7 bedroom detached house for saleShirley Common, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Sold STC £725,000
- Modernised and extended
- Gas central heating
- Wealth of revealed ceiling beams
- Reception hall
- Fitted guest cloakroom
- Boiler room
- Large sitting room with Inglenook and wood burning stove
- Dining room
- Fitted farmhouse breakfast kitchen
- Garden room
A detached Georgian five bedroomed farmhouse residence believed to date from the late 18th Century occupying a delightful rural location. Long drive approach. Excellent double garage facilities. Delightful secluded well stocked south facing garden. Large workshop. Range of original brick built outbuildings. Equestrian interests - enclosed field, field shelter and stables. Total Site Area 2.54 Acres.
General Information -
An opportunity to acquire a detached late Georgian farmhouse of much charm and character occupying a delightful rural position yet highly convenient situated approximately midway between the city of Derby and the famous market town of Ashbourne. The property has been most sympathetically modernised and thoughtfully extended and now provides very versatile gas centrally heated accommodation featuring a wealth of revealed ceiling beams and much period / original detail.
There is a principal reception hall with guest cloakroom off, large sitting room, separate dining room, spacious breakfast kitchen, large pantry, utility / laundry / boot room, superb very large garden room - must be seen, rear hall, study and second guest cloakroom. On the first floor of the principal part of the residence there are three large bedrooms, the principal with en-suite shower room plus a well fitted dressing room or bedroom four, two further double bedrooms - one with en-suite vanity room and a family bathroom. The East Wing comprising the ground floor study, second guest cloakroom and on the first floor a further bedroom and very large games room or sixth bedroom.
The property is approached by a long driveway eventually culminating in a gravelled car parking and turning area and then into a granite set courtyard with double garage off. All the principal rooms overlook the delightful secluded south facing garden and there are fine open rural views. A range of original stables / brick outbuildings plus an excellent modern workshop. The property is also sure to appeal to those with equestrian interests as it is sold with the benefit of a field.
As will be noted from the above the property is located in a rural location known as Shirley Common, approximately 3 miles from the market town of Ashbourne known as the gateway to Dovedale and the famous Peak District National Park which comprises Britain's oldest National Park and provides some stunning and beautiful scenery. The property is located approximately 1/2 a mile from the centre of the village of Shirley which has a village church and is noted for the local village inn known as The Saracen's Head which has an excellent restaurant. The city of Derby lies approximately 9 miles to the south east with its outer ring road providing swift onwards travel to the principal trunk roads, motorway network and other east and west midland centres.
Local private education includes Denstone College, Foremark Prep-school, Repton School, Derby High School, Boys Grammar School at Littleover, Abbotsholme and Trent College. There are excellent local primary schools and secondary education includes Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School at Ashbourne. There are golf courses at Kedleston, Bailsford and Ashbourne. Hunting is with the Meynell and South Staffs.
Reception Hall - Having a red and blue quarry tiled floor. Exposed ceiling beams. Stairs to first floor off.
Fully Fitted Guest Cloakroom - Having white fittings including a vanity unit with inset Charlotte porcelain wash basin, under cupboards and polished marble surround with matching splashback. Low suite WC. Fitted cloaks cupboard and attention is drawn to the professional floral relief on the fittings. Red quarry tiled floor.
Boiler Room Off - Housing a Potterton Osprey gas fired central heating boiler. This area also forming a very useful drying area.
Please Note - Attention is drawn to all the internal solid pine latch doors.
Sitting Room - 8.13m x 4.50m (26'8" x 14'9") - A particularly well proportioned room the first measurement taken into the Inglenook having a brick surround and fine beam together with raised period quarry tiled display hearth and wood burning stove by Hunter. Revealed beamed ceiling. There is a library area within the room.
Dining Room - 4.55m x 4.60m (14'11" x 15'1") - Again the measurement taken to the full depth of the Inglenook with fine beam over and delph china rail. Fireplace having the original brick surround and cast iron interior with living flame burning coal gas fire. Two exposed ceiling beams (original). Red and blue quarry tiled floor (original and matching the hall and cloakroom). Latch door to:
Separate Bar - With range of fitted shelving. Fridge. Red quarry tiled floor.
