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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton, Derbyshire

Offers in Region of £985,000

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Hierons Wood is a beautifully presented, individually designed 1920's Arts and Crafts styled family residence, commanding an ELEVATED position and enjoying stunning far reaching VIEWS. The detached stone built property is set within 4 ACRES of tranquil mature woodland, ideal for OUTDOOR business pursuits. Yet is conveniently located within the sought after village of Little Eaton with its excellent local amenities and ECCLESBOURNE School catchment.

Directions - Leave Belper along the A6 south Derby Road, proceed for some time passing through Milford and entering Duffield. Take the left hand turn onto Church Street signposted Little Eaton, proceed over the river bridge and turn right onto Eaton bank. Continue for sometime eventually reaching Duffield Road and the cricket green, turn left onto Church Lane and left again onto Vicarage Lane. Proceed up the hill where Hierons Wood can be found on the left hand side. Proceed up the private sweeping driveway, through the woodland.

Constructed in the 1920s from locally quarried stone the impressive residence offers a rare opportunity to acquire a character family home, cleverly extended to provide generously proportioned, yet versatile modern living with many period features. The principal accommodation enjoys the southerly aspect being bathed in natural light and enjoying far reaching open views over the Derwent Valley. Comprising an elegant entrance hallway with original oak staircase and doors, naturally light sitting room, which opens into a cleverly designed circular garden room offering panoramic views of the evening sunsets, separate dining room with a charming window seat, guest WC. The fitted kitchen extends into an open plan breakfast room with generous utility room and traditional pantry off. There is a galleried mezzanine level with full height feature window and family room. To the first floor the spacious landing with feature apex window provides access to four double bedrooms one with en-suite facility, family bathroom and separate WC. To the second floor is a generous master suite with en-suite bathroom, walk in wardrobe and home office, having an impressive eye brow window enjoying stunning views over Derby.

Benefitting from gas central heating, bespoke hardwood double glazed windows and doors and security alarm system.

Hieron Wood is accessed via a private sweeping driveway passing through mature gardens and looping through established woodland providing dappled glimpses of the house and garage. To the south elevation is the principle garden, mainly laid to lawn with paved seating areas, mature herbaceous borders and a further raised lawn is bordered by mature deciduous trees. The well stocked gardens wrap around to the west, overlooked by the garden room and bordered with lavender and hydrangea, gently sloping to a delightful tiered rose garden.

The grounds extend to approx four acres of woodland teeming with wildlife and native tree varieties such as oak, beech and maple. There is a second vehicular access from Vicarage Lane with many tracks leading to a clearing off mixed grasses with interesting rock faces from the early quarry. Subject to planning consents the grounds could be used for a variety of uses in the leisure industry such as camping or specialised outdoor activities.

Little Eaton is a sought after village with a real community at its heart, having excellent local amenities ie primary school, Ecclesbourne School catchment area, church, popular village pubs and restaurants, local shops and facilities. Situated just three and a half miles from Derby City with easy access to major road links ie A6, A38 and M1. There are fast rail connections from Derby Station to London St Pancras and the south east. East Midlands Airport is within 19 miles. To the North is the stunning Peak District National Park.



Reception Hallway - 22'1 X 9'2 (6.73m X 2.79m) - A spacious and elegant hallway having a quarter turn staircase rising to the first floor accommodation with a staircase window flooding the hallway with natural light. There is a fitted dado rail and coving to the ceiling. There is a central heating radiator, telephone point and a panelled door opening into a useful under stairs cloak cupboard with hanging space, storage shelving and a front aspect leaded window.

A further panelled door opens into:

Guest Wc - 7'4 X 3'10 (2.24m X 1.17m) - Appointed with a white close coupled W.C and pedestal wash hand basin. There is a leaded casement window with obscured glass, period dado rail, coving, wall lighting and a central heating radiator.

