Tanfield Mill

West Tanfield, Ripon

A once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire this extraordinary conversion of an historic mill, situated on the edge of the picturesque and sought after village of West Tanfield. Offered for sale for only the third time in nine centuries, Tanfield Mill boasts the ultimate in eco-friendly living in a tranquil setting while preserving the historical integrity of a working water mill. With the muted sounds of flowing water and the energy producing turbines at its heart, there is both a natural satisfaction and feeling of sustainability as the restored mill quietly works in the background. Its location, construction and massive structure have ensured both its longevity and record of having never flooded. In addition to the meticulous restoration to eco-house standards, a renewed purpose now exists at Tanfield Mill as the power of running water now produces carbon-free, hydroelectric power for the next century.

Internal Accommodation

Tanfield Mill forms the major part of this historic building and has been painstakingly restored by the current owners and now offers an outstanding family eco-home arranged over three floors.
This immaculately designed home offers exceptional and luxurious accommodation and is entered via the charming external stone steps with handmade steel handrail leading to the fabulous bespoke living kitchen, designed and handmade by the renowned Peter Thompson of York, with solid Walnut Island, fitted Gaggenau appliances and reclaimed York sandstone flooring. The wide solid oak steps lead to the spacious double aspect drawing room with solid wood floor, log burner with double doors through to separate formal dining room. The handmade staircase with contemporary steel balustrade leads to the large landing and first floor to the two master bedroom suites, utility room and wc. To the second floor is a lovely reading area and a further three large bedroom suites. The fixtures and fittings through the property are of the highest specification and contemporary in their design yet remain sympathetic to the industrial feel of the mill and in some areas of the home original elements of the mills machinery have been restored and incorporated within the decorative finishes.


A rating energy performance certificate, Biomass energy system, non-domestic RHI registered, FiT registered Hydro electric generation, Back-up 15kW biodiesel generator, Automatic Fire Suppression Sprinkler System, Mechanical Heat Recovery and Ventilation, Whole House Water Filtration System, Under Floor Heating, LED Lighting, Peter Thomspon Bespoke Kitchen, Gaggenau Kitchen Appliances, Quooker Instant Boiling Water Taps, Quartzite Leathered Kitchen Work Surfaces, Reclaimed York Sandstone Flooring, Keuco Bathroom Fittings, Villeroy and Boch Tiling, Freestanding Baths, Frameless Glass Showers, Low Energy Exterior Lighting, Lime Stone Bridges, Dressed Indian Stone Terracing, Integrated Reception System (IRS).


Tanfield Mill is approached by a private gated drive which leads to the parking area and extensive gardens and grounds designed to encapsulate the wonderful setting with stunning sweeping lawns, terraces, bridges, all taking full advantage of the spectacular river fronted setting. Few homes can match this property in terms of history and even less can provide the energy independence and sustainable zero carbon living. Combined with the peace and tranquility of a majestic riverside setting, this enviable location provides the best of all worlds with a host of amenities immediately accessible.


Tanfield Mill is situated on the edge of the picturesque and sought after village of West Tanfield village, just north of the Cathedral city of Ripon. Within this thriving village is a primary school, village hall, cricket ground, recreation facilities, village shop and post office, a public house and a restaurant both offering overnight accommodation. The nearby market town of Masham offers a range of further amenities. The Cathedral city of Ripon offers a market square with weekly market, a wide range of shops, services and supermarkets along with public houses and restaurants all within comfortable driving distance, plus a leisure centre, swimming pool, racecourse, golf club and sports clubs. Tanfield Mill is within the catchment area for the renowned Ripon Grammar School. In addition West Tanfield is surrounded by beautiful countryside with access to the Yorkshire Dales and Moors, natural attractions and beautiful parks and gardens. For those commuting the village is in easy reach of Ripon’s bypass, the A1 and links to the business and commercial centres of the region.

Properties offering such exceptional accommodation together with this unique setting are extremely rare and as such early viewing is recommended.


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