We are delighted to be marketing for sale this unique and exciting rural property. Eden Watermill is currently a young and thriving Gift Shop and Tea Room which opened for business in September 2016.
Eden Watermill stands out from the crowd with its quirky “USP” in that it is not only set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, but it also has three fully operational wheels. The largest wheel is mounted onto an exterior wall with another two housed within the basement. All can be run independently or together, which is quite a powerful sight to behold.
The Mill structure is a combination of solid stone and timber frame, with a traditional slate roof. It has three floors, each can be accessed independently. An internal staircase connects the ground and first floors.
At present only the ground floor is open to the public. It houses a Gift Shop containing some of the finest handcrafted gifts and artwork from the local area. In addition to this there is a light and airy Tea Room that comfortably seats twenty people, with a small kitchen/counter, offering freshly prepared light lunches, cakes and home baked scones. A large multi-fuel stove within the Tea Room keeps the ground floor cosy. The shop has recently been given a 4 star award by Visit Scotland.
The spacious and well lit first floor is used as a storage and workshop area, but offers an ideal opportunity for development, either as additional retail/seating space or for potential residential development.
The large basement houses a Lister generator that can be used as a back-up power source. A 20kw Biomass boiler with a large water tank, which can be used for supplementary heating – this hasn’t been connected to the radiators, but the fixtures are in place. The largest water wheel threads through the outer wall with a large stock of spare cogs and fixtures available if required for maintenance or power generation.
Outside there is a large decking area, accessed by a ramp from the carpark. A spacious, modern and fully accessible toilet/baby change facility is situated beside the main building. There is plenty room on the deck for outside dining in the warmer weather to enjoy the sounds of birdsong.
The good sized grounds are mainly laid to stone chips for the carpark, which looks down onto the rushing waters of the Denburn. There is ample parking, as well as an additional, designated disabled parking space. Mature and newly planted trees surround the property.
Eden Watermill is well signposted. It is conveniently accessed less than a mile from the A947 trunk road to Aberdeen City and sits between the County town of Banff (3 miles) and inland to Turriff (11 miles).