A 5 bedroom longhouse in Ashover, Derbyshire, with 2 storey barn, triple garage, orchard, paddock and approximately 2.8 acres of gardens and land.
This is a unique opportunity to acquire a historic Derbyshire long-house which has, over a number of years, been lovingly restored and modernised into an exquisite family home.
Set back from the main road between Chesterfield and Matlock, hidden up a long driveway, behind a family run stone masons, the property enjoys a wonderfully private yet open situation. The house sits in extensive, peaceful grounds with mature trees and gardens, its own orchard and paddock and offers one of the finest views in the Parish of Ashover.
The house, part of which dates back to the 17th Century, has been extended and equipped to a high standard, yet it retains great character with original oak beams in almost every room, deep stone window sills with leaded light windows and fine stone-flagged floors.
Properties like this rarely come on the market and this, fine example, is only available due to an estate sale.
A stone flagged patio to the front of the house leads to the oak front door.
Ground floor: The entrance lobby opens into reception hall with wood burner set into a stone fireplace, openings either side of the fireplace lead to a staircase hall with stairs to the first floor and a useful under stairs cupboard. To the rear of the house is a large cloakroom with hand basin and door into the W.C, adjacent is a former dark room with large sink unit, the boiler room with a Worcester oil fired boiler and a former gun room with fitted shelving. The drawing room is a wonderful conversion of a former barn with exceptionally high ceilings, exposed stone walls, a substantial fireplace with inset wood burner, glass fronted display cupboards and a wooden staircase leading up to a ‘minstrel’s gallery’. Beneath the carpet on the ground floor is a parquet dance floor. Adjacent to the drawing room is a small sitting room with stone fireplace. The dining room is dual aspect with views overlooking the gardens to the front and rear. A door leads through to a good-sized kitchen/breakfast room with tiled floor, a range of wall and base units and a central island all with extensive granite worktops. There is a red oil fired two oven AGA, an AEG hob with extractor over and a De Diectrich electric cooker. Off the kitchen is a large utility/boot room with fitted units, sink unit and the filtration units for the borehole water.
First floor: The large landing has fitted bookcases and gives access to the master bedroom suite which is approached through a dressing room with good fitted cupboards and an archway leading into the dual aspect bedroom with attractive stone mullioned window to one wall. A door opens into a large bathroom with full suite comprising slipper bath, shower cubicle with double tray, W.C, bidet and twin hand basins set into glass topped vanity units with fitted cupboards. Next door is a double bedroom currently used as an office. There two further good double bedrooms, each with fitted cupboards, to the front of the house and a double bedroom to the rear with fitted cupboards and hand basin to one side of a built-in dressing table. The family bathroom comprises bath, W.C and hand basin, the W.C is situated next door.
The barn and garages: To the ground floor is useful storage with heated dog kennels which open into outdoor runs. To the first floor is further storage. This offers great potential (subject to planning) for a potential holiday cottage or dependant relative accommodation. Adjoining is a good sized double garage with up and over door. There is a further, timber built, triple garage.
The gardens: To the front of the house is a stone flagged terrace leading onto a level lawn with greenhouse and summer house to one end. Sweeping lawns run down to a high hedge on the front boundary. To the rear is a further large lawned area flanked by mature trees running into the orchard which has a good array of apple and fruit trees. To the top of the garden is a paddock ideal for a pony.
Entrance lobby; reception hall; staircase hall; large drawing room; sitting room; dining room; kitchen/breakfast room; utility room; cloakroom; darkroom; gun room; master bedroom suite comprising bedroom, dressing room and bathroom; three/four further double bedrooms; bedroom five/study; family bathroom; separate cloakroom.
Two storey barn with dog kennels; good off road parking; double garage; triple garage; extensive gardens; orchard; summer house; greenhouse; paddock; in all extending to approximately 2.8 acres.
EPC rating - F.