Tel: 01622 686 686
78 Bank Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SJ
Upper Crisbrook Mill is a simply stunning 18th Century converted water mill nestled in the beautiful Loose Valley, just a short distance from Maidstone town centre. This extremely attractive and very unique family home sits in around two acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and has its own very impressive working water mill. In 2007 the current owners purchased the property and were not only drawn to the house for its glorious and extremely convenient location but also the wheel and its potential for power generation, a potential that has now been realised. It has been so successful that the wheel can generate enough electricity to run the house and provide a sizable and consistent income from the National Grid. Over the last decade they have beautifully renovated the property throughout and have kept many of its quirky features as a reminder of its working mill days. The house is now impeccably presented for modern family living. The property itself is Grade II Listed and is arranged over three floors with an impressive six bedrooms, four bathrooms, five reception rooms including a study and office, a contemporary kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and boiler room. The property is easily accessible for the nearby M20 and is just under two miles from Maidstone town centre and all the amenities it has to offer including an extensive range of retail and leisure facilities plus mainline stations with high speed rail services from Maidstone West to London St Pancras. The town centre and its surrounding suburbs and villages provide schools for all ages and there are four Grammar Schools in the area plus private school facilities in Sutton Valence.
The Mill benefits from being situated in a quite extraordinary location. It sits in a conservation area where one is surrounded by natural beauty, and yet, within 20 minutes it is possible to stroll along the banks of the river into the town centre. Maidstone town centre is ranked in the top five shopping centres in the south east of England and with more than one million square feet of retail floor space, in the top 50 in the UK. Much of this space is provided by the two main shopping centres in the town, the Mall plus the Fremlin Walk, which opened in 2006. Other recent developments include the riverside Lockmeadow Centre, which includes a multiplex cinema, restaurants and nightclubs as well as the town's market. The town centre also includes a bowling alley and a number of pubs, clubs and restaurants. Local train services in Maidstone are operated by South Eastern rail. Maidstone East, Maidstone West and Maidstone Barracks are the three stations in the central area of Maidstone. The Maidstone East Line runs between Ashford to London Victoria. Maidstone West has four High Speed Rail Link trains run each way per day operating between Maidstone West and St Pancras via Strood and Gravesend. Trains from here also run to Paddock Wood.
The property is approached via a gravelled driveway that sweeps up past the garage and up to the house. The detached garage is nearly 700 sq. ft. with two large bays secured by powered security doors. The house sits in approximately two acres of grounds that have been beautifully landscaped. To the side of the property is a hardwood decked area and a lawn that the stream passes through which drives the working water wheel. At the end of the garden is another decked terrace that overlooks the mill pond, which is said to be a wonderful place to sit out. To the side of the mill pond is a large grassed area which can be accessed via the rear of the garage block.
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