Converted mill in about 1.1 acres of enchanting gardens including a notable waterfall on the burn.
Mill of Syde dates back about 150 years and was sympathetically converted into a residential property around 30 years ago to provide a very unique and charming family home. The roofs are pitched and slated with Foudland slates and it is understood the whole roof structure was renewed as part of the conversion. The accommodation is over 2.5 levels with a single storey wing along one side. In keeping with its history, a number of beamed ceilings, exposed areas of wall, column radiators and timber panel doors have been retained. Stairways are timber, including wooden balustrades and newel posts. Floor coverings include sanded floorboards, parquet block and slate tiles. Of particular interest are some of the original features from the former working mill. The magical and tranquil setting is a haven for wildlife.
The particularly spacious laundry and boot room is the everyday entrance. Elongated glass fronted display cabinets and further units offer an abundance of storage. Plumbing is in place for a washing machine and there is ample space for an upright fridge/freezer. A shower room is accessed from this room with mains shower, WC and wash hand basin. Adjoining the utility area is a kitchen with French doors which open onto the patio. The kitchen contains base and drawer cabinets complemented by oak and granite worksurfaces. A Belfast sink reflects the Victorian origins of the property and there is plumbing for a dishwasher. At its heart is the vintage cream coloured oil fired AGA. This is the first of the rooms to benefit from a view towards the burn and waterfall. There is an elegant dining room with French doors to an enclosed patio. Leading from the dining room is a study / office room. Adjacent is the library (originally the location of the mill's furnace) which boasts a vaulted ceiling providing wonderful character. The stone staircase leads to bedroom 2 with twin aspect windows and French doors. The principal bedroom is generous in size and has twin aspect windows. Extensive storage is incorporated with triple fitted glass fronted wardrobes and fitted bedside cabinets. Adjacent is the dual access shower room with mains shower and WC with wash hand basin. A half turned staircase leads to bedroom 3 with external door access to a delightful timber bridge. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are serviced by a shared bathroom with electric over bath shower. The large sitting room is superb and really is a room with a view. French doors open to a Juliet balcony with the most tranquil views over the burn, waterfall and the hills beyond. A focal point is the wood burning stove on a slate hearth.
The first 50 metre section of driveway which is bounded by drystone dykes is shared with Millers Cottage and Mill of Craigton. The second section is shared only with Millers Cottage.
The grounds extend to approximately 1.1 acres. They include an area of mature spruce and mixed woodland at the southern end of the property through which a burn runs. The garden surrounding the house is set on a southwest facing slope that runs down to a wide burn which has an impressive waterfall. It incorporates some terraces, shrub beds, a variety of deciduous trees, lawns and two raised beds. There are patios and terraces adjoining the south gable from the kitchen and the east side of the house from the library. Outbuildings consist of a timber framed greenhouse with toughened glass and two timber garden sheds. A small stone walled and slated shed accommodates a steel oil tank.
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