Bowen Son and Watson are pleased with instructions to offer for sale this delightful Grade II Listed canal side property with the added benefit of mooring. ‘Little Mill Cottage’ provides a rare opportunity to purchase a unique property with an abundance of character and charm situated in picturesque countryside.
The accommodation is very well presented and retains many original features including exposed oak beams and timbers. There is also a separate workshop and office which has potential for conversion to an annexe or holiday let (subject to obtaining planning permission).
'Little Mill' is situated in the sought after North Shropshire hamlet of Colemere in the heart of what is known as the 'Shropshire Lakelands' due to its Meres. The property enjoys a desirable location within walking distance of Colemere country park and sailing club. Whilst enjoying a truly rural setting it is 3 miles from the market town of Ellesmere, Wem (7 miles) which provides a comprehensive range of amenities, recreational facilities, larger stores and supermarkets. There are excellent primary and secondary schools in the town as well as the renowned Ellesmere College. The larger towns of Whitchurch, Oswestry, Shrewsbury as well as the city of Chester are all within easy commuting distance. There are easy road links to the motorway networks while the nearby market towns of Wem & Whitchurch provide train stations.
Entrance Door into Entrance Area
Stone floor, wall light, cloak rack.
Oak floor, radiator, double door built-in storage/airing cupboard housing water cylinder, shelving and hanging rail. Built-in store cupboard. Central heating programmer control switch.
10' 3'' x 8' 0'' (3.12m x 2.43m)
Low level WC, vanity sink unit, Jacuzzi bath with shower attachment, separate fully tiled shower cubicle, partly tiled walls, heated towel rail.
20' 4'' x 12' 3'' (6.21m x 3.73m)
Oak floor, Range of fitted wall cupboards and matching base units with granite worktop surface above, stainless steel double sink with mixer tap and water softener. Integrated ‘Miele’ dishwasher and Two ‘Siemens’ combination microwave/steam built-in ovens. Induction hob. Space for large fridge/freezer. 'Stanley' cooker range with tile surround also providing heating and hot water. Partly tiled walls.
Door off kitchen into:
11' 5'' x 11' 0'' (3.49m x 3.35m)
Oak floor, exposed timbers to wall, radiators.
17' 9'' x 13' 4'' (5.42m x 4.07m)
Victorian cast iron fireplace. Dual aspect windows with planning approved to re-instate the original third window if desired, two radiators, TV point. Door onto front of cottage and garden. Built-in store cupboard door from lounge onto entrance hall area.
14' 5'' x 13' 11'' (4.39m x 4.24m)
Electrically operated ceiling windows with solar glass roof, triple glazed to all sides with fully opening bi-fold doors to two sides and tilt/turn window to the third, stone tiled floor, lighting,
Open Spindle Staircase from Entrance Hall to First Floor & Landing Area
Oak floor, exposed beams, built-in storage cupboard.
18' 8'' x 11' 4'' (5.69m x 3.45m)
Oak floor, dual aspect windows, two radiators, telephone point, two way light switch, spot lighting, built-in wardrobes with lighting, hanging rail and shelves.
Ensuite Shower Room ('Jack and Jill')
11' 1'' x 5' 8'' (3.38m x 1.72m)
Oak floor, Shower cubicle with power shower with sauna facility, wash basin set on granite top with storage cupboard below, low level w.c. and bidet, heated towel rail, radiator, spot lights. Separate door onto landing.
17' 7'' x 14' 4'' (5.35m x 4.38m)
Oak floor, radiator, built-in wardrobe with overhead cupboards to one wall. Triple aspect windows, telephone point.
12' 4'' x 10' 11'' (3.76m x 3.33m)
'Little Mill' stands in gardens and grounds extending to 1.22 acres (0.49ha) or thereabouts. The property is surrounded by attractive landscaped gardens with an array of mature well established shrubs and plants. Flowering borders and beds with several tree species to include soft fruit. The garden is varied with walkways and small bridges over a natural stream and large wildlife pond. Various seating areas within the garden and a notable feature is an original working well with pump.
A glazed Summer House with cedar shingle roof, lighting and powe and patio area which enjoys an ideal setting within the garden. Beyond is a vegetable garden area.
The building is constructed of brick under a slate roof and presently provides variable usage to include:
Covered Area with side door access to Workshop
25' 0'' x 17' 11'' (7.61m x 5.46m)
Outside tap, covered power socket. Power and light, brick fire surround housing a stove. Double doors opening out onto the front of the building.
9' 9'' x 6' 0'' (2.97m x 1.83m)
Red tiled floor, belfast sink, space and plumbing for washing machine, fitted wall cupboard. Low level w.c.
Steps with iron railing from front of building to First Floor Office
17' 10'' x 16' 5'' (5.43m x 5.01m)
laminate flooring, 2 radiators, log burner. Fitted cupboards with shelving. Telephone point and netwerk link from the house providing superfast broadband.
13' 0'' x 9' 0'' (3.95m x 2.75m)
21' 2'' x 20' 3'' (6.44m x 6.17m) overall
Approximately 150m of canal frontage including 72ft mooring with water point, electric hook-up and pump-out facilities.
EPC Rating 'E'(47) Council Tax Band 'G'
The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty and we understand to be Freehold.
Shropshire Council, The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury Shropshire. Tel: 0345 6789000
Viewing and Further information
To arrange a viewing or for further information please contact the sole selling agent's Ellesmere office on (01691) 622534.
From Ellesmere take the A528 south. After passing the Mere turn left sign posted Whitchurch (A495) and continue for a short distance. Turn right signposted 'Lyneal Wharf'. After approximately 0.6 miles turn right and continue for approximately 0.3 miles where the property will be identified by the agents for sale board on the right hand side after crossing over the canal bridge.
We understand the property has mains electricity, water and private drainage. Oil central heating.