A SUBSTANTIAL STONE DWELLING TOGETHER WITH AN IMPRESSIVE INDEPENDENT ANNEX AND RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS IN A FABULOUS RURAL LOCATION STANDING IN APPROXIMATELY 5 ACRES
The property stands in an outstanding rural location with spectacular open views across the Peak District’s rolling countryside with excellent walking and riding opportunities.
Approached via a long private driveway and set well back from the road, the property enjoys an excellent degree of privacy situated in this exceptional location with no immediate neighbours and lying between the villages of Onecote, Butterton and Grindon offering basic local amenities with comprehensive amenities available in Waterhouses, Leek, Ashbourne and Buxton.
· Waterhouses – 3.3 miles
· Leek – 8.5 miles
· Ashbourne – 11.3 miles
· Buxton – 14.5 miles
From the A523 between Ashbourne and Leek, take the B5053 at Bottomhouse towards Onecote. Having passed through the village of Onecote, turn right after just under a mile towards Grindon where the driveway to the property can be found on your left hand side after approximately 1.2 miles and just before the staggered road junction with the turning to Butterton on your left.
A substantial stone built property dating back to the 18th century when the property was built by the Devonshire Estate and utilised as a holding pen for pack mules from Ecton Mines carrying copper ore and coal. The current owners have carried out significant improvements making this a versatile and practical home in this glorious setting.
In addition to the main house, there is an independent and recently renovated annex with two en suite bedrooms together with a range of refurbished outbuildings with potential for additional accommodation and currently utilised as an office/workshop, garaging and stabling.
The annex (called Mole End) is an attractive self contained unit which would provide ideal guest/relative accommodation or alternatively could be utilised as holiday let accommodation with potential to generate a good income. The remaining outbuildings would easily convert into further holiday accommodation if required (Subject to obtaining necessary planning permission).
The property stands within grounds of approximately 5 Acres (2.03 Hectares).
With windows to either side and further door to:-
4.17m x 3.37m (13’8’’ x 11’)
With multi fuel burning stove set on a stone hearth with stone surrounds and original adjacent salt box. Quarry tiled floor, window to front, three wall light points, doors to study and kitchen.
3.4m x 2.7m (11’2’’ x 8’10’’)
With quarry tiled floor, stone fireplace, radiator, window to front and wall light point.
5.03m x 2.65m (16’6’’ x 8’8’’)
With Belfast sink and mixer tap with adjacent granite work surface/drainer. Ample range of base cupboards and drawers with wooden work surface with integrated concealed dishwasher. Twin plate oil fired Rayburn stove with tiled surrounds, single plate calor gas hob, wall mounted cupboards with under cupboard lighting and two glass fronted full height cupboards. Beams to ceiling and quarry tiled floor. Door to inner hallway.
2.65m x 2.01m (8’8’’ x 6’7’’)
Oil fired central heating boiler, plumbing for washing machine and built in eye level cupboard with storage area under.
With hatch door to cellar (being a single room with steps down and lighting). Beams to ceiling, stone flagged floor with electric under floor heating, stairs to first floor, under stairs cupboard, sky light and feature windows to lounge and sitting room.
4.58m x 3.76m (15’ x 12’4’’)
With stone fireplace with two way fire to sitting room, adjacent arched display recess with wooden surrounds, beams to ceiling, radiator and further built in Oak fronted cupboard.
6.51m x 4.48m (21’4’’ x 14’8’’)
With two radiators, two way fireplace (shared with lounge) with a stone hearth supports and mantle housing a multi fuel burning stove. Three wall light points and feature window to entrance hall.
ADJACENT LIBRARY/STUDY AREA (Into Alcove)
With stone flagged floor with electric under floor heating.
SIDE ENTRANCE HALL
With half glazed door to side porch, feature window to sitting room and stone flagged floor with electric under floor heating.
With W.C., wash basin and stone flagged floor with electric under floor heating.
With part glazed door to the front .
