A fascinating former water mill with adaptable accommodation of great character. Positioned at the head of a long driveway in a country position, yet close to the village and the stunning World Heritage Coastline.
Hole Mill comprises a substantial, detached former water mill that has origins that date back at least three hundred years and which is traditionally built principally of local stone with colour washed exterior elevations under a tiled roof. The property has been closely associated with social history of the village for many years, however it ceased being a mill and miller's cottage in the early 1900's and has been imaginatively converted into the fascinating and intriguing home that we find today.
The accommodation is extensive and is laid out on many levels and is also very adaptable in its arrangement. It boasts much charm and character with exposed timbers, Inglenook fireplace and log burners, polished elm doors and window sills, and slate and marble flagstone floors, creating a property of unique character and ambience.
Gardens & Grounds
The property is approached from the lane over a long private driveway that leads down to a concrete parking area, adjacent to which is a detached three car garage building with garden room to one side. There is also a further covered store/car port attached to the house. Within the grounds there are a number of other outbuildings, including a workshop, shed, log store, greenhouse and a summer house which opens onto a delightful terrace covered by a vine clad pergola.
The gardens and grounds extend to about three quarters of an acre and hold a great deal of maturity offering peace and seclusion. They are bordered on one side by a small stream so the sound of water is never far away. Areas of lawn are interspersed with shrubs and plants and there are more natural wooded areas, as well as two terraces with take full advantage of some wonderful views over this beautiful setting.
Hole Mill is situated in a beautiful secluded location, tucked away in a wooded combe on the rural fringes of the village. Although sheltered and away from it all, the property is not isolated being within a mile of the village, and there is a gorgeous walk down into the beach and sea from the village hall where you can pick up the South West Peninsular Coastal Path and from this there are spectacular views over this dramatic stretch of coastline.
Branscombe is located on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and much of the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust. The village has an active community and range of facilities which include a village hall, ancient Parish Church of St Winifred's, two popular public houses and an old forge. There is also a primary school and Branscombe lies within easy reach of the renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools, and Sidmouth which has a range of schooling both state and private.
The premier coastal resort of Sidmouth is approximately 5 miles along the coastline and has a beautiful Regency front and esplanade and a good range of shopping facilities. Honiton is approximately 9.5 miles away and also has an extensive range of shops, schools and sporting facilities, as well as a main line rail link to London (Waterloo).
The County Town of Exeter is about 20 miles to the west with a comprehensive range of shopping facilities, express rail link (Paddington and Waterloo), M5 access and international airport. Branscombe has the dual benefit of lying in one of East Devon's most sought after and unspoilt areas, yet is readily accessible to all the region's facilities.