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Osborn House, Padley Hill, Grindleford, Hope Valley


Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bed Detached Residence
  • Self Contained Annexe
  • Leisure Complex
  • 5 Reception Rooms
  • Additional Games Room
  • Double Garage, Car Port
  • 2.25 Acre Grounds
  • Breathtaking Views

Full description

A stunning stone built detached Gentleman's Residence with leisure complex, standing in approximately 2.25 acres of formal gardens and enjoying breathtaking views in this much sought after Peak District location. The property was built for Sir Samuel Osborn, ex Master Cutler and Steel Maker, in 1902 but has been substantially rebuilt by the current owner in recent years. Considerable care and attention has been applied to create this magnificent family home with much attention to detail, the work carried out by craftsmen to a very high specification. An inspection is required to appreciate the standard of workmanship, which includes beautiful internal joinery, high specification electrical, heating, lighting and sound systems and beautifully appointed kitchen and bathrooms. The imposing accommodation is fully complemented by the west wing leisure complex which includes an indoor swimming pool with sauna and a gymnasium. The house stands in magnificent landscaped grounds of some 2.25 acres, and the property is approached through secure gates and a sweeping driveway where there is excellent parking and a triple garage block with self-contained accommodation above. This secure and private position at the head of a tree-lined cul-de-sac, enjoys spectacular views across countryside and has the benefit of a rail service within 0.5 miles linking to the main National Rail Network, Sheffield and Manchester and lies within 10 miles of Sheffield.

The property comprises:

a solid hardwood panelled and leaded glazed front entrance door to a

Reception Vestibule

with double glazed lantern skylight, central heating radiator with cover, Terrazzo tiled flooring, dado rail, coving and alarm control panel.


with hanging rail, shelf, matching tiled flooring, front facing stained leaded glazed window, central heating radiator and coving.


with classic white suite of pedestal wash hand basin and low flush WC, matching stained leaded front facing double glazed window, coving, central heating radiator, matching tiled flooring and a stone archway which is recessed with an oak framed mirror with tiled splashback below. From the vestibule, an oak panelled and leaded glazed door with matching panels to the side and above, to a

Magnificent Reception Hall

8.03m(26'4'') x 5.00m(16'5'')

being panelled to dado height and having reclaimed oak floor boarding, two central heating radiators with covers, coving, picture rail. Double opening panelled and leaded glazed doors to a

Drawing Room

7.32m(24'0'') x 3.99m(13'1'')

The measurement taken into the front facing leaded double glazed stone mullioned bay window, enjoying stunning views across the gardens towards wooded hillside in the distance, having a radiator with cover beneath. There is an additional mullioned leaded gable window overlooking the side garden, further radiator with cover, picture rail and coving, ornate detailing to the ceiling including a classic rose, low voltage downlighting, integrated speakers for the sound system, control panel for the sound system. The main focal feature of the room is a dressed stone fireplace surround, set with a wood burning cast iron stove onto a raised hearth with carved matching mantel above. TV and satellite points. Further double opening oak panelled and leaded glazed doors to the

Sitting Room

4.45m(14'7'') x 4.06m(13'4'')

A further charming reception room which has two central heating radiators with covers, dressed stone fireplace set with a coal effect living flame ornate stove onto a raised hearth with double glazed leaded lantern windows to either side, picture rail and coving, detailing to the ceiling with ceiling rose, control panel for the sound system, TV and Sky points and double opening oak panelled and leaded glazed doors to a

Morning Room/Upper Conserv.

