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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Hall Lane, Middle Mayfield, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Guide Price £745,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Believed to date from the late 16th Century and occupying a delightful village location
  • Gas central heating
  • Fascinating accommodation with many original features including exposed half timbering and fine ceiling beams
  • Porch
  • Entrance hall
  • Sitting room
  • Second sitting room / family room
  • Study
  • Dining room
  • Bespoke fitted kitchen with two oven Aga

Full description

A Grade II Listed late Elizabethan detached stone built residence of much charm and character including three furnished holiday cottages. Total site area 1.85 acres.

General Information - Brook Farm comprises a unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II Listed detached residence of much charm and character believed to date from the late Elizabethan period (1580 to 1600) and occupying a delightful hamlet location which is surrounded by open countryside and highly convenient for Ashbourne town centre. The property is of exceptionally attractive double fronted appearance constructed of natural dressed stone and a more mellow sandstone to the rear, beneath a roof of Staffordshire red tiles and the front is relieved by stone mullioned windows and stone string course together with a central period decorative porch.

The property is set well back from the village lane behind a dressed stone wall and yew hedge with central wrought iron hand gate providing a path to the front door through a delightful front garden, part of it planted with box hedging in a knot style to reflect the Tudor era. Internal inspection will reveal fascinating accommodation which has been thoughtfully improved and re-equipped over the years, carefully retaining the original period detail including half timbering, exposed ceiling beams and Inglenook fireplaces and the gas centrally heated accommodation includes: entrance hall, sitting room, second sitting room / family room, study, dining room with vaulted cellar off, bespoke fitted kitchen including a two oven Aga, utility room and ground floor shower room / guest cloakroom. On the first floor of the main house there are three bedrooms, two with en-suite dressing rooms plus a well appointed family bathroom.

A wing of the house extending into a range of outbuildings have, approximately 20 years ago, been most skilfully converted to form three delightful holiday cottages of which two are fully furnished and a general appraisal by Derbyshire Country Cottages in November 2014 indicated rents ranging up to £465 per week in the high season - full details upon request.

A wide driveway providing access to car parking, turning and access to the rear field. Outbuildings include a large brick workshop / general store and the Grade II Listed Dutch hay barn. The delightful formal garden provides a compliment to the house and really must be seen to be appreciated.

Location - Brook Farm is highly convenient for the famous market town of Ashbourne known as the gateway to Dovedale and the Peak District National Park which comprises Britain's oldest National Park and provides some stunning and beautiful scenery. There is the most interesting range of period architecture, shops and schools plus leisure activities within Ashbourne and the City of Derby is only 13 miles to the east. In addition the A50 dual carriageway lies some 8 miles south of Middle Mayfield providing onwards travel to the M1 and M6 Motorways and East Midlands International Airport. Local recreational facilities include Ashbourne Golf Course, Carsington Water with its fishing and boating facilities and charming Peak District Walks. Local private education includes Denstone College, Abbotsholme, Repton School, Trent College, Foremarke pre-school, Derby High School and Derby Boys Grammer School.

Accommodation - - Fascinating entrance with two steps, canopy over and decorative panelling on either side (believed to be 18th Century) with central panelled and glazed door to:

Entrance Hall - Half panelled. Central heating radiator. Telephone jack point. Two windows to the rear wall known as curfew windows. Twin panelled door to:

Sitting Room - 5.28m x 4.85m (17'4" x 15'11") - The measurements taken into the fine Inglenook with substantial beam over supporting a central ceiling beam and exposed floor timbering. The fireplace is of exposed brickwork, raised quarry tiled hearth with log store to one side and TV aerial to the other side. Central chimney with Clearview stove. Fascinating exposed half timbering to one wall. Central heating radiator. Leaded stone mullioned window to the front, further window to the rear and panelled and double glazed door to the rear garden.

Inner Lobby - Staircase to the first floor off.

