AN UNLISTED water front home that once served as a paper mill has been put up for sale near Salisbury.

The Old Mill, a four bedroom home in the centre of Downton, was built in c.1690 and offers views over the River Avon and water meadows beyond.

The property boasts a large entrance hall and a sitting room with an inglenook fireplace, wood-burning stove and a bay window overlooking the mill race, river and surrounding countryside.

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The Old Mill’s dining room, kitchen and principal bedroom also benefit from these unique views.

The kitchen has a south-facing balcony overlooking the river, with an external spiral staircase down to the terrace.

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Completing this floor are two further double bedrooms, a shower room and a family bathroom.

Downstairs, to ground floor level, is a study and a fourth bedroom, both with glazed doors into the riverside garden.

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The ground floor also includes a shower room, laundry room, drying room and internal access to the double garage, which has a useful utility area to one side and electric doors.

Situated in a Conservation Area, the property also comprises a 36ft garden room which has French doors onto a rose garden.

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This large and light space, which hides the property’s former swimming pool, has the potential to be developed into a guest suite or staff/granny annex subject to the necessary planning consents.

Paul Cadge, property agent at Savills in Salisbury, who is handling the sale, said: “The remarkable riverside position and views are the outstanding feature of The Old Mill. The house has a wonderful, spacious feeling and the views are fabulous - the last time I was there I managed to spot a kingfisher.”

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The property is on the market for a guide price of £825,000.

Viewings are strictly by appointment only. For more information, contact Savills Salisbury 01722 426820.