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5 bedroom detached bungalow for sale

Spanker Lane, Nether Heage, Belper

Offers Over £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Double Bedroom stone built detached farmhouse
  • Two barns with planning permission
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Family Bathroom
  • Fitted Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Pantry
  • Sweeping gated driveway with detached Garage
  • Stone and Brick Built Stables
  • Not Listed

Full description

The Firs is a large detached period property dating back to circa 1825 with considerable potential for annex/holiday accommodation including mature gardens and paddock. The home occupies an elevated plot that is accessed via a large driveway that leads to a single car garage. The property is beautifully presented and benefits from three reception rooms, five double bedrooms, a family bathroom, shower room, utility room, cellar and a landscaped garden offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside, plus a brick built stable, and two barns with planning permission already granted for conversion to domestic use. For sale with no upward chain.

Accommodation - The Firs is a stunning detached stone-built cottage dating back to circa 1825 located in the picturesque and sought after village of Nether Heage.

On entering the property, you are greeted by the reception hall with its quarry tiled flooring that showcases the staircase leading to the first floor landing.

The three spacious reception rooms consist of the charming living room with its feature stone fireplace and stone hearth that frame the gas log burner. This room also benefits from double glazed UPVC windows, deep window sills and exposed beams. The large dining room is perfect for hosting large family gatherings and is full of light with its double glazed bay window and beamed ceiling and built-in drinks cabinet. The family room with stone fireplace and multi-burner stove benefits from a beamed ceiling, UPVC double glazed windows and natural light from the dual aspect of the room.

The heart of the home has to be the fitted kitchen that is complemented by the flag stone floor, the gas fired Aga and the beamed ceiling. The kitchen also boasts tiled counter tops, a chrome sink, an integrated dishwasher and views over the neighboring countryside and historic windmill. The property also benefits from a cellar.

The first floor landing leads to a large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, principal exposed beam on the ceiling and a feature double glazed bay window. The first floor also benefits from another double bedroom, a family bathroom, and a shower room with double shower cubicle and w/c.

The second floor is comprised of a third bedroom with a cast iron fireplace and walk in wardrobe and a fourth double bedroom.

The master bedroom, with its exposed stone wall, is located via a separate staircase on the ground floor and could even be utilized as an office.

Vendor's Interview - “A detached stone-built farmhouse with a handsome façade, this is one of those houses that everyone in the area knows,” say the current owners of The Firs. “Having belonged to the same family since it was built in 1825, I was extremely curious to see inside when the house came to the market two years ago; as soon as I did, I knew I had to live there.”

“The property’s potential for expansion into an extended family home was another huge attraction,” the owner continues. “I could see that the outbuildings would make ideal additional accommodation for elderly relatives, or even to be rented out as holiday lets, and have since garnered planning permission for both barns to be converted.”

“This charming three storey house is fronted by south facing semi-formal gardens,” the owners say of the property and its grounds, “with a terraced seating area to make the most of the sun. The remainder of the garden is laid to grass with a farmhouse orchard including apple, plum, damson and pear trees. In the paddock at the back, which has been home to ducks, hens, alpacas, sheep and pigs, there is also a prolific walnut tree. The mature Lebanese cedar in the front garden is almost as well known in the neighbourhood as the house itself.”

The local area also has much to recommend it. “There are a number of nice pubs within walking distance of the house,” say the owners, “including one just 200 yards down the road. The railway station is just a mile and a half away, and there is a bus stop situated in front of the property. The quick access to arterial roads has been invaluable, with the A38 just 5 minutes’ and the M1 only 10 minutes’ drive away. East Midlands Airport is only half an hour distant, while Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham and Derby are all within easy reach. Travel to the office in London takes 2 hours, door to door.”

“I shall miss the handsome character of the house, and have been very proud to call it mine for a few years.”

“The master bedroom is a relaxing space with fantastic light. A big window to the front overlooks the field, while another to the left affords views of the windmill up on the hill. I love to wake up in the morning and sit in bed with a cup of tea, enjoying the amazing view of the sun coming up behind the sails.”

“On a warm evening, we often take a table and chairs out into the field and enjoy a gin and tonic with the animals gathered around us. Just this weekend, I came back out from the kitchen to find three alpacas sitting on the picnic blanket!”

Outside - The home is approached through an extensive gravel driveway providing off road parking for a multitude of vehicles. The Firs, also benefits from a single car garage and a large South facing front garden and patio area. The property sits on a plot of circa 1.3 acre which is made up of a paddock, stone stables, a stone store, and two barns with planning permission already granted for conversion to domestic use. For sale with no upward chain.

Please note that the two storey barn could be omitted from the sale by negotiation if preferable.

Location - The Firs, is located in the sought after village of Nether Heage. The village benefits from local pubs, recreational area, and local schools. Further to this, the village is 15 minutes’ away from the city of Derby. The village also has great access links to the A38, the A52 and the M1 for those looking for good commuter links.

The village also benefits from several good schools within the area including St Elizabeth’s. For international travel Birmingham International Airport is just over an hour away with East Midlands airport being 45 minutes’ drive.

Services To The Property - All mains services are connected to the property.

Local Authority - Amber Valley Borough Council

Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendor’s agents Fine & Country – Contact Greg Perrins on 01332 973 882 or 07495 368823

Website - For more information visit www.fineandcountry.com

Opening Hours - Monday to Friday9.00 am - 8.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Sunday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm

Agent's Notes - 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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Added on Rightmove:
11 September 2018

Nearest stations

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  • Belper (2.0 mi)
  • Whatstandwell (2.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Ambergate (1.0 mi)
  • Belper (2.0 mi)
  • Whatstandwell (2.9 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

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