Looking for your 'Forever Home', a thriving holiday business or perhaps both? Then we have the perfect property for you...
Spout Barn - together with The Old Pig Sty, Spout Barn Holiday Cottage, the Hay Barn and 1.5 acres of land - represents a wonderful opportunity for country living, with a wide range of opportunities.
Set on a high plateau with unrivalled and uninterrupted views southwards across the Derbyshire Dales, this is the perfect location to take on a thriving business and/or adapt it to your own lifestyle, incorporating home working in an idyllic setting.
Currently configured as a family home and holiday complex (with fantastic reviews on Airbnb), the accommodation comprises:
Spout Barn: A beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom 'upside-down' house which is designed to maximise the views across the Ecclesbourne Valley and far beyond with courtyard garden and separate large lawned garden
Spout Barn Holiday Cottage: A 1 bedroom holiday cottage with gardens
The Old Pig Sty: Wonderful studio accommodation with magnificent views, which has also been used as an art studio and could easily be a yoga studio/playroom/games room and much more besides
Hay Barn: Substantial barn which has been partially-converted to an equally high standard, offering the potential for further accommodation
Organic Land: 1.5 acres of land with a Shepherd's Hut, newly-created pond and natural spring. This land produces two crops per year when not grazed and is perfectly suitable as a menage
There is parking for several cars on the driveway.
3 bedroom 'upside down' house with 3 bathrooms, 29ft upstairs living space, gardens and parking. The barn was insulated to a high standard when renovated, with a warm roof construction, walls with iso Super9 quilting and 100mm of Kingspan under the ground floor which has a wet system underfloor heating installed. The barn benefits from being under a 7 year rhi contract which still has 5 years of quarterly fixed payments of £368 which is transferable to the new owners.
Spout Barn is accessed from the parking area through a private south-facing courtyard garden, which is a real sun trap late into the summer evenings. With a 5 foot high dry-stone wall, the garden houses a range of small trees, bushes and pretty border plants. Every time we have visited throughout the day, this is a quiet haven alive only with the sound of birdsong - it's an uplifting space to relax and enjoy the far-reaching views.
Enter Spout Barn up a couple of stone steps and through the fully-glazed double patio doors (wooden-framed). The hallway is wide, bright and welcoming, with whitewashed walls that continue throughout the home. There is a large alcove to the left with shelving and a clothes rail. The space underneath the turn in the stairs ahead has been cleverly used to house a washing machine.
Bordering the top of the wall and the ceiling on both sides are original exposed timber beams, which are evident through the walls in the bedrooms.
There are three wooden, open stairs to a stone landing with double glazed patio doors leading to the rear garden. The hallway has contemporary ceiling spotlights and plenty of electric points.
A distressed-paint wooden door leads to Bedroom One on the right and Bedroom Two and it's en-suite are off to the left.
With large porcelain tiled flooring and whitewashed walls, this room has a Mediterranean feel to it. The original exposed oak beam runs along the top of one wall and pretty alcoves and a small window out to the rear garden add lovely character to the room. Two larger alcoves provide a clothes rail and deep shelving for storage.
There are ceiling spotlights and entry through a double wooden door with frosted glass to the en-suite bathroom.
We love this bathroom! The shower with pebble and sandstone floor makes you feel you're stepping onto the beach! Add in the pitched roof with Velux window and a 6 foot tall window, this compact bathroom feels so light and airy.
The porcelain tiled flooring flows through from the bedroom to where it joins the raised shower pebbled floor. The shower itself has a ring curtain and there is a Twyford WC and pedestal ceramic sink with chrome mixer tap on a bespoke wooden cabinet.
Floating shelves, floor-to-ceiling white mosaic tiles and exposed stone around the entrance doors provide more character and there is a Manrose extractor fan too.
