Savills | Antony Passage, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 4QT | Property for sale
5,433 sq ft(504.74 sq m)
Guide price £2,500,000

Antony PassageSaltash, Cornwall, PL12 4QT

    Key features

    • Unique waterside setting with sublime views
    • Grade II Listed and immaculately presented throughout
    • 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 5 reception rooms
    • Double garage with studio above
    • Private harbour with pontoon and moorings
    • World class cruising waters accessible from the doorstep
    • An additional two bedroomed cottage is available by separate negotiation

    Grade II listed former tidal mill with private harbour, pontoon and moorings set in about 7.71 acres of secluded, gardens and woodland providing an exquisite waterside setting.

    About this property

    • Dating from Norman times this former tidal mill was remodelled in 1613 - seven years before the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth - with later additions in the 1800s. The Old Mill is being offered for sale on the open market for only the second time since 1886 making its purchase a truly once in a lifetime opportunity.

      This Grade II listed house occupies an exceptional setting in nearly 8 acres on the banks of Forder Lake and the Lynher River. The house, which originally formed two properties the tidal mill itself and mill house occupied by the mill owner has now been combined into one home which has been beautifully refurbished and is immaculately presented throughout.

      The accommodation principally comprises five reception rooms, six bedrooms all with water views and five bathrooms. The bespoke kitchen / breakfast room is well appointed and fitted with a range of units and granite island as the centrepiece. The reception rooms all offer fantastic double or triple-aspect views with the lounge and sitting rooms housing wood burning stoves whilst the morning room has an open fire. Heating is provided throughout via thermostatically controlled modern electric radiators. The Old Mill is a wonderful house in which to entertain, even offering a dedicated bar with a stable door which opens onto the quayside with seating areas overlooking the harbour.

      Outside, the newly built double garage will support electric car charging and there is a stairway to the first-floor studio with its own cloakroom and shower. It sports a vaulted ceiling and sliding doors opening to a Juliette balcony offering panoramic views across the harbour and country park beyond.

      The grounds are unique and stunning, with the main feature undoubtedly being the impressive, listed Forder Viaduct which sits on the property. Originally there were 42 wooden trestle bridges carrying the Brunel railway to Penzance and the present brick viaduct stands just upstream of the original route.

      Central to the property is its private mill pond surrounded by listed mill pond walls which attract a huge variety of estuarial birdlife. The mill pond provides an exclusive private harbour complete with gangway, modern pontoons and moorings which can support a number of boats and other craft together with electricity and water supply. A slipway provides additional launching opportunities.

      There are beautifully kept gardens around the pond which provide an endless range of options to take in the ever-changing estuarial views as the seasons progress. There are a number of al fresco dining terraces.

      A private woodland is situated at the end of the property and walks around the property can be broken up in either of the two gazebos and various seating areas. This is also a doggie paradise should one be in residence!

      The basement of the Old Mill is occupied by a 50' storeroom/workshop with doors leading to the quayside terraces.

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    Old Mill feels like a backdrop to where Swallows and Amazons meets The Railway Children...and I have no doubt The Famous Five would have loved it too!

    Sarah-Jane Bingham-ChickProperty agent

    Local information

    • Antony Passage is a small and tranquil hamlet, situated at the end of a no-through lane on the banks of the River Lynher and within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From the Old Mill, you can launch your boat and be in Plymouth in less than 20 minutes where you can berth up at one of the marinas and enjoy a day's shopping, theatre trip or dinner out.
    • Saltash, a bustling town less than 2 miles away offers a selection of independent shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes, as well as a Golf and Country Club and a Waitrose. There are a number of primary schools and the Saltash Academy for 11 to 18 year-olds. The London to Penzance train stops at Saltash with Paddington Station just 3 hrs 20 minutes away across the historic Brunel rail bridge.
    • From Saltash the A38 provides easy road access to the west of Cornwall and up country to Plymouth (20 minutes) and on to Exeter and the M5. 130Mbps superfast fibre broadband completes the excellent connectivity of this rural retreat.

    Additional information

    • Services - Mains water and electricity, private drainage, electric heating. Council Tax Band G
    • Directions: Westward bound on the A38, cross the Tamar suspension bridge into Cornwall and follow the A38 through the Saltash tunnel. At the first roundabout turn left onto Callington Road. At the next roundabout go straight over then right at the lights onto Liskeard Road. Turn left at the mini roundabout onto Fairmead Drive and go down to the T junction. Turn left and then after 200 metres turn right along Barkers Hill towards Forder. Pass through Forder leaving the creek to your left, pass under the railway viaduct and take the next left into the lane to Antony Passage. The Old Mill is the second property on the left-hand side. Access is via a large electric wooden gate which opens onto Mill Pond quayside and parking area.
    • EPC Exempt