6 bedroom property for saleMill Lane, Upton, Southwell
- Converted & Restored 18th C Water Mill
- Stunning Property In a Truly Picturesque Setting
- Immense Charm & Character, Retained Features
- Beautiful Views to Mill Pond & Countryside
- Arranged Over Three Floors
- 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bath or Shower Rooms
- 25ft Games Room, Double Garage & Workshop
- Bespoke Fitted Kitchen & Bedroom Furniture
- Approx 1/2 Acre Grounds
- EPC Rating (TBC)
A Truly Stunning 6 Bed Home In a Picturesque Setting Straddling the Mill Race & Stream. Stands in Approx 1/2 an Acre. 18th C Water Mill Converted with Style & Sympathy in 1991. Immense Charm & Character Throughout. Delightful Outlook to Mill Pond & Open Countryside. Double Garage. Viewing Essential
"The Wheelhouse" is a truly unique home, one that is certain to impress even the most discerning of purchasers. New owners will inherit not only a stunning home but also a piece of local history in the form of this 18th C water mill. There are grounds of approx. 1/2 an acre and completing the piece is a setting so picturesque it is hard to think of better locally.
The property was lovingly & professionally converted by the current owner in the early 1990s. This transformation was a labour of love, renovating & converting the imposing period buildings in both a stylish and sympathetic manner. Many original features & materials remain including heavy timber beams, York stone & recycled French granite mill stones. This work both retaining & enhancing the period charm & character with a superb, high quality interior including a stunning cast iron spiral staircase.
The property is built over the mill stream which runs behind and through the mill. This includes through the former "race" & wheelhouse, (Glass floors provide viewing areas to watch the mill stream bustling by beneath your feet). Finally tumbling into the beautiful mill pond, over which "The Wheelhouse" affords gorgeous views.
The property stands at the far end of Mill Lane, passing through open fields and onto just a handful of properties in this wonderful location adjacent to open countryside & close to Southwell Racecourse. The property has its own extensive grounds with formal lawned gardens running down to the banks of the pond & then on to a field beyond with a large store/workshop.
All of this serves to create a stunning home that is certain to impress & enchant all those who see it for themselves.
The Wheelhouse - The property enjoys a gorgeous setting at the far end of Mill Lane in Upton. Mill Lane is an adopted road from its junction with Main Street right up until the bridge over the Mill Stream on which the property stands. From here a granite cobbled forecourt provides access to the Wheelhouse and just one other property. The Wheelhouse stands adjacent to the beautiful mill pond from where there are just a few steps to the entrance door to this magnificent property.
The hardwood panelled entrance door opens to the reception hall.
Reception Hall - 5.79m’2.13m x 3.66m’2.74m (max dim inc. spiral sta - This part of the property in particular has a number of cues and hints of the former life of this magnificent property. This section being that from which it derives its name as it was formally the actual Wheelhouse of the mill. As such the area has solid granite steps and York stone steps and walkway from the front door. Inset to this is a glazed viewing area from which you can look down onto the lit mill stream as it bustles by beneath your feet. There is also the gorgeous warm hue of carved natural York stone walling as well as exposed rustic brick work too. The room also has wonderful exposed original heavy timbers forming the ceiling to this area.
Another cue to the former life of this wonderful building are the arc shaped scars to the York stone walls. This where once the water wheel once toiled, powering the mill.
Adjacent to this area there is a beautiful cast spiral staircase which rises off to both the first and then the top floor of the property. From here steps lead down to a reception area which forms an ideal Library or Seating/Morning Room with fitted bookcase (not included in the sale, but open to offers). From here you can sit and look through a large double glazed picture window. The window framing beautifully the delightful aspect to the mill pond and the trees of the formal garden beyond. (The pond is often home to a number of birds including heron, Kingfishers and Egrets.) The window also has a heavy stone lintel rounded off to form a charming window seat. There is also a radiator and a further low level glazed viewing screen giving an aspect to the mill to the race and the stream beyond. From the reception hall there is then access to the following accommodation.