From the reception hallway an original oak door opens to:

Sitting Room - 22'5 X 20'9 Measured into the fireplace recess (6.83m X 6.32m Measured into the fireplace recess) - A bright and spacious room with dual aspect leaded casement windows to the front and rear with leaded glass French doors opening onto the gardens. The room has original fitted picture rail and an inglenook recess with a feature fire surround with marble insert and hearth housing an open grate, central heating radiators, wall and centre light points and a television aerial point. Open into :

Garden Room - 12'7 X 9'5 (3.84m X 2.87m) - A cleverly designed semi circular room having double glazed windows set upon a dwarf wall, enjoying delightful one hundred and eighty degree views over the gardens and the surrounding open countryside. A glazed entrance door opens onto a flagged terrace to the rear of the property. The room has a feature semi-conical ceiling, ceramic tiles to the floor and curved architectural feature central heating radiators with thermostatic valves.

Dining Room - 17' X 4'8 (5.18m X 1.42m) - Having leaded casement windows, with fitted secondary glazing, overlooking the gardens and with views to the open countryside. There is a fitted window seat and the room has a fine original fireplace with a polished oak surround and fender with a tiled insert and hearth housing an open grate, recessed shelving, wall lighting and a fitted picture rail.

Kitchen - 15'7 X 12'5 (4.75m X 3.78m) - Appointed with a range of solid beech base cupboards, drawers, eye level units and corner cabinet with spice drawers with solid maple work surface over incorporating inset twin bowl with mixer tap and waste disposal unit. Integrated appliances include an eye level electric oven and grill, four ring ceramic hob, two burner gas hob, plumbing for dishwasher and space for fridge. There is a central island unit with granite work surface and cupboard storage beneath, vertical central heating radiator, an original built-in crockery cupboard, Amtico flooring and a hardwood double glazed window overlooks the garden. There is a serving hatch open to the breakfast room. Concealed behind panelled doors is a boiler cupboard housing the gas fired boiler which serves the domestic hot water and central heating system and providing linen storage and hanging space.

Store Cupboard - 6'3 X5'8 (1.91m X 1.73m) - Fitted with light and shelving.

Inner Lobby - 5'11 X 2'10 (1.80m X 0.86m) - With doors leading to:

Pantry - 7'5 X 6'10 (2.26m X 2.08m) - With front aspect leaded casement windows, fitted storage shelving and tiled thrawl.

Store Room - 4' X 2'9 (1.22m X 0.84m) - Having a leaded window with obscured glass and fitted bottle rack.

Utility Room - 14' X 12'2 (4.27m X 3.71m) - Having a glazed entrance door, with obscured glass, opening onto the driveway at the front of the property. The room has Amtico quarry tile finish to the floor and a range of storage cupboards and drawers set beneath a work surface with an inset twin bowl stainless sink with mixer tap. Beneath the work surface there is space and connection for an automatic washing machine and space and vent for a tumble dryer. There is ample space for further white goods, such as a cabinet freezer. The room has a ladder style dual fuel central heating radiator .A half glazed door opens into the garage.

Breakfast Room - Having a dual height ceiling with Velux skylights flooding the room with natural light and exposing the galleried mezzanine landing. Two pairs of glazed patio doors open onto the flagstone terrace and gardens. The room has a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve, television aerial point and telephone point.

From the breakfast room steps rise to a split level landing with a glazed entrance door set within a full height glazed panel with feature circular window set within the apex. The door opens onto the gardens to the rear of the property. There is a useful store.

Mezannine Landing - With oak balustrade overlooking the breakfast room and a range of storage cupboards with sliding doors and fitted shelving. There is a telephone point and panelled door opening to:

Family Room/Bedroom - 21' X 9'5 (6.40m X 2.87m) - Built into the shape of the roof with a full gable end window overlooking the woodland to the rear of the property. There is a Velux skylight window enjoying superb views over the driveway, gardens and open countryside beyond, useful eaves storage space. This versatile room could easily form part of and annex for dependent relative or nanny accommodation, it would make an ideal work space or hobby room.

On The First Floor -

Galleried Landing - 21' X 9'1 (6.40m X 2.77m) - A spacious landing with leaded casement windows, with secondary glazing, overlooking the driveway. There is a central heating radiator, period dado rail, picture rail and coving to the ceiling. From the landing steps rise via a half landing, with a floor length lantern window, to the second floor.

