Architect: Stanley Merer

Provender Mill
Bruton, Somerset

Share of Freehold


Positioned on the lower floors of this award-winning converted mill is a wonderfully conceived two-bedroom live/work apartment that combines large open studio spaces with well-considered living areas. Provender Mill comes with a parking space and an engaging private garden amongst the old stable walls.

The mill was originally converted from a 1940s-built grain mill in 2000 by the architect Stanley Merer, incorporating many of the original features including impressive exposed steel girders and Douglas fir floors.

Architect Helen Abadie worked with the current owners to convert the industrial interior into a split-level apartment, which is entered at street level from a communal hallway that is shared with the apartment above. The lower floor is open plan, with a large kitchen and dining area, and a sunken sitting room that has access to the private garden.

An open-tread staircase cuts through the space to the upper level, a beautifully proportioned studio room that is punctuated with exposed steel supports and flanked by two large bedrooms. A square picture window allows plenty of south light to filter into the space whilst offering views of the old ivy-covered garden walls.

The Mill occupies an elevated position in the attractive market town of Bruton. Set in the Brue Valley amongst the rolling hills of South Somerset, Bruton is a small town that is well-equipped with local services including pleasant pubs and a renowned local restaurant (At The Chapel). The town has been rapidly gaining an international reputation thanks to the formation of the Hauser & Wirth arts centre which has a gallery, gardens, shop and fantastic restaurant. To explore more of the area, read our Resident’s Guide to Bruton.

Rich in buildings of architectural interest, including some fine Jacobean alms houses, Bruton is a town of immense character with origins that date back to Saxon times. There is a rail service from Bruton Station to London Paddington with an easy change at Westbury, as well as direct services to Bath and Bristol. Direct services to London Paddington and London Waterloo run from nearby Castle Cary (around 10 minutes) and Gillingham stations (around 20 minutes) respectively. Bruton can be easily reached by car – it is five miles from the A303, a road that links with the M3 from London, and is approximately 40 minutes’ drive from Bristol and Bath.

The area is well served for excellent schools. Millfield, Hazlegrove, The Blue School at Wells, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, Sherborne and the Bruton Schools are all within easy driving distance.

Tenure: Leasehold with Share of Freehold

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