4.19m(13'9'') x 3.66m(12'0'')

A beautiful conservatory style reception room which is double glazed, enjoys fine views across the garden and wooded areas beyond, has an ornate cast iron radiator, Amtico flooring and skirting board and a spiral staircase which provides access to the Main Conservatory and to the Leisure Complex.
Also from the sitting room, broad oak panelled opening leads through to the

Bay Windowed Dining Room

5.38m(17'8'') x 3.78m(12'5'')

The measurement taken into the rear facing bay window. This is another excellent entertaining room which has a central heating radiator with cover, two further double banked radiators, double glazed, double opening French windows leading out to and overlooking the rear terrace and garden with windows to either side and leaded windows above. There are integrated speakers to the ceiling, low voltage downlighting. From the dining room there is access to a

Breakfast Kitchen

8.05m(26'5'') x 7.14m(23'5'')

An L-shaped room which incorporates an eating area with a leaded double glazed rear facing window overlooking the rear garden, two central heating radiators with covers, picture rail and coving, integrated speakers to the ceiling, TV and Sky point, double opening panelled and leaded glazed doors back to the hall, sound system control panel, alarm control panel, reclaimed oak flooring.
There is an opening through to the main kitchen section which is comprehensively fitted with a range of custom built units, which incorporates to the front elevation a stainless steel sink with waste disposal and swan neck mixer tap, set within a granite work surface with double base unit beneath. There are solid oak work surfaces to either side, again with a range of base units beneath, wall units and dresser unit above, three double glazed leaded windows all enjoying fine views, with tiled sills, a set of vegetable baskets. To the side elevation there is a gas fired Aga set within a stone framed recess with tiled splashback having concealed lighting above, matching base units to either side, further base unit, works surface and wall units, additional double glazed leaded window with tiled sill.

There is a central island which is equipped with a Zanussi four ring stainless steel gas hob with a built-in extractor fan to one side, built-in De Dietrich electric oven, Bosch microwave and having base units, drawer packs, tray space and shelving. Set within the central island there is provision for a TV and opposite the island an integrated Leibherr American fridge freezer with matching wine cooler and shelving above, a further range of storage cupboards and drawers.
To the rear area of the kitchen is a preparation area which includes double Belfast style sink with chrome swan neck mixer tap above, double cupboard beneath and with matching oak work surface and base units. There are further wall units, tiled splashback, leaded double glazed windows to two elevations with tiled sills, low voltage downlighting and a double doored larder unit with cupboards beneath. The kitchen area has terracotta tiling inset with a diamond pattern, the ceiling has a range of downlighters and integrated speakers from the music system. Double type stable door provides access to a

Rear Entrance Area

which has double glazed doors leading to two rear areas of the property and with a high pitched ceiling with velux double glazed skylights, terracotta flooring and double banked radiator. There is a double doored linen cupboard with slatted shelving and radiator.


4.17m(13'8'') x 2.06m(6'9'')

Incorporating a two and a half bowl sink with mixer tap, base units, work surface with tiled surrounds, wall units, double doored coat cupboard and having plumbing for automatic washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. There are double glazed windows to two elevations, a range of downlighters, terracotta flooring.

Boiler Rooom

which houses two commercial gas fired central heating boilers, together with substantial insulated hot water cylinder which provides heating and hot water.

Further Downstairs Wc

Half-tiled, having a low flush suite, central heating radiator, terracotta flooring, extractor fan and translucent window.
From the hall, further double opening panelled and leaded glazed doors lead to a

Reading Room/Playroom

3.84m(12'7'') x 3.00m(9'10'')

A further delightful reception room which incorporates a front facing stained leaded double glazed window enjoying fine views, panelling to dado height, reclaimed oak flooring, picture rail, coving and ceiling rose, range of shelving.
Access to the BASEMENT is provided from a SPIRAL STAIRCASE from the morning room and STAIRCASE from the main hall.

Lower Ground Floor

Which comprises:

Inner Reception Area

3.48m(11'5'') x 2.77m(9'1'')

Currently utilised as a Games Area with double banked radiator, under stairs storage cupboard and off which is a

Dressing Room/Store Room

with built-in open wardrobes and shelving, central heating radiator and housing the main controls for the integrated entertainment system. There is a further

Inner Hallway

with a central heating radiator and built-in electrics cupboards, off which is a


4.50m(14'9'') x 3.35m(11'0'')

with integrated speakers, TV and satellite points, entertainment and sound system control panel, double banked radiator, laminate flooring.

