This character house for sale comes with “magical” gardens and is thought to include parts of an Elizabethan ship - plus an art gallery in the garage.

The Old Mill, in Coleford, is a Grade II listed property that dates back to the 18th century, having once been a mill. 

The house has stone mullioned windows, a stone door surround, and notably, the remains of the mill axle, which are thought to have once been part of an Elizabethan ship’s mast. 

At the front of the property, the entrance hall features a solid oak door with access to the two reception rooms. 

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The sitting room. (Cooper & Tanner)

The sitting room includes a wood-burning stove and exposed wooden beams, with matching beams in the dining room, as well as dual aspect windows. 

The kitchen is fitted with a range of units, as well as integrated appliances, and offers access to the garden. 

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The dining room. (Cooper & Tanner)

On the first floor, there are two bedrooms, both of which feature hand-built oak storage spaces and exposed beams, plus a family bathroom. 

Upstairs, the top floor is home to the master suite, which has a galleried area looking out from the mill’s former grain drop, and an en-suite bathroom, while completing the property is a further double bedroom with exposed beams. 

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The master bedroom, with a galleried area and an en-suite bathroom. (Cooper & Tanner)

There is also a detached double garage, which is currently used as an artists’ studio with a workspace and a gallery. 

Outside, the grounds span approximately 1.6 acres, with the area directly adjacent to the house including a large terrace, an enclosed vegetable garden and a landscaped wildflower meadow. 

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The art gallery in the garage. (Cooper & Tanner)

A stream bisects the land, with a bridge leading to an island and a mill pond, with a summer house and a further lawn, plus a shepherd’s hut and a cabin. 

The property is being sold by estate agents Cooper and Tanner for a price of £850,000. 

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There is a stream running through the grounds. (Cooper & Tanner)

The agent commented: “The Old Mill is an attractive Grade II listed detached building with the most incredible, magical, romantic gardens in addition to a number of outbuildings providing flexible work from home space and the ability to run an Airbnb business. 

“The property enjoys character features in abundance with exposed beams throughout and the remains of the mill axle thought to have once been part of an Elizabethan ship’s mast.”