IT’S A WINNING combination when you have a specialist developer, with an eye for detail and the tenacity to go the extra mile for clients, who seeks out locations and buildings with potential to be restored and become functional again. Poppy Developments and The Mill at Harbertonford, is one such combination. Voted 4th in ‘Ten of the best new homes in Britain right now 2017’ by Country and Town House Magazine. An accolade to prove it certainly is not ‘run of the mill’. The buyers of this Grade II listed former Woolen Mill obviously agree with them, as there is only one unit left to purchase. The commanding building, dating back to 1769, has been sympathetically converted into 7 luxury three, four and five bedroom town houses offering a contemporary and truly unique place to live. Overlooking the River Harbourne and set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. No. 1 The Mill is a clever combination of stylish design, harmonising perfectly with the original character features and materials of this fascinating industrial building. Martha Tabb, from selling agent Marchand Petit, commented: “One of the main reasons The Mill town houses have sold so well, are the on-trend interiors. The steel stanchions and wonderful original old beams raise the bar, on what is already a very enviable specification.” The finishes include individually designed kitchens with integrated Bosch appliances, sleek porcelain tiles with Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware in the bathrooms and oak wooden doors. Externally The Mill homes benefit from lawned southerly facing gardens, with sun terraces, overlooking the Harbourne River and parking for two cars.