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A beautiful, stone-built, former mill, tucked away down a quiet lane in the village of Rawridge in the Otter Valley, near Honiton. This lovely property is Grade II listed and exudes character with a intriguing layout and some amazing features, including old mill workings and period joinery. There are 3 double bedrooms 3 reception rooms, lovely gardens with stream, plus car parking/garaging.
The situation ....
Set down a quiet private drive along with just two other properties, The Old Mill is set in a wonderful position overlooking the open fields of the Otter Valley. There is ample car parking, along with a double garage/workshop and beautiful country gardens that border a small stream - the location and outlook from the house and gardens are truly idyllic and need to be experienced first-hand. The plot as a whole, extends to nearly a quarter of an acre.
Rawridge itself lies within the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which together with its neighbour, Upottery, form an active rural community. Upottery (famous for being the location of the airfield where American airborne troops flew out for the D-Day landings) has the Sidmouth Arms public house, parish church and highly regarded primary school and pre-school.
Good transport links give rapid access to Honiton, whilst Exeter, Taunton and the M5 motorway are about 30 minutes drive from the property.
Honiton itself benefits from a wide range of shop and facilities, including a train station on the London Waterloo line. Secondary education includes the nearby outstanding Colyton Grammar School, and Wellington School. The city of Exeter caters yet broader range of needs, including an international airport and a host of shopping, dining, cultural and leisure facilities.
The property ....
Converted from the working village mill, the property exudes a huge amount of charm and still retains a great deal of character, including a large part of the former mill's gearing, grind stones, shutes and large loading doors. Furthermore, features such as the worn treads on the miller's staircase and rope marks in the lifting timbers really do bring to life the property's links with its former use.
The accommodation has a flexible arrangement over 3 floors with two stair cases rising to the first floor, providing an opportunity to segregate different areas, which could work perfectly for B&B or guest accommodation, subject to the necessary consents.
The heart of the home is the impressive double-height lounge with exposed stone fireplace, wood burning stove, vaulted ceilings and galleried viewing platform, beside which is the dining room and hall with a gorgeous exposed brick floor and the old mill gearing and grind stones. To the rear, the dual aspect kitchen has plenty of space for a breakfast table and enjoys a wonderful outlook the garden and Otter Valley. The remainder of the ground floor accommodation comprises a cosy snug/second sitting room and a useful utility room/WC.
There are two double bedrooms on the first floor; the master with en suite, the other with private shower room. On the second floor, the third bedroom is particularly large (with plenty of room for further sleeping arrangements or a study) and has an intriguing split level layout, a vaulted ceiling and an en suite shower room.
Mains water and electric. Private drainage. High speed fiber optic broadband in the village.
From Honiton turn off the A30 marked Upottery and Rawridge. Go past the old thatch cottages in Rawridge and opposite the old fountain, turn left down an unmarked private drive. The Old Mill will be found at the very end of the drive, on the right.
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