The exterior of Whiggleton Mill. The exterior is stone and a balcony can be seen on the first floor. Well-maintained lawn with an array of plants and trees can be found to the front of the property.
29 October 2019

Historic watermill in County Antrim goes on the market


A restored watermill in County Antrim, that dates back to the mid 19th century, is on the property market with an asking price of £750,000.

Whiggleton Mill is located in Kells, County Antrim and contains two properties (41 and 41A) that rests on an impressive two-acre site.

The exterior of Whiggleton Mill. Whiggleton Mill contains two adjoining properties that are both made of exposed stone. Well-maintained lawns are found to the front of the property. There is also an array of trees, plants and shrubs.

This semi-rural location is approximately 30 minutes from Belfast and 20 minutes from Belfast International Airport. It is the ideal spot for city commuters.

Number 41 is the main detached house that is steeped in rich history. Formerly a mill, it produced linen that dates back to the 1840’s. This is a striking stone-built residence with a working waterwheel attached.

County Antrim has a long tradition associated with linen production. This four bedroom house for sale is a reminder of the once booming industry.

The lounge interior at Whiggleton Mill, a watermill in County Antrim. There is a vaulted ceiling, oak floor and exposed stone wall.

The living room is a superb area with a vaulted ceiling that really catches the eye. This vaulted ceiling also complements the oak floor, wood burning stove and exposed stone details beautifully.

The kitchen is a bright and stylish area which includes a casual dining space. A balcony is accessed via the kitchen and offers stunning views across the rolling countryside and the Kells Water River.

The kitchen and dining interior at Whiggleton Mill. Exposed bricks surround the oven. The kitchen consists of a range of high and low level units and a centre island. The walls contain exposed stone. There is also a cast iron wood burning stove.

There is also a bathroom, with freestanding bath, and wetroom.

Number 41A is the adjoining building that consists of two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom and wet room.

The bathroom interior at Whiggleton Mill, a historic watermill in County Antrim. This bathroom contains a freestanding bath and shower area.

A substantial outdoor site contains a large yard area, shed and magnificent gardens that border the river.

Mark Leinster, associate partner at Simon Brien Residential, highlighted that the property’s charming historical features would prove extremely popular with potential buyers.

“This property is a piece of Co. Antrim history and this is a unique opportunity for someone to acquire a fully functional watermill which has been beautifully restored throughout,” he said.

A seated area in Whiggleton Mill. This picture focuses on a cast iron wood-burning stove. An exposed stone wall can be seen to the left of the image. There is also a seat to the right of the stove and baskets to the left.

Mr. Leinster describes the setting of the watermill in County Antrim as outstanding and adds that the properties have been “finished to the highest of standards throughout”. He believes the residence offers the benefits of rural living but is also conveniently located to main transport routes.

“The location is exceptional, approximately 30 minutes from Belfast, 20 minutes from Belfast International Airport and 45 minutes from the attractions of the North Coast,” added Mr Leinster.

The garden of Whiggleton Mill, a watermill in County Antrim The main residence and adjoining property can be seen in the background. Bordering the lawn is an array of plants and trees.

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