Second Sitting Room / Family Room - 4.10m x 2.99m (13'5" x 9'10") - Fascinating exposed ceiling beams and half timbering to one wall. Decorative corner fireplace with raised flagstone hearth and original exposed stone lintel. Recessed alcove with range of adjustable book / china display shelving. Leaded stone mullioned window. Square archway and step to:

Study - 2.15m x 1.76m (7'1" x 5'9") - Central heating radiator. Telephone extension point. Exposed ceiling beams. Half timbering to one wall.

Dining Room - 4.97m x 4.42m (16'4" x 14'6") - Again the latter measurement taken to the full depth of the Inglenook with fine exposed beam over and central fireplace with impressive period dressed stone surround, exposed brick interior, raised flagstone hearth. Leaded window to the side. Exposed central ceiling beam. Leaded stone mullioned window to the front. Central heating radiator. Exposed half timbering to one wall. Secondary staircase to the first floor off. Latch door with stone steps down to the cellar.

Vaulted Cellar - 4.72m x 1.83m (15'6" x 6'0") - Having a period exposed brick floor, period stone thrawls and what is assumed to be a salting trough to one corner. Additional stone steps and an arched door to the rear garden.

Utility Room - Having a heatherbrown quarry tiled floor. Display area including the Glowworm Hideaway gas fired central heating boiler. Exposed half timbering to one wall. Latch door to:

Guest Cloakroom / Ground Floor Shower Room - Again having a heatherbrown quarry tiled floor. Shower with attractive ceramic tiling to two walls, shower screen and folding glass shower door. Pedestal wash basin by Adelphi and WC. Extractor fan. Leaded window. Shelved cupboard including the electric trip switches.

Well Fitted Breakfast Kitchen - 3.83m x 3.08m (12'7" x 10'1") - Having a red quarry tiled floor and excellent range of quality matching hand crafted, hand painted units including a roll edged wood grained effect preparation surface with feature antique hand painted ceramic tiled surround, inset ceramic sink incorporating a drainer with mixer tap over, under cupboards and appliance space beneath including plumbing for an automatic washing machine. Further base unit with integrated fridge and adjacent display shelving. Chimney with matching antique ceramic interior tiling, exposed mantel beam and over mantel display shelf together with recess Aga gas fired two oven cooker enamelled in deep green with back boiler for the domestic hot water. Dresser unit with beech display / preparation area, under cupboards, drawers and shelved cupboards over plus two additional wall cupboards.. Windows to either sides of the room and door to the garden.

First Floor Landing - Central heating radiator. Three stone mullioned windows.

Bedroom One - 4.19m x 3.04m (13'9" x 10'0") - Exposed ceiling beam. Central heating radiator. Leaded stone mullioned window. Corner fireplace with later period cast iron fireplace surround which has been boarded to the front. Square archway to:

Dressing Room - 2.16m x 1.85m (7'1" x 6'1") - Or potentially useful first floor second study or small fourth bedroom. Fitted coat hooks. Exposed ceiling beams. Half timbering to one wall. Central heating radiator. Leaded window. Please Note - The dressing room would also lend itself to form en-suite bathroom facilities if required.

Bedroom Two - 4.41m x 4.02m (14'6" x 13'2") - A large guest bedroom with central exposed ceiling beam. Attractive period fireplace having a painted surround incorporating a display mantel and cast iron grate with decorative surround. The measurements include the excellent fitted hand painted wardrobe with four doors, hanging rail and storage shelf. Central heating radiator. Stone mullioned leaded window.

Inner Landing Area - At the head of the secondary staircase including an airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder, fitted immersion heater and slatted shelving. Latch door to the staircase to the second floor off comprising an extensive attic.

Bedroom Three - 3.45m x 2.90m (11'4" x 9'6") - Stone mullioned leaded window. Central heating radiator. Door to:

En-Suite Dressing Room / Ironing Room - 2.21m x 1.79m (7'3" x 5'10") - Central heating radiator. Leaded stone mullioned window.

Spacious Bathroom - 4.70m x 1.73m (15'5" x 5'8") - Appointed to a very high standard featuring a white suite complemented by period half wall, hand painted panelling with display shelf over and including a renovated re-enamelled roll edged cast iron bath on claw and ball feet with period styled mixer tap, incorporating a hand shower. Pedestal wash basin, bidet and low suite WC. Central heating radiator. Leaded windows to the front and rear.

