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4 bedroom farm house for sale

Dale Abbey, Derbyshire, DE7

Guide Price £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period Farmhouse C12
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Set In 8.5 Acres
  • Idyllic Postion
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Grade 1 Listed
  • Viewing Recommended

Full description

With origins dating back to the C12, Vergers Farm is an exceptionally unique country property with excellent equestrian facilities set in 8.5 acres in a truly idyllic position within the rolling Derbyshire countryside. Accommodation: Lower Ground Floor: Vaulted Cellar. Ground Floor: Porch, Entrance Hall, Kitchen, Lounge, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, Shower Room, Rear Entrance Hall. First Floor: Master Bedroom, Family Bathroom and a further three double bedrooms.

Facilities: Two Traditional Stable Blocks with Tack Room, Service Area and Hay Loft, Two Hay Barns, Large Workshop/Storage Barn, Log Store, Double Car Port and Utility/Boot Room.
Grounds: Gardens, Pastureland, Woodlands, Patio Areas, Driveway and Extensive Parking.
Total Area of the Property: Approximately 8.5 Acres
For Sale by Private Treaty: Freehold

Location - Located close to the confluence of the M1 and A52, and with numerous intercity stations within 20-40 minutes the property has excellent travel links throughout the UK, as well as proximity to local services and schools. The following travel distances are approximate:
M1 Junction 25: 3.6 Miles
Derby Centre: 6.9 Miles,
Nottingham Centre: 9.8 Miles,
East Midlands Airport 11.3 Miles,
East Midlands Parkway: 11.7 Miles,
Repton School: 15.6 Miles,
Ockbrook School: 2.9 Miles
Peak District: 21 Miles

Introduction - Vergers Farm is accessed via a sweeping driveway leading from the rural Idyll of Dale Abbey and comprises a beautiful Grade 1 Listed country home with excellent equestrian facilities situated within the Derbyshire countryside. The property is surrounded by excellent opportunities for riding with quiet roads and a network of bridleways providing access on horseback to the surrounding countryside.
Dale Abbey is a Parish with substantial heritage following its occupation by the Augustinian Monks in the 11 Century.
Vergers Farm itself dates back to the 12 Century. It retains many original features such as the now bricked up doorway under a stone arch which leads into the neighbouring church as well as impressive fireplaces housing wood burning stoves. Uniquely the house adjoins the neighbouring church (Church of All Saint's) and at one time was used as an infirmary to the monks of the abbey. In its history the property has also been used as a public house (The Blue Bell) then becoming a working farmhouse before taking on its current use as a stunning country home.
The internal accommodation of the property includes four well proportioned double bedrooms and a family bathroom fitted with a double shower, corner bath, W/C, wash hand basin and bidet. A further shower room is located on the ground floor, along with a beautifully fitted kitchen, drawing room, a large lounge with doors leading to the garden, a dining room

Gardens And Grounds - The property benefits from extensive grounds which in total extend to circa 8.5 acres. These include a beautiful lawned garden with extensive flowerbeds and well stocked with fruit trees dating back to a time when part of the garden was used as an orchard. The garden also incorporates an attractive timber summerhouse sheltered by a beautiful cherry tree as well as the Hermits Well from which it is believed the founder of the neighbouring church originally sourced water during his time living in the nearby Hermits Wood.
The land with the property is separated into three separate enclosures suitable for equestrian or livestock grazing or hay making. All of the enclosures are stock proof with a mixture of post and rail fencing and native hedgerows as well as each being supplied with mains water to troughs. The land has been used for the grazing of horses for a number of years.
The property's woodland comprises an area of Hermits Wood to the south of the house and a parcel of coppice woodland running along the northern boundary of the property. Hermits Wood is a broadleaved woodland and the area included with the property also includes a number of caves, former uses of which have included stabling and smoke houses.

Buildings - The property also includes an extensive range of buildings set around an attractive garden courtyard. The buildings include a traditional brick and tile stable block which houses three stables, a secure tack room, hay loft and also an enclosed throughway with doors leading to the land to the rear and also onto the courtyard. There is also an attached hay storage barn and a large wooden clad workshop/storage.
A second brick and tile building provides two further stables along with a large covered double car port and secure utility/boot room, in which a tumble dryer and washing machine have been installed along with a ceramic Belfast sink. Both the stable buildings are connected to mains electricity and water.
In addition to the above, the property also benefits from a large wooden portal framed hay and straw barn with box profile steel cladding and a large log store constructed of a wooden frame with wood cladding.

Services - Mains water, mains electricity, mains sewerage and mains gas

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Local Planning Authority - Erewash District Council Tel: 0115 907 2244 Email:

Viewing - Strictly by Appointment with the vendors sole selling agents Howkins and Harrison LLP. Please contact Ian Large on Tel: 01530 877977.

Selling Agents Address - Howkins and Harrison LLP, 40a Market Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1AN.

Additonal Information - Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way: A bridleway runs through the property It is understood that an application for the redirection of the bridleway is currently under review by the council, for further details please contact the selling agent.

Important Notice - 1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overview of the property. If any points are particularly relevant to your interest in the property please ask for further information. 2. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in a good structural condition or otherwise, nor that any services, appliances, equipment or facilities are in good working order. Purchasers should satisfy themselves on such matters prior to purchase. 3. The photograph/s depict only certain parts of the property. It should not be assumed that any contents, furnishings/furniture etc. photographed are included in the sale. It should not be assumed that the property remains as displayed in the photograph/s. No assumptions should me made with regard to parts of the property that have not been photographed. Please ask for further information if required. 4. Any areas, measurements or distances referred to are given as a GUIDE ONLY and are not precise. If such details are fundamental to a purchase, Purchasers must rely on their own enquiries or those which can be performed by their appointed advisers.

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