Mill Farm Barns are a select development of character properties in the heart of the pretty market town of Stone. There are two former mills on the site, one a flint mill that supplied the lucrative potteries trade, the other a more traditional flour mill. The site is also the birthplace of Richard Smith, the inventor of Hovis flour. All the surrounding buildings, including Mill Farm Barns were involved in milling activity, number 4 being the former stables and grooms’ quarters.
The site has been the subject of a great deal of redevelopment with the former flint mill now residential, the flour mill a popular restaurant and of course, the barns now also being private residential dwellings. The secluded location provides a great deal of privacy and a real village community feeling.
Number 4 is a single story dwelling which has cleverly retained much of the striking architectural features such as vaulted ceilings, exposed trusses and beams throughout. The property has two dedicated parking places to the front with an additional communal overflow space a short distance away.
The current owners have achieved planning permission to extend with a single storey extension at the rear of the property, full details of which can be found on the Staffs BC Planning Portal, the reference number being 17/27646/HOU.
The front door opens into the hallway, in turn leading to the large, 28’ long sitting room with vaulted ceiling, hardwood flooring, exposed trusses and contemporary log burning stove.
The well-appointed kitchen has a range of matching wall and base units, with integrated appliances that include fridge, freezer, wine cooler and dishwasher. Additional plumbing for white goods is provided in the adjoining utility room which also has an external door giving access to the rear garden.
The master bedroom benefits from smart en-suite shower room whilst the remaining two double bedrooms are served by a very smart principal bathroom.
The property is presented in immaculate condition throughout, tastefully decorated with some fantastic contemporary flourishes but retaining much original character.
Stone is a pretty market town with regular farmers market and hugely popular annual food festival. It is served by a rail station with regular connections to London, Birmingham and Manchester. The M6 is within easy reach as is the A50 linking Staffordshire to the East Midlands.
Stone has both a canal and the river Trent running through the town, both of which provide routes to explore the surrounding countryside. There are both primary and secondary schools in the town and excellent leisure facilities.
To reach the property, continue along Mill Street, passing The Mill and over the small brook in front of the barns.
There is a management fee of £75pcm per property for the maintenance of communal areas, gardening and water treatment plant.
Please note, due to the nature of the site, there are come restrictive convenants in the tile deeds which include the following:
No keeping of live fowl or pigeons.
No van exceeding 1270kg unladen shall be kept on the site.
No caravans or trailers can be kept on site.
No business can be run from the property or site.
Any interested parties are advised to seek legal advice prior to making an offer.