Outbuildings - - A range of stone and brick built original outbuildings have been most skilfully converted to form three cottages as shown on the floorplans and comprising:

Jasmine Cottage - Comprising:

Sitting Room - 4.50m x 2.99m (14'9" x 9'10") - Fascinating exposed original half timbering to one wall. Display alcove. Window and glazed and panelled door to the rear garden all with exposed beam lintels over (one stone). Central heating radiator. TV aerial point. Two steps down to the kitchen. Square arches to:

Dining Room - 4.48m x 3.12m (14'8" x 10'3") - The measurements including the pine panelled staircase to the first floor off with delicate pine balustrade and useful understairs storage cupboard. Central heating radiator. Alcove having a dressed stone reveal. Original saddle hooks.

Well Fitted Kitchen - 3.44m x 2.22m (11'3" x 7'3") - Having a heatherbrown quarry tiled floor, range of matching units featuring oak door and drawer fronts and including a roll edged preparation surface with most interesting hand painted antique tiled surround (Delftware style) with inset stainless steel sink (mixer tap), under cupboards, drawers, tray / towel recess and two appliance spaces beneath including plumbing for an automatic washing machine - the Hotpoint automatic washing machine and LEG refrigerator are both included in the sale. Built-in Creda Plan fan assisted electric oven together with inset Creda Plan four plate electric hob. Canopy over incorporating a variable speed extractor with electric light. Eye level cupboard. Shelved tall cupboard. Central heating radiator. Fluorescent lighting. Door to the garden. Two steps up to:

Utility / Laundry Room - 2.31m x 1.30m (7'7" x 4'3") - Matching heatherbrown quarry tiled floor. Fitted wall cupboard housing the electric meter and trip switches. Kingfisher gas fired central heating boiler providing central heating and domestic hot water for all three cottages. Wall mounted coat hooks. Trap door access to the roof space. Door to the side of the house.

First Floor Semi-Galleried Landing - With balustrade to match the staircase. Exposed original half timbering to one wall.

Bedroom One - 4.40m x 3.02m (14'5" x 9'11") - Again featuring fascinating exposed timber framing to one wall. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom Two - 3.14m x 1.52m (10'4" x 5'0") - The measurements plus an entrance lobby area. Central heating radiator.

Well Appointed Bathroom - Having a white suite complemented by ceramic wall tiling and including a panelled bath with period styled mixer tap incorporating a hand shower, pedestal wash basin, low suite WC. Automatic extractor fan. Central heating radiator.

The Cottage - - Stone entrance step and twin panelled and double glazed doors to the:

Breakfast Kitchen - 4.20m x 2.00m (13'9" x 6'7") - Heatherbrown quarry tiled floor. Excellent range of matching units featuring oak door and drawer fronts and including an L-shaped roll edged preparation surface with feature ceramic tiled surround, inset stainless steel sink unit (mixer tap), under cupboards, drawers and two appliance spaces beneath - the Aquarius 1100 automatic washing machine is included in the sale together with the Hotpoint refrigerator. Adjacent cooker recess - the Stoves Newhome gas oven including oven, grill and four plate gas hob is included in the sale. Canopy over incorporating a variable speed extractor with electric light. Further adjacent base unit. Range of eye level cupboards. Corner display shelving and shelf tall cupboard. Exposed purlins. Central heating radiator. Twin matching pine doors to the bedrooms and additional twin pine doors to:

Sitting Room - 4.19m x 2.88m (13'9" x 9'5") - Central heating radiator. TV aerial point. Exposed purlins. Double glazed window.

Bedroom - 2.98m x 3.54m (9'9" x 11'7") - The latter measurement taken to the face of an excellent range of fitted bedroom furniture comprising a three door wardrobe (one having an internal mirror) with hanging rail, fitted shelving and adjacent three drawer chest of drawers. Central heating radiator. Two double glazed windows. Trap door access to the roof space. Exposed ceiling beam.

