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5 bedroom detached house for sale

South Drive, Derby

Sold STC £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Magnificent 1920's Built Period Detached Residence
  • Fantastic Location Next To The Beautiful Darley Park
  • Private Non-Through Road of Just Two Homes
  • Many Charming Period And Character Features
  • Very Appealing Warm South And West Aspects
  • Beautifully Presented And Much Improved Throughout
  • Stunning Private Mature Gardens - Must Be Seen
  • Excellent Amenities - Schools, Railway/Bus Services And Shops
  • Easy Access To Peak District And Open Countryside
  • No Chain Involved - Viewing Absolutely Essential. EPC E

Full description

DARLEY PARK - Coney Grey is a charming detached period residence of much character and is situated in the Strutts Park conservation area, one of Derby's most sought after and exclusive locations within the city boundaries. It backs directly onto Darley Park, a World Heritage Site ( and site of an old Roman fort. )

The property is understood to have been built in 1921 and is of an exceptionally attractive appearance constructed of cream painted rough cast rendered brickwork beneath a roof of tile with the principal elevation relieved by two gables and leaded stained glass windows to the first floor and to the entrance door. The elevations are further relieved by an oriel bay window, cant bay and square bays. The side elevation has an original loggia with beautiful wisteria.

The property is set in the most delightful mature grounds which really must be seen to be appreciated enjoying an exceptionally high degree of privacy and the principal areas facing both south and west with lawns, mature trees, well stocked herbaceous borders and beds and terraces ideal for al fresco dining. A gravelled driveway provides access to the large detached garage.

The property is just a walk away from City Centre, Darley Abbey, railway/bus station and the noted Cathedral Quarter which boasts some fine period architecture, designer boutiques and shops. Also within easy reach is the impressive Intu shopping centre with a state of the art cinema and a large selection of retail outlets. Friargate also offers eateries and up market bars and restaurants. Darley Park offers delightful walks down the hill to the banks of the River Derwent, cafe, rowing club, cycle path, cricket club, gym and rugby club. The property is well placed for easy access onto the A6, A38 and A52 leading to the M1. Excellent primary and secondary schools catchment area. This is a perfect location close to town but feels like you are in the countryside.

Ground Floor -

Spacious Entrance Hall - 6.38m x 2.64m x 1.85m (20'11" x 8'8" x 6'1") - With entrance door with inset circular stained glass window, deep skirting boards and architraves, high ceiling, coving to ceiling, dado rail, radiator, tiled flooring, fitted double storage cupboard with cupboard above and staircase leading to the first floor with attractive Arts and Crafts balustrade.

Cloakroom - 1.70m x 0.99m (5'7" x 3'3") - With low level WC, fitted wash basin, slate tiled flooring, high ceiling, coving to ceiling, sealed unit double glazed obscure window and internal panelled door.

Sitting Room - 5.54m into bay x 4.45m (18'2" into bay x 14'7") - With chimney breast with fireplace with interesting Ancaster dressed stone surround matching raised hearth and open fire grate (the fireplace surround is believed to have come from Osmaston Hall), deep skirting boards and architraves, high ceiling, coving to ceiling, fitted book shelving and fitted base cupboards either side of the chimney breast, exposed wood flooring, featured bay window with half glazed door giving access to veranda, two radiators, side window with aspect over veranda and garden, glazed internal door and wide open archway opening into second sitting room.

Second Sitting Room - 5.87m into bay x 4.88m (19'3" into bay x 16') - A fine fireplace with original polished hardwood surround incorporating a display mantel, slate slips, matching raised hearth and recessed living flame burning coal gas fire, deep skirting boards and architraves, high ceiling, coving to ceiling, matching exposed wood flooring, fitted book shelving with two radiators beneath with radiator covers, additional third radiator into bay window, bay window overlooking the garden and veranda, fourth radiator, internal multi-paned window and open archway leading back into the first sitting room.

Combined First And Second Sitting Room - 10.57m x 5.77m x 4.42m x 3.61m overall (34'8" x 18 - This is a beautiful light and spacious area within the house and can be divided into two areas if desired or as one main living room.

Library/Study - 5.44m x 3.56m (17'10" x 11'8") - With deep skirting boards and architraves, high ceiling, coving to ceiling, two matching multi-paned windows to front, multi-paned window to side, two radiators, fitted book shelving, original fitted floor to ceiling double storage cupboard and two matching glazed internal doors.

Dining Room/Garden Room - 4.37m x 3.66m (14'4" x 12') - A delightful very light room having a full room width double glazed picture window enjoying a southerly aspect over the garden with coving to ceiling, two radiators, fitted storage cupboards providing a pleasant seating area overlooking the delightful garden, sealed unit double glazed picture window, sealed unit double glazed French doors opening onto garden, block wood flooring and glazed door giving access to kitchen.

Bespoke Kitchen By Osbournes Of Derbyshire - 4.19m x 3.20m x 2.54m (13'9" x 10'6" x 8'4") - Swedish beech flooring, twin inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, hand crafted base units with drawer and cupboard fronts, wall and base fitted units with polished granite and solid beech wood work tops, built-in four ring gas hob with extractor hood over, built-in two electric fan assisted ovens, integrated dishwasher, sealed unit double glazed window with window seat with pleasant aspect over garden, high ceiling, coving to ceiling, spotlights to ceiling, two matching china display cabinets, radiator with attractive radiator cover over, archway and glazed internal door.

