Guide price £925,000
Reputedly of eighteenth-century origins, The Mill House was a working mill powered by the mill stream, a carrier of the River Wylye. Constructed of stone, brick and weather boarded elevations under a clay tile roof, The Mill House over time has undergone extensive works and now offers expansive family accommodation in an idyllic situation overlooking the River Wylye and the outstanding gardens. The accommodation is sensibly configured with well proportioned dining and sitting rooms, the latter with a fine inglenook fireplace; the drawing room has an open fireplace and French windows opening onto a terrace. The more recent 1960's extension has resulted in the addition of the garden room which straddles the river together with a light and bright generously proportioned bedroom above. Also on the first floor are a further three bedrooms, two of which enjoy views over the garden and river. Other attributes of particular attention include parquet flooring in the dining room, drawing room and garden room. Subject to the usual consents, there is scope to create additional accommodation or an office on the second floor. The property is approached off the lane with tarmacadam car parking for three/four cars on the left of the lane (The Upper) together with a small area of vegetable garden (currently a fruit cage). The entrance to the property is to the right passing Mill Stream Cottage (to be retained by the owners), with a pathway leading to the front door. The gardens lie to the south and west of The Mill House and are bounded on one side by the River Wylye and a carrier which meanders through the gardens, supporting a rich variety of wildlife including kingfishers, swans and otters. The garden is primarily laid to lawn with a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs including weeping willow, copper beech, apple trees, silver birch together with well stocked flower and shrub borders. To the west there is a wild garden dominated by mature trees bordering the water meadows. There are a pair of garages at the end of The Upper on the left hand side. The Mill House is situated in an idyllic position in the village of Steeple Langford in the popular Wylye Valley. The village lies within the West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is home to the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust at Langford Lakes Nature Reserve. Within the village is All Saints Parish Church and a pub. Nearby Wylye has a thriving village shop and a public house. The historic cathedral city of Salisbury (London Waterloo about 95 minutes) lies approximately 10 miles to the south east while the ancient spa city of Bath is approximately 31 miles from the property. Both cities have a wide variety of historic, cultural, and retail opportunities with markets and theatres as well as a wide selection of restaurants and bars.
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