House and mill conversion near Frome, Somerset

House and mill conversion near Frome, Somerset

A house and mill conversion set in about 10 acres near Frome, Somerset

A detached four bedroom house and converted mill with two mezzanine bedrooms in the Somerset village of Downhead, between Shepton Mallet and Frome and with good road and rail links nearby

This mill and house property is set in about 10 acres of delightful ancient woodland and Country Wildlife Site and was formerly used as a fish farm.

The House

A spacious house and superb family home with hallway, living room, kitchen, utility room, conservatory, study, cloakroom and studio, four large bedrooms, the master being en-suite and a family bathroom.

The house benefits from central heating.

The Mill

The Old Mill Studio is the largely rebuilt mill building. This includes a water wheel to one side fed from the mill pond behind the property, which it is hoped can be used to generate electricity for both properties if a turbine were to be installed.

The Mill is accessed via stone steps leading up to a wooden front door.

The ground floor of the mill provides a double garage and storage area, cloakroom, as well as space to install the turbine to be driven by the mill wheel. The first floor offers a hugely spacious open plan living area and kitchen with double glazed panel door leading to the mill pond. There is also a fireplace with a wood-burning stove. Above the living room is a galleried landing with a mezzanine bedroom at each end of it. The Mill also has central heating.


There is a millpond to the rear of the Old Mill Studio. There are also two smaller man-made brood ponds on the property formerly used for rearing fish.

In addition to the Mill House and Studio there are three outbuildings on the property found in the woods to the right of the property’s driveway:

Former Fish Hatchery: This building is found mid-way between the entrance to the property and the Old Mill House. It is of concrete block construction and has a 3-phase electrical supply.

Former Workshop: This building is found close to the entrance to the property just off the driveway. It is of Bradstone construction and has a corrugated tin roof.

Former Store: This building is found close to the entrance to the property just off the driveway adjacent to the former workshop. It is of steel frame and corrugated tin construction


The village of Downhead lies in a quiet rural location between Frome and Shepton Mallet, with a wide range of facilities including schools, shops and leisure facilities being available in both towns. The A361 provides easy access to Frome and Shepton Mallet.

Bath can be accessed via either the A36 or A367.

Bath, Frome and Castle Cary all have mainline stations with direct routes to London Paddington.
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