An historic Teesside landmark, with features dating back over 250 years, looks set to be given a new lease of life after being put up for sale by its current owners with a million-pound price tag.
The Old Mill, located at High Leven, originally opened in 1750. Standing proudly on the Cleveland Hills, above picturesque Yarm, the mill has overseen centuries of change in the town; from the meeting that heralded the world’s first public railway to the great flood of 1771.
The property, set in an acre of beautiful gardens, currently accommodates a thriving B&B business, following extensive renovations in 1968 and 2013.
Speaking of the sale, Zoe Walton, who currently co-owns the property with husband Andrew, says: “The Old Mill will always hold a close place in our hearts. We have raised our family here and everyone has played a part in making the B&B a success.
“Our children have loved serving food with us and even helping behind reception after school! I think seeing the dedication that has gone into making the B&B a successful business is one of the reasons they have such a strong work ethic today.
“We’re looking forward to our next adventure. Although we’ll be sad to leave The Old Mill and the business we’ve worked so passionately to build up, we’re delighted to give someone else the chance to begin making happy memories here.”
The Old Mill will continue to operate as a B&B whilst a buyer is sought.
Diane George, of estate agency Bridgfords, who have been tasked with handling the sale, said: “This is a unique opportunity to purchase a piece of Yarm history. The Old Mill has stood the test of time, houses a successful business, and has huge potential in its future.
“In addition to boasting five bedrooms, two receptions rooms, and a spacious kitchen and dining room, the property also boasts a 60ft barn housing a modern and relaxed office space.
“The site offers stunning period features and undoubted old-world charm, without the restrictions placed on graded listings. This gives new owners an ideal opportunity to make their mark, and enjoy as much success as Zoe and Andrew have shared.”