01629 760 899
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27 Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3NF
London Office - 121 Park Lane, W1
 0207 318 7087

£950,000

Press Lane, Alton, Ashover, Derbyshire, S42 6AH
7 Bedroomed Detached House

Key features:

  • Two Acres
  • Stables & Paddocks
  • £26,000 Income
  • Renovated Farmhouse
  • Desirable Village Location
  • Within Catchment of Highly Regarded Primary School
  • Well Established Gardens to Front & Land to Rear
  • PLANNING CONSENT for Further Holiday Cottages
  • Gravelled, Sweeping Driveway
  • Amazing Views

An exceptionally well presented, stone built, farmhouse property; along with two holiday cottages and stables set in approximately of two acres of paddock and gardens.  Located in a delightful rural position on the outskirts of the parish of Ashover, surrounded by delightful open countryside.The farmhouse offers four double bedrooms, master en-suite, family bathroom, sitting room, garden room, dining room, family room/study and farmhouse style dining kitchen.Old Blacksmith's Cottage offers two bedrooms, currently set as a double and a twin with en suite shower rooms and an open plan living dining kitchen. Byre Cottage offers one double bedroom, bathroom and open plan living dining kitchen.There are gardens to the front and rear of the property and a driveway providing ample off road parking. The holiday cottages currently provide an income of £26k gross.

Alton is a picturesque hamlet surrounded by open countryside where there are many fine walks with horse riding and fishing facilities close by.  Located in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, close to the popular village of Ashover, where there are excellent local amenities, including the highly regarded Ashover Primary School, doctors surgery, post office and butcher’s shop, public houses and Church.Alton lies within easy reach of the towns of Chesterfield (6.5miles) and Matlock (5.5miles) and is within easy commuting distance to Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield.

Farm House

A traditional stone built Derbyshire farmhouse with a date stone of 1814.

Entering the property via a panelled entrance door which is protected by a storm canopy set upon decorative stone corbels.  The door opens to:

ENTRANCE HALLWAY 4'6 x 4'2 (1.37m x 1.27m)

Having ceramic tiles to the floor, staircase rising to the first floor accommodation and panelled doors opening to: 

DINING KITCHEN 12'8 x 11'9 (3.86m x 3.58m)

With dual aspect double glazed windows; the front windows overlooking the gardens and driveway.  The room has ceramic tiles to the floor with under floor heating, an exposed beam to the ceiling and a fine feature fire opening with an exposed stone surround housing a Hotpoint range style cooker having 5-gas burners, double electric ovens and grill.The kitchen has a range of shaker style units with cupboards and drawer set beneath a solid timber work surface.There are illuminated glass fronted display cabinets and a twin porcelain sink with mixer tap.There is an integral fridge and 12-place setting dishwasher.The room is illuminated by low energy downlights and there is ample space for a family dining table.The room has a telephone point.A batten door with thumb latch opens to:

PANTRY 7'7 x 2'9 (2.31m x 0.83m)

A useful under stairs pantry with fitted shelving and a light. 

From the kitchen an original batten door with thumb latch opens to: 

REAR ENTRANCE LOBBY 7'5 x 4'4 (2.26m x 1.32m)

Having a half glazed entrance door opening onto the rear of the property, ceramic tiles to the floor and coat hanging space.  A panelled door opens to:

UTILITY CLOAK ROOM 8'7 x 7'7 (2.62m x 2.31m)

With a rear aspect double glazed window, ceramic tiled floor and a work surface with an inset stainless sink having storage cupboards beneath.  Beneath the work surface there is space and connection for an automatic washing machine.The room has a feature fire opening with an exposed stone surround and there is a dual flush close coupled W.C.Sited within the room is the ground source heat pump which provides hot water and central heating to the property.

From the rear entrance lobby a panelled door opens to: 

SITTING ROOM 15'7 x 14'8 (4.75m x 4.47m)

With rear aspect double glazed casement windows, ceramic tiles to the floor and exposed beams to the ceiling.  There is a fine feature opening with an acorn and oak leaf motif and a raised stone hearth housing a multi-fuel stove.The room is illuminated by downlight spotlights and there is a television aerial point.A panelled door opens to:

DINING ROOM 12' x 10'4 (3.66m x 3.15m)

With front aspect double glazed windows overlooking the gardens.  The room has ceramic tiles to the floor following through from the sitting room and a fine original feature fire opening with an exposed stone surround and raised hearth housing a living flame gas stove, currently disconnected.The room has an exposed beam to the ceiling, television aerial point, telephone point, wall lamp points and table lamp points.A panelled door opens back to the entrance hallway.