Spacious Well Fitted Farmhouse Breakfast Kitchen - 6.53m x 3.70m (21'5" x 12'2") - The latter measurement taken into the recess adjacent to the chimney breast. The kitchen area is well fitted having a range of matching units complemented by polished roll edged granite preparation surfaces with attractive tiled surround, inset twin bowl sink unit (mixer tap), under cupboards drawers, tray recess, tall cupboard with recess suitable for a microwave. Eye level cupboards, pelmet over the window. Excellent oven range by Leisure including an electric fan assisted oven, warming oven, grill and five plate gas hob with splashback and canopy over incorporating a variable speed illuminated extractor. Matching granite preparation surface forming a dividing unit to the breakfast area with under cupboard and further eye level cupboard over. The breakfast area has two exposed ceiling beams, useful cupboard / desk fitment in the recess with display shelving over. Attention is drawn to the fireplace with over mantle and antique black lead oven range which has been adapted with living flame burning coal gas fire. Terracotta tiled floor within the kitchen and breakfast areas.
Inner Lobby - With ventilated latch door to:
Walk-In Pantry - With roll edged display shelf and excellent range of general shelving. Fitted recess suitable for an upright fridge freezer. Red quarry tiled floor.
Rear Hall - Again with terracotta tiled floor. Base cupboard. Panelled and glazed door to a rear porch / loggia area. Beamed ceiling.
Utility / Laundry / Boot Room - 2.37m x 2.10m (7'9" x 6'11") - Full room length roll edged preparation surface with tiled surround, inset stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit, under cupboards and two appliance spaces beneath including plumbing for an automatic washing machine. Fitted coat hooks. Shelving. Excellent range of wall mounted cupboards. Glazed and panelled door to the garden.
Superb Garden Room - 7.23m x 4.87m (23'9" x 16'0") - The latter measurement being the widest point within the dining area. This room really must be seen to be appreciated providing both dining and sitting facilities and also providing a delightful southerly aspect over the gardens via double glazed windows and double glazed French window. Ceramic tiled floor. Exposed beamed ceilings with particular attention being drawn to the Cathedral style ceiling over the principal garden area with exposed rafters, purlins and particular attention is drawn to the Trompe-l'oeil hand painted feature. Panelled and glazed doors, one to the rear hall and one to:
Inner Hall - Secondary stairs to the first floor off with under stairs storage cupboard.
Second Guest Cloakroom - Again having white fittings including a porcelain wash basin set into limestone tiled surround with under cupboards, low suite WC, matching limestone half wall tiling plus red quarry tiled floor. Beamed ceiling. Extractor fan.
Study - 4.53m x 2.29m (14'10" x 7'6") - Revealed beamed ceiling. Window to the side and further window overlooking the rear loggia area.
On The First Floor -
Landing - Built-in airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder and fitted immersion heater.
Inner Landing -
Principal Bedroom Suite - Comprising:
Bedroom - 3.57m x 4.47m (11'9" x 14'8") - This room enjoying a double aspect with windows to the easterly and southerly elevations. Charming period cast iron fireplace (decorative).
Fitted Dressing Room - 3.38m x 1.86m (11'1" x 6'1") - Formerly the fourth bedroom and readily used as such again if desired. There is an excellent range of hand built bedroom furniture comprising wardrobes (one with mirrored panel) having hanging rails and storage shelving. The latter measurement taken to the face of the wardrobes on either side of the room.
En-Suite Shower Room - With white fittings complemented by traditional half wall panelling and including a separate shower with ceramic tiled walls, glass shower door and chromium plated shower fitting. Vanity unit with polished marble top, matching splashback, inset Charlotte wash basin and under cupboards. Low suite WC. Wall mounted cupboard with illuminated mirror and cupboards on either side.
