Property Flirt – it’s back!
It's a beautiful mill conversion on the water but can you guess the price?!
It’s been far too long since I’ve had a snoop around a grand design in sunny Norfolk – just think of me as a less grumpy Kevin McCloud – and I’m really excited about this one. Why? Well, in a county packed to the rafters with large Victorian properties, it’s great to see an industrial beauty get a makeover. Welcome to Ebridge Mill, a converted, 2,540sq ft, two-storey penthouse apartment housed in a former flour mill, and lovingly restored by Barn Owl Conversions. The question is: can you guess the price? Let’s go in and have a poke around shall we? Shoes off at the front door please, you with the muddy stilettos!
A dedicated entrance leads to a private lift to whiz you up to the second floor living area where you’ll have problems keeping your mouth shut – spanning the entire width of the mill, there’s so much to marvel at: exposed brick walls, beamed ceilings, balconies, views of the North Walsham and Dilham Canal (and further into the countryside)… Can you speak yet? Didn’t think so!
The sympathetic design has ensured that the original cylindrical structure columns remain; genuine mill wheels hang from the ceiling. What’s not to love?
Check out the fancy, freestanding woodburner with its stylish silver flute, cleverly raised on its own heatproof plinth.
An open-plan, contemporary kitchen features real oak flooring, stainless steel sink and taps, granite worktops and an island feature where I can picture myself enjoying my morning coffee staring out at that view.
Any history fans with me today? Listen up: Ebridge Mill began life as a mid-1800s working flour mill ran by the Cubitt and Walker families. The fine build of red brick under a slate roof stands five storeys high and originally straddled the River Ant.
Let’s take a peak upstairs shall we? A curved wall with inset double doors separates the vast living area from the stairs to the property’s three bedrooms, each boasting balconies and en suites. Once up, a part-galleried landing featuring a glass balustrade leads to the sleeping area.
We’re now in the master bedroom, with its impressive balcony offering more of those scrumptious – and unrivalled – views. Notice the vaulted ceiling and exposed A-frame beams?
Follow me into the en suite bathroom which has a contemporary shower cubicle, large tub, WC and sink, all bathed in natural light afforded via a side glass panel. As en suites go, you’ve got to admit it’s a great size.
There’s also parking for three cars and a garden, which is so brand new it’s not even turfed yet (it will be as fresh as a daisy).
And just check out this super duper floor plan – hand-drawn no less!
Or how about seeing it from the air via drone link (god I love technology):
So how much do you think this converted flour mill is worth? I’ll adjourn to the kitchen with a glass of Sav Blanc while you have a ponder. Actually – spoiler alert – you can find out here. Or visit local marketing experts Barn Masters for further information/other beautiful barn conversions in the area.