Accessed to the left from the Entrance Hallway, Bedroom Two is currently a twin bedroom and can easily accommodate a double or king size bed. With the porcelain tiles, whitewashed walls and lots of light flooding through (especially in the afternoon and evening) from the south-facing half-glazed wooden stable door and double windows, this has a similar Mediterranean feel to the first bedroom.
The stable door leads out onto the courtyard garden, with the space outside this bedroom currently having a 6-seater dining table, additional leisure seating and a barbecue - demonstrating how it can be used for family and friends to gather.
The main windows are double glazed and there is another cute window through the deep stone walls towards the rear garden. Ceiling spotlights and plenty of power points complete this room.
This is a great bathroom with a full-size bath and shower over, together with a ceramic white WC and sink. The tiled flooring flows in from the other ground floor rooms and there are floor-to-ceiling white mosaic tiles on three sides - with a whitewashed fourth wall and ceiling. This is a bright, but calm, bathroom with a distressed-paint wooden door and another of those cute little windows set into the deep stone wall.
Heading up the sleek wooden stairs with a curved whitewashed wall, you emerge up into the spectacular living space. The high vaulted ceilings (14.2 feet high), amazing views and the sheer open size of the room make it a breathtaking space to gather for meals, music and relaxing. There is a Juliet balcony with double-glazed wooden-framed double doors and two other large double windows set into the deep stone walls, all facing out to those magnificent green fields and valleys.The vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and trusses are supported by exposed vertical steel girders and 2 Velux windows pour more light into this magnificent space.
As you can see on the virtual tour, it's almost dizzying trying to work out where to go first! But we'll try...and start with the kitchen...
The kitchen has a huge solid silestone worktop with built-in breakfast bar. It has an integrated Neff 4-ring hob and over with Bosch extractor fan over. There is also an integrated Candy combi-oven. Within the worktop there is also a large corner cupboard with sliding storage shelving.
Along the full length of the rear kitchen wall is another large, deep silestone worktop with integrated 1.5 stainless steel sink and drainer, with chrome mixer tap. Four huge deep draws provide a wealth of extra storage space. There is additional wooden shelving in the corner alcove.
Walking under the large timber roof truss into the living area, you'll notice that the oak flooring extends across the whole room. There are two windows overlooking the rear garden and space aplenty for lots of furniture in this large, versatile and bright living space.
A door surrounded by exposed stonework leads through double wooden doors with frosted panes to Bedroom Three and it's en-suite bathroom.
This double bedroom has a Juliet balcony with an additional double window (double-glazed) with a deep wooden ledge. Distressed wooden flooring and whitewashed walls evoke the Mediterranean feel from the downstairs bedrooms. The 14 foot high ceiling has exposed timber roof trusses and beams and across the entire top floor, the house benefits from Kingspan warm insulation. There is an alcove with shelving and a clothes rail, ceiling spotlights and plenty of electric points.
A 5.5 foot high wall separates the bedroom from the en-suite and the distressed wooden flooring flows through the two rooms. The bathroom has a corner bath with in-built seat and storage. There is a white ceramic sink and WC and large sandstone coloured wall tiles. Inset into the wall is a deep porthole window from which you can glimpse the hills rising to the north over Alport.
This room is accessed through Bedroom Two and also from an external door in the courtyard garden. It is currently used as a linen and stock storeroom supporting the holiday cottage business that operates here. In that respect it is a very useful room to have but it could easily be used as a home office space too.
The floor has the same large sandstone porcelain tiling, there is a half-glazed stable door and west-facing double-glazed window leading into the courtyard garden. Ceiling spotlights complete this room, which has an exit into an additional storage room housing the Samsung/Tempest air source heat pump.
The rear garden is circa 40m x 10m. Entering the garden from the landing part-way up the stairs, you enter a gravelled patio area with raised decking. This garden is north-facing and is perfect for morning coffee and croissants. Ascending four stone steps up to the lawned garden, you will be struck by the presence of several thriving palm trees and four bountiful apple trees. A dry stone wall encloses the garden and within that there are borders with colourful plants, whilst wall lights and bird boxes adorn the wall of Spout Barn itself. This is a peaceful haven capturing the morning sun.
