A unique opportunity to purchase this Grade II Listed circa 1840 built Water Mill located at the end of a quiet adopted road. This is a truly one off property that is situated on the River Colne, steeped in history and character.
GRADE II LISTED * FOUR STOREYS * WEALTH OF ORIGINAL FEATURES EXPOSED BEAMS * SAME FAMILY OWNERSHIP FOR OVER 100 YEARS
Wakes Colne Mill is situated just off the A1124 off Wakes Street, 8 miles from Colchester providing good access to the A12, A120 and mainline railway stations at Colchester, Marks Tey and Kelvedon with a branch line station in the village.
A Grade II Listed, Water Mill situated on the River Colne. The building was constructed circa 1840 of brick and timber. The Mill still has some of its original workings which are currently disused and was formerly used both as an oil mill and a corn mill. The original water wheel can be seen as part of the workings with its 20’ in diameter and 10’ width. This is a truly unique opportunity and is an absolute “must view”. The construction is primarily brick walling and timber interior with the roof hipped and grambrelled with slate clad and lead flashings.
The accommodation comprises:-
A glazed entrance door leading to the ground floor hallway.
GROUND FLOOR HALLWAY –
With doors leading to the downstairs Cloakroom and the Milling Room. Stairs leading to the first floor and a further hallway leading to the Summer Room and the Garage.
MILLING ROOM – 20’1 x 15’2 –
Tiled flooring, 2 x 12-pane fixed windows to the rear aspect, hatch opening to the mill wheel workings. There are 3 pairs of mill stones, underdriven mounted on a hearse – no longer in use. Door leading to the Utility Room.
UTILITY ROOM – 21’9 x 8’ –
Tiled flooring, 6-pane window to the front aspect, raised base units with space and plumbing for washing machine and a floor-mounted water softener and sink unit. Door leading to rear right of way.
SUMMER ROOM – 14’4 x 12’9 –
With pair of French-style patio doors leading to the enclosed terraced area. Obscure glazed door to the Garage and tiled flooring.
INTEGRAL GARAGE – 16’10 x 13’ –
With an up & over door, power and lighting with electric meters and consumer units.
DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM –
Suite comprising of low level flush wc, vanity hand wash basin and obscure glazed panelled window to the front aspect.
With doors leading to the Kitchen and Dining Room and a secondary glazed 12-pane window to the front aspect.
KITCHEN – 19’ x 9’10 –
Secondary glazed 12-pane window to the front aspect and one to the side, range of base units with granite worktops and electric AGA incorporated and sunken butler-style sink with mixer tap. Exposed beams to the ceiling and door leading tothe Study area.
STUDY – 12’1 x 11’3 –
12-pane secondary glazed window to the rear aspect, French doors secondary glazed leading to the balcony and concertina doors leading to the Dining Room. Wall-mounted storage heater and exposed beams to the ceiling. The balcony area provides views across farmland with a spiral staircase providing access to the ground floor terrace area.
DINING ROOM – 11’10 x 11’5 –
Secondary glazed 16-pane windows to the rear aspect and glazed door, wall-mounted storage heater and concertina doors leading to the Study area and glazed double doors to the Sitting Room. Exposed timbers.
SITTING ROOM – 22’ max x 18’ –
Secondary glazed 12-pane windows to the rear and front aspects, brick built fireplace with multi-fuel burner inset, exposed beams to ceiling and exposed floorboards.
With doors leading to the Bedrooms and Bathroom. 2 x secondary glazed 6-pane window to the front aspect, exposed beams and trap door leading to the third floor via stairs.
BEDROOM 1 – 15’9 x 13’6 –
Secondary glazed 6-pane window to the front and side aspects with views over the river, built-in wardrobes and a recessed dressing area which in turns leads to the En-Suite Bathroom.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM –
Suite comprising of panel enclosed built-in bath, low level flush wc and a pedestal hand wash basin and a fully tiled built-in shower cubicle. Window to front aspect.
SEPARATE CLOAKROOM –
Low level flush wc and a wall-mounted hand wash basin.
BEDROOM 2 – 14’8 x 12’6 –
With secondary glazed window to the rear with views, wall-mounted storage heater and vanity hand wash basin unit.
BEDROOM 3 – 12’5 x 12’4 –
Secondary glazed window to the rear, built-in wardrobe, vanity hand wash basin unit and wall-mounted storage heater.
BATHROOM – 9’9 x 9’8 –
With suite comprising of low level flush wc, panel enclosed bath, corner shower, bidet, secondary glazed windows to front and side aspects and wall-mounted radiator.
THIRD FLOOR (accessed via a stairs and trap door) –
Large open plan split-level Attic Room with vaulted ceilings and heavily exposed beams. The lower level part of this room is 19’ approx by 19’ where light is provided by Velux windows. Wood panelling to the walls. Shower Room which houses a shower cubicle and low level flush wc.
Under the second split level, there is a door to the storage area which provides very useful storage and also holds the water tanks. Full staircase leading to the second floor of this split level which is L-shaped leading to the Locum which is also heavily beamed and has evidence of the original features with exposed beams and braces and the jettied sack hoist and wonderful views towards the viaduct. This L-shaped space has a measurement of 21’6 max x 16’ max with more Velux windows providing good light and wall-mounted storage heaters providing heating. This top floor provides a great space for extended families or professional services.
Rear Patio area accessed via Summer room. Enjoying the afternoon sun, the walled area has raised borders with a loganberry plant and Pinot Noir vine well established and creeping its way up to the balcony providing 30 bottles of wine per year. The patio is situated next to the river and has views across the meadows and Mill Pool.
At the front of the property there is a a shingle driveway that leads to the front door and garage. The majority of the garden is to the front of the Mill. There is a small lawned area to the immediate front of the Mill with a shingle path and driveway and central milling stone feature. Feature brick wall dividing the driveway and waterway. There is a seperate garage with un and over door and workshop to the rear.
The main lawned area is slightly detached from the property and is surrounded by mature trees and with the Mill Race flowing as a tributary connecting with the River Colne at the front of the garden. A single track gives access to neighbouring property.
This a truly wonderful opportunity.
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