Monday 27 July 2015

Mill house, mill and 15 acres - Devon

Reader Caroline tipped me off about this stunning riverside wreck - up for auction this week.
There are two properties - a five-bedroom miller's house and the original, detached corn mill. Plus a timber barn, derelict outbuildings and around 15 acres of wooded and pasture land.

The buildings need a full renovation job (some of the upper floors have collapsed). There's no electricity and drainage isn't clear and access seems to be via a pretty overgrown lane.

The location right next to the River Torridge (it is a mill house after all) could be an issue and will certainly affect insurance.
However, this could be a fabulous project and in a gorgeous location. The main house is large - a kitchen and four reception rooms downstairs, plus the five bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.

And I love the creepiness of the corn mill!

The property is about a mile outside the North Devon village of Dolton and about seven miles from its beaches.
It's up for auction on July 30th, via Phillips, Smith & Dunn, with a guide price of £250k. Details here and on Rightmove here.