From the sitting room a pair of glazed doors open to: 

GARDEN ROOM 13'10 x 9'6 (4.22m x 2.9m)

Having dual aspect double glazed windows and a pair of half glazed entrance doors opening onto  the gardens and enjoying views over the surrounding open countryside.The room has ceramic tiles to the floor following through from the sitting room and there are wall lamp points.A panelled door opens to:

FAMILY ROOM/STUDY 11'6 x 10'10 (3.5m x 3.3m)

Having floor length front aspect double glazed windows overlooking the gardens and driveway, ceramic tiles to the floor and exposed beams to the ceiling.  There is a telephone point and television aerial point.

From the entrance hallway a staircase rises to:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 8'1 x 2'8 (2.46m x 0.81m)

Having doors opening to: 

BEDROOM ONE 14'5 x 11'1 (4.39m x 3.38m)

With double glazed windows overlooking the surrounding open countryside, central heating radiators and a television aerial point.  There are a range of open fronted wardrobes providing hanging space and storage shelving.An access hatch opens to a boarded loft space with a retractable ladder and a light.A panelled door opens to:

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 12' x 3'5 (3.66m x 1.04m)

Having a shower cubicle with mermaid style boarding and a power shower.  There is a contemporary wall hung wash hand basin with mirror light and shaver point over and a dual flush close coupled W.C.The room has a chrome finished ladder style towel radiator and an extractor fan.

BEDROOM TWO 12'4 x 11'9 (3.76m x 3.58m)

Having front aspect double glazed windows overlooking the gardens and surrounding wooded hills.  The room has a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve, access hatch opening to a loft space which housing the photovoltaic roof mounted solar panels inverter.From the bedroom a panelled door opens to:

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 7'6 x 6' (2.28m x 1.83m)

With rear aspect windows with obscured glass.  Suite with semi-countertop wash hand basin with storage cupboards and drawers beneath and shaver light over.Concealed cistern dual flush W.C. and quadrant shower cubicle with a Mira Event thermostatic power shower.

BEDROOM THREE 11'10 x 10'2 (3.6m x 3.1m)

Having double glazed windows with similar views to bedroom Two.  The room has a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve, television aerial point, telephone point and a batten door opening to a built-in storage cupboard over the head of the stairs with hanging rail and fitted shelf.A door leads to:

BEDROOM FOUR 11'6 x 10'10 (3.5m x 3.3m)

With front aspect double glazed windows and central heating radiator with thermostatic valve. 

FAMILY BATHROOM 9' x 7'5 (2.74m x 2.26m)

Having a rear aspect window with obscured glass.  Suite with panelled bath with mixer taps and hand held shower spray, pedestal wash hand basin and dual flush close coupled W.C.There is a quadrant shower cubicle with a Mira Event power shower.Over the wash hand basin is a shaver light and the room has a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and an extractor fan.

COTTAGE ONE - The Old Blacksmith

A stone built, barn conversion property having two bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms, sitting room and dining kitchen with utility room and store room off. The furnishings, bedding, crockery, cutlery etc are available by negotiation.

Entering the property via a half glazed panelled entrance door which opens to:

SITTING ROOM 17' x 16'2 (5.18m x 4.93m)

Having side aspect double glazed windows overlooking the farmhouse gardens.  The room has ceramic tiles to the floor, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and television aerial point.A staircase rises to the first floor accommodation and the room is illuminated by low energy downlight spotlights.A broad opening leads to:

DINING KITCHEN 16'2 x 5'9 & 15'7 x 8' (4.93m x 1.75m & 4.75m x 2.44m)

A spacious L shaped room leading off the sitting room and having a side aspect double glazed window set within an arched opening with exposed stone surround.  The room has ceramic tiles to the floor following through from the sitting room.The kitchen area of the room has a good range of shaker style units in a light wood effect finish with cupboards and drawers beneath a granite effect work surface with a matching upstand.There are wall mounted storage cupboards with under cabinet lighting and glass fronted display cabinets.Set within the work surface is a 1½ bowl sink with mixer tap and a 4-ring ceramic hob over which is a cooker hood.Beneath the hob is a fan assisted electric oven.There is an integral fridge.The room is illuminated by low energy downlight spotlights and there is ample space for a family dining table.An oak panelled door opens to:

UTILITY ROOM 9'11 x 4'1 (3.02m x 1.25m)

Housing the ground source heat pump which provides hot water and central heating to the property.  There is space and connection for a slim washing machine and the room has ceramic tiles to the floor.

A further door opens to a useful under stairs storage cupboard with hanging space and a light. 

From the sitting room a quarter turn staircase rises to:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 3'10 x 3' (1.16m x 0.91m)

Having a rear aspect Velux conservation roof light window, enjoying views over the surrounding open countryside.  Oak panelled doors open to:

BEDROOM ONE 16'3 x 11'7 (4.95m x 3.53m)

Built into the shape of the roof , with a Velux roof light window enjoying views over the open countryside.  The room has a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve, low energy downlight spotlights and over-bed reading lights.A door opening leads to a storage cupboard 5'9 x 3' (1.75m x 0.91m) with hanging rails.From the bedroom an oak panelled door opens to:

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 11'5 x 5'2 (3.48m x 1.57m)

Having a side aspect double glazed casement window overlooking the driveway.  The room has a shower cubicle with wall style boarding and mixer shower.There is a vanity style wash hand basin with storage cupboard beneath and a dual flush close coupled W.C.The room is illuminated by low energy downlights and there is an extractor fan, ladder style dual fuel towel radiator and a shaver point.

