Property highlight - Lumley Mill, Emsworth

20 December 2019

Property highlight - Lumley Mill, Emsworth

Now on the market for the first time in 47 years, Lumley Mill in Emsworth was once a water mill and is now an exceptional family home, beautifully presented down right down to the very last detail.

From the property’s sales details in 1821: “The Mill is close to the quay at Emsworth, on a stream of uncommon and unceasing power, having stores that could accommodate 500 loads of grain or flour, an extensive malthouse, threshing machine, biscuit manufactory, three large bread ovens and a large residence.”

The house still has an ‘eye window’, through which the miller could view the whole length of his mill buildings without himself being seen and although the outbuildings were destroyed by fire in 1915, Lumley Mill is now looking finer than ever.

Nowadays it provides 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 4 reception rooms and the kitchen/breakfast room lies within a breathtaking orangery where oversized glazed doors lead out to immaculate gardens where you’ll still find the mill race stream.

Its most famous resident (to date) was William Buckler, artist and entomologist, and an exhibitor at the Royal Academy, who lived at Lumley Mill from 1848 until he died in 1884.

To discover more about Lumley Mill, available now at £1,500,000, simply contact our Emsworth office on 01243 377773.

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