Yorkshire Dales mill is on the market with planning permission for homes

Historic Yore Mill in Aysgarth is a landmark property overlooking the river in the Yorkshire Dales National Park village but after slipping into severe disrepair its future looked uncertain.It had been a carriage museum until 2003 but after the attraction's closure the main part of the historic building remained empty and dilapidated.

Previous plans to convert it into accommodation with a restaurant and bunkhouse were deferred and amended due to disputes over access to parking but the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority finally approved a proposal for residential use.

Aysgarth Parish Council supported the scheme and asked for construction to begin as soon as possible to make the building safe and bring it back to life.

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It was Dave Peacock who saw potential in the 19th century, Grade II listed waterside building and bought it four years ago.

The mill has spectacular viewsThe mill has spectacular views
The mill has spectacular views

After considerable effort to gain planning permission for alternative use, he succeeded in getting the green light to turn the main part of Yore Mill into apartments with an entrance over the mill race plus south-facing gardens and parking, along with space for shops and small businesses.

Over the years in his ownership, the roof has been replaced and the building made good, while the mill race will be put to use creating electricity through its turbine.

The 13,789 sq.ft property, which has spectacular views, is now on the market for £1.9m as whole, as is, to convert.

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An alternative option is that Mr Peacock may sell the spaces designed for conversion into two and three-bedroom apartments to individual buyers and facilitate the work needed for them

The once dilapidated mill now has a new roofThe once dilapidated mill now has a new roof
The once dilapidated mill now has a new roof

The commercial property space for shops and businesses comes to 2,045 sq.ft.

For details in buying the whole site or to register interest in the possibility of buying an apartment at the mill visit Marcus Alderson estate agents, www.marcusalderson.co.uk