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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Whitehough, High Peak, Derbyshire


Property Description

Key features

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • Double garage
  • Outbuildings
  • 4398 sq feet
  • 5 reception rooms
  • Conservatory
  • 2 bedroom annexe
  • Equestrian

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

White Hall is a magnificent Grade II listed stone mansion built c.1850 set within beautiful grounds as well as benefiting from stunning views of the Peak District yet ideally placed for the commuter. The property retains many striking period features such as superb corniced ceiling mouldings, oak doors, ornate marble fireplaces, high ceilings and full height casement windows adding to the grandeur and character of the property. To the front of the property is an attractive central porch with Ionic columns framing the double front doors, these open into an impressive reception hall with a Victorian tiled floor and a curved staircase that leads up to the first floor. The sitting room and study are either side of the hall and both have views over the sweeping lawn to the front of the property as well as marble fireplaces. The study boasts a wood burning stove, making it lovely and cosy. An inner hall leads to the formal dining room, a cloakroom and the drawing room, the latter is a particularly bright room with a large bay window overlooking the terrace and pretty rose garden; it has access into the breakfast kitchen which is also a light and airy room and shares the views over the terrace, rose garden and river beyond. The breakfast kitchen boasts a Mark Wilkinson Cook's kitchen with a good range of floor and wall units, granite work surfaces, a double butlers sink, a centre island with a built-in gas hob and sink and integrated Neff appliances. Leading off the breakfast kitchen is both a pantry and a utility room and beyond is a rear hall with a lantern roof which features a useful boot room, exterior access, as well as the entrance to the self-contained annexe. The property benefits from a state of the art security system with CCTV which includes 9 cameras with remote viewing facilities; as well as super fast broadband provided on sole connection for security. The master bedroom is located on the first floor and benefits from a large bay window overlooking the gardens and the river, there is a generous en-suite with a double Jacuzzi bath and a separate shower. Adjacent to the master bedroom is a dressing room with built-in wardrobes. There are 3 further double bedrooms, of which one has an en-suite shower room, and a modern luxury house shower room.
Annexe: Attached to the house is a two bedroom annexe which could easily be incorporated into the main house or could be used as separate accommodation for staff or guests. It comprises of a kitchen on the ground floor with stairs up to the first floor into the sitting room off which are two bedrooms, a shower room and a bathroom.

White Hall is in the pretty hamlet of Whitehough that borders the village of Chinley, in High Peak Borough of Derbyshire. It sits below the impressive Eccles Pike in the beautiful Blackbrook Valley, offering a wealth of walks right from the doorstep. There is a range of everyday facilities in the village including a general store, butchers, doctor's surgery, pharmacy, post office, primary school and two renowned public houses, for more extensive amenities, service and leisure facilities, the charming spa town of Buxton is approximately 7 miles and the thriving market town of Glossop is pproximately 8 miles away. For the commuter the property is well placed for ease of access to the commercial centres of Manchester, approximately 22 miles and Sheffield approximately 24 miles. The train station at Chinley, less than a mile away provides regular services to both centres. From Macclesfield train station, approximately 12 miles, there is a regular fast service to London Euston in 1 hour 40 minutes. Manchester International Airport is approximately 19 miles away for travel further afield. There are a wide range of both private and state schools throughout the area providing ample choice.

White Hall has two entrances, one is from the south and is approached through double gates up a gravel drive giving a spectacular view of the house and leads to a large turning circle where there is a double garage with a separate single garage attached; the other is from the north and leads to the equestrian facilities before sweeping round, passing the orchard, to the house and generous parking area. The stunning landscaped gardens at White Hall include a south facing, gently sloping lawn that sits in front of the majestic property, to the east elevation is a large stone terrace, an ideal outside entertaining area that overlooks the beautifully planted rose garden which boasts a pretty, central fountain. Beyond this is a further lawn enhanced by mature shrubs and superb established trees including Birch, Oak, Beech and Horse Chestnut. A stone flagged path runs alongside the babbling Black Brook providing river frontage and an idyllic place to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, a small iron bridge crosses Black Brook and gives access to a meadow garden. At the head of the garden in an elevated position is a summer house providing lovely views over the grounds as well as towards the magnificent Eccles Pike. A newly reconstructed orangery provides an additional entertaining area or a green house, it includes a 150 year old vine. To the north of the property is a stream fed pond that attracts an abundance of wildlife. The extensive equestrian facilities on the property are of particular note, these consist of approximately 10 acres fenced into 4 fields, these lie to the north and west of the property, a floodlit manege with Martin Collins wax sand, a fully level grass dressage arena with sand underneath, a wooden circular lunge/turnout pen with sand surface and a 5 horse walker. There are 12 stables including one set aside as a wash and solarium area, a secure tack room, feed room and 3 additional sheds/haybarns. There is also a purpose built hard standing for two 18 tonne HGV's. The separate barn currently used as stables has the potential to be converted to a 4 bedroom property subject to the necessary permissions, it has had planning consent in the past but this has now lapsed, likewise the attached stables has potential to create ancillary accommodation subject to the necessary permissions. In all about 12.5 acres approx.

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31 October 2016

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