Bedroom Two - 3.38m x 3.47m (11'1" x 11'5") -
Bedroom Three - 3.20m x 4.48m (10'6" x 14'8") - Comprising the guest bedroom. Walk-in wardrobe with fitted shelving, hanging rail and electric light.
En-Suite Vanity Room - With a vanity unit having a wash basin with ceramic tiled surround, under cupboards and shelving. Low suite WC. Extractor fan.
Principal Family Bathroom - Again having white fittings and including an antique panelled cast iron roll edged bath with period styled mixer tap incorporating a hand shower plus ceramic tiled surround and recessed ceiling lighting over. Vanity unit with porcelain wash basin by Charlotte in a polished marble surround, matching splashback and under cupboards. Low suite WC. Further attention is drawn to the delightful feature to one wall, professionally hand painted and having a honeysuckle relief.
The East Wing - - The East Wing lends itself to form ancillary accommodation for an elderly relative, au pair, chauffer etc if desired and presently comprises the aforementioned inner hall, study and second guest cloakroom and on the first floor comprising:
Landing - With recessed book case.
Bedroom One - 4.51m x 3.29m (14'10" x 10'10") - (Bedroom four to the main residence) Very deep window plus roof light. Curtain recess forming a wardrobe with hanging rail. Door to very useful large floored loft storage area.
Games Room / Snooker Room / Bedroom Two - 6.65m x 4.55m (21'10" x 14'11") - (Bedroom five to the main residence) Two roof light windows plus window to the gable end. The bank of base cupboards forming a display area over is included.
The property is approached via a long driveway the final section of which with neat grass verges and hedging culminating in a gravelled car parking and turning area, this area continues to a courtyard part walled and having a granite set finish and bordered by the garage facilities comprising:
Integral Double Garage - 6.51m x 5.68m (21'4" x 18'8") - Having a concrete floor, electric light and power installed. Rear window, personal door and two up and over doors one of which is on a remote control.
Please Note - The decorative alcove over the garage entrance doors incorporating a cast iron lion is included.
The rear garden forms a delightful complement to the house enjoying a southerly aspect and including paved paths immediately to the rear and a blue brick paved sun terrace, ideal for alfresco dining, with an open fronted loggia area and further semi-enclosed area to the side. Original external stone steps with storage area beneath. Paths give way to a large lawn which gently rises and there is very attractive inset water feature with waterfalls and central fountain in the principal pool. To the edge of the lawn is a gravelled path bordered by trellis work to one side giving way to the soft fruit garden which has loganberries, blackberries, black currents and gooseberries and a flower garden.
Excellent Detached Workshop - 7.31m x 4.88m (24'0" x 16'0") - With roof light providing natural lighting plus florescent lighting and power laid on, ideal for the hobbyist and also it has a personal door and up and over door and would suit a classic car owner subject to re-landscaping of the garden to allow access.
To the side of the workshop there are two sheds and an additional area of land.
Range Of Original Staffordshire Blue Tiled Outbuilding - Re-roofed approximately 3 years ago and comprising:
Large Store One -
Large Store Room Two - Comprising three former stables with central divisions and three external doors.
Please Note - This range of outbuildings could be converted for leisure or / home office / gym / cinema room / leisure facilities subject to any necessary planning / building regulation approval.
Enclosed orchard area including plum, pear and apple.
The property sure to appeal to those with equestrian interest as it is sold with the benefit of a field including a field shelter.
Total site area 2.54 Acres.
Fixtures & Fittings - - All fitted carpets and curtains may be purchased separately if desired.
Directional Note - - The approach from Derby is via the A52 Ashbourne Road proceed into open countryside through the village of Kirk Langley and Brailsford, two miles after Brailsford turn left into a driveway immediately before the land on the left signposted Shirley and Longford. Continue up the tree lined driveway bearing left into the drive to Old Corner Farm.
Viewing - - Strictly by appointment through Scargill Mann & Co - Ashbourne Office (SS April 2016)
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