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Devon former watermill

Rock Mill is a charming period East Devon property which is listed Grade II and has been lovingly restored. Originally built as a flour mill, the original wheel is still in place and turns when the water is channelled to it. More recently the property was a fish farm but the ponds have now been landscaped into the garden and the house restored as a family home.

The house and Mill are built of stone under part-thatched and part-tiled roofs. Originally the Mill and Mill house, they have been cleverly combined to create a fascinating five bedroom house with accommodation over three different levels.

Accommodation in total comprises: hall, drawing room, dining room, fully fitted kitchen and breakfast room, wine room, conservatory, first floor sitting area and office, as well as five bedrooms. There is around 3,800 sq ft of living space in the house, which has been used as a very successful holiday let.

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Outside the long paved drive arriving in a cobbled courtyard with the triple garage, former bakery and water wheel. The thatched lodge is currently used for storage. A paved path leads down beside the leat, past the conservatory and south facing terrace, to the front door.

The leat runs on past the house through a series of ponds, to the lake. The heated swimming pool is set up above the leat, opposite the house, with wonderful views down the valley. The woodland and paddock provide privacy and protection and the land comes to nearly ten acres.

Membury has a Shop/Post Office with ‘Pubette’ attached, opening at certain times of the week for food and drink. Axminster about 4 miles away has a selection of everyday shops, supermarkets, banks, primary and secondary schooling. The well respected Colyton Grammar School is about 8 miles and the County Town of Exeter about 30 miles.

The guide price is £1.5m. For further information please contact Savills on 01392 455 700 or visit the house on their website.

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