A unique and rare Grade II listed mill house in wonderful riverside gardens

WORTEN MILL Worten Mill is situated in a magical rural location in the charming undulating countryside just outside the popular village of Great Chart. Believed to date from the 18th century, the house is approached over a long drive that meanders through lovely gardens. The property is made up of the former miller’s house and the ancient water mill. The mill race and wheel form a unique feature of the building with a viewing window from both the hall and sitting room, and the mill pond giving a tranquil setting.

A wide, panelled oak door opens to the welcoming reception hall with a burnished brick floor. There are windows at floor level which look out onto the mill pond, and an internal window in the office/TV room (currently arranged as a bedroom) looks into the mill race and wheel. Stairs from the hall lead up to an impressive fitted library with adjoining study.

The part full height drawing room has an unusual demi-lune window overlooking the mill pond. Wide brick steps lead down to the main reception space and ancient timbers create a cathedral-like atmosphere. This delightful room is the perfect place for relaxing. The adjoining dining room has a wide inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam over and the former bread oven. The morning room overlooks the pond to the rear.

The farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room is generously proportioned and has doors to a useful pantry and utility room. Off the kitchen is an occasional guest bedroom with an en suite bathroom.

The light and bright principal bedroom suite has a dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are two further generous bedrooms overlooking the front, both with exposed beams, with a family bathroom adjoining. A secondary staircase leads to the remaining two bedrooms.

WORTEN MILL COTTAGE Set to the back and side of Worten Mill is the detached cottage, which has its own private garden. The rooms comprise a sitting room, a kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

This property has 4 acres of land.


Sitting astride the River Stour, which meanders through the grounds, the gardens are a total delight. Dappled shade is provided by numerous specimen trees with wide herbaceous and shrub beds giving year round colour and interest. The front garden is very informally laid out with a number of paths and bridges criss-crossing the river.

To the rear the garden is dominated by the mill pond, with further pathways and walks creating a relaxing and tranquil ambience. At the end of the garden is a lightly wooded area which backs onto open fields to the rear.


Great Chart is a pretty village just outside Ashford. The town provides all local amenities and has a good range of shops for day-to-day needs as well as some excellent out of town shopping at the McArthurGlen Outlet. There are good schools in the area, and the charming market town of Tenterden is also nearby.

Ashford International offers High Speed services to London St Pancras from 36 minutes. The area has good access to the Continent.


From M20 (Junction 9): Exit and join the A20 towards westbound. After about 1 mile turn left into Godington Lane and continue for about 1.5 miles and bear left at the first junction. The drive to Worten Mill will be found on the right.

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Other features

  • Reception hall
  • Water mill and 6 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Principal bedroom with dressing room and en suite
  • 5 Further bedrooms (1 en suite) and family bathroom
  • 3 Bedroom cottage
  • 2 Garages
  • Greenhouse, 2 sheds, tractor shed and oil tank
  • Gardens and grounds

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Ref: CAN150266

Great Chart Kent TN23

Guide Price

Ref: CAN150266

Great Chart Kent TN23

Guide Price