On the cusp of the West Lancashire Moors, Victorian mill architecture is given a modern makeover at Brook Mill.
At the bottom of Eagley Way, turn into the Eagley Valley, over Eagley Bridge and into the Eagley Mills complex. Private, allocated parking is provided in the car park at the front of the mill, while visitor parking is available in the adjacent car park.
Sense the history of this Grade II listed, characterful Victorian cotton mill, built in 1871, with open views towards the moors and sympathetically converted in recent years to residential use.
Step inside, into the spacious, shared mill lobby, where industrial-feel stairs rise up amidst the red brick of the walls. Collect your post and take the stairs or elevator up to Apartment 307.
Leave your coat and shoes in the handy understairs cupboard. To the left, a bathroom is central to the apartment and accessible for all. White tiles coat the walls, ribboned by a border of earthy mosaic tiles, adding warmth.
Soak away the day in the bath, with overhead shower, as your towel warms on the heated towel rail. There is also a wash basin and WC on hand for your convenience.
Admire the retained elements of architecture, offering a glimpse of the heritage of the building, stepping up to the left into the open plan living-dining-kitchen, where transom windows, exposed pillars and high ceilings create a room brimming in ambience.
Oak-effect flooring extends underfoot, throughout the living-dining area, curving into slate tile-effect in the kitchen, creating a separation in areas whilst retaining a sense of flow.
Snuggle up on the sofa in the wintertime, watching your favourite box sets. In the summer, throw open the doors and soak up the sunshine on the balcony, admiring the open views out to the countryside beyond. Enjoy the benefit of this vantage point in the autumn, watching the fireworks displays tucked under a blanket, hands wrapped around a mug of cocoa.
Crisp white kitchen units balance the classic mill features with contemporary chic, providing storage for your crocks, pots and cutlery. Inky iridescent splashback tiles provide a deep contrast to the white cupboards, with space for a free-standing fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.
When slumber calls, return through to the hallway, and discover the master bedroom tucked peacefully away at the end.
Soft cream carpet and smoothly plastered walls are balanced by exposed red brick and anthracite grey timber windows.
Spacious and yet cosy – soak up the open views from the large windows, which allow an abundance of light to flow through.
A wall of fitted wardrobes provides plentiful storage for all your clothes, shoes and bags.
Require an office for home working? From the entrance hall, take the staircase up to discover a second bedroom, serving a dual function as a study.
Carpeted and cosy, this second bedroom-study contains fitted furniture, including wardrobes, shelving and a corner desk.
Out and about
Explore the village of Eagley, in South Turton, on the cusp of many popular local walks.
Pull on your walking boots and discover the delights of Smithills Moor, Winter Hill, Turton Heights, Jumbles, Wayoh and Entwistle Reservoirs and of course The Witton Weaver’s Way. All are easily accessible from Number 307 Brook Mill. For indoor exercise, there are a range of small and larger gyms nearby.
Enjoy leisurely weekends watching cricket at the local club or wandering on the local moors, beckoningly visible from the apartment.
Celebrate your team’s success at one of the many popular local pubs, including the Spread Eagle and Brew House, an easy walk from Brook Mill.
Take a shopping trip to nearby Bromley Cross, brimming with boutique shops, butchers, beauticians and more. Discover larger supermarkets within a mile and a half of the doorstep.
Cineworld is less than ten minutes’ drive away for an evening out. Other amenities include the popular Eagley School House Nursery.
For a home steeped in history, filled with character and balcony views out over the countryside, Number 307 Brook Mill is a cosy and conveniently located apartment, brimming with storage. Book your viewing today to see why for yourself.