The wheel thing for history lovers

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The Waterwheel is situated centrally within the Forest of Bowland with breath-taking views over Longridge Fell and at the edge of Chipping village in an area which is near the historic market towns of Longridge and Clitheroe.

The property’s original features from its life as a cornmill are still in place both inside and out, including the wheel, still in working order and visible through the glass floor in the living room.

The property has had an interesting past as a restaurant thus inheriting a catering kitchen and a modern staircase. The owners have also installed an impressive wrought iron spiral staircase out of the reception area to the first floor, building a new kitchen and making a ground floor master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.

Set over three floors, the first floor includes a lounge, dining area and kitchen with stunning views, while the top floor is a three-bedroom, self-contained apartment with its own private access and access also from the main house.

The exterior area has been refurbished creating a gravelled area, raised flower beds and a decked barbecue area. Also externally is the wrought iron entrance leading to a driveway which in turn leads to an additional gated entrance providing off road parking

for numerous cars. The driveway also leads to two detached garages.

The village of Chipping is near to the historic market towns of Longridge and Clitheroe and within easy driving distance of Preston.

Through its open flagged-floor porch and similar vestibule, entry to the The Waterwheel’s hallway is through pine French doors and there is another French door from here overlooking Chipping Brook.

The living room also features a stone flagged floor plus a wrought-iron spiral staircase up to the first floor, double glazed side windows with stone sills and a full length window.

Floors are tiled and parquet throughout and useful rooms include a study, utility room, a laundry room, a workshop, a walk-in pantry, while random stone continue the traditional atmosphere of this stunning property.

Layout: set over three floors with top floor a self contained apartment

Main room sizes: living room 25’8” x 25’0” study 15’2” x 14’7” master bedroom 18’1” x 17’1” lounge with dining area 42’10” x 18’4” breakfast/kitchen 21’0” x 16’7” walk-in pantry 8’8” x 6’7” study 15’2” x 14’7” second floor accommodation (could Be Used as a self contained apartment - open plan lounge, dining area and Kitchen 20’4 x 17’1.

Agent: Reeds Rains Towneley Parade, Longridge,

Tel: 01772 782688

Price: £775,000