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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Coddington Mill , Mill Lane, CH3 9EN

Withdrawn from Market £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb Converted Mill
  • Six Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Outbuildings
  • Exceptional Location
  • Beautiful Gardens
  • 7.822 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION AT CODDINGTON MILL The main reception hall is accessed from the gardens via circular standstone steps down to an arched entrance. Double stained glass doors open into an impressive kitchen, furnished with oak Shaker style units around a central island, extending to a seating area beside an exposed brick fireplace with wood burner. Detailed mill wheel workings are on display here and create a focal point of the room. There is also an excellent walk-in pantry.

A cloakroom, shower room and laundry room are located off a second entrance hall. A charming dining room, with fabulous views over the gardens, is reached from the first floor landing, off which is bedroom and a cloakroom.
The impressive dual aspect drawing room combines two seating areas with a central staircase. A great expanse of beautifully polished floorboards extend throughout the room which combine well with the exposed beams and circular brick detailed chimney which projects up to the upper floor and roof. There is access to a terrace and seating area, with steps down into the gardens.

From a galleried landing the master bedroom suite occupies an easterly facing aspect and has some of the best views of the house, across the grounds. There are three further bedrooms and a bathroom.

HISTORY OF CUDDINGTON MILL Coddington Mill, as its name suggests, was at one time a working watermill providing grain and other essentials for the local community. The property has been listed Grade II as being of special architectural or historic interest. A date stone 1321 over the main arched entrance to the house implies the mill's origins. It is believed that the majority of the mill was rebuilt in 1775. In recent years the building has
been converted to what is now, a fine family house. The developer and the architect that carried out the conversion received a Civic Award for the design and quality of the craftsmanship.

FEATURES AND BUILDING MATERIALS AT CODDINGTON MILL The mill has a rich heritage that is apparent in the original features and architectural styling throughout the property.

The house has a number of individual features including the use of antique pine doors in some rooms incorporating stained glass panels. These are believed to originate from a number of demolished chapels in the Chester area.

Accessed from the drawing room is an extensive series of balconies forming three levels with heavy bannisters believed to originate from the old Chester Museum.

Of particular interest in the house are the remains of the water mill workings which feature in the kitchen and drawing room.

The mill is constructed of brick under a slate roof

EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT AT CODDINGTON MILL Stone flagged terraces and paths lead over the mill sluice to the pool house, which has glazed sliding doors to the front elevation. It houses a swim/spa pool with adjoining barbeque area, decking to front and patios to either side. Vehicular access is off Coddington Lane through electric gates opening onto a large forecourt of attractive stone sets.

An excellent two storey garage block comprises two garages and a workshop on the ground floor with a rear lobby and WC. Above, a superb office suite comprises of two office rooms.

The gardens have been formed around the mill pool and a beautiful ornamental lake, where a detached garden room, converted into a guest suite with kitchen and shower room has a large decked terrace overlooking the lake. The banks of the pools have been attractively landscaped and planted with a wide variety of shrubs and trees which include a distinctive Japanese style garden with water features and characteristic planting. The property includes two fields extending to approximately 6 acres and a timber stable building divided into two boxes.

LOCATION Coddington is a highly regarded village with nearby Carden having its own primary school that in its recent inspection by Ofsted was regarded as being outstanding. A comprehensive road network system can be reached within minutes with key roads being the A41, A49, A55, M6 and M56 bringing Liverpool, Manchester, North Wales and the Midlands within commutable distance.

Likewise there are excellent railway links in Wrexham, Chester and Crewe whilst Manchester and Liverpool International Airports are within a 40 minute drive.

The area as a whole has superb leisure facilities - particularly with those who have an interest in golf, cycling, horse riding and walking. The area is also served by many excellent restaurants, public houses and bistro's whilst Carden Park with its Nicklaus and Cheshire golf course (plus driving range, archery, fitness club and spa) is a near neighbour whilst the Sandstone Trail provides most attractive walkingamongst the Bickerton and Peckforton hills.

In addition to the amenities and centres mentioned, it is also worthy of note that Malpas, Nantwich, Whitchurch, the thriving Georgian high street of Tarporley and the Roman City of Chester are within 20 minutes away and Liverpool and Manchester International Airports are within a 45 minutes drive.

There are many superb schools in both the state and private sector at both primary and secondary level within comfortable travelling distance of the house.

Wrexham 7 Miles
Crewe Railway Station 15 Miles
Liverpool Airport 32 Miles
Manchester Airport 36 Miles

RECEPTION HALL 15' 0" x 13' 6" (4.57m x 4.11m) Two heavy beams, double fronted cupboards, stairs to first floor and doors to the study. 

STUDY/DINING ROOM 14' 9" x 14' 0" (4.5m x 4.27m) Brick corner fireplace with inset cast iron grate. Central beam. 

