Littlebourne Watermill sits on a site where there has been a watermill since Domesday – the original land and building was owned by the church and passed into private ownership in the mid 16th century.
The property itself is a local landmark which has been adapted into a fantastic family home. Inside the principal ground floor rooms are all fitted with oak floorboards and all have lots of flexible space. The kitchen is a friendly area to congregate with its Aga, fitted pine cupboards and large double butler sink. Adjacent to the kitchen is the rear entrance which leads out to the mill race and mill wheel, and from where the mill wheel – which still works – is controlled. The dining room has a dual aspect enjoying stunning views of the river and French doors out to the terrace.
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The principal reception room has been split into three fine rooms – sitting room, library and study. Upstairs are three bedrooms, two en-suite, on the first floor and a further three bedrooms on the second floor. The top floor has been divided into three separate areas – a sleeping area, a living area and a working area with a small bathroom. A mezzanine is used for storage and is approached through a trap door which has a balcony overlooking the living area.
Outside are outbuildings and paddocks with three field shelters; further into the grounds are further range of sheds, stores and a chicken run. The main garden is delightful and includes a large vegetable patch, an assortment of apple and plum trees and a large walnut tree and at the end of the lawn sits A tennis court.
Littlebourne Watermill is situated between the popular Kentish villages of Littlebourne, which has a Post Office, local shop, school and pubs, and Ickham. Canterbury is just four miles for all further amenities and Dover is just 12 miles for access to France and the continent.
The guide price is £1.15m. For further information please contact Strutt and Parker on 01227 451 123 or visit www.struttandparker.com.
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