A FORMER North Yorkshire indigo dyeing mill packed with history dating back to the 10th century has gone on the market for £795,000.
The mill is being sold by estate agents Dacre, Son and Hartley and has been described as “iconic” by the estate agents.
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The three-bedroom property can be found on the Waterside in Knaresborough in, what estate agents call, a “sought-after location.”
Facing the river, the property boasts full boating and riparian rights, as well as a Mediterranean style garden and off street parking.
According to estate agents the property is a “rare opportunity to acquire a magnificent detached property which enjoys stunning views of the river Nidd.”
The house comprises of a reception hall, a “well-proportioned” sitting room, a bay window overlooking the river, a conservatory which wraps around the sitting room.
The property also boasts a dining and kitchen area, and a rear access to the building gains access to a separate utility and toilet room.
Enjoying an en-suite shower room, the first floor master bedroom also sports a duel aspect over the river and the bathroom comprises of a matching three piece bath suite with a shower over the bath.
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A narrow staircase leads to a second floor according to estate agents, which both have eaves storage and could be “utilised for a variety of uses.”
Dr and Mrs Plowman who bought the property in 2006 but now she plans to downsize and move to York.
Mrs Plowman said: “With a long history and the most idyllic views up and down the river, it will be hard to find a property that has such a delightful setting.
“Our home dates back more than 1,000 years and operated as a corn mill, indigo dyeing mill and as a base for Sturdy’s well-known Knaresborough boat builders and hire business for many years.
“We understand that a café once ran from the garden too! It first became a home in 1850 and we have some amazing pictures of the property from that time. It has also been awarded a coveted blue plaque by the Knaresborough Civic Society.
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“We have really enjoyed living here and have been incredibly lucky to be able to take in all of the wonderful aspects of the river throughout the seasons over the last 15 years.
“Most of the windows in our home are south facing and we will miss enjoying seeing the kingfishers, otters and bird life from our dining room table.
“I think the riverside location, stunning views and garden are all real selling points. We have spent many years developing the Mediterranean style gardens, which have year-round interest and lead down to the river, where we enjoy full boating and riparian rights.”
Look inside below:
Picture credit goes to Dacre, Son and Hartley.
More infromation can be found on the property here.
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