WATERSIDE - Castle Mill is a stunning and sympathetic conversion of a historic Grade 2 listed water mill to a spacious and practical family home. It has been beautifully restored to provide a comfortable blend of the period features of a working mill with the contemporary fittings and finishes of a modern family house. Reference in The Doomsday Book indicates there has been a mill standing on this site since at least 1086 although there is little detail until the late 17th century when Castle Mill appears on maps as part of The Betchworth Castle Estate. It is of timber framed construction on a brick base under a classic mansard roof. The accommodation is arranged over four floors and extends to some 3200 square feet. The notable ground floor reception hall exhibits the workings of the mill. On the first floor, there is an open-plan sitting room and dining room and a unique viewing room/study, all of which enjoy stunning views across the mill pond and to Box Hill beyond. The kitchen/breakfast room has been bespoke designed and fitted to include a full range of modern appliances. Each of the three luxurious bathrooms have been refitted to a high standard in recent years and there are five bedrooms in all.
This property is featured by our Waterside department.
To the front there is a parking area and a detached double garage. The gardens to the rear are an exquisite feature. A raised terrace sits alongside the mill wheel and race. It is a sheltered space, ideal for entertaining and has wonderful views across the river and wider gardens. From the sitting room, a spiral staircase gives access to a unique deck also overlooking the river. Beyond the terrace the lawned area of garden lies between the mill race and the River Mole, and alongside the mill pond. It is planted with spring bulbs, perennials and shrubs, and there are further seating areas to enjoy this truly special setting.
The mill occupies a beautiful setting on the banks of the River Mole and in the lea of Box Hill, providing stunning views of the North Downs. It is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with direct access to open countryside right on the doorstep in the heart of The Surrey Hills. It is located less than a mile from the centre of the bustling market town of Dorking. For the commuter, Dorking mainline station is a pleasant riverside walk away and provides services to both Victoria and Waterloo, whilst Dorking Deepdene station has services to Reading and Redhill. The M25 is within 6 miles and gives access to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports as well as central London.
3 Bathrooms (2 ensuite)
Sitting room open plan to Dining room
Stunning gardens adjoining the river and mill pond