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10 bedroom detached house for sale

Hathersage Hall, Main Road, Hathersage, Hope Valley, Peak National Park, S32


Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Family Home
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • Grade Il Listed Property
  • Many Original Features
  • Central Village Location
  • Extensive Parking
  • Walled Private Gardens
  • Set In Approx 4 Acres

Full description

Hathersage Hall is one of the most significant historic houses remaining in private hands in the Peak District. This is a unique opportunity to acquire this fine family home offered on the open market for the first time in a generation. The Hall is an imposing, graceful and elegant Grade II* listed property dating back to the 15th Century. It is set in formal serene gardens of approximately 4 acres in this very popular and sought after Peak District village. The accommodation extends to approximately 9,000 square feet and has a wealth of original features including original fire places, stone flagged floors, original Jacobean oak staircase, magnificent stone mullioned leaded windows and medieval cellars. Main reception room, formal entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, orangery, cloakroom, laundry room, impressive stone flagged side entrance hall, further inner hall, cloakroom, conservatory, cinema room, large breakfast room, spectacular large breakfast kitchen with four oven AGA and range of high quality built in appliances, large scullery. Magnificent oak dog-leg staircase to half landing and main landing, laundry/linen room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, five further double bedrooms, two further bathrooms and games room. Second floor: four further bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom. The basement features medieval cellars and wine cellar.

Outside: Impressive entrance onto long gravelled driveway, lovely sweeping grounds to the front containing a superb copper beach. To the side a secret garden with stone circle. To the rear, spectacular formal grounds in immaculate condition with large level lawned areas, magnificent borders, lovely walkways. At the top of the garden, north and south orchard, lovely area of ornamental woodland, large pond with the 17th century Gazebo.Gardener's store. The gardens are entirely walled providing a fully private and peaceful environment uniquely set within a central village location.

Historical Note

There was an earlier dwelling of medieval daub and wattle construction. The site probably had two houses or farms. It is sheltered, faces south.

In the gable end is a stone dating the house 1496 - shortly after King Henry VII seized the monarchy from Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth. Inside there are many historic features including a beautifully decorated plasterwork ceiling that has been dated by Sheffield Museums at around 1620 in the reign of Charles I. There is a magnificent Jacobean staircase dating from the 17th century. The present cellars beneath show every sign of a medieval origin.
In the 1650's a William Eyre owned the Hall, but outraged by Cromwell's rebel soldiers pillaging his cattle, he sold the Hall to Robert Ashton. Robert Ashton, with a fortune based on lead mining enterprises bought much land in the area and became High Sheriff. He settled the Hall on his son Benjamin who later passed it onto his son, also Benjamin.
On his death it passed to his sister Christianna Ashton who married Captain William Spencer of the 7th Royal Fusiliers and of Cannon Hall, Barnsley. John Spencer inherited and died in 1775. His nephew John Shuttleworth inherited and the Hall remained in the Shuttleworth family until the 1940's.


According to legend after he had buried his comrade Robin Hood, a broken hearted Little John made his way back to Hathersage where he spent his remaining days. He dug his own grave under the old yew trees in the graveyard just behind Hathersage Hall's Gardens. It is reported that in 1784 Captain James Shuttleworth who then occupied the Hall had the grave of Little John opened . Having dug down we are told they found a gigantic human thigh bone about 32 inches long!
Hathersage Village is widely accepted to be the model for the village of 'Morton' in Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre. Indeed the name 'Eyre' is believed to have been taken from the Eyre family who once occupied Hathersage Hall. Along with nearby North Lees and Moorseats, Hathersage Hall probably provided much of the descriptive material found within Jane Eyre.

The Accommodation Comprises

Handsome wide entrance door, opens into

Reception Room

5.37m(17'7'') x 3.95m(13'0'')

With front facing sash window with shutters overlooking the grounds. Stone flagged floor, cast iron central heating radiator and recessed display alcove. Wide stone archway leading through to the

Inner Hall

With spectacular oak dog-leg staircase looking up to the first and second floor with deep rear facing stone mullioned leaded window looking out onto the rear courtyard and lovely extensive grounds. Cast iron fireplace set to a stone hearth, storage cupboard to one side, cast iron central heating radiator and under stairs storage cupboard. Doorway under the stairs leads down to the wine cellar with stone keeping bins.

