Virtual viewing available: an historic Grade II listed water mill, in need of complete renovation
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Located in the centre of the historic village of Leeds and dating from the 17th century, Abbey Mill House is an enchanting stone built mill house with unusual galleting. Situated within a Scheduled Ancient Monument both Abbey Mill House and the adjoining stone barn are listed Grade II. The original mill workings and wheel building are still intact but are substantially decayed and require significant work.
The accommodation in the house is arranged over three floors with some generous reception space and bedrooms. The main entrance leads in to a hallway with a door to the rear garden at the far end. To the right is a very spacious kitchen/living room, with a magnificent brick inglenook fireplace housing a two oven Aga. Fitted cupboards are ranged on two walls. There is ample room for both table and chairs plus a comfortable sofa to create a relaxed family living space. Adjacent is a separate reception room.
From the hall stairs rise to the first floor where there are two rooms and a bathroom. Both rooms are currently used as bedrooms but the larger of the two rooms has a pretty fireplace and could be used as a reception room if desired. There are two further bedrooms and a shower room on the second floor.
Attached to Abbey Mill House at the rear are the former mill workings - these are in poor state of repair and no access can be made available to them for health and safety reasons.
This property has 1 acres of land.
Within the grounds are two outbuildings. The larger of the two is Listed in its own right and is adjacent to Abbey Mill House. Preliminary discussions with the local authority on planning have found that there is an opportunity for conversion to provide a separate annexe, subject to any necessary consents. Other applications may prove challenging and would require further discussion with the Local Authority. A smaller stone outbuilding sits to the west of Abbey Mill House.
The gardens are secluded with mature trees at the boundaries, giving a good level of privacy. Currently the grounds require work. To the south of the house is the former mill pond.
Leeds village has a thriving community and benefits from a popular primary school, a public house and the historical attraction of Leeds Castle. Also nearby are the landscape gardens that Capability Brown created in the early 1770s for the owner of Leeds Abbey. Maidstone offers a full range of shops and excellent state schooling with three grammar schools. Sutton Valence independent school is 3 miles distant.
The nearby M20 provides easy access to the motorway network, and rail services connecting to London are available from both Hollingbourne and Maidstone, whilst Ebbsfleet International offers the High Speed service to London St Pancras from 18 minutes. Other major London termini accessible from local railway stations include Victoria, Charing Cross, Blackfriars and London Bridge. The area has good access to the Continent.
From the M20 (Junction 8): Exit and follow signs for Leeds Castle. Pass the main entrance to the castle and continue into the village. Pass the church on the left and follow the road down the hill. As the road starts to ascend, turn left into an unmarked track (immediately past the Manor House) and Abbey Mill House will be found on the right. Please park in front of the garage.Read all
- Entrance hall
- Kitchen/living room
- Dining room
- 4 Bedrooms, bathroom and shower room
- Former mill workings
- 2 Outbuildings
- Garden and mill pond
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