An original Grade II* listed watermill set over three floors and still in full working order in Alvingham has just put on the market for sale.
What is being listed a ‘rare and unique opportunity’ makes up the only fully operational mill on the River Lud, that was once part a series of 13 similar ones in Lincolnshire alone.
The spacious five bedroom house, which is also marketed as a Grade II listed building with adjoining watermill and paddock was formerly owned by Ann Davies who passed away in January.
She and her husband Phil bought the property in an auction in 1972.
Her only child still remaining in the UK, Simon Davies has had to make the tough decision of putting it on the market.
“I grew up in this house and I have a lot of fine memories of spending time here as a child,” Simon told the Leader.
He added that his father Phil did a lot of restoration work on the property to get it back to its full working condition and spent many years there with his family.
But, due to the sheer size of the building and the inheritance tax that needs to be paid, it is with great regret that Simon is unable to take the maginifcant place on himself.
“It’s a real shame that I can’t keep the property myself and it’s a rare find to see a mill still in full working order,” Simon said.
“But I really hope that we will find a buyer who would look after it and really treasure the buildings for what they are, which is truly incredible.
“Sometimes it can be classed as a blessing and a curse, as it will be of mass appeal to some people, but then a put off for others.”
The watermill is said to date back over 900 years, dating back to the mid 12th Century. Even today, both the house and the watermill retains many of its original features.
The watermill itself has three floors; a spout floor/wheelhouse, stone floor and grain floor. With the whole property being classed as a listed building, it will be sold with the proviso of it remaining in its current, original format.
The property in its entirety is currently on the market for £620,000. For more info, visit: https://www.purplebricks.com/brochure/266006.