Cuttle Mill


As the name suggests, it was originally a water mill with the two spring fed lakes above the house feeding the mill, the machinery for which is still preserved within the house itself. In the early 70's it was set up as a carp fishery by Albert Brewer who turned it into one of the first managed day ticket carp waters in the UK. Certainly, as teenagers growing up in Kent, we devoured articles in the angling press about the lakes and dreamed of fishing there. After Albert passed away, it was bought by the Higgins family who owned and ran the fishery until 2013 when it was compulsorily purchased by HS2 because the proposed route for the high speed rail between London and Birmingham cut through the edge of the property.