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4 bedroom cottage for sale

Derby Road, Melbourne

Sold STC £765,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Impressive Edwardian Detached Family Residence
  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • Character Features
  • Spacious Sitting Room
  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Fitted Kitchen
  • Utility Outbuilding
  • Reception Hall With Stained Glass and Timber Panelling
  • Stunning Elevated Position

Full description

WESTMEAD: A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A SUBSTANTIAL DETACHED FOUR BEDROOMED EDWARDIAN FAMILY HOME WITH A GRAND ELEVATED POSITION. TASTEFULLY DECORATED THROUGHOUT and conveniently located for the town centre. This imposing period home boasts well-proportioned accommodation over three floors and successfully retains many original features such as cornice and picture rails. This stunning accommodation briefly comprises: an entrance vestibule, reception hallway, sitting room, living room, dining room with a door to a pantry and a farmhouse-style kitchen, there is also a utility outbuilding. To the first floor accommodation you will find three double bedrooms, shower room and bathroom. To the second floor is a double fourth bedroom. Outside, there's a good-sized allotment area, private landscaped garden and an orchard. You will also find a substantial woodland to the rear of the private garden. To the front of the property is a generous garage with a workshop space, tiered front garden and off-road parking for four cars. There is considerable potential to extend this lovely property. Early viewing of this magnificent family home is enthusiastically recommended. (Main photograph is of the rear elevation).

The Location - MELBOURNE (the name means 'mill on the brook' or 'a mill stream') is a small attractive Georgian market town in a delightful part of South Derbyshire set in rolling countryside and is situated midway between the major city of Derby in the north and the bustling town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch in the south. The town contains a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants and there are several good schools in the area. The property has good access to the A50, the M1 and M42 motorways, making it within easy reach of many Midland towns and cities.

Cottage-Style Kitchen - 19'6''x 7'11'' - Fitted with a range of cottage-style base and drawer and wall cupboards with granite square-edge worktops and contrasting tiled splashbacks. An inset Belfast Shaw Original sink with a grooved drainer and mixer tap. A four-ring gas Blomberg burner, Elica extractor hood above and a built-in fan oven and grill below. The gas boiler is concealed behind a wall-mounted unit. Space for a fridge, inset spotlights and three timber double glazed windows to the side and rear elevations. Doors lead to the side of the property and to the rear garden and utility outbuilding.

Utility Outbuilding - 10'11''x 5'1'' - With brick-built flooring, space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer, upright fridge and freezer. An internal door leading to the generous garage.

First Floor Accommodation - Returning to the entrance hallway, a spindle staircase rises to the first floor accommodation.

Landing - A timber-framed decorative leaded window to the front elevation, picture rail and a Victorian archway. Dual-aspect glazed windows to the front and side, smoke alarm, stairs rising to the second floor accommodation and doors to the bedrooms and bathroom.

Master Bedroom - 14'6''x 13'11'' - The focal point of this spacious master bedroom is the Victorian cast-iron fireplace on a tiled hearth and brick inset. A central heating radiator, picture rail, TV point and a pedestal hand wash basin with chrome hot and cold taps with tiled splashbacks. Dual-aspect glazed windows to the front elevation and overlooking the grand rear garden.

Guest Bedroom Two - 15'0''x 11'2'' - A timber glazed window to the front elevation, bespoke fitted wardrobes to one wall and a cast-iron Victorian feature fireplace. Central heating radiator, picture rail and a telephone point.

Bedroom Three - 12'11''x 10'11'' - A pedestal-mounted hand wash basin with hot and cold taps with tiled splashbacks. A central heating radiator, picture rail and a glazed window overlooking the rear landscaped garden.

Three-Piece Bathroom - 14'4''x 6'0'' - A three-piece suite comprising: a cast-iron traditional panelled bath with fully tiled splashbacks, pedestal-mounted hand wash basin and a dual-flush toilet. Loft access hatch, two central heating radiators, extractor fan, a velux window and a glazed window to the front elevation.

Shower Room - 7'11''x 7'7'' - An enclosed shower cubicle with a Mira electric shower over and fully tiled splashbacks. A pedestal-mounted hand wash basin and a low-flush toilet. A central heating radiator, UPVC double glazed window to the side and doors to a linen cupboard housing the insulated hot water cylinder with shelving.

Second Floor Accommodation - Returning to the first floor landing, a glazed panelled door opens to stairs rising to the second floor accommodation.

