A partially converted mill and an accompanying cottage could provide a keen developer or DIY-er with just the project they are looking for.

Hope Mill and Mill Cottage, in Clifton upon Teme, Worcestershire, enjoy a stunning setting in their own private valley by a brook with natural swimming pool and waterfall.

Though derelict, conversion work has started at Hope Mill. It has full planning permission to be developed into a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a living room, dining room and kitchen.

The Grade II listed mill is built of brick with a timber frame. The original workings are still in situ and could be restored and presented as a unique feature.

Next to it is Mill Cottage, a stone built, timber clad property that is mainly single storey.

It has a stone walled kitchen, dining room with two sets of French windows and a sitting room with French windows on three sides, all leading to the garden.

There are three bedrooms on the ground floor, an en suite shower room and bathroom.

On the first floor there is a further bedroom above the sitting room.

Hope Mill and Mill Cottage lie in nearly 18 acres of ground. They are approached over a long private driveway leading through woodland and paddocks and down into a secluded valley. To the front of the house is a bridleway that crosses a brook via a recently installed wooden bridge.

Sapey Brook runs below both the properties. It has its own waterfall and deep pool which is reputed to hold brown trout and an abundance of wildlife including otters, kingfishers and herons. The pool also makes a wonderful natural swimming pool that is used extensively during the summer months.

Outbuildings include three stables, a wash box, tack room, secure garage/storage and field shelter.

There used to be a weir further upstream along Sapey Brook which diverted water along a leet (a man-made water channel) towards the mill, past an attractive overflow and pool.

While this weir is no longer in place, the leet and overflow are and could make wonderful features in the garden.

 

VIEWING INFORMATION

AGENT: G Herbert Banks

TEL: 01299 896 968

WEB: www.gherbertbanks.co.uk

GUIDE PRICE: £725,000