Form the landing a further panelled door opens to:

BEDROOM TWO 16'3 x 8'5 (4.95m x 2.56m)

Again built into the shape of the roof with a Velux roof light window overlooking the surrounding open countryside.  The room is illuminated by low energy downlights and there is a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve.An oak panelled door opens to:

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 12'8 x 3'10 (3.86m x 1.16m)

Having a shower cubicle with mermaid style boarding and mixer shower, contemporary wall hung wash hand basin with pillar tap and dual flush close coupled W.C.  There is a chrome finished ladder style towel radiator, shaver point, downlight spotlights and an extractor fan.

COTTAGE TWO - The Byre

Located in a former farm building offering one bedroom, bathroom and open plan living dining kitchen.  The furnishings, bedding, crockery, cutlery etc are available by negotiation.

Entering the property via a half glazed panelled entrance door which opens to:

OPEN PLAN LIVING DINING KITCHEN 21'4 x 11'7 (6.5m x 3.53m)

With dual aspect double glazed windows; the front windows overlooking the driveway and the rear window with views over the open countryside that surrounds the area.  The room has ceramic tiles to the floor and exposed beams to the ceiling.A staircase rises to the first floor accommodation and there is a useful under stairs storage cupboard.The kitchen area of the room has a good range of units with cupboards and drawers set beneath a granite effect work surface with a matching upstand and wall mounted storage cupboards.There is an inset twin bowl corner sink with mixer tap and a 4-ring electric hob over which is a cooker hood.Beneath the hob is a fan assisted electric oven.Integral appliances include fridge, washing machine and slim line dishwasher.The room has electric night storage heaters and a point for a wall mounted television.A quarter turn staircase rises to:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 9'11 x 5'9 (3.02m x 1.75m)

A galleried landing having double glazed window overlooking the gardens and open fields beyond.  Batten doors with thumb latches open to:

BEDROOM 11'8 x 11'1 (3.56m x 3.38m)

With front aspect double glazed windows overlooking the driveway and with views over the open countryside beyond.  There are a range of pine fronted wardrobes providing hanging space and storage shelving.The room has night storage heater.

SHOWER ROOM 10' x 5'7 (3.05m x 1.7m)

With a front aspect double glazed window, wood effect vinyl flooring and suite with panelled bath, wall hung wash hand basin and dual flush close coupled W.C.  There is a shower cubicle with Mira Sport electric shower.The room has an electric towel radiator, night storage heater, shaver point and extractor fan.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached via a gated gravelled driveway which provides ample off road parking for several vehicles and gives access to the farmhouse and holiday cottages.  From the driveway a 5-bar gate opens to the stable yard giving access to the paddocks and a timber built stable block.Lying to the front of the farmhouse is an area of garden with terrace lawns and flagged seating areas taking advantage of the southerly aspect.There is a stone trough with a water feature.There are borders stocked with ornamental shrubs and flowering plants.To the side of the garden is an area of vegetable garden with raised beds and a 8' x 6' (2.44m x 1.83m) aluminium greenhouse.Set within a stone wall are five bee skept holes. To the rear of the property is a gravelled courtyard with raised borders stocked with flowering plants and covered log stores; beyond which is an area of garden laid to lawn.

STABLE BLOCK

A timber constructed stable block with two 12' x 12' (3.66m x 3.66m) and one 16' x 12' (4.88m x 3.66m) loose box stables having split stable doors and lighting. There is a TACK ROOM 12' x 6 (3.66m x 1.83m) with fitted shelving, cold water supply and plumbing for a washing machine.

Accessed from the stable yard is an OPEN BARN 15'8 x 13'10 (4.77m x 4.2m)

Having Yorkshire boarding to two sides above a dwarf walls.

To the rear of the property adjoining the two holiday cottages is:

STORAGE BARN 15'5 x 12'5 (4.7m x 3.78m)

With planning consent for conversion to further holiday accommodation. 

PARKING

Driveway with ample parking for several vehicles. 

SERVICES AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property.

DIRECTIONS

Leaving Matlock along the A632 towards Chesterfield after passing the Kelstedge Inn take the second right turn into Hut Lane, at the end of the lane turn left, at the next junction turn right, follow the road into Alton, passing the grass triangle with the telephone box continue following the road down the hill, after passing the left turn signposted Press the property can be found on the right hand side.

Disclaimer

All measurements in these details are approximate.  None of the fixed appliances or services have been tested and no warranty can be given to their condition. The deeds have not been inspected by the writers of these details. These particulars are produced in good faith with the approval of the vendor but they should not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.

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