This cottage has an open plan lounge-kitchen with stairs up to the rear garden and further stairs up to the funky bedroom and bathroom.
With an allocated space adjoining the courtyard garden, this was a sunny haven of tranquility on the day we wrote these descriptions...it was a struggle to tear ourselves away from the views! The private garden is about 15ft x 10ft and is enclosed by a dry stone wall. There is patio paving, bamboo plants and pretty wildflower plants and pots.
Entering through the half-glazed wooden stable door, you come into the lounge area with kitchen over to the right. The room has Welsh slate flooring, a beamed ceiling with spotlights and painted walls. Handy alcoves and a wide storage space run along the full length of the lounge.
Bespoke rubber kitchen cabinets and worktops house a 1.5 stainless steel sink. There is an integrated Belling electric oven and a Hoover electric 4-ring hob with a sleek curved steel and glass extractor fan over. The oven has splashback tiles to protect the painted wall.
The west-facing double-glazed window has a wide ledge for additional storage. There is space for a dishwasher, fridge and microwave. As in the main Spout Barn, this holiday cottage has also skilfully used the space under the stairs to house a washing machine.
Stairs lead up the landing to twin double-glazed patio doors out to the rear garden. There is a radiator on the landing and exposed brickwork.
Ascending the stairs you turn right into the bedroom, which has a wooden floor and 14 foot high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and roof trusses. Painted walls and a modern vertical radiator fit well with the overall sleek feel of this room with it's curved whitewashed wall. A large porthole window and a large double-glazed west-facing window offer more of those spectacular views across the Derbyshire Dales beyond the Ecclesbourne Valley. There is a large recessed storage area over the stairs and there is a central ceiling light fitting.
This room has bespoke rubber-moulded flooring. The white jelly-bean shaped bath has chrome mixer taps and a rainforest shower head over. The curved wall has small mosaic tiles and integrated lighting. There are floor-ceiling tiles on two walls and a large alcove recess with ceramic sink, mirror, lighting and electric shaver point. A modern stainless steel heated towel rail adorns the wall also.
With a Velux window in the pitched roof and the high vaulted ceiling, this provides the perfect environment for lying in the bath and looking up at the stars in this idyllic remote location.
Accessed from the landing part-way up the stairs, this garden has four large stepped decking areas, planted borders and steps up to the lawned garden area.
We really love this place! The current owner has used it as an art and pottery studio. The views from the panoramic window and sounds from the natural spring sprout beside the building mean you can easily envisage this being a yoga studio, holistic retreat or similar. The patio doors open out to the view across the 1.5 acre field to the valley below and all the way across to the other side.
Double-glazed patio doors lead into the living space - and there is another small entrance door in the opposite corner. The building is of solid gritstone construction with a green roof, mains electricity and water is fed from the natural spring spout behind this old sty.
A wide double-glazed window offers panoramic views to Ecclesbourne Valley and far beyond. The room has a solid concrete base floor with flooring over, The kitchen area has a standalone metal pedestal sink with chrome mixer tap and storage space underneath. There is a separate fitted storage cabinet on the wall.
The shower room has a shower cubicle housing a Triton T90si electric shower. Built-in shelving adds additional storage and there is a ceramic white sink and WC, frosted window, Manrose extractor fan, heated towel rail and electric underfloor heating.
This substantial space is part-converted and is a prime opportunity to create additional accommodation. The holiday cottage and Spout Barn itself were both formerly part of this huge former cow shed and the original cattle and milking pens still remain. The barn is of concrete block construction and have mains electricity and a soil pipe (to add toilet facilities) as well as mains water.
New bi-fold doors have been fitted, together with a new insulated roof and the fenced garden is complete.