Experience elegant waterside living with these idyllic properties.
Suffolk, £1.25 million
The Mill House & Mill, Layham
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 12½ acres
Set on the banks of the River Brett and in grounds of 12½ acres is this five-bedroom Georgian mill house. The owners grow cricket-bat willows and grind their own flour. There is half a mile of fishing rights.
Jackson-Stops & Staff (01473 218218)
Oxfordshire, £3.5 million
The Mill, Whitchurch-on-Thames
This six-bedroom former mill is a five-minute walk from Pangbourne station. It stands in 1.2 acres and comes with boat jetties onto the mill pond. There is a large and light kitchen/breakfast room.
Strutt & Parker (0118–321 9819)
Buckinghamshire, £1.9 million
Twyford Mill, Twyford
6 bedrooms, cottage, stables, 42.71 acres
With 25 loose boxes and sizeable staff accommodation, Twyford Mill offers an opportunity to enhance its equestrian facilities still further. The property, whose interiors would probably require updating, is conveniently located both for the M40 and the rail services from Bicester North station.
Savills (01295 228050)
North Yorkshire, £895,000
Vivers Mill, Pickering
9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, extensive parking
A Grade II listed former Water Mill on the edge of a popular market town. The converted accommodation, arranged over four floors, incorporates traditional features including the working water wheel, the associated milling machinery and drive shaft and French stones, all of which are visible for people to see.
Jackson Stops & Staff (01904 625 033)
Northamptonshire, £2.25 million
Kingthorn Mill, Greens Norton
7 bedrooms, cottage, tennis court, pool
This generous family home known as Kingthorn Mill was formerly a traditional working corn mill prior to a programme of remodelling in the 1930s and then being subject to a significant extension in the 1950s. There is a beautiful bespoke kitchen and working fireplaces.
Fine & Country (01604 309 030)
Norfolk, £1.975 million
The Watermill, Burnham Overy
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms,
This award-winning renovation of a Grade II-listed watermill took several years to complete using original materials wherever possible. All the original machinery was left intact and has been incorpor- ated into the design.
Jackson-Stops & Staff (01328 801333)