Six outstanding properties in Derbyshire and the Peak District
PUBLISHED: 16:32 12 May 2014 | UPDATED: 16:32 12 May 2014
A tour of some of the most attractive homes on the county property market
Booths Farm, Hathersage
Breathtaking views over the beautiful Hope Valley can be enjoyed from this Grade II listed farmhouse. An ideal home for those with equestrian interests, the property is set in just under three acres of land with a large paddock, two stone-built stables and a tack room.
Inside, eye-catching features include exposed oak beams and original fireplaces. The gritstone fireplace in the sitting room bears what is believed to be the Eyre coat of arms.
Living space includes a breakfast kitchen, dining room, study, rear hall with an original stone staircase and a ground floor guest bedroom that benefits from en suite facilities. To the first floor, the master bedroom has an en suite dressing room and en suite bathroom, and there are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The landscaped formal gardens are a delight and have a stunning southerly aspect. For sale with Saxton Mee (01433 650009) at £850,000.
The Old Rectory, Cubley
Almost hidden by trees and tucked away behind St Andrew’s Church, this picturesque Grade II listed property enjoys a sought-after village location within ‘Derby’s golden triangle’. The property was originally constructed in the mid-18th century and Regency additions were made in the early part of the 19th century.
Besides various comfortable reception rooms, there is a study, kitchen/breakfast room, pantry, utility room and cellars. There are eight double bedrooms – including a marvellous master bedroom with an en suite bathroom – and two further bathrooms. Large gardens, a patio, tennis court and woodland and pasture land stretching to just over five acres in total all add to the property’s idyllic feel. There’s also a double garage and an excellent self-contained flat. For sale with Caudwell & Co (01629 810018), price on application.
The Old Farmhouse, Hilton
Having been sensitively restored, this vast former farmhouse combines the elegance and space of a three storey period home with the comfort of a modern and contemporary property.
Immaculate accommodation comprises a reception hallway, attractive morning room, formal lounge/dining room, an excellent breakfast kitchen, wine cellar, second ‘prep kitchen’ and a utility room. The master bedroom has a luxury en suite shower room, and there are six further bedrooms and various bathrooms. The surrounding gardens and paddock land extend to just over an acre, and a further four and a half acre paddock is available to rent. For sale with John German (01283 512244) at £750,000.
The Old School, Fenny Bentley
Tasteful refurbishments at this spacious four bedroomed home, set in the unique surroundings of a former school, have resulted in an attractive blend of original features. Interestingly, the bell and bell tower are still in place!
There’s a reception hall, study, sitting room and large dining kitchen. Two of the bedrooms have en suite facilities and there is also a family bathroom. Garaging, outbuildings and a pleasant front garden complete the package. For sale with Fidler Taylor (01335 346246) at £465,000.
The Old Post Office, Ticknall
A highlight of this impressive detached home is the beautiful mezzanine bedroom that overlooks the sitting room, where there is a splendid vaulted ceiling and exposed roof trusses. Other charming living spaces include the bespoke dining kitchen, which features an Aga set within the brick chimney breast. A second lounge/bedroom, snug, utility room and shower room would be ideal for use as a separate annexe. There are two more double bedrooms, a family bathroom, wonderful gardens, a driveway and garage. For sale with Howkins & Harrison (01827 718021) at £675,000.
Sunnybank, Matlock Bath
Though currently a wonderful family home, this beautiful detached Victorian property was previously a Bed and Breakfast and has six bedrooms – five of which have en suite facilities. The building itself is believed to date back to around 1886 and sympathetic improvements have helped to create an attractive and versatile home with superb business potential. Period features such as sash windows and open fireplaces are combined with modern contemporary fixtures and fittings. For sale with Hannells Select (01332 556633) at £599,950.