4 bedroom detached house for saleHilcote Lane, Hilcote, Alfreton
- Architect designed Detached Home
- Constructed by the owners in 2005
- Four Ample Reception Rooms
- High Quality Breakfast Kitchen
- Utility, Cloakroom and Bathroom
- Four Double Bedrooms
- Two further bathrooms plus WC
- Driveway leading to Double Garage
Boasting nearly 3000 square feet of luxurious accommodation Harlequin House was constructed in 2005 by the current owners to an exacting and high quality finish throughout and is a one of kind home in the marketplace.
Accommodation - The accommodation on offer to the ground floor includes a spacious reception hallway with double French doors leading into many of the reception rooms and having a large cloakroom, pedestrian door to the ample double garage and WC. The Lounge is dual aspect and has a lovely raised hearth real open fireplace and leads to the dining room through more double doors. There is a well-appointed bespoke and integrated breakfast kitchen with granite work surfaces and an island unit complete with breakfast bar facility and the home is further complimented with a utility room. Off the dining room is the garden room complete with vaulted ceilings and doors leading out to the rear and with views over the surrounding countryside. There is also a study room currently being used a 5th bedroom opposite one of the 3 deluxe bathrooms inside Harlequin House.
To the first floor are four genuine double bedrooms with the master suite benefitting from an abundance of wardrobe space plus a further walk in wardrobe and a feature 5 piece bathroom suite including roll top free standing bath. Other rooms have the added benefits of wardrobe space and the main bathroom comes complete with heritage fittings including a double shower cubicle and a spa style bath and is again well appointed and has a door through to second bedroom. There is also a further WC/Cloakroom to this floor
Outside - Externally the home has a walled garden to the front with gravelled driveway which provides plenty of off road parking and leads to the double garage which has electric up and over door. There is a paved courtyard area to the front of the home whilst to the rear the southwest facing gardens have a large decked area to side and rear and have open views and is a great entertaining space.
Vendor Interview - Harlequin House is a charming and spacious home, situated in pretty Hilcote village. The present owners, Mel and Margaret, had been searching for a quiet rural location to build their new home. They also wanted to be close to a town and have good transport links. Hilcote met all their requirements.
Margaret says the village has a most friendly and active community, plus the convenience of a village shop with a post office and three pubs. The pleasant town of Alfreton is just over four miles away, with schools, shops, restaurants and a leisure centre.
It is also ideal location for exploring the beautiful scenery of the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District.
Hilcote is the perfect commuter base, as there is a peak train service to London St Pancras and hourly trains to Leeds and Liverpool. Easy access to the M1 provides links to Sheffield, Leeds and Nottingham.
Harlequin House is a thoroughly modern and ultra comfortable home, flooded with clear natural light. Mel explains that ten years ago the house was purpose built to the highest specification, accommodate an elderly relative. The doors are wide enough to take a wheelchair, and the easy circular flow of rooms in the ground floor, creates a sense of inviting sociable spaces.
Favourite room: The large, superbly equipped, L shaped kitchen is the busy hub of the household and there is always someone settled at the island, enjoying a coffee and a chat with the cook. The dining room is a setting for both family meals and more formal dining, and after a meal there is the choice of the garden room or sitting room for after dinner drinks and conversation.
Another favourite room: The sitting room has both a tranquil and sophisticated ambiance. An all year room, Margaret particularly loves winter evenings when the family can settle by the glow of the wood burner. The large and attractive fire place and over mantle make a delightful central feature in the room, and it comes into its own when decorated with Christmas greenery.
The garden room is a peaceful haven where the garden views provide a delightful backdrop. With the doors open you form an inside outside feel, and the decking is the perfect place for al fresco dining.
The space in the house is extremely adaptable, rooms and areas can be used according to need. The garage could easily become an annex, if opened to the downstairs bedroom and bathroom. A bedroom is currently used as a pool room and the spacious landing will accommodate a desk and chair. The space and flexibility make Harlequin House the perfect family home.
The garden: You can follow the sun through the day from the front patio to the back garden with its decking and attractive planting. There is always a spot for a sunny cup of coffee or a barbecue. The house is at its best when full of people, and parking for eight cars facilitates easy entertaining.
Why they are leaving and what they will miss: Mel and Margaret are sad to be leaving both the house and the village they have come to love. However they feel they now rattle round in the house and the time has come to downsize. They take away many happy memories.
Mel and Margaret
Location - The home is located in the small village of Hilcote with approximately 200 houses to the east of Derbyshire and is located Bolsover district of Derbyshire close to the A38 junction with the M1 (Junction 28) and therefore is a great spot for commuters but with the countryside on your doorstep. The village is surrounded by the villages of South Normanton, Blackwell, Old Blackwell and Huthwaite in Nottinghamshire with the nearest towns are Alfreton to the west and Sutton-in-Ashfield to the east. There is a local shop, which serves as a Post Office, general store and off-licence and the village has two public houses, The Hilcote Country Club and Hilcote Arms and there are playing fields and parklands all in walking distance of the home.
Services To The Property - Mains water and drainage, Mains Electric, Oil Fired heating (Mains Gas supply available in the village)
Local Authority - Bolsover District Council
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors agents Fine & Country
Website - For more information visit www.fineandcountry.com
Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Sunday 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
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Contact Details - Derbyshire@fineandcountry.com
T: 01332 973888
M: 07496 710557
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