About The Period Home - WESTMEAD: A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A SUBSTANTIAL DETACHED FOUR BEDROOMED EDWARDIAN FAMILY HOME WITH A GRAND ELEVATED POSITION. TASTEFULLY DECORATED THROUGHOUT and conveniently located for the town centre. This imposing period home boasts well-proportioned accommodation over three floors and successfully retains many original features such as cornice and picture rails. This stunning accommodation briefly comprises: an entrance vestibule, reception hallway, sitting room, living room/ study, dining room with a door to a pantry and a farmhouse-style kitchen, there is also a utility outbuilding. To the first floor accommodation you will find three double bedrooms, shower room and bathroom. To the second floor is a double fourth bedroom. Outside, there's a good-sized allotment area, private landscaped garden and an orchard. You will also find a substantial woodland to the rear of the private garden. To the front of the property is a generous garage with a workshop space, tiered front garden and off-road parking for four cars. There is considerable potential to extend this lovely property. Early viewing of this magnificent family home is enthusiastically recommended.

Second Floor Landing - A door to a useful storage cupboard and a loft access hatch.

Bedroom Four - 15'11''x 9'3'' - A converted attic bedroom with a vaulted-style ceiling and leaded windows to the rear elevation. A door accessing further loft storage.

Outside -

Front And Parking - Raised brick pillars and a brick wall with stone cappings, a tiered stoned front garden with concrete steps and a paved footpath leading to the front door and an array of shrubbery and plants. A tarmac driveway offering parking for four vehicles. A door to an outbuilding and a side entrance door into the kitchen.

Allotment Area - A well-established working allotment area with several raised allotment beds. An apple tree, block paved potting area with a timber door leading to the front of the property and suitable hard-standing ground for a garden shed.

Landscaped Rear Garden - With an array of mature shrubbery and plantation, a shaped lawn and well-stocked borders throughout. A traditional stone-built retaining wall with decorative slate chippings. A footpath to a brick pillared archway and canopied trellis leading to:



Orchard And Wildlife Garden - To the rear is a brick pillared covered seating area, several fruits trees, a wildlife pond and an array of wild flowers and mature trees. A wrought-iron pagoda leads to the woodland.

Generous Garage - Timber double doors, power and lighting. Two windows to the side and rear elevations and a workshop area.

Council Tax Band:- - The council tax band is: E

Accommodation In Detail -

How To Get There. - From our NEWTON FALLOWELL office in the heart of MELBOURNE: Turn left into Market Place and onwards into Derby Road. Follow the road past Sainsburys and the property can be found on the right hand side past the bus stop. POST CODE for SAT NAVS: DE73 8FL

Please Note:- - SERVICES: All mains are connected. The services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by Newton Fallowell and no guarantee as to their operating ability or their efficiency can be given. TENURE: Freehold - with vacant possession on completion. Newton Fallowell recommends that purchasers satisfy themselves as to the tenure of this property and we recommend they consult a legal representative such as a solicitor appointed in their purchase. MEASUREMENTS: Please note that room sizes are quoted in metres to the nearest tenth of a metre measured from wall to wall. The imperial equivalent is included as an approximate guide for applicants not fully conversant with the metric system. Room measurements are included as a guide to room sizes and are not intended to be used when ordering carpets or flooring. VIEWING: By strict appointment through the selling agent. DISCLAIMER: The details contained within these sales particulars are based on information supplied by the vendor and have not been verified by the agent.

Entrance Vestibule - Enter via a traditional opaque leaded door with hanging rails and Victorian cornice. An attractive half-glazed leaded stained-glass and pine door with matching side panels opens into the:

Reception Hallway - A Victorian archway, elegant timber panelling and a bespoke spindled staircase to the first floor accommodation. Picture rail, traditional Victorian cornice and doors leading to the sitting room, living room and dining room.

Living Room / Study - 17'4''x 12'11'' - The focal point of this fine living room is the Esse wood burning stove on a raised tiled hearth and a decorative Regency-style wood surround. A timber glazed square bay window to the front elevation, picture rail, decorative ceiling rose,TV point, double central heating radiator and traditional cornice.

Sitting Room - 16'4''x 13'11'' - With an Esse wood burning stove on a raised tiled hearth, marble inset and a Regency surround. A timber glazed bay window overlooking the outstanding landscaped rear garden and a glazed window to the front. Picture rail, traditional Victorian cornice, two central heating radiators, TV point and wall-mounted lights.

Dining Room - 16'1''x 10'11'' - A decorative feature cast iron gas burner standing on a tiled hearth and inset with a wooden surround. Two timber glazed windows to the side and rear elevation and a cottage-style door leading to the private rear garden. Ample space for a dining table and chairs, telephone point, picture rail and an internal door with stairs down to the:

Pantry - 8'9''x 6'6'' - A quarry-tiled floor, shelving and lighting.


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