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5 bedroom house for sale

Moorfield, Glossop


Property Description

Key features

  • A superb gentleman's residence
  • Dining hall, drawing room
  • Sitting room/family room
  • Family dining kitchen
  • 4 bedrooms (1 en suite)
  • Attached self-contained unit
  • Large loft area with potential
  • Extensive range of cellars
  • Beautiful formal gardens
  • Approx 5 acres of grounds

Full description

Moorfield House is a substantial gentleman's residence constructed in 1861 by the local mill owner, Daniel Hill-Wood. Subsequently it was the home of Sir Samuel Hill-Wood, the noted sportsman and, for some years, MP for the High Peak division of Derbyshire. In the twentieth century the property had a more varied history, being used as a military hospital during World War 1 and subsequently as a Roman Catholic seminary. An extensive fire in 1935 led to the house being re-modelled to comprise the property that is seen today. This truly impressive home retains many original features and is a fine example of mid-Victorian architecture which has been lovingly and beautifully maintained and improved by the current owners. The main house comprises a good range of reception rooms, four bedrooms (1 en suite) and a family shower room. The attached Billiard Room currently provides self contained accommodation but could easily be incorporated into the main house. There is a large loft area and an extensive range of cellars offering approximately 2500 sq ft of further space which could be converted and utilised as further accommodation (subject to obtaining the necessary planning and building regulation consents). Ideal for those with a growing family or from a commercial perspective. The property is set within 5 acres of grounds which comprise beautifully planted and maintained formal gardens which are in keeping with the style and scale of the property, further woodland which boasts a fine selection of deciduous and evergreen trees and two small lakes.
NB. MOORFIELD LODGE a stunning 2/3 bedroom detached property with 1 bedroom annexe, situated at the main gates within the grounds of Moorfield House is also available for purchase, please contact the selling agents for further details.

The property sits within the Peak District National Park and is close to Glossop which offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, educational and recreational facilities. For the commuter, Glossop station offers services to Manchester city centre and the access points to the Northwest motorway network can be found at the M67, 5 miles away.
From our office in Marple Bridge, at the traffic lights turn right onto Lower Fold and at the Windsor Castle public house bear sharp right as the road becomes Glossop Road (A626). Proceed on this road to Charlesworth (approx 2.5 miles). Upon approaching Charlesworth village centre turn right at the War Memorial onto Town Lane. Take the second turn on the right onto Chapel Brow which in turn becomes Monks Road. Continue to the end of the road and turn left onto the A624 (Chunal Lane). Continue for a short distance and turn right into Derbyshire Level. Follow the road for approximately 0.5 mile and turn right into Moorfield. The subject property is marked by a Gascoigne Halman for sale board.
Please note that we have not checked any of the appliances or the central heating system included in the sale (if any). All prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves on this point prior to entering into a contract.

Entrance Hall 11'11 (3.63m) x 9'1 (2.77m)
Accessed via double doors. Stunning vaulted ceiling. Original tiled floor. Two windows with decorative timber surrounds overlooking the side aspect. Opening through to:
Dining Hall 42'1 (12.83m) x 10'10 (3.3m)
A truly impressive space. Ceiling coving. Feature high skirting boards. Central heating radiator. Oak and mahogany parquet flooring edged with original tiling. Returning staircase to the first floor.
Drawing Room 26'1 (7.95m) x 18'0 (5.49m)
A beautiful dual aspect reception room with original large sash windows and functioning shutters to the side and front elevations. Decorative ceiling frieze. Decorative ceiling cornice. High skirting boards. Wall light points. Two central heating radiators. Spectacular solid oak fire surround with copper inlay and tiled hearth housing an open fire. Servants' bells.
Sitting Room/Family Room 15'1 (4.6m) x 17'11 (5.46m)
Large sash window overlooking the front aspect. Ceiling coving. Original plate rack. High skirting boards. Central heating radiator. Obscured leaded window overlooking the front. Attractive decorative oak fire surround with tiled hearth and inlay housing an open fire. Built-in library. Servants' bells.
Inner Hallway
- accessed from the dining hall. Wall light points. Karndean flooring. Courtesy door providing access to the large rear porch and carport beyond.

