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5 bedroom house for sale

Alkmonton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Guide Price £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Large detached individual, architect designed barn conversion
  • 4 Bedrooms all with en-suites
  • Master Bedroom with en-suite also benefits from a dressing area and private balcony.
  • Additional bedroom on the ground floor with separate bathroom
  • Stunning private grounds of circa 3 acres
  • International standard ménage
  • 3 stables
  • Large workshop

Full description

Hungry Bentley Barn is an imposing, architect designed, detached family home finished to the highest specification. The house, formally the old coach house to the adjacent 17th Century grade 11 listed Bentley Hall, is set within approximately 3 acres of grounds comprising of formal gardens, a paddock, three stables, a tack room, an international size ménage and a large workshop.

This former coach house offers over 3,700 sq.ft of versatile living space with a generous reception room with open fire, a dining area, a large bespoke oak kitchen with granite worktops, a Marshall oil fired range cooker and underfloor heating throughout the property. The ground floor also comprises of an annexe with it's own bathroom and kitchen, a large laundry room and a study.

The first floor is accessed via an oak staircase that leads to the beautiful oak beamed galleried landing. The master bedroom has a large en-suite with dressing area, and a private balcony. The first floor also benefits from a snug/library area and three further bedrooms, all of which have en-suites and fitted wardrobes.

The outside has circa 3 acres of land comprising of formal gardens, two car garage, a paddock, three stables, a international standard ménage and a large workshop.

Accommodation - The former coach house to the neighbouring 17th century grade 11 listed Bentley Hall, Hungry Bentley barn is immersed in local history.

On entering you are greeted by the striking and spacious reception hall that showcases the spindle oak balustraded staircase which leads to a galleried landing. The ground floor consists of a guest cloakroom with a high-quality suite and Italian limestone tiles with underfloor heating that runs throughout the property.

The generously sized reception room and dining room benefit from a large fireplace, Italian limestone floor with underfloor heating, oak beams and oak framed windows that flood the room with natural light. The reception room leads to the annexe/ 5th bedroom that benefits from its own bathroom and well appointed modern kitchen. The kitchen leads to the large laundry room and study that both benefit from large oak framed windows.

The heart of the home has to be the handmade high-quality oak kitchen, complemented by granite worktops and central island providing useful seating. The butler sink overlooks the grounds and access to the summer house is gained via the double doors. The kitchen is spacious enough to accommodate a dining area due to the adjoining open plan sitting area with it's log burner.

The galleried landing is very spacious and provides access to the snug / library and the four double bedrooms all with en-suites. The master bedroom suite benefits from a dressing area and ensuite bathroom complete with a jacuzzi style bath and separate shower. The position of the master bedroom benefits from stunning views that are obtained from the private South facing balcony that is a perfect hideaway for morning coffee. The three further bedrooms all have their own fitted wardrobes and ensuite facility and are all genuine double bedrooms.

Vendor's Interview - Hungry Bentley Barn is rurally situated between the Derbyshire villages of Alkmonton and Cubley, five miles from the market town of Ashbourne which acts as a gateway point to the southern edge of the Peak District and The National Trust's Dovedale Valley. When current owners Brian and Jane bought the property 15 years ago it was derelict, however they could see the potential to create an amazing home; "the large amount of space, fantastic location and views were a winning combination and the idea of a conversion project was very exciting to us", says Jane. The property has undeniably been developed into an outstanding home offering spacious and practical living with an air of luxury including extensive gardens, outbuildings, stables and a full-size ménage.

The area is sought after by commuters and families with well-reputed schools within easy reach as well as the A50, which links to the M1 and M6 only four miles away. East Midlands Airport can be reached in 30-minutes. "The area has many attractions; the Peak District, fine country houses like Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, Alton Towers and the FA's St Georges Park, which is only 20-minutes away. For socialising and eating out, The Yeavley Arms, which hosts live music most Saturdays, and The Lighthouse Restaurant in Boylestone come highly recommended", says Jane.

What they will miss most
"There is so much we will miss; the beautiful surroundings, watching the sun set from the terrace or gazebo, sitting under our favourite tree, alfresco dining and the closeness of the horses and car workshop facilities. We are moving to downsize as there are now only two of us and fewer cars and horses".

Best thing about the grounds

"The gazebo allows us to enjoy the garden all year round which is fantastic, and the international sized ménage with mirrors for exercising dressage horses has been much enjoyed. We love the beautiful views of the Weaver Hills which can be seen from the windows of the landing/library area".


Favourite room

"A favourite room is our bespoke kitchen with range cooker and plenty of space for a large dining table and chairs. The space also has a separate seating and TV area which is light and airy yet delightfully cosy in the winter".


Memorable event

"It would be our joint 50th birthday party with a marquee on the lawn; we invited 100 people to celebrate our combined 100 years. The property lends itself well to entertaining with ample parking for large groups".

Outside - The property is approached through electrically operated double gates which leads to an extensive driveway providing off road parking for a multitude of vehicles. The double garage has potential to be utilised as a games room, gym or office space, subject to planning. The grounds measure circa 3 acres with formal grounds that include a summerhouse, a paddock, three stables and tack room, a 60m x 20m ménage and a large workshop.

There is also the potential to purchase an additional two plots of land adjacent to the property. Plot 1 measuring 4.1 acres with stables and a hay barn, and plot 2 measures 11.14 acres with planning for a large agricultural shed.

Location - Alkmonton is a highly desirable Derbyshire hamlet. The positioning of the hamlet offers great commuting with easy access to the A38 and the A50, that provide further access to the M1.

This quaint hamlet is surrounded by open countryside and is just 5 miles away from the market town of Ashbourne. The area is also the perfect gateway to the Peak District.

Services To The Property - Mains water and Electricity are connected to the property. The property also benefits from oil fired central heating.

Local Authority - Derbyshire Dales District 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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  • Tutbury & Hatton (6.0 mi)
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