With uninterrupted views across the valley towards Idridgehay, this 3 bedroom detached bungalow is located on a hilltop on the outskirts of the sought-after village of Kirk Ireton.
Set within beautiful gardens, including a pine-decked boardwalk, pond with oak decking surround and tranquil private patio areas, this spacious home offers versatile rooms which are currently set out as follows: A lounge with huge window opening out onto the lush green views, an open-plan kitchen and dining room with an even bigger window and better views(!), three bedrooms, a large dressing room/home office, large garden room, utility and WC.
Like most homes in Kirk Ireton, the property is powered by oil and this home has a new boiler.
The driveway has space for 2-3 vehicles and there is a detached single garage.
This is a simply splendid home for both indoor and outdoor living - we listed the home on a typical English summer's day (i.e. Sunshine swiftly followed by a massive thunderstorm!) and watching the weather roll across the hills through the massive dining room window was unforgettable. As was basking in the sunshine on the boardwalk for the early part of the listing. We loved everything about it!
With breathtaking countryside views to the south and south east - and views of Kirk Ireton village to the west - Stonecroft occupies an enviable elevated position on the edge of Kirk Ireton.
Accessed via a driveway with space for 2-3 vehicles, the house is framed by beautiful flowers and a pine boardwalk and pond. To the right of the drive is a lawned area with a range of plants and trees including two apple trees, with mistletoe charmingly growing on the tree. There is a single detached garage at the end of the drive. Steps lead up to the boardwalk and patio, which has an arbor trellis over the outside dining area. Further round to the right is the rear patio offering more sheltered space.
The pond is stocked with goldfish and pickerel weed and amongst the surrounding foliage is a rare Eastern redbud tree.
Solar panels on the roof generate a tariff of around £1,000 per annum up to 2033.
Enter the home through a part-glazed front door into the entrance hallway. This bright, welcoming entrance has doors to the lounge and garden room, with an open entrance to the dining room and kitchen on the left. It is carpeted with ceiling spotlights and a radiator.
With a large picture-book window to the south and an uplifting view of the garden, plus a small east-facing window, this is a cosy and uplifting room. Like most windows in this home, the timber frames are bespoke Douglas Fir frames created especially for the bungalow. An open fire is set within the marble hearth and brick surround, with a timber mantelpiece. The lounge is carpeted and has a radiator and several wall lights.
This is undoubtedly the most magnificent room in the home. The window is full-width and almost full-height, leaving just enough space at the bottom for a wide sill upon which to rest your drink as you gaze out at the wondrous views. Indeed, there is room aplenty on the sill to create a set of perfect window seats. A multi-fuel fire is inset into the feature wall. Light-coloured laminate flooring adds to the bright and airy feel to the room and there are ceiling spotlights, wall lights and a radiator. There is plenty of room for a large dining table and chairs, plus other chairs and furniture, as evidenced by the photographs.
Opening out onto the dining room, making this whole area the heartbeat of the home, the kitchen is a great mix of old and new. A Siemens four-ring induction hob sits atop a Neff oven with 'Bake Off' slide-and-hide door (satisfyingly smooth...we couldn't resist playing with it!). There is a Zanussi extractor fan over. Set within a wooden worktop is a modern Franke 1.5 sink and drainer looking out to the rear patio. An ornate wooden cabinet beneath the main worktop and another ornate high-level cabinet with stained glass windows create a real touch of class. Ceiling light fittings are enhanced by the home-made chandelier currently hanging in the room.
Both ornate cupboards mentioned can remain and be part of the sale if you wish.
With doors to the three bedrooms and the family bathroom, this hallway has a useful area in front of (yet another!) window with a view which is currently used as a library and exercise area. There is a radiator too.
Set at the rear corner of the house, this is a quiet sanctuary with a bay window looking out onto a paved patio area of the rear garden. It still receives plenty of light through that window, which is set up as a window seat, making it a warm and cosy room. The room is carpeted and has a radiator and wall lights.
This large, spacious room is connected directly to the largest bedroom. Currently used as a dressing room and home office, it is actually larger than the bedroom itself and is therefore a superb and versatile space. The large, wide window again provides lots of natural light. The room is carpeted and has ceiling spotlights and a radiator.
With incredible views, we can see people vying for this to be their bedroom upon moving in! The large wide window has those Douglas Fir frames that we enthused about earlier. There is lots of useful shelving, a radiator and a ceiling light fitting in this carpeted room.
This captivating bathroom has pretty blue and white mosaic tiles on the floor and to halfway up the ceiling, giving it a Mediterranean feel. Plain ceramic tiles rise up to ceiling height. The bath has a chrome mixer tap and shower over, with a modern folding glazed shower screen. A pedestal ceramic sink takes pride of place and has chrome mixer taps. There is a WC, two matching wooden cabinets, a vertical heated towel rail and ceiling light fitting. The frosted window dates back to the 1960s.
This single bedroom has a raised bed - perfect for a child's room and with plenty of storage space beneath. There are more magnificent countryside views through the south-facing window, which has a safety catch too. The room is carpeted and has wall lights.
Situated at the rear of the property, the garden room is a very useful space for all things garden-related. With a tiled floor and timber-framed windows, the room has a conservatory-style roof. It's a light space ideal for green-fingered residents, with lots of cupboard and storage space. A Belfast sink is inset into the solid oak worktop and there are other worktop and cabinet spaces at low and high level. There is a ceiling light fitting and doors to the garden and to the Utility/WC.
The lush, verdant greenery of the front garden is contrasted by the cool paved patio areas on the eastern and northern sides of the house. We love these little hideaways. There is a wide area on the east side with room aplenty for outdoor dining and you can envision the family gathered for drinks or a barbecue. The rear garden is bordered by a stone wall and climbing plants, offering lots of cool places to relax on a sunny day.