This superb and spacious Grade II listed family home is located in the heart of Sawley Village and has outstanding rural views from a quiet and private position. Beautifully presented with the recent addition of a high quality kitchen the property has 4 bedrooms , Split level reception room and has scope for further enhancement. Viewing essential.
Mill House occupies a quiet and private location within the centre of Sawley village in the Ribble Valley situated within the Forest of Bowland AONB. The property is grade II listed with parts dating back to the 15th century, latterly forming part of a textile mill settlement. The house was converted some 30 years ago into a family home.
Tucked away and yet open in aspect the house has fantastic views across adjacent fields and surrounding countryside.
Internally there is a spacious hallway open to eaves and a gallery landing providing a feeling of space. Off the hallway is a ground floor W.C , plus a separate cloakroom with gun cupboard.
The dining kitchen is light with 5 windows giving great views to the rear of the house, garden and fields beyond. Recently installed the kitchen is high quality with bespoke solid wood painted cupboards and granite worktops, hot water tap and two sinks set off by a beautiful porcelain tiled floor. There is also a very handy and good sized walk in pantry /storeroom with window to the rear of the kitchen.
Connected to the kitchen is a large sunroom /conservatory with York stone flag floor, off which there is access to a new utility room. There is internal access to the garage which has been converted into a home office area but would easily convert back to a garage as the original garage door is still in place.
The spacious sitting room is split level and has a feature inglenook fireplace with inset Esse Woodburner stove. There is a pleasant view with access to the rest of the house by way of the impressive curved barn window with central door.
To the first floor there are four double bedrooms all with superb outlook. The master bedroom is spacious and has some lovely stonework with an old 15th century doorway and some exposed stone walls, an en suite bathroom with twin sinks , bath and shower over. The remaining three bedrooms are served by a house bathroom with bath and separate shower.
Externally the property is approached by a shared driveway with adjacent properties and is furthest from the roadside. A cobbled courtyard parking area for three cars and the area is gated. A good sized kennel /storeroom attached to the garage provides further scope and storage. To the rear of the house there is a very private, walled garden with mature shrubs, fruit trees and lawn, steps down to vegetable beds and compost / room for hens if desired.
At the other end of the garden steps down to a lovely dining /bbq/sunbathing area and a stone built building which can be converted to an art room or gym, or simply provide further storage.
The Ribble valley is an affluent area with a café culture and rural heritage and is a desirable and aspirational place to live and visit. Schools locally have an excellent reputation and there are a wide variety of both state run and independent to choose from. Sawley is in the catchment for Bowland school and is within easy reach of the highly regarded local public schools including Stonyhurst, Oakhill College and Moorlands.
East Lancashire, Manchester and Yorkshire business centres as well as the northern motorway network are within striking distance. Travel distances are approximate, Blackburn 6 miles / Skipton 22 miles / Leeds 42 miles / Manchester 49 miles / Leeds Bradford Airport 35 miles / Manchester International Airport 46 miles/ Kendal and the Lake District 60 miles. M6 North and South 15 miles.
On entering Sawley Village from the A59 continue for approximately 1/2 a mile until the village Hall is visible on your right. Turn left immediately after the entrance to the car park. Continue down the driveway, the property is the last house on the left . A sign board is erected.