A 4 bedroom Grade II listed detached house in Bakewell, Derbyshire, with garaging, off road parking and lovely gardens.
A real gem of a house in the heart of Bakewell, converted from what was originally the gardener's house, coach house and stables to the Old Vicarage next door. The property has been lovingly restored by our clients over the last few years and has many original period features combined with modern bathrooms and a recently fitted kitchen. A private driveway leads to an area of off-road parking laid to stone setts, with a stone step leading up to glazed front doors.
Ground floor: Doors open to the entrance hall with high ceilings which gives access to the kitchen, dining room and drawing room. The drawing room is split level with the lower tiled part used as a television area with cloakroom off and a passenger lift to the first floor. The raised dual aspect sitting area has glazed double doors out to the rear garden and an open fireplace with working grate. The well-fitted kitchen features a good range of wall and base units and work surfaces incorporating a single bowl single drainer sink unit. Built-in appliances include integral Bosch dishwasher, large Bosch Fridge, Smeg double oven and Smeg electric four burner hob with Bosch extractor over. Adjacent is a good-sized dining room with windows overlooking the front courtyard, low level cupboards, under stairs storage and staircase to the first floor. The second sitting room, which has a bay window overlooking the front garden and a door out to the courtyard, has a wood fireplace with gas coal fire flanked to one side by bookcases and further low-level cupboards.
First floor: Stairs lead to the landing with a useful airing cupboard, then to a double bedroom overlooking the front garden with fitted cupboards. There is a further dual aspect double bedroom with excellent fitted cupboards and a large shower room with fully tiled, double shower tray, low level W.C. and hand basin set in a marble topped vanity unit. A fourth bedroom has fitted storage cupboards and wonderful views over the courtyard and Bakewell beyond towards the golf course. The master bedroom is a lovely light, dual aspect room with views over the rear garden and fitted cupboards with concealed door to a large loft. There is an en suite bathroom with full suite comprising panelled bath with hand held shower attachment, large shower cubicle, low level W.C. and hand basin moulded into a Corian topped vanity unit with storage below.
Outside: There are two large, interlinking integral garages; one of which houses a new gas fired boiler and pressurized hot water tank and the other has a utility area and cloakroom off and a large loft area above. The second garage has full planning consent to replace the garage doors with glass to create a large study, utility room and shower room to the ground floor and a double bedroom to the first floor. The garden to the rear of the house is mainly laid to lawn with an elevated terraced area. To the front is an area of lawn with hedging to one side and mature shrubs and trees. There is a further area of garden to the side which is laid to rough lawn and is flanked by mature trees and shrubs including a large walnut tree. Within the courtyard there is an attractive seating area.
Entrance hall; double drawing room; sitting room; dining room; kitchen; cloakroom; master bedroom with en suite bathroom; two further double bedrooms; fourth single bedroom; large family shower room; planning permission to convert one of the garages into a further double bedroom, shower room, study and utility room.
Off road parking for several cars; two large garages; beautiful gardens to the front, side and rear; courtyard terrace; passenger lift.
The house was formerly the gardener's cottage, coach house and stables to the adjacent Vicarage, it was constructed in 1870 and designed by the noted architect Alfred Waterhouse whose other commissions included the Manchester Assize Court and Manchester Town Hall. The house was greatly altered into living accommodation during the course of the 20th century.