An attractive flint & brick converted mill with a self-contained annexe set in about 0.25 acre close to the river.
Mill House is a superb former mill converted originally about 50 years ago and then completely renovated in 2014 by the current owners. The property is thought to date back to the late 18th or early 19th century and is built in a distinctive, local style of alternating bands of flint and red brick under a Welsh slate roof, with the original mill timber workings still accommodated on the upper and lower ground floors. The recent renovations have been undertaken to a very high standard whilst also blending the building's period charm with the requirements of modern family life. The upper ground floor is floored with oak and accommodatesthe generously sized sitting room with original mill features and the principal bedroom suite, with both rooms facing south and looking across the garden and neighbouring paddock to the river beyond. The sitting room is fitted with a wood-burning stove and incorporates two staircases, one to the first floor bedroom accommodation and the second down to the lower ground floor. This lower ground floor forms the family hub for the house, with the south-facing family and kitchen/dining rooms adjacent to one another. The former has a lovely oak floor, French windows that open to the terrace and a study area tucked into the mill workings. The kitchen/dining room has a gorgeous limestone floor and is fitted with bespoke, painted timber units including a central island, an extensive range of built-in Siemens appliances including a wine cooler, walk-in larder, laundry/cloakroom and has bi-fold doors that can be folded back to open the room out to the garden in fine weather. The first floor landing is light and airy with plenty of natural light and leads to the guest bedroom with ensuite shower room, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom.Mill House is approached via a shared driveway entrance that leads on to a neighbouring property. The property includes a parking area with space for several cars with additional land overlooked by attractive, mature beech trees. On the opposite side of the driveway is a paved area leading to the property's front door. The secluded garden extends out from the back of the house, where there is an extensive paved terrace bound by a low, curved retaining wall. Beyond the wall is a very gently sloping lawn bound on one side by a narrow raised flower bed. A flight of wrought iron steps on one side of the house gives access via a pedestrian gate to the driveway and parking area. Attached on the other side of the house is the self-contained annexe, which hasits own outside, paved seating area tucked into one corner of the garden. The annexe incorporates a living room, kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom and has been let very successfully for holiday accommodation through Airbnb. There is additional direct access between the passing lane and the garden via a passageway that separates the main house from the annexe at the lower ground floor level.
Cerne Abbas 3 miles, A35 5.5 miles, Dorchester 7.7 miles, Sherborne 13.5 miles (Waterloo 2 hours 10 minutes), Weymouth/Jurassic Coast 16 miles, Yeovil 18 miles, Bournemouth Airport 30.4 miles. (Distances and time approximate).Mill House is situated in a peaceful setting in the village of Piddletrenthide, which nestles in the Piddle Valley, an unspoilt and beautiful stretch of countryside crisscrossed by a network of bridleways and tracks for walking, riding and countryside pursuits. The world renowned Jurassic Coast is also just 16 miles away. The village is a thriving community with a parish church, popular pub and primary school and the nearby village of Cerne Abbas has a GP surgery and post office/village shop. For wider requirements including dental and veterinary surgeries, Dorchester and Sherborne are both nearby. Sherborne also has a regular train service to Waterloo taking 2 hours 10 m