Bathroom - Well appointed with a white suite complemented by ceramic wall tiling and including a panelled bath with period styled mixer tap incorporating a hand shower, pedestal wash basin, low suite WC. Automatic extractor fan. Central heating radiator.

Honeysuckle Cottage - - Twin panelled and double glazed doors to:

Fitted Kitchen - 2.30m x 2.04m (7'7" x 6'8") - Heatherbrown quarry tiled floor with range of matching units featuring oak door and drawer fronts and including an L-shaped roll edged preparation surface with ceramic tiled surround, inset stainless steel sink (mixer tap), under cupboard, drawers and appliance space beneath including an electric refrigerator - which is included, plus an built in Creda Plan electric fan assisted oven and four plate electric hob with canopy over incorporating a variable speed extractor with electric light. Fitted eye level cupboard. Display shelving and shelf wall cupboard. Central heating radiator. Trap door access to the roof space. Twin pine doors to:

Sitting Room - 4.22m x 2.61m (13'10" x 8'7") - The latter measurement being an average. Central heating radiator. Exposed king post truss supporting the exposed purlins. Double glazed windows to the gable end, front and there is also a roof light. TV aerial point.

Bedroom - 2.43m x 3.47m (8'0" x 11'5") - The latter measurement taken to the face of a double wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving. Exposed ceiling beams. Central heating radiator.

Bathroom - With white suite complemented by ceramic wall tiling and including a panelled bath with period styled mixer tap incorporating a hand shower with adjacent glass shower screen, pedestal wash basin and low suite WC. Central heating radiator. Automatic extractor fan.

Outside - A very special feature of this sale is the delightful formal rear garden, which really must be seen to be appreciated, carefully planted and stocked over a number of years and including an extensive natural stone terrace immediately to the rear ideal for alfresco dining with two sets of steps on either side to the lower level incorporating gravel paths, bordered by the most fascinating selection of ornamental plants, shrubs and trees plus decorative arches with climbing plants and a mature Yew hedge with central arch giving way to a fully enclosed flower garden of period style with brick paths, well stocked beds and screened by neat beech hedging and central wrought iron gate to one side.

To the opposite side of the entrance driveway there is a further extensive area of lawned garden bordered by a small brook, there is also the benefit of a kitchen garden area.

Further area of garden off the kitchen of the main house, walled both in stone and brick with stone copping stones, and this area principally finished in cobble stones (granite set), with inset decorative beds with neatly cut boxed hedging. BRICK AND TILED DETACHED OUTBUILDING comprising the GARDENER'S WC.

The property is approached via twin wrought iron entrance gates on stone pillar mounts giving way to a wide tarmacadamed driveway bordered by stone walling which continues to a limestone gravelled courtyard area, bordered by post and rail fencing, part stone walling and including FASCINATING BRICK PILLAR BASED DUTCH HAY BARN having a Staffordshire blue tiled roof and having a specific Grade II listing.

Detached Brick And Staffordshire Blue Tiled Outbuilding - Comprising former stock building probably for both cattle and pigs measuring overall 8.84m x 3.22m (29'0" x 10'7") now used as a very handy garden store / workshop and having the benefit of electric light and power with windows to the main elevation, each gable end plus an entrance door.

From the limestone and pebble yard area there is a five bar gate to the rear PADDOCK. The whole site area extends to 1.85 acres.

Please Note - - 1) A burglar alarm system is installed and included.
- 2) Unusually for a country / village residence this property has the benefit of all main services.

Directional Note - - The approach from Ashbourne town centre is to proceed out onto Church Street which becomes Mayfield Road. At the traffic island take the second exit on the left and continue towards Mayfield. At Hanging Bridge continue over the River Dove, immediately turn left up the hill into Mayfield, out into open countryside and the village of Middle Mayfield will be located on the right hand side. As denoted by our "for sale" board turn right into Hermitage Lane which becomes Hall Lane and Brook Farm will be located on the left hand side.

Viewing - - Strictly by appointment through Scargill Mann & Co - Ashbourne Office (SS 03.07.2015)

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