Crown Spindle Mill, Embsay



A spacious character property including the original cast iron water wheel, stone mill chimney, exposed beams, trusses and stone work, timber floors and offering large reception rooms and bedrooms throughout. Having six bedrooms in the mill and four further bedrooms in the two cottages totalling ten bedrooms. This family sized accommodation could include holiday lets or perhaps multi-families sharing the purchase and living space. Crown Spindle Mill, excluding the two cottages, offers a reception hall, two ground floor double bedrooms, shower room, superb sitting room, spacious full width stunning living-dining-kitchen, which we are informed is ideal for large gatherings and a spacious conservatory with utility area. The wheelhouse itself still contains the original cast iron waterwheel which provides storage and could perhaps be fully restored one day. On the first floor there is a further sitting room and two double bedrooms along with an updated house bathroom and on the second floor, two further en-suite bedrooms and a store room. Outside, the property has a large enclosed walled garden together with a stone flagged courtyard, 3 stables and a tack room. An adjoining out building workshop leads through to a store room and the original stone mill chimney is still in situ. The property is approached along a tarmac track drive, which is in good order, leading down to the gravelled parking area providing parking for a dozen vehicles.


We are offering Crown Spindle Mill, the Engine House and the Cottage as a whole at £975,000 to include all outbuildings and garden areas. There is also the option to purchase just the main mill house at £750,000 and with options to purchase the Engine House or the Cottage by separate negotiation. These three properties are on three separate lease hold titles, all being owned by the current owner.


Crown Spindle Mill was built in 1820 when it made metal spindles, one of the original forges remains in the garden. During the Crimean War it was taken over by The Crown, as the then owner was a pacifist, to make bayonets during the war. It was then used for packing cotton and tobacco, and during the First World War it made shell cases. The property was converted in 1975. The present owners have been there for 20 years of over which time The Mill has seen vast improvements.



Approached directly from the gravelled forecourt parking areas through a UPVC double glazed door, into a wide entrance hall with period wall coverings and paint finishes, dado rail and night storage heater with period-style timber cover.


Currently used as a home office, an excellent size double bedroom with a delightful outlook from the double glazed window with exposed stone sill across the gravelled courtyard onto open farm land and the fells. Currently with a range of fitted office furniture including a desk area, ample drawers and a tall filing cupboard. With exposed roof timbers, fitted shelves and electric night storage heater.


Featuring a range of fitted bedroom furniture including fitted wardrobes with shelving and hanging space having a full length mirror on the front, a dressing table/desk area and an excellent range of open shelving above. Having ample space for a double bed below the double glazed window with deep stone sill with attractive views onto the countryside, and having exposed timber beams, two multi-point adjustable spotlights and a night storage heater.


A striking and beautifully finished sitting room of generous proportions, featuring a hand carved stone fireplace, incorporating an open dog grate with canopy over. Finished in period wall coverings with dado rail and exposed oak beams, along with fitted floor to ceiling library-style book shelving and with great natural light from an almost full width UPVC and mullioned window, looking out onto the delightful gardens. With further natural light and access onto the gardens from a UPVC double glazed French-doors. With ample space in this room for three or four sofas and armchairs, along with space for a piano, television and with two night storage heaters. A very impressive room yet no doubt very cosy with the fire lit.


Having been more recently upgraded with a modern contemporary suite to include a dual flush WC, vanity basin with lever taps and a large walk-in shower enclosure with glass sliding door incorporating a thermostatic shower valve and mermaid boarding. With half timber panelling to some walls and having three quarter height tiling for the remainder, this spacious shower room has good amounts of natural light from a UPVC double glazed window looking out onto the courtyard. With recessed lighting, ladder-style heated towel rail and tiled floor.


Continuing with the period theme from the reception hall with period wall coverings and having a desk area under the stairs which rise to the first floor. Having delightful views and good natural light from a UPVC window looking out onto the rear gardens. With dado rail, exposed roof timbers and an electric heating radiator.


