Savills | Foxcovert Lane, Lower Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9QT | Properties for sale
8.81 Ac(3.57 Ha)
Excess of £1,550,000

Foxcovert LaneLower Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9QT

  • Under offer

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Kitchen with AGA
  • 2 bedroom cottage
  • Stables and workshop
  • Double garage
  • Tennis court
  • Gardens, woodland & paddock
  • Approximately 8.81 acres

Absolutely stunning location; a true hidden gem nestled in the countryside of Lower Peover.

About this property

  • 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 MorrisProperty agent

Local information

  • Set at the head of a long driveway, The Mill House stands within about 8.81 acres of stunning gardens and woodland alongside the mill pond and Peover Eye runs alongside the western boundary. A more magical and picturesque setting would be difficult to imagine.
  • A track leads past woodland and former reed beds to a paddock area with separate access to Foxcovert Lane. A popular footpath leads down the driveway, between the house and Cherry Tree Cottage, over the bridge and crosses Peover Eye on the way to the Bells of Peover and historic St Oswald's Church.
  • Lower Peover is a lovely rural community set amidst undulating Cheshire countryside about 3.5 miles to the south of the market town of Knutsford. With a village store providing for many day to day needs, an outstanding primary school by the church and a full range of supermarkets and specialist shops in the town, this is a location which is extremely well regarded.
  • The area has fantastic leisure facilities with golf courses, livery, sports clubs and wonderful walks directly from the house to country pubs and bridle paths. The main private schools have a coach service from the village and Terra Nova school is within easy reach. The Grange at Hartford and Kings School Macclesfield are both within striking distance.
  • The area is well placed for access to the M6 Motorway at Knutsford or Middlewich and Manchester International Airport is about 30 minutes' drive away and the main west coast line can be picked up in Wilmslow, Macclesfield or Crewe with London Euston under 2 hours away.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = G