5 bedroom detached house for sale
Oker End Sitch Lane, Oker, Matlock, DE4
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- Late 17th Century Period Cottage
- Over 300 years of History from the original farm to the country house ambience it enjoys today
- Potentential to create Granny flat or similar use
- Extensive Gardens & Grounds, Paddock
- Double Garage, Stable & Workshop
- Fine Views
- Delights of Derbyshire Dales and Peak Park Countryside on Doorstep
- Good road communications together with Matlock central facilities,local schooling all close to hand
- A must see property
- No Upward Chain
Tenure: FreeholdOker End is believed to date from the late 17th Century and with later extensions the house has grown from a rural farm to the country home it is today.
The well proportioned accommodation provides ample space for all ages. Closer inspection will reveal it to be a well loved and lived in family home. Complementing the house is a quite superb range of informal gardens within a magical countryside setting and with fine views across the Derwent Valley is particularly attractive for the country lover and those who appreciate outdoor family activity as part of daily life.
The delights of the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District countryside are on the doorstep in addition to a wide range of local shops and facilities and well respected schooling within Darley Dale and its associated villages. Matlocks central facilities are less than two miles away. There is ready access to the neighbouring market towns of Bakewell, Chesterfield and Alfreton, with the cities of Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham all lying within daily commuting distance. Matlock also benefits from a regular pay train service via Derby to London and the countrywide network.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Oker End was built in the late 17th century by Jethro and Patience Shawe, ancestors of Will Shore of Will Shores Lane, Oker and also of One Tree Hill fame which led to the poem by William Wordsworth. Florence Nightingales father, also a Shawe descendant, was believed to have lived at Oker End before moving to Holloway when he inherited the Nightingale estate. Over its 300 year history, the original farm has grown extensively to provide the wide ranging accommodation and country house ambience it enjoys today.
From the drive at the side of the house, a cottage style boarded door opens to a...
Flagged Hallway with stairs leading off to a half landing and door off to...
Study 1 3.5m x 3.62m (116 x 1111) a versatile room, generous in light and space and being totally reconstructed within recent years. There are modern double glazed sash windows to two elevations, the third having a high level window. The room retains a lofted roof line with exposed beams and there is a central heating radiator, wall light points and an oak boarded floor.
From the hallway, a half flight of oak stairs with useful cupboard beneath, rise to a small galleried half landing leading through an open doorway to the central...
Reception Hall 3.26m x 1.60m (108 x 53) with ample space for occasional furniture, window to the side, central heating radiator.
From the Reception Hall a flight of oak stairs rise in a dog leg fashion to the...
First Floor Study Landing 4.70m x 3.12m (15 5 x 10 3) with a boarded floor, two windows facing the rear, central heating radiator and an airing cupboard store housing the hot water cylinder and with good linen storage to the side.
Short runs of stairs lead off to bedroom accommodation...
Bedroom 1 3.63m x 4.37m overall (11 11 x 14 4) takes full advantage of the elevated position with views across the front, facing Matlock to the south and east and to the side across the River Derwent valley and towards the woods above Hackney and Ladygrove. An open doors leads off to a...
Dressing Room 3.38m x 2.46m (11 1 x 8 1) having separate access from the landing area with central heating radiator, side and rear facing windows and a range of built-in full height wardrobing.
Bedroom 2 3.32m x 3.74m (10 11 x 12 4) with garden views to the front, central heating radiator and pedestal wash hand basin to one corner and adjustable shelving.
Bedroom 3 5.53m x 2.36m (18 2 x 7 9) enjoying similar views across the gardens and valley through sash windows in three elevations. Oak boarded floor, dado rail and central heating radiator.
Bath & Shower Room 1 fitted with a four piece suite including panelled bath, vanity wash hand basin, low flush WC and walk-in shower cubicle. Complementary ceramic tiling, low level cabinet beneath the wash hand basin, ceramic tiled floor, central heating radiator and window to the side.
Returning to the Reception Hall a doorway leads into the...
Sitting Room 7.58m x 3.46m (24 11 x 11 5) spanning the full width of the original house, a well proportioned room which makes good use of natural light with views to the south across the gardens and to the east across the valley to Hackney. There is a multi paned bow window and two pairs of hardwood French doors opening to the patio terrace and gardens. As a focal point to the room, a substantial cut stone fireplace is inset with a solid fuel dog grate fire above a raised flagged hearth. Exposed timber to one side, two ceiling beams, arched display recess with low level cupboard and two central heating radiators. A multi pane door leads off to a...
Garden Room 3.05m x 2.43m (10 x 8) with oak herringbone flooring, stripped pine windows to two sides plus an external door which leads to the front gardens. A door leads off to a...
Cloakroom with low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, obscure glazed window to the rear and oak parquet floor.
Returning to the Reception Hall an arched opening leads to the...
Dining Room 4.61m x 3.18m (15 2 x 10 5) with door to the adjacent kitchen and breakfast room. There is a beamed ceiling, broad window facing the rear and feature fireplace (sealed).
