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14.26 acres, Calbourne Water Mill, Hampshire
For Sale - Guide Price £1,995,000

Calbourne Water Mill, Newport Road, Westover, Calbourne, Isle of Wight PO30 4JN An opportunity to purchase a rare example of a working Water Mill with eight dwellings, buildings and Café set in a tranquil rural location with river, extending to approximately 14.29 acres.

Working Water Mill | Café/Shop | Eco Houses Holiday Cottages | Barns | Adventure Golf Course | River with Boating |

Available as a whole

History of the Site Calbourne Water Mill contains one of the oldest working water mills in the country, dating back to before the Domesday Book of 1086. The site has a Victorian building housing a historic Roller Plant, as well as a café housed in a 17th Century cattle barn. The Water Mill itself continues to mill around 40 tonnes of flour and roll oats for porridge and muesli, in the 'traditional' way on stones, unique to the mill, using the power of water from the mill streams and ponds. The property is now a successful living history tourist attraction, milling daily and receiving well over 70,000 visitors per annum (not including children under 5 or exhibitors), as well as a buoyant holiday accommodation offer. 

Calbourne Water Mill Café EPC C.
The Water Mill has a fully licensed café/shop selling produce milled on site. The building is a converted 17th Century cattle barn and is open plan with a counter serving approximately 100 covers. There is a separate kitchen with industrial appliances, and WC for staff. As well as being a café and shop during the day, the building is used for special functions, such as weddings. 

Mill House EPC E.
Extending to approximately 110m2.
A substantial character dwelling attached to the main Mill building. Oil-fired heating.
Ground floor: Living room with open fire, kitchen/dining room, separate WC.
First floor: Two twin bedrooms, master bedroom and family bathroom. 

Mill Cottage and Riverside Cottage EPCs E, E.
Extending to approximately 70.9m2 and 72m2.
A pair of charming semi-detached holiday cottages which are Grade II listed. They are tucked away next to a stream set in landscaped gardens. Oil-fired heating.
Ground floor: Living room, kitchen/diner and family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.
First floor: Large landing and two bedrooms with bedroom two accessed from bedroom one. 

Eco Houses Five detached holiday homes constructed in 2006. These have been constructed in an eco-friendly manner from cedar and larch. They overlook woodland, the mill stream and open countryside. Four of the houses have electricity, air-source heating or geothermal under-floor heating and triple glazing. There is designated parking. 

Red Squirrel EPC C, extending to approximately 108m2.
Ground floor: Open-plan kitchen and living room with bi-fold doors and French doors leading to a wraparound balcony. Double bedroom and family bathroom.
First floor: Three bedrooms (one double and two twin) and a shower room. 

Kingfisher EPC C, extending to approximately 108m2.
Ground floor: Entrance balcony, open-plan kitchen and living room with bi-fold doors and French doors to the balcony. Separate dining room and family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.
First floor: Three bedrooms (one double and two twin) and a shower room. 

Goldfinch EPC C, extending to approximately 108m2.
Ground floor: Entrance balcony, open-plan kitchen, dining area and living room with bi-fold doors and French doors to the balcony. Family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.
First floor: Three bedrooms (one double and two twin) and shower room. 

Badgers Oak EPC C, extending to approximately 108m2.
Ground floor: Entrance balcony, open-plan kitchen and living room with bi-fold doors and French doors to the balcony. Separate dining room and family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.
First floor: Three bedrooms (one double and two twin) and shower room. 

Owl House Extending to approximately 108m2.
Constructed as a completed shell, yet to be fitted out. 

Museums and Ancillary Buildings Workshop Museums, Rural Museums, Victorian Roller Mill, Mill Packaging Area, Fire Station and War Museum, Straw Bale House 

Other Tourist Facilities • Adventure golf course: 18 hole adventure golf course with King Arthur storyline featuring a large red dragon
• Pedalo and punting lake
• Clay Play – children's play building
• Land (including apple orchard) and woodland walk with Windmill from the Liverpool Garden Festival of 1984 

Method of Sale The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole. 

GEO Weeks and Sons Ltd The venue currently trades through a limited company, GEO Weeks and Sons Ltd. The company may be available for purchase by separate negotiation distinct from the freehold property. 

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including; rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not. 

Services Mains water and electricity. 'Bio-Bubble' treatment plant with significant surplus capacity for further development. 

Council Tax Band The Mill House – Council Tax Band C, £1573 for 2018. 

Rateable Value Calbourne Water Mill: museum and premises: 1st April 2017 – £30,000

Mill Cottage and Riverside (1-2 Mill Cottages): self-catering holiday premises: 1st April 2017 – £6,000 

Tenure and Possession The property is offered Freehold with vacant possession upon Completion.
Bookings are being taken for the holiday lettings for 2019. The benefit of all bookings taking place after Completion shall be transferred to the Purchaser. 

Planning The five holiday houses were granted permission under reference P/02451/05. Owl House has been constructed but is not habitable. 

Designations The Mill, Mill Cottage and Riverside are Grade II listed.

Part of the site is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) and part of the site has a Group TPO. 

Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights All sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned. 

Plans, Areas and Schedules These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof. 

VAT Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property, or any part of it, or any right attached to it, becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition. 

Health and Safety Given the potential hazards of a working site we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the site buildings and machinery.

Fixtures and Fittings The seller does not include in the sale any gas or electrical appliances, however connected, or any other fixtures or contents, unless expressly mentioned in these particulars as forming part of the sale. The items on the property not listed as included may be available by separate negotiation. The contents and furnishings of the café, holiday cottages and eco houses will be acquired separately by the Purchaser at a set figure at Completion. A basic inventory with fixed prices is available from the Agents on request. The prices have been set having regard to the original cost of the items, their expected life, condition and resale value. 

Holdover The Vendors reserve the right to holdover to allow a sale of the items. 

Viewing Arrangements Viewing is strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents BCM. To view this property please contact: BCM 01983 828805. 

Postcode PO30 4JN 

Directions The Isle of Wight is easily accessed by ferry from Portsmouth (Fishbourne), Southampton (Cowes) and Lymington (Yarmouth). Additional passenger only ferry services operate between Portsmouth and Ryde, Southampton and West Cowes.

By Road: From Newport town centre head west on Pyle Street then onto The Mall towards Carisbrooke. At the Waverley roundabout continue straight ahead onto the Middle Road (Newport Road). Follow this road for approximately 4.6 miles and the Water Mill can be found on the right. It is sign-posted from the main road. 

Local Authority Isle of Wight Council, tel: 01983 821000, 

NB These particulars are as at April 2019. Photographs taken June 2018 and 2016. Please check with BCM to make sure they are the most up to date version.  

IMPORTANT NOTICE BCM give notice that: 1. These particulars do not constitute an offer or contract or part thereof. 2. All descriptions, photographs and plans are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. All measurements are approximate and not necessarily to scale. Any prospective purchaser must satisfy themselves of the correctness of the information within the particulars by inspection or otherwise. 3.BCM do not have any authority to give any representations or warranties whatsoever in relation to this property (including but not limited to planning/building regulations), nor can it enter into any contract on behalf of the Vendor. 4. BCM do not accept responsibility for any expenses incurred by prospective purchasers in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn. 5. If there is anything of particular importance to you, please contact this office and BCM will try to have the information checked for you. Photographs taken July 2018. Particulars prepared May 2019.  


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