The Mill House is Grade II Listed of Architectural or Historic importance and offers extensive and versatile accommodation which is inter-connecting between the house and the former water mill. It is very well presented with many of the rooms enjoying the lovely views over the mill pond and beautiful gardens. There are a vast number of character features including flagstone flooring, sash windows and the original mill windows, window shutters, exposed beams, exposed floor boards and a fine bay window.
On the ground floor of the main house leads into a large reception hall, drawing room, snug, well- appointed kitchen/dining room with solid oak fronted units, composite work surfaces and built-in appliances (AEG electric halogen hob, electric fan assisted oven, Zanussi microwave, integrated fridge and integrated dishwasher), rear hall with back stairs, utility room and cloakroom. On the first floor there is a principal bedroom suite comprising bedroom, dressing room and en suite bathroom/shower room, 3 further good sized bedrooms, bathroom/shower room and a second bathroom. On the second floor is a further attic bedroom and a large walk-in attic store.
The former Water Mill has both its own external access and also an internal door from the drawing room leading to a very large reception hall/store, store/wine cellar and cloakroom. On the first floor is a stunning music room and on the second floor a large impressive library.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Undoubtedly the beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds are a big feature of the property and there have been open days under the 'National Garden Scheme'.
The Mill House is set well back and approached through brick pillars onto a sweeping driveway with parking to the front of the house. It continues over a pebble cobbled bridge crossing the mill leat onto a brick paved and courtyard parking area.
DETACHED STONE BARN/GARAGE - large enough to accommodate 4 cars.
ATTACHED TURBINE ROOM and GARDENERS CLOAKROOM.
The gardens and grounds are divided into a whole number of areas providing great interest and contrast. The original leat runs beside the Mill House with the mill pond beyond and the narrow River Brit running through.
To the front is a formal lawned garden featuring a fine cedar tree, a leat garden, vegetable and fruit garden with GREENHOUSE, raised beds and fruit cage, walled garden with circular pond and waterfall, and an upper garden with bridge over the mill pond is arranged over a number of terraces with brick walling and lower paved terrace. Beyond is an orchard planted with a stunning array of trees and a small meadow, together with a large level paddock to the south-side again interspersed with a great variety of trees. There are ornate hardwood bridges over the mill leat and the River Brit.
There is the benefit of fishing rights (Riparian Rights).
The Mill House enjoys a tranquil and private setting on the edge of this highly desirable and peaceful village. Netherbury is considered to be one of prettiest villages in Dorset and lies within an area known as the Brit Valley formed by the River Brit. The centre contains a number of period cottages of the type for which the area is well known and there is a large parish church, playing fields and village hall. The Hare & Hounds public house is within one mile at Waytown. The immediate area is designated as being one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the River Brit provides delightful riverside walks. The attractive nearby town of Beaminster is well known for its delightful square with a range of local business facilities, shops, restaurants and hotels.
The thriving market town of Bridport is also close by offering more comprehensive shopping and business facilities, together with leisure centre and twice weekly market. Just beyond is the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast and West Bay with its picturesque fishing harbour, bathing beaches and access to the wonderful cliff top walks. Dorchester and Crewkerne provide main line rail services to London.