Kitchen 2.90m x 2.77m (9 6 x 9 1) including a twin oven and hot plate Aga in red and being fitted with a range of high and low level cupboards, work surfaces and twin bowl stainless steel sink unit. Plumbing for an automatic dishwasher, display shelving and walk-in Pantry and window with garden views.
Breakfast Room 3.64m x 2.70m (11 11 x 8 11) with two windows to the side and exposed pitched beamed ceiling.
Doors lead from the Breakfast Room to both a back
Porch with external access from the rear with stable door, coat hanging and shoe storage,
and to a
Hallway with window to the side and doors leading to...
Bathroom 2 recently refitted with a modern white suite including panelled bath with thermostatic shower above and folding screen, wash hand basin above a low level cabinet with granite style vanity surface, complementary ceramic tiling, central heating radiator and electric shaver point.
Separate WC with fitted low flush WC and ceramic tiling to the floor and walls at half height.
Bedroom 4 3.83m x 2.41m (12 7 x 7 11) including a range of built-in wardrobing, central heating radiator and window to the side.
Bedroom 5 4.87m x 3.03m (16 x 9 11) a good sized double room with windows to three elevations principally facing the gardens at the rear. Central heating radiator.
Returning to the Reception Hallway, an enclosed flight of stairs descend to the...
Basement Accommodation which has recently been tanked and dry lined to provide useful additional study or living space. Briefly comprising ...
Laundry with flagstone floor, double glazed window to the drive and inset pot sink, plumbing for an automatic washing machine and extractor fan. Central heating radiator.
A ledged and braced door leads to...
Study 2 3.61m x 3.28m (1110 x 109) having external access from the driveway by the front of the house and with a mullioned window to the front, small picture window to the side and feature cut stone fireplace. A door leads off to a...
Wine Cellar/Store Room 2.66m x 2.03m (8 9 x 6 8) with lower ceiling height and painted floor finish.
Accessed at the end of Sitch Lane, a no through road, a long gated drive with a block paved finish leads through shrub borders and privet screens to the side of the house and beyond into the rear gardens where the drive widens to provide a turning circle and car standing for several vehicles. To one side, a range of stone-built outbuildings including Double Garage - 5.12m x 5.07m (16 10 x 16 8) with sliding and folding vehicular door, personnel door to the side, electric power and light. Stable - 5.10m x 2.39m (16 9 x 7 10) with stable door and access and again with electric power and light providing useful ancillary storage. Workshop - 5.10m x 4.8m (16 9 x 15 9) with broad stable door access and windows to three sides, electric power and light.
Oker End boasts a truly delightful rural setting enhanced by surrounding informal gardens and grounds. Immediately to the front of the house, a stone paved patio and balcony lead to a level lawn with mature flower and shrub borders. Towards the farther end of this lawn mature trees, including flowering cherry and laburnum, lead through a rose draped pergola to a less formal area with azaleas and other shrub planting, and to one side rising to a grassed bank. Informal principally grassed gardens are gently raised from the house to the side and at the higher point is a productive fruit bed and vegetable plot which includes blackcurrants, raspberries and rhubarb patch. Also to the side of the house, a fenced orchard planted with mature apple, pear and plum trees, all of which adjoins open fields beyond the higher boundary that leads to Oker Hill. From here the views beyond the house across the Derwent Valley are arguably at their best reaching beyond Two Dales to Beeley Moor on the horizon.
To the rear of the house and with level access from the head of the drive, is a large area of lawn ideal for family ball games and other recreation. This fenced area gives way to a hillside paddock believed to extend to around 1.5 acres which perhaps provides opportunity for stock grazing. The land includes mature ash, beech, hawthorn and sycamore, also being a haven for wild life.
Adjacent to the house at the rear, again accessed from the drive, a flagged terrace and yard with barbecue area, is situated beneath a truly majestic beech tree that provides a splendid backdrop and adds to the magic of this splendid location.
A further area offering ample opportunity for the keen gardener is a private garden plot with vegetable beds, aluminium framed Greenhouse all sheltered behind mature privet adjacent to the driveway.
The property also carries the benefit of a small holding number.
SERVICES Electricity and water mains services are available to the property which enjoys the benefit of gas-fired central heating powered by LPG. No tests have been made on services or their distribution.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS Only the fixtures and fittings mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. Certain other items may be taken at valuation if required. No specific test has been made on any appliance either included or available by negotiation.
DIRECTIONS From Matlock Crown Square, take the A6 north Bakewell Road and at the following traffic island turn left. Turn next right at the traffic lights and immediately right again before the Sainsburys petrol station. Rise up the hill and continue on through Snitterton and towards Oker. On entering the village, turn first right into Aston Lane at the post box. Follow Aston Lane for approximately 300 metres and then turn left into Sitch Lane. Follow the road to its very end. On nearing the end, opposite some wall railings, keep to the left hand driveway which serves Oker End.
VIEWING - Strictly by prior arrangement with the Matlock office 01629 580228.
Ref: FTM 7309
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