A unique opportunity to purchase a part of Polzeath history. Shilla Mill is one of the oldest property in Polzeath believed to date back to 1591. The cottage is set in a tranquil setting with gardens, paddock and a copse of trees, quite unlike anything else in Polzeath. EPC rating G.


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Key Features
  • South West facing Property
  • Shilla Mill is not Listed
  • Plenty of Original Features
  • Paddock
  • Woodland
  • Ownership of the Access Lane
  • Peaceful, Private Gardens
  • Detached Garage
  • Working Outside Toilet
  • Perfect Location for Seasonal Business or Cream Teas 
Full Description


Situated right at the end of Shilla Lane in a traffic free location Shilla Mill, despite dating back to 1591, is not a listed building. As well as a tiered garden and some woodland, the property has a level paddock with vehicle access. The lane from the property gives a level walk into Polzeath towards the beach or the footpath links to various walks up to The Point via the golf course.


The Cottage is steeped in local history, in addition to some of the very old beams the timbers to the porch of the mill are believed to have come from HMS Lion and part of the original water wheel is still fitted to the exterior of the mill wall. 


Set above the lane on a slate terrace the property has three entrance doors, two of which are currently in use. The main wooden front door gives access to the sitting room to the original cottage, while a upvc door give access to


Utility Room - with sink, space and plumbing for a washing machine, cold store/ larder. Tiled floor and entrance through to the kitchen. The kitchen has some basic units, a slate and concrete floor, double aspect windows one over the gardens and one to the front. A doorway from the kitchen gives access into


Large Living Room - originally part of the mill and as such it features the bedrock of the ground the mill was built on. Some of the original beams are still in place, these are all painted black now with a white ceiling and white walls. French doors out into the rear garden. Small timber porch off this room but the doorway is no longer in use. Three steps then with metal hand rails up to the original cottage section.


Sitting Room - Two windows and a door to the front elevation. One small window to the rear. The original open fire place and clome oven (chimney currently capped). Night store heater. A characterful narrow staircase of 9 steps takes you up to the main landing with skylight. To the right 2 steps take you up to


Bedroom 3 - Double room with built in wardrobe with a doorway leading through to a further


Bedroom 4 - Single room. Both have South facing windows. Further along the landing is an airing cupboard. Night store heater. Step up to


Bathroom - relatively modern with electric shower over bath.


Bedroom 2 - large single with South West facing window. 


Bedroom 1 - at the end of the property, a large double bedroom with exposed A frames and large picture window looking out over the gardens and paddock.




Heading outside there is a good sized lean to store on the far end of the property. The detached garage is on the far side of the lane.The paddock is on the same level as the lane and has gated access. The cottage gardens then sit on two raised tiers. The lower tier has an outside wc. The higher tier is completely private and sheltered with a lovely outlook. Shilla Mill also owns the bank above it, this land extends along the back of the property and some way down the lane. While this is now mainly copse it could always be reclaimed and added to the garden if required.


The property has the possibility of a variety of uses subject to the necessary consents.



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