7 bedroom barn conversion for saleMill Lane, Keswick, Norwich, Norfolk
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DESCRIPTION This former water mill dates from around 1760 and is known as Keswick Mill. It ceased production as a mill in 1976; there has been a mill on the site since Norman times and one was mentioned in the Doomsday book. It stands in a lovely location in an area classified as a site of special scientific interest. In the 1980's the property was restored and is Listed Grade II as a mill of architectural and historic interest, retaining much of the original fabric and character. The timber frame has been invisibly reinforced with structural steel and the walls and roof were insulated and the exterior re-clad and further works have been undertaken over the last 15 years by the vendors, who have created a wonderful family home incorporating the history of the place but with open plan accommodation, particularly in the main living quarters on the first floor.
The whole will be of great interest to buyers looking to acquire something that is entirely different, yet within a wonderful place within easy reach of the Cathedral City of Norwich.
ACCOMMODATION The property is approached at the front via a hall with stairs leading to the first floor and with access to the lower ground floor store, which is such an important feature of this mill. The first floor accommodation includes study and open plan spaces including the kitchen area which was designed by John Barnard together with dining area and an extensive open plan sitting/family room with views out over the river and featuring a wood burning stove and plenty of space for entertaining.
There are two bedrooms at the far end of the first floor including the master bedroom suite and otherwise there are two further floors providing five more bedrooms and pool/games room, depending on how you look at the layout of the accommodation.
The ground floor includes the double garage and the lower ground floor provides space as a store but also acts as a games room with door to the rear of the property.
OUTSIDE The grounds are mainly to the south and west of the mill and are an important and attractive feature of the property. There are formal gardens on either side of the river, with a number of trees and shrubs, extensively under planted with spring bulbs and flowering plants together with fruit trees including apples, pears, plum and quince.
A summerhouse on one side of the river is included in the sale and beyond the garden area is a paddock with electricity panels installed in 2011 and producing an income of approximately £1,500 per annum.
The whole will be of great interest to those buyers looking to acquire a property close to Norwich, within easy reach of the Norwich southern bypass and with easy access to the A11 trunk road as well, yet within a peaceful position.
LOCATION The Mill enjoys an idyllic riverside setting with wonderful views up and down the River Yare and over the surrounding meadows. The village of Keswick is a Conservation Area and as stated there is easy access to Norwich with its excellent local shopping, transport and cultural facilities and mainline railway station serving London Liverpool Street together with an expanding airport.
The Norfolk coast and the Norfolk Broads National Park are within easy driving distance.
DIRECTIONS Leave Norwich in a southerly direction on the A140 Ipswich Road and after leaving the city turn right onto the B1113 road signposted to Mulbarton and New Buckenham, taking the first turning to the right and then again the next turning to the right. Carry on down Mill Lane and Keswick Mill will be found at the bottom of the lane on the left hand side.
SERVICES Mains electricity is connected to the property. There is a private water and drainage system. Oil central heating. Solar panels.
LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk Council. Band G. Annual cost £2,518.75 in 2015/6.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets, curtains, light fittings, kitchen appliances and garden ornaments are excluded, although these items may be available by separate negotiation.
AGENT´S NOTE: The photographs shown in this brochure have been taken with a camera using a wide angle lens and therefore interested parties are advised to check the room measurements prior to arranging a viewing.
Viewing strictly by prior appointment through the joint sole selling agents, Jackson Stops and Staff and Brown & Co 01603 629871
These Particulars were prepared in July 2016. Ref: NRS5945
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