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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Birchwood Lane, Alfreton, DE55

Offers in Region of £300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Unique Home With Annex
  • Stunning Gardens
  • Property Dates Back To 1745
  • EPC Grade =D

Full description

FROM OLD FARMHOUSE TO FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME!.....What was once a small thatch roofed farmhouse with just 2 rooms dating back to before 1745, has been transformed into this delightful, spacious family home offering fantastic, and versatile living space. Originally surrounded by farmland and with its own orchard, this property has had several building extensions over the years to make it into the wonderful family home that it is today. A 2nd floor was added to the original farmhouse to give 3 bedrooms and an upstairs bathroom. Outbuildings were then transformed into the kitchen, utility and shower/wetroom which we see today, and then the cow barns were converted to give the pleasant sun lounge. A more recent addition to this historic, and interesting building was the 33' annex which now joins the main farmhouse to the double garage. The annexe was originally built as an artists studio but could be used for additional accommodation/home office or entertaining space. This family home has many original features including some of the handmade red bricks used in its construction, beamed ceilings, stone lintels and even a capped well situated on the driveway!!!. The current owners have recently added solar panels to the property and inform us that currently receive a quarterly payment for the power produced. There is double glazing throughout the property and secondary glazing to the main house. We can supply approximate figures for any interested parties upon request. With easy access to the A38 and all major roadlinks plus rail and air, this property is set in a convenient location within South Normanton and ideal for anyone looking for something a little different! THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THIS PROPERTY NEEDS TO BE SEEN TO BE APPRECIATED.... CALL NOW TO VIEW.......EPC Grade =D

first floor

Entrance Hallway

A UPVC glass panelled door leads into this delightful property, the hallway gives access to the lounge and dining room that leads through to the rest of the ground floor. A wooden staircase leads to the first floor. The floors throughout the ground floor are attractive, and practical flagstone slate.

Lounge 11' 9" x 14' 2" (3.58m x 4.32m )

This lounge has a cosy feel to it and offers lots of charm and character, and includes typical features of a farmhouse of this age includes wooden beams to the ceiling, stone built fireplace with gas fire, radiator, wooden display shelving and decorative wall lights. There are triple glazed windows to the front and side elevations.

Dining Room 11' 11" (into recess) x 14' 1" (3.63m (into recess) x 4.29m )

This pleasant dining space has an original stone built fireplace as the centrepiece of this room, with a built in book case, radiator, window to the side elevation, access to a convenient understairs storage area and a doorway leading to the kitchen.

Kitchen 12' 2" x 13' 0" (3.71m x 3.96m )

This well presented kitchen is the heart of the family home, with a range of light coloured wall and base units and granite worksurfaces, there is a NEFF double electric oven, NEFF electric induction hob and an extractor fan. This practical space has an integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer and a belfast sink, radiator, Terazza floor tiles, radiator, window to the side elevation and spotlights to the ceiling. In addition to the good amount of workspace there is a handy area for tea making facilities. A glass panelled UPVC leads onto the driveway and a door leads to the utility room. Access to the sun lounge is also accessed from the kitchen. The kitchen has double glazing.

Utility Room

This utility room is a great feature within this property, with stainless steel sink with storage under, space for a washing machine/dryer and a microwave, radiator, BAXI boiler, UPVC glass panelled door to the outside, wooden beams to the ceiling, tiled floor and a door leads to the shower/wetroom.

Shower / Wetroom

Fitted with a contemporary neutral suite comprising of shower, low level WC, wash hand basin with storage unit under, extractor fan, wall mounted storage cabinet, heated towel radiator, and tiles floor to ceiling.

Sun Lounge 18' 10" x 13' 8" (5.74m x 4.17m )

This characterful room is the place to rest and enjoy the pleasures of this property. Measuring 18' x 13' 8, with a high pitched roof and wooden beams to the ceiling this sun room has a light and spacious feel to it. This room is fully double glazed and has french doors that lead onto the delightful rear garden, in addition there is a tilt and turn door with attractive stained glass detail and another stained glass window. A multi fuel burner is set within an original stone fireplace and sits at the end of this room, there is a wall mounted TV point, a ceiling fan, blinds to the ceiling and double glazed windows. Attractive double doors lead into the annexe.

Annexe 33' 6" x 13' 2" (10.21m x 4.01m )

Brick steps lead down into this amazing, grand space. With its high pitched ceiling, wooden beams and bare brick walls this room has a very rustic feel about it. This versatile space could be used as additional living accommodation/home office/studio or general entertaining room. There are large UPVC double doors that lead onto the garden, and a beautiful stained glass window to the side elevation. In addition this pleasant space has skylights to the ceiling, attractive built in wine rack, and flagstone floors. There is a door leading into the storage cupboard which then leads into the double garage. A separate door leads from the annexe to the front driveway, which could give independent access to this part of the house, if required. There is part double glazing to the Annex.

Storage Room

This is a good sized space for storage, a door leads to the double garage that has a power supply. There is a window to the front elevation.


Giving access to all three bedrooms and the family bathroom. There are flagstone slate floors, and a radiator.

Bedroom 10' 7" (into wardrobe) x 14' 7" (3.23m (into wardrobe) x 4.44m )

This master bedroom has 4 x Mahogany effect double wardrobes, matching over bed storage, built in dressing table with inset mirror. There are bedside tables to compliment, triple glazed windows to the front elevation, radiator and 4 x attractive gas lamp style wall lights.

Bedroom 12' 0" (at widest point) x 10' 8" (at widest point) (3.66m (at widest point) x 3.25m (at widest point) )

This double bedroom has a fitted wardrobe, fitted bedside table and matching chest of drawers. There is a triple glazed window to the front elevation, radiator and access to the loft space.

Bedroom 13' 2" (at widest point) x 13' 0" (4.01m (at widest point) x 3.96m )

Another double bedroom, with display shelving, fitted wardrobes and drawers. There is a triple glazed window to the front elevation and a radiator.

Family Bathroom 15' 0" x 6' 1" (4.57m x 1.85m )

A large bathroom with a four piece suite comprising of corner bath, bidet, wash hand basin set into a tiled unit with storage under, low level WC, 2 x towel rails, radiator, triple glazed window to the rear elevation, fully tiled walls, wall mirror and large storage cupboard with useful shelving.


To the front of the property there is off street parking for approximately 3-4 cars. The driveway also gives access to the double garage with up and over door. The rear and side gardens wrap around the property and offer a variety of great features, including a large lawned area with original fruit trees, established flower borders, several pleasant seating areas including the large patio area to the front of the sun lounge and annexe, and 2 x natural ponds. Tall shrubs and trees surround the garden making it a private and pleasant place to enjoy.


We endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, however, they do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract and none is to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Any services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by us and no guarantee as to their operating ability or efficiency is given. All measurements have been taken as a guide to prospective buyers only, and are not precise. Please be advised that some of the particulars may be awaiting vendor approval. If you require clarification or further information on any points, please contact us, especially if you are traveling some distance to view. Fixtures and fittings other than those mentioned are to be agreed with the seller.


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14 August 2015


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