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Watermill House, Little Crakehall, Bedale


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Key features

  • An Attractive Grade II Listed Property
  • Unique Three Storey Family Home
  • Generous Accommodation
  • Outbuildings with Workshop
  • Three Immaculately Presented Holiday Cottages
  • Historic Working Watermill
  • Large Rear Garden, Summerhouse & Orchard
  • Former 5 Pitch Caravan Site with Potential
  • Set in 3.80 Acres approx of Land and Grounds
  • Viewing Only By Appointment


An Attractive Grade II Listed Property set in 3.80 Acres approx together with Three Holiday Cottages and Historic Working Watermill.

This particularly unique property has not been on the open market for in excess of 20 years and benefits from a wealth of period features. The property is approached by a tree lined private drive adjacent to the millpond, and through to a large gravel drive sweeping past Watermill House and the Mill. There are also three immaculate holiday cottages, outbuildings, and a former 5 pitch caravan site on a 0.4 acre grass paddock and a further paddock beyond.

Watermill House
Watermill House was built between the 17th Century and early 19th Century. The property benefits from flexible and spacious living accommodation over three floors. The property would benefit from some modernising throughout.

The property is entered via a welcoming entrance hall which leads through to the sitting room which features a log burning stove and the dining room which features an open fire. The current office, which is a versatile room also features a log burning stove.

All rooms are complemented by a large south facing bay window which overlook the front garden and the historic Mill.
The kitchen which is situated to the rear has been fitted with modern cherrywood units with some integrated appliances. The utility room leads out to the rear garden and has the benefit of an adjoining WC, bath and basin.

Before heading to the first floor, there is a useful understairs cupboard and boiler room. The first floor extends to three large double bedrooms, two of which benefit from an en-suite and one with a family bathroom.

The second floor extends to a further two double bedrooms with one gaining the advantage of an en-suite which comprises of a WC, wash basin and shower.
The fifth bedroom extends through to the final attic room where the flooring has been boarded out and provides great potential.

Externally the house is complemented by a large wrap around garden, which is currently laid to a well-maintained lawn, orchard and mature shrubs and trees. To the rear northern boundary is a tree buffer which is a perfect screen providing an all-important degree of privacy.

Holiday Cottages
Watermill House also presents three beautifully finished stone-built holiday cottages, which have been converted from former stables and traditional buildings.
Miller's Retreat is the largest of the three cottages, sleeping up to six guests, all of the bedrooms are en-suite, two with a shower and the third featuring a bath and overhead shower. There is a modern kitchen and large sitting room which features a log burning stove alongside a set of French doors which lead out to the terrace area. The property has been finished to an exacting standard.

Mill Cottage is a two-bedroom, single storey cottage, with a modern style country kitchen, a generous size sitting room which features a log burning stove with French doors looking over the historic mill race, a family bathroom and two double bedrooms.

Watermill Croft is a one-bedroom, single storey cottage. The open plan kitchen and sitting room is full of character and features a log-effect gas burning stove, and French doors open onto the quiet and sheltered stone patio and lawns.

All three cottages have wonderful views over the beck and beyond.

Crakehall Watermill
The Mill is an unspoilt feature dating back to Domesday in 1086 AD. However, the current mill dates mainly from the 17th Century and is an excellent example of a working country corn mill, which the current owners have lovingly maintained and have regularly milled stone ground specialist flour. The Mill has been recently re-pointed.
This individual building demonstrates a wealth of history and is a fabulous incorporation to Watermill House.

The property is set in 3.80 acres approximately. There is one useful outbuilding which comprises of a former tractor shed and workshop to the left of the treelined drive. Opposite this is the beautiful millpond, which operates the mill to date. There is a sluice gate on the opposite side of the road which feeds the pond with an abstraction licence issued by the Environment Agency.

To the east of the property is a grass paddock which has potential. It is a former 5 pitch caravan site. The site currently has water, 5 electric hook-ups, chemical waste disposal and a W.C. A second paddock lies beyond.

Watermill House offers a very rare opportunity to own a unique and individual country property. Viewing is strongly advised.


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Watermill House, Little Crakehall, Bedale


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  • Bedale Station2.0 miles
  • Leeming Bar Station2.7 miles
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Robin Jessop, Bedale

4 North End, Bedale, DL8 1AB

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