Just yards from the pebbled beach and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this wonderful, freshly renovated Grade II listed 17th Century character cottage, formerly a water millhouse, is set in the small valley of Millook between the picturesque harbour towns of Bude and Boscastle.
The Old Mill is set in a large grassy paddock with a stream running parallel to it. The garden ends only yards from a secluded pebble beach and it is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful corner of North Cornwall, with a plenitude of coastal walks and woodland rambles to explore nearby and an abundance of popular beaches within easy reach.
Built in the 1800s from the shipwreck of the Sedulous, the solid front door constructed from the ships hatch opens into a slate floored entrance lobby with an adjacent newly fitted bespoke kitchen, and in one corner a 4 step ladder leads up to a single bedroom with a little window overlooking the 38 ft mill wheel.
Two steps up from the kitchen lead to a cosy beamed sitting room with comfortable lounge seating arranged before the large fireplace with the remains of a cloam oven, white washed stone walls and peaceful views over the garden.
To one side, a heavy carved door leads to a charming little dining room with views of the sea from the wooden settle and to complete the ground floor accommodation, a recently upgraded bathroom W.C. with vanity basin and shower over the bath can be reached via a few steps down from the sitting room.
An open tread irregularly shaped wooden staircase leads up in one corner of the lounge to a gallery bedroom with a 4ft 6in solid oak sleigh bed, a cross beamed ceiling, slightly sloping painted floorboards and calming sea views. The renovated 3 ton mill wheel turns continuously as an essential part of its preservation.
There is off road parking for two cars within the garden. The elderly or infirm may find the low curving beams, uneven floors and stairs difficult, and due to the proximity of the running water and mill wheel, pets and children will require supervision in the garden.
There are two pubs with restaurants within a 10 minute drive and the spectacular sands of Widemouth Bay with a small grocery store are 2 miles away. Bude is about 6 miles with an extensive range of shops, 18 hole links golf course, watersport activities and coarse fishing available on Bude Canal. The unspoilt natural harbour and village of Boscastle is a half hour journey by car.
- No TV reception
- Elderly or infirm may find the low curving beams, uneven floors and stairs difficult
- No children under 11
- Babes in arms welcome but unsuitable for toddlers
- This property welcomes a maximum of two dogs