Four properties in beautiful Derbyshire locations
PUBLISHED: 12:18 18 November 2014 | UPDATED: 12:18 18 November 2014
A tour of some of the most appealing homes on the Derbyshire property market
Occupying a secluded spot on the western edge of Winster, this large family home is surrounded by magnificent grounds with lovely views through woods towards the tower of the village church. The wooded boundaries offer a high degree of privacy, with over 8 acres of well-managed woodland in total, whilst the beautifully landscaped gardens and paddock land extend to almost two acres.
The main section of the property is over 100 years old and this is the first time the house has been available on the open market since it was built. Extensively reburbished by the present owners, accommodation is spread over three floors in a mix of formal and informal living areas. The dining room has a splendid moulded plasterwork ceiling and a light, bright kitchen fitted with a range of bespoke units. There are three principal bedrooms on the first floor, whilst the second floor has two bedrooms designed as children’s suites, with a bedroom and a separate room for use as a combined sitting room/study or dressing room.
A stunning addition to the house is the heated indoor swimming pool which includes a spa, seating areas and French doors leading to the sun terrace. Mooresfold is guarded by electric gates which open on to a gravel driveway, where there’s a turning circle around an ornamental pond and fountain. There is also a charming courtyard area, a detached triple garage and a single garage. The village of Winster is renowned for its vast number of listed buildings, many of which were built in the 18th century. As well as a lovely Peak District location, it has a good range of facilities including two inns, a general store and post office, plus a range of state and public shools nearby. For sale with Fisher German (01530 412821) at £1,650,000, www.fishergerman.co.uk
Cloud Lodge, Mappleton
A superb rural property nestled on the eastern slope of the Dove Valley, Cloud Lodge occupies an enchanting location in four and a half acres of grounds.
Decorated in a stylish, neutral colour palette, accommodation comprises a reception hall, dining room, a lounge area with an open fire and elegant stone surround, an attractive breakfast kitchen and three spacious bedrooms, all of which have en suite facilities. There is also a study which could readily be converted into a fourth bedroom. The driveway to the property is accessed via an electric gate and is flanked by trees and rhododendrons. There are two garages, two ponds, a summerhouse, a stunning lawned garden and a large terrace which enjoys a sunny aspect and fine views. Cloud Lodge abuts the River Dove for about 50 metres and the valley footpath which runs through the area provides good walking access to Thorpe and the Peak District to the north, or Mappleton and Okeover Park to the south. The market town of Ashbourne, with its wide range of amenities, is just three miles away. For sale with John German (01335 340730) at £785,000, www.johngerman.co.uk
Situated in one of the county’s most sought-after residential areas, this glorious Grade II listed property has been renovated to an exceptional standard. The house has an imposing Georgian main elevation and the oldest part of the building is thought to date back to the 17th century. In the late 1990s, extensive refurbishments included the re-modelling of the second floor to create a stunning master bedroom suite. A splendid two bedroom annexe with a kitchen and two reception rooms was also created to the rear of the house, linking to the main property but with separate access. Other additions have included a garage and coach house studio with a lovely open loggia and raised fireplace.
The house includes an attractive Hopton Wood stone floored reception hall, three reception rooms, a spacious breakfast kitchen linking through to a stylish glazed garden room, the vast master bedroom suite, five further bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The private mature gardens are a delight and include a generous lawned area, courtyards and seating areas. There is also extensive garaging and a workshop providing storage space.
Alongside a wealth of handsome period buildings, plus the renowned Repton School which sits at the centre of the village, Repton has a good range of local facilities. There is also fast access to surrounding cities on the nearby A50. For sale with Savills Nottingham (0115 934 8020) at £1,500,000. www.savills.co.uk
This stone built property enjoys wonderful views down the Hope Valley towards Chatsworth from its elevated position. Characterful living spaces include a large hallway and good-sized dining room with stone fireplaces, a charming kitchen/breakfast room fitted with granite worksurfaces and an Aga, a triple aspect garden room, drawing room and a large sitting room with high ceilings and exposed beams.
Accommodation consists of a master bedroom suite with a dressing room and an en suite bathroom, a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom and two further double bedrooms, served by a family bathroom.
The landscaped gardens are a delight and feature extensive off-road parking, a private driveway, heated dog kennel and two double garages, above which are a gym with en suite shower room and an office/store.
Due to its location in the heart of the Peak District, Greenacres is ideally situated for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. There is good access by both road and train to Sheffield and Manchester.
For sale with Caudwell & Co (01629 810018), price on application. www.caudwellandco.com