Leading off the reception room

Drawing Room

5.95m(19'6'') x 5.60m(18'4'')

With two front facing sash windows with shutters looking out over the front grounds. A focal point of the room is the Derbyshire gritstone fireplace with deep stone flagged hearth and dog-grate for real fire. Two central heating radiators, wall light and picture light points.

Sitting Room

4.41m(14'6'') x 5.13m(16'10'')

With front facing sash window with shutters overlooking the grounds. An attractive feature to the room is the fossil fireplace and with inset Wenlock black leaded multi-fuel stove. Double panel central heating radiator. Panelled door leading through to a front inner hall area.

Leading off the rear inner hall, panelled door leading into

Dining Room

5.50m(18'1'') x 5.40m(17'9'')

An elegant room with two deep side facing Georgian style sash windows with panel shutters and window seats overlooking the walled garden. A feature is the deep recess stone fireplace with very old stone surround and raised stone hearth and open dog-grate for a real fire. Spectacular original Tudor ceiling, exposed floor boards and cast iron central heating radiator. Panelled door leading to a further panelled door opening into the


9.66m(31'8'') x 5.84m(19'2'')

A lovely botanical garden area with glazed windows to either side and rear and glazed ceiling. Stone and brick paved flooring and raised borders with specimen botanical plants and climbers and central water feature with lilies. Original gritstone fireplace to one end. Electric heating. Panelled door giving access to

Store Area

4.17m(13'8'') x 1.53m(5'0'')

With an old high flush w.c.

From the rear inner hall, Georgian style glazed door leads through to

Further Hall Area

4.75m(15'7'') x 1.64m(5'5'')

With original stone flagged floor and original wall mounted servant's bells.

Laundry Room

4.75m(15'7'') x 2.84m(9'4'')

With original stone flagged floor. Range of deep storage cupboards set to one end. Butler's sink, good run of work surfaces and plumbing for a washing machine. Stone mullioned leaded window and surround looks through to the side entrance hall.

Side Entrance Hall

4.57m(15'0'') x 4.16m(13'8'')

A lovely impressive reception area with an old oak door with heavy cast iron door furniture and feature deep side westerly facing leaded stone mullioned window with window seat looking out onto an attractive walled courtyard. Heavy stone flagged floor and cast iron central heating radiator. Inner exposed stone wall, archway to lobby leading off with cloaks hanging area leading through to the cinema room and further archway to the other side leading to a lobby area with under stairs storage cupboard and spiral stone staircase leading up to the first floor.

Leading off the entrance hall to one side, panelled door opening through to

Further Hall Area

4.15m(13'7'') x 3.16m(10'4'')

With front facing sash window with panelled shutters looking out over the grounds and up onto the surrounding hillside. Amtico flooring, cloaks hanging area and boiler cupboard housing the gas fired central heating boiler. Recessed low voltage lighting. Access to the sitting room.


With low flush w.c. and wash hand basin.

Glazed door leading through to the:


8.57m(28'1'') x 4.02m(13'2'')

Another botanical area with specimen fig. Belfast sink unit, heavy stone flagged floor and stone keeping bench. Glazed windows with central double opening doors leading out onto the front terrace.

Television/Cinema Room

6.47m(21'3'') x 4.23m(13'11'')

A superb cinema room with overhead projector and drop down screen. A feature of the room is the oak fireplace surround with inset stone and cast iron inset and multi-fuel black leaded stove. Rear facing Georgian style window with panelled shutters overlooking the grounds. Two deep recess alcoves, oak laminate flooring, recessed low voltage lighting and dimmer light switches. Wide panelled door gives access to the basement cellars.

Breakfast Room

5.72m(18'9'') x 4.22m(13'10'')

With rear facing Georgian style sash window overlooking the grounds. Heavy stone flagged floor, original exposed oak beams with the meat hooks to the ceiling. Two recessed alcoves with display areas and stone and oak beams set above. Original keeping recesses to the external wall. Double panel central heating radiator. Wide opening through to the

Breakfast Kitchen

8.45m(27'9'') x 3.73m(12'3'')

