What is Watermill and How to Buy it? Watermills for Sale in the UK

There are many different types of watermills that you can purchase in the UK, and some of them are often put up for sale because they are no longer working as they should be, or they are just simply not needed anymore by the owner.

For example, if you live in an area that was once used to grind corn into flour, but now has much more modern ways of doing this, then it may be better to sell your watermill rather than try and fix it up or use it as something else, even if it’s still standing.

What Are Watermills?

Watermills are one of many different types of mills. Other types include windmills, tide mills, undershot and overshot mills. You can read more about them here. If you are interested in buying  commercial property then watermills can be beneficial for you.

Watermills were particularly useful before electricity, when they served multiple purposes including grinding grain into flour (making bread), powering mechanical processes like cloth-making and paper-making as well as powering pumps that provided clean drinking water.

Most watermills have now been replaced by electric or diesel engines, but some have been restored and continue to function today. If you’re interested in buying or selling a working watermill, please get in touch with us via our contact page.

What Features Should You Be Looking For?

There are several features that you should be looking for when you buy a watermill. The first feature that you should look at is how old it is. Old mills tend to be more expensive than new ones, but they are generally considered to be better quality and can last much longer.

One of these can save you money in maintenance costs over time and extend your mill’s life span. Another thing that you need to consider is whether or not it has been maintained well by its previous owners. If a mill has been properly maintained then it will likely last much longer than one that hasn’t been cared for as well.

You also need to think about where you plan on putting your mill and what kind of environment it will be exposed to because some kinds of mills do not work well in certain climates or environments.

It is important to find out if there are any permits required for installing a watermill before buying one so that you don’t end up having problems with local authorities after purchasing your mill.

Last but not least, make sure that you have enough space available to install your mill before making any purchases. Watermills take up quite a bit of space so make sure that you have a room available before purchasing one.

When Buying a Mill Don’t Forget About The Land!

If you’re looking to buy a mill, it’s also important to consider what kind of land comes with it. When buying land and buildings together, oftentimes you can get them much cheaper as one unit than if you were to purchase them separately. So even if that lone cottage looks charming by itself, sometimes it’s better to buy the entire property, which could save you money down the road.

Here Is A List Of Watermills For Sale In The UK

If you’re looking to add some extra income to your business, buying and selling watermills could be an excellent way to do it. Here is a list of ones we have found that are available right now; they come with plenty of information on each property so you can see if any could work as part of your portfolio.

This list is currently in March 2022, but remember that when something is listed as ‘for sale’ there will often be a lot of interest – so make sure you move quickly!

  • Molecey Mill

The Granary, Stamford Rd, Market Deeping, Peterborough PE6 9JD, United Kingdom

  • Wallbridge Mills

Wallbridge, Frome BA11 5JZ, UK

  • Westcott Mill

Westcott Ln, Goldstone, Market Drayton

  • Haxted Mill

Haxted Road, Lingfield

  • Duxford Mill

Duxford Watermill, Cambridge, UK

  • Claythorpe Mill

Claythorpe watermill, Alford LN13 0DU, United Kingdom


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