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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Greenhill, Wirksworth

Sold STC £685,000

Property Description

Key features

  • detached dry-stacked stone built home
  • built to very high standards throughout
  • sublime country views, summerhouse and pergola
  • fabulous two storey barn with holiday let permission
  • spacious ground floor rooms
  • 3 double beds (master with ensuite) plus family bathroom

Full description

The Crofters House:

Built with dry-stacked stone in 2005, this beautiful home is a very clever reproduction of a Derbyshire picture postcard home with all the benefits of 21st Century construction. It nestles beautifully on the slopes of Greenhill, whilst the views across the valley opposite are truly spectacular. With annexe barn, summerhouse, pergola, gardens and extensive parking - this is a rare property in Wirksworth. Call Associate Director, Jacqueline Ashmore on 07531 663393 for more details.

Outside: - A lovely stone-walled lawned garden almost encircles the home whilst a large brick built pergola and stunning stone summerhouse provide a perfect setting for an artists studio or home office. The home is currently run as a successful B&B in conjunction with the accompanying barn and has successfully generated income over the past five years.

Distances - Derby 14 miles, 23 miles to Nottingham, 27 to Sheffield, Matlock rail station (plus Sainsburys and M&S Food Hall) 4 miles. Ashbourne and Bakewell are about a 15-20 minute drive from the property.

A Little About Wirksworth: - Wirksworth is a lovely market town which has undergone a significant renaissance over the past 20 or so years and is gaining a national reputation as a truly exceptional place to live and visit. It is a magnet for professionals, families and particularly the artistic community with the annual Wirksworth Arts festival drawing in thousands of visitors from across the UK and beyond.
The draw of Wirksworth in part is its central location. It is ideally situated for commuting by road or rail as Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and Chesterfield are all well within an hours commute (by car) but are also accessible from the national rail hub at Derby which connects at local stations eg Cromford. Located in the Peak District, the lovely villages and country houses of Chatsworth, Haddon, Hardwick, Tissington and Bolsover castle are all minutes away, whilst the leisure facilities of Carsington Water and the beautiful countryside which is on the doorstep are equally a huge draw for visitors and locals alike.

Wirksworth has a wide range of independent stores, whilst the bars, independent cinema and increasing number of restaurants are undoubtedly cementing the towns reputation as a very desirable base.

The Crofters House - Approach And Layout - Approaching by car, we turn from the short shared driveway, into the extensive parking area which we are informed can hold up to five cars. The seating area (see our photos which try to illustrate the incredible views) is adjacent to the fantastic summerhouse and a small terrace (perfect for fruit trees/bushes) sits below this area. A further walled area is home to a garden shed and additional useful storage space.

Across the driveway and through a traditional gateway, a block paved pathway lined with lavender leads to the enticing front door which is flanked by a hedge of lovely pink hydrangea and passion fruit climbers. To the right is a handsome brick-built pergola with shingle floor and well established vine. Beyond, and to the right of the house is the barn. Immediately behind the house is a well-planted terrace with a stone bench near the top which makes the most of the fabulous views.

The Main House - Ground Floor: - The heavy front door leads into a wonderfully grand hallway with a sweeping extra-wide staircase with stunning solid oak, hand carved balustrade which has a heavy handrail and barley twist balusters, each newel post being topped with a classical statuette. The floor is tiled and includes a wet under floor heating system which extends to the whole of the ground floor. To the left of the entrance hall is an impressive hand carved pair of oak panelled double doors with ornate heavy architrave and corbels, topped off with a stunning oak pediment . Through these doors is a lovely, light, substantial sitting room with ornate period style white surround and inset grate with a very effective living flame coal fire.

Back through the hallway to the rear of the property is a spacious dual aspect dining room with space for a large dining table and also has a cosy sitting area/study space, complete with extensive white book and CD shelving.

The kitchen diner is to the right of the hallway and has a good range of hand painted solid wood panelled wall and base units, an electric Neff oven and gas hob, integrated dishwasher and space for an American style fridge freezer. A doorway leads through to the good sized utility room with extensive wall and base units and space for a washing machine and tumble drier (plus other appliances if required).

The First Floor: - The extremely wide, very grand staircase leads to a wonderful landing area. Ornate cornice and ceiling rose complement this super space which also accommodates a study/office space which is situated to take in the views beyond.
The spacious master bedroom has two walk-in wardrobes, a separate airing cupboard and an ensuite which includes both a bath and separate shower cubicle.

To the right is a good sized double whilst across the landing is the family bathroom. Alongside this room is a very large bedroom which is currently used for B&B guests. This is such a lovely room with space at the rear if required to add in a large ensuite.

The loft space is significant with the potential (subject to planning) to further extend this already spacious property.

