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Residential News | Wed 03 Nov 2021
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A former Knaresborough indigo dyeing mill, that was originally a corn mill dating back to the 10th century, before becoming an iconic riverside residential home is now on the market. 

The Indigo Mill is for sale with Dacre, Son & Hartley. The three-bedroom property enjoys a sought-after location in one of the most desirable places to live in North Yorkshire – on Knaresborough’s waterside. 

Dr and Mrs Plowman bought the property in 2006 and plan to downsize and move to York. Conrad Plowman said: “With a long history and the most idyllic views up and down the river, it will be hard to find a property that has such a delightful setting. 

“Our home dates back more than 1,000 years and operated as a corn mill, indigo dyeing mill and as a base for Sturdy’s well-known Knaresborough boat builders and hire business for many years. We understand that a café once ran from the garden too! It first became a home in 1850 and we have some amazing pictures of the property from that time. It has also been awarded a coveted blue plaque by the Knaresborough Civic Society. 

“We have really enjoyed living here and have been incredibly lucky to be able to take in all of the wonderful aspects of the river throughout the seasons over the last 15 years. Most of the windows in our home are south facing and we will miss enjoying seeing the kingfishers, otters and bird life from our dining room table! 

“I think the riverside location, stunning views and garden are all real selling points. We have spent many years developing the Mediterranean style gardens, which have year-round interest and lead down to the river, where we enjoy full boating and riparian rights.” 

Senior Associate, Nick Alcock, from Dacres in Knaresborough, who sold Mr and Mrs Plowman their last home 15 years ago, said: “This unique and well-appointed home has two reception rooms and a large dining kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It also has a useful attic space that is currently divided into a workshop and playroom as well as off road parking for two cars. 

“One of the many fabulous features of this property, is the covered veranda with steps down to a wildflower garden where there is a landing stage for a rowing boat that is included in the sale! The Indigo Mill will appeal to a number of buyers keen to secure a characterful home in a fabulous location and we are expecting lots of interest in this highly desirable property.” 

The Indigo Mill is on the market with a guide price of £795,000.00, click here to view the property listing.

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