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4 bedroom country house for sale

Aston Lane, Hope Valley, Derbyshire

Sold STC £695,000

Property Description

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Occupying this idyllic rural position and having stunning uninterrupted country views is the strikingly attractive Birchfield Hall which was constructed in 1906 by the Firth family of Sheffield as a "Music Room" extension to Birchfield itself which was constructed from Derbyshire stone in 1875 for use as the family's country retreat. Birchfield was converted by a renowned Peak District developer into four luxury private homes in 2000 retaining as much character and charm as possible to blend with accommodation of the highest calibre. Accessed via a long private road, Birchfield Hall is a most unique home which occupies the whole of the east wing of the country retreat which includes the prominent tower and flag pole. The Hall owns approximately 2 acres of beautiful south facing grounds which enjoy views of the Hope Valley and Mam Tor. The impressive and unique residence retains many of its original features alongside contemporary modern fixtures and fittings. The property's ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hallway, an inner entrance hall with access to the cellar, cloakroom, an imposing drawing / dining room with a Derbyshire stone inglenook fireplace and ornate plaster ceiling, kitchen/diner with fitted appliances, utility room, a rear entrance hall/boot room. A galleried staircase leads to the first floor four bedroomed accommodation, comprising a spacious galleried landing, bedroom four currently used as a study, family bathroom, bedroom three has a mezzanine level, bedroom two has an en-suite, and the master king-sized suite has a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite wet room.

The Accommodation Comprises - Original wooden panelled main entrance door with feature lead glazing leading to the

Impressive Entrance Hallway - Located in the "Tower", the entrance hall has a cloakroom to the side, a central heating radiator, solid oak wooden flooring, burnished brass light switches and power points and a range of white panel doors lead off to the rest of the ground floor accommodation. An open stone archway leads to the galleried inner hall.

Cloakroom - This spacious half tiled room benefits from a neutral colour scheme, a two piece suite in brilliant white comprising a low flush W.C with soft close seat and wash hand basin. An extractor fan, ornate coved ceiling with halogen down-lighting, a central heating radiator and solid oak wood flooring.

Galleried Inner Hall - Accessed via a square stone archway, with feature exposed stonework and solid oak flooring, the galleried hall extends over two levels with a range of burnished brass light switches, power points and telephone point. Benefiting from a central heating radiator, two roof lights, ornate coved ceiling, a sweeping winder staircase with white balustrade which leads to the property's first floor accommodation. A white panel door with complementary side glazed panels leads to the kitchen/dining room and a white under stairs panel with concealed door leading to the

Cellar Head - With steps leading to a good sized cellar space which offers useful storage.

Imposing Drawing / Dining Room - 34' x 20'0 (10.36m x 6.10m) - The spacious former music room is now used as an elegant and imposing drawing / dining room retaining its amazing acoustics with feature walls, an original ornate moulded ceiling and coving.

The focal feature to this stunning room is the impressive Derbyshire stone inglenook fireplace which houses a large cast iron double door multi fuel stove complementing three cast iron ornate column radiators and solid oak flooring. Two large double glazed feature windows including opening French style doors and white panelled recess sills reveal extensive south-facing panoramic views of Birchfield Hall's front garden and across the Hope Valley. The room includes a range of burnished brass light switches and power points, complementary chrome wall lighting, a T.V aerial and satellite points. Two original mahogany white painted panel doors with ornate surrounds lead off to the rest of the ground floor accommodation leading to the

Delightful Dining Kitchen - 12'1 x 11'4 (3.68m x 3.45m) - With a feature wall and matching coloured central heating radiator, exposed stonework, complementary ceramic tiled flooring and halogen down-lighting. There is a range of power points and a T.V Aerial point. Separate white panelled doors lead to the inner hallway and utility room. A large opening leads to the

Bespoke Fitted Kitchen - 28' x 7'7 (8.53m x 2.31m) - L shaped with exposed stonework and an extensive range of Churchwood granite topped solid oak fitted units with ceramic brick shaped feature splash-back wall tiling with oak trim. Units include a double door larder unit, built in Leibherr refrigerator, an integrated stainless steel Bosch double electric over, an inset dual ceramic Belfast sink with mixer tap, an integrated dishwasher, an induction four ring hob and extractor fan.

