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Somerset mill under restoration

Tonedale Mill was established in 1790 by the Fox family, and became a site of national importance during the Boer War when the Tonedale dyers developed the dye khaki leading to the end of British soldiers’ “redcoats”. It subsequently became the largest integrated woollen mill in the South West.

The mill is now being converted into a selection of homes with former industrial and period features which have been incorporated into the design of the apartments and homes.

The £45m site, which features Grade II and II* listed buildings will afford buyers some spectacular views of the surrounding open countryside. There is a mixture of 141 one, two and three-bedroom apartments priced from £115,000 and 82 houses priced from £210,000 built over three phases. In addition to the residential quarter, Tonedale provides 78,000 sq ft of commercial space.

Tim Wadsworth of Hydon said: ‘We are proud to have created a new residential and commercial area for the town on what is a historically important site where we have been able to retain most of the site’s traditional features. Tonedale Mill has all the ingredients to develop a new sustainable community for Wellington whilst providing a range of quality housing for both the first time buyers and families in a unique setting.’

Wellington sits between the River Tone and the Blackdown Hills in Somerset. The town centre offers a selection of boutiques offering a range of goods including craft shops, antique dealers and an excellent fishmonger. As well as local produce there are a number of supermarkets. Other amenities include a local sports centre and the town’s famous attractions, Wellington Museum and Wellington Monument.

Wellington is situated just 6.5 miles from Taunton and 28 miles from Exeter via the M5 making it an easy commute. The nearest railway stations are; Taunton, which has a direct link into London Paddington Station with a journey time of approximately 2 hours, or Tiverton, which provides links to the South West and the coast.

For more information visit, or contact Tonedale Mill marketing suite on 01823 470470