Redbournbury Mill up for sale at £1.75m
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Historic Redbournbury Mill, one of the last working watermills in the country, is up for sale.
The Grade II listed mill with its adjoining millhouse and bakery was recorded in the Domesday Book and is regarded as a slice of English history.
It has featured on TV programmes and welcomed a number of celebrity visitors including Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood who filmed part of his BBC programme Bread in the bakery, celebrity chefs Raymond Blanc and Eric Lanlard and presenter Selina Scott.
In addition, previous owner Ivy Hawkins, whose family lived at Redbournbury from 1841 to 1985, appeared on the BBC’s Tonight programme in the 1950s in which she was interviewed about the mill.
The mill, which dates back almost a thousand years, is on four floors and contains all the traditional equipment required to produce flour. It sells a range of stoneground organic flours and artisan breads in the mill shop and at local farmers’ markets.
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It is open to the public at weekends, when visitors can learn about the processes of traditional milling and the history of the mill itself.
But it has not been always been as it is today - both the house and mill have been comprehensively restored by the current owners since they bought the property in 1987.
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The mill had been largely unused since the 1950s and suffered a large fire shortly after restoration began which almost destroyed the mill and damaged the top floor of the adjoining property. Extensive renovations were carried out, restoring the property’s period features and installing quality fittings.
Redbournbury Mill is being marketed for offers over £1.75 million by Carter Jonas whose head of country department, Jasper Feilding, said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase one of the country’s last working mills and to live in the beautiful house next door. It
is rare for such a property to come onto the market and so this is a very exciting instruction for us.”
He added: “Redbournbury Mill must continue to operate as a flour mill and remain open to the public. This opportunity
would suit someone who is passionate about traditional crafts and preserving the heritage of our country.”
Redbournbury Mill is owned by Justin and Mandy James who are keen for the mill to continue in use.
Further details can be found at www.carterjonas.co.uk or call 020 7493 0676.