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

£750,000

Rolleston Manor, Lea Moor Road, Upper Lea, Derbyshire, DE4 5GR
4 Bedroomed    House

Key features:

  • Stunning Grade ll listed Stone, Country House
  • A wealth of Original Features
  • Owned at One Time by Florence Nightingale's Father
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Sitting Room, Snug and Dinning Room with Log Burner
  • Farmhouse Dining Kitchen and Utility
  • Delightful Garden's with a Small Stream
  • Storage Cellar
  • Desirable Village Location, with Far Reaching Views
  • Garage, Workshop and Off Road Parking

An imposing Grade II listed stone built, country property, located on the edge of the popular village of Lea, parts of which are believed to date back to the 1500’s, the remainder being mainly seventeenth century. With a wealth of original features, including beamed ceilings, mullioned windows and fine fire openings. This historic property once formed part of the estate of the Nightingale family, belonging at one time to Florence Nightingale’s father, William Edward, who built the neighbouring barn to commemorate his marriage to Florence’s mother. The property incorporates what is believed to be a former chapel and sits beneath a traditional stone roof with capped gables and corbelled kneelers.

 

This well-presented family home has, over the last 10 years, undergone a sympathetic refurbishment programme by the current owners including: - replacement of part of the stone roof, rewiring, re plumbing and replacement of several of the windows. The bathrooms and kitchen were replaced at the same time as a new central heating system was installed.

 

The accommodation offers, four-bedrooms, master en-suite, family bathroom, spacious first floor sitting room with snug off, ground floor farmhouse style kitchen with spacious utility room off, formal dining room and a large study with storeroom/cloakroom off (ideal for conversion to an annexe for a dependant relative etc.) The property stands in walled gardens and the site extends to almost half an acre, there is off road parking, detached garage and a workshop.

 

 Lea is an attractive village surrounded by beautiful open countryside with fine views and walks, being conveniently situated for the towns of Matlock, Alfreton and Belper and within easy commuting distance of Nottingham and Derby.  The village is home to Lea Green, an outdoor pursuit centre and Lea Rhododendron Gardens.  There is also a public house, a park and primary school. There is a branch line railway station at nearby Cromford with a regular service to Nottingham and Derby.

 


Entering the property via an oak batten entrance door with a glazed panel and a ring latch. The door opens to:

ENTRANCE LOBBY 5’6 x 4’3 (1.67m x 1.31m)

Having black and red quarry tiles to the floor laid in a checkerboard pattern. Feature exposed stonewalls and an oak batten door with thumb latch, leading to:

STUDY 14’4 x 13’3 (4.37m x 4.04m)

Having a side aspect mullioned window overlooking the gardens. The room is the former kitchens and has the original exposed stone fire openings, the centre one housing a log burning stove. The room has exposed beams to the ceiling with a heavy central beam, black and red quarry tiles to floor laid in a checkerboard pattern. An oak batten door with thumb latch leads to:

CLOAK/STOREROOM 14’4 x 7’10 (4.37m x 2.39m)

With mullioned windows overlooking the gardens and the open countryside that surrounds the village. The room has a good range of built in storage shelving and a suite with pedestal wash hand basin and dual flush close coupled W/C. The study and cloakroom could be converted to create a dependant relative annexe if required.

From the entrance lobby a batten door with thumb latch opens to:

BOOT ROOM 7’1 x 4’1 (2.16m x 1.24m)

Having an entrance door opening onto the side of the property, coat hanging space and red and black quarry tiles to the floor.


From the lobby an early original batten door with boxed lock and thumb latch opens to:

DINING KITCHEN 15’4 x 15’4 (4.67m x 4.67m)

Spacious farmhouse style dining kitchen. With dual aspect sliding sash windows set within exposed stone mullions, having fitted wooden shutters and with heavy timber lintels. There is a fitted window seat overlooking the garden. The room has original stone flags to the floor, exposed beams to the ceiling with a heavy central beam and a fine feature fire opening with a dressed stone surround and a heavy corbelled lintel and mantle, housing an oil-fired Aga with twin lidded hotplates and double oven. The kitchen is fitted with a range of units in a paint effect finish with cupboards and drawers set beneath a solid timber work surface with an inset one a half bowl porcelain sink with mixer tap. There is a dresser style unit with glass fronted display cabinets, cupboards and drawers. Beneath the work surface there is space and connection for a dishwasher. There is ample space within the kitchen for a family dining table, the room has a television aerial point with satellite facility. A batten door with thumb latch opens to a deep built in larder cupboard with fitted shelving. There is a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve.

An oak batten door with thumb latch leads to:

UTILITY ROOM 16’6 x 10’1 (5.03m x 3.07m)

Believed to be a former chapel, this spacious room has windows to two aspects and an oak ledged and braced batten door opening onto the rear of the property. There is a feature fire opening with a stone surround, exposed beams to the ceiling and space and connection for an automatic washing machine. Sited within the room is the oil-fired boiler which provides hot water and central heating to the property.


From the kitchen a further batten door with thumb latch opens to:



RECEPTION HALLWAY 6’7 x 6’5 (2m x 1.95m)

Having a staircase rising to the first-floor accommodation, original stone flags to the floor and an oak entrance door, with a leaded glazed panel, opening onto the gardens.


