The Mill House
394 sq m(4,241 sq ft)
Excess of £2,300,000

Mill PoolWindmill Hill Lane, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV33 9LB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Grade II listed home believed to date back to early 17th century
  • Glorious rural setting
  • Sympathetically restored and refurbished
  • Separate cottage ideal for staff, guests or income stream
  • Outbuildings including garaging and stores
  • Mature gardens and grounds
  • Lake and extensive woodland
  • Paddock grazing

Sympathetically restored gem in a glorious rural position set within within 21 acres of woodland, grazing and lake.

About this property

  • History
    The earliest mention of a watermill in Chesterton is 1554. This building is believed to date from the early 17th Century with the date 1628 being scratched on an internal door frame. From the outside it has the appearance of a small elegant country house and this may relate back to when it was believed to have been a court house. It is thought the building may have been an early home of the Peyto family who later built the great hall at Chesterton. Most of the original milling machinery is still in situ and includes the waterwheel which is overshot. The floors above were used as grain storage and the miller's accommodation. In the 19th Century extra accommodation was provided by a small brick cottage. The Tach Brook, which formerly filled the pond, has been diverted and the supply is now entirely by springs.

    The Mill House is an elegant Grade II listed property with limestone ashlar and Flemish bond red brick elevations under a clay tile roof.

    There is a wealth of period features including open fireplaces, mullion windows, leaded lights, exposed timbers and floorboards, oak paneling, exposed stone walling, stained glass windows and original mill workings.

    The house has been painstakingly and sympathetically restored and refurbished throughout providing modern living amongst its age and charm. The double reception room has an elegant fireplace and generous ceiling heights which complement the period feel of the house. There is a day to day sitting room with wood burner for winter evenings with views across the lake. The modern kitchen and breakfast room, with the lake view, is well fitted out for a family or those looking to entertain. A useful basement has utility and boiler rooms whilst two staircases serve a host of bedrooms on the first floor many of which have fine views.

    The Bakehouse, with its original bread oven, lies on the other side of the main driveway and would be ideal for staff, guests or income stream.

    Beyond there are several outbuildings including garaging and stores.

    A key feature of this amazing property are the mature gardens and grounds with ample areas for outdoor entertaining. More particularly there is a wonderful 5.6 acre lake with extensive mature woodland beyond. The lake is spring fed and in the past has hosted coarse fishing. Timber stages are positioned around the lake and would allow for competitions. Nature and wildlife are in abundance.

    In addition there is about 2.4 acres of paddock grazing with separate access.

    In all about 21 acres.

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This is a unique and rare opportunity in a glorious rural setting where you really could have your own “Wind in the Willows” and a place to unwind.

Nick RudgeProperty agent

Local information

  • The Mill House is situated in a rural setting about 1.5 miles from the village of Harbury in the south Warwickshire countryside, about 4 miles to the south-east of Leamington Spa and 5.5 miles south of Warwick. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, Harbury today has a thriving community and amenities include a Church of England primary school, doctor's surgery,
  • several pubs, post office, chemist, off-licence, green grocers, late night Co-operative and village hall.
  • Everyday amenities are close by at Leamington Spa and the University town of Warwick. Stratford-upon-Avon, Solihull and the city of Birmingham provide more extensive retail, leisure
  • and cultural facilities.
  • Intercity rail service from Warwick/Parkway to London/ Marylebone from about 72 minutes to Birmingham/ Snowhill from about 26 minutes. Alternatively, Leamington Spa to London/Marylebone from about 66 minutes and to Birmingham/New Street from 31 minutes. M40 at J14 (Warwick) to north, joining with M42, M5 and M6 and M40 to the south at Gaydon (J12).
  • The area is well served for schools including Hanbury village primary school. Independent schools include preparatory at Arnold Lodge and The Kingsley School (both Leamington Spa),
  • Warwick Prep and The Croft (Stratford); senior independent schools at Kings High (girls) and Warwick (boys) (both Warwick) and Rugby School. The property is also in the catchment for the Stratford grammar schools.
  • Leisure activities in the area include golf at Stratford-upon-Avon and Leek Wootton; horseracing at Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick; polo at Leamington Spa and Rugby; RSC theatre
  • at Stratford-upon-Avon; exhibitions and shows at the NEC (Birmingham).

Additional information

  • Directions: Coming on the M40 from the south take J12 Gaydon. At the traffic lights turn right, signposted Bishop's Itchington. Follow the road into the village of Bishop's Itchington and at the mini roundabout turn left signposted Harbury. Continue out of Bishop's Itchington passing a turning to Harbury and around a sharp left-hand bend. Continue towards Leamington Spa and Warwick and at the end of the road you will join the Harbury to Warwick road. Continue for about 250 metres and turn left signposted Chesterton. Follow this road for about 500 metres down a gentle hill and with Chesterton Windmill on your right, take the entrance on your left to The Mill House. Proceed through the metal gates on brick piers and down towards the house where there is ample parking.
  • EPC Exempt