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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Birdcroft Lane, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4BE
A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire this charming and truly characterful detached residence believed to date back to the 1920s. The property offers an abundance of charm with many original features in excellent condition with accommodation set over two floors. It would ideally suit a large family looking for a superb, private and mature plot within one of the most sought after parts of Ilkeston.
Please note that the property is being sold as part of two packages, option 1 being the existing dwelling sold with outline planning consent for the erection of a single-storey detached dwelling and garage built on the western side of the plot. This particular option is priced at £545,000.
Option 2, details in this brochure, is the existing dwelling sold in its own right minus the adjacent building plot. As per the plans, at present, if this option were pursued, the existing garage could, or would, be demolished as planning has been passed for the erection of a new detached garage to be built on the eastern side of the plot for use by the existing dwelling. Option 2, as per this brochure, is priced at £445,000.
The property is currently accessed via lockable wrought iron gates which lead to extensive gravelled and block paved driveways providing off-road parking for several vehicles. There is a pleasant lawned section to the front and side of the property. However, the main feature of the existing dwelling is a superb landscaped foregarden bounded by incredibly well stocked borders containing a truly varied selection of flowering plants, shrubs, hedging and mature trees. Immediately to the front of the property is a fine elevated patio area retained by stone walling incorporating steps leading down to an impressive lawn.
Internally the property is gas centrally heated with accommodation comprising porch, entrance hall with parquet flooring, fitted guests cloakroom, living room with feature fireplace, dining room/sitting room with feature fireplace, breakfast kitchen with a range of oak fitted units and integrated appliances, separate utility room, inner hallway leading to master bedroom with en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms and bathroom. To the first floor of the property there is a magnificent lounge/games room which could easily be converted to form a master bedroom with en-suite facilities.
The town of Ilkeston offers a comprehensive range of services including supermarket, retail outlets, post office, restaurants and bars, leisure facilities and regular bus services linking it with other regional centres. Good schooling is available within close proximity and the property is also within easy reach of excellent nearby transport links including the M1 motorway.
TWIN GLAZED DOORS
Provide access to:
With further panelled and glazed door to:
IMPRESSIVE ENTRANCE HALL
With central heating radiator, feature solid wooden parquet flooring. Door to useful understairs storage cupboard, staircase to first floor with polished wooden handrail, decorative coving, wall light points, stripped panelled door to:
FITTED GUEST'S CLOAKROOM
With a suite comprising low flush w.c. and wash hand basin with marble-effect surrounds and cupboard beneath, central heating radiator, fitted coathooks, leaded window to side. Stripped panelled door.
LIVING ROOM 4.73m x 3.67m 15'6" x 12'0"
With feature fireplace incorporating polished wooden surround with matching display mantel and raised glazed tiled hearth with matching interior and living flame fitted gas fire, central heating radiator, TV aerial supply, decorative coving, picture rail, dado rail, feature display alcove, wall light points, leaded window to side, upvc double glazed and leaded window to front.
DINING ROOM/SITTING ROOM 5.18m x 4.59m 17'0" x 15'1"
With extended polished wooden display mantel, tiled hearth and cast iron interior with decorative tiled slips and open fire, two central heating radiators, feature exposed beamed ceiling, TV aerial supply, wall light points, stained glass window to front, further leaded window and door providing access to front of property. Stripped panelled door.
QUALITY FITTED BREAKFAST KITCHEN 5.49m x 3.1m 18'0" x 10'2"
With breakfast area, extensive range of wood edged granite-effect preparation surfaces with glazed tiled surrounds, inset one and quarter sink unit with mixer tap, full range of fitted base units with solid oak cupboard and drawer fronts, complementary range of wall mounted cupboards including wine storage, china display cabinet and corner display shelves, appliance space suitable for a five-plate gas ring with oven and grill, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher, central heating radiator, recessed ceiling spotlighting, feature exposed beamed ceiling, window to inner hall, further window to rear overlooking delightful landscaped garden, panelled and multi-paned door to:
SEPARATE UTILITY ROOM 3.11m x 217m 10'2" x 711'11"
With a granite-effect work surface having tiled surrounds, inset sink unit with mixer tap, fitted base cupboard, appliance spaces suitable for a large fridge/freezer, automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, central heating radiator, window to rear, panelled and stained glass door with fanlight over giving access to rear of property.