At over 35 foot long and nearly 15 foot wide, this amazing space offers great versatility with regards to layout. However, currently divided into what is mainly a kitchen space and dining area and with good amounts of natural light from double windows to one end and a window and glazed door to the kitchen end. A superb room which we are informed has seen many celebrations and party's with up to 100 people comfortably milling around here and the conservatory.


Featuring a range of base and wall units, some with glass fronted displays and finished in a buttermilk colour and a shaker-style. Having a one and a half bowl sink set below a window with views onto the garden, mounted into the attractive light coloured corinth worktops. Fitted Stoves oven and hob with extractor fan over. A large centre island with a granite worktop and hand painted drawers and cupboards below also incorporates an integrated fridge and freezer with pan space from a rack to the ceiling. However, the main attraction of this typical farmhouse style kitchen is no doubt the four oven AGA with two cooking plates and one warming plate. Set into a recessed alcove with lighting and attractive tiling. Having spice cupboards to either side and a timber mantle over.


This generous sized room is equally split between the dining/living end and the kitchen. To the dining end there is feature wide board oak flooring and as previously mentioned good natural light from two double glazed windows with exposed stone sills. Having exposed roof timbers, multi-point adjustable spotlights and providing ample space for a twelve person farmhouse dining suite. The dining end of this property is heated by a night storage heater with period-style cover and there is also a striking exposed stone feature wall and an arched and glazed door providing views of the original waterwheel.


With UPVC double glazed windows to two elevations and being plastered to the kitchen wall and also having an exposed feature wall. Featuring a stone flagged floor and delightful views onto the enclosed and very private walled gardens with access onto these from a pair of UPVC double glazed French doors. To the utility area, there is a range of base and wall units in a shaker-style finished in soft cream with brush steel handles and having oak worktops over the base units. With space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer and further fridge with a Belfast sink to one end.


Housing the original cast iron 42 foot water wheel and driving mechanism, providing great storage and features exposed stone work. There is a UPVC double glazed door leading out onto the gravelled courtyard.



Approached from the staircase off the inner hallway into another very spacious reception room featuring three arched window openings incorporating UPVC double glazed windows and having two sky lights. Ample space again for three sofas and sitting room furniture, all centred around a superb punch faced exposed stone fireplace, incorporating a large wood burning stove sat on a stone hearth. With exposed beams and king trusses, this is a delightful place, perhaps as the everyday sitting room. With night storage heater, exposed stone wall, built in cupboards and shelving and recessed lighting. A further flight of stairs leads up to the second floor bedrooms.


With a range of bespoke fitted cupboards, drawers and study area, also incorporating a built-in single bed with drawer storage below. An excellent range of bespoke fitted modern furniture. Having natural light from a UPVC double glazed window with beautiful views onto the fells and with exposed stone sill below. A now disused exposed stone fireplace, with bespoke basket shelving, is adjacent to a display alcove featuring some of the levers for the waterwheel house below. With the advantage of a mezzanine area providing a further single bed sleeping space, great as a teenager or young persons room. With exposed roof timbers, recessed lighting and a wall mounted electric heater.


Currently used as the master bedroom, this again is a spacious double bedroom with ample space for a king size bed and with a range of bespoke fitted bedroom furniture including six, nearly full height, wardrobes with cupboards over, dresser units and bed side tables. With exposed roof timbers, recessed lighting and fantastic views from two UPVC double glazed windows looking out onto Embsay Fell and Embsay Crag.


More recently refitted and featuring a modern suite, comprising; dual flush WC, panelled spa bath with side filling lever taps and hand held shower unit, a modern vanity basin with high gloss cupboards having drawers below and a fitted mirror, cupboard and shelving above. This bathroom is finished with modern large tiling with attractive listello and incorporates a built-in mirror with contrasting tiling to the floor. Also benefiting from a separate shower enclosure with glass sliding door giving access to a thermostatic shower valve and with mermaid boarding. Chrome heated ladder-style towel rail, recessed lighting and extractor fan.


