Nestled within the small hamlet of Broughton Mills and the peaceful Lickle Valley, Mill Cottage and Mill Barn enjoy an idyllic countryside location and offer a rare opportunity to purchase two characterful forever homes or to utilise one or both as the vendors currently do, as a very successful holiday rental.
This traditional country cottage and neighbouring barn conversion sit in a peaceful location, just 200 yards from a traditional country pub, The Blacksmiths Arms and a 5 minute drive from the historic market town of Broughton-in-Furness where you ll find a good selection of amenities set out around the square. The larger village of Coniston and her stunning Water can be reached within 15 minutes by car and the location provides easy access to some of the best beaches on the western coast, Silecroft and Allonby among them.
An original Lakeland stone porch welcomes you into the main building, Mill Cottage, a characterful, whitewashed property which is currently utilised as a successful holiday rental through Coppermines of Coniston. Walk into the spacious, charming lounge with an impressive parquet floor bordered by local slate, the room having a wealth of exposed beams, open fireplace and fabulous views towards The Knott. A snug or second siting room offers more exposed beams and sits adjacent to a ground floor bathroom and useful utility. A well-appointed breakfast kitchen provides a good range of units with dual fuel Rangemaster stove and inbuilt appliances. The kitchen leads through to a super conservatory from where you can take in the fabulous views across the cottage garden to The Knott and Great Stickle and the countryside beyond.
Take the stairs up to the first floor where you ll find a wealth of solid woodwork and turn left on the half landing to two double bedrooms, both a good size with exposed trusses and original cruck beams and lovely views of the valley. These two bedrooms share a house bathroom with three piece suite. At the other end of the landing sits the master suite, a glorious bedroom, again with exposed cruck beams and wooden floor that enjoys an enormous en-suite featuring a full sized central island bath, separate shower cubicle, handbasin and W.C.
Across the courtyard from the cottage sits the converted barn, a traditionally styled and comfortable accommodation offering great potential to further develop. The property currently comprises an entrance into a good size utility and through to the main dining kitchen, fully fitted with a range of inbuilt appliances and good storage. Beyond here sits a cosy lounge dining room with interesting exposed stone work to include ingenious climbing wall, exposed beams, flagged floor and wood burning stove. The comfortable, ground floor king size bedroom sits adjacent to the separate, modern day bathroom with three piece suite. A useful cloakroom and galleried storage space sit at the rear where you have access to the outside and roadside parking for two small cars. The first floor offers an interesting space to be utilised as a sitting room or study/bedroom or even games room, the area again displaying a wealth of natural wood and exposed trusses. The views from here are quite stunning too.
The enchanting, cottage style gardens are well stocked with mature shrubs and trees and offer a mix of terraces and sitting out areas set amongst rocky outcrops, pathways and lawns. A small woodland sits beyond the annexe, home to a variety of visiting birdlife. A small spring runs through the garden, an overflow from the private water supply and there is off road parking for both properties, up to 3 cars.
In the heart of the undiscovered Lickle Valley Duddon Valley within the hamlet of Broughton Mills, Mill Cottage and Barn enjoy a peaceful, rural location yet with convenient access to the popular village of Coniston and the thriving market town of Ulverston. Primary and Secondary education can be sourced at both Coniston and Broughton-in-Furness with further options and a good selection of amenities including links to the main road and rail network at Foxfield only 2 miles away.
Heading from Broughton Square, follow the road towards Coniston for about a mile, then turn left signposted Broughton Mills. Passing the Blacksmith s Arms pub on your left, 200 yards further you will see the double gates of Mill Cottage on your right just before the red phone box.
Private water supply, LPG gas, electricity and private drainage. Heating in the main house is by way of off peak storage heaters and off peak immersion heaters and back boiler for hot water. Both properties have air source heat pumps which provides heat in the cooler months but double as air conditioning for use during the summer.
Holiday Letting Opportunity
If you were to purchase this property for holiday letting, The Coppermines & Lakes Cottages have been letting the Cottage only and it has been achieving a gross annual income of approx. £21,000 per annum. If the Barn were to be holiday let too this would increase the letting income.
South Lakes District Council
Council Tax Band G
Energy Performance Certificate
EPC Rating 'F