*stunning location - new price! * commanding views over the surrounding countryside in all directions. Highfield House, originally part of the Melbourne Estate and formerly two properties, was built in the mid-1930s and converted in the early 1970s to a spacious four-bedroom house now offering versatile family accommodation and the potential to extend further (subject to the relevant permissions being granted). The stunning location is the outstanding selling feature of this property with far-reaching views towards Melbourne, in one direction, and Breedon-on-the-Hill church in the other direction. In addition, there is stabling for two horses and a tack room. In 2006 a conservatory was added, and last year, a refitted bathroom installed. *Now reduced in price!
Melbourne (the name means 'mill on the brook' or 'a mill stream') is a small attractive Georgian market town in a delightful part of South Derbyshire set in rolling countryside and is situated midway between the major city of Derby in the north and the bustling town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch in the south. The town contains a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants and there are several good schools in the area. The property has good access to the A50, the M1 and M42 motorways, making it within easy reach of many Midland towns and cities.
*new price* highfield house, originally part of the Melbourne Estate and formerly two properties, was built in the mid-1930s and converted in the early 1970s to a spacious four-bedroom house now offering versatile family accommodation and the potential to extend further (subject to the relevant permissions being granted). The stunning location (midway between Melbourne and Wilson) is the outstanding selling feature of this property with far-reaching views towards Melbourne, in one direction, and Breedon-on-the-Hill church in the other direction. In addition, there is stabling for two horses and a tack room. In 2006 a conservatory was added, and last year, a refitted bathroom installed. The property is located at the end of an unadopted road that starts just beyond the golf club - a distance of approximately half a mile. We anticipate a great deal of interest in this property from discerning purchasers and respectfully suggest viewing at your earliest convenience.
Take a look inside and you'll find: An entrance porch/second conservatory, a cloakroom/w.C., a family room, a living kitchen, a utility room, a front entrance porch, a dining room with twin archways through to the lounge, a conservatory, a master bedroom with en suite and stunning countryside views, three further bedrooms and a well-proportioned refitted bathroom. Outside, there's a stable block to include stabling fot two horses and a tack room. Also, a single garage and parking for numerous vehicles.
To the side of the property, a upvc double glazed door opens into the:
Entrance porch / 2nd conservatory
Constrcuted with upvc double glazed panels and polycarbonate roof. Laminate flooring, a single-glazed window to the family room, and a half-glazed door leading to a passageway, a door to the family room and a door to the:
Cloakroom / W.C.
Fitted with a wall-mounted wash basin and a w.C. A central heating radiator, tiled floor and a upvc double glazed opaque window to the side aspect.
Family room - 13' 4'' max x 10' 4'' (4.06m x 3.15m)
With a feature cast iron log burner standing on a tiled hearth. A built-in pine cupboard, laminate flooring, a low-level central heating radiator, a panelled door to the lounge, a single-glazed window to the entrance porch, and a half-glazed door leading through to the:
Living kitchen - 16' 2'' x 10' 4'' (4.93m x 3.15m)
Fitted with a range of base and drawer units and matching wall cupboards including a glass-fronted display cabinet. A one and half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer, a floor-standing lpg boiler, tiled splashbacks and roll-edged worktops, an understairs area with space for an electrical appliance. A door to the dining room and a half-glazed door to the:
Utility room - 8' 7'' x 6' 7'' (2.62m x 2.01m)
With a stainless steel sink and drainer in a double base unit, space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a condenser dryer, tiled splashbacks and contrasting roll-edged worktops. A upvc double glazed window to the side aspect.
A half-glazed door to the:
With a courtesy door to the garage, a upvc double glazed window and a stable-type door to the front driveway.
Dining room - Size to be confirmed
The focal point of this good-sized room is the centre fireplace with side shelf and twin arches to the adjoining lounge. There's a feature stone fireplace with Scandinavian log burner standing on a quarry-tiled hearth. Laminate flooring, two central heating radiators, two wall lights, stairs to the first floor accommodation, and a upvc double glazed window overlooking the rear garden and magnificent countryside views beyond.
