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For Sale By Auction | 12:00, 21 July 2022

Kirk Mill, Mill Pond & Land, Malt Kiln Lane, Chipping, Preston, Lancashire PR3 2GP

*Guide | £300,000 - £350,000 (plus fees)

  • Commercial Development
  • Tenure: Freehold

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Auction Date

Thu 21/07/2022

Auction Time


Auction Venue

Online Auction

Three Storey Grade II Listed Stone Mill, Mill Pond on Approximately 3.35 Acres – Consent For 18 Bed Hotel, Bar and Restaurant

Attractive Grade II listed, three storey “Arkwright Style” mill known as Kirk Mill. The property is of traditional stone construction under a dual-pitched slate roof. The property dates back to 1785 and still has many of its original features such as the redundant water-powered wheel and gearing system. The property includes the mill pond to the rear with the site comprising approximately 3.35 acres (1.356 hectares) and is situated on the Western side of Malt Kiln Brow The property has recently undergone significant work to ensure it is structurally sound and has then been stripped back to developers core condition. Works include a new roof, full stone cleaning/pointing and structural steelwork has been added. The property is ready and prepared for redevelopment into an 18-bedroom hotel, bar and restaurant. An incoming purchaser may wish to explore alternative leisure, commercial or residential development opportunities, subject to obtaining planning permission or any other necessary consents. Interested parties should make their own enquiries regarding the planning status of the site via the Ribble Valley Borough Council web site. Any purchasers choosing to buy without viewing in person are doing so at their own risk and acknowledge that the auctioneer will not be held responsible for any issues that may arise due to them being unintentionally missed from the video or sales particulars. Please refer to legal pack for additional fees and the Auction Information document for guidance prior to bidding.




The site has planning permission for redevelopment for the following purposes under planning permission ref 3/2014/0183 dated December 2013 which was subsequently granted under appeal notices dated March 2016 APP/T2350/W/15/3119224 & APP/T2350/Y/15/3119225, (the consent relates to other sites as well) • 18 bedroom hotel, bar and restaurant within the primary structure of the original Kirk Mill.


Chipping is a picturesque village situated in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the county of Lancashire. This medieval conservation area benefits from good connectivity to other towns in the North West of England, being situated 8.5 miles north west of Clitheroe and 12.7 miles north east of Preston. Positioned close to the south-western edge of the Forest of Bowland, Chipping is an area of incredible natural heritage in the heart of the Ribble Valley. The Valley provides a connection between Chipping and the Forrest of Bowland whilst forming a gateway to Sykes Fell from both Longridge and Clitheroe. Given its well-documented history and subsequent conversationalist efforts, the area is widely renowned for its unspoilt countryside and wildlife, earning it the official title of an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ (AONB). The area also won the RHS Britain in Bloom Gold Award for the Best Village in 2009, in addition to more recent awards in 2016 and 2017 for the Northwest in Bloom competitions.

Local Authority

Ribble Valley Borough Council


Land Law, Ref: Land Law

Offered in association with

Graham & Sibbald

Additional Fees

Administration Charge - 1.5% inc VAT of the purchase price, subject to a minimum of £1500 inc VAT, payable on exchange of contracts.

Disbursements - Please see the legal pack for any disbursements listed that may become payable by the purchaser on completion.