The Mill in Bocking is a prominent landmark property situated within the centre of this sought-after area. The property affords accommodation of considerable character and versatility arranged over two floors and this is clear upon any visit.
The property has been very well maintained during the past 10 years or so and many improvements have been made to the exterior amenity space and in the interior décor. One of many of great features is the striking reception hall with a glass viewing gallery being made up of a part glass floor with the original work mill wheel beneath and a staircase rising to the large galleried landing to the first floor. There is also an exceptionally well appointed bespoke kitchen, with a four oven Aga and attractive granite surfaces.
The ground floor is of a split-level nature with a charming dining hall adjacent to the kitchen which is accessed via the reception hall and beyond this is a cinema room which provides informal family entertaining space. Stairs then rise to a large mezzanine which is currently utilised as a study which further adds to the flexibility of the accommodation on offer. The remainder of the ground floor comprises a well-appointed cloakroom and a large en suite bedroom which takes in stunning views up the river.
The first floor is equally impressive, with two further en suite bedrooms and a fourth bedroom being served by a lavishly appointed family bathroom. There is substantial attic space which is accessed via one of the bedrooms and this could readily convert to further accommodation if required.
The grounds of the property are an absolute delight and immediately adjacent to the Mill building itself are large terraced enclosures which provide perfect informal entertaining areas and a bridge over the sluice gates gives access to the extensive gardens and grounds. These provide a high degree of privacy and benefit from many fine mature specimen trees. The gardens are flanked by the Mill stream and river itself and there is a large iron pergola that provides entertaining areas beyond which are large expanses of lawn which then give way to open views across water meadows.
Bocking Mill was a former Fulling Mill and later a corn mill dating back to 1580 which has now been converted to present this beautiful family. Many of the original features can still be shown with every room offering beautiful exposed beams and old school radiators.
Bocking Mill is a Grade II* listed property and heritage site located on the site of an earlier fulling mill built by the prior of Canterbury Cathedral in 1303.
The Mill is an outstanding building and offers a unique opportunity to acquire a building of specific historic interest which makes a fantastic family home.
With so many original features and each room as beautiful as the last, this stunning home really must be viewed to be appreciated. Please call us today to arrange your viewing, you won't want to miss out on this one!
Stunning Grade II* Listed Home
Four Double Bedrooms
Three En Suite Bathrooms
Glass Viewing Gallery
Parking For 3/4 Cars
Solid wood entrance door with feature stained glass inset window to reception hall
Exposed painted floor boards, two old school radiators, vaulted exposed beamed ceiling and walls, exposed brickwork, double glazed window to front, stairs to first floor with storage beneath and three additional storage cupboards to the far side of the hall, feature wall mounted electric fire, glass viewing gallery being made up of a part glass floor with views of the original working mill wheel beneath
Low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, feature exposed beams, tiled floor, old school radiator
17' 4" x 10' 6" (5.28m x 3.20m)
Inset double Butler sink unit with left and right hand granite drainer, granite work surfaces to side with a matching range of wall mounted units with further drawers and cupboards under, fitted plate rack and display unit, spacious larder, fitted book shelf with cupboard under, central granite island with cupboards, drawers and wine rack beneath, fitted fridge/freezer, fitted family size Aga, space for washing machine and dishwasher, granite breakfast bar, to the far end of the kitchen the current owners have exposed a raised large shelf area with a fitted display crockery units, exposed beams and a feature mini staircase. In addition there are feature beamed vaulted ceiling and walls, leaded light window to front
16' 2" x 10' 9" (4.93m x 3.28m)
Leaded light window to rear with breath taking views over the river, old school radiator, exposed beams to ceiling and wall, downlighters, walk in wardrobe with lighting, hanging space and shoe racks
En Suite One:
9' 6" x 8' 5" (2.90m x 2.57m)
High level WC, vanity hand wash basin with cupboards under and marble surround, inset large bath with marble surround and surrounding shelving and cupboards, mixer tap and shower attachment, exposed beams, tiled floor, old school radiator, leaded light window to rear
19' 7" x 16' 7" max reducing to 11'7" (5.97m x 5.05m max reducing to 3.53m)
Stable door to side, arch window to side, window to front, exposed beamed wall and ceiling, exposed brickwork, old school radiator, fitted wardrobe, feature electric fire
En Suite Two:
Low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, walk in shower cubicle with rainforest shower and additional shower attachment, tiled floor, heated towel rail, exposed beams, downlighters
22' 3" x 11' 1" (6.78m x 3.38m)
Feature stone steps leading you down to the stunning dining hall with window to side, exposed beams to wall and ceiling, storage cupboard, exposed painted flooring, old school radiator, stairs leading to study, raised feature stone area with inset log storage with space for a free standing log burner, steps down to:
22' 4" x 10' 10" (6.81m x 3.30m)
Windows to both sides, leaded light window to rear, exposed beams, exposed painted flooring
12' 4" x 9' 6" (3.76m x 2.90m)
Raised window to side, fitted study furniture, exposed beams, door leading to an area with fitted cupboards and shelving which overlooks the water
First Floor Landing:
15' 4" x 16' 9" (4.67m x 5.11m)
This stunning galleried landing is approached by a winding staircase, leaded light window to front, window to front and side, exposed beams
34' 5" x 17' 1" (10.49m x 5.21m)
Large floor to ceiling window to side with views over the river and the Weir gates, leaded light window to rear which makes a excellent sitting area with views over the river. This sitting room has the appeal of a converted barn with a stunning fully beamed pitched roof, old school radiator, exposed painted floor
Leaded light window to rear, exposed beams, fitted wardrobes, old school radiator, door to en suite
En Suite Three:
Low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, panelled bath, exposed beams, heated towel rail, window to side, downlighters
Low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin, panelled bath, window to rear, exposed beams
17' 3" x 11' 3" (5.26m x 3.43m)
Window to side, old school radiator, exposed beams, original staircase leading to loft room
There is substantial loft room space, this could readily convert to further accommodation if required with planning permission. Fully boarded with original Pulley wheel which was once used in the Fulling Mill and then later used in the corn mill, window to front and rear, storage area beneath the loft room
The property is approached via a private drive accessed between neighbouring properties, this drive leads down to your own parking area with space for three/four cars. A gate then gains access to a private terraced area with retaining brick walls with inset palm tree and lighting, there is then a small bridge which take you across water giving access to the entrance door. The patio area then sweeps all the way around the property with retaining flower and shrub boarders with numerous lights and power points, steps then lead down to a shingle area and a further pathway takes you further around the property until you reach the sun terrace. The feature raised sun terrace is screened a baulstrady and inset lighting. The bridge then takes you over further water with recently upgraded Wier gates to control the slow, speed and height of the water, there is then a agate giving access to the formal and private garden which is predominately laid to lawn with a feature pergola, there is then a quaint pathway with retaining wall and sleeper steps, the garden then extends out to create a island effect due to being surround by rivers and streams. When you reach the end of the garden you will find a secure gate which opens up onto natural farm land which the current owners access for walking their own dogs.