LARGE INNER HALLWAY
With a useful range of built-in wardrobes providing hanging space and shelving, stripped panelled door to:
MASTER BEDROOM 4.33m x 3.68m (maximum measurements) 14'2" x 12'1" (maximum measurements)
With central heating radiator, feature exposed oak flooring, decorative coving, upvc double glazed and leaded window to front, panelled door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
With a white suite comprising low flush w.c., pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle with integrated Mira shower, central heating radiator, continuation of oak floor covering, recessed ceiling spotlighting, leaded window to side.
BEDROOM TWO 4.59m x 3.69m 15'1" x 12'1"
Please note the latter measurement includes a range of quality fitted wardrobes, some with mirrored door fronts incorporating extensive hanging space and shelving, dressing table and drawer unit, matching bedside cabinets, central heating radiator, TV aerial supply, decorative coving, leaded window to front. Stripped panelled door.
BEDROOM THREE 4.04m x 3.08m 13'3" x 10'1"
With central heating radiator, decorative coving, leaded window to side, stripped panelled door.
BEDROOM FOUR 2.94m x 2.92m 9'8" x 9'7"
With central heating radiator, decorative coving, leaded window to side. Stripped panelled door.
WELL APPOINTED BATHROOM 3.03m x 2.4m 9'11" x 7'10"
Being part wood panelled with a period-styled suite comprising low flush w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle with integrated Mira shower and free-standing roll-edged bath on claw feet with Jacuzzi function and shower attachment, central heating radiator, recessed ceiling spotlighting, decorative coving, two windows to rear. Stripped panelled door.
ON THE FIRST FLOOR
With panelled and leaded glazed door to:
LARGE LOUNGE/GAMES ROOM OR POTENTIAL MASTER SUITE 8.98m x 6.66m 29'6" x 21'10"
With two central heating radiators, TV aerial supply, polished oak floor covering, feature extended large window seat incorporating the leaded windows to front offering far-reaching views in the distance. Bar with stainless steel sink unit and continuation of polished oak flooring, recessed ceiling spotlighting, exposed oak beams. Further panelled door to useful large walk-in cupboard, two further rooflights to rear.
Without doubt, the main feature of this sale are the magnificent landscaped gardens on which the property stands. The propertys position occupies a particularly private plot at the end of Birdcroft Lane retained by close lapped timber fencing with the entrance via wrought iron gates with adjacent pedestrian gates. These give access to the driveway which is part gravelled and part block paved which provides off-road parking for several vehicles and could easily accommodate a caravan. Further parking facilities are available by way of the DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 5.6m x 5.06m (18'4" x 16'7") with power and lighting, concrete floor. Further storage space to loft area, window to side, up and over door to front.
Attached to the rear of the property is a useful range of OUTBUILDINGS including GARDENERS W.C. and TWO LARGE BRICK STORES, one of which houses the floor mounted boiler.
As mentioned, the gardens are a real feature of the sale extending to all elevations of the property. These are set off by an extensive range of herbaceous borders/flowerbeds containing a truly varied mix of flowering plants, shrubs and mature trees.
Further features of the sale include ornamental and security lighting.
The approach from Derby city centre is to head east along the A52 eventually taking the sliproad off to the left along Lodge Lane as signposted Spondon. Keep right and enter Spondon along Sitwell Street. Pass through Spondon along Moor Street which becomes Dale Road (A6096) and proceed out of Spondon north towards Ilkeston. Pass through Kirk Hallam and continue straight ahead at the small traffic island. Follow the road round to the left on Lower Stanton Road and eventually turn right into Cavendish Road. Turn right again into Kirby Avenue, right into Little Hallam Lane and then left into Birdcroft Lane where the property will be located at the head of the cul-de-sac accessed through wrought iron gates.
Strictly by arrangement through Scargill Mann & Co Derby Office (RBA 27/08/10, revised 10/01/13)
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