Sitting Room - 18’6 x 18’0 - A beautiful and particularly spacious primary reception room with excellent natural light entering through four double glazed windows providing a charming dual aspect the stunning reception room has a number of features including three very substantial original timber beams to the ceiling, feature exposed rustic brick work to one wall cooperating a fire place with free standing multi fuel burner standing on a York stone hearth. The room also has central heating radiators, TV aerial point, telephone point and wall lighting points.
Dining Room - 13’10 x 12’1 - Another generously proportioned reception room again with a lovely tough and safety glass screen inset to the floor providing another viewing area to watch the mill stream run by the room has two double glazed windows giving an attractive aspect upstream from the mill. The room also has a radiator, dado rail, picture light wall lights and coving to ceiling.
Kitchen - 13’4 x 12’2 - Bespoke fitted kitchen in a limed oak finish with Cumberland slate worktops and stone sills to two double glazed windows again giving a beautiful aspect to the upstream from the mill with tree lined grass banks, fitted dresser unit, built in double multi-function oven and grill with concealed extractor fan over, oak floor finish, space for fridge freezer, feature pull out storage unit racked shelving, kickboard heater, complimentary splash back tiling, wall lighting points, glazed door to outside which leads to a viewing area with decked platform also from the kitchen a door leads to the utility. Included in the sale is a fabulous table with beautiful “French granite” top made from an original mill grindstone.
Utility Room - 7’2 x 5’11 - Tiled floor, Belfast sink unit, plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for tumble dryer, splash back tiling, fitted shelving and door to ground floor shower room.
Ground Floor Shower Room - 5’11 x 5’1 - With fitted shower cubical, wash hand basin and close couple WC. Double glazed window, heated towel rail, part tiled walls, extractor fan and wall lighting point.
Returning to the reception hall, spirals stairs rise to the first floor.
First floor landing
Exposed pine board floor, wall lighting points, double doors to airing cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder and shelved storage space, door to balcony.
Balcony - 12’3 x 9’4 - The balcony provides a delightful sheltered environment with westerly facing aspect where you can enjoy late afternoon and evening sun as well as the delightful view upstream of the mill and a wide ranging aspect over the roofs of adjacent property onto open countryside beyond. It is also laid with an AstroTurf floor finish.
Games Room - 25’7 x 18’4 - A truly stunning, particularly capacious room which is currently used as a games room. Having a “beam and block” floor the room has a centre piece in the form of a championship quality, full size, slate bed snooker table. It would seem eminently possible for the room to be utilised in many ways to suite the needs of the individual purchaser. It would certainly make for a fantastic further en suite bedroom or bedrooms with space for a dressing room too. The room also enjoys generous natural light entering through double glazed windows to three elevations each providing a different and equally delightful aspect over the surrounding environment. There are also picture light points, exposed feature brick work, stone sills to windows, ceiling fan and specialist lighting over the snooker table.
Bedroom 3 - 12’9 x 12’0 - A further good size double bedroom with three double glazed windows to the rear elevation each with stone sill and lovely outlook. Central beam to ceiling, fitted cupboards and shelving, dresser unit with knee-hole and draws, matching bedside cupboards and wardrobe.
Bedroom 4 - 12’5 x 11’2 - Further good size double bedroom again with radiator, two double glazed windows taking in the view to the rear. Wall lighting points.
Bedroom 5/Study - 12’11 x 9’4 - Ideal for use as a bedroom or home office/study, pine panelled floor, two double glazed windows with view to the gardens and mill pond and stone sills, TV aerial point and telephone point.
Returning to the landing there is a door leading to an inner landing.