Family Bathroom - 8'9 X 7'7 (2.67m X 2.31m) - Appointed with a white period suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with Victorian style mixer taps and hand held shower spray and over the bath is a Mira Event electric shower. There is a central heating radiator and a good range of built-in linen cupboards housing the hot water cylinder.

Seperate Wc - 5'3' X 3' (1.60m X 0.91m) - Appointed with a close coupled W.C, window with obscured and leaded glass and central heating radiator.

Bedroom Two - 12'5 X 12'1 (3.78m X 3.68m) - With dual aspect leaded casement windows taking advantage of the fine far reaching views afforded by the property. The room has built in wardrobes with hanging rail, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and a panelled door opening to:

Ensuite Shower Room - 8'9 X 3'11 (2.67m X 1.19m) - Appointed with tiled shower cubicle with mixer shower, dual flush W.C and contemporary wash hand basin with pillar tap and storage cupboard beneath with a large fitted mirror over. The room is illuminated by inset spotlights and there is a ladder style towel radiator and an extractor fan.

Bedroom Three - 14'8 X 13'1 (4.47m X 3.99m) - Having leaded casement windows with views, original picture rail, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and a built in wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving.

Bedroom Four - 14'11 X 12'11 (4.55m X 3.94m) - With dual aspect leaded casement windows with views over the open countryside. The room has a fitted picture rail and central heating radiator.

Bedroom Five - 9'2 X 11'3 (2.79m X 3.43m) - Having leaded casement windows overlooking the driveway and the woodland to the front of the property. The room has a fitted picture rail and a central heating radiator.

On The Second Floor - To the SECOND FLOOR LANDING where there is a loft access hatch.

Home Office - 15' X 10'10 (4.57m X 3.30m) - With a pair of leaded gable end windows enjoying the superb far reaching views. The room is currently used as a study and has fitted shelving, work benches and telephone points.

Master Suite - 18'9 X 16'4 (5.72m X 4.98m) - A delightfully light and spacious room having a bespoke semi circular dormer window, with original leaded panels, enjoying superb views over the gardens to the open countryside that surrounds the area. The room is open to the apex of the roof, with built in wardrobes with hanging space and fitted shelving, central heating radiators with thermostatic valves, television aerial point, telephone point and reading lights.

Ensuite Bathroom/Dressing Room - 14'2 X 11'3 measured into the wardrobes (4.32m X 3.43m measured into the wardrobes) - Having a leaded casement gable end window overlooking the garden and woodland and apex ceiling. Appointed with a range of built in wardrobes, with sliding mirror fronts, providing ample hanging space. There is a suite with panelled bath having mixer taps and hand held shower spray, his and hers wash hand basins set within a tiled work surface with storage cupboards beneath, close coupled W.C. And matching bidet. There is a tiled shower cubicle with mixer shower. The room has an extractor fan and a central heating radiator.

Outside - The property is approached via a sweeping driveway flanked by lawns and well stocked gardens with established borders with flowering plants and ornamental shrubs. The driveway continues around a large turning circle flanked by woodland with mature trees and fine ornamental shrubs, terminating in a large parking area to the front of the property with access to the integral garage

Double Integral Garage - 18'2 X 15'11 (5.54m X 4.85m) - With an electrically operated double width roller shutter vehicular access door, rear and side aspect windows, power and lighting. Off the garage is a LOG STORE 7' x 5'11' (2.13m x 1.8m) with a light.

Gardens - To the side of the property is an area of garden with a semi circular lawn enclosing the garden room with lavender beds, rockery garden and paved seating areas, perfect for alfresco dining enjoying the stunning views and a high degree of privacy.

Woodland - The property sits in four acres of mature woodland with paths and driveway meandering through a good range of deciduous trees. There is a grass clearing with rock faces formed by the earlier quarry, from which the stone was taken to build the house. Within the woodland is a pre fabricated garage and large open log store. The Woodland with separate access provides the opportunity to create outdoor leisure pursuits subject to necessary permissions.

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