Walk-In Pantry - 1.80m x 1.22m (5'11" x 4') - With matching wood flooring, fitted shelving, multi-pane obscured window and panelled door.

Bespoke Utility By Osbournes Of Derbyshire - 2.72m x 2.36m (8'11" x 7'9") - With single stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, fitted wall and base cupboards with matching worktops, plumbing for automatic washing machine, tiled flooring, multi-pane window with aspect over garden, Worcerster Greenstar Ri boiler with hot water cylinder, radiator, space for tall fridge/freezer and panelled door.

Side Entrance - With half glazed door giving access to the side of the property which in turn leads to the driveway, garage and garden.

First Floor Landing - With the continuation of the attractive Art and Crafts balustrade, radiator, deep skirting boards and architraves, high ceiling, coving to ceiling, access to roof space, stained glass window with secondary double glazing with pleasant view of Darley Park and beyond.

Spacious Master Bedroom - 4.90m x 3.71m (16'1" x 12'2") - With deep skirting boards and architraves, high ceiling, coving to ceiling, two matching fitted wardrobes with cupboards above, multi-pane window with aspect over garden, open archway leading into dressing room and internal panel door.

Dressing Room - 3.73m x 2.11m into wardrobes (12'3" x 6'11" into w - With four fitted double wardrobes, radiator, multi-pane window with aspect over garden and door giving access to en-suite bathroom.

En-Suite Bathroom - 3.68m x 2.18m (12'1" x 7'2") - With featured walk-in double shower cubicle with chrome fittings including shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, bidet, heritage style radiator, slate tiled flooring, wood panelling, spotlights to ceiling, attractive tiling, double glazed Velux window and internal door with inset mirror.

Bedroom 2 - 4.39m x 4.22m (14'5" x 13'10") - With chimney breast, radiator, deep skirting boards and architraves, high ceiling, featured circular multi-pane window, multi-pane window with secondary double glazing with aspect over garden and internal panelled door.

Bedroom 3 - 3.51m x 2.84m (11'6" x 9'4") - With deep skirting boards and architraves, high ceiling, radiator, multi-pane window with charming aspect over Darley Park. Internal panelled door.

Bedroom 4 - 3.76m into bay x 3.05m (12'4" into bay x 10") - With fitted double wardrobe, deep skirting boards and architraves, high ceiling, radiator, bay window incorporating multi-pane windows with views over garden and towards Darley Park, internal panelled door and open space leading into bedroom 5/study.

Bedroom 5/Study - 2.72m x 2.46m (8'11" x 8'1") - Access is through bedroom 4, with radiator, character multi-pane window, aspect over garden and Darley Park.

Family Bathroom - 3.33m x 3.15m x 1.85m (10'11" x 10'4" x 6'1") - In white with original bath and pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, double shower cubicle with electric shower, wood panelling, high ceilings, deep skirting boards and architraves, heritage style radiator, slate tiled flooring, two multi-pane obscured windows and internal panelled door.

Outside - The delightful mature gardens enjoy a warm south to west aspect and really must be seen to be appreciated backing directly onto Darley Park and screened by an interesting old stone wall to the rear, neat hedging and including an extensive paved sun terrace with low balustrade having a mature clematis. Awning immediately in front of the garden room providing shade when required to this southerly area. The sun terrace continues to the side providing a westerly evening sitting area adjacent to the charming loggia/veranda with mature wisteria.

Steps from the terrace give way to a natural stone path having a central bed and adjacent beds containing a fascinating selection of mature ornamental shrubs, trees and plants. A lawn gently rises from this area again having well stocked inset beds, edged to one side by a gravelled path and fruit trees. To the opposite side of the central bed there is an additional lawn, fine selection of mature trees. Charming area ideal for al fresco dining, this area edged with block paving and enjoying a westerly aspect. A further seating area with pergola over provides a pleasant area.

The property is set back from the pavement edge behind a deep fore garden with stone retaining wall, well stocked variation of flower beds and plants and gravelled pathway leading to the entrance door with stained glass. A gravelled driveway provides car standing space for approximately four/five cars and leads to a large brick and tile garage.

Large Detached Brick And Tiled Garage - 6.27m x 3.89m (20'7" x 12'9") - With power and lighting and double opening front door.

Timber Store - 3.05m x 2.13m (10' x 7') - With light, outside power and cold water tap.

Directions - The approach from Derby is to proceed straight up Duffield Road eventually turning right into Belper Road and South Drive will be located on the left hand side of which there are only two houses on this particular road with direct gated entrance to Darley Park and Coney Grey will be located on the right.


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01 August 2018

Nearest stations

  • Derby (1.4 mi)
  • Peartree (2.4 mi)
  • Spondon (3.3 mi)
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15 Melbourne Court, Millennium Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8LZ

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Nearest stations

  • Derby (1.4 mi)
  • Peartree (2.4 mi)
  • Spondon (3.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fletcher & Company, Derby

15 Melbourne Court, Millennium Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8LZ

01332 448154 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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