Steeped in history (circa 1640) this beautifully presented character Farmhouse residence has been tastefully modernised to offer stylish open plan living with versatile living accommodation and three double bedrooms, tucked away in a private position adjacent to open countryside with generous garage, outbuildings and sunny gardens which wrap around the property enjoying views. Viewing is essential.
Leave Belper along Spencer Road and at the mini island turn right onto Short Street and left at the second island onto Nottingham Road which becomes Kilbourne Road and eventually Kilburn Lane. On the bend take a left hand turn, clearly identified by our For Sale board and proceed through the wrought iron gates and pillars to the property.
Steeped in history the property was believed to have been built by Henry Ireton, having links to Oliver Cromwell, and was an English General in the Parliamentary army during the English civil war and married Cromwells daughter.
The deceptively spacious yet versatile character accommodation has a wealth of original features, character and charm with stone mullioned windows, original fire places, exposed timbers, beams and period features. There is a impressive reception hallway with galleried landing, generous fitted kitchen with solid oak cabinets, integrated appliances and granite work surfaces, separate utility room, sun lounge, sitting room with period stone open fireplace and dining room. To the first floor are three double bedrooms with Mezzanine study area accessed via a spiral staircase and a luxury bathroom with four piece suite.
Benefitting from UPVC double glazed character windows sat in original stone Mullion frames and gas central heating fired by a combination boiler.
Externally the property has ample car parking and turning space with detached garage, workshop and outhouses. The gardens wrap around the property with rear paved courtyard and sunny side garden with Koi carp pond and sunny seating area perfect for alfresco dining.
Situated adjacent to country walks, yet convenient for Belper with its busy railways station, excellent schools, shopping, bars, restaurants and leisure facilities, easily accessible to Derby, Burton and Nottingham via major road links i.E the A6, M1 and A38, whilst providing the gateway to the stunning Peak District.
A solid oak wide entrance door provides access. Having ceramic flagstone flooring, two radiators, original beams, wall lighting, dual aspect UPVC double glazed windows to the front and side and an impressive staircase with galleried landing which climb to the first floor.
Comprising a low flush WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, wood panelling, beams, wall lights, flagstone effect flooring latch door and UPVC double glazed window.
Recently appointed with a bespoke range of solid oak base cupboards, drawers, eye level units and glass display cabinets with granite work surface and up stand over incorporating an inset Belfast sink with mixer taps. Integrated appliances include a Neff double oven and grill, gas hob with extractor hood and under counter fridge and freezer. There is ceramic flagstone tiled flooring, exposed beams and timbers with inset spotlighting to the ceiling, radiator and four double glazed windows with stone Mullion inset over look the rear patio.
Fitted with matching solid oak base cupboards and larder unit with granite work surface incorporating integrated dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, porcelain sink drainer, splash back tiling, beams, recess windows and a half glazed UPVC entrance door allows access to the rear. Opens into:
Constructed with a stone built base, walls and double glazed windows, with solid roof and large skylight windows which flood the room with natural light. There are French doors, oak flooring with under floor heating, light and power. Having a built-in drying cupboard with wall mounted glazed cabinet and radiator.
Typical of an historic cottage with dual aspect original recessed stone Mullion double glazed windows, exposed original timbers and beams, solid oak flooring, TV aerial point, radiator and the focal point of the room is an impressive period stone fireplace with open dog grate. Latch door opens into :
Dual aspect stone Mullioned windows to the front and side, radiator, solid oak flooring, exposed beams and timbers, wall lighting and gas fire with tiled insert and wooden fire surround.
With floor to ceiling double glazed windows and French doors enjoying views and opening onto the garden, exposed feature stone wall, solid oak flooring, exposed beams and television aerial point.
Having period balustrade and wall lighting with exposed beams.
Fitted with a full wall of built-in Sharps mirrored wardrobes with hanging and shelving facility, up-lighters, television aerial point and radiator and upvc double glazed windows enjoy views across open countryside.
Appointed with a double shower enclosure, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush WC. There is complimentary half tiling, Karndean flooring, Velux skylight, heated towel radiator and recessed cupboards.
Having UPVC double glazed stone Mullioned windows, recessed shelving, up-lights, radiator and original stone fireplace. A cast iron spiral staircase leads to:
A useful area with Velux skylight and two built-in cupboards.
Having skylight window enjoying views, wall lights and radiator.
A four piece suite comprising Victorian rolled top bath with claw feet and mixer tap, walk in shower enclosure with mains shower and glass screen, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back and low flush WC. Stone Mullion UPVC double glazed window to the side elevation, inset spotlights, oak flooring, heated towel radiator and wall mounted mirrored cabinet.
To the front is a gravelled driveway accessed through wrought iron gates with brick boundary wall leading to secure driveway with ample parking for several vehicles.
Brick built larger than average garage accessed via double wooden doors, having light and power with extra store room off. Ideally suited for use as a workshop, studio or home business subject to required consents from local authority.
With traditional wooden stable door. Light and power
With traditional wooden stable door. Light and power
Further Log store and coal shed with wooden latch doors.
The gardens wrap around three sides of the property with sunny paved terrace area perfect for alfresco dining, enjoying far reaching views over open farmland. From the terrace steps lead down to a lawned area surrounded by by mature conifer and hawthorn hedge providing a high degree of privacy. Herbaceous borders wrap around the lawn with mature trees and shrubs. A particular feature of the garden is a stone built koi carp pond with cascade water feature. A pathway leads to front of the property.
To the rear is a sunny private courtyard garden with raised herbaceous borders and mature fruiting trees including apple, plum and distinctive olive tree. Perfect for entertaining and alfresco dining.
Via Boxall Brown & Jones of Belper.
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