St-Osyth - Sold STC

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The Old Mill Cottage
  • Grade II listed detached cottage
  • Three/four bedrooms
  • Charming original features
  • Three reception rooms
  • Utility room
  • Studio/artist space on first floor landing
  • Two fireplaces
  • Private rear garden
  • Garage/utility room
  • Garage at end of the garden
  • Views over the adjacent Mill dam lake
  • Unique potential

 

Welcome!

A large Entrance hall will welcome you and you should feel right at home with the wood burning stove in red brick inglenook fireplace. You will also appreciate the exposed black stained timber beams/columns and ceiling timbers, Red clay tiled floor which extend throughout the ground floor and the Oak staircase leading to the first floor.  From there you have access to a large utility room behind the fireplace, the Kitchen through ahead, the staircase and to your right, access to the living space.

The living space comprises a front lounge area with another large red brick inglenook open fireplace and open access to the dining area with a library/music area onto your left. French doors open up to the rear garden. As typical of such a charming grade listed cottage, you will also appreciate the black stained timber beams and columns  or the Ledged and battened doors.

A corridor does also link the library with the Kitchen and a downstair shower room.

The large utility room was a garage but has been converted by the previous owner, it has a worktop, a Belfast sink and the usual washing machine or tumble dryer.

 

Ascend upstairs

The first floor has currently two bedrooms and one bathroom but the open space onto your left with access to the top floor has great potential to explore different ideas.  It is currently used as an office/drawing room…What would you see for yourself ?

Top floor

Once again an interesting space currently used for two bedrooms with two dormer windows with views over the lake. A round window on top of the stairs overlooks the boatyard.

Outdoor

The back garden is very private with access from the dining room, the kitchen, the utility room and a side gate. The oil tank is situated in the rear and sheltered by trees.

The Old Mill Cottage is a grade II detached property built mid 18th century alongside the end of the creek.

Main Drainage

Oil heating system

Plot/Land Area 0.104 acres

Council Tax Band E (£2,210 p/yr)

Flood Risk: None from “Homesearch”

Property Information
  • Price: Sold STC
  • Location: St-Osyth
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Study: 1
  • Kitchens: 1
  • Garages: 1
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St Osyth Village…

The village is steeped in history with other listed buildings including a prominent 12th century Priory set in grounds.  The Domesday book of 1086 records a thriving settlement at St Osyth with the presence of :- a mill, location unknown but probably alongside the Creek. In medieval times St Osyth Augustine Priory was founded (believed to be 1121) and became an abbey around 1200. The Priory, the Creek, and the former Market Place are the historic features of the settlement of St Osyth, together with St Osyth Fair which is believed to have taken place on the Bury.

The end of the creek adjoining the Causeway is owned by St Osyth Boatyard, this includes:- a working quay, boat building sheds and yard, boat compound, moorings and pontoons. An area close to Mill Cottage on the public car park and partly on the St Osyth Boatyard site was the site of a Corn Mill built in 1730 with a waterwheel fed by water from Mill Dam Lake. The Mill closed in 1929, was part removed in 1936 and demolished in 1961 for safety reasons and to allow for widening of the Causeway. Old Mill Cottage was previously two cottages for the Miller’s labourers and himself. The two cottages were converted into one single cottage in the first half of the 20th century, and at that time were No.1 Mill Street.

St Osyth is about 15 minutes drive to Clacton-on-Sea where there is a direct rail connection to London, and is about 30 minutes drive to Colchester where trains are available for connection to London, Ipswich, Norwich.

St Osyth has the following facilities:- Primary School, 2 Grocery stores, good butcher, Post Office facility, Café, Boots the Chemist, Hairdresser, Estate Agent, Accountancy Practice, Fish and Chip shop, Chinese Takeaway, Indian restaurant, 2 Public houses, Church, Social Club, Village Hall. Also there is a Nisa Store on the way into Point Clear which has a good range of products plus parking space.

Across the road in Mill Dam Lake is a new exciting Venture comprising a Wake Board Park this consists of two Zip wires which pull Wake Boarders back and forward across the lake and if they so wish over a variety of up and over jumps. All equipment is available to hire together with tuition. As well as this the Park caters for a small Aqua Park, kayaking, stand up boarding, swimming, café and viewing terrace.

Across the road is the St Osyth Pre School facility.

There are some outstanding walks nearby to the cottage. You can walk alongside St Osyth Creek to Brightlingsea Creek and take a ferry to Brightlingsea where there is a big sailing community with moorings available and water available at most times of the day, or East Mersea, or Wivenhoe. Also the cottage side of the river there is a designated walk to Howlands Marsh a designated Nature Reserve, up to Martin’s Farm where there is a lovely view down Brightlingsea Creek. Alternatively there is a walk to Lee Wick Nature Reserve overlooking the sea.

Enjoy a relaxing day by the seaside. Collect pebbles and enjoy the charm of unspoilt nature at St Osyth Beach near Clacton On Sea or explore the stunning views from Point Clear beach with Mersea Island on one side and Brightlinsea on the other.

 

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