5 bedroom house for saleLea Road, Lea Bridge, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5JN
Withdrawn from Market £685,000
- Stone Built Detached Period Home
- 2.6 Acres of Paddock with Separate Gated Access
- DETACHED STONE BARN IDEAL FOR CONVERSION TO HOLIDAY COTTAGE(subject to pp)
- Four/Five Bedrooms
- Family Bathroom & Separate Shower Room
- Two Reception Rooms with Feature Fireplaces
- Dining Room/Bedroom Five
- Dining Kitchen
- Driveway Parking
- Rural Location in The Gateway to the Conservation Area
A splendid detached stone built period property, standing in approximately 2.6 acres of paddock and gardens, together with a stone built two storey barn, ideal for use as a holiday cottage/auxiliary annexe, etc. This delightful property, parts of which are believed to date back to 1760, is ideally located on the outskirts of the village of Lea surrounded by delightful open countryside. The accommodation offers four/five bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room, sitting room, drawing room, farmhouse style dining kitchen, dining room/bedroom five, utility room and study. A driveway provides off road parking and gives access to the paddocks and barn.
Lea is a delightful village, part of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site, surrounded by beautiful open countryside with fine views and walks, located close to the nearby villages of Lea Bridge, home of the John Smedley Knitwear Company, and the village of Holloway where there are local amenities including post office and general store, butchers, doctors, primary school, pub and church. Being conveniently situated for the towns of Matlock, Alfreton and Belper and within easy commuting distance of Nottingham and Derby.
Entering the property via a panelled entrance door, with an obscured glass pane, which opens to:
RECEPTION LOBBY 4'9' x 4'4' (1.45m x 1.32m)
Having quarry tiles to the floor, central heating radiator and a door opening to a GROUND FLOOR LAVATORY 4'4' x 2'11' (1.32m x 0.89m) with a side aspect hopper light window with obscured glass, suite with dual flush close coupled W.C. and wall hung wash hand basin.
From the lobby an original batten style door, with thumb latch and box lock, opens to:
DINING KITCHEN 12'11' x 11'11' (3.94m x 3.63m)
Having a multi pane sliding sash window, ceramic tiles to the floor and a good range of kitchen units in a light oak finish with cupboards and drawers set beneath a granite effect work surface with a tiled splashback and wall mounted storage cupboards. Set within the work surface is a one and a half bowl porcelain sink with mixer tap. Integral appliances include fridge and freezer. Beneath the work surface there is space and connection for a dishwasher. Fitted within the kitchen is a hand wash basin with storage cupboard beneath, and a Rangemaster Excel cooker with five gas burners, electric griddle, fan assisted and conventional oven, slow oven and grill. The room is illuminated by halogen downlight spotlights, there is a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and ample space for a family dining table. An original batten door with thumb latch opens to:
UTILITY ROOM 13'2'x 74' (4.01m x 2.23m)
With dual aspect casement windows, ceramic tiles to the floor following through from the kitchen and a range of storage cupboards in a light oak finish with cupboards and drawers beneath a granite effect work surface with a tiled splashback and wall mounted storage cupboards. There is a Belfast style sink with mixer tap. Beneath the work surface there is space and connection for an automatic washing machine and space and vent for a tumble dryer. Sited within the room is the Worcester gas fired combination boiler which provides hot water and central heating to the property.
From the kitchen a further batten door leads to:
DINING ROOM/GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM 14'4' x 12'2' (4.37m x 3.71m)
With side aspect multi pane sliding sash window and a further window in an adjacent wall, a panelled door opens to the driveway to side of the property. The room has a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve. A batten door with thumb latch opens to:
STUDY 8'10' x 4'8' (2.69m x 1.42m)
With dual aspect casement windows overlooking the fields surrounding the property. The room has a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve, telephone point and an extractor fan. There is a hot and cold water and drainage to the room making it ideal as an en-suite to the Dining Room which could be used as a ground floor bedroom if required.
From the Kitchen an further original batten door leads to:
DRAWING ROOM 12' x 11'9' (3.66m x 3.58m)
With dual aspect sliding sash windows with shuttered reveals. The front windows overlooking the gardens and the open countryside beyond. The room has a fine feature fireplace with an exposed stone surround housing a multi fuel stove. To the side of the chimney breast is an original built in cupboard. There are wall and centre light points, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve, television aerial point with satellite facility and telephone point. A batten door opens to an under stairs storage cupboard with a light. A panelled door opens to:
ENTRANCE HALLWAY 4'' x 3'6' (1.22m x 1.07m)
Having a half glazed panelled door opening onto the front of the property, staircase rising to the first floor accommodation and a further panelled door leading to:
SITTING ROOM 13'2' x 11'8' (4.01m x 3.56m)
With front aspect sliding sash windows with panelled and shuttered reveals, feature fire opening with dressed stone surround and raised hearth housing a Living Flame gas fire. To the side of the chimney breast is an original built in storage cupboard with fitted shelving. The room has original coving to the ceiling, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve, wall and centre light points and television aerial and telephone points.