Wine Cellar

with quarry tiled flooring.
From the games area, four section folding panelled and glazed door to a

Party/Games Room

7.04m(23'1'') x 4.22m(13'10'')

A fabulous entertaining room currently utilised with a pool table, sitting area with TV, coving, recess to the chimney breast, two radiators with covers, integrated speaker system and control panel for the sound system and four further folding doors to an

Additional Entertainmt Area

3.35m(11'0'') x 2.67m(8'9'')

which could be used as an office but is extremely versatile having double banked radiator.
Off the games room is a


2.08m(6'10'') x 1.68m(5'6'')

Fitted with a sink, fridge, base units, work surface with tiled splashbacks and wall units, downlighters, double banked radiator, quarry tiled flooring. Double doors from the games room lead to an

Indoor Swimming Pool

7.98m(26'2'') x 6.58m(21'7'') overall

housing the tiled indoor heated swimming pool which has integrated lighting, mosaic tiled and patterned, surrounded by tiled area and is enclosed by a CONSERVATORY incorporating downlighters, dehumidifiers/heating, integrated bow speakers, control panel for the sound system and having double opening double glazed doors straight out into the garden. There is a PLANT ROOM which houses the gas fired condensing boiler heating the water, filtration system and dehumidifier and has a

Changing/Shower Room/Wc

3.66m(12'0'') x 2.24m(7'4'')

Fully tiled and having a contemporary white suite of wash hand basin, low flush WC and double width shower cubicle, integrated wall mirror, ceramic tiled flooring, double banked radiator, tiled shelf and shelving, extractor fan.


with three bench seats, integrated sound system and controls, ceramic tiled flooring.

Main Conservatory

8.18m(26'10'') x 3.99m(13'1'')

with immediate access via a double glazed door to the garden, having a double glazed pitched ceiling, ceramic tiled flooring with under floor heating, integrated entertainment system, entertainment control panel.
From the reception hall

Stunning Oak Staircase

with balustrade and spindles provides access to a GALLERIED FIRST FLOOR LANDING which incorporates a

Secondary Landing Area

6.02m(19'9'') x 4.19m(13'9'')

with a cast iron fireplace surround set within an oak frame, broad double glazed leaded window enjoying stunning views with deep display sill and cast iron radiator beneath, panelling to dado height, picture rail and coving and providing access to

Master Bedroom Suite

Which forms a

Bay Windowed Bedroom

8.48m(27'10'') x 4.11m(13'6'')

The measurement taken into the front facing double glazed mullioned leaded bay window from which there are fine views across the garden towards wooded countryside beyond, having an ornate cast iron radiator beneath. There are double glazed leaded windows to the gable elevation, again having deep display sills enjoying views and an aspect across the garden. The room is comprehensively fitted with a beautiful range of hand painted furniture which includes bed headboard with bedside tables to either side, full range of wardrobes including a windowed wardrobe, drawer packs, island dressing table consisting of two freestanding units. There is reclaimed oak flooring, integrated speakers and control panel for the sound system, low voltage downlighting, TV point.
Double opening doors to a

Superb Ensuite Bathroom/Wc

4.93m(16'2'') x 2.90m(9'6'')

The measurement taken into the stone mullioned double glazed leaded bay window which enjoys an aspect across the grounds and has an ornate cast iron radiator beneath. Panelling to picture rail height. There is a full suite including freestanding rolltop cast iron bath with clawed feet and mixer tap, his and hers vanity wash basin set within a marble surround with double doored cupboards beneath, vanity mirrors with downlighters above, all set within a matching frame to the panelling. Bidet, high flush Sanitan WC and double width Jetspray shower cubicle with screen. There are integrated speakers, low voltage downlighting, further double glazed leaded window with radiator with cupboard beneath, column towel rail/radiator, built-in medicine cabinet, coving and extractor fan.
From the secondary landing there is access to a FURTHER LANDING AREA with ornate cast iron radiator, panelling to dado height, picture rail and coving and two shallow steps leading to


