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5 bedroom house for sale

Hay Lane, Foston, Derby, Derbyshire

Offers in Excess of £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Georgian farmhouse
  • Accommodation approaching 4000 square feet
  • Three reception rooms
  • Breakfast kitchen & utility
  • Five bedrooms
  • 2 Ensuites plus family bathroom
  • Array of outbuidlings and garages
  • Nestled on plot of 2.94 acres
  • Possible business use/conversion STP
  • No onward chain

Full description

A wonderful period home occupying a rural hamlet position. Generous room sizes throughout with high ceilings, exposed beams and original fireplaces making the home full of character and charm. Nestled on a large plot approaching 3 acres with a courtyard to the front providing ample parking and leading to outbuildings and stables. With a paddock also, this is an ideal equestrian home and with plenty of formal gardens this is a must see home.

Accommodation - Lawn House in the hamlet of Foston is a rural Georgian Farmhouse nestled on a plot approaching 3 acres. It has many traditional features running through the home such as its ceiling heights, exposed beams and period fireplaces making the home full of charm and character.

The accommodation features a reception hallway with part minton tiled flooring, exposed beams and then oak floor boards with a staircase rising to the first floor. There are oak doors leading to the reception rooms. The Sitting room has a double-glazed window overlooking the front gardens and paddocks, with an exposed beam and a traditional fireplace. The formal dining room is a lovely sized room with windows overlooking the front of the home. This room features an inglenook brick fireplace and a beamed ceiling. The final reception area is a lovely family room which leads into an orangery which again maximises views of the grounds of Lawn House. There is another brick fireplace with inglenook effect and beams. A set of bi fold internal doors lead into the Orangery with its glazed roof and more bi fold doors lead out onto the decking. There is a rear hallway with access through to one of the double garages. The breakfast kitchen is another light and airy room with a range of base and eye level units and a large central island unit. There is a Belfast sink unit and a lovely Aga warming the kitchen all year round. Once again we have a beamed ceiling. To compliment the ground floor, we also have a utility room housing the boiler and plumbing for the washing machine and this leads through to a useful shower room.

To the first floor we have exposed beams in every bedroom. The master bedroom has a range fireplace and a wealth of fitted wardrobes and leads through to its own contemporary ensuite shower room. There is a walk in shower and a sink housed in a vanity unit and WC. Bedroom 2 features a range style fireplace and is dual aspect and again, has its own ensuite facility. There are two further double bedrooms along with the fifth bedroom which is still a good size with beams and overlooking the front gardens. In addition there is a well appointed family bathroom, contemporary in its nature with a modern white suite.

Seller Interview - "A large Georgian house with almost 3 acres of land, it was the private location and generously proportioned rooms which first attracted us to Lawn House," say the current owners of this double fronted brick built character farmhouse, "as well as the potential which the outbuildings offered for conversion. We have since refurbished all the rooms in the house, installed a new kitchen, added an en suite to the master bedroom, and undertaken the conversion of one of the barns into an entertainment room/bar/cinema room, which is very popular with guests."

The house is resplendent with unique features which make it a beautiful place to live. "The kitchen is wonderfully cosy with its classic AGA," say the owners, "whilst the orangery with attached family room enables us to sit with a view across the gardens and paddock. There are original beams in many of the rooms and original fireplaces in 3 of the 5 bedrooms, ensuring that the house retains a charming sense of its own history. Built in circa 1800 and originally part of Foston Estate Dairy / Arable Farm, the house was decommissioned and sold as residential in the 1950s. Stables remain in the large courtyard, along with a paddock with separate gated access."

"We enjoy lots of sunshine in the South facing garden and paddock throughout the year," continue the owners, "where it is just gorgeous to sit on the patio or in the summerhouse looking out onto the calming green of the grass and leaves. We have plenty of mature trees lining the boundary, of various different types."

The local area too has much to recommend it. "Lawn House sits opposite Foston Stud," say the owners, "which has 25 acres of land and does professional dressage. Foston itself is a small village surrounded by open countryside and farmland. Amenities in the area are excellent, with buses departing from the top of the road, local shopping only 3 minutes away, and a number of restaurants within 5 minutes. Ashbourne is also only a short distance away."

Favourite room
"Our favourite room has got to be the orangery, with so much sunlight streaming through the large bi fold doors which open onto views of the garden and paddock beyond."

What they will miss most
"We will miss the fabulous views of the large garden and paddock as we watch the changing of the seasons."

Best thing about the local area
"The location of the property is so quiet and private, with rural beauty all around. Being in the midst of open countryside, there are wonderful walks right from the doorstep."

Memorable event
"We have made excellent use of the converted barn for family parties and get-togethers on numerous occasions, with the barbecue area at the side perfect for feeding hungry guests on summer evenings."

Outside - To the front of the home we have a courtyard setting with 9 separate outbuildings which could be used as stabling along with a large garage and the double garage attached to the home. There is in addition to the reception areas stated a separate entertainment room with its own bar area which is over 40' in length and could be utilised as a home office. The outbuildings offer conversion possibilities subject to planning or business use. The Formal gardens to the home wrap around Lawn House and have mature borders and include a copse area. There is a decked patio overlooking the whole gardens. There is a paddock measuring in the region of 1.3 acres with separate gated access. There is also a second driveway serving the home.

Location - Foston is a hamlet in the Foston and Scropton civil parish of South Derbyshire and is located about 12 miles (19 km) west of Derby City Centre. Further Facilities can be found in the nearby areas of Tutbury and Hatton. The property offers excellent commuting facilities with the village being located off the A50 road giving ease of access to Burton on Trent and leading to both Stoke and Uttoxeter and with M1 also being within close proximity. Nearby schooling is located within Hatton for Primary Schools and Etwall for the John Port Secondary School and the area offers great access into the Peak District with all its charms and walks. The historic Tutbury Castle and Sudbury Hall are close by also.

Local Authority - South Derbyshire District Council

Website - www.fineandcountry.com

Viewing Arrangements - Viewings via the Agent - Contact Lee Armstrong on 01332 973881 or 07496 710557

Services To The Home - Mains Water and Electric, Solar Panels included in sale - Calor Gas & Cess Pit for Drainage

Opening Hours - Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm

Agents Note - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure


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26 October 2017

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  • Tutbury & Hatton (2.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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11 Mallard Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8GX

01303 473359 Local call rate

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