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7 bedroom detached house for sale


Withdrawn from Market £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed
  • Historic conversion from former mill
  • Nestled in the Cheviot Hills
  • Close to local amenities
  • Potential substantial holiday let income

Full description

**FABULOUS PERIOD SEVEN BEDROOM HOLIDAY LET, LET FROM ???£1,413.40 PER WEEK** Has been lovingly restored and sits in 3 acres of land nestled in the Northumberland National Park. **MUST BE VIEWED TO APPRECIATE THE ACCOMMODATION ON OFFER**

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A brief resume by the owners to give an insight into the history and also their thoughts and feelings about their time at the mill.

"Yearle Mill is more than just a house (actually it is two!) or even just 3 acres of any piece of Northumberland landscape, it is a living historical document to over 800 years of the Northumberland's history. We know a mill has stood here since the 12th C, and that in 1319 a timber predecessor of today's stone structure was burnt to the ground by the Scots during the wars between England and Scotland. Two hundred years later in the 16th C, the mill was burnt down again. In medieval times the land was part of the barony of Muschamps, before passing through the hands of a succession of notable Northumberland families, - Swinburne, Selby and Tankerville. Several of the millers who lived her are known to us by name, John Pringle (1720), George Richardson (1827), John Burnett (1851), George Luke (1885) and the last John Stenhouse who in 1887 closed the sluice gate for the last time and the mill fell silent. Thereafter Yearle was run as a farm.

The extraction of sand and gravel from the adjacent Wooler Water was carried out between 1936 and 1969. The mill was occupied by a quarry worker for a few years but by early 1970s when he had moved out, the mill and house deteriorated. However, natural woodland regeneration enveloped Yearle in a glorious habitat for birds and animals and a large pond was added in 2002.
My work as an archaeologist brought me to the region in 1973 and the idyllic location and stunning scenery and with the relaxed and friendly pace of rural living, I knew I wanted to live here.

In 1977 friends told me of the house and mill located on the edge of the National Park, serene in its own grounds but only 10 minutes walk from the town centre. They also added But it will need some work doing to it. The house took 3 years to restore, holding on to the original features friends exhorted me to remove 19th C cast iron kitchen range, original doors, beams and replacing all the timber sash and case and Yorkshire lights. When built in the 18th C the back of the house had been tucked into a bank; damp was obviously not a problem for the miller then. That it should not be an issue now, and to allow for an extension to take additional bedrooms and a bathroom, the bank was removed.

During the conversion I was living in the house with exactly the same services as had been available to all former inhabitants; water from the well in the garden, an outside ash pit toilet (visible in the 1924 view), and an iron kitchen range gave me hot water from the pot to left of the fire and from the right hand oven fat loaves whose rich smell filled the kitchen.
By 1981 the restoration was complete with all the comfort of modern services, however, an opportunity for adventure in my working life took me to the Isle of Skye while friends house sat and it was sixteen years before I returned to live at Yearle Mill. I married in this period and in 1988 we bought the mill which was now in sad state of deterioration.

Built as a machine for milling flour, it has never been designed as a dwelling and restoration was always going to be an issue. Also, by the 1980s its great historical value had led to both mill and house being Listed as Grade II Historical Buildings, any conversion would have to respect this. The work was to take a further ten years to complete. In 2002 we made the decision to come home and initially considered selling Yearle Mill (two properties was just more than we needed). Our dilemma was solved when a friend suggested occasional holiday lets and we instructed Rural Retreats as our agent.

Over the twelve years we have thoroughly embraced living here, revelling in the pleasure of being close to a vibrant and strong local community, supported by a local Development Trust with a national reputation. The schools are good and rural crime is negligible. However, much as we have loved the peace and being able to take many quiet hours on the terrace enjoying a glass as the sun goes down, after nearly 450 years as caretakers it is now our time to move on, and make way for the next family to experience the comfort and enjoyment of this retreat.

Yearle Mill offers more than a lifestyle choice, but also an investment opportunity and an opportunity to be in control of your life with this flexible chance to live the rural dream, one with considerable income potential. Set in a highly desirable tourist destination in the foothills of the Northumbrian Cheviot Hills and on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, it is only 1 mile from the historic market town of Wooler (Newcastle 47 miles; Edinburgh 76 miles; Northumbrian coast 12 miles). Rain stations at Berwick upon Tweed (16 miles) and Alnmouth (20 miles). Airports at Newcastle on Tyne and Edinburgh and with fibre broadband here, working from home is also an option. Either singly or together, the two recently restored properties offer potential income opportunities. The mill (7 bedrooms; sleeps 11) is currently run as a holiday let. It is furnished to a very high standard, fully equipped (Yves Delorme bedding, Christy towels etc) and is ready to let from purchase.

