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Residential News | Wed 31 Jul 2019
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A former rope mill dating back to between 1800 and 1810, which has been skilfully converted into a spacious four/five bedroom home, is for sale for the first time in 11 years. 
Little Mill, which is located in the small hamlet of Smelthouses, is just 3 miles from all the amenities of Pateley Bridge. Sympathetically modernised whilst retaining its unique character and with the original mill wheel intact, the property is on the market for £800,000 with Dacres Pateley Bridge. 

Area manager, Chris O’Mahony, said: “Set within wonderful gardens adjoining the fell beck in a peaceful rural setting, yet within easy reach of Pateley Bridge, Harrogate and Ripon, Little Mill is incredibly attractive. It has a fascinating history and enviable location, at the side of a bridleway in glorious Nidderdale countryside, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, all of which adds to its appeal.”

Originally part of a rope making complex, Little Mill is now a comfortable family home. Chris explained: “The interior is sympathetic to the building's history with the mill workings on display and the original waterfed wheel is a fascinating feature and focal point in the reception hall. The rear garden features a pond fed from a controlled stream, fed by part of the original water supply.”

Little Mill’s welcoming reception hall has solid oak flooring, a glazed wall onto the mill wheel and feature internal window. Steps lead down to a well-proportioned drawing room with stone flagged flooring, exposed beams and stonework. The impressive bespoke living/dining kitchen has an inglenook fireplace with stone surround and multi-fuel stove. It also features solid oak flooring and exposed beams. 
Chris said: “This characterful living space is ideal for modern family living and really is a very special place. With a real wow factor, it’s the ideal mix of old and new.” On the first floor landing there is a separate entrance from the rear of the property providing further flexibility. There is also a spacious sitting room, currently used as an artist’s studio, with a stone fire surround and attractive multi-fuel stove and access to the south-facing terrace, with wonderful views towards open fields. The master bedroom overlooks a colourful garden and beck and features a modern en-suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms with south-facing views, and a house bathroom.

Chris said: “It’s a stunning property, in an equally spectacular location, which will no doubt attract plenty of potential buyers. The front garden is south-facing and bound by a stone wall. It has been carefully designed to include a paved patio which enjoys the evening sun, and has a delightful outlook across the beck. With an ornamental pond and established colourful borders with flower beds and shrubs, there is an oasis of outdoor private living space to enjoy. The rear garden also has another patio area, a wildlife pond and feature stream with views towards open fields.”  

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