Charming mill house with former mill, outbuildings and paddock, close to Lunan Bay.
The drive leads down past the old bothy and at the mill there are wrought iron gates which open onto a block and paved parking area between the house and the mill. The accommodation is arranged over the two floors, and begins with a covered entrance with an overhead light and partially glazed door to the hallway. This has a wood panelled pelmet, stone flagged floor and glazed window through to the spiral staircase. The sitting room has a cornice, open fireplace with stone surround and carved mantel, spiral staircase to the first floor and glazed folding doors to sun room 1, which has a timber lined ceiling, wooden floor and a door to the garden terrace. The open plan dining room / kitchen is on two levels. The dining room has a timber lined ceiling and walls to dado level and includes a Mark Wilkinson dresser unit and display cupboard. In addition there is a fireplace with wooden mantel, tiled surround and which houses a wood burning stove, and doors to the second sun room, which again has a timber lined ceiling and a door to the terrace. Steps lead down to the fully fitted Mark Wilkinson kitchen with granite worktops with two sinks and appliances including an Elan Rangemaster cooker with tiled surround, fitted AEG dishwasher, fitted fridge, together with a clothes pulley and a Worcester Greenstar Camray 25/32 boiler. The rear porch has a glazed back door. Off this is a laundry with a Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine and a separate WC. Off the dining room is a side hallway. The bathroom is tiled with a freestanding bath, WC with thunderbox, pedestal washbasin, and a shower cubicle. Bedroom 1 / living room / sun room looks out over the garden and burn and has French doors to the terrace, display shelves and two wall lights. The cold room has a Coolmaster refrigeration unit.
Stairs from the side hallway with a wooden handrail and banisters lead to a landing with fitted shelves. The master bedroom has a timber lined ceiling, mirrored sliding doors to two fitted hanging wardrobes, further undereaves shelved storage and an en suite shower room with WC and washbasin. Adjacent is a dressing room/study, again with fitted shelves. From the sitting room spiral stairs lead to a further landing with cupboards housing a hot water tank. Bedrooms three and four both have timber lined ceilings, while bedroom four also has a wooden floor. The bathroom is partially tiled and has a free standing roll top period bath, pedestal washbasin and WC.
The main part of the garden is in front of the house with the burn. Next to the house is a gravelled and paved terrace. There are attractive flower borders and a bridge over the burn leads to a further area of garden with a shrub border. To the side of the house is a wooden log store (3.65 m x 1.6) while beyond are further areas of grass with a former pond and the paddock which is fenced and divided into two.
Attached to the house is a garage (ceiling height 2.12 m) with concrete floor and a store.
Adjacent is the original stables (4.7 m x 5.85 m) which are stone built with a slate roof and have two loose boxes. Adjoining are further stables (5.1 m x 4.6 m) again with two loose boxes.
The block built workshop (22.2 m x 4.25 m), which dates from the 1950s has a corrugated roof and is divided into sections, one currently being used as a tack room. Attached to this is the original stone built byre (5.0 m x 9.85 m) and has a slate roof.
The original stone built mill (21.45 m x 8.25 m and 5.55 m x 2.7 m) has a slate roof and is arranged over three floors. This is currently used for storage. Viewers should exercise caution when entering this part of the property. Some of the original mill machinery is still in place.
Next to the drive is the former bothy (8.2 m x 4.95 m), which is stone built with a slate roof, and is used for garaging, with an electricity supply.
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Anniston Mill is an excellent prospect for a buyer looking for a fine country house with manageable grounds and the potential for a project'. The traditional buildings here certainly offer exciting development potential (subject to planning consent) or as the basis for equestrian facilities or even a smallholding with hobby livestock. The location is both scenic and accessible.Ruaraidh Ogilvie