AT FIRST FLOOR LEVEL
With sky light and doors to main and inner landings.
With skylight, beam to ceiling, low level window, two wall light points and radiator.
3.43m x 2.71m (11’3’’ x 8’10’’)
3.55m x 3.38m (11’7’’ x 11’1’’)
With three built in cupboards and radiator.
With three piece suite in white comprising bath, W.C. and wash hand basin, sky light and tiling to walls.
With high level feature window to bedroom three.
4.57m x 2.75m (14’ x 11’9’’)
3.71m x 2.61m (12’2’’ x 8’6’’)
With built in wardrobes and radiator.
With modern suite in white comprising twin sized shower cubicle, bath, wash hand basin with chrome mixer taps, W.C., tiling to walls, engineered Oak flooring, recessed ceiling lights, two ladder style radiators and access to storage space into the eaves.
ANNEX (Mole End)
Adjacent and adjoining the main house is an independent recently refurbished annex with its own entrance and own private garden area.
PART GLAZED ENTRANCE DOOR
OPEN PLAN RECEPTION AREA/LIVING AREA
5.86m x 3.29m (19’2’’ x 10’9’’)
With three radiators and solid fuel burning stove.
With stairs to first floor, doors to kitchen and rear porch/utility.
3.39m x 3.32m (11’1’’ x 10’11’’)
With twin plated oil fired Rayburn stove, Belfast sink with wooden drainer and works surfaces with chrome mixer tap, base cupboards under including integrated concealed dishwasher and matching wall mounted cupboards. Tiled surrounds, plumbing for washing machine and quarry tiled floor.
With stone flagged floor with electric under floor heating, half glazed door to rear and radiator.
With W.C. and wash basin.
AT FIRST FLOOR LEVEL
3.45m x 2.48m (11’3’’ x 8’1’’)
With radiator and en suite shower room.
EN SUITE BATHROOM
With "short bath", W.C., wash basin, tiling to walls, extractor fan and ladder style radiator.
4.88m x 3.26m (16’ x 10’8’’) maximum overall measurement
With radiator, skylight and en suite bathroom.
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM
With shower, W.C. and wash basin, tiled walls, extractor fan and ladder style radiator.
The property is approached via a long private driveway extending some 300 yards with the initial part of the drive bounded to the West by a small paddock amounting to approximately 0.85 of an Acre.
There is a further paddock to the East of the drive amounting to approximately 3 Acres with mains water supply.
Towards the end of the driveway, there is a hard standing area/turning area from which the drive continues past the front of the house to the court yard/parking area bounded by the outbuildings.
To the front of the main house, the formal garden area is bounded by a dry stone wall and laid to grass with a variety of established shrubs and trees. There is a further enclosed garden area opposite the outbuildings, laid mainly to lawn with planted borders, a small vegetable plot and a large wooden garden shed.
To the rear of the property, there is a further small enclosure/potential garden area.
To the rear of the annex, there is a formal enclosed landscaped garden area with dry stone walling and a tiered garden laid to gravel with established flower borders, double gateway to the front and further gate to the paddock area to the West of the property.
To the front and at right angles to the property, there is a stone built, predominantly single storey building which has been renovated and refurbished and could easily be utilised as additional accommodation.
4.38m x 2.97m (14’4’’ x 9’8’’)
With stone flagged floor, stairs off to first floor, oil fired boiler providing under floor heating for the outbuildings.
With door to:-
3.44m x 3.05m (11’3’’ x 10’)
With stone flagged floor.
6.02m x 3.04m (19’9’’ x 10’)
With stone flagged floor.
AT FIRST FLOOR LEVEL
There is a single room over the entrance lobby measuring approximately 4.3m x 3m (14’ x 10’).
Adjacent to the "offices" there is a store shed/machinery shed measuring 8.31m x 4.18m (27’3’’ x 13’8’’) with power and lights with sliding door to the front and window.
With electrically operated up and over door to the front and personnel door. Door to workshop with fitted bench and having ample electrical sockets.