From the hallway a staircase rises to a FIRST FLOOR LANDING having panelled doors opening to:
BEDROOM ONE 12' x 11'10'(3.66m x 3.6m)
With front aspect sliding sash windows enjoying superb far reaching views over the gardens and paddocks to the open countryside beyond. The room has a feature bedroom fireplace with a stone surround and hearth and a cast iron insert housing an open grate. There is a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve.
BEDROOM TWO 13'2' x 11'9' (4.01m x 3.58m)
Having broad original exposed pine floorboards, front aspect sliding sash window enjoying the fine far reaching views and a feature bedroom fireplace with a stone surround and cast iron insert. The triple and double wardrobe are included in the sale. A door opening leads to:
DRESSING/BOX ROOM 4' x 3'7' (1.22m x 1.09m)
With a front aspect sliding sash window and a borrowed light window to the staircase.
FAMILY BATHROOM 9'2' x 8'10' max (2.79m x 2.69m)
A partially tiled room with ceramic tiled floor having side aspect sliding sash window. The suite with stand alone slipper shaped bath set upon ball and claw feet with a Victorian style mixer tap with hand held shower spray. There is a Victorian style high level flush W.C. and pedestal wash hand basin. The room has a central heating radiator with towel rail.
BEDROOM THREE 13'7' x 7'6' (4.14m x 2.28m)
Having a sliding sash window overlooking the paddocks. The room has exposed beams to the ceiling, a feature exposed stone wall and a central heating radiator.
From the landing a panelled door opens to an INNER LOBBY 6'3' x 2'9' (1.9m x 0.84m) with a panelled door opening to:
MASTER SUITE 14' x 12' (4.27m x 3.66m)
With dual aspect windows one of which overlooks the paddocks. The room has a cast iron bedroom fireplace, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and an access hatch to the loft space. The three double wardrobes are included in the sale.
From the Inner Lobby a further panelled door opens to:
SHOWER ROOM 8'10' x 5'7' max (2.69m x 1.7m)
With a side aspect double glazed window, suite with tiled shower cubicle with Mira Combiforce mixer shower, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled W.C.. There is a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve. The Inner Lobby allows this room to become an en-suite to the master bedroom if required.
The property is approached via a gated driveway which opens to a gravelled parking area for several vehicles giving access to the property, the paddocks and barn. Lying to the front of the property is an area of garden with a level lawn interspersed with fruit trees, beyond which is a wildlife area with a pond fed by a natural spring. Surrounding the property on three sides are paddocks extending to approximately 2.6 acres with good access from the highway. Adjacent to the house is a
A two storey stone barn, ideal as workshop, storage or conversion to a holiday let or auxiliary accommodation. Planning consent has been granted in the past but has now lapsed. Entering the barn via a batten door which opens to:
GROUND FLOOR ROOM ONE 13'10' x 12'2' (4.22m x 3.71m)
Having a staircase rising to the first floor, power and lighting. A door opening leads to:
GROUND FLOOR ROOM TWO 13'11' x 11'10' (4.24m x 3.6m)
With a side aspect sliding sash window, batten door opening to the exterior, power and lighting.
FIRST FLOOR ROOM ONE 14'3' x 12'1' (4.34m x 3.68m)
With a front aspect sliding sash window, newly installed floor and a batten door opening to the original external stone staircase. A ladder style staircase rises to a storage loft. A door opening leads to:
FIRST FLOOR ROOM TWO 14'2' x 11'10' (4.32m x 3.6m)
Having dual aspect sliding sash windows, newly installed floor, power and lighting. A ladder style staircase rises to a further loft.
The electricity to the barn is currently fed from the house but there is a second separately metered supply making the barn ideal for use as a work from home business premises, etc.
The adjoining land extends to about 2.64 acres and has the benefit of its own spring water, stream and conservation pond which both feed into stepped eternal stone roadside troughs (established c.1842) not believed to belong to the farm but renovated and put back to working by the current owners at their own expense. The land is surrounded by dry stone walling but also has the benefit of major re-fencing and re-gating work, dividing the land into two separate fields and a conservation area, the latter approached across a stone bridge at the end of the garden.
Parking for several vehicles.
SERVICES AND GENERAL INFORMATION
All mains services are connected to the property. Bea Moor Farm is constructed of Derbyshire stone under a blue slate roof and prior to the current ownership, it has had the benefit of some refurbishment in a renovation, to include new service supplies. It has had a positive pressure system, a recent combination boiler and central heating system, re-wiring, complete damp proofing, re-plumbing, re-plastering, floor and roof timber treatment, an alarm system with an auto-dial response system (a separate one is fitted to the barn), a re-fitted living kitchen with Range master cooker, a fitted utility room, a principal bathroom and an en-suite to the master bedroom.
COUNCIL TAX BAND (Correct at time of publication)
Total Floor Area 1905.21 ft<sup>2 </sup>(177m²)
Leaving Matlock along the A6 towards Derby passing through Matlock Bath, upon reaching the traffic lights at Cromford turn left signposted Crich. Follow the road over the river bridge and around to the right, after approximately two miles turn left at John Smedley's Mill signposted Lea and Riber. After approximately one mile the property can be found on the right hand side identified by our for sale board.
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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