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6 bedroom character property for sale

Calwich, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Guide Price £945,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Sympathetically restored and extended accommodation
  • Reception hall on two levels
  • Feature staircase
  • Drawing room
  • Dining room
  • Study / Second sitting room
  • Period styled double glazed conservatory
  • Superb bespoke fitted kitchen by Devol opening onto an atrium / breakfast room / garden room in turn opening onto a impressive principal reception room with library area
  • Rear hall / laundry / utility / boot room
  • Guest cloakroom; Guest

Full description

A detached stone built Grade II Listed residence of fine imposing appearance believed to be late Georgian and occupying an elevated position commanding fine views over the gardens, grounds (extending to some 5.5 acres) and rolling open countryside. There is an additional 18 acres available by separate negotiations.

General Information -

Bank Farm comprises a substantial detached six bedroomed three storey Grade II Listed period residence of fine appearance constructed of coursed dressed stone beneath a roof of Staffordshire blue tiles. The principal elevation is double fronted relieved by stone mullioned windows, stone string course and attractive dressed stone surround to the entrance door. It is believed to date from the early Georgian era (circa 1720) with later alterations in the 19th Century.

The property has two entrance drives, one to the front and the latter which continues to a car parking and turning area and access to an excellent border oak barn / stable facility with Staffordshire blue tiled roof and very useful loft storage.

The property has two entrance drives, one to the front and the second which continues to a car parking and turning area and access to an excellent Border Oak barn / stable facility with Staffordshire blue tiled roof and very useful loft storage.

The property occupies a delightful rural location enjoying views over rolling countryside to the front, side and rear and includes a secluded symmetrical parterre, lawns, young orchard, delightful secluded courtyard ideal for alfresco dining. The total site area extends to approximately 5.5 acres and includes a 4 acre field, ideal for those with equestrian interests.

An internal inspection is essential to fully appreciate this fine family home providing versatile accommodation which has been most sympathetically restored and upgraded and has a superb rear extension including a double glazed atrium, forming a breakfast room / garden room, opening in turn to the principal reception room with fine exposed Cathedral ceiling and also incorporating a library area. The property has the benefit of sealed unit double glazing throughout with the exception of the front elevation, reflecting the Grade II Listing and is secondary glazed. There are three further reception rooms to the ground floor, spacious period styled double glazed conservatory, craftsman fitted bespoke kitchen opening onto the garden room area, rear hall / utility / laundry / boot room and fitted guest cloakroom. On the first and second floors there are a total of six bedrooms, together with two en-suites , a family shower room and a large separate family bathroom.

Location -

The hamlet of Calwich is approximately 1 mile from the village of Ellastone which has the benefit of a noted village inn and restaurant (The Duncombe Arms) and it is in turn situated approximately 5 miles south of the famous market town of Ashbourne known as the gateway to Dovedale and the Peak District National Park. Ashbourne is approximately 13 miles west of Derby Centre. The A50 dual carriageway is located some 6 miles to the south of the village providing convenient onward travel to Stoke and the M6 motorway to the west and Nottingham, Leicester and Burton upon Trent and the M1 motorway to the east together with the East Midlands International Airport.

There are a number of local excellent private schools in the area including Repton School, Derby High School, Derby Grammar School, Trent College, Abbotsholme and Foremarke prep-school. Motor sport can be found at Donnington Race Circuit, flying at East Midlands International Airport, sailing at Carsington and there are delightful walks in Dove Dale. Hunting is with the Meynall and South Staffs.

Accommodation -

Panelled and glazed entrance door with dressed stone surround and entrance step to:

Reception Hall - Minton tiled floor. Moulded cornice. Central arch with moulded corbels and step up to an INNER HALL AREA also featuring a Minton tiled floor and staircase to the first floor off. Square archway from the hall to:

Drawing Room - 4.38m x 4.08m (14'4" x 13'5") - Feature period fireplace in polished slate (believe to be Victorian) with traditional painted marble effect relief interior tiling, mantle on moulded corbels and tiled hearth. Moulded cornice. Two stone mullions with panelled reveals. Solid pine door to:

Built On Double Glazed Stone Based Period Styled Conseratory - 5.55m x 4.26m (18'3" x 14'0") - Forming a most useful additional reception room enjoying a southerly and westerly aspect. Limestone tiled floor. Twin panelled and double glazed French windows to the garden.

