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Marebottom Farm And Barn, Howden Dam, Upper Derwent Valley, Nr Bamford, S33

Sold STC £950,000

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Delightfully situated in an idyllic setting next to the Howden Dam, a sixteenth Century stone built farmhouse and a separate magnificent large detached, sympathetically converted barn standing in freehold grounds of nearly two acres providing very high quality holiday let accommodation. Advanced renewable sustainable green energy with two Biomass boilers and 36 solar panels providing very low running costs for utilities. Marebottom Farm is set in a designated area of surrounding natural beauty within the Peak National Park having stunning south facing views over Derwent Dam and the surrounding dramatic hill scenery. The main farmhouse has planning permission granted to substantially extend. The Barn, which is a very high quality luxury holiday let and provides an excellent income. Outside: delightful south facing grounds with wooded backdrop and well established pond, waterfall and lovely views over Derwent Dam and the water feature of Howden Dam - a truly magical location.

The Farmhouse - With stone mullioned windows, exposed beams, and open fireplaces. Recent planning permission to extend to give a very large additional reception room, garden room and en-suite bathroom to the main bedroom on the first floor.

Hardwood entrance door opens into

Dining Room - With southerly aspect over the grounds and Derwent Reservoir, stone fireplace and open fire.

Sitting Room - With stone mullioned window with views over the grounds and Derwent Reservoir. Natural stone fireplace, open fire and side window looking over to the dam wall of Howden Dam. Feature exposed oak beam ceiling.

Breakfast Kitchen - With an extensive range of fitted units and built in appliances and lovely open views.

Lobby -

Laundry/Shower Room - With plumbing for washing machine, wash hand basin and shower cubicle.

Cloakroom - With WC.

First Floor Landing -

Bedroom 1 - A double bedroom with stone mullioned window with spectacular views.

Bedroom 2 - A double bedroom with lovely views over the grounds and Derwent Reservoir.

Bedroom 3 - A double bedroom with spectacular views and built in wardrobes.

Family Bathroom - Full suite and separate shower.

The Barn - A separate detached property which has recently been sympathetically modernised and improved to provide very high quality self catering accommodation and providing a substantial revenue. Or alternatively, could be used for a dependent relative or other alternative uses subject to any necessary planning.

Feature wide entrance opens into

Spectacular Large Open Plan Living Area - Divided into three areas:

Kitchen Area - With high quality range of base and wall units, extensive range of built in appliances and freestanding appliances included.

The room opens through to

Adjacent Dining Area - With spectacular high vaulted ceiling being the full height of the Barn and feature staircase to mezzanine first floor area.

The room opens through to

Spectacular Vaulted Sitting Room - Again, full height with a magnificent stone fireplace to one end of the room and inset black multi-fuel stove. Exposed oak beamed ceiling and Velux roof lights giving additional natural light.

Bedroom 3 - A good double bedroom with views over the grounds and reservoir.

Leading off the rear kitchen, steps lead up to

Lobby Area -

Double Bedroom 2 - With lovely views.

Luxury Shower/Wet Room - With full high quality suite and travertine tiling.

From the main reception room, staircase to

Mezzanine Floor - With wrought iron balustrade looking down to the reception/living area.

Small flight of stairs lead up to

Landing Area -

Bedroom 1 - With great views over the grounds and reservoir.

Luxury Bathroom - With full suite and shower.

Grounds And Outbuildings - The property is approached via a well maintained country lane running alongside the Ladybower and Derwent Dams and access is through a five bar gate, onto a long tarmac driveway flanked by lawned areas and a lovely bank of rhododendrons to one side leading to the Farmhouse and Barn.

The Barn has a large sitting out terrace and extensive lawned area leading off.

From the main farmhouse, further extensive lawned areas, large natural pond with water lilies and haven for wildlife. Entertaining Pavillion for outside dining. Within the garden are well stocked borders borders, mature trees and a mass of rhododendrons and thousands of spring bulbs. Large stone built workshop with power and log store to the rear.

From the garden itself, there are truly unbelievable views over the surrounding valley, adjoining woodland and down to Derwent Reservoir and up to the dam wall of Howden Reservoir. A truly breathtaking idyllic situation.

Location - The area is well known for birds of prey which make their home locally and a particular variety of birds which visit Marebottom Farm include Peregrine, Falcon, Sparrowhawk, Hen Harrier, Pheasant, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Heron, Mallard, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail and Owls as well as many other common garden birds.

The property enjoys a secluded country setting and lies some ten minutes drive from the village of Bamford and approximately thirty minutes drive through open countryside to Sheffield City Centre. Manchester City Centre is approximately 45 minutes drive by car. Bus and rail services operate from Bamford where there is also the popular 18 hole Sickleholme Golf Course.

Stone Built Detached Garage -

Generator Building And Solar Plant -

Biomass Boiler Buildings -

Alternative Energy - In the last two years, two new Biomass boilers have been installed to give very low cost and efficient heating and within the grounds are 36 panel photo-voltaic solar energy giving free electricity supported by two back-up generators. Private spring water via a treated ultraviolet treatment plant. Generator house with modern sophisticated power plant.

Planning Permission - Planning permission granted 1 July 2015, ref: NP/HPK/0515/0409 for alterations and change of use to the Barn to provide luxury self catering holiday accommodation.

Planning permission granted 6 July 2015, ref: NP/HPK/0515/0383 for an extension to the main farmhouse to give a large rear reception room and garden room and first floor en-suite bathroom.

Holiday Accommodation - Please go on the website: to obtain further details and to view a superb video of this very high quality lucrative business.

General Remarks - The property in 2015 had considerable improvements to update the Barn to a very high specification holiday accommodation.

1) Installation of two new Biomass boilers supplying the central heating and hot water, with a free 7 year maintenance contract.
2) New 36 panel, ground mounted, landscaped photo Voltaic solar energy system providing the bulk of the annual electricity consumed. Supported by two KW generator back-up. Tariff paid by Offgem, approximately £1,300 per annum.
3) The foundations to the extension and drainage have already been undertaken.
4) Satellite internet.
5) Approached off a private road, maintained by Severn Trent Water.
6) Private treated water supply.

Viewing - Strictly by appointment through our Hathersage office.

Valuer - James Mee/sw.

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