5 bedroom house for saleThe Settlement, Ockbrook, Derby
- Victorian End Townhouse
- Full of Period Charm & Character
- Boasting over 2500 square feet
- Flexible & Versatile Layout
- Three reception areas
- Five Bedrooms & Three Bathrooms
- Off Road Parking & Double Garage
- South Facing Gardens to front
- Private Rear Terrace
- Located in conservation area
This is a beautifully presented period home boasting many original features and offering a versatile layout of accommodation. The home has been lovingly restored over the years by the current owners and provides two large reception rooms with the dining room being open plan to a lovely breakfast kitchen. The home boasts high ceilings, deep set skirting boards and plenty natural light. With 5 generous bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, A useful study room and a WC and utility room the home offers plenty of facilities. There is even the option of a self-contained apartment. The home sits upon a lovely private southerly facing plot and includes off road parking and a double garage. The home sits upon a private road adjacent to the Ockbrook Private School and in the centre of this wonderful village
Accommodation - This is a beautifully presented period home boasting many original features and offering a versatile layout of accommodation. The home has been lovingly restored over the years by the current owners. Upon entering the home via the front entrance door, you are welcomed into a porch way with a gorgeous stained glass door. The hallway flooring is a replica Minton tiled floor and an Oak staircase rises to the first floor. There are original coving and period archways in the hallway and door lead off to a WC and a utility room. The principle sitting room is a lovely space with solid oak flooring and two deep set sash windows. There is a period style granite fireplace and hearth with a gas fire inset. Again, we see period cornices and picture rails.
The Dining Room again has twin deep set sash windows with a marble fireplace and gas fire inset and matching oak flooring. The room has twin sets of glazed French doors opening to the breakfast kitchen making a wonderful open plan and family friendly room. The kitchen area itself has ceramic tiled flooring with underfloor heating and a central island unit with butcher's block worktop. The kitchen itself is a hand painted bespoke kitchen with granite worktops and a Belfast sink unit. There is space for a range cooker and integrated appliances. There are twin doors leading to a kitchen garden area perfect for a Bistro table and morning coffee. From the kitchen stairs rise to an area which could easily be converted into a self-contained annexe. This level has its own independent access via a stable door to another tiled hallway. There is a lovely shower room and large store along with a study and the fifth bedroom easily usable as another reception room if needed. There is a further quarry tiled rear porch giving access to the parking area and the double garage.
The first-floor landing is galleried with oak flooring to all rooms and original doors leading to all rooms along with an external door giving access to wrought iron steps leading to the garden. The master bedroom has matching oak flooring and twin sash windows overlooking the front gardens. There is a lovely period style fireplace and tiled hearth. Bedroom 2 has another feature fireplace and coving with a door leading to the ensuite bathroom comprising shower, wash hand basin in vanity unit and WC. The third bedroom again has a sash window with restored shutters and another of the lovely fireplaces. The final bedroom to this floor has a full range of fitted wardrobes, fireplace and sash window to the side. There is a lovely contemporary family bathroom. The room has a white suite with wash hand basin in a vanity unit and freestanding roll top bath, there is a bidet, WC and a walk-in shower.
Outside - To the outside the property is approached from a gated side access giving access to the rear hallway door and via a front pathway to the front entrance door. The main fore gardens are south facing and offer a great degree of privacy and in a most peaceful tranquil setting. The front gardens are lawned with mature borders. There are a variety of seating areas and a cedar greenhouse and shed. In addition, there is the parking area for vehicles in front of the double garage with a further rear door granting access and as already noted in the main brochure there is a lovely morning terrace accessed of the kitchen.
Seller Interview - "As soon as we set eyes on this property, which was at the time divided into three different dwellings, we could see its potential to be transformed a fantastic family home once again," says the current owner of 27 The Settlement. "Therefore, we set about doing just that, making it into the five-bedroom home it is today, whilst retaining many charming original Victorian features such as the picture rails, coving on the ceilings and gorgeous sash windows, as well as original fireplaces in most rooms. There is real feeling of old and new having been combined to create a unique, welcoming home."
"The Settlement is a very special area, entering it is like stepping back in time," continues the owner. "It is a conservation area, it is largely left untouched, with a whole host of beautiful Listed buildings all set in peaceful surroundings, very secluded, like a village within a village, The Settlement is extremely charming. The popular village of Ockbrook itself is very nice, with the Apple Tree Coffee Shop, four different pubs for food and entertaining, as well as fantastic schools in both the private and state sectors." Particularly notable are Ockbrook Moravian Private School and the local primary school, with further local amenities consisting of a post office, a range of shops and facilities including a supermarket in neighbouring Borrowash. Ockbrook is also convenient for Derby city centre and Nottingham via the A52, and the Peak District only 30 minutes drive away.
The gardens are another desirable feature of this property, beautifully kept and exquisitely planted. "The previous owner, over 100 years old, was a very passionate gardener," says the current owner, "and had already established various species of perennial flowers, shrubs and trees. All year round there are surprises shooting up and coming into bloom, so there is always some colour in the garden. It is particularly lovely in Spring when the snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils begin to emerge."
Best thing about the grounds
"The yard seating area gets the morning sun at breakfast time, while the rest of the garden is in the sun all day."
What they will miss most
"We will greatly miss our home, the particular warm and welcoming charm of this lovely property."
"I love the kitchen, which is very spacious and light, It is perfect for entertaining or cooking with the family."
"With three reception rooms, the house has provided plenty of space for entertaining over the years, its welcoming atmosphere being conducive to intimate dinner parties and relaxed evenings with friends and family."
Location - The historic village of Ockbrook offers a convenient position for many amenities. For commuting there is ease of access onto the A52 which leads to junction 25 of the M1 making Nottingham, Derby, Leicester all within easy reach and commuting possibilities to the West Midlands and the North. There is a mainline station from East Midlands Parkway off the A453 or Derby Station leading to London St Pancras in around 1hr 20mins. For International travel and holidays we also have access to East Midlands Airport. The village itself offers some lovely amenities with 4 public houses, Local Churches, playgroups and village halls, and close by is the Town of Borrowash with supermarket and a shopping parade.
The home is located in the conservation area known as The Settlement with many 18th century Grade II listed buildings. The area is an oasis within the village, the elevated position allowing an enchanted view over 4 counties. Located off The Settlement is the highly renowned Ockbrook Private school founded in 1799 by the Moravian Church and there is still a church building located on the lane. For State schools, within the village there is the Redhill Primary School currently rated as Outstanding and for Secondary schooling nearby West Park School. There is also a school bus service to the highly esteemed Nottingham High School from the village.
Services - All mains services are connected
Local Authority - Erewash Borough Council
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