This is a wonderful apartment, part of a lovely conversion and development of a Grade II Listed former paper mill.
Every trip to 'the mill' carries with it a sense of delight and wonder.
Turn into the road, round the corner and a pond greets you, trees hang their branches toward the water and the hillside rises up behind. Quaint cottages line the lane, a cascade of water catching sunlight seems to rush toward that place of calm you have just passed, to the right a wheel turns, water tumbling over it. As you wind your way a little further along the lane to find Hayle Mill on your right hand side, you are very aware of a feeling that here, within the Loose Valley Conservation Area, life seems to move at a different pace. Everything seems to lull you away from the hustle of modern life, just seeing the sign further on announcing you have reached the delightfully named Tea Saucer Hill brings a warm smile to the lips.
To describe this as an oasis far removed from the County town it sits on the edge of seems appropriate. It is one that lures people to this rather special gated community.
This is a place where convenience; having the town, the train station and access to the M20 within easy reach, combines with a sense of privacy to form a delightful balance.
Within the mill development there are a variety of differing homes, drawing people with different backgrounds and needs, but with a common desire to find life within a picturesque setting and to be part of a select community.
This first-floor apartment shares an entrance with two others. Step inside this home itself and you find a unique environment, it is intriguing to imagine people once at work here looking out on a bustling paper mill, how things dramatically changed. The open plan living, dining room and kitchen are the real star of this home. This is a space for spreading out, for entertaining and for relaxing. It retains an intimate feel and the row of glass creates an experience that isn't often matched.
Storage is a pleasant surprise, something you don't always expect to find and the loft above was a decision making asset for the current owners.
The two bedrooms are both doubles, one has French windows opening onto a decked terrace that captures the afternoon sun. It is a spot for private moments, for drinks and a place to enjoy alfresco dining.
Hayle Mill has communal garden space stretching along the river’s edge and the opportunity is always there to take a book and enjoy a moment beside the flowing water.
There is a parking space within the under croft for this apartment. Visitor parking spaces are to be found too.
This apartment provides a lovely home and can make a truly special pied-à-terre for those seeking one.Get in touch if you like this home.