A stylish apartment in an iconic listed building.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an elegant penthouse apartment in the iconic Bliss Mill building, set in six acres of well-tended grounds, containing many unusual trees and shrubs. The Mill Pond has water lilies and willow trees grace its banks. As a corner property, different aspects of the countryside can be enjoyed.
Bliss Mill is an impressive Grade II listed property, built from Cotswold stone and lined with attractive Victorian brick. Built in the 1870s as a Tweed Mill, bearing a striking resemblance to a French Chateau, the primary purpose was to supply fabric for military uniforms and the popular horse blankets. The apartment retains many interesting features of its industrial past.
The building was converted in the late 1980s to offer exclusive luxury living. The wide range of amenities include dedicated indoor parking, ample visitor parking and two lifts serving all floors. The leisure complex has an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, jaccuzzi, tennis court, squash court and gymnasium. The patio area behind the leisure centre is where residents are able to enjoy al fresco' dining, looking out over the recently landscaped garden, in one corner of which is an area for playing boules'.
The complex is conscientiously managed by a full time site manager and assistant site manager, both of whom are dedicated to efficiency, cleanliness and very high standards of maintenance. The site staff are ably supported by a board of residents.
29 Bliss Mill has been in the same ownership for 25years, during which time the property has been modernised and renovated to provide immaculately presented accommodation, including wooden floors throughout. A unique feature of this apartment is an antique marble fireplace housing a real fireplace.
Situated on the top floor, the apartment has spectacular views, across the rolling Cotswold hills, from the Venetian style' windows which flood the apartment with natural light. The spacious entrance hall has ample storage space, leading through to an attractive kitchen, with top of the range appliances, and bespoke lighting, designed and installed by Smallbone. The well-proportioned reception room has exposed brick walls with windows to two sides. The second reception room is currently used as a library and could serve as a dining room or third bedroom.
The impressive principal bedroom has Smallbone designer fitted wardrobes. The large en-suite bathroom has both a bath tub and contemporary shower. The second bedroom also has Smallbone fitted wardrobes and a separate bathroom.
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I love the combination of style comfort and industrial features at Bliss Mill. The proportions are so elegant and the space light and airy. The work the current owner has done only exemplifies this.David Henderson