Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Converted water mill that boasts a view in a mill-ion

You don't have to buy something to live in a property with a past. This former water mill in the pretty village of Preston Crowmarsh is ready to rent to those who love gorgeous beamed ceilings and open fires

You don't have to buy something to live in a property with a past. This former water mill in the pretty village of Preston Crowmarsh is ready to rent to those who love gorgeous beamed ceilings and open fires. But like all good lets, this place is all geared up for modern living.

Huey Thomas at the Henley office of Ballards, which is letting the property, said: â??The Mill House is a fantastic character property which offers flexible living accommodation throughout. The property would suit a wide range of applicants and with its delightful location and tranquil surroundings, it would make an ideal bolthole/pied-à-terre.â?�

The Mill House is larger than it looks and comes with a garage and plenty of off-road parking inside a gated driveway.

Upstairs there are two, good-sized bedrooms and a modern bathroom with a walk-in shower, as well as a bath, toilet and two basins (great if you tend to fight for space at teeth-brushing time!). The main bedroom has a wonderful balcony which overlooks a stream â?? the mill stream â?? which runs directly off the River Thames.



Downstairs, the kitchen has been beautifully finished with modern units and comes with all the appliances you would expect, such as a double oven, fridge and freezer, as well as that all-important dishwasher. The kitchen is also next to a handy utility room, which has a washing machine and a tumble dryer, as well as a door to the garage, which is large enough for two cars.

Inside, there are two reception rooms to choose from â?? the living room and the dining room, the latter of which is a good size and looks out over a bridge and the mill stream. But in winter, youâ??ll probably want to spend the majority of your time in the living room, which is light and airy for a period property, and has a wonderful open fireplace.

The most unusual thing about this place is the amount of outdoor space that comes with it. The gardens are huge at about three acres and are effectively an island formed by the river on one side and the mill stream on the other. This outdoor space is shared by a cottage (also rented), an open boathouse and a large indoor swimming pool.

Local shops can be found at the village of Benson which is about a 10 minute-walk away. There are also two pubs in the neighbourhood and the well-known Waterfront Café, which sits on the Thames.

The nearest train station can be found at Didcot, which is a 10-minute drive away, offering links to Reading, Oxford and London Paddington.

The property is available now through Ballards for a price of £1,950 per calendar month (other charges may apply). Telephone the Henley office on (01491) 411055.



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