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Kiln Green, Diggle, Oldham, OL3 5JY


A fantastic opportunity to acquire this substantial residence either for your own occupation or perhaps fulfil the approved planning permission by converting the building into 3 individual properties. As it stands, Old Mill House offers a huge amount of accommodation laid out over 4 levels along with a 1 bedroomed flat that has independent services making it ideal for renting out. The gardens and grounds amount to around ¼ acre and provide various terraces, garden areas, and a substantial amount of parking and access to integral double and single garages, plus a sizeable store. This is a great location with excellent access to surrounding countryside and all the facilities Diggle has to offer.


The original part of the property was built in 1815 and used as a paper mill. It has had various changes and additions over the years and was finally converted into a residential property back in 1989. The current owners then purchased it around 10 years later. It is quite a size and offers ample scope for you to use the accommodation to suit your own needs. It is nicely located next to the canal and offers great access to the surrounding countryside for those who love the outdoors.

Property Details

This is a wonderful property for a family having plenty of space along with the independent flat that could be used as a granny annexe, or perhaps run it as an Airbnb or conventional rental. Old Mill House has its own wonderfully unique character which becomes apparent on entering. It also enjoys some fine views of the Pennine hills from the upper levels. All mains services are laid on and has a gas fired central heating system, double glazed windows, and will have some benefit from the existing solar panels. Externally, there are plenty of garden areas over various levels along with a huge amount of parking and access to both a double and single integral garages plus a sizeable integral store.

Planning Permission was granted on 15/4/2015 (application no. PA/336562/15) for the subdivision of the existing property into 4 dwellings including internal and external alterations and additions. The permission has been enacted by the current owners who have now completed unit 4 (as shown on the plans attached to the planning permission) for their own occupation which now has its own driveway accessed further up the road. The remainder of the scheme is to create 3 individually designed homes from the existing Old Mill House and the proposed layouts can also be viewed on the plans. An exciting opportunity for the right developer! The village of Diggle is only a short drive, or comfortable walk away, where you will find a good range of amenities along with an 'Outstanding' nursery, 'Good' primary, and a newly opened secondary school. Neighbouring Uppermill is a popular destination offering an array of original shops, bars and restaurants. Greenfield also has range of facilities including a supermarket and railway station catching the trans-Pennine services from Manchester across to Leeds. The motorway network is also accessible being around 20 minutes away.


Steps rise up from the parking area and the entrance door then opens into:-

ENTRANCE PORCH 3.07mx2.36m
An oak framed structure with pleasant views, stone flagged floor, and door leading through to the main hall.

HALL 3.28mx3.2m
Having a wide sweeping staircase rising to the first floor and being open to the roof pitch all makes the hall feel light and airy. It has a tiled floor, access to a loft space above the lounge of the flat, and a lockable door gives entry to the flat from the main house or enter the flat from its own external door (flat is described later).

CONSERVATORY 4.04mx3.25m
The door leading into the conservatory has a beautiful stain glass panel and opens to a spacious room which has pleasant views and external access out to the side of the house. It is finished with a tiled floor.

Has been used in the past as a utility room and still has plumbing for a washing machine, and vent for a tumble dryer. It is fitted with ample cupboards and worktops.


With staircase rising to the second floor, window to the side, and exposed wooden floorboards.

Fitted with a white suite comprising a low flush w.c. and wall mounted wash basin. There are useful storage cupboards, coat hooks, ceiling spotlighting, and wooden floorboards.

SITTING ROOM 8.64mx5.56m
As the floorplan suggests, this is a very good-sized room with windows to 3 elevations and an external door leading to the terrace. There is a substantial fire surround with brick interior against the chimney breast (now redundant). A pair of glazed doors with glazed side panels give entry to the garden room.

GARDEN ROOM 6.6mx5.16m
This room was created as in infill structure and has a lean-to polycarbonate roof with windows and glazed doors out to the northeasterly elevation with great views towards the Pennine hills. It has fitted cupboards with worktops above, 2 decorative display niches, stone flagged floor, and a further pair of glazed doors take you into the lounge.

This room could be used for a variety of purposes to suite your own requirements. It has ornate ceiling coving, 2 ceiling roses, built-in cupboard/TV unit, wood effect flooring, and wonderful views to the side.

