Fancy living in an old mill? Here are four are on the market
A choice of four distinctive properties which were previously mill buildings.
Old Mill, Tinahely, Co Wicklow
€259,950 Castles Estate Agents (01) 490 0700
The Old Mill in Tinahely was reportedly built in the early 20th century, becoming part of a complex of mills in the village. It's on a three-quarter acre site on the Derry River, and consists of two large buildings, both needing extensive renovation. The main building is four storeys high and an adjoining building behind it is three storeys high. If all the floors were in place, which they're not, the total floor area would be about 3,746 sq ft. There's electricity, mains water and a septic tank on the site, and access by a right of way.
The Mill, Kinsale, Co Cork
€650k Savills Cork (021) 427 1371
The 19th-century corn mill at Nohoval was rescued from ruin in the mid-1990s by its current owners, and you can see why they were drawn to the spot, as it overlooks Man of War Cove and has private access to the beach. They refurbished the mill, while preserving its historical integrity. It has two bedrooms on the first floor and two on the top, while the main living room is also on the first floor. The ground floor has the dining room and kitchen, and the floor area is 2,400 sq ft. It's on two acres of gardens with stables and garage.
Cregg Mill, Co Galway
€550k Keane Mahony Smith (091) 423 328
Cregg Mill was described as being already 'in ruins' on the second-edition OS map of 1895. It was built in the late 18th century but since the 1980s it's been a family home - with a total floor area of 12,000 sq ft. The property is on 1.3 acres, about two kilometres from Corrandulla and consists of the main residence (the mill building), together with a three-bedroom miller's house and a two-bed apartment. The main house has six bedrooms (five en-suite) and several reception rooms including a 1,500 sq ft gallery on the top floor.
Dromore Mill, Dromore, Co Cork
€1.2m Engel & Voelkers (021) 477 3200
The hand of an interior designer is clearly detectable in the refurbishment of the 19th-century Dromore Mill, about 12 kilometres south-east of Bantry. The mill was completely refurbished by its New York-trained interior designer owner within the past decade. It's on 4.5 acres of wooded grounds fronting the Owenashingaun River, with waterfalls, pools and a bridge. Inside, the house is about 4,300 sq ft with six bedrooms (two en-suite), an office, a big, open-plan kitchen/ living room/dining room, and a first-floor library.