has its own right of access to the river, stemming back to days when the wherry boats brought their grain to be ground into flour at the windmill.
Unsurprisingly, given their situation, the beautiful gardens are a haven for wildlife, with many mature plants and trees, as well as areas of lawn.
The grounds at The Mill House offer huge potential for a variety of different uses. The property also includes a large garden store, two purpose-built kennels and a Victorian greenhouse. There is also a double garage and a workshop with electrics.
Furthermore, there are equestrian facilities here too: to the far side of the plot and away from the main house, two stables, a tack and feed room and fenced paddocks are located.
While life at The Mill House would certainly suit someone seeking beauty, serenity and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, the property is within easy reach of amenities.
Ludham, with its range of shops is just a mile away, and there is good access to Hoveton, Wroxham and Yarmouth; Norwich is about 15 miles away.
This is a home for someone wishing to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Broads and perhaps also to generate an income (The Mill currently commands £425 to £650 a week).
It is a property that would suit an owner who is keen to live somewhere unique – somewhere they can make their own, within a place that enables them to be close to nature.
The Mill House at How Hill is on the market with Brown & Co at a guide price of £850,000. For more information call 01603 629871 or visit www.brown-co.com