Property history of Paddock House Farm, Alstonefield, Ashbourne DE6 2FT, 26th Apr 2005

Previously listed for sale on 26th Apr 2005
920,000 - 12 bed detached house

Property features

  • Handsome four bedroom farmhouse
  • Five and three bedroom cottages
  • Garaging for six cars, stunning views
  • Additional 30 acres of land available
  • Letting and development opportunity

Property description

Preliminary announcement


Paddock House Farm Alstonefield, Derbyshire, DE6 2ft Ashbourne c 8 miles Derby c 22 miles Bakewell c 14 miles
Price: 895, 000

Handsome farmhouse having 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Additional two cottages, one five bedroom recently used as a holiday cottage and one three bedroomed.
Studio and offices with planning permission to convert to residential use.
Garaging for six cars.
Letting and development opportunity
Stunning location
Additional land of approximately 30 acres available by separate negotiation

Paddock House Farm lies about 2 miles to the north of the most attractive village of Alstonefield which nestles in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Alstonefield is located just inside Staffordshire with the Derbyshire border being immediately to the east of the village following the course of the River Dove.

Alstonefield lies amidst the beautiful southern area of the Peak District between the towns of Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock and Ashbourne. The area is famed for its stunning scenery with rolling hills dissected by beautiful valleys with Dovedale and the Manifold valley lying immediately east and west of the village. The area offers great scope for walking riding and other country pursuits.

Local villages provide a variety of everyday facilities and Alstonefield has a charming village inn. The regional towns are all within easy driving distance and provide an excellent range of shops and recreational opportunities. The larger centres of Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham and Manchester are all within easy reach.

The property is arranged around a pretty courtyard comprising the principal house together with the 2 cottages and garaging. Each property can be served by a separate branch of the driveway and has private allocated gardens. Standing in one of the most beautiful parts of the National Park, the property offers great scope for income production through holiday lets.

In addition to the cottages there is a substantial building adjoining the rear of the farmhouse comprising a studio and offices offering scope for further conversion. This could be incorporated into the main house to provide additional living accommodation or could be further holiday accommodation. Permission obtained.

The Farmhouse

Ground Floor

A series of stone steps approach the house from the main courtyard leading up to a solid oak door to:-

Lobby having glazed door to:-

Dining room Hardwood floor. Fireplace with timber surround, stone slips and hearth. Good range of fitted mahogany china cupboards.

Drawing room Attractive fireplace with carved stone surround and hearth. French doors to garden together with 4 other windows having working shutters and window seats. Hardwood floor.
Kitchen/breakfast room A range of floor and wall mounted cupboards with granite work surfaces. Two Neff electric ovens. Neff 4 plate electric hob. (Aga not included in the sale)Integrated fridge. Plumbing for dishwasher. Stainless steel sink. Exposed ceiling beams. Off the kitchen is a larder.

Utility room

Tiled walls and floor. Range of fitted cupboards. Twin bowl sink.
Also WC, wash hand basin and shower room.

Rear Hall Walk in cloaks cupboard. Glazed door to courtyard.

Boiler room Ideal Standard oil fired boiler. Doors to walk in coal store and rear garden.

From the dining room there is a staircase with exposed stone walls leading through an oak door to wine cellar.

First Floor

The first floor accommodation has a good layout with a central landing, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The 2 principal bedrooms to the front have extensive southerly views.

The house currently has a laundry room at first floor level which could be converted to provide small 5th bedroom if required.

The Studio and Offices

Attached to the North side of the house is a separate wing currently used for storage but offering great scope for further accommodation. There are a number of entrance doors from the surrounding grounds and buildings are connected to the house via a twin garage.

The principal room at the far end of the building is a substantial studio which has a vast ceiling height and a large arched picture window on the end elevation providing some fine views.

The Cottages

To the west of the farmhouse set around the central courtyard are 2 substantial cottages, known as The Needhams, which has five bedrooms and The Homestead having three bedrooms. These properties overlook the surrounding gardens and have private garden areas and splendid views.

The accommodation of the cottages is detailed on the floorplans. Part of the first floor of the larger cottage, The Needhams has been used in the past as a separate flat and has a separate external door to the courtyard.

Outbuildings

Between the farmhouse and the studio wing are 2 garages and an oil storage room with 2 tanks. Within this part of the courtyard there are also 2 dog kennels. Within the cottage courtyard there are 3 single garages adjacent to the Needhams and a further garage as part of the Homestead.

Gardens and Grounds

The gardens of Paddock House Farm provide a delightful setting for the house with formal and informal areas of great variety and stunning views of the surrounding countryside from all parts of the grounds. The long driveway to the farmhouse provides a beautiful approach. The drive is lined by trees and open pastureland and then divides by the house with branches of the drive serving the different parts of the property. The main driveway passes the front of the house and leads past a pretty wildlife pool at the entrance to the main courtyard where the driveway passes around a central lawned island with ornamental box hedging, flower beds, stone terrace and a central stone urn.

The drawing room French windows open to a stone paved terrace and a lovely walled garden with a southerly aspect. An area of lawn is surrounded by flower beds and dry stone walls and the garden also features raised borders and an ornamental fish pool. On the east side of the house stone steps lead up to a raised garden beyond a formal box hedge. Here another lawn is extensively planted with spring bulbs and interspersed with specimen trees. A separate set of stone steps leads up from the lower terrace to a circular stone patio. Within the lawned garden is a pretty stone outhouse.

Adjacent to the upper lawn is the most attractive terraced garden which at the lowest level comprises a sheltered and walled kitchen garden having a greenhouse and a number of paths dividing the vegetable plots. Stone steps lead up to the beautiful formal herb garden which is surrounded by dry stone walls and yew hedges. The herb garden is divided into a number of formal borders surrounded by stone edgings and low clipped box hedges. Again stone steps rise to an upper level of garden with mature borders planted to rhododendrons and further areas of lawn planted with bulbs and a large number of young trees.

Lot 2 Pastureland.
The pastureland flanks the entrance drive with 3 paddocks situated on the north side. The main block of pasture is situated to the south of the house and the extent of the grounds is shown coloured ?On the os extract within these particulars and is available as a whole or in parts by separate negotiation.

Services

It is understood that there is mains water with a metered supply via the neighbouring farm together with mains electricity. Private drainage arrangements. Heating for the Farmhouse, The Cottages, Studio and Offices is predominantly by oil fired central heating.

Planning
The permitted use of the Needhams is for agricultural workers dwelling or holiday accommodation or ancilliary accommodation to Paddock House Farm or as an agricultural workers dwelling.

The permitted use of the Homestead is for an agricultural workers dwelling or ancilliary accommodation to Paddock House.

Planning permission was granted on 2nd December 2002 (Ref np/sm/1002/070) for "Change of Use as artists studio, office and garage to holiday accommodation or ancilliary domestic use".

Copies of relevant planning documentation is available from Bagshaws Residential on request but prospective purchasers are advised to undertake their own investigations.

Local Authority
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
Peak District National Park Authority

Rights of Way
We are informed that there is one public footpath which traverses the additional land (available by separate negotiation) but prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries. Details of any other private rights of way available on request.

Viewing

All viewings of Paddock House Farm are strictly by prior appointment only.

Photographs
All photographs are taken with a wide angle lens camera.

Fixtures and Fittings
Other than those fixtures and fittings specially referred to in these sales particulars, no other fixtures and fittings are included in the sale. Carpets and curtains by separate negotiation.

See details for Paddock House Farm, Alstonefield, Ashbourne DE6 2FT when it was last marketed:

  • 26th Apr 2005

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