WILLIAM H BROWN are pleased to present TO LET this property which enjoys a central position and has been extended to create a stunning and well presented five bedroom family home. Situated in the heart of the ever popular and desirable village of Heighington is this former water mill dating back to the 1700s, offering great access to Lincoln City Centre, A46 relief road, local RAF bases of Waddington, Digby and Coningsby as well as local shops, services, schools and amenities offered within the popular village.
Built largely in Lincolnshire stone around 1730, the outside bears much resemblance to its use as a working corn mill, including the stack which housed the sack lift. Internally, much of the stone work, flooring and wooden beams have survived whilst the property has been tastefully modernised as a large and very comfortable dwelling.
Its accommodation comprises 5 large double bedrooms and 5 bathroom/shower rooms, most of which have been modernised in recent years. The main bathroom has a spa bath and two of the shower rooms also have bidets plus all bathrooms/shower rooms have WC and wash basins.
The older part of the building also comprises a large lounge and modernised kitchen extended over the mill stream which runs under the house. To show the mill race and stream to best effect the kitchen was extended about 10 years ago over the mill stream where a glass floor was installed. This can also be illuminated making this one of the favourite places in the house.
The front of the building used to be simply a canopy built over the loading area when this was a working mill. In the 1980s this part of the building was modernised to provide a huge dining room/second lounge/office on the first floor leading out, through four large sets of sliding windows onto a decked patio and garden area, ideal for enjoying a glass of wine until the sun passes over the property where there is a second patio area to the rear to catch the last of the days sunshine.
Directly beneath this room is another equally large room, on the ground floor, which currently provides great fun as a games room, together with its own bar and bar seating area. A useful store room and separate WC/cloakroom complete this area.
Outside, to the rear of the property, is a very secluded garden which extends to about two thirds of an acre, including the mill stream which runs right through the garden. Apart from a few trout, the stream also contains roach, perch and bream.
There are several specimen trees in this area, including alder, willow, Paulonia, Ginkgo. Liquidamber and Metasequoia plus an apple tree which has 4 different types of apple, including Russett and Coxes Orange Pippin.
Some of this garden is deliberately kept wild to encourage wild life. We have seen several kingfishers, heron, wren, grey wagtails, long tail tits, fieldfares and waxwings, various species of duck, Canada Geese and others, many of which have happily nested and reared young here for several generations.
There are various outbuildings which include double garage, brick built garden shed (used to be the old mill pump house) and wooden summerhouse, leading to the decked fishing platform.
This is a truly magical and secluded place for anyone interested in wild life, the good life, hosting parties or just simply bringing up a family.
200 yards from the house is the centre of Heighington with its doctor’s surgery, post office, delicatessen, Spar shop, beauty parlour, etc., and two lively pubs both serving good quality pub grub.
The house also has gas fired central heating throughout using two separate gas boilers rather than have the whole heating system dependent upon one gas boiler. All windows and patio doors are double glazed.
Whilst the outside still has the industrial look of an old mill the inside has to be seen to be believed.
With side entrance door, radiator, solid wood flooring and a door into:-
Having tiled flooring, beamed ceiling, wall lights, radiator, stairs rising to the first floor and a door into:-
Being fitted with a range of base and eye level units with solid worktops over incorporating a Belfast sink, Rangemaster style oven, dishwasher and American fridge freezer, centre island, two windows to the rear aspect, tiled flooring, two radiators, tiled splashbacks, down lighting, exposed stone walls, double doors out to the exterior and a feature glass floor with feature lighting with stream running underneath with large window offering picturesque views over the stream and garden.
Being fitted with a range of base and eye level units incorporating a stainless steel sink and drainer, plumbing for a washing machine and vent for tumble dryer, beamed ceiling, tiled flooring, radiator, an exposed brick wall, central heating boiler and a stable door to the rear garden.
Having five windows and a door to the front aspect, two windows to the side aspect, karndean wood effect flooring, stairs rising to the Family Room, radiator, down lighting, bar area, beamed ceiling, exterior door and further doors to a spacious storeroom and cloakroom.
With low level WC, hand wash basin, a window to the side aspect and central heating boiler.
First Floor Landing
Having doors to all first floor accommodation, door to the front terrace, exposed stone walls and stairs rising to the Second Floor.
Having four windows to the front aspect, a window to the side aspect, patio doors out to the roof terrace and a door into:-
Being fitted with a three piece suite comprising of a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and shower cubicle; completed with part tiled walls, large storage cupboards/ airing cupboards, a window to the side aspect and radiator.
Accessed via family room with external lights, electricity and water supply, covered area useful for barbecue storage.
Offering patio doors to the roof terrace.
With exposed stone walls, beamed ceiling, a feature fireplace and a patio door to the rear aspect leading out to the Balcony that runs the whole length of the property, additional two further windows to the rear aspect.
With sliding doors to the rear aspect out to the Balcony, ceiling fan, power points and radiator.
Jack & Jill Bathroom
Being fitted with a three piece suite comprising of a low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and a Spa bath with power shower over; completed with part tiled walls, exposed stone walls, a window to the rear aspect, beamed ceiling and a radiator.
Second Floor Landing
Having a window to the front aspect, exposed stone walls, beamed ceiling, stairs rising to the Third Floor and doors to all Second Floor accommodation.
Having two windows to the rear aspect, ceiling fan, beamed ceiling, radiator and a door into:-
Jack & Jill Bathroom
Being fitted with a four piece suite comprising of a low level WC, bidet, vanity hand wash basin and shower cubicle; completed with part tiled walls and beamed ceiling and airing cupboard.
Having a window to the rear aspect, ceiling fan, power points and radiator and a door into:-
With low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and shower.
Having a window to the rear aspect, radiator, exposed stone walls, beamed ceiling and ceiling fan.
Study Room / Gymnasium
With stairs from the Second Floor Landing; two windows to the front aspect, vaulted ceiling and a skylight window.
Having two windows to the front aspect, radiator, vaulted and beamed ceiling.
Being fitted with a four piece suite comprising of a low level WC, bidet, pedestal hand wash basin and shower cubicle; completed with a window to the rear aspect and radiator.
Walk In Dressing Room
Having a window to the front aspect, radiator, extensive storage and hanging space and a door into:-
Having a window to the front aspect, beamed ceiling and lighting.
Detached Double Garage
With two up and over doors, side personal door, power and lighting.
The property fronts on to the street with covered parking and extra parking for several vehicles. Features include access to the side of the property where there is a detached double garage and a side entry gate. To the rear of the property there is a paved patio with several wooden walkways across the beck. The gardens extend rearwards with various lawned areas and Summer House, timber framed greenhouse with attached aviary and detached brick store with power connected. The gardens are enclosed by fencing and hedging offering an excellent degree of privacy and seclusion.