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4 bedroom house for sale

Willow Pit Lane, Hilton, Derby

Offers in Excess of £600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superior Barn Conversion
  • Select development of 5 homes
  • Just over 2.5 Acres of Grounds
  • Immaculately presented throughout
  • Equestrian possibilities (2 Acres of paddocks)
  • Three Reception Areas
  • Breakfast kitchen & Utility Rooms
  • Four Bedrooms plus Study
  • Double garage (plans to expand granted)
  • Delightful rural setting

Full description

Swallow Barn is a Superior Barn conversion located in a wonderful rural setting within a courtyard of 5 select homes. This is a unique property with ample and versatile reception space, four bedrooms, Shower Room, Utility room & 2 ensuites and with the added bonus of sitting upon a wonderful plot made up of formal gardens and approximately 2 acres of at paddock land with equestrian possibilities. The home is ripe for further expansion if required.

Accommodation - Swallow Barn is a Superior Barn conversion located in a wonderful rural setting within a courtyard of 5 select homes. This is a unique property with ample and versatile reception space, four bedrooms, Shower Room, Utility room & 2 en suites and with the added bonus of sitting upon a wonderful plot made up of formal gardens and approximately 2 acres of flat paddock land with equestrian possibilities. The home is ripe for further expansion if required.

The home is immaculately presented throughout and has a lovely feeling as you soon as you enter the spacious galleried hallway, large enough for a seating area beneath the stairs. The ground floor has under floor heating so making the entrance inviting and the whole home feel incredible cosy. Accessed off the hallway is the formal dining room which is open plan to both the breakfast kitchen and the garden room which is a delightful reception space designed to maximise the evening sunset views and benefitting from French doors leading out to the rear terrace and decking.

The breakfast kitchen has quality bespoke solid oak units and granite composite work surfaces and a useful walk in pantry. The rural theme is further emphasised with a Stanley range cooker which also supplies the central heating and hot water, and a stable door leading to a utility room which in turn has a further stable door leading to the rear gardens. In addition, the home also has a ground floor study and there are two ground floor bedrooms served by a well-appointed shower room.

The first floor has a mezzanine landing with picture windows looking over the rear gardens and fields beyond. In turn, this leads to a wonderful lounge which features solid wood flooring and a vaulted ceiling with some exposed beams and a log burner set into an brick inglenook replace. To this floor there is the master bedroom complete with a full en suite bathroom and an array of wardrobes and dressing table. There is a useful further landing area complete with more storage. The second bedroom to this floor features a Velux window and again has full en suite facility.

Outside - Externally the home is located at the end of a driveway, owned by this barn, with gated access which then leads onto a detached double garage which has plans to be expanded further and to the fore of this is ample parking.

The formal rear gardens are delightfully landscaped and provide privacy and have an array of seating areas, decked patios and leading on to lawned gardens which then back on to open fields and being west facing provide a sunny aspect throughout the day and some spectacular sunsets of an evening. There are then in the region of 2 acres of at land which have been planted to provide a tranquil woodland setting perfect for equestrian use. The owners have added a large pond with adjacent log chalet which has its own decking and is a wonderful place to end an evening.

Vendor Interview - “We had been looking for an old property or a barn to convert for several years and this barn was in a derelict state when we found it. However, we immediately saw the potential and so began the process of turning it into our dream home,” says Pat. “The rear of the barn is west facing and for the first couple of months, we walked down here every day at various times to get a feel for the light before we even started on the building work. We meticulously planned everything, from the north east facing pantry to the underfloor heating which was actually quite revolutionary 19 years ago.”

“We took advice from the local Wildlife Trust and planted several hundred natural British trees including alder, larch, walnut, hazelnut, fruit trees (that I got for a bargain in a local garden centre!) chestnut, willow and copper beach,” says Pat. “We maintain several walks through the woods and it’s full of plants designed to attract insects and birds. It’s like a Nature Reserve and from our garden room we’re treated to the view of buzzards and foxes in the fields with their lovely specimen trees.”

“The villages of Etwall and Hilton are two miles in each direction and they both have several small shops, as well as an Aldi Supermarket, with several pubs, takeaways and restaurants. There is a thriving community in both villages consisting of various groups including Guides, Scouts, football teams, Women’s Institute and the Churches.”

“We have the protection of being in a small community of six dwellings so don’t feel isolated,” says Terry “We’re about 9 miles away from Derby and a mile away from the A50 which links to the M1 and the M6. We’re well positioned for commuting to Leicester, Birmingham, Nottingham and Burton on Trent.”

“There is planning permission in place to double the size of the existing garage to contain a workshop and home office and to extend the ground floor double sized bedroom.”

“During the colder months, we love spending time in the Winter Lounge upstairs. It’s so warm and cosy, especially when the wood burning stove is lit in the inglenook fireplace and we love the sound of rain teeming on to the Velux windows, it’s absolutely gorgeous. Our favourite summer room is the Garden Room with its stunning views out into the garden and the fields beyond. We also enjoy what we call the ‘Gin and Tonic Balcony’ on the landing, it’s just perfect with large windows and a seating area.”

We are both keen photographers and with the barn facing West, we are treated to the most amazing sunsets. We’ve taken thousands of photos and have even published a book of our photographs

“We’ve hosted many charitable events including children’s picnics for the Sunday School, coffee mornings for a Ladies Group and a Horse racing evening for our local Church, as well as social events for our Rotary walking group. We celebrated Pat’s Downton Abbey themed fancy dress 70th birthday party with family and friends, enjoying an evening tea party served on three tiered platters accompanied by champagne. We had two marquees on the meadow and there’s off road parking for up to 40 cars.”

“We’re leaving because we’re at a time in our lives where we want to make the decision to move and be young enough to enjoy our future life together with our new puppy. We’re looking for a new home with a smaller garden requiring less maintenance. We’ll certainly miss the open space and of course, those amazing sunsets.”

Location - The Property is located upon Willowpit Lane and is in a great commuting position with ease of access to the a50, A38, A516 and even the A52. From here you can commute far and wide yet live in a truly rural setting. The home is located in a courtyard setting but has retained ownership of the drive. There is an excellent range of amenities in nearby Hilton and Etwall Villages and the home is set within Hilton Primary school catchment and for secondary school is John Port School. The home also offers good access to Repton Private school and Derby Grammar and High Schools. Tutbury and Hatton Railway station is some 2.7 Miles away which links to Derby Station with London 1hr and 20 mins from here. The property is located close to Derbyshire’s Peak District national park and all the amenities we have on offer there.

Services - Mains Water, Mains Electrics, Septic Tank, Oil fired Central heating

Local Authority - South Derbyshire District Council

Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendor’s agents Fine & Country – Contact Lee Armstrong on 01332 973881 or 07496 710557

Website - For more information visit

Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 8.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Sunday 11.00 am - 5.00 pm

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
29 April 2017


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