5.23m(17'2'') x 3.81m(12'6'')

A further delightful reception area which takes full advantage of the views to the front via leaded double glazed windows with radiator and covers beneath. The main focal feature of the room is the broad double glazed leaded window with arched frame which enjoys a fine aspect across the side garden.
There is a full range of oak book shelving and cabinets running the length of one wall, which incorporate a workstation, glazed display cabinets, storage cupboards and shelving. Pitched beam ceiling with revealed roof timbers, low voltage downlighters, telephone point, entertainment sound system control panel.

Guest Suite

Which incorporates:


6.55m(21'6'') x 3.30m(10'10'')

with a double glazed leaded window overlooking the side garden having a double banked radiator beneath. There is a range of hand painted built-in furniture including windowed wardrobe and drawers, low voltage downlighting and a

Dressing Room

4.17m(13'8'') x 1.88m(6'2'')

with double glazed leaded rear facing windows overlooking the garden having hand painted dressing table beneath with drawers and shelving, TV point, low voltage downlighting, two double built-in hand painted wardrobes, double banked radiator and door back to the landing.

Ensuite Bathroom/Wc

3.18m(10'5'') x 1.80m(5'11'')

incorporating a panelled Jacuzzi bath with mixer tap and shower head, pedestal wash basin, low flush WC and bidet, all with half tiled surrounds. There is a fully tiled shower cubicle with screen and light, set within hand painted frame, rear facing double glazed leaded window with display sill and double banked radiator beneath, laminate flooring (Amtico?), Manrose extractor fan, low voltage downlighting and wall lights. This room has been utilised as a child's bedroom and could well be perfect for a teenager suite or alternatively as a guest suite.

Bedroom 3

3.91m(12'10'') x 2.90m(9'6'')

with a double glazed leaded front facing window enjoying fine country views, with deep display sill and double banked radiator beneath. There is a further double glazed leaded window and cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth with oak fender.

Family Bathroom/Wc

4.14m(13'7'') x 3.05m(10'0'')

Fitted with a suite of panelled Jacuzzi bath with mixer tap and shower head, set within a hand painted frame with two downlighters, fully tiled shower cubicle with screen, vanity wash basin with double cupboard beneath and vanity mirror above, low flush WC and bidet. There is a double banked radiator, Myson towel rail/radiator, speaker system, extractor fan, double glazed leaded rear facing window overlooking the gardens, display plinth and Amtico flooring.
From the secondary landing


with oak balustrade and turned spindles to a SECOND FLOOR LANDING which has a GALLERIED AREA with rear facing double glazed windows, an area which again could be utilised as a work area if required, double banked radiator, picture rail and boiler cupboard which houses the Worcester combination gas fired central heating boiler providing heating and water to the second floor.

Bedroom 4

5.36m(17'7'') x 3.86m(12'8'')

having front facing double glazed dormer window enjoying stunning views, further double glazed side window overlooking the gardens having double banked radiator beneath and deep display sill. A range of hand painted built-in wardrobes, pitched ceiling, downlighters, TV point, access to an eaves storage area.

Ensuite Shower Room/Wc

incorporating a fully tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and mirror above and low flush WC. There is a double built-in cupboard, double banked radiator, Amtico flooring, double glazed dormer window enjoying the fine views, extractor fan.

Bedroom 5

4.27m(14'0'') overall x 3.73m(12'3'')

having a double glazed dormer window overlooking the gardens and enjoying fine views, pitched ceiling with revealed roof timbers, access to eaves storage areas, double banked radiator and

Ensuite Shower Room/Wc

incorporating a fully tiled shower cubicle with screen, pedestal wash basin with tiled splashback and mirror above and low flush WC. There is a double doored cupboard, double banked radiator, double glazed dormer window enjoying the front views and Amtico flooring.


