Absolutely stunning location; a true hidden gem nestled in the countryside of Lower Peover.
Available for the first time in nearly 75 years, the sale of The Mill House presents a rare opportunity to acquire one of Cheshire's hidden gems. Originally the site of a working mill, long since derelict, The Mill House stands within the site of about 8.81 acres. The present family house, designed by eminent northern architect Sir Percy Worthington, was built in 1905 and subsequently extended in 1937 stands behind the former mill pond with stunning views over woodland and gardens to the west.
The second property within the site is a detached former barn know as Cherry Tree Cottage and this provides a first floor two bedroomed apartment above a range of stables, workshop and stores with a rear extension at ground floor level. The apartment is readily let and is perfect for guests, extended family or staff.
The Mill House is ready for modernisation and upgrading to one's own taste and style while retaining period charm and character of a bygone era all within an exquisitely attractive setting. The current configuration includes principal and secondary staircases serving six bedrooms although likely to be five after creating another bathroom. The ground floor includes three main reception rooms, a small sitting room to the rear of the kitchen, a large walk-in larder, front and rear hallways and a spacious cloakroom with a separate W.C.
The long tree lined driveway leads off this quiet country lane passing the tennis court in the upper lawn area, then a productive vegetable garden with a green house and a cut flower garden. There are two loose boxes and a double garage. The driveway forks to the old mill bridge and the front of Cherry Tree Cottage. The other fork continues to the front of the main house with a turning area. The gardens are stocked with an amazing profusion of rare plants, shrubs and specimen trees and walkways lead through these and the woodland. There is another driveway which leads to the paddock past woodland and former reed beds emerging with gated access onto Foxcovert Lane.
The pond served the mill and is fed by a tributary off Peover Eye which winds its way through the woodland area, this was previously navigable by small boat. There are riparian fishing right on Peover Eye which is crossed by a small bridge and is a continuation of the footpath to Peover Church and The Bells of Peover.
Services - Mains water & electricity, Oil fired central heating, private drainage.
Tenure - Freehold Local Authority - Cheshire East
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This house and land really need to be seen to appreciate the beauty of this idyllic setting.Edward Morris