Further matching square archway from the reception hall to:

Dining Room - 4.61m x 4.09m (15'1" x 13'5") - Fireplace having a painted surround incorporating a display mantle on moulded corbels. Tiled hearth and panelled front. Built-in china cabinet. Moulded cornice. Stone mullioned windows with panelled reveals.

Second Sitting Room - 3.54m x 4.18m (11'7" x 13'9") - Presently used as a study / office. Exposed polished pine flooring. This room has the benefit of a double aspect with window to the rear and side, the latter looking into the conservatory. Corner cupboard.

Superb Rear Wing - Which really must be seen to be appreciated, thoughtfully laid out including a kitchen, an atrium and excellent very large additional sitting room and comprising:

Bespoke Fitted Kitchen - 4.23m x 4.63m (13'11" x 15'2") - Hand crafted by Devol featuring hand painted units complemented by particularly attractive polished marble preparation areas and including a double Belfast sink with mixer tap over, marble surround, under cupboard and integrated dishwasher. Further base unit with two fridges integrated beneath. Island unit, again having matching polished single slab Italian Carrara marble top, and incorporating under cupboards and drawers. Chimney with attractive tiled interior - the very superior stainless steel oven range by Lacanche is included in the sale, incorporating an electric oven, a gas oven, grill, pan warming drawer and five plate gas hob together with recessed variable speed extractor over. Adjacent butlers pantry with traditional painted interior panelling, polished marble preparation area with power points plus shelving over and further storage cupboards beneath and featuring a folding door. French tumbled limestone flooring from Bourgoine. Four panelled solid pine door to pantry, also with matching limestone flooring. Hand painted wood panelled walls of traditional style, range of shelving. Recessed ceiling lighting. Further four panel solid pine door to:

Excellent Vaulted Wine Cellar - 5.86m x 3.66m (19'3" x 12'0") - Featuring much original detail including blue brick flooring, original salting bars / troughs plus thrawls to either side of the room.

Step up and wide square archway from the kitchen to:

Step up and wide square archway from the kitchen to:

Very Impressive Principal Reception Room - 9.00m x 4.82m (29'6" x 15'10") - Overall measurements. Exposed Cathedral style ceiling including two King post trusses. Light oak solid flooring including a slightly raised area to one end of the room to the LIBRARY AREA which has a range of hand crafted fitted book / display shelving, being included. Stylish Westfire 34 wood burning stove on raised slate hearth. A substantial part of one wall is double glazed and provides delightful open rural views. To the opposite side of the room there are twin double glazed French windows to the courtyard.

Large Utility / Laundry Room / Boot Room - 3.28m x 2.72m (10'9" x 8'11") - Again having a French tumbled limestone floor from Bourgoine. The walls are finished to a traditional style in hand painted panelling. White painted ceiling beams to a French style. Full room width polished hardwood preparation surface with matching up-stand, central deep white Belfast glazed sink, under cupboards and appliance spaces beneath including plumbing for an automatic washing machine. This room has the benefit of doors to the front and rear.

Inner Hall Area - Also with French tumbled limestone flooring from Bourgoine. Matching panelled walls. Hand painted ceiling. Central heating boiler / cylinder cupboard with wall mounted Worcester LPG condensing central heating boiler and Megaflo hot water cylinder. Four panelled solid plank oak door to:

Fitted Guest Cloakroom - Having white fittings including a wash basin and low suite WC. Limestone flooring. Traditional painted panelled walls and ceiling together with display shelf.

On The First Floor -

Landing - The feature staircase and balustrade continues to the second floor off, again in two flights.
Please NoteAttention is drawn to the original solid four panel pine doors to the first floor and second floor accommodation.

Bedroom One - 4.61m x 4.15m (15'1" x 13'7") - Charming original period fireplace with painted surround, display mantle, tiled interior, open fire grate and Minton tiled hearth. Two stone mullioned windows providing superb views over rolling open countryside. Door to:

Superbly Appointed Spacious En-Suite Bathroom - 4.31m x 2.99m (14'2" x 9'10") - This room must seen to be appreciated having a very superior white suite including a very large panelled double ended two person jacuzzi bath with mixer tap. Wide porcelain wash basin with stylish mixer tap and polished marble tiled splashbacks. Low suite WC. Twin glazed doors with matching side screens to large solid marble tiled shower with chromium plated shower fitting. Large recessed four door wardrobe. The mirror and lighting over the wash basin is included.