Approached from the stairs out of the sitting room, passed the king trusses, with good natural light from the sky lights to this roof area, up to two very spacious attic rooms which have full head height for the majority of the available space.


Of fabulous proportions with a range of fitted bedroom furniture including cupboards and drawers as well as a computer/study area and a double wardrobe. With good natural light from two Velux windows, superb exposed king trusses and two sets of multi-point adjustable spotlights. Ample space for a double bed and with night storage heater.


A three piece suite comprising of a spa shower unit with sliding doors, a vanity basin and a dual flush WC. With a range of built-in cupboards to the eaves, Velux window, modern chrome heated radiator, exposed roof timbers and multi-point adjustable spotlights. Ample storage off.


With great space here for a double bed and having a range of fitted bedroom furniture including bedside drawers, book shelving and a study/desk area. Due to the size of room, there is almost a separate sitting area, therefore being ideal for the younger end to bring their friends over to stay. Again with a further range of fitted wardrobes, cupboards and open fronted storage areas. Having recessed lighting, superb king trusses, night storage heater and four Velux windows for natural light and a further double glazed window to the gable with some stunning long distance views.


Comprising of a three piece suite including panelled bath with side filling taps set below a Velux window, a vanity basin and dual flush WC. With full height tiling to the walls, chrome ladder-style heated towel rail, recessed lighting and with a mirror and vanity cupboard/shelving over the wash basin.


To the front of the property, on the approach from the concrete track, there is a large courtyard laid to gravel which provides parking for perhaps a dozen vehicles. This in turn leads down both side of the property giving access to the Cottage on one side and the Engine House on the other and eventually leading to the stables/tackroom and through into the enclosed rear gardens. The enclosed rear gardens are well established and with a high stone wall providing a very private and attractive garden, as you expect with a property of this calibre. Laid mainly to lawn with flower beds, trees and shrubs, together with Yorkshire stone footpaths and patio providing great space for alfresco dining and entertaining. The original stone forge now provides a wood store and there is access to the base of the chimney. The garden also has a covered barbecue area.


There is a stone outbuilding and workshop with sealed unit double glazing, electric lights and sockets, benches, shelves and exposed stone work which leads through to an adjoining store room, again with double glazed units, electric light, power outlets, heating, fitted cupboards and drawers. This room was previously used as the owners home office. With outside lighting and taps around the property and the original 120' stone mill chimney is still in situ and in actual fact is still in working order. Three stables and tack room with double glazed windows, light and power.


Both the Engine House and the Cottage are currently tenanted and we are informed that both tenants would be happy to remain in residence given the opportunity. However, once a sale is agreed on these two properties, in addition to the main house, the tenants will be given notice and vacant possession will be given. In our opinion whilst these two tenanted properties bring in a reasonable income, there is opportunities here to substantially increase the potential income by way of holiday lets. This may well be subject to local authorities permissions, however it is our understanding that holiday lets, if advertised and managed in the correct manner, would bring in substantially more revenue than is currently provided. Of course another alternative would be for two or more families to purchase this building and perhaps with dependant relative living in one or both of the annex properties.


This part of the mill was originally the Engine House and has now been converted into a two bedroomed, three-storey property. Approached from the gravelled parking forecourt and parking area down the side of the main mill building via a flight of stone stairs. Having a small garden and parking for one vehicle.


A UPVC door gives access into the entrance hall with double panel heating radiator, half height timber panelling and exposed roof timbers. Being open to the kitchen and with hanging space for coasts and outdoor gear and having laminate flooring.


A three piece suite in white comprising of a panelled bath with Triton independent shower unit over, full pedestal basin and a dual flush WC. With full height tiling to the walls and deep recessed window with a double glazed unit providing natural light. Having recessed lighting and Dimplex wall mounted convector heater.