The Miller's House (3 double bedrooms) offers options of use as a fine domestic residence, for family holidays or on vacant weeks enjoy a passive income from letting alongside the mill. High quality rental agency ( and cleaning companies are available to service these worry-free properties"

Yearle Mill:

An historic renovated Grade II listed former corn mill. The property has recently been completely renovated throughout to create a three-storey substantial seven bedroom detached period house. Currently used as a holiday let; rent per week starts at ???£1,413.40.
The enchanting property offers comfortable accommodation on a grand scale.

From ground floor entrance:

A large open-plan dining room and entrance hall, incorporating the mill workings, making a fabulous feature to this grand room. The beamed ceiling adds character. There is also a coal effect Efel Harmony 10Kw stove on a slate hearth.

Cloakroom/boot room Incorporating a close-coupled W.C, wash hand basin, coat hanging area and shoe store.

A timber staircase leads from the dining room to the first floor and a small arched feature door leads off the dining room and into the bottom of the old fire pit of the old corn-drying Kiln. The base of the corn-drying kiln currently houses the AAA rated Megaflo system boiler hot water tank.

French farmhouse style country kitchen enhanced by a beautiful stone flagged floor. Featuring a beamed ceiling with white-washed stone walls pierced by a generous window at the end of the kitchen that allows natural light to flow into the room and provides lovely views. The kitchen is of handmade pine board rustic free standing units and pine worktops, a stainless steel sink and an Aga Rangemaster which sheds warmth over this spacious room. The LPG combi boiler that heats the north side of the property is situated in this room. There is also a cosy dining area situated at the end of the kitchen.

First Floor: There is a landing with two windows admitting lots of light.

Bedroom one: a very spacious room with a natural stone wall marking where the mill was heightened in the 18th Century, original beamed ceiling and the original mill-stones still in place, adding exceptional extra character to this large room. Two windows overlook the course of the mill-lade stream.

Bathroom: take a step back in time in this luxurious Victorian-feeling room, created within the inverted cone of the corn-drying kiln.
Rough rendered stone walls and sanded floor boards house a fabulous double-ended free-standing cast iron bath, a ceramic Victorian sink with ceramic legs and a character period wooden seat W.C, a large window overlooks the rear courtyard. There is also a boiler in this room.

Bedroom two: another generous double bedroom with large ceiling beams, two windows overlook the courtyard. There is a second door to two further bedrooms as well as returning you to the ground floor kitchen via a back staircase.

Bedroom three: A single bedroom with ceiling beams and a window.
Bedroom four: A single bedroom with ceiling beams and window. currently used as a gym.

A Shower room comprises a shower cubicle with electric power shower, a wash hand basin, Victorian style W.C and heated towel rail.

The Staircase to the second floor.
Two Gothic reclaimed church windows add light to this pretty stairwell.

The second floor lounge is a light open room with a high ceiling and exposed pegged timber trusses. The eastern end of this room is dominated by the open, projecting 'loading bay' window that overshoots the mill lade and offers fine views of the hills to the east.
In the centre of the room is a Vermont 16Kw wood burner with tiled hearth. The lounge has laminate flooring over reclaimed floor boards.

A hallway leading to:
Bathroom: This bathroom has half-tiled walls and the bathroom suite comprises a Victorian free-standing cast iron bath, a larger shower cubicle including a Mira power shower, a feature period radiator and a marble tiled floor providing period grandeur with modern comforts.

Bedroom five: A lovely room with exposed beams and semi-vaulted ceiling, featuring spacious fitted wardrobes with reclaimed wooden shutters as the doors and three windows overlooking the courtyard and mill-

Bedroom six: This bedroom is entered though a feature pixie door which is just 4'6'' high. Inside the bedroom is a delight, its lofty ceiling rising within former chimney of the corn-drying kiln complete with sky mural. This is a light and airy opulent room with three windows and wooden floor boards.

Back Staircase Landing: This landing has two cast iron skylights making it a light area and a generous cupboard with reclaimed doors, adding more period features to this remarkable house. There are pine reclaimed floor boards, lovingly finished to an exceptional standard. This landing connects the lounge with bedroom seven.

Bedroom seven: A further spacious room with period features, a mixture of bare stone walls and pitched ceiling with timber trusses adds to the character and country house feel of this wow-factor period room. More reclaimed pine floor boards round off this exquisite bedroom.

The mill is accessed by a private gated driveway and is sold with its own gardens, outbuildings and woodland.

Property postcode: NE71 6RA

The property further benefits from Fibre broadband.

Energy Efficiency Rating: F

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These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set out as a general guideline and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. Please note that we have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services including gas central heating and so cannot verify they are in working order or fit for their purpose. All measurements are approximate and for guidance only. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact us and we will try and clarify the position for you.

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