Durley Mill is an historic property set in superb riverside gardens and grounds approaching five acres – records exist of mill owners on the site back as far as 1207 and the present mill dates back to the 1630s. The current owners have created a welcoming, spacious home whist retaining characterful period features including exposed beams and wooden floors, as well as old workings of the original mill.

Accommodation is laid out over three floors and would benefit from some modernisation. The ground floor offers an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, conservatory, sun room, study, breakfast kitchen and the wheel house while upstairs has the master bedroom suite and five further bedrooms plus a family bathroom, games room and play room – there is also extensive storage up in the attic.

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Outside the gardens are to the north east of the river and are mainly laid to lawn. The raised stone terrace against a flint wall leads to the greenhouse beyond. To the other side of the river is a path and an area of woodland, and beside the house are two post and rail paddocks; the house comes with stables and a variety of store houses outside. The river also offers potential development for some good fishing in its clear and well-maintained waters.

Durley Mill is situated in a quiet area between the villages of Durley and Curdridge. Botley and Bishops Waltham are slightly further and both have small supermarkets and good local amenities.

The guide price is £1,850,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01962 850 333 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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