The House: Dimensions - Ground Floor
Entrance Hall - 17'10 x 11'06 (max)
Sitting Room - 14'07 x 17'10
Dining Room - 18'09 x 10'03 (max)
Kitchen - 17'10 x 10'03
Utility Room - 10'05 x 10'01

First Floor
Master Bedroom - 12'00 x 11'06
Walk In Wardrobe - 12'00 x 2'07
En suite - 11'08 x 5'07 (max)
Bedroom 2 - 16'05 x 12'01 (max)
Bathroom - 7'02 x 5'06
Bedroom 3 - 12'10 x 10'03

The Barn: - From the side door of the main house, a pathway leads to the stone built barn which is currently let as a holiday cottage (with full planning permission supporting this).

There are two double bedrooms, both with storage space and both with lovely ensuites. The staircase splays from the ground floor onto the first floor level where the room opens into the vaulted, beamed roof space, creating a light, bright and spacious living space for guests. To one end is a comfortable seating area whilst at the well-equipped kitchen side of the room is space for a dining table. A stable door leads out onto the sunny terrace.

The Barn, Dimensions: - Bedroom 1 - 11'02 x 8'11 (max)
En suite - 6'05 x 5'00 (max)
Bedroom 2 - 11'02 x 9'10 (max)
En suite - 8'02 x 3'11 (max)
First Floor Open Plan Living Space - 27'05 x 11'03

Outside: - Is extensive parking, a glorious summerhouse, amazing country views, a large brick-built pergola, lawned garden, terraced heavily planted rear garden, and a shed with additional storage space if required.

Nearest Facilities: - Wirksworth is a two minute walk downhill from the house. A bustling town which has a range of small independent shops including antique shops and a book shop, several notable public houses, the Northern Lights independent cinema and tapas bar, a pizzeria, a bistro and two further restaurants and a tea room or two.

More About Wirksworth: - History:

Wirksworth is one of the oldest towns in Derbyshire and is an increasingly popular location for exploration of the Peak District, both for tourists and residents. The historic St Marys church, encircled by a cathedral style walk is Anglo-Saxon in origin, dating from the mid 7th Century. It is Grade I listed and is host to a number of events each year, including performance art and a venue during the Wirksworth Festival.

Edward I granted permission to hold markets in 1306, sealing the towns future and ensuring that markets have been held throughout the subsequent 700 or so years. The town has many fine Georgian and a smattering of much older eg Elizabethan, buildings, whilst much of old Wirksworth is hidden away in picturesque alleys and craftsmen's yards. The reason for the splendour of many of the buildings is Wirksworth's historical trade, initially in lead, as mined by the Romans and subsequently in stone quarrying which ceased in the 1980s.

Wirksworth is rumoured to be the ancient Roman town of Lutudarum, and although there is speculation as to the whereabouts of this, the older residents tell tales of Roman roads and finds which leave them in little doubt as to the towns origins.

Wirksworth entered a decline following the introduction of a mechanised stone crusher in what is now a long since closed quarry. The local population many of whom had lived and worked here for generations reluctantly abandoned their homes to the layer of dust that enveloped the area.

Wirksworth Today: - Once the quarrying declined many historic buildings in Wirksworth were mercifully saved and restored in the early 1980s by the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust. Since then, the town has become something of a magnet for artists, nature and culture lovers alike. Wirksworth is a town filled with life and a love of art, nature and music. The numerous clubs, societies and activities in Wirksworth admirably reflect the passions of the townsfolk whilst community life in The Dale and Greenhill is envied far and wide.

Wirksworth has a well established - nationally and internationally renowned - Arts Festival, which takes place over a fortnight in September. The Festival includes all forms of art, with the market square and town centre the centre for music, dance and street performance while many homes play host during the trail to different forms of artistic expression. Tours and tour maps can be bought in the local shops during the festival.

A much loved addition to the town is the Northern Lights, an independent cinema and tapas bar which is also host to occasional theatre and other events. An eclectic range and number of events run throughout the year with the new Star Disc (a representation in granite of the Northern Constellation), sitting atop the hill in Stoney Wood and hosting many events throughout the year.

The country houses of Chatsworth, Haddon, Hardwick, Bolsover, Kedleston and Tissington are all within easy reach and the opportunities afforded by outdoor pursuits in the Peak Park and nearby Carsington Water are endless.

Directions To The Crofters House: - From our Wirksworth Office: Turn left outside the office and immediate left again onto Dale End. Head up Greenhill. Look out for Babington House on your left. Look for our sales board on the right and turn into the very next driveway on the right. Bear righ again (down a little slope) and park next to the summerhouse.

Directions - From our Wirksworth Office: Turn left outside the office and immediate left again onto Dale End. Head up Greenhill. Look out for Babington House on your left. Look for our sales board on the right and turn into the very next driveway on the right. Bear right again (down a little slope) and park next to the summerhouse.

Disclaimer: All measurements in these details are approximate. None of the fixed appliances or services have been tested and no warranty can be given to their condition. The deeds have not been inspected by the writers of these details. These particulars are produced in good faith with the approval of the vendor but they should not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.


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