Lupton Mill is a wonderful listed corn mill in Lupton in Lancashire between Kirby Lonsdale and the M6. The earliest record of the building was in 1311 and the mill itself was in operation until 1968, and rebuilt as a private residence in 1985.

Now ready for some cosmetic changes, the house is an unique opportunity for a buyer to put his own stamp on a bespoke mill conversion. Inside, the hallway leads to a landing set around the mill machinery, and accommodation provides for a large sitting room with doors out to a balcony above the original mill wheel, a spacious dining room and two kitchens – one on the top floor for everyday use and one on the ground floor for garden parties and outdoor lunches. There are four bedrooms and a bright conservatory which leads out to the garden.

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Outside the setting is exceptional: a bathing platform is attached to the double garage and the large pretty mill pond, a boathouse and a summer house provide many attractive places to sit. The gardens themselves are lightly wooded in places; Lupton Beck forms the southern border and the land comes to 1.35 acres.

Kirby Lonsdale is a popular market town on the River Lune in the heart of a picturesque Lancashire valley. The M6 is just less than two miles and comprehensive amenities can be found in Kendal, nine miles away.

The guide price is £725,000. For further information please contact Savills on 01904 617 820 or visit www.savills.co.uk.

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