This former mill sits within a small enclave of houses at the end of a no-through lane, on the southern outskirts of the attractive hamlet of Sea.

Despite the rural surroundings and views over the immediate countryside, it's just over a mile and a half away from Ilminster.

The converted Victorian water mill is beautifully presented and retains many character features including flagstone flooring, exposed beams and even some of the original mill workings.

Inside, there is an inviting sitting room with wooden flooring and a fireplace housing a contemporary wood burning stove. There is a further generous reception room which would make for a great family living space. Another large room, currently used as a pantry, offers great scope to be converted into a studio for hobbies or even a ground-floor bedroom. The newly-fitted kitchen/breakfast features shaker-style cupboards, oak worktops, open oak display shelving, a central island and several appliances including an electric Aga. From the kitchen, there is a separate utility room, a shower room and a study.

On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom which has been beautifully updated in a period style with a freestanding claw-foot slipper bath.

The principal bedroom has a full-length picture window and a modernised ensuite shower room.

Outside, the rear garden has been cleverly designed in a dry-river bed style with attractive cobbles, gravel and paving interspersed with sun-loving plants including herbs, self-seeders and colourful perennials. A metal pergola gives shade from the sun and a cooler spot to relax and entertain. A sleeper bridge crosses the River Isle and leads over to the remaining land, where there is a kitchen garden, a small orchard, several paddocks and timber outbuildings.


Bere Mills, Ilminster

Guide Price: £975,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01460 200790