A spectacularly converted 15th century watermill with original beams, glorious surroundings and a minstrels’ gallery

The once abandoned Gurney Manor Mill was salvaged in the early 1990s and turned into a lovely family home.

Any property surrounded by water is guaranteed to be spectacular. It’s kind of an unwritten rule. Naturally, as a former water mill, Gurney Manor Mill falls into this category: the mill and its 1.2-acre gardens are surrounded by a historic water system, creating a pastoral setting.

The property, now listed for sale through Knight Frank for an estimated price of £1.48 million, overlooks a creek that supplies water to the mill pond and stream, a scene that has hardly changed in hundreds of years.

Although the surrounding countryside has not changed much, inside the property has been completely transformed. The restoration has been carried out to a very high standard and many rooms have exposed wooden ceilings and walls, as well as wide plank floors.

The property is built in an “L” shape, with six bedrooms in the main building and three more bedrooms in the Old Carthouse.

The Old Carthouse is a detached, two-story, self-contained guest cottage located just north of the mill that is successfully operating as a holiday rental company. It offers a lovely private setting with a paved terrace perfect for the summer months.

Back in the main house, the room that is particularly impressive is the open plan dining and living area. With a large indoor fireplace with wood burning stove, vaulted ceiling, minstrel gallery at one end and a gallery deck at the other, this is truly the heart of the home and the perfect place to entertain.

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The minstrel gallery and the master bedroom are accessed via a private staircase.

At the other end of the ground floor, accessed by another separate staircase, is the en-suite bedroom, above which is the living room on the second floor, making it a great teen/guest suite.

The 1.2 acre garden is surrounded by a stone wall that encloses a pond, mill stream and thickets.

There are several footbridges and quiet seating areas from where you can admire the idyllic surroundings, as well as lawns with mature trees.

Gurney Manor Mill is located on the outskirts of the thriving village of Cunnington, which offers excellent amenities: five pubs, a kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, a golf course and a cricket club.

The historic market town of Bridgewater offers additional amenities (including medical care) and transport links to Paddington, Exeter and Bristol.

There are also several independent schools in the area, including King’s Hall School, Taunton School, Millfield, and King’s and Queen’s Colleges.

Gurney Manor Mill is currently for sale through Knight Frank for an estimated price of £1.48m – see more photos or contact an agent for more information.

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