The Clive Emson catalogue features as part of this week's Estates Gazette coming out tomorrow. Amongst the more standard fare, and the last lot of the day for the Sussex and Surrey auction on 16th April, is a bit of tempter for those seeking a change of pace in life.
A Grade II listed building dating from 1768. Looks appealing doesn't it? It gets better though...
This is The Mill at Birdham Pool Marina, apparently the last working tidal mill in Sussex. It was in use up until 1935, when the mill pond was made into a marina by Birdham Estates Limited. I don't imagine too many properties for sale through the auctions this year will come with their own peninsular.
It comes with plenty of historic interest too - it was used to build and repair naval boats in WWII, and a mill previously built on the site is even mentioned in the Doomsday Book.
The building's currently divided up as offices and storage space, but it's thought to offer potential for residential (either single home or divided) or possibly a restaurant/public house. All subject to planning of course.
How do you value something like this? Well in this instance it's been left to the market to decide. It's down as "Nil reserve" in the catalogue, online it's £5k plus.