An 8 bedroom Old Vicarage in Edensor, Derbyshire with fantastic gardens and double garage.
The house was the home of the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire and was the house she moved into following the death of her late husband the 11th Duke of Devonshire in 2004. The property required extensive renovation which the Dowager undertook with the aid of the illustrious interior designer David Mlinaric. The house today is much as it was following those renovations although there has been some redecoration in parts; it offers superb family accommodation over three floors together with wonderful gardens. The property comprises the major part of the original enormous Old Vicarage.
The property represents an extremely rare opportunity to rent a substantial family house on the Chatsworth Estate which sits well in the Peak District National Park and therefore has easy access to an amazing array of outdoor and cultural pursuits. The market town of Bakewell is nearby and there is good access into Sheffield and Chesterfield with their more extensive shopping, recreational and transport facilities including trains from Chesterfield to St Pancras from 1 hour 50 minutes.
The property is available mid April 2018 and is available unfurnished on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy at a price of £2,950pcm.
A pair of stone gate posts lead to a graveled drive with private off road parking for a good number of vehicles. A stone path set in gravel leads to the front door.
A fine entrance hall with stone flagged floor and staircase rising to the first floor.
Drawing room: A fine, well-proportioned room overlooking the garden. The room features a polished wood floor, extensive book-cases with storage below and a marble fireplace with wood burning stove.
Dining room: Accessed from the front hall, also overlooking the garden, good sized room with imposing fireplace with open grate. Door to rear hallway with W.C. and lift to the first floor.
Kitchen/breakfast room: A lovely big, light room with black and red quarry tiled floor. There is a good range of fitted wall and base units and a large kitchen table/preparation area. A range of appliances including integral fridge, dishwasher and four oven gas fired AGA with AGA companion. There are two freestanding 'Welsh dressers offering further storage.
Adjacent is a large Butler's pantry with Belfast sink and good fitted cupboards with thick stone thralls. There is a fitted deep freeze. Off this room is the boiler room. A door leads into:
A large store room with stone flagged floor.
A door from the pantry leads onto a charming, west facing private courtyard with a well, log store, apple store and two further store rooms, one of which is a bin store.
Landing with stone flagged floor leading to a single bedroom also with stone flagged floor.
Master bedroom: A lovely room overlooking the garden with door into a large, fully fitted en suite bathroom with a good range of open fronted cupboards.
Guest bedroom: Dual aspect double bedroom with views over the garden and churchyard, fitted cupboard and door into another large, fully fitted bathroom comprising, bath, W.C., separate shower cubicle and hand basin.
Further guest suite comprising: double bedroom: to the rear of the house and single bedroom with an en suite bathroom which can also be accessed from the landing.
Inner landing with rear staircase, cupboard housing two large hot water tanks and lift to the ground floor.
To the rear are two good sized double bedrooms one with an attractive fireplace and to the front of the house is a further double bedroom overlooking the garden.
Full bathroom with open fronted cupboards.
Shower room with shower, W.C. and hand basin.
Lower ground floor:
Cellars comprising a wine cellar, a second store room and a cold room.
A wonderful Octagonal summer house featuring a fine floor with different stone from various parts of the Estate. There is a range of furniture bought specifically for this charming garden entertaining space.
Formal gardens: Extending to approximately 2.3 acres, mainly laid to lawn with ha-ha overlooking Chatsworth Park and with direct access into the Park. There is an orchard area, a large caged vegetable garden and further large hen run. To one end of the vegetable garden is a greenhouse and adjacent potting shed.
There is a double garage.
The Tenant shall be solely responsible for the maintenance and up keep of the gardens belonging to the property.
A further building (within which is the potting shed) is to be retained by the Estate for the use of one person who will not be there the whole time.
Entrance hall; drawing room; dining room; kitchen/breakfast room; butler's pantry; master bedroom with en suite bathroom; seven further bedrooms; four further bath/shower rooms; cellars.
Summer house; formal gardens extending to approximately 2.3 acres; off road parking for a number of cars; double garage.