This stunning former water mill is set upon Woodbridge Brook, which flows through the property and still turns the fabulous internal water wheel and gears (currently disabled). The present owner of Crabb Mill has been in occupation for over 30 years, painstakingly restoring what was a derelict building into a stunning family home retaining many of its original features including the original water wheel, mill stones and exposed beams on all levels.
Entry to the mill house is at ground level into a wonderful reception hall housing the refurbished mill workings with a glassed panel providing a protected views of the water wheel. On this level is a cloakroom, a snug with staircase to one of the first floor bedrooms, and a boiler room and lovely garden room which has a fitted woodburner and French windows on to the garden. Both of these rooms are accessed over an ingenious glass walk-way which leads over the mill race.
The large first floor landing still retains the mills three mill stones and on this level are five bedrooms, two shower rooms and a bathroom.
On the upper level is an impressive 33ft drawing room with vaulted timber clad ceiling and far reaching dual aspects. Glazed doors open to a fantastic covered balcony providing views along the river and across to the 5 acre field and surrounding countryside.
Double doors open from the drawing room to a generous dining room which also enjoys a dual aspect. The kitchen has been fitted with a good range of units, including integrated appliances, and space for a breakfast table. An adjacent utility room provides additional kitchen storage and workspace, and a cloakroom completes this level.
To the rear of the property is a wonderful paved area and garden accessed from three external doors, and also from the gated side passage way. This area of garden provides a wonderful vantage point to view the mill stream and river beyond with a bridge linking these two areas of outdoor space. An area of river front land extends to some 0.7 acres, laid to lawn with some hard standing, in addition to a 4.8 acre field which the owners purchased to provide a lovely view point from their balcony. A double garage provides secure parking, and a stone stable with adjoining garden store accessed from the passage way.
Lea is a popular village located to the east of the historic town of Malmesbury and provides a range of amenities including a primary school, children's park & tennis court, village hall, church and popular public house The Rose & Crown. Nearby, Malmesbury town offers a further range of shops and facilities, an outstanding secondary school, leisure centre, doctors surgery, and Waitrose. Lea has excellent links to either Junction 16 or 17 of the M4 (approx 20 mins drive). Rail services to Paddington available from either Swindon (55 mins), or Kemble (72 mins).