The Mill, Droxford, Hampshire
Guide price: £1.25million
Agents: Lane Fox (01962 869 999)
The Mill is the kind of property that will not stay on the market for very long. Put simply, it ticks all the right boxes: there?s a river at the bottom of the garden, there?s bags of character, it comes with a good bit of land, and, most importantly, it?s in a sought after location.
The property boasts five bedrooms and three reception rooms, as well as a period barn and an outstanding waterside garden making up part of the 20 acres of land.
Inside, many of the Mill?s original features have been retained, adding further to its abundant uniqueness and charm. The comfortable rooms have been tastefully decorated, and in spite of the low, often beamed ceilings, the rooms are light and airy thanks to the neutral colour scheme and the exposed oak floorboards on the split-level ground floor.
The house is situated in a beautiful waterside position, surrounded on three sides by paddocks, water meadows, and the idyllic garden. The property is approached along a gravel drive off a quiet lane which leads from the centre of the village.
If you are an ardent fishing enthusiast who?s looking for a new challenge, then the Mill represents a very rare opportunity. There are about 550 yards of single bank fishing on the main stream of the river Meon and about 500 yards on its carriers, as well as the millstream. No stocking has taken place recently nor have records been kept. However improvements could be made to the water and it would then provide some testing, wild and unspoilt fishing.
The property lies on the eastern edge of the attractive Meon Valley village of Droxford, which is in a conservation area. Bishops Waltham, a popular small rural town, and Winchester are both within easy reach. Petersfield, just 12 miles away, has a mainline railway station which operates fast, direct services to London, with the journey taking just over one hour.