Family Dining Kitchen 15'1 (4.6m) x 17'1 (5.21m)
Recently refitted with a matching range of solid oak fronted eye and base level units with brushed stainless steel handles and granite work surfaces. Blanco one and a half bowl drainer sink unit with mixer tap over. Integrated Bosch four ring ceramic hob with extractor hood over. Twin integrated Siemens ovens. Twin integrated microwaves. Integrated Bosch dishwasher. Integrated fridge. Central island unit with granite work surfaces. Complementary pan drawers. Tiled splashback. Ceiling cornice. Central heating radiator. Karndean flooring. Sash window overlooking the front. Further window to the front elevation. Servants' bell panel.
Walk-in Larder 5'1 (1.55m) x 13'11 (4.24m)
Fitted with a range of eye and base level units with roll edge work surfaces. Room for free-standing fridge. Ample cloaks space. Obscured leaded window overlooking the side. Parquet flooring.
Study 8'10 (2.69m) x 11'0 (3.35m)
Fitted with an extensive range of office furniture incorporating: bookshelves, desk unit and overhead storage cupboards. Telephone socket. Original obscured leaded window overlooking the rear. Central heating radiator.
Rear Porch 21'11 (6.68m) x 9'10 (3m)
Two skylights. Twin set of double glazed sliding doors providing access to the carport. Ceramic tiled floor. Opening through to:
Internal Hallway 7'1 (2.16m) x 6'11 (2.11m)
Original ceramic tiled floor. Door providing access to the side and rear of the property. Further door providing access to the BILLARD ROOM (See below).
Utility Room 10'11 (3.33m) x 7'1 (2.16m)
Ceiling coving. Central heating radiator. Original ceramic tiled floor. Range of base level units with roll edge work surfaces. One bowl drainer sink unit. Window overlooking the rear. Room for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Room for free-standing freezer.
Downstairs WC
Fitted with a low level WC. Original tiled floor. Window overlooking the side. Ceiling coving.
Workshop 9'1 (2.77m) x 18'1 (5.51m)
- accessed from the rear porch. Power and lighting. Door providing access to:
Garden Store 9'10 (3m) x 10'1 (3.07m)

Carport 18'1 (5.51m) x 22'1 (6.73m)
Cobbled hardstanding for two vehicles. Lighting. Sliding courtesy door providing access to the rear porch.
- Self-contained holiday accommodation that is attached to the main house, ideal for a dependant relative or it could easily be converted to a stunning lounge if required.
32'0 (9.75m) x 20'0 (6.1m)
Accessed via a timber door directly from the carport and also can be accessed from the rear porch. 18' high vaulted ceiling. Full length sash windows overlooking the front aspect and affording very pleasant views of the grounds. Stunning original Victorian glazed skylight. Currently split into areas to create self-contained holiday accommodation.
Living Area 19'10 (6.05m) x 18'1 (5.51m)
Wall light points. Central heating radiator. Staircase to the mezzanine area. Part timber-panelled walls. Opens through to:
Dining Area 13'1 (3.99m) x 8'1 (2.46m)
Opens through to:
Kitchen Area 6'1 (1.85m) x 10'10 (3.3m)
Recently and attractively fitted with a matching range of eye and base level units with brushed stainless steel handles and roll edge work surfaces. One bowl drainer sink unit with mixer tap over. Integrated four ring ceramic hob. Integrated oven with extractor hood over. Integrated dishwasher. Integrated fridge. Plumbing for washing machine. Part ceramic tiled walls. Wall mounted central heating boiler.
Bathroom 5'1 (1.55m) x 6'1 (1.85m)
Fitted with a matching suite comprising: low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with glazed shower screen with mixer tap and shower over. Fully tiled walls. Ceramic tiled floor. Central heating radiator. Extractor fan.
Mezzanine Bedroom Area 11'1 (3.38m) x 13'1 (3.99m)
Central heating radiator. Wall light point.
- accessed from the rear courtyard and offering a versatile and extensive space totalling approximately 1174 sq ft (110 sq meters) which could, if required, be used as further accommodation or as a fitness and/or home entertainment centre (subject to the necessary planning and building regulation consents). The entrance corridor leads to :
Entrance Chamber 9'0 (2.74m) x 12'0 (3.66m)
Flagged floor. Power and lighting.
Room 1 17'10 (5.44m) x 23'1 (7.04m)
Flagged floor. Power and lighting. Window to the front.
Room 2 17'0 (5.18m) x 11'0 (3.35m)
Flagged floor. Power and lighting. Gloworm gas central heating boiler. Hot water tank. Generator. Obscured window overlooking the front. Water filtration system. Meat slab.
Room 3 10'1 (3.07m) x 10'0 (3.05m)
Flagged floor. Power and lighting. Stone wine store.
Room 4 8'10 (2.69m) x 11'1 (3.38m)
Flagged floor. Power and lighting.

