The Old Mill has a delightful location on the edge of one of the prettiest villages in the Borders. The property sits on the bank of the Ale Water and enjoys a particularly peaceful situation whilst being within comfortable walking …
The Old Mill has a delightful location on the edge of one of the prettiest villages in the Borders. The property sits on the bank of the Ale Water and enjoys a particularly peaceful situation whilst being within comfortable walking distance of Ancrum’s amenities. Much of Ancrum has been designated a conservation area and is clustered round the village green. The village has a good range of amenities including a primary school, church, inn and shop while nearby Jedburgh provides a wider range of shops, schools, recreational and sporting facilities. The A68, which passes close to Ancrum, links Edinburgh with the northeast of England.
The Old Mill is a charming Mill conversion which provides versatile, family sized accommodation and has scope to be altered or extended if desired.
The “Rojek” wood boiler and stove are attractive features of the house given the abundance of wood available from the river and woodland with the property. In addition, there is the back up of oil fired central heating and The Old Mill has an oil fired “Aga” cooker.
The Mill is understood to have been converted to residential use around 1950 and enjoys a westerly aspect to the front. The property is served by mains electricity and water supplies and there is a mains gas supply to the neighbouring Mill Cottage. The Old Mill has a septic tank and the clean water outflow from the neighbouring Mill Cottage goes through this although they do have their own septic tank. The private access track belongs with the neighbouring Mill Cottage and there is a right of access and shared maintenance liability attached to The Old Mill.
The Old Mill sits within approximately 3 acres which includes a large lawn, woodland and an “island”. Much of the land is wooded and includes Ancrum’s old curling pond. There is a bridge from the garden to the “island” and there are attractive outlooks over the Ale Water including views to some of the Ancrum Caves.
The Old Mill has fishing rights in the Ale Water and otters, kingfishers, deer and mink have been seen on the river.
Outbuildings include an attached garage/store (with direct pedestrian access to/from the kitchen), a timber garden store, timber stables (with loose box, tack room/potting shed and garage), 2 roomed timber shed/workshop, covered workshop space and log storage, green house and summer house.