Here’s the chance to purchase a part of Cowes’ history — Mill Cottage is a detached, stone built mill-owner’s home in Mill Hill Road.

Set next to where the town’s stone windmill once was, this characterful home has been sympathetically updated and extended by the current owner over a 30-year period.

The owner also has pages of fascinating archived material and photographs tracing the history of the property back more than 200 years.

This unique property oozes traditional charm and features thick stone walls with deep windowsills.

The living spaces are surprisingly light and larger than expected, including a comfortable, well proportioned sitting room, with dual-aspect windows to the front and side.

The downstairs accommodation also includes a well-proportioned dining room, with rustic brick chimney breast and a glazed door to the sun room.

This is exactly as it sounds, and offers a bright spot for reading, with its glazed roof, garden outlook and door to the rear patio.

It also creates a link to the handy utility room, with a Belfast sink and space for appliances.

The kitchen has a beautiful stone-built breakfast room extension, which blends perfectly with the rest of the property. It is a good size too, measuring approximately 12ft by 7ft.

A cloakroom, with WC and a walk-in cupboard, handy for coats and boots, complete the layout on this level.

Upstairs, the first-floor landing is an interesting split-level area with a side window and a built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

Bedroom one is a generous 13ft by 13ft, with a fitted wardrobe and a lovely double aspect through multi-paned sash windows to the front and side. This gives you a great view down Mill Hill Road and across The Solent.

Bedroom two is a generous double again, with another dual aspect, a pretty period fireplace and useful fitted wardrobe.

The third bedroom is a large single or small double, with a part sloping ceiling.

They are all served by a shower room.

The garden has been lovingly designed to create a real English country cottage feel. This is a sunny and relaxing haven, all within walking distance of Cowes town centre.

Rear access leads to arguably the home’s most impressive assets — a very large double and separate generous single garage, plus a large car port.

These highly sought-after and valuable buildings have power and light and brilliant flexibility in their potential use.

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