All measurements are approximate. None of the services, fittings or appliances (if any), heating installations, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested and no warranty is given as to their working ability.


GARAGE BLOCK which comprises:
OPEN CAR PORT (22'6 x 9'7) which could be utilised for storage purposes, housing either caravan, boat or just storage, has light power and water.
DOUBLE SIDE-BY-SIDE GARAGE (26' x 21'8) having two automatically operated up-and-over doors, a range of storage cupboards and work surfaces, light, power, alarm.
Above the garage block is a

Self Contained Annexe

7.98m(26'2'') x 4.45m(14'7'')

Currently utilised as a bedroom with velux double glazed skylights to two elevations, one overlooking the gardens, one enjoying the views, having a built-in workstation/dressing table with drawers, central heating radiators, built-in wardrobes, bed headboard and side cabinets, telephone point.

Shower Room/Wc

4.11m(13'6'') x 2.97m(9'9'')

which has a white suite of fully tiled shower cubicle with screen, wash hand basin and low flush WC with tiled surrounds, built-in cupboards and drawers, work surface, downlighters, velux double glazed skylights to two elevations, double banked radiator and a boiler cupboard which houses the combination gas fired central heating boiler together with time programmer and with airing space to one side.
This annex provides excellent accommodation for independent teenagers, dependent relatives or visiting guests and offers ample scope to create living, sleeping, cooking and bathroom accommodation. The annex is separately alarmed and is completely detached from the main dwelling.

The Grounds

The property is approached from Padley Hill through double opening cast iron gates, flanked by matching railings, leading to the driveway which has a circular turning area flanked by a pergola with parking for several vehicles but also providing access to a level lawn, previously used and could be converted back to a grass tennis court. This lawned area is flanked by fencing and stone walling, rockeries and well stocked borders. To the front boundary of the house is a further level lawned area, ideal for children, for football, cricket or racket games, beyond this area is a small wooded copse utilised for garden waste and log storage with a small vegetable area and being screened by mature trees. There is a generous gravelled area with tree swing and TIMBER GARDEN STORE which is alarmed, has power and lighting.


The front area of the house incorporates beautifully stocked mature conifer beds and rockeries, sweeping lawns and from the main entrance a driveway sweeps round to a further circular turning area and provides access to the garage block. This driveway is fully illuminated as are the paths leading in front of the property. Immediately to the front of the property is a broad stone flagged terrace forming an idyllic seating area, flanked by beautifully stocked beds with external lighting, matching cast iron railings and taking full advantage of the aspect across the garden and views beyond.
To the south elevation and immediately adjacent to the Leisure Complex, there is a further childrens play area which incorporates a lawn, TIMBER SUMMER HOUSE set beneath a glorious Beech tree and a block paved terrace, ideal for outdoor eating being lit and with direct access through to the pool and entertaining areas of the Leisure Complex. This area is completely enclosed, enjoys a good degree of privacy and seclusion and is a delightful sheltered sitting area.


The eastern side of the property is mostly laid to formal lawn, incorporates a small orchard and is flanked and screened by mature trees and flower borders. This garden area extends around to the rear of the property where there is a block paved terrace, perfect for the morning sun, being enclosed by stone walling with climbing plants and shrubbery, PERGOLA, raised plinth, outdoor lighting and with access from the dining room and kitchen.

General Remarks

VIEWING: Telephone Blundells Fine and Country on 0114 276 7436 or 275 3853

Offer Procedure

Before contacting a Building Society, Bank or Solicitor you should make your offer to the branch dealing with the sale as any delay may result in the sale being agreed to another purchaser incurring unnecessary costs. Under the Estate Agency Act 1991 you will be required to give us financial information in order to verify your position before we can recommend your offer to the vendor.
All offers to be made to the Fine and Country Office - telephone 0114 276 7436.

Sales Negotiator

Sue Wildsmith



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These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firms employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of the property.

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