Bedroom Two - 4.38m x 4.13m (14'4" x 13'7") - Again this room has a very similar charming period fireplace with painted surround, display mantle, tiled interior, open fire grate and Minton tiled hearth. Stone mullioned windows again take full advantage of the views.

Well Appointed En-Suite Shower Room - Having white fittings and including twin glazed doors to limestone tiled large shower with chromium plated shower fitting including a head shower and hand shower. Pedestal wash basin with matching limestone tiled splashback. Low suite WC. Stone mullioned window.

Bedroom Three - 4.31m x 3.60m (14'2" x 11'10") -

Separate Family Shower Room - Again having a white suite including a large shower with glass sliding door, matching side screen, limestone walls and substantial head shower over. Vanity unit with under cupboard. Low suite WC.

On The Second Floor -

Door to:

Landing - Useful large walk-in wardrobe / storage cupboard.

Bedroom Four - 4.36m x 3.75m (14'4" x 12'4") - The first measurement being a maximum taken into the eaves section. Double glazed roof light. Further double glazed window providing a delightful rural view.

Bedroom Five - 4.40m x 4.24m (14'5" x 13'11") - Again the latter measurement being a maximum. Original cast iron fireplace with display mantle, open fire grate and quarry tiled hearth. Window to the side and double glazed roof light.

Bedroom Six - 4.63m x 4.19m (15'2" x 13'9") - A further very large double bedroom, the latter measurement being a maximum, again featuring window to the side and double glazed roof light.

Very Large Family Bathroom - 4.66m x 4.02m (15'3" x 13'2") - Again having a white suite including a double ended bath with mixer tap. Walk-in stylish shower with attractive honed and tumbled marble tiling to two walls, chromium plated shower fitting with head shower and separate hand shower. Wash basin with mixer tap. Low suite WC. Period fireplace, again cast iron with display mantle, open fire grate and tiled hearth. Latch door to useful built-in storage cupboard. Window to the side and double glazed roof light.

Please Note
1 . Several of the rooms have the benefit of a table lamp five amp circuit.
2. The property has the benefit of LPG gas central heating.
3. The majority of floor finishes throughout are original polished pine floor boards.
4. All windows throughout the property, with the exception of the front elevation, have been replaced in painted softwood double glazed units.

Outside -

Delightful grounds surround the property including a formal parterre enjoying a southerly aspect with sitting areas, bordered by well stocked flower beds and borders. Two steps, edged in yew, to a lawn with stepping stone path and further lawn also with well stocked herbaceous border.

Formal drive entrance number one - having a wrought iron gate giving way to a limestone chipping driveway. The garden continues to the side of the property with mature sweeping ash, large gently rising lawn, all bordered by traditional wrought iron railings and particularly attractive gate giving way to the field. The lawned area to the side also includes a young productive orchard.

The second drive entrance, via twin timber entrance gates on timber posts bordered to either side by dry stone walling, giving way to an extensive limestone drive and turning area and access to:

Charming Timber Framed Outbuilding - Built by Border Oak being brick based with Staffordshire blue tiles and lapped external cladding with central oak post giving way to a TWO BAY AREA<./b> measuring 5.41m x 4.83m 917'9" x 15'10") with power laid on.
Please Note The height of the roof was especially re-designed and raised and as existing forms a very useful floored loft and could be developed to form a home office or similar, subject to any necessary planning approvals / building regulations.

Stable - 4.75m x 2.67m (15'7" x 8'9") - The building benefitting from electric fluorescent lighting including lighting to the loft area.

The property is sure to appeal to those with equestrian interest as it is sold with the benefit of a gently sloping field extending to approximately 4 acres (to be checked), bordered by mixed hedging, period styled wrought iron railing.
There is an external cold water hose tap which is easily connected to the field trough.
ORIGINAL SINGLE PITCH ROOF OPEN FRONTED BOTHYbuilt of stone with Staffordshire blue tiled roof and ideal for storing garden equipment etc.
ADJACENT ENCLOSED GARDENER'S FACILITY including a WC, further cold water hose tap and general storage.

Directional Note -

The approach from Ashbourne is via Mayfield Road turning left after the Hanging Bridge and proceed up the hill through Mayfield and after approximately 3.5 miles Bank Farm will be located on the right hand side as denoted by our "for sale" board.

Viewing -

Strictly by appointment through Scargill Mann & Co - Ashbourne Office 01335 345460 (SA 2nd September 2016)

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