A stunning Grade II Listed former mill, with separate cottage and substantial outbuilding, set in a peaceful riverside setting close to the spectacular North Cornish coastline.
Restored by the current owners in the late 1980's, this elegant grade II listed building, is said to have been one of the last working mills in Cornwall, milling grist and flour until its closure just after the second world war. Nestling into an idyllic wooded valley, the mill is surrounded by its own land with the water wheel and mill pond, a major feature on approaching the property.
The accommodation at Melancoose is spacious and flexible with a large open plan kitchen and living room, separate sitting room and utility room on the ground floor, 4 bedrooms and master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom on the first floor and a further bedroom with en-suite on the second floor.
A large south-facing conservatory leads from the living area and gives access to the BBQ area, sun terrace and landscaped gardens.
Much care has been taken to restore the mill sympathetically and original features include the restoration of the water wheel with the working gear featured in the living room, the original
loading door on the first floor and a multitude of details throughout.
In addition to the accommodation in the Mill House, there is Melancoose Cottage, which provides useful secondary accommodation, currently generating an income as a holiday let, comprising two bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room, a bathroom and an open plan kitchen/sitting room. The cottage has its own separate access and private garden.
Accessed through a five-bar gate from the lane, the gravelled drive gives parking for several cars and leads to an attractive slate-hung barn that once seated over 100 guests during a wedding on the first floor. The building sits alongside the mill and the ground floor has been separated into a double garage, workshop, tack room and four stables. Adjacent to the barn is a yard and ménage with access to a paddock of about 3 acres.
The gardens immediately surrounding the property are mostly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and borders; a further lawn with fruit trees runs alongside a pretty river which meanders along its border. The Mill has its own water supply from a well and is bordered by the river on one side.
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The combination of its natural surroundings, versatility of the accommodation and proximity to some of Cornwall's best sandy beaches is what makes this home so special to me.Chris Clifford