Converted mill with self-contained annexe
Situated in the small hamlet of Somerley, the main house is a delightful former flour store that has been sympathetically converted retaining a wealth of character features and constructed of brick and Sussex flint with a slate roof.
Earnley Mill is approached through a timber gate opening into a gravelled parking area.
On the southern boundary of the property is a pretty detached two bedroom self-contained annexe with vaulted ceiling which was possibly the mill’s former grain store.
It is currently used as an income generating, popular holiday cottage and could also be used as ancillary accommodation for extended family or very useful offices.
The Grade II listed former working smock mill is of historic interest and has been renovated over previous years and more recently by the current owners.
Original millstones and a porch flank the traditional oak front door opening into a welcoming hallway with feature stained glass porthole.
On the ground floor there is a pale beamed sitting room with an inglenook fireplace, wood burning stove and double glazed doors overlooking a south westerly aspect.
The kitchen with welsh slate tiles, exposed brickwork, pantry and an open plan dining area has wonderful views over adjoining farmland.
To complete the ground floor accommodation is a useful utility room, storage cupboards and a shower/cloakroom.
On the first floor plentiful windows make the bedrooms light and bright.
The principal bedroom has wonderful countryside views.
Three further bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and a bathroom, give views of the garden, windmill and fields.
Outside, the sheltered part-walled gardens and grounds are just less than an acre in size.
The barn-style oak garage is an attractive feature with a carport and storage loft above.
The westerly aspect garden to the front of the property laid mainly to lawn has pretty meandering paths with a plentiful variety of herbaceous cottage garden plants, mature hedging, fruit and ornamental trees.
To the southerly side of the windmill is a large area of lawn with a sheltered seating area and a raised bed ideal for growing vegetables.
Guide Price £895,000.
For more information, or to arrange a viewing, contact Strutt & Parker LLP, 31 North Street, Chichester. Telephone 01243 832600.