4 remarkable period properties for sale in Derbyshire
PUBLISHED: 10:20 09 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:20 09 March 2015
These attractively-renovated homes combine a fascinating history with beautiful internal and external features
Field Head, Upper Mayfield
Nestled in an idyllic rural location, this immaculately-presented late Victorian mansion is enveloped in two acres of landscaped gardens and enjoys panoramic countryside views.
The property boasts fine architectural features that echo the elegance and grandeur of the era in which it was built. Sympathetically refurbished and modernised over recent years, rooms include an imposing entrance hall, magnificent drawing room, dining room, stylish living kitchen with snug, office, library, a network of cellars and six bedrooms, all with en suite facilities. There’s also a separate annexe with an en suite bedroom and kitchenette.
Outbuildings include garaging, a workshop and games room, whilst the breathtaking formal gardens extend to around two acres and include a sweeping driveway. There’s also planning permission for a triple garage and leisure complex. Priced at £1,495,000. Contact Savills Nottingham (0115 934 8020)
Bluebell Cottage, Repton
This deceptively spacious cottage, in a highly sought-after area, has been tastefully extended and modernised to provide an attractive blend of period features and modern living spaces.
The original cottage is thought to date back to the 18th century and many historic features remain. Accommodation includes a breakfast kitchen with modern units and a period-style fire recess, a family room, separate study/bedroom, a living room with garden views and a dining room with access to a patio area.
The master bedroom has an en suite shower room and walk-in wardrobe, whilst two further double bedrooms are served by a modern bathroom. Outside, there’s a pretty cottage garden and ample off-road parking.
Contact Hannells Select (01332 705505), priced at £370,000
The Old Post Office Farm, Milton
This beautiful residence – the result of a two year renovation project – combines an attractive period home with state-of-the-art equestrian facilities including a Loddon Windsor stable block with three stables, an all-weather manège and an enclosed paddock, amounting to just over half an acre in total.
There’s a reception hall, lounge, dining room, breakfast kitchen, study and ground floor shower room. To the first floor is a master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en suite shower, two double bedrooms and a bathroom.
An extensive driveway and a large courtyard combine to create an appealing outdoor area. Ideal for equestrian enthusiasts, there is the opportunity to rent additional paddocks locally.
Priced at £730,000. Contact John German (01283 512244)
Castle House, Melbourne
The South Derbyshire town of Melbourne was recorded in the Domesday Book as a royal manor and interestingly, one of the country’s largest castles once covered most of the present Castle Street and Castle Square area of the town. When the castle fell into disuse in the early 17th century much of the stone was put to local use. The only remains of the castle left above ground are in the attractive gardens of Castle House – a Grade II listed former farmhouse.
Careful renovations and sensitive improvements by the current owners have ensured the six bedroom property has retained much of its period charm and many of the rooms include handsome features such as historic fireplaces and exposed ceiling beams.
The sitting room has a magnificent original oak door and staircase, plus a recessed inglenook fireplace with an oak mantel and wood-burning stove, whilst an eye-catching feature of the formal dining room is a feature fireplace with a copper canopy above. The drawing room has a painted beamed ceiling and the spacious farmhouse-style breakfast kitchen has wonderful ceiling beams, a central island and an inset Aga.
The bright garden room/conservatory has access to the courtyard area through French doors, whilst a utility room and a study room provide useful additional space. There are three bedrooms to the first floor, including a master bedroom with hand-crafted wardrobes, plus two separate bathrooms – one of which has an attractive Victorian-style suite with a free-standing bath.
On the second floor are three further double bedrooms, including one with a king post truss ceiling beam and an additional family bathroom.
The property is surrounded by approximately 2.2 acres of landscaped gardens which include formal lawns, well-stocked borders, a rose garden, fruit trees, a vegetable growing area, Victorian-style green house and ornamental feature pond. The gated courtyard is surrounded by period outbuildings converted for office use, providing a superb opportunity for redevelopment. There are two garages, a five-bay car port, a workshop, three former stables and two tack rooms.
Priced at £1,300,000. Contact Scargill Mann (01332 207720)