A wonderfully secluded GRADE II listed WHEELWRIGHTS MILL set in this picturesque village, Rare and unique, BEAUTIFULLY and TASTEFULLY appointed with 4 BEDROOMS and south facing garden and ANNEX/WORKSHOP
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION Set in the heart of the picturesque village of Walkhampton, yet occupying a wonderfully secluded southerly position, this Grade II listed Wheelwrights Mill offers well proportioned and flexible family living, lending itself to a large family home with integrated annex and/or potential for rental income.
Originally built in the mid 1800's the Mill stopped being used as a Wheelwrights Shop in the mid 1980's. Over the last 10 years the property has been converted by the current owners and boasts many original characteristics which have been beautifully restored, alongside many modern features to ensure the property offers practical and comfortable living spaces. The accommodation throughout is tastefully appointed and a particular feature is the glazed atrium which floods the reception/dining hall and kitchen with natural light, and provides an area to relax and dine, from which all the other accommodation flows. The impressive living area with central wood burning stove, leads to a useful mezzanine floor, a music/reading area and a cleverly designed inner balcony which provides shelter with views between the houses over to the fields beyond. There are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom in the main house.
To the ground floor there is light and spacious one bedroom annex which could be self-contained or provide further accommodation to the main house. There is also a sizeable workshop which houses many original tools which lends itself to a variety of uses. Outside, there is an attractive level lawn and seating area which offers a sunny aspect with views over the brook and fields beyond. A newly reconstructed launder runs to the water wheel and there has been discussion about the wheel turning without being connected to the original mechanism. Also to the rear is a plastic storage shed and a parking space. To the front is a low maintenance courtyard which houses the oil tank and the vendors have advised there is off road parking to the side. Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the versatility and character this unique property has to offer.
The village of Walkhampton offers an excellent Saturday market for local produce, a country pub, school and a bus stop which links to all the major towns, villages and Plymouth City. The residence is also a short commute by car to Plymouth and a few hundred yards from the open moors of Dartmoor. A perfect retreat.
ACCOMMODATION Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.
The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows:
HALL 8' 0" x 6' 3" (2.44m x 1.91m) Stairs rise to first floor; door to the lobby and in turn the annex accommodation and the workshop.
RECEPTION/DINING ROOM 18' 10" x 13' 7" (5.74m x 4.14m) Double glazed Atrium which is approximately 9'2" in length; opening to the kitchen area and with doors off to living room, bedrooms and bathroom.
KITCHEN AREA 11' 0" x 13' 6" (3.35m x 4.11m) South facing Velux window; oak flooring; bespoke kitchen cupboards; gas range cooker; Butler sink; space and plumbing for utilities.
OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA 30' 9" x 19' 7" (9.37m x 5.97m) Loosely separated into:
LIVING ROOM 18' 7" x 19' 7" (5.66m x 5.97m) Windows to side; wood burning stove; vaulted beamed ceiling opening to the music/reading area plus a sold oak glazed door and double glazed windows to the inner balcony.
MUSIC/READING AREA Book shelves; south facing windows; stairs rise to mezzanine; space for piano.
INNER BALCONY 5' 5" x 19' 7" (1.65m x 5.97m) Ideal seating area with opening to views; original sliding door; this area can be exposed to the elements or closed off.
BATHROOM 10' 6" x 7' 2" (3.2m x 2.18m) Window to side; low level w.c.; pedestal wash hand basin; heated towel rail; walk-in shower.
MASTER BEDROOM 17' 6" x 10' 6" (5.33m x 3.2m) Window to side; Velux window; built-in wardrobe and hanging area.
BEDROOM TWO 15' 0" x 11' 5" (4.57m x 3.48m) Window and Velux windows to side.
BEDROOM THREE 11' 6" x 11' 4" (3.51m x 3.45m) South facing Velux window to side.
MEZZANINE 11' 4" x 9' 8" (3.45m x 2.95m) South facing window; view back over living area and vaulted roof line; ideal study or occasional bedroom.
LOBBY 10' 4" x 17' 0" (3.15m x 5.18m) Steps down in to the workshop. Site of oil fired Grant central heating boiler. (There is mains gas in the village).
WORKSHOP 36' 3" x 19' 5" (11.05m x 5.92m) Triple aspect windows; power points and lighting; original gears and mechanism for the water wheel; space for hobby area etc.
INNER HALL Doors off; storage area and cupboard.
STORE ROOM 5' 9" x 3' 7" (1.75m x 1.09m) Shelving for laundry/shoes.
UTILITY 5' 9" x 3' 7" (1.75m x 1.09m) Plumbing for appliances.
BEDROOM FOUR 15' 4" x 9' 2" (4.67m x 2.79m) Deep sill window to side; freestanding wardrobe.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/SITTING ROOM 19' 4" x 20' 0 (max)" (5.89m x 6.1m) 'L' shaped room; stable door and windows to south aspect and to the garden; fitted kitchen with gas hob and electric oven; extractor hood; space for utilities; tiled floor; opening to sitting room; part oak floor; doors off.
SHOWER ROOM Walk-in shower; wash hand basin; low level w.c.
OUTSIDE The property is approached from the centre of the village where it is secluded from view. There is a main entrance on the north side and a second entrance on the south side from the gardens into the annex living area. The garden is well tended with a lawn and seating terrace next to the historic water wheel. There is also space for parking next to the Mill and potential for reinstating the garage which is currently a comfortable bedroom for the annex. The property needs to be seen and walked through to fully appreciate its scale, versatility and charm.
AGENT'S NOTE Originally built in the mid 1800's for the repair and construction of both carriage and cart wheels, we understand that this rare and unique building is known to be the only Mill of its kind in the country to have been water powered. was later extended in 1988 to become a dwelling. The property is of great historical interest and the workshop houses many original tools, gearing and shaft mechanisms. There has also been discussion about the water wheel turning without being connected to the original mechanism. The workshop and mill are opened to the general public once a year on National Mills Day in May.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water, mains drainage and oil central heating.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band ' B ' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 855055.
DIRECTIONS From our Yelverton office proceed on the B3212 towards Dousland and Princetown. After leaving the village take the left hand turning at the crossroads sign posted to Walkhampton. Follow this country lane into the centre village and the war memorial. Follow the road over the small stone bridge heading towards the Walkhampton Inn. After going over the bridge look to your left between the houses and the property will be found hidden from view on the left marked by our for sale sign.