Master Bedroom Suite - 5.79m’2.13m max x 3.35m’3.05m max + en suite 1.83m - A generously proportioned double bedroom with en suite shower room. The room again provides a lovely aspect to the front and side elevations through double glazed windows. This large room is comprehensively fitted with a bespoke range of matching bedroom furniture including: open fronted wardrobes, with double height hanging for clothes and shoe rack, chest of drawer units with granite worktops and additional units. Wall lighting points, telephone point and door to en suite shower room.
En Suite Shower Room - 6’6 x 6’1 - A three piece suite comprising a shower cubical, close coupled WC and wash hand basin which is inset to a feature work top which is a slice of one of the forma French granite millstones, part tiled walls and extractor fan.
Family Bathroom - 9’4 x 6’6 - With an attractive period style suite comprising of an oversize cast iron roll top bath with ball and claw feet and shower/mixer taps, pedestal wash hand basin and high flush WC. The room also enjoys feature shelving, half tiled walls, exposed timber beams and wall lighting points.
Returning then to the main first floor landing spiral stairs rise once more to the second floor.
Second Floor -
Landing - max depth 16’0 and max width 14’2 - Generous open landing with access to eves storage skylight, double glazed window further double glazed window to rear, loft access, exposed beams and doors off to the following.
Bedroom 2 - 17’2 (18’10 max.) x 15’11 - A particularly large and impressive double bedroom with great charm and character. This room like so many others in the property has good natural light with an original cast iron window to the side elevation and two skylight windows. The room also has exposed pine boarded floor, feature exposed brick work and door to eaves storage. Radiator.
Attic Room/Bedroom 6 - 26’0 x 12’3 - This room makes an ideal storage space but also would make a great occasional or play room having three double glazed skylight windows, radiator, and pine bordered floor. Please note the room has, in part, restricted head room due to the roof pitch.
Outside - Mill lane is an adopted road with tarmac finish this continuing to the bridge on which the subject property stands. From here the access is a private cobbled driveway to The Wheelhouse and just one other property located to the rear.
Beneath the bridge the mill stream rushes on from under The Wheelhouse into the mill pond. The pond flowing on with the stream then re-joining the River Greet. The property has a lovely outlook over the pond which is home to a deal of wildlife including numerous birds including Egrets. Beyond the bridge there is access to the garaging to the property.
Garage & Workshop 25’6 x 18’4
Accessed via two roller shutter doors, these are above average height for ease of access with taller vehicles. One of the doors is automatic. There is also excellent storage space as well as a work bench. Power points and lighting.
The southern bank of the mill pond then gives way to the gorgeous formal lawned garden of The Wheelhouse and this in turn leading to the field beyond. The gardens are expansive and again are a haven for wildlife. The lawn is interspersed with a wide range of flowering plants and shrubs as well as some magnificent tree specimens, both deciduous and evergreen. To the opposite side of the lawn from the pond there is a hedgerow beyond which is open farmland and the grounds of Southwell Racecourse.
Once you have meandered through the delightful formal gardens you will come to a field. This is a wonderful area for children especially, for them it is a wonderful open playground, it's Wembley Stadium or Trent Bridge Cricket Ground Perhaps. To one corner there is also a very useful and notably large store. The area again being enclosed by hedging.
Further Information - For details of fixtures and fittings included in the sale price please refer to the ‘fixtures and fittings form that will be provided with the legal pack and on which your Solicitor will advise you. No services or appliances which may have been included in these details have been tested and therefore cannot be guaranteed to be in good working order. Nothing therein shall be a warranty or condition and neither the Vendor nor ourselves will be liable to the Purchaser in respect of any mis-statement or misrepresentation made at or before the date hereof by the Vendor, his servants or agents or otherwise. TENURE Freehold - The property is: COUNCIL TAX BAND: E, EPC RATING: TBC SERVICES: Electric and water mains services are connected to the property, foul drainage connected to shared septic tank. Please note not connected to gas mains. VIEWING:By telephone appointment with Kirkland & Lane Property on or
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