Enjoying the soft sounds of the River Derwent gently meandering by is this stunning stone built house which forms part of the historic Calver Mill, in a much sought after location. The vendors of Watermill House have not only loved the aspect and position of this property, but also thoroughly enjoyed the use of the highly versatile accommodation offered over four floors. To include all high quality lighting fixtures and new carpets and floor coverings throughout. Highlights of the accommodation include the living kitchen from which one can enjoy watching kingfishers, swans and wildlife descending on the riverbank, and the peace and serenity of the communal gardens adjoining farmland. A building is thought to have stood on this site from 1803 but in 2002 the house was completely rebuilt to a high specification by quality craftsmen using only the best materials. In addition there is a magnificent lounge, excellent en suite bedrooms, generous basement conversion, garaging and parking. Outside the riverside deck allows the occupants to simply relax and enjoy the serenity of Derbyshire life. Calver Mill operated from 1785 to 1920, and its appearance has been considerably softened since it was used as a film double for the Colditz castle in the film of the same name.
The property comprises:
Substantial Front Entrance Door to
With stainless steel and glass balustrade, radiator, telephone point, downlighters and providing access to the lower and upper floors.
With built-in low voltage mood lighting, glass and stainless steel balustrade and tall double glazed window enjoying an aspect across the river, leads to a landing having radiator, downlighters, floor-to-ceiling mirror fronted built-in wardrobes, glass block window providing further natural light and display plinth with power points. Double opening oak and glass doors to
stunning living kitchen 6.10m(20'0'') x 6.05m(19'10'')
a beautifully appointed fully functional room incorporating living/dining space with provision for flatscreen television, two magnificent windows enjoying an aspect across the river, additional light from double glazed Velux windows having integrated blinds, and galleried area above. Light oak flooring, two further tall arched windows again overlooking the river and communal gardens and arched door to a rear decked terrace and the gardens. There is ample space for a substantial dining table.
The main kitchen section is fitted with a comprehensive range of contemporary high gloss units by Kitchen Creation and incorporates a substantial central island having 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink with swan neck chrome jetspray mixer tap in a Galaxy granite work surface having drainer, five ring Neff induction hob with circular stainless steel and glass extractor canopy and lights above. Soft closing drawer packs, base units, integrated sliding bin, smoked glass double display cabinet and two-drawer Fisher & Paykel integrated dishwasher.
Running the length of one wall is a further range of matching units incorporating larder drawers, cupboards, dresser unit with aluminium sliding door fronts, further granite work surface and base units beneath. Additional appliances include a Fisher & Paykel American fridge freezer incorporating water cooler and freezer drawer beneath.
Side-by-side aeg Competence standard oven and steam oven with stainless steel fronted warming drawers beneath complemented by pelmet lighting above. There are three radiators, revealed feature stone chimney to one corner of the room. Utility area housing the pressurised hot water cylinder and time programmer for the heating, space and plumbing for a washing machine with double cupboard beneath, work surface and Vaillant gas central heating boiler. Double glazed Velux window and staircase to the lower Utility Area and Garage below.
From the main Staircase a further short Staircase leads to the
Bedroom 5.05m(16'7'') x 4.19m(13'9'')
with double glazed window having an aspect towards the Mill and additional double glazed Velux window with integrated blind. There is a full range of built-in pear wood furniture by Kitchen Creation incorporating wardrobes, drawer packs, bedside cabinets and dressing table with light above. Downlighters and radiator;
en suite bathroom/W.C. 3.61m(11'10'') x 1.75m(5'9'')
measurement not including the shower recess being fully tiled in Travertine with matching floor and Villeroy & Boch white suite of panelled bath beneath a double glazed translucent window, Galaxy granite work surface with circular sink having mixer tap, mirror and light above and storage area beneath, low flush w.C. And oversize walk-in shower with overhead showerhead and body jets. Additional granite display plinth with shaver point, column style chrome heated towel rail/radiator, mood lighting and extractor.
With built-in low voltage mood lighting in glass and stainless steel rises to
bedroom 2 6.02m(19'9'') x 3.81m(12'6'')
having pitched ceiling, radiator, gallery looking down towards the living kitchen with lighting from two double glazed Velux windows, built-in pear wood furniture comprising double wardrobe, dressing table with drawers and mirror above, and bedside cabinets. Revealed stone feature, radiator and
en suite bathroom/W.C. 3.68m(12'1'') x 2.90m(9'6'')
again fitted with a white suite by Villeroy & Boch including enclosed alcove having panelled bath with shower above, downlighter and extractor, pedestal wash basin with shelf, shaver point and light above, and low flush w.C. Travertine tiled walls and flooring, double glazed Velux window enjoying a wooded aspect across the grounds, radiator and double pine doored eaves storage cupboard.
From the Reception Hall there is access to a
Furnished with a Villeroy & Boch suite of wash hand basin having downlighter and extractor above, tiled surround and storage beneath, and low flush w.C.
Double opening oak and glass doors lead to the
main drawing room 6.10m(20'0'') x 6.05m(19'10'')
with two double glazed rear facing windows enjoying a fine aspect across the river, having deep display sill and radiator beneath, television aerial points in multiple locations, satellite point, Gazco inset living flame gas fire with slate plinth and mantle, further radiator, telephone point, double mirror fronted doors to
guest suite/bedroom 3
Bedroom 6.99m(22'11'') x 3.38m(11'1'')
with rear facing double glazed window having deep display sill, built-in work stations and study area, shelving, built-in bedroom furniture incorporating wardrobes, pelmet over the bed space with downlighters, bedside cabinets, mirror fronted wardrobes and drawer packs, radiator, and
en suite bathroom/W.C. 3.35m(11'0'') x 2.51m(8'3'')
furnished with a white suite of free standing oval bath having chrome mixer tap, oversize shower with overhead showerhead and screen, contemporary wash hand basin and low flush w.C. With granite plinth above. Fully tiled walls and floor, multiple downlighters, extractor, chrome heated towel rail/radiator.
From the main hallway with stainless steel handrail with two further understairs storage areas to a lower ground floor where there is a lobby and double opening doors to
studio 7.21m(23'8'') x 5.84m(19'2'')
currently used as Games/Music Room. Having radiator, underfloor heating, ventilation, lighting and power.
Offering potential for further conversion, or storage. Additional staircase leading to garage.
Integral garage 6.38m(20'11'') x 4.17m(13'8'') overall
with automatically operated up-and-over door, power and light, courtesy door to a utility area fitted with base units, drawer pack, work surface and wall units, understairs storage, staircase to the utility room and living kitchen.
Forming part of a secure community and having grounds extending to five acres having gates to a driveway leading to the house where there are two visitor parking spaces and a block paved car pull-in providing access to the Garage. There is a small block paved terrace in front of the Entrance Door.
Decked terrace to the rear with access from the Living Kitchen, enclosed by railings and fencing, enjoying a good degree of privacy, having outside lighting and enjoying a beautiful aspect across the gently meandering Derwent River. There is an enclosed hot tub, water supply, power and light.
This complex has magnificent communal gardens which stand immediately behind the property and can be accessed from the terrace, and incorporating lawns, wooded areas, a beautiful lake with numerous water plants, picturesque sitting areas and adjoining farmland, woodland and the banks of the Derwent.
Steps from the rear of the house provide access along the banks of the river and directly to the river bed.
Additionally on site there is access and use of an on-site gymnasium and beautician.
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