Longford is set some 11 miles west of Derby with good access both to Derby and also further north to Ashbourne. There is also access from the A50 and also south to the A38, all providing excellent routes between a range of regional national centres and transport hubs.
Longford Mill is a historic former corn mill with a working restored water wheel set in a most glorious setting in this sought after village. The property is set back with a lovely driveway approach over the Listed village bridge with pond and mature lawned gardens set to the front.
Grade II Listed, the property was rebuilt by Richard Arkwright in the early/mid-19th Century and his initials are engraved on a sandstone plaque set above the main entrance door. The mill is reputed to be only one of three Arkwright mills constructed in the country, the water wheel originally drove four pairs of stones to grind the corn.
The house was converted in the early 1970s with a sympathetic and well planned refurbishment to now offer very generous accommodation spread over two principal floors and with a magnificent open plan reception space set in the original second floor which also leads to the fifth bedroom and a further spacious shower room and WC.
There is a lovely open ground floor entrance hall with galleried landing above which leads to a superb large sitting room with views across the millpond.
In addition to the dining room, a small sitting/family room with a well presented breakfast kitchen with Aga range and a large utility/boot room off.
To the first floor is a principal bedroom with very large en suite bathroom/dressing and three additional bedrooms and family bathroom.
There is a good sized paved courtyard parking area leading to a detached garage and coach house with adaptable ground floor space and mezzanine study area over with an extensive attic room with further potential.
The grounds and gardens are simply stunning, some 5.7 acres or thereabouts with generous mature lawned borders, hard-surfaced tennis court and wonderful views across the millpond where there is a weir set to the side of the pond. A small footbridge leads across the pond to the paddock area beyond. In all some 5.7 acres or thereabouts.