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An exceedingly rare opportunity to acquire this Grade II Listed former windmill located in a wonderful rural location. This historic property dates back to the mid 1800's, originally built as a feed and flour mill, before it was given over to residential conversion in the 1950's. The mill sits in a generous plot with three bedroom accommodation within the mill tower and it's adjoining addition. A particular feature of the property, offering much more potential for further accommodation is the modern studio building within the grounds. This large, attractive building, originally built as a recording studio, offers a spacious open plan space, ideal for further addition and alteration, subject to the required planning permissions. The mature, secluded garden creates a wonderful setting, ideal for buyers looking for an interesting, characterful permanent residence or a holiday home/let. Early internal viewing is highly recommended to appreciate!
An impressive modern building, designed and built as a music studio, but now offering sizeable open plan living space with a central part glazed pair of entrance doors with glazed side panels, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a gable end window to the front aspect, pamment tiled floor with under floor heating, power points, lighting and part glazed door giving access to;
Part glazed door to rear, pamment tile floor with under floor heating, cupboard housing wall-mounted LPG boiler for under floor heating, kitchen area with a range of timber units with wooden work surface and ceramic butler inset sink and mixer tap, power points, television point, loft access, thermostat.
A six storey brick tower mill, built in the mid 1800's, originally with a Norfolk boat cap and four 8-bay double-shuttered sails mounted on a substantial wind shaft. The Mill is believed to have been given a Grade II listed status in the 1960's, with a new cap fitted at the time, having been given over to residential conversion in the 1950's. The building now consists of the main mill tower, with a temporary GRP cap and an adjoining single storey accommodation building. The mill tower offers four accommodation levels with a ground floor lounge and three bedrooms.
Entrance door to front aspect, rear facing window, hardwood floor, power points, telephone point, open access to the ground floor level of the mill and doorway giving access to;
Windows to side and rear aspect, built-in cupboard, radiator, power points, fitted kitchen unit with stainless steel sink drainer, electric cooker point, doorway giving access to;
Built-in cupboard, door to rear, door giving access to;
Obscure glaze window to front and side aspects, radiator, low level w.c., hand wash basin, tiled-in bath with electric shower over.
Offering accommodation over four levels, with a further storage area on the 5th story and mill workings space on the top story. The ground floor offers attractive split-level accommodation with hardwood floor. Glazed French doors to rear and full height window to front aspect. A tremendously characterful room with exposed beams and staircase leading to the upper floors, providing a bedroom on each level with fitted storage and double aspects.
Our vendor informs us that North Norfolk District Council will require full restoration and replacement of the Mill Cap under Grade II Listing requirements. The current GRP cap is TEMPORARY ONLY. Prospective buyers will need to agree a timescale for replacement of the Mill cap with the planning authority, to allow for the new owners to secure design approval and a skilled Millwright appointment to rebuild the cap structure to a suitable standard to satisfy the planning requirements. Further information should be sought via the North Norfolk District Council Conservation Officer, Chris Young.. firstname.lastname@example.org
A modern building with front facing double doors, side service door, power and lighting.
To the rear of the garage, offering a quiet reading or working space.
The property is situated in a generous garden offering vehicular access to either side of the front aspect. The grounds are predominantly laid to lawn, with a variety of mature tree planting and shrubbery offering a delightful secluded location. Open farmland views can be enjoyed to the front aspect.
Mains water and electric. Drainage via septic tank. The property benefits from an underground LPG storage tank for the underfloor heating in the studio building.
North Norfolk District Council. Band 'D' North Norfolk District Council Conservation Officer, Chris Young.. email@example.com
Although the address of the mill is Worstead, the property is actually located in the hamlet of Meeting Hill, closer to the village of Briggate, which along with the other lovely neighbouring hamlets of Lygate and Bengate, is situated in a delightful rural location, just inland from the coast and conveniently between the towns of North Walsham and Stalham. Worstead is an extremely attractive village with a wealthy weaving heritage and the substantial St Mary's church dominates the village centre. The village has a famous annual festival and offers a public house and railway station.
From the A149 North Walsham Road heading towards North Walsham from Smallburgh, turn right at the crossroads signposted Lyngate, Worstead and Briggate - towards Briggate on Station Road. Continue into the village before turning left into Meeting House Hill Road. Continue for about a quarter of a mile where the property can then be found on the left hand side, located by our For Sale board.
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