Tuesday, August 16, 2011

House Dreaming: 30 Days About Me

Since the earliest days of the internet I have spent countless hours searching for the perfect house in England. My dream home has always been in England, surrounded by acres of countryside, near a quaint village, and grand, but not too grand. Boston Mill fits the bill nicely. Read the realtors description (your for 875,500 pounds) and see if you agree.

*Hall *Drawing Room *Sitting Room *Library *Cosy snug *Farmhouse Kitchen *Cloakroom & Boot Room *Small Cellar *Two Staircases *Landing *Five Bedrooms (Three En Suite) *Family Cloaks / Wash Room *Stone Stable and Log Store *Modern Block Of Four Utility Sheds Including Boiler & Laundry Rooms *Holding Yard With Two Secure Garages *Double Open Garages *Stunning Formal Gardens In Front Of The House Situation and Description

Enjoying a wonderful riverside setting with some great views over the beautiful Tamar Valley ‘Boyton Mill’ is approached down a lovely driveway lined by hedges and areas of lawn. As you turn the last corner and drive over the bridge which crosses the leat the full size of the millers house becomes apparent, a delight to behold with its stunning gardens, leat runs, bridges and wooded paddocks.

Early occupation of the area around Boyton Mill is suggested by an iron age camp above The Mill. On the properties higher ground there are also signs of traditional Saxon field systems. The main house appears to be constructed of stone and cob rendered externally under a slate roof. It has been well maintained and provides comfortable family accommodation which is well laid out and centrally heated. The listed Mill building to one side is believed to have been rebuilt during the early part of the 19th Century. Although the leat no longer runs the wheel still turns as does the machinery inside. Some of the original mill stones have been retained, one being used on one of the properties terraces to create a circular table.

The Miller’s House is believed to date from the early 16th century and has been extended during recent years to provide additional accommodation. The master bedroom suite now has its own staircase rising up from the spacious drawing room below whilst the main landing in the older part of the house is accessed through a cosy snug set on a mezzanine level.

“Boyton Mill” enjoys a truly wonderful location about one mile from the village of Boyton which has country lanes in all directions around it. The village has a church and village hall. Launceston is some six miles to the south providing a full range of social, commercial and shopping facilities. To the north of Boyton are the stunning stretches of north Devon and Cornwall with the coastal cliffs being interspersed with quaint fishing villages and sandy beaches.
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Kristen Thornburg said...

Wow, gorgeous photographs!

Douglas Dahl said...

I agree. That is a beautiful house to sit out in the garden with a bit of tea talking about the ghost of Jane Austin.

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