From St. James' church travel south along Upgate, take the second left turn into Mercer Row and then follow the road through to the far side of the town centre until you reach the two mini roundabouts in quick succession. Carry straight on at the first of these and then take the first exit at the second mini roundabout opposite the Morrisons supermarket.
Proceed along Ramsgate, continue to the next mini roundabout and take the second exit here along Ramsgate Road. Take the first right turn into Old Mill Park and then bear immediately left along the south side of the Bryan Hall Mill building. A row of 6 garages will be found on the right side and the 4th of these belongs to number 5 Crown Mills. The entrance to the mill building and communal hallway with the front door into the apartment is directly opposite this garage. The Property
The apartment is positioned on the ground floor of a brick-built former water mill of massive solid brick construction, standing four storeys high beneath a pitched, slate roof. Heating is provided by a gas-fired central heating boiler with a pressurised hot water system.
The front windows have venetian blinds fitted whilst the rear windows overlook the River Lud adjacent to the mill race, where in former years the water wheel would have driven the Derbyshire millstones, grooved by Bryan Hall himself after he joined the Bryan Hall Crown Mills family business in 1946. Bryan then continued the business to become the last independent miller in Lincolnshire, providing flour and animal feed to the region and beyond.
The rooms of the apartment enjoy the therapeutic sound of the river on the north side while the south windows of the lounge and two of the bedrooms overlook the block-paved courtyard before the building. From the kitchen a small, recently re-constructed timber balcony projects over the river with views eastwards where the river wends its way towards the town outskirts.
The kitchen has recently been improved and the property has a bright, contemporary, recently re-fitted wet room in white. Accommodation
(Approximate room dimensions are shown on the floor plans which are indicative of the room layout and not to specific scale)
Six-pane glazed double doors open into the building from the block-paved forecourt where a communal entrance hall has a staircase leading to the upper floor flats and a large cupboard to one side housing the gas and electricity meters for the building. A white, six-panel front door opens into an: Entrance Lobby and Storage Area
L-shaped and extending beneath the previously-mentioned staircase with natural brick walls to each side and wall-mounted book shelves finished in light oak.
An inner six-panel white door opens into the: Reception Area
With twin shaped archways to the sides, a rear window overlooking the river, a smoke alarm, double radiator and telephone socket. Inner Lobby
With massive timber ceiling beam, smoke alarm and Potterton gas-fired central heating boiler with shelf beneath. Double doors in white to a recessed cloaks cupboard with coat hooks and shelf over. Further white six-panel doors leading off to the kitchen and the: Lounge
A room of elegant proportions with two heavy timber beams to the ceiling, two front windows and a granite-effect and birch-effect fire surround enclosing a contemporary gas fire. Venetian blinds to the windows, three modern wall lights with perforated design, double radiator with floating veneered shelf over and TV aerial point. Dining-Kitchen
An attractive kitchen with a range of cream-coloured units, having moulded facings and long stainless-steel handles - the units include base cupboards, drawer unit with deep pan drawer, matching wall cupboards, contrasting light oak-effect display shelves and newly fitted terrazzo-style work surfaces with white metro-style ceramic tile splashbacks. Stainless-steel one and a half bowl sink unit with designer mixer tap, built-in Lamona electric oven and four plate ceramic hob with stainless steel and glazed cooker hood above, having twin inset spotlights.
Bosch washing machine, Beko condenser-dryer and tall Bosch free-standing fridge/freezer. Eight spotlights to two modern ceiling light fittings, painted wall shelf unit and large, vertically mounted radiator. Rear window facing the river with Venetian blind and huge exposed ceiling beam. Oak-effect laminated floor covering with step up to a six-pane glazed door which opens onto the rear balcony with timber balustrade overhanging the river. Side L-shaped Hallway
Double radiator, two large ceiling beams, central heating thermostat and recessed cupboard with double doors containing the Santon Premiere unvented hot water system storage tank and expansion vessels, together with the digital programmer for the central heating system. Bedroom 1
A double room at the front of the property with large timber beam to the ceiling, double radiator and Venetian blind to the front window. Bedroom 2
Positioned at the rear of the apartment and currently arranged as a study with deep, full depth, clothes-hanging double wardrobe and shelved store cupboard to one side.
(The latter built-in units could be removed to create a larger double bedroom or retained and used as a single bedroom if a study is not required.)
Large timber ceiling beam, double radiator and Venetian blind to the rear window which looks out across the River Lud. Bedroom 3
Positioned at the front of the apartment, this single or smaller double bedroom also has a heavy ceiling beam, a wall uplighter, double radiator and Venetian blind to the front window. Contemporary Wet Room
A bright, modern room with a non-slip waterproof floor covering shaped up to the lower walls and the easy-access walk-in shower area with glazed screen to the side and flush-mounted gully; chrome thermostatic shower mixer unit with hand set and drench head. White suite comprising low-level, dual-flush WC and shaped vanity wash hand basin over white gloss cupboards and miniature drawers.
White ceramic wall tiling to the shower area and complementary splashback to the vanity unit with mirror-fronted cabinet over. Recessed LED ceiling spotlights, modern chrome square-tubed, ladder-style radiator/towel rail and Xpelair extractor fan. Rear window with roller blind. Outside
The block paved courtyard on the sheltered south side of the building forms a sitting area for the apartments in the building and parking facilities for visitors, subject to the access to the garages being kept clear at all times. Garage
The property has a single garage within the block of six garages which face the building and approximate internal dimensions are indicated on the floor plans. The garage is of brick and block construction with a pitched concrete tiled roof and has an up and over door and an electric light. Tenure (Based upon documentation supplied)
The property is Leasehold and held on a 999-year term from 11th December 2015 at an annual ground rent of £1 (if demanded). There is a service charge to a management company of £50 per calendar month for buildings insurance and maintenance of the common areas both within and outside the building, within the Freehold curtilage.
NB The above should be verified by the purchaser's solicitor at sale contract stage Viewing
Strictly by prior appointment through the selling agent. Location
The property is positioned in the central Conservation Area of Louth, a popular market town with three busy markets each week, many individual shops, highly regarded primary, secondary and grammar schools, and many cafes, bars and restaurants. Grimsby is approximately 16 miles to the north whilst Lincoln is some 25 miles to the south-west. There is a level walk to the town centre from 5 Crown Mills and Espin Walk links the end of Old Mill Park with Eastgate, leading directly to the town centre. Louth has a recently completed sports and swimming complex, many local clubs, athletics and football grounds, tennis academy and courts, golf and bowling with attractive parks on the west side of town in Hubbards Hills and Westgate Fields. There is a thriving theatre and a cinema. The coast is about 10 miles away from Louth at its nearest point and the surrounding area has many fine country walks and bridleways. Important Information
The particulars of this property are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers. No responsibility is to be assumed for individual items. No appliances have been tested. Fixtures, fittings, carpets and curtains are excluded unless otherwise stated. Plans/Maps are not to specific scale, are based on information supplied and subject to verification by a solicitor at sale stage. We are advised that the property is connected to mains gas, water, electricity and drainage but no utility searches have been carried out to confirm at this stage. The property is in Council Tax band A.
Historic information based upon internet research and articles.