Matching wall units with under-lighting and a built-in stainless steel Bosch microwave oven complete the kitchen units.

Chrome fronted power points, halogen down-lighting, feature chrome overhead lighting add style to the kitchen. A wooden double glazed window and a sloping double glazed ceiling add light and country views of the rear garden area and beyond. Ceramic tiled flooring from the dining area continues through the kitchen to a white stable door leading to the

Versatile / Useful Boot Room - The boot room is light and bright with a double-glazed sloping ceiling and halogen down-lighting, a wooden double glazed window, and white double glazed panel door leading to the side patio. It has two built-in storage areas with oak sliding doors, and a range of power points.

Utility Room - 10'8 x 9'1 (3.25m x 2.77m) - The utility room has many beech fitted units, including a double unit with an inset stainless steel sink unit, white ceramic splash-back wall tiling, and matching beech wall units. There is space for a free-standing freezer, space and plumbing for a washing machine. The work surface complements the units. Opposite there is a large unit with work surface and drawers for additional storage.

The utility room has a range of wall power points, halogen down-lighting, a wall-mounted Worcester Bosch dual zone gas central heating boiler controlled by state-of-the-art "NEST" controllers and an unvented hot water cylinder, a central heating radiator and tile-effect vinyl flooring.

Staircase - Off the inner entrance hall, an impressive split level staircase with white balustrade and neutral walls leads to the

Spacious Galleried Landing - Spacious and light, ornate plaster coved ceiling and halogen down-lighting, a white balustrade galleried landing area, a central heating radiator, a smoke detector, a range of burnished brass light switches and power points. A range of panelled doors to the first floor accommodation.

Double Bedroom Four - 15'2 x 10'9 (4.62m x 3.28m) - A light rear facing double bedroom (currently being used as a office/study), with halogen down-lighting. Dual aspect windows provide views of the rear garden, and two have a feature leaded glass pattern. A UPVC double glazed door leads to the rear garden and visitor parking area. There is an ornate coved ceiling with halogen down-lighting and loft access. Fitted wooden office furniture curves around the room providing book cases, cupboards, filing units and desk areas.

The room has a large central heating radiator, broadband connection, multiple power points and a brass glazed wall light.

Bathroom - The family bathroom has a four piece suite in brilliant white comprising low flush W.C with soft close seat, double shower cubicle with full height tiling and with chrome fittings, a contemporary free standing circular wash hand basin and a free standing roll top claw and ball bath.

The bathroom also has an extractor fan, down lighting, two double-glazed opaque windows with roller blinds, a central heating radiator and complementary ceramic tiled flooring.

Bedroom Three - From the galleried landing and up four stairs, leading to:

A two storey rear facing double bedroom with mezzanine level.

17'4 x 6'7

Lower Sitting Room

Would make an ideal sitting room, library or study area benefiting from a neutral colour scheme, LED down-lighting, a large and a slim-line wooden double glazed window with rear respect views of the garden and beyond to open fields, two central heating radiators, an under-stairs storage cupboard accessed via a small white door and a double winder staircase and white ballustrade leads to:

14'8 x 11'0

Mezzanine Level Bedroom Area

A rear facing double bedroom benefiting from the continuation of the neutral colour scheme, a chapel style ceiling with two wooden double-glazed Velux windows, two ceiling pendant lights, a white galleried ballustrade landing area, a range of sliding high gloss black storage cupboards with hanging rails, eaves storage and a range of power points.

Bedroom Two - 17'2 x 9'5 (5.23m x 2.87m) - A bright, front facing double bedroom, with an ornate coved ceiling. Three double fitted wardrobes in beech.

Beautiful view across the grounds and Hope Valley can be seen through the double-glazed windows. The room has a central heating radiator, T.V Aerial point and many double socket power points.

