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Now for sale: this historic Scottish watermill that you could turn into your dream home

It’s just a quarter of the price of the average London flat

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Faima Bakar
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We all know the struggles of getting onto the property ladder, but have you ever considered broadening your search? Why look for an overpriced four-bed in a jam-packed city when you could opt for a quaint rural home in an Aberdeenshire village, for example?

A former watermill, known as the Mill of Boddam, is on sale in Scotland – and comes complete with original mill equipment dating back to the nineteenth century, as well as a few acres of land. Sure, the property itself is a bit derelict and will require a whole load of work to bring it up to modern living standards. But it’s certainly charming, and could be transformed into a unique four or five-bedroom home.

The C-listed building and surrounding land is in the village of Insch, around 28 miles from Aberdeen, which boasts no more than 2,600 people – so would be perfectly suited for those looking for a slower pace of life. But fret not, there are still shops, a post office, library, health and leisure centres, two hotels and even a golf course located nearby.

And the best part? It won’t break the bank like other properties. The watermill is on sale for offers over £140,000 – around a quarter of the price of the average London flat. You can check out the property listing here.

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