Half Landing
Stunning 11'6" x 7'10" (3.50m x 2.29m) stained glass window with stone mullions. The window depicts fleur de lys and oak leaves as well as the initials and dates of the original owner (DHW 1861) and Arthur Jackson (AJ) who re-modelled the house in 1935.
Ceiling coving. Original central heating radiator. Stained and leaded skylight. Extensive original cupboards. Loft access point leading to extensive loft area.
Bedroom 1 24'1 (7.34m) x 18'1 (5.51m)
Large sash windows overlooking the front aspect and affording pleasant views over the grounds. Ceiling coving. Central heating radiators. Feature high skirting boards. Marble vanity wash hand basin with marble splashback, wall lights and mirror. Telephone socket. Range of built-in double fronted wardrobes.
En Suite Bathroom 5'1 (1.55m) x 15'1 (4.6m)
Recently refitted with suite comprising: contemporary style low level WC with chrome push button flush, contemporary style pedestal wash hand basin with Grohe mixer tap over, feature free-standing bath with original servants' bell above and walk-in oversize shower with glazed shower screen and large shower head. Chrome heated towel rail. Built-in cupboards. Central heating radiator. Tiled floor. Tiled walls with feature panel. Inset mirror with light over. Extractor fan. Sash window overlooking the front aspect.
Bedroom 2 18'1 (5.51m) x 10'10 (3.3m)
Large sash window overlooking the side aspect. Ceiling coving. Feature high skirting boards. Obscured window overlooking the side. Central heating radiator.
Bedroom 3 11'1 (3.38m) x 16'1 (4.9m)
Ceiling coving. Twin large sash windows overlooking the front aspect, affording pleasant views over the grounds. Central heating radiator. TV aerial point. Servants' bell.
Bedroom 4 9'1 (2.77m) x 12'1 (3.68m)
Two sash windows overlooking the front and affording views over the grounds. Vanity wash hand basin with tiled splashback.
Shower Room 12'0 (3.66m) x 5'0 (1.52m)
Recently refitted with a matching Roca suite comprising; low level WC with chrome push button flush, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap over and large walk-in shower with glazed shower screen. Central heating radiator. Chrome heated towel rail. Original sash window overlooking the front. Extractor fan. Feature inset mirror with lights.
There is an extensive loft which was originally utilised as servants' quarters. This provides exciting potential for re-conversion to living accommodation and offers approximately 1266 sq ft (117 sq metres) of space currently split into 5 main areas.
Loft Area 1 24'0 (7.32m) x 10'0 (3.05m) Max
Sky light
Loft Area 2 20'10 (6.35m) x 16'0 (4.88m)

Loft Area 3 16'0 (4.88m) x 11'0 (3.35m)
Current access point. Two velux windows.
Loft Area 4 5'0 (1.52m) x 16'0 (4.88m)
Sash window.
Loft Area 5 18'0 (5.49m) x 16'0 (4.88m)
Sash window.

Moorfield House is set within formal grounds extending to approximately 5 acres in total. The house is approached via impressive stone pillars with feature wrought iron double gates providing access onto a sweeping tarmac driveway, which leads past Moorfield Lodge through the formal gardens to the House. To the front there are exquisitely manicured lawns, separated by mature, well stocked herbaceous borders. There is a formal patio and seating area. Triple stone steps lead to each tier of the gardens. Beyond the formal gardens there are two small lakes as well as extensive woodland, planted with a large range of mature deciduous and evergreen trees. Beyond the woodland there are stunning views towards Glossop and the surrounding countryside.
Moorfield Lodge, situated at the gates to Moorfield House is also available for purchase either separately or as a whole with Moorfield House. Please contact the selling agents for further details.
Energy Efficiency Rating

Freehold. To be confirmed by Solicitors.
No tests have been made of mains services, heating systems or associated appliances and neither has confirmation been obtained from the statutory bodies of the presence of these services. We cannot therefore confirm that they are in working order and any prospective purchaser is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor.
High Peak
SK13 7PP
Vacant possession upon completion. (No Forward Chain)
Viewing strictly by appointment through the Agents.
Gascoigne Halman Private Finance Ltd offers independent financial advice, which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority for mortgage, life assurance, pensions, unit trusts and individual savings accounts. Our financial advisers will be advised of all offers made. They have a wealth of experience in the highly competitive area of mortgage rates and available products. By our arranging an appointment to discuss your requirements, you will receive professional and independent mortgage advice that will be entirely appropriate to your own circumstances, may well save you money and speed up the whole transaction.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage. Please contact our Independent Financial Advisor Mark Shaw on 01625 468088. Authorised & Regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 April 2012


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