DINING KITCHEN 5.66mx4.14m
A family friendly kitchen fitted with a good range of wall, drawer and base units complimented by granite worktops which incorporate a 1½ bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap, and a 4-ring ceramic hob with granite splashback and extractor hood over. In addition, it has a New World electric range cooker set into the chimney breast with a mantel over, an integrated dishwasher, and space and plumbing for an American style fridge/freezer. The kitchen also has pleasant views of the Pennines, inset ceiling spotlights, over counter enhancer lighting, and kick space LED lights. The dining area has fitted seating around a good sized dining table.


A window to the rear provides natural light, and there is access to the loft space where you will find 2 immersion tanks.

A large bedroom which is over 25ft long. It has fitted wardrobes, drawers, dressing table and matching bedside cabinets. There are windows to 2 elevations providing pleasant views, and it is open to the pitch of the roof with exposed beams.

Fitted with a modern white suite comprising a low flush w.c. and twin wash basins set into a modern cabinet with storage cupboards, vanity top, mirror fronted wall cabinets above with lights over. There is a large shower cubicle with aqua panels to the walls and a dual head mains shower system above. You will also find an extractor fan, ladder style radiator/towel warmer, tiled floor, window offering pleasant views, and access into:-

Built into the eaves so there is some limited head height. There are fitted base units, work surfaces, plumbing for a washing machine, vent for a dryer and tiled floor.

An 'L' shaped landing with windows to 2 elevations.

BEDROOM 2 4.27mx2.34m
A double bedroom with window to the south west side.

BEDROOM 3 4.11mx2.6m
A third double bedroom with 2 windows to the south west side.

BEDROOM 4 2.9mx2.82m
Fitted out with wall and base units and ideal for a home office or good sized single or smaller double. This room has views of the Pennine hills.

Fitted with a white suite comprising a 'P' shaped bath with Mira shower and screen over, pedestal wash basin, and a low flush w.c. There is a window to the side, ladder style radiator/towel warmer, and the walls are mainly tiled.

The flat would be ideal as a granny annexe alongside the main house, or can be used independently perhaps as a holiday let or conventional rental. It has its own services and council tax banding which makes it much easier for renting out. Entry into the flat is gained either by its own external access, or via a lockable door in the hall of the main house. The accommodation the flat offers comprises:-

LOUNGE 6.15mx4.85m
A really good sized reception room with plenty of natural light courtesy of windows to 3 elevations.

Fitted with a range of wall, drawer and base units with ample worktops incorporating a 1½ bowl sink with mixer tap and extending to create a breakfast bar. There is a 4-ring electric hob with extractor hood over and oven beneath, space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher, space for a tumble dryer, and space for an under counter fridge. You will also find tiled splashbacks, tiled floor, and a window and external door leading out to a garden.

BEDROOM 4.04mx3.94m
A spacious double bedroom with 2 windows overlooking the garden and pleasant views beyond.

BATHROOM 2.95mx2.74m
This good-sized bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising a large corner bath, separate shower cubicle with Mira shower and extractor fan above, and the w.c. and wash basin are fitted into a cupboard unit with vanity top and a wall mounted cabinet with mirror fronted doors above the wash basin. A large window provides natural light.

The property sits in a plot of around ¼ of an acre and offers plenty of parking which leads on to double and a single integral garages and access round the side of the house to an integral store. The gardens are arranged over several levels and provide lawned areas, various paved or decked terraces, secluded areas or places to sit and enjoy the views – something for everyone! Part of the land can be used as an overflow for parking if it were ever needed, or potentially offers the space to erect outbuildings and maybe even further development potential (all subject to any necessary planning permissions).

Main House Tenure TBC. Energy Rating 44 (Band E). Council Tax Band G. Flat Tenure TBC. Energy Rating 44 (Band E). Council Tax Band B.

By appointment with Wm. Sykes & Son.

From Huddersfield Road in Diggle, turn onto Sam Road after which you will pass Diggle School on the left. Follow the road up and round the lefthand bend, then follow it round to the right crossing over the railway bridge and then turn right to go down Lee Side where Old Mill House will be found on the left just after Kilngreen Church. What3words:- post.positives.calms


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