Detached House   5 bedroom(s)   3 bathroom(s)   3 reception room(s)
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Stisted Mill is an attractive and substantial former water mill, adjacent to the river Blackwater, and largely dating from the 18th century with attractive weatherboarded elevations under a tiled Mansard roof. The property enjoys a glorious location overlooking meadowland, and is only a stone's throw from the popular and sought-after Braintree golf club. The mill was full functioning until the end of the second world war, and thereafter it operated until approximately 1960. It was largely converted in late 1970's, and as such, benefits from the building technology available at the time. The accommodation is well-presented throughout, but would benefit from some updating.
The accommodation on offer is of a flexible and versatile nature, and would suit a variety of modern lifestyles. The layout would readily accommodate an annexe or ancillary accommodation in the western portion of the building, and additionally, would provide ideal home office space in this section of the building. The property blends a delightful mix of characterful features, and still retains a good number of parts of the original mill workings which include the wheel and some impressive machinery, and notably a pair of French stones.
The entrance is situated beneath the overhanging lucam with a door leading to the inviting reception hall, which has beams to the walls and ceilings, stairs rising to the first floor, a door to the cloak room, sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room, and another to the wheel room. The sitting room overlooks the rear garden and river, and has a door to the west facing terrace and garden. There is a large red brick fireplace with a tiled hearth, oak lintel, and a wood burning stove. An open stud partition segregates the spacious dining room, which has a further door to the kitchen/breakfast room.
The kitchen/breakfast room is situated on the easterly elevation, with a dual aspect, and has a range of quality German units by 'Poggenpohl', Corian worktops, a Neff eye level oven and grill, plumbing for a dishwasher, hob and extractor fan, a breakfast bar and a tiled floor. A door leads to a rear lobby, which give access to a walled courtyard to the side, which then accesses the terrace. Beyond this is a bathroom, with a matching white suite, and a cupboard housing the boiler.
The first floor on the easterly elevation comprises a landing which access the four bedrooms in this part of the building. The principal bedroom has a dual aspect, with part vaulted ceiling, beams to the walls and a range of full height built in wardrobes. There is a generous en-suite bathroom, fitted with a jacuzzi bath, matching suite and corner shower cubicle. There are three further bedrooms, all of a generous size, which have characterful features, one of which has built in wardrobes, and another with the linen cupboard. These three are served by a family bathroom with a matching white suite, and pleasant views to the river.
The remainder of the accommodation is to the westerly side of the wheel room, where the mill stream passes beneath the building. A door from the reception hall enters the wheel room, which has a large proportion of the original mill workings in situ, there is a spiral staircase which rises to the second level of the wheel room, where a sliding door accesses the fifth bedroom, which would make a perfect study. This is a delightful room, with a vaulted ceiling, a window through to the wheel room and views to the river. Above this is a mezzanine, accessed via the original stairs, where there are further mill workings, and a door leading to the extensive loft space, which, subject to the necessary consents, could be converted to further living accommodation.
A door with steps leads to a craft room, which has a half glazed internal wall, storage cupboards and stairs down to the studio/games room. Beyond the craft room is a kitchen, with floor mounted units, a single bowl sink, plumbing for a dishwasher, storage cupboards and views to the meadow. This section of the building would readily make an integral annexe if required, further adding to the versatility of the accommodation. The studio/games room is a spacious room, with stairs rising to the aforementioned craft room, it has a dual aspect with views to the river and garden, and an external door to the terrace and garden. In addition, it has its own cloakroom situated to the front elevation, which is tiled to dado height, with a tiled floor. A door leads directly to the substantial attached garage/workshop, which could be used for a variety of purposes, there is also a door to the rear terrace.
The property is approached via a large gravel drive, with paving to the front of the property, accessing the front door. The garage is entered directly from the drive, and to the side is a five-bar gate accessing an extensive area of parking, which in turn leads to the boat house. The grounds are delightful, and benefit from a largely westerly aspect, allowing the occupants to enjoy the afternoon and evening sunshine.
Immediately to the rear of the mill is a large paved terrace, which is ideal for entertaining, and has delightful views of the river, beyond this is a pretty garden, which has an ancient apple tree providing a focal point. This garden is flanked by a number of borders that are stocked with evergreen shrubs and perennials.
The river forms the boundary to the north and west of the grounds, with large expanses of meadow, which are interspersed with a wide variety of trees which include, horse chestnut, copper beech, apple, willow and sweet chestnut.
In all about 3.80 acres (sts).
RECEPTION HALL 24' 7" x 6' 4" (7.50m x 1.95m)
SITTING ROOM 19' 0" x 15' 10" (5.80m x 4.85m)
DINING ROOM 15' 7" x 10' 5" (4.75m x 3.20m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 3" x 10' 2" (4.65m x 3.10m)
LOBBY 10' 4" x 4' 11" (3.15m x 1.50m)
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 20' 2" x 12' 7" (6.15m x 3.85m)
BEDROOM 15' 10" x 8' 10" (4.83m x 2.70m)
BEDROOM 14' 3" x 9' 4" (4.35m x 2.85m)
BEDROOM 12' 7" x 9' 6" (3.85m x 2.90m)
WHEEL ROOM 22' 1" x 7' 8" (6.75m x 2.35m)
WHEEL ROOM 22' 1" x 8' 2" (6.75m x 2.50m)
STUDY/BEDROOM 5 18' 2" x 8' 8" (5.55m x 2.66m)
MEZZANINE 9' 8" x 9' 0" (2.95m x 2.75m)
LOFT 44' 7" x 10' 5" (13.60m x 3.20m)
CRAFT ROOM 15' 7" x 12' 3" (4.75m x 3.75m)
KITCHEN 16' 0" x 9' 10" (4.90m x 3.00m)
STUDIO/GAMES ROOM 21' 9" x 15' 3" (6.65m x 4.65m)
GARAGE/WORKSHOP 28' 10" x 15' 8" (8.80m x 4.80m)
STORAGE BARN 54' 1" x 17' 0" (16.50m x 5.20m)
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