Astwick, Stotfold, Hitchin, SG5

Guide Price £2,250,000

6 Bedroom Mill For Sale in Astwick, Stotfold, Hitchin, SG5


‘Bowmans Mill’ is truly a one off. Set within private gated grounds of 1.5 acres and surrounded by beautiful countryside views, this converted Grade II listed water/flour mill is understood to be once the largest in Europe, now expanding over 10,000SQFT of accommodation with six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a swimming pool.

Bursting with character while being tastefully designed avoiding no expense from the addition of high end fixtures & fittings to the carefully orchestrated restoration & renovation of the original building. The upmost care and attention has been taken to maintain much of the original mechanics of the water mill including an impressive water powered wheel to the rear of the property.

As you enter �Bowman�s Mill� you will soon be greeted with a breath-taking main entrance hall boasting an impressively high ceiling, towering main staircase with glass panelling, exposed beams & original pillars. There is also a unique centrepiece made from the original first floor Waller wheel, which was used for grinding the corn into flour. From the main entrance hall are doors leading to main ground floor rooms including an impressive high spec Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Cloakroom, WC & Shower Room.

The kitchen is extremely well equipped for the most discerning of 'cooks' and includes twin sinks with waste disposal, rinsing taps and an instant hot tap. Also featured is a Fischer & Paykal twin drawer dishwasher, a Smeg dishwasher, pop-up worktop sockets, a networked ceiling mounted TV to the side of the cooking station, a six burner induction hob, pop-up De-Dietrich extra wide extractor, two pyrolytic roasting ovens with 'slide & hide' doors, two plate warming drawers, steam oven, microwave, American style Smeg fridge freezer with ice maker, two red wine racks, three drinks chillers, hidden cutlery utensil drawers, two pan drawers, two pull out chopping boards, a plate rack and three open shelving units, to name but a few! Marble and granite work surfaces compliment both the appliances and moreover, the handmade in-frame solid shaker style walnut and tulip cabinets.

In addition, there is a matching breakfast bar, with handcrafted leather seating and a centre island with a four seater, semi-elliptical banquette that overlooks the southwest patios and gardens. Set off to the side of the kitchen, by the patio doors, is the kitchen snug with its own TV; an ideal area for children and guests to relax. From the patio doors, you have access to a raised patio seating area equipped with outdoor furniture offering the ideal place to enjoy the surrounding views.

The first floor comprises the main living area providing a generous space for families while boasting fantastic field views. A recess in the living room has been fitted with a mini bar for entertaining and patio doors open out to a floating projecting glass panel balcony overlooking the south and west gardens. From the first-floor landing there are also an additional two reception rooms which serve well as a study & playroom. However, they also provide the option to be used as additional bedrooms. The main bedrooms are split over the second & third floor and can all comfortably cater for double beds with an en-suite to each. The high standard finish to each bedroom & en-suite all mirror the rest of the property with high quality bathroom materials & fittings. The master suite has the addition of a walk-in wardrobe and enjoys the same field views as the living area.

With access from a glazed inner building and stone staircase the indoor swimming pool follows the contemporary style mirrored throughout the whole property. It has modular steam room/sauna and lounge/seating area. Bi-folding doors to the south facing sunken patio and an underwater �swim-box� provides swimmers with access to the outside patio pool. There is also a large mezzanine balcony that overlooks the swimming pool providing the ideal area for a home gym. This too is accessed via the inner building. From the ground floor of the inner building you also have access to a high tech �den� perfect for parties or home cinema. Complete with mini bar & fully equipped with an internal wiring system set in in place for surround sound and SKY HD connectivity also networked back to the comms room in the main front entrance. An internal viewing window through to the mill�s mechanical room is a thoughtful addition. The west side Annex is set over too floors with a generous living area, fully fitted kitchen, first floor bedroom and en-suite shower room. It�s perfectly suited to cater as a residence for a nanny or guests staying over.

As you enter through the gates of �Bowman�s Mill� you are greeted with carefully landscaped gardens and a shingled driveway leading to a quadruple garage and generous carport with additional parking for multiple vehicles to the side.

The gardens are a complete wrap around plot with walkable access surrounding the property and steps leading down to the sunken rear patio. Further outside space includes a wild grass meadow to the south side of the property.

We understand that Bowman's Mill was the largest working water-wheel powered flour mill in Europe. Following its restoration, it now has the capability to generate power for the house and supply back to the grid.

The fully restored drive gear wheels Hurst frame, PTO Shaft and Waller-wheel, can accommodate the generator systems, making the building self-powering by request.

Astwick is a picturesque riverside hamlet on the Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire border. The property is conveniently placed for access to local shopping facilities in Baldock, 4 miles and Stotfold 2 miles, with comprehensive facilities available in Stevenage 10 miles and Cambridge 24 miles. There is also good access to international airports, with Luton Airport only 20 miles south and Stansted Airport about 30 miles east.

There are many highly renowned independent schools in the area, including Princess Helena College and Kingshott, near Hitchin, Bedford Boys, St Christopher's and St Francis in Letchworth and a number of excellent schools within Cambridge.

Property Features

  • Fully converted water wheel powered flour mill
  • 1.5 acres of private gated land
  • 10,000 sqft of accommodation over five floors
  • Internal and external swimming pool
  • Quadruple garage, carport and separate annex accommodation
  • Original features including first floor water wheel for grinding flour
  • Six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and five reception rooms
  • No onward chain
  • 40 miles from central London via the A1 (M) motorway network with Arlesey station 3 miles


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