Exquisite Mill House nestled in the South Downs.
Stedham Mill House, which is listed Grade II, dates to the late 18th century or early 19th century. Set at the end of Mill Lane, which is owned by the property, in an elevated position above the river Rother, its location within the South Downs National Park is wonderfully rural, yet the popular and picturesque market town of Midhurst is less than 3 miles away.
The house offers a superb balance of beautifully presented reception spaces and 6 double bedroom suites, set over 3 floors in total. The current owners renovated the property in 2006 and as part of the project created a wonderful kitchen/breakfast room, which has underfloor heating, and made all 6 bedrooms en suite. The charming drawing room, which is approximately 25 ft by 22 ft, has three windows and French windows affording lovely views over the gardens, river and land. For those requiring space to work from home, there are two studies, one of which can be accessed from outside as well as internally.
Upstairs there is an impressive principal suite with two dressing rooms and two bathrooms. Three further bedroom suites, all beautifully decorated, occupy the rest of the first floor, accessed from a central landing. On the second floor are two more bedroom suites, ideal as over flow rooms for family and friends or perhaps for an au pair. The laundry is also sensibly located on this floor. There is a second staircase leading from the family room adjacent to the kitchen that leads from ground floor to first floor, which is a practical feature, particularly useful for families with children. From the reception hall, a staircase leads down to the wine cellar. Underneath the house and garden but accessed externally is the oil tank room, boiler room and store rooms.
In addition to the main house, there is ancillary accommodation in the form of Stedham Mill Cottage; a delightful detached 2 bedroom property of just over 1,000 sq ft. The barn and stables are within a detached L shaped' building, opposite the main house, which extends to approximately 2,153 sq ft and could be used as stabling, garaging, storage and indeed may have the potential to be converted, subject to the usual consents.
The current owners carried out substantial landscaping to create additional usable garden spaces around the house for enjoying the setting. In front of the symmetrical façade of the property is an exceptional rose garden, which makes for a wonderful first impression. There is also a magnificent Plane Tree, which is subject to a Tree Preservation Order. There are 5 rare black poplars in the meadow opposite the house, which were planted by the current owners.
The river Rother runs through the gardens and land, affording double bank fishing and enhancing the rural tranquility of the setting. The land extends to approximately 24.31 acres in total, comprising gardens, 2 paddocks and woodland. Please note there are two footpaths across the land as indicated on the boundary plan.
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Stedham Mill is a stunningly attractive country house and I love the fact that it sits centrally within its land owning practically everything that is visible around it. The constant sound of running water being next to the river is most enjoyable and the property is impeccably maintained throughout. It represents a most tranquil of havens in a wonderful, unspoilt location.James MachellProperty agent