A captivating former mill house set beside spectacular cascading waterfall and mill pond.
The Old Mill is as the name suggests is a former working mill with origins dating back to the 16th century.
It is of substantial stone build construction and the whole is under a split hip slated roof. Internally there is a warm and pleasant blend of olde worlde and comfortable modern convenience. The accommodation is very nicely appointed and well proportioned, the rooms are laid out over two easily managed levels, all of which are presented in fine fresh decorative order. The principal rooms and cantilevered balconies have all been carefully designed to allow for full appreciation of the near mesmerising cascading waterfall of the Roe Bank Burn which forms the picture-perfect backdrop to The Old Mill.
While the property provides all associated with private rural life in its wonderful woodland setting, its geography is such that it also very convenient, it is only a few minutes by car to a local supermarket and via the A737, there are excellent commuter benefits to the city centre of Glasgow, the airport and the Ayrshire coastline.
The Old Mill
Outer door to reception hallway with flagstone floor, utility and boiler room, lovely antique style bathroom with roll top bath, rich timber panelling and hardwood wc, shelved cloaks and boot room, bedroom 1 with hardwood oak flooring, wash hand basin, fitted bookcases 2 x stores, bedroom 2 with twin leaf patio doors, hardwood oak flooring, range of deep fitted wardrobes.
Open plan open tread staircase to stylish open plan living and dining space, rich salvaged hardwood mahogany flooring, exposed ceiling beams and vaulted ceiling, patio doors to cantilevered Romeo and Juliet balcony overlooking gardens, burn and waterfall, second extended cantilevered box glazed dormer projection, central warming log burning stove, deep general purpose store cupboard, home office or study or overspill temporary 3rd bedroom with exposed stone wall, well equipped and easily worked kitchen with gable and Velux windows, painted stone wall.
Leafy access lane to the entrance of The Old Mill, black asphalt vehicle hardstanding apron to the front of the garage and driveway leading down to the house. Mixed species mature trees and bushes line the drive and it is bounded by a county style post and rail fence. The gardens are parkland in appearance and are mainly to grass with stocked beds, borders and tall mature trees. A top level lawn is bounded by hedging and stone wall, and features the upper level of the Roe Bank burn before it becomes the rather spectacular water fall central feature of the gardens where it cascades from a height into a deep holding pool. The pool has overhanging tree limbs reaching across it and it is fringed with a gravel terrace and raised lawn fringed with ferns, hostas and colourful mixed shrubs and bushes. A gravel pathway leads to a bridge over the burn leading from North Ayrshire into Renfrewshire. A lawn is formed in a woodland clearing and there is a combination of mature and maturing trees.
In the future, it may (strictly subject to achieving planning permission) be possible to introduce a second dwelling on the top level of the garden grounds.
Mains water supply, drainage by private septic tank, LPG heating, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
The Old Mill is in council tax band F and the amount payable for 2020/21 is £2,481.38 which excludes waste water as septic tank.
EPC rating F.
The Old Mill at Mill O Beith is situated about 1.2 miles north of the North Ayrshire commuter town of Beith and 2.6 miles from Lochwinnoch. The house and land straddle the boundaries of West Renfrewshire and North Ayrshire.
The Old Mill is a little-known property largely due to the privacy of its woodland situation.
As the name suggest, it was at one time a fully functioning mill, the original wheel of which was driven by the passing Roe Bank Burn, the waterfall of which now forms the quite spectacular back drop of the enchanting property that is The Old Mill.
Beith centre is about 1.2 miles to the south and is part pedestrianised. There is a good range of local shops and services which easily cater for every day needs and requirements. There are supermarkets, a medical surgery, chemists and local firms of solicitors and other professional services.
Beith has local nursery schools as well as two primary schools and local secondary schools. Glasgow has numerous independent schools and St Columbas in Kilmacolm (9 miles) has an independent day school for girls and boys with a pick-up point in Beith (between 3 18 years www.st-columbas.org).
Extensive shopping facilities are available at the Phoenix centre and at the Braehead retail village which has Sainsbury and M&S anchor stores.
Glasgow city (18 miles) has all the cultural, higher educational and leisure services normally associated with a major international centre. Glasgow Airport is conveniently situated 10 miles away. The nearest railway station is at Lochwinnoch.
Beith has a challenging 9-hole parkland golf course and there are many other courses in the surrounding Ayrshire and Renfrewshire countryside.
The nearby Garnock River offers good fishing where it is possible, by permit, to fish for brown trout, sea trout and salmon. The river has runs of salmon at the back end. There are a number of hill lochs and commercial fisheries which offer good sport.
Castle Semple loch is part of the Clyde and Muirshiel Country Park and offers inland sailing and coaching for beginners. The Firth of Clyde has excellent chandlery and marina services as well as some of the UKs most scenic and enjoyable coastal sailing.
For those with equestrian interests, surrounding quiet back roads and bridle paths offer miles of pleasant hacking country.
From Glasgow, travel in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. At Glasgow Airport after the White Cart Viaduct leave the M8 at Junction 28A and take the A737 sign posted Irvine. Continue along the A737 for about 9 miles to reach the Clerksbridge Toll Roundabout. Turn left here onto Boydstone Road, signposted Loanhead Quarry. Continue along Boydstone Road for 0.5 miles turning right at the fork in the road. Proceed over the bridge and take the first turning on the right hand side. Proceed along the driveway to find the entrance to the driveway of The Old Mill first on the right hand side.