A look inside the Norfolk house with a river running through

PUBLISHED: 14:11 25 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:11 25 March 2016

Water Mill House

Water Mill House


We take you inside a very pretty and really unusual property on Good Friday.

This is a rare opportunity to buy a Grade II listed country house with an adjoining water mill conversion situated in an estate close to Norwich extending to approximately 14 acres.

Included in the entire sale is Water Mill House, Water Mill Cottage, Mill View, river frontage onto the River Tas, formal gardens, a swimming pool and water meadows. So, the surprise is that you are in Tasburgh, close to the city and yet you come through the front gate and you are in your own mini paradise.

The most quirky feature is the fact most of the original mill workings are still evident with the mill race going right under the property, beneath the hallway.

So, as you walk in, you come up to a glazed panel in the floor where you can watch the water gushing through. Standing in the hall, you can hear the sound of the water and it’s a really lovely, relaxing sound.

You can shut yourself off from it, however, if you wish! It is believed there has been some kind of mill on this site since the 15th century and it ceased in operation in 1935 when it was adapted for residential use.

The property is vast inside - Water Mill House extends to just over 7,000 square feet of accommodation and offers an entrance hall leading to a family/games room with a central fireplace and there is also a sitting room.

There is a most impressive staircase that leads to the first floor reception landing and also a dining room with views over and French doors on to the west facing terrace, a fitted kitchen/breakfast room, walk-in pantry, boot room, pool room and access into the integral double garage. I absolutely loved the first floor salon, a formal drawing room.

Upstairs there is a master bedroom suite with a dual aspect bedroom, en-suite bathroom and dressing room. There are two further bedrooms and a shower room on this floor. The top floor offers incredible space with three further bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. Outside, you have those private gardens looking out over the water which feeds into the river Tas.

This property is for sale in four Lots - Lot 1 which includes the main house and garden of 3.08 acres for £1.85 million and you can also buy a separate property, Lot 2 – Water Mill Cottage for £400,000, Lot 3 is Mill View for £125,000 and Lot 4 is the Water Meadows of 13.71 acres for £125,000.

Water Mill House, Lower Tasburgh, is for sale with Savills on 01603 229229 jointly with Sowerbys on 01603 761441.

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