En Suite Shower Room - Within the "tower", this en suite has a brilliant white low flush W.C, a wash hand basin with shaver light set over, and a double shower cubicle with chrome fittings.

The walls have ceramic tiling to half height and an arched wooden double glazed opaque window. The ceiling has ornate coving with halogen down-lighting, and loft access. A central heating radiator, an extractor fan and complementary ceramic tiled flooring.

Master Bedroom - 16'8 x 13'9 (5.08m x 4.19m) - A front facing king-size suite, with a coved ceiling and ceiling rose with pendant light, brass wall lights, a panelled feature wall, and a picture rail. A wooden double-glazed bay window has an oak wooden window seat with storage set beneath and spectacular panoramic views of the grounds of Birchfield and across the Hope Valley.

There is a built-in full height cupboard in white double doors, two central heating radiators, a recess display shelf with T.V aerial point, a slim-line wooden double-glazed window with side aspect views, a range of power points and a sliding mirror door leads to the:

Walk-in Wardrobe

The walk-in wardrobe has a coved plinth ceiling with halogen down-lighting, dual aspect wooden double-glazed windows, a range of hanging rails and shelving, a central heating radiator and the continuation of the carpeting from the master bedroom.

En Suite Shower Room - Firstly, there is full height wall tiling with feature glass mosaic insets, and two tall rear windows with roller blinds and granite window sills. This en suite has a large wall mounted high gloss black double drawer vanity unit having internal lighting, with a shaped integrated wash hand basin, and a double mirror wall cabinet with internal lighting, internal shaver point and shaver mirror. There is a wall mounted integrated flush W.C with soft close seat, and a chrome hand held personal shower. A wet room styled walk-in shower has a feature shelf recess with light.

A ladder style towel radiator and complementary waterproof wood-effect ceramic flooring with underfloor heating plus ceiling halogen down-lighting and low level spot lights, plus an extractor fan complete the room.

Outside - To the front of the property: Birchfield Hall has its own private formal front garden with panoramic views of the grounds of Birchfield and across the Hope Valley. A shaped lawn, edged with block paving and planted with specimen trees and shrubs, leads from the private driveway, via a path with wrought iron lantern style outside lighting to the property's front entrance.


The raised private patio is to the right hand side of the property leading to/from the Boot Room and with panoramic views of the Hope Valley.

The patio has an outside PIR security light, an outside water tap, a raised walled herb garden, log stores, outdoor power points and leads to:

Side Garden

The side garden is a south facing landscaped garden which is lawn and planted with specimen trees, shrubs and perennials. The property also owns a woodland area, and a spring-fed cascade water feature that leads to a picturesque pond planted with marginal water planting.

Rear Garden

An enclosed raised rear garden planted with trees, shrubs and perennials. There is an outside water tap.

Gated Driveway

Off the shared communal lit approach driveway, a remote-controlled electric wooden ranch style gate leads to a sweeping private driveway with parking and turning for several cars and a street light style personal outside light.


An additional private parking bay for the property is located by the electric entrance gate.

Double Garage

The Hall owns a double garage with up and over garage door in a separate garage block. There is a mezzanine storage area with moveable steps.


A unit with up and over garage door is attached to the end of the garage block providing shared additional storage.

Off Road Parking

Two gravelled parking spaces are available to The Hall, situated to the rear of of the property.

Locality - The nearby village of Hope has a selection of convenience shops, country inns, butcher, doctor, dentist, hairdresser, gift shops and cafs. Hope's mainline railway station provides regular services to Sheffield and Manchester, as does the bus service. Hope is located within a highly regarded school catchment.

Service Charge - The four Birchfield properties contribute monthly to a communal service charge that covers buildings insurance, weekly garden maintenance, upkeep of communal areas and external lighting.

Tenure - Birchfield Hall is Freehold.

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This brochure has been prepared under the guidelines of The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and subsequently approved by the vendor. However, we would strongly recommend that any potential purchaser carries out their own investigations as to the accuracy of the information provided, prior to purchase.

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16 September 2016


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