Featuring a large double glazed Georgian-style window offering delightful views onto the fells beyond and bringing in great amounts of natural light. In addition, there is a further double glazed Georgian-style window set into an attractive exposed stone surround looking onto the main house gardens. Featuring a range of white fronted base and wall units with brushed stainless steel contemporary handles offering excellent storage, and with granite effect worktops over the base units. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer along with a fridge and or dishwasher if required. A single bowl sink sits below the previously mentioned window. With exposed roof timbers, multi-point adjustable spotlight and laminate flooring. Cooking facilities include an under mounted fan oven with four ring induction over with canopy hood extractor fan. Stairs lead off the kitchen to the lower ground floor and the first floor accommodation with double panel heating radiator.


Featuring two bedrooms both with double glazed windows for natural light and with exposed stone work to bedroom one which is a double room with double panel heating radiator and a built-in wardrobe. Bedroom two, again with a double panel heating radiator is a good size single bedroom, again with a built-in cupboard and recessed lighting.


The first floor features a full length living room with return balustrade from the stairs out of the ground floor and with two feature arched double glazed windows to either gable bringing in great amounts of natural light and offering some superb long distance views passed the mill chimney onto the open farm land and fells beyond. With space for a couple of sofas and living room furniture centred around an electric fire, set into an exposed stone recess with and Adam's-style timber surround.


Laid out over one floor including electric central heating, sealed unit double glazing and having parking for one vehicle. The accommodation comprises as follows:-


Approached from the side track down to the main house via a UPVC double glazed door which is conveniently housed under a large storm porch, with picket fence and walling, providing a great place to store logs as well as a sitting out area. The kitchen itself has an excellent range of base and wall units with beech-effect doors with brushed stainless steel handles with granite effect worktops over. A one and a half bowl stainless steel sink sits below a large UPVC double glazed window looking out onto the main gardens and with some pleasant long distance views beyond. Fitted appliances include a tall fridge/freezer and a Hot Point under mounted fan oven with four ring induction hob over and stainless steel canopy style hood. With space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher if required, tiled flooring, double panel heating radiator and exposed roof timbers.


Approached from the kitchen and providing a link to the inner hall, of excellent proportions and square shaped in layout, providing ample space for two or three sofas, a dining suite and television area. With great amounts of natural light from two UPVC double glazed windows, both with exposed stone deep sills offering an attractive outlook over the main house gardens with some long distance views. Having two sets of multi-point adjustable spotlights, two double panel heating radiators and exposed roof timbers.


A full height door gives access to a storage cupboard providing hanging space for outdoor gear, multi-point adjustable spotlight and timber and glazed door bringing natural light through from the sitting room.


Comprising of a three piece suite in white to include a panelled bath with shower head attachment to the taps, dual flush WC and a full pedestal basin. Having modern high gloss white tiling to half height and with a feature window incorporating a double glazed unit with deep exposed stone sill. With contrasting tiling to the floor, chrome ladder-style heated towel rail, recessed lighting, exposed roof timbers, extractor fan and full height door giving access to the property's electric central heating system.


Currently set up as a twin, a spacious double bedroom with great amounts of natural light and some lovely long distance views across a stream onto Embsay Fell from the UPVC double glazed window with exposed stone sill and double panel heating radiator below. Having exposed roof timbers and a door to the en-suite.


Comprising of a full pedestal basin, dual flush WC and a shower enclosure with sliding doors encompassing a thermostatic shower valve. With full height tiling to the shower enclosure, reducing to half height tiling to the remainder, contrasting tiling to the floor, exposed roof timber and extractor fan.


A further double bedroom having ample space for a double bed and furniture, with two large double glazed windows with exposed stone sills providing superb views, again across the stream onto Embsay Fell. With multi-point adjustable spotlights, heating radiator and exposed roof timbers.


Mains water and electricity. Septic tank drainage. Mains gas is not available.


The Mill- Band G The Engine House- Band D The Cottage- Band D

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