The Mill
259.85 sq m
Guide price £895,000(€1,014,638)

Mill LaneColne Engaine, Colchester, CO6 2HX

    Key features

    • Accommodation on four floors
    • Grade II listed
    • Four/five bedrooms (four en suite)
    • Sitting room/drawing room
    • Converted granary
    • Original mill workings
    • Mill pool, mill race and stream
    • Lovely gardens
    • Beautiful grounds

    A delightful converted water mill in a beautiful situation with extensive river frontage.

    About this property

    • Overshot Mill is constructed on a heavy timber frame with brick and mainly weatherboarded elevations under a tiled roof. It is listed as being of Architectural or Historical Interest Grade II and is believed to date from the 16th century. The property was converted into a house in 1965 and all the rooms either enjoy views over the mill pool and mill stream, grounds and woodland beyond. The accommodation is on four floors with a dining room, cloakroom and kitchen/breakfast room on the lower ground floor, a drawing room, family room and study on the ground floor, and the bedroom accommodation on the first and second floors. Some of the original mill machinery is still in place, in particular in the drawing room including dell stones and wooden pegged Pinion wheels and the original pit wheel in the dining room. Of particular note is a glass viewing panel in the floor of the kitchen/breakfast room, looking down into the mill stream which passes under the property.

      Two external doors lead either into the dining room or into the kitchen/breakfast room to the side. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with units under wooden work surfaces and built-in appliances. The impressive dining room has attractive polished brick flooring, exposed beams and deep inglenook fireplace with a cloakroom in one corner. Stairs lead up from the kitchen to a family room and open studwork leads through to the main drawing room, a stunning room with its original mill workings, exposed beams and a fireplace at one end of the room. French doors lead out onto the terrace with views up the mill stream. To one side is a door leading to a small study with a mural of Overshot Mill. Stairs lead up from the sitting room to the first floor to a long landing and to the bedroom accommodation. The main bedroom has views over the mill race with a range of built-in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. These bathroom facilities are also enjoyed by the third bedroom which could also be used as a dressing room. There is a further good-sized bedroom also enjoying views up the mill race, with an en suite bathroom. On the second floor there is a bedroom with a door leading into the final bedroom with its own en suite bathroom.

      Access through a five-bar gate over a shingled driveway leads up to a garage and tractor shed. There is a further walled gated entrance between the granary and the Mill with steps up leading to a paved terrace, looking down the mill race, the edge of which is formed by the large mill pool with a sluice allowing the water to flow under the house. The gardens and grounds lead down the side of the mill race away from the house bordered on one side by the river with an attractive bridge crossing the mill race to further grounds on the other side. The gardens continue down through a five-bar gate into a meadow bordered with a variety of established trees, sandwiched between the river and the mill race leading down to a weir and overspill pond. At the side of the property is the converted granary, suitable as guest accommodation or an office, with entrance lobby, kitchen, bathroom and sitting room, with stairs leading up to a mezzanine. Adjacent to the granary is a vegetable garden and located opposite, on the other side of Mill Lane, is a shingled parking area leading out onto a further grass field with mature hedge borders.

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    One of my favourite houses.

    Jeremy KempProperty agent

    Local information

    • Colne Engaine: 0.5 of a mile; Earls Colne: 1.5 miles; Halstead: 3 miles; Coggeshall: 6 miles; Marks Tey station: 6 miles (Liverpool Street 56 minutes); access A12: 7 miles; Kelvedon: 8 miles (Liverpool Street 51 minutes); Colchester: 9 miles. All distances approximate.
    • Overshot Mill is delightfully situated in the Colne Valley and surrounded by beautiful countryside, lying between the rivers Colne and Stour. Earls Colne provides the local amenities and has a remarkably wide range of shops for a village. There is a further range of shops at Halstead with the main shopping centre at Colchester. There are schools at Colchester, Halstead and Coggeshall and for the commuter there is a through train service from either Marks Tey or Kelvedon and access onto the A12 at both Kelvedon and Marks Tey.

    Additional information

    • EPC Exempt