KITCHEN AND SITTING ROOM 30' 0" x 20' 6" (9.14m x 6.25m) A fascinating room revealing the original mill workings including crown wheel and pinion and a number of drive wheels all enclosed in a heavy oak frame.The kitchen area includes an extensive range of oak fronted kitchen units including single sink and drainer, electric oven and 4-ring hob, long worksurfaces and tiled splashbacks.To the side of the cooking area is an elaborate brick fireplace with salt cupboards and a solid fuel burning stove. Central beam, recessed spotlights in ceiling. Black and white tiled floor. Door to pantry. Doors to rear hall, utility room and rear porch. Three of the doors are double pine doors with inset stained glass. Double doors open to front entrance hall. Stable door to parking area. 

SIDE HALL Wooden doors with glass panel looking in to old pump room. Stable door to outside. 

PANTRY 11' 9" x 6' 3" (3.58m x 1.91m) Quarry tiled floor, high ceiling, power points.  

SEPARATE WC Separate WC with wash hand basin 

SHOWER ROOM Quarry tiled floors. 

UTILITY ROOM 11' 3" x 9' 6" (3.43m x 2.9m) Stainless steel sink and drainer in unit, floor units with work surfaces, tiled splashbacks, storage cupboard, door to kitchen.Pine staircase rises in a single flight to the first floor.The remaining watermill workings are a feature of the kitchen and drawing room. Quarry tiled floor. 


LANDING Double pine doors with stained glass opening onto the drawing room. 

DRAWING ROOM 40' 0" x 20' 6" (12.19m x 6.25m) Central balcony area, flask shaped brick fireplace and tubular chimney with stone hearth. Pine flooring, 7 heavy beams. Old drive gear and shaft emerging through the floor, fixed table formed out of large water tub with solid wooden top. Stable door to balcony area to back of house looking over the mill stream. Steps down to different levels, heavy cast iron banister and railings. Central to the drawing room is a pine staircase leading to the second floor. Off the first floor landing doors open to the sitting room. 

DINING ROOM/BEDROOM 15' 3" x 14' 9" (4.65m x 4.5m) Ornate cast iron fireplace with carved pine surround and slate hearth. Pine flooring and three heavy beams to the ceiling. Views over mill race. 

SEPARATE WC WC, wash hand basin, pine floor. 

BEDROOM ONE 10' 0" x 9' 6" (3.05m x 2.9m) Heavy beam

Pine staircase rises in two flights to the second floor. 


BALCONY LANDING Part timbered walls and tubular chimney rising from dining room fire, 2 velux windows. 

MASTER BEDROOM 21' 0" x 13' 3" (6.4m x 4.04m) Delightful light room with windows overlooking mill race and gardens. Part timbered walls, beams to eaves, velux window. 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM Shower area, WC, wash hand basin, bidet, velux window and part timbered walls. 

BATHROOM Pine floor, freestanding bath, WC, wash hand basin,bidet, cylinder cupboard and immersion, part timbered wall. 

BEDROOM THREE 12' 11" x 12' 2" (3.96m x 3.73m) [L-shaped] Part timbered walls, pine floor. 

BEDROOM FOUR 15' 3" x 10' 3" (4.65m x 3.12m) Beam, pine floor and 2 pine cupboards with stained glass windows. Walk-in cupboard with 2 windows with stained glass depicting a bird in the centre. 

BEDROOM FIVE 14' 11" x 12' 11" (4.57m x 3.96m) Velux window, 2 beams, views over garden and front of house 


SERVICES Drainage to a private system. Central heating by air conditioning backed up by economy 7storage heaters. 

VIEWING Viewing by appointment with the Agents Tarporley office 

TENURE We believe the property is freehold tenure 

ROUTE FROM CHESTER From Chester, take the A41 south towards Whitchurch. After approximately 9 miles, turn right at the Broxton roundabout onto the A534 signposted to Wrexham. Follow through Clutton and before the main entrance to Carden Park, turn right signposted for Coddington. Follow the lane for approximately 0.5 mile and Coddington Mill is the first house on the right.


ROUTE FROM TARPORLEY From our office in the centre of Tarporley proceed out of the village in the direction of Nantwich - passing the Texaco petrol station/Spar on the left hand side. Upon reaching the T-junction with the A49 turn left. Proceed 500 yards to the traffic lights with the Red Fox Pub on the right hand side and turn right onto the A49 (Whitchurch). Continue through the villages of Beeston, Bunbury and Spurstow (about two miles in all).On passing Panama Hatties restaurant (to your right) proceed for a further mile and a half and take a right turn for the A534 (Wrexham). Proceed for a very short distance and at the next junction take a further right, onto the A534. Proceed along the A534 for about three miles until reaching the first (and only) roundabout, at the junction with the A41. At this point take the second exit (straight on) . Follow through Clutton and before the main entrance to Carden Park, turn right signposted for Coddington. Follow the lane for approximately 0.5 mile and Coddington Mill is the first house on the right hand side


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