An oak batten door with thumb latch leads to:

DINING ROOM  15’ x 15’2 (4.57m x 4.62m)

With dual aspect windows set within exposed stone mullions and having deep windowsills. The room has original stone flags to the floor, exposed beams to the ceiling with a heavy central beam and a feature fire opening housing a Clear View multi fuel stove. To the side of the chimney breast is a semi-circular display recess with fitted shelving, to the opposite side of the chimney breast is a further display niche with a heavy exposed timber lintel which possibly once housed a salt cupboard. The room has central heating radiators with thermostatic valves.

From the entrance hallway an arched topped door opens to a stone staircase which descends to:

STORAGE CELLAR 14’ x 11’2 (4.27m x 3.4m)

Having a barrel vault ceiling, original stone flagged floor and original thrawls.

From the reception hallway steps rise via a half landing to first floor landing 7’ x 6’4 with a front aspect sliding sash window set within exposed stone mullions. The staircase continues to the upper floor accommodation and a batten door with thumb latch opens to:

FIRST FLOOR SITTING ROOM 15’2 x 15’4 (4.62m x 4.67m)

With dual aspect sliding sash mullion windows with fitted window seats one of which enjoys a pleasant view over the gardens.  The room has exposed beams to the ceiling with a heavy central beam and there is a feature fireplace with a stone surround and raised hearth with a double-sided Wood Warm log burning stove shared with the snug. The room has central heating radiators with thermostatic valves, television aerial point with satellite facility. A door opening leading to:

SNUG 15’7 x 9’9 (4.75m x 2.97m)

With dual aspect mullion windows, exposed beams to the ceiling and a feature exposed stonewall with a fire opening sharing the double-sided Wood Warm stove. An oak ledged and brace batten door opens to an external stone staircase.

From the half landing steps rise to:

BEDROOM ONE 20’10 x 20’2 measured to the mezzanine (6.35m x 6.14m)

An impressive room open to the apex of the roof with a fine exposed kingpost truss and exposed roof purlins. There is a side aspect sliding sash window set within exposed stone mullions, overlooking the gardens. The room has a feature exposed stonewall and a mezzanine storage/display area over the en-suite. There are a range of built in wardrobes and a batten door with thumb latch leading to:

EN SUITE & DRESSING ROOM 19’10 x 7’11 (6.04m x 2.41m)

With a side aspect sliding sash window set within exposed stone mullions enjoying views over the open fields that surround the area. The room has a suite with panelled bath with Victorian style mixer taps and handheld shower spray, the bath is fitted with spa jets, there is a shower cubicle with mixer shower having overhead and handheld shower sprays, dual flushed close couple W/C and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and shaver light over. The room has a good range of built in wardrobes providing hanging space and storage shelving.


From the first floor landing further batten doors with thumb latches open to:

FAMILY BATHROOM 9’3 x 7’3 (2.82m x 2.21m)

Having a suite with panelled bath having mixer shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and dual flush close coupled W/C. There is a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and an extractor fan. A door opens to a deep airing cupboard with slatted linen storage shelving.

BEDROOM TWO 15’3 x 10’11 (4.65m x 3.32m)

With dual aspect sliding sash windows set within exposed stone mullions and having heavy exposed timber lintels the windows have window seats overlooking the gardens. The room has a feature fire opening with a dressed stone surround housing a Clear View stove.

From the first floor landing a staircase rises via a half landing to:

SECOND FLOOR LANDING 15’5 x 6’3 (4.7m x 1.9m)

Having a front aspect sliding sash window set within exposed stone mullions overlooking the gardens. There are exposed beams to the ceiling and oak batten doors with thumb latches leading to:

BEDROOM THREE 15’7 x 15’ (4.75m x 4.57m)

A delightfully spacious room with dual aspect windows with deep windowsills, exposed beams to the ceiling and central heating radiator with thermostatic valve.

BEDROOM FOUR 15’2 x 14’10 (4.62m x 4.52m)

With dual aspect sliding sash windows the front windows having exposed stone mullions, the room has a beamed ceiling, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and a range of built in wardrobes providing hanging space and storage shelving.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached via a driveway which provides off road parking and gives access to the garage. To the side of the drive is an area which could be built up to provide further parking if required. A personal gate opens to a side garden with a brick path leading to the rear entrance door. The garden has a central lawn with borders stocked with ornamental shrubs. To the side of the entrance door is a flagged seating area with a well with an iron grid cover, the well is believed to be 23 feet deep and was originally the water supply to the property. From the yard a batten door with thumb latch opens to a:



Garden Lavatory 7’2 x 2’11 (2.18m x 0.64m)with a side aspect window and a high-level cistern W/C. From the side garden an external staircase rises to the entrance door to the snug. To the front of the property is a good-sized area of garden enclosed by stone walls, laid to lawn with a pair of fine mature yew trees, further ornamental trees and shrubs. A small stream meanders through the garden, within the garden is a lean-to log store. The property has outside lighting and power supplies.



GARAGE 20’9 x 12’8 (6.32m x 3.86m)


Having a pair of traditionally hung vehicular access doors, power, lighting and water supply. A batten door with thumb latch leads to Oil Tank Storage Room 12’3 x 10’ (3.73m x 3.05m) with two storage tanks. A batten door leads to a Workshop 11’3 x 11’5 (3.43m x 3.48m) being a former cow shed, having lighting and original feed troughs.



SERVICES AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Heating and hot water are supplied by an oil-fired boiler and Aga.


COUNCIL TAX BAND (Correct at time of publication) ‘F’



DIRECTIONS

Leaving Matlock along the A615 towards Alfreton, after approximately 3 miles take the right signposted Lea and Holloway. At the end of the road turn right. Upon reaching the edge of the village the property can be found on the left-hand side identified by our for sale board.



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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