Twin arches to the adjoining:
Lounge - 13' 3'' x 12' 10'' (4.04m x 3.91m)
With a recessed open fire with brick fireplace and working chimney and wood mantle. Laminate flooring, a TV aerial point, a door to the family room, and two upvc double glazed windows with stunning distant views towards Breedon-on-the-Hill church. A glazed door to the:
Conservatory - 11' 9'' x 8' 6'' (3.58m x 2.59m)
Added in 2006, and constructed with a brick base and upvc double glazed window panels with twin French doors to the block-paved patio.
Returning to the dining room, stairs rise to the:
With a low-level central heating radiator, access to the loft space, wall lights, two upvc double glazed windows to the side aspect, and panelled doors to the four bedrooms and the refitted bathroom.
Master bedroom - 13' 0'' x 12' 8'' max (3.96m x 3.86m)
With a door to a walk-in wardrobe with shelving, laminate flooring, a central heating radiator and a upvc double glazed window with commanding views over the surrounding countryside towards Breedon church. A door to the:
Refitted 2009. Comprising: A tiled shower cubicle with Mira electric shower, a wash basin and a dual-flush w.C. Tiled flooring, halogen ceiling lights and a upvc double glazed window to the side aspect.
Bedroom two - 13' 4'' x 12' 9'' (4.06m x 3.89m)
With a door to a built-in cupboard, laminate flooring, a central heating radiator and a upvc double glazed window with open countryside views.
Bedroom three - 8' 6'' x 7' 5'' (2.59m x 2.26m)
With laminate flooring, a double central heating radiator and a upvc double glazed window with far-reaching countryside views towards Melbourne.
Bedroom four - 6' 9'' x 6' 2'' (2.06m x 1.88m)
Wiith laminate flooring, a central heating radiator and a upvc double glazed window with open views.
Refitted family bathroom 2009
A spacious bathroom refitted in 2009 and comprising: A panelled spa bath with mixer tap and hand-held shower attachment, a pedestal wash basin, a dual-flush w.C. And a tiled corner shower cubicle with Mira electric shower. A tiled floor, a chrome heated towel rail, a built-in airing cupboard housing the insulated hot water cylinder, part-mosaic tiled walls and recessed halogen lighting. Two upvc double glazed windows with views over the countryside towards Melbourne.
An extensive gravelled area to the front of the property offers parking for numerous cars. (Please note: A right of way exists over the access road leading to the property and is believed to continue along the gravelled strip of land bordering the perimeter fence to the front.)
With up-and-over door and side courtesy door, power and lighting.
Timber stables with a tack room and stabling for two horses.
There is a small paddock to the side of the property accessed via a five-bar gate. The paddock is not included in the sale. However, the present owners of Highfield House rent the field and it is believed that this arrangement would be allowed to continue.
Enjoying magnificent open countryside views, there are informal lawned gardens, a variety of shrubs and trees, a paved sun terrace, a block-paved patio area and an aluminium-framed greenhouse.
This property occupies what is arguably the most enviable location in this area with magnificent far-reaching countryside views in all directions. In addtion, there is considerable potential to improve and extend the existing house - subject to the relevent permissions being granted.
From our newton fallowell office in the heart of melbourne: Go staright across the road into Church Street. Continue past the entrance to Melbourne Hall and on wards for just over a mile into the village of Wilson. Go past The Bulls Head public house and, at the sharp left hand bend, go straight on. Follow the road past the Golf Club (on the left). This road then becomes an unadopted road signposted Park Farm. Continue for approx half a mile (forking right at the farm) and follow the track past the two cottages to the end where Highfield House can be found.
Services: All mains are connected - except gas and drains. The central heating is fuelled by lpg. Drainage is to a septic tank. The services, systems and appliances listed in this specification have not been tested by Newton Fallowell and no guarantee as to their operating ability or their efficiency can be given. Tenure: Freehold - with vacant possession on completion. Newton Fallowell recommends that purchasers satisfy themselves as to the tenure of this property and we recommend they consult a legal representative such as a solicitor appointed in their purchase. Measurements: Please note that room sizes are quoted in metres to the nearest tenth of a metre measured from wall to wall. The imperial equivalent is included as an approximate guide for applicants not fully conversant with the metric system. Room measurements are included as a guide to room sizes and are not intended to be used when ordering carpets or flooring. Viewing: By strict appointment through the selling agent.