The thrill of the mill
Whether its the towering stone structure of a former windmill or the idyllic riverbank location of an old watermill, mill conversions can make the perfect home for those looking for something stylish, unusual and with the all-important wow factor. Here is a selection of the finest mill conversions currently being marketed by Jackson-Stops & Staff: Mill House in Bidborough, Kent comprises an 18th century roundel tower mill combined with a modern detached house, fused together by a glazed hallway, which is bright and airy. The main house has five bedrooms, while the five storey tower mill features a gym, study and drawing room complete with original mill gear wheels, a reminder of the buildings past. The property is on the market for 1,195,000 with our Tunbridge Wells office.For more information please click here. Situated on the edge of the River Darant, The Old Mill House in Shoreham, Kent, has origins as a corn mill and fulling mill (a process used to refine high quality cloth), before being finally used as a timber mill. Converted in the 1970s, the property is spacious and benefits from a range of period features including exposed ceiling timbers and brass furniture. The Old Mill House sits within attractive grounds, with a hard tennis court, swimming pool and additional oast house with separate living room and bedroom. The property is on the market with our Sevenoaks office for 2,400,000, for more information please click here. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful houses in the Test Valley, Bossington Mill was previously used as a mill and workshop before being converted into a family residence in the 1960s. Frederick Halford, recognised world-wide as being synonymous with fly fishing, took rooms at the property Mill in 1880 with the intention of studying with J S Marryat, who had a reputation of being the best trout fisherman in England. After six years of intensive work, Halford wrote Floating Fies and How to Dress Them in 1886, remaining at the mill until 1888. The accommodation is laid out over three floors with the main reception rooms on the first floor, thus taking full advantage of the views over the River Test, the grounds and adjoining countryside. The property is on the market for 2,450,000 with our Winchester office, for more information please click here.