A stunning and entirely unique two bedroom penthouse apartment situated within the highly desirable, Grade II listed, Low Mill. Dating back to the late 1700's, and converted by John Collis in 1994, this magnificent building and its 6 acres of beautiful, well tended communal grounds enjoy an elected position near the River Lune and close to the popular City of Lancaster. Occupying a portion of the top floor of this sympathetically converted mill, number 46 boasts open plan living accommodation, two bedrooms, of which the master is ensuite and a shower room, offering original and characterful features throughout. Furthermore, there is a balcony area that boasts stunning views over the local countryside and even towards Ingleborough. The communal grounds are expansive and very well maintained, affording the opportunity for bbq's, walking, relaxing and those with green fingers will be delighted to hear that input across the garden is always welcomed by the friendly community. There is also a private and visitors parking and a single garage available by separate negotiation. This rare opportunity will appeal to a range of buyers including those looking for a secure and peaceful holiday home set within stunning grounds and surrounded by an expanse of rolling countryside.
The picturesque Caton area is highly sought after due to its lovely semi rural setting and proximity and easy access to the historic city of Lancaster. Caton village is a vibrant community with good local clubs, sporting facilities, shop, doctors and the delightful countryside of the Lune Valley right on the doorstep. Junction 34 of the M6 is only a 5 minutes drive and there is good access into Lancaster city centre with a choice of excellent schooling including the highly regarded grammar.
Accommodation The communal entrance hall is filled with magnificent original features of this former mill and provides a welcoming and rather special entrance. Situated on the fourth floor, there is a choice of a lift or two staircases including the wonder of the original circling stone steps of the tower. Along the communal hallway, there is a good sized storage cupboard next to the entrance door.
Entrance Hall Opening into the entrance hall, the uniqueness of this apartment is evident from the outset as the curved walls extend around the arched doorways. There is a bespoke wooden built in cupboard with carved detailing and access into a good sized, fully boarded loft space.
Open Plan Living, Dining & Kitchen 29'3 x 23'1 (8.92 x 7.04) & 17'3 x 9'9 (5.26 x 2.97) The sizeable and versatile living areas of the apartment afford space for two seating areas and a dining area that leads into the modern kitchen. With angled ceilings, exposed wooden ceiling beams and stunning feature arched window fitted with bespoke wooden shutters, the space offer a wealth of charm and character. Velux windows afford ample natural light to flow throughout and practically there is ample storage by way of undereaves and a unique, bespoke curved wooden storage unit with intricate carved detailing.
The kitchen was modernised in 2010 and has since been immaculately maintained. It includes a range of gloss units that encompass neff appliances to include a double oven, ceramic hob, integrated dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer.
A door from the hallway leads out onto the enviable balcony that looks out across the rolling countryside to the village of Hornby with its landmark castle and the distant Ingleborough Mountain. The vista is breath taking and is the ideal setting to sit back and relax during the summer months.
Master Bedroom 19'0 x 12'10 (5.79 x 3.90) Peacefully tucked away, the sizeable master bedroom includes a selection of fitted storage and wardrobes and views over the local countryside.
Ensuite A generously sized, contemporary ensuite bathroom featuring a bath with shower over, vanity sink and WC.
Bedroom 2 17'0 x 8'1 (5.18 x 2.46) Presently utilised as a study, this versatile bedroom features angled ceilings with two velux windows and further undereaves storage.
Shower Room Briefly comprising a double shower and vanity sink and WC unit.
Outside Along with the balcony at number 46, discerning purchasers will benefit from the approximate 6 acres of communal grounds that include an expanse of lawns, vibrant gardens, and lovely features for those of all ages to enjoy. It is ideal for those who enjoy the outdoors but not the upkeep as the gardens are immaculately maintained by an onsite gardener however for those who enjoy gardening, the additional help and input on ideas are always welcome within this tight knit community. The bund surrounding the mill is ideal for enjoying a gentle stroll and there is also easy access onto the surrounding countryside of the Lune Valley, cycle track and down to the River side. Practically, there is a purpose built BBQ, clothes drying areas, bin and bike stores and even a small apple orchard. Along with the private parking space for 46 there is also plentiful visitor parking and a single garage available by separate negotiation.
Directions Heading South on the M6, exit at junction 34 signposted A683 and turn right to follow the A683 towards Kirkby Lonsdale. Follow the road for approximately 2 miles and just before you enter the village of Caton, turn left onto Mill Lane. Low Mill is located at the end of the Lane on your right hand side.