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Grade II listed mill house in Devon

The Old Mill is a very attractive Grade II listed former mill house with a separate cottage and winery near Down St Mary in Devon. The property probably dates from the early 16th century and numerous historic features remain including an inglenook fireplace with wood-burner in the dining hall and there are characterful exposed beams throughout the house, while the garden room has a vaulted ceiling and glazed doors opening out onto the terrace and gardens. Upstairs are four bedrooms (two en-suite) and the family bathroom.

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Accommodation in total comprises: entrance hall, dining hall, sitting room, kitchen, breakfast room, cloakroom, boot room, garden room and four bedrooms plus the family bathroom.

The Mill Cottage has two bedrooms and adjoins the house on the south side.

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Outside, the principal gardens lie to the rear with a delightful terraced area and a raised fish pond; a secret garden lies through a gate from the drive, while the cottage has its own garden. An orchard is filled with fruit trees and also features an enclosed kitchen garden, while the winery is currently used as an office, storage room and cellar.

A grass meadow beyond the house has a long frontage to the River Yeo, upon which which fishing rights are granted to the owner, for mainly brown trout. On the far side of the river is an area of sloping ground, planted to deciduous woodland; this was previously the site of the vineyard. The land in total comes to nearly 19 acres.

The Old Mill sits in a beautiful part of Mid Devon in the River Yeo Valley just to the north west of Crediton, half a mile from Down St Mary. Exeter is 15 miles.

The guide price is £895,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01392 215 631 or visit

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