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Delightful former mill cottage in idyllic setting.

General - Mill Cottage is a delightful attached cottage which as the name suggests was formerly the cottage to neighbouring Bilstone Mill. The cottage is in a quite idyllic setting down a private lane which leads down to the River Sence. The cottage was extensively refurbished some 15 years ago. The present owners have strived to preserve the original character but at the same time have created a fashionable interior with oak boarded floors and a stunning living kitchen. As well as the living kitchen there is an elegant sitting room, large utility, three bedrooms a bath/shower room and a further separate shower room.
Outside there is a walled garden and a large detached double garage/work shop. There is oil fired central heating.

Location - Mill Cottage is set in the highly regarded village of Bilstone some four miles to the North of Market Bosworth. Bilstone is an idyllic hamlet made up of period houses and cottages. There are walks from the cottage across meadow land and along the River Sence towards the neighbouring village of Congerstone. Between the villages of Congerstone and Shackerstone there is a highly regarded primary school and in both villages there are popular public houses. In the historic town of Market Bosworth some four miles to the South there are some interesting shops and restaurants overlooking the Market Square and a number of sports clubs.

Directions - On leaving Market Bosworth along Station Road take the first right hand turn towards Carlton followed by a left hand turn signposted to Congerstone. On reaching Congerstone take the first left hand turn by the Horse and Jockey Club. At the next junction take a right hand turn to Bilstone followed by a right hand turn into the hamlet itself. Mill Cottage is down a gravelled turning on the right hand side.

The Cottage - Front door leading to the:

Reception Hall - Stairs rising to the first floor. Central heating radiator and door to:

Sitting Room - 14'2" x 12'5" (4.32m x 3.78m) - This is a very pretty room, the focal point of which is the fireplace with exposed chimney breast and original cupboards with panelled doors to either side. Central heating radiator.

Living Kitchen - 20'7" x 14'1" (6.27m x 4.29m) - This is very much the heart of the house. The kitchen area is fitted with an extensive range of hand built kitchen cabinets with painted fronts, polished granite work surfaces and upstands. The units are arranged around the "Rayburn" which provides cooking and heating. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and fridge. There is wine racking, a double porcelain sink and flagstone floor.
In the living area there is a wood burning stove and a beamed ceiling.

Utility Area/Back Passage - 26'8" x 5'3" (8.13m x 1.60m) - (red to 4'1"). In the utility area there is a solid wood counter top with belfast sink and plumbing under for a washing machine. There is a flagstone floor door to the garden and :

Tank Room - Housing pressurised hot water tank.

Cloakroom - With "Heritage" wash hand basin and low flush lavatory.

On The First Floor - Stairs rise from the entrance hall to the:

Landing - With oak boarded floor. Opening off the landing is:

Bedroom 1 - 14'1" x 14'1" (4.29m x 4.29m) - Overlooking garden. There is a walk in wardrobe and oak boarded floor, central heating radiator.

Bedroom 2 - 14'2" x 9' (4.32m x 2.74m) - Oak boarded floor, central heating radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 11'3" x 11' (3.43m x 3.35m) - (First measurement reduces to 9'7" '). With oak boarded floor. Fitted cupboard, central heating radiator.

Family Bathrom - 15'4" x 6'1" (4.67m x 1.85m) - Fitted with a traditional white suite comprising a luxurious spa? bath with central tap and tongue and groove panelling around, There is also tongue and groove panelling to dado height on the walls Other fittings include an impressive traditional sink, low flush lavatory and shower cubicle with traditional drenching shower head,

Shower Room - There is a shower cubicle with traditional drenching shower head, wash hand basin and low flush lavatory by "Heritage", chrome ladder style towel rails, tiled floor and tiling to splash back areas.

Outside - A particular feature of this property is the garage block which is a large traditional brick built outbuilding with garage door.

The Garden - The garden is walled. It is principally lawned with a raised flower border running along side, a useful outbuilding and seating area.

Floor Plans - Floor plans are not to scale and are for illustrative purposes only.


Fox Country Properties Limited trading as Country Properties and "Village Lettings", their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Country Properties have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

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05 September 2016


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