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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Birdcroft Lane, Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Offers in Excess of £425,000

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A magnificent large four/five bedroomed detached property believed to date back to the 1920s. Offering extremely spacious and characterful living accommodation ideal for a large family. Retaining many original features and set within delightful mature gardens and extensive parking facilities. Gas centrally heated with porch, hall, guest's cloakroom, living room, dining room/sitting room, quality fitted breakfast kitchen, utility room, inner hallway leading to master bedroom with ensuite shower room, three further bedrooms and bathroom. Superb first floor lounge/games room or potential master suite.SOLD WITH BUILDING PLOT FOR FURTHER DETACHED DWELLING.

Entrance Porch

With further panelled and glazed door to:

Reception Hallway

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 Cloakroom

With a suite comprising low flush w.c. and wash hand basin with marble-effect surrounds and cupboard beneath, central heating radiator, fitted coat hooks, leaded window to side. Stripped panelled door.


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

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.

Fitted Breakfast Kitchen

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:

Utility Room

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.

Inner Hallway

With a useful range of built-in wardrobes providing hanging space and shelving, stripped panelled door to:

Master Bedroom

With central heating radiator, feature exposed oak flooring, decorative coving, upvc double glazed and leaded window to front, panelled door to:

Ensuite 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

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

With central heating radiator, decorative coving, leaded window to side, stripped panelled door.

Bedroom Four

With central heating radiator, decorative coving, leaded window to side. Stripped panelled door.


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.


With panelled and leaded glazed door to:

Lounge/Games Room

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 roof lights to rear.


Without doubt, the main feature of this sale are the magnificent landscaped gardens on which the property stands. The plot extends to approximately half an acre. 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 slip road 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.

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22 September 2011


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