Beautifully fitted out with custom hand made range of base and wall units in yew and hand painted with an extensive range of units including deep pull out drawers, curved base units, glazed wall units and built in plate rack unit. Central breakfasting island in granite. Preparation sink with sink erator with granite drainer to one side. Main twin Shores Classic Belfast sink unit, again with sink erator, granite drainer to one side and granite splash back set below the rear Georgian style glazed sash window with beautiful aspect over the magnificent grounds. Tall fridge housing unit with inset sub-zero fridge and separate freezer with ice maker and chilled water. Massive old stone fireplace wall with the original gritstone surround with smaller arched areas to either side, the central area with four oven AGA set into a tiled recess and built in cast iron storage cupboard to one side and deep pull out drawers to the other side with granite top set over. Larder unit. Built in window seat and front facing leaded deep stone mullion window and surround overlooking the courtyard. Integrated Bosch microwave and integrated Bosch dishwasher. Heavy original stone flagged floor, oak beams to the ceiling and feature low voltage lighting. Stone door surround and panelled door opens to


4.30m(14'1'') x 4.26m(14'0'')

With feature high ceiling, original tall gritstone fireplace and stone flagged floor. Original large broad stone sink with stone slab storage to one side. Deep stone mullioned leaded window and surround looking out to the side courtyard. Range of built in storage cupboards. External panelled door leading out onto the rear croquet lawn and beautiful grounds.

From the inner hall, feature dog-leg staircase leads to

Half Landing

Panelled door leading to the rear of the property. Further small flight of stairs leading up to

Further Landing Area

With stairs to either side. Cast iron central heating radiator.

Main Landing

9.24m(30'4'') x 5.00m(16'5'')

With further areas leading off. Two deep side facing leaded windows with stone surround looking down into Hathersage and across the valley. Two cast iron central heating radiators. Recessed storage cupboard and staircase to second floor.

Laundry/Linen Room

2.48m(8'2'') x 1.76m(5'9'')

With range of linen shelves.

Master Bedroom

5.39m(17'8'') x 5.44m(17'10'')

With two broad side facing Georgian style sash windows with shutters and window seat overlooking the side garden and up to Stanage Edge. Original early 17th century Tudor ceiling being a particular fine feature. Original fireplace with cast iron inset. Two double panel central heating radiators.

En Suite Bathroom

4.90m(16'1'') x 2.29m(7'6'')

With high quality suite in white comprising double ended bath with tiled surround, vanity unit with free standing wash hand basin, large glass shower cubicle with shower with body jets and low flush w.c. Tiled floor and walls and with decorative border tile. Central heating radiator. Recessed low voltage lighting and recessed speakers. Door giving access back onto the landing.

Bedroom 2

5.96m(19'7'') x 3.66m(12'0'')

Front facing with two sash windows with panelled shutters. Original painted fireplace to one end of the room with cast iron inset. Double panel central heating radiator. Two recessed speakers.

Bedroom 3

3.95m(13'0'') x 5.37m(17'7'')

With front facing sash window overlooking the grounds and across the valley and with panelled shutters. Two recessed alcoves. Double panel central heating radiator. (Currently used as a dressing room).

Leading off the main landing:

Bedroom 4

5.08m(16'8'') x 5.05m(16'7'')

A front facing double bedroom with southerly aspect and having sash window with panelled shutters overlooking the grounds to the front and across the valley. Original painted fireplace with cast iron inset. Double panel central heating radiator. Wash hand basin. Panelled door giving access to

Family Luxury Bathroom

4.16m(13'8'') x 3.23m(10'7'')

With high quality suite in white and central to the room is a double ended bath with tiled surround, Sanitan low flush w.c., pedestal wash hand basin and corner shower cubicle with thermostatic shower. Attractive tiled walls and with dado tile and matching tiled floor. Cast iron central heating radiator and two chrome heated towel rails. Front facing sash window with panelled shutters overlooking the grounds. Recessed low voltage lighting.

Games Room

6.49m(21'4'') x 4.27m(14'0'')

With rear facing sash window having panelled shutters overlooking the lovely grounds and small side facing sash window with panelled shutters. Original painted fireplace with cast iron inset. Two central heating radiators, deep recess storage cupboards.

Bedroom 5

6.02m(19'9'') x 3.78m(12'5'')

Rear facing with sash window, panelled shutters and window seat overlooking the extensive grounds. Small recess wardrobe, built in wardrobes and cupboards set to part of one wall. Double panel central heating radiator.

Leading off the main landing, is a stone spiral staircase leading to the ground floor. Cylinder/airing cupboard. Lobby area leading to

Bedroom 6

5.83m(19'2'') x 3.34m(11'0'')

With rear facing sash window having open views. Double panel central heating radiator.


