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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Fritchley, Derbyshire

Guide Price £695,000

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The property, which is surrounded by approximately 1.8 acres, has many attractive period features, dating back to the late 1800s. "There are high skirting boards downstairs, as well as fireplaces. We have a beautiful staircase, with a mahogany handrail, and Minton tiles in the hallway that we uncovered after arriving," said Peter. "Where we have had to make replacements
we have done so very carefully. There was a Victorian conservatory here that had to be replaced but we have followed the exact footprint of the original one." Lot added: "This is a lovely room that we enjoy all year round. We can sit in there and look down the garden. In the summer, we can open the doors and wander outside."
The kitchen, with its hand-built cupboards, Aga and large dining area is very much the centre of the house. This is always warm and is where family enjoy casual meals and catch up on their days.
"Someone else could always consider opening the kitchen up into the dining room next door
if they wanted to make it even larger," said Lot. The drawing room has been a great space for
entertaining. In the winter, the couple light the open fire in here.
"We have had many parties in this house from 21st birthdays and summer garden parties to black tie evenings and a millennium party. Once, the school even held a treasure hunt here."
Work completed by the couple has also included converting some of the outbuildings.
There were three garages and an old stable. Above these there is now a one bedroom annexe.
This has its own kitchen, bathroom and sitting room, as well as bedroom. It also enjoys lovely views out over the valley. Someone else could possibly convert the area below as well (subject to the relevant planning permissions)."
They have also spent time developing their grounds. When they arrived, most of the land was down to paddock - now it is a mature and attractive outdoor space, which has taken part in the National Gardens Scheme. We have created a rose garden, with 150 David Austen roses in it, and we have three beds of rhododendrons that look stunning in April and May," said Lot. "We have a pavilion at the far end of the lawn, where we can sit and look back at the house. "In front of the house, there is a large stone terrace, where it is also nice to spend time, and then we have an area, where there is a pond and five raised beds for vegetables."
The couple enjoy outdoor living. There is plenty of cycling and walking in the area, and they are both passionate about the Peak District, just five miles away. This house has been ideal for us and the children," they said. "We will think back on all the special times we have had here and
will miss the garden and all the birds that are attracted here by the beautiful, mature trees."
There are so many beauty spots close to South Field, from areas of woodland and countryside to valleys and rivers. The Derwent Valley Heritage Way is a 55-mile walk along the Derwent Valley. It starts at Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District National Park and runs via Chatsworth. It takes in breath-taking scenery around the Derbyshire dales and through the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
The Riverside Path can be followed through Derby and on to the historic inland port of Shardlow. It ends at Derwent Mouth, where the Derwent flows into the River Trent

As you approach the wrought iron gated entrance to South Field, your gaze is immediately drawn over the stone wall past the sweeping driveway through the beautiful manicured gardens to a proudly stood period residence with breathtaking views beyond. This period home is fronted by a paved terrace area, which affords views over both the main garden and the Derbyshire hills. It is elevated above the main lawn and has white wrought iron railings with central gate and steps down to the lawn.
The right of the property there is a small pond with stone gravelled seating area surrounded by plants and foliage, this leads around the side of the house where six raised beds are arranged to create a vegetable garden or for bedding plants. Further along is a private trellis walled garden, partly paved and gravelled with several planting areas. This garden has been created to give the annexe its own private outdoor space for a tennant of the flat. At the rear of the property there is a workshop with glass window overlooking the rear garden and a small domestic store room which at present houses further appliances from the main house. Opposite is the annexe which had storage underneath a turned staircase which leads up to the separate kitchen, lounge and double bedroom. Plenty of room for two people to stay and there is parking for six or more cars.
Tucked away in the corner of one of the lawns is a spectacular rose garden, through a trellis arch leads in to which has been sculpted into four equal sections with a gravelled pathway through the beds, a wooden bench is positioned to sit and enjoy this beautiful horticultural work of art.
The front of the house overlooks the garden which is surrounded by mature trees, the left side of the property is a conservatory / orangery which leads from the flagged terrace area through the French doors, there is ceramic tiled flooring and fitted blinds to all ceiling and side double glazed windows. The conservatory can also be accessed from the drawing room. Dark oak floor boards, high ceiling with cornice and sash window looking out over the front terrace and lawned garden, marble raised hearth with ornate surround is a feature to this room. Across the reception hallway which has staircase to the first floor and is period in its handrail and balusters. Moulded cornice and Minton tiled flooring are also great period features to this entrance hall.
Right off the hallway is a further reception room with double aspect views to the front garden and to the side courtyard. A period fireplace, wood polished flooring and decorative ceiling rose adorn this spacious dining room. Off the rear hall is a downstairs cloakroom with WC, hand wash basin. A study / office is also down the hallway. The Kitchen affords views over the Derbyshire countryside; there is Karndean flooring throughout the kitchen and the utility. Granite work surfaces top the handmade base drawers and cupboards with a ceramic Belfast sink.
The kitchen also comprises of a gas fired Aga, separate ceramic hob, integrated appliances
and a fan assisted oven. In to the utility from the kitchen, this room has access out to the rear courtyard and also a panelled door leads upstairs to the fourth bedroom. A stainless steel sink with built in cupboards give this utility plenty of storage space. There is a Worcester Bosch Boiler
which is used for central heating. Hot water is AGA heated when in operation and an electric
off peak emersion is used in summer months if the AGA is off.
The master bedroom with en suite, enjoys views from the sash windows over the front and side elevation, there are floor to ceiling dark wood fitted wardrobes with matching bedside drawers. The en suite which has electrically fed under floor heating, ceramic floor tiles with a part tiled wall. There's a Jacuzzi bath and separate shower, low level WC and hand wash basin, neutral coloured décor throughout and heated towel rail. The 2nd bedroom has double aspect over the
front garden and the side elevation, a large spacious double room. The 3rd affords views through the sash window over the right side of the property which looks over the Derbyshire hills. The 4th bedroom as mentioned earlier leads down to the utility, built in wardrobe in this room and a window overlooking the rear courtyard. The final 5th bedroom is a single room, ideal for a nursery or maybe even a small office / study.
The family bathroom comprises of an Art Deco suite, low level WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail. Large bath with overhead traditional shower and ceramic tiled flooring. Looking out across the Amber Valley, from their exquisite period home, Peter and Lot think back over the 30 happy years they havespent here.
They moved to the village four years before buying South Field and admit they were thrilled
when they realised it had come on to the market. We had always had our eye on the house,"
said Lot. "It was truly unique and surrounded by matur


Fritchley is a lovely small village with a primary school and church, although Crich is only a mile away with a butchers, artisan bakers, restaurant, general store and post office. In addition
there's also a doctors surgery and pharmacy. It is also well known for its tramway museum. Crich is a Derbyshire Village full of character located on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park,
ten miles north east of the City of Derby. The village has a pretty market place surrounded by a good selection of local shops and pretty houses.

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