With white suite comprising roll top cast iron bath with claw feet, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush w.c. Fully tiled and with decorative border tile and tiled floor. Georgian style sash window looking to the side courtyard. Double panel central heating radiator.

From the main landing, staircase giving access to

Second Floor Landing Area

Bedroom 7

6.66m(21'10'') x 4.40m(14'5'')

With side stone mullioned leaded window. Access to eaves storage space. Feature oak purlins.

Bedroom 8

6.39m(21'0'') x 3.80m(12'6'')

With roof skylight and double panel central heating radiator. This room is currently used as a playroom. Access to eaves storage space. Door leading through to

Bedroom 9

6.10m(20'0'') x 3.40m(11'2'')

With side facing stone mullioned window, double panel central heating radiator and exposed oak purlins.

En Suite Bathroom

With panelled bath, low flush w.c. and wash hand basin. Central heating radiator. Half panelled and exposed oak purlin.

From the main staircase, the feature dog-leg oak staircase leads up to a further second floor with wide original oak stair treads.

Landing Area

With beamed ceiling and central leaded roof light. Two rear facing leaded windows with stone surround.

Bedroom 10

5.60m(18'4'') x 5.43m(17'10'')

With built in window seat, original cast iron fireplace and dog-grate. Two double panel central heating radiators. This room could be billiard room.

Leading off the television/cinema room, door leading to


With stone arch and stone keeping area. Stone steps leading down to further

Cellar Area

5.30m(17'5'') x 5.33m(17'6'')

With two side facing stone mullioned windows, stone flagged floor and large stone keeping slab.


To the front, impressive entrance through two stone gate posts and electric gates, open onto a long sweeping gravelled driveway flanked by borders to either side. Small detached garage. Extensive parking and turning. Dog enclosure. Side entrance set in a walled courtyard and a further walled courtyard area and dog keeping area. External w.c. The grounds to the front have a lovely expanse of level lawn and specimen trees including beech and yew. Gravelled area extends along the front facade with a small border and magnificent roses and climbing wisteria to the front elevation. To the right hand side of the property, lovely walled secret garden area with well planted borders, feature box hedging. Date stone on the side gable of 1496. To the front boundary is a stream which is culverted through the grounds to the front. Lovely views up onto the valley side. To the left hand side of the property, stone archway central to a long wall leads through to the rear to the spectacular, beautifully maintained extensive formal grounds. Immediately to the rear being a large level lawned area formerly a tennis lawn and ideal for croquet or football, surrounded by well stocked borders. Central stone steps leading up to a further matching lawned area, again ideal as a tennis court or for other recreational pursuits. Lovely well stocked border to one side of the lawned area.

Central gravelled pathway with very well stocked herbaceous borders to either side with some very old yew bushes. This leads up the garden with further long walkways with separate small garden areas, one with inset box hedging. Feature old brick archways, old stone trough, variety of young trees mixing with older trees which have been put in by the current owner enhancing and preserving the garden to its former glory. Wide stone archway and stone steps lead to further area of garden. At the top two large orchards, the north and south orchard with a variety of old fruit trees, lovely high walled boundary and rear gate giving access to the church. In the south orchard is a stone log shed and chicken run. Lower down the garden is the pond and woodland area. Large pond with a large variety of water life, plants and Koi Carp. To the far side is a magnificent Old Gazebo. Tall ancient pine trees

Gardeners Store

6.69m(21'11'') x 2.83m(9'3'')

With stone flagged floor and two front facing stone mullioned leaded windows.


All mains services are connected.


The property is freehold.

Fixtures & Fittings

Certain furnishings may be purchased by separate agreement with the Vendors.

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. We will also require proof of identification in order to adhere to Money Laundering Regulations.


James Mee/pp


Strictly by appointment through our Hathersage office on (01433) 650 009.


The following plans are for guidance purposes only and under no circumstances should they be relied upon for use in planning carpets and other such fixtures, fittings or furnishings.


The following plans are for guidance purposes only and under no circumstances should they be relied upon for use in planning carpets and other such fixtures, fittings or furnishings.

While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular interest to you, please contact the relevant office. SERVICES: The Agents have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services and so cannot verify they are in working order. The buyer is advised to obtain verification. MEASUREMENTS: Please note all the measurement details are approximate and should not be relied upon as exact. YOUR HOME IS AT RISK IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR OTHER LOAN SECURE ON IT. 'A Life Assurance policy may be requested.' 'Written Quotations of credit terms available on request.'

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29 February 2012

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