The Cottage is an exceptional Grade II listed stone-built house dating back to the sixteenth century and offering a wealth of period features throughout.
The property has three well-proportioned reception rooms, a modern country style kitchen, master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, five additional double bedrooms, two other bathrooms and having the benefit of beautiful private walled gardens.
This outstanding character home is situated close to good local amenities including schools, supermarkets and the Dronfield Civic Centre with a variety of shops, cafes and leisure facilities, including swimming pool and fitness centre. There are good local transport links with the nearby railway station and easy access to the M1 motorway.
The property comprises on the ground floor: Entrance hallway with cloak cupboard, dining room, drawing room, sitting room, kitchen and a porch with rear entrance.
On the first floor: Landing, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, bedrooms 2 & 3 and a family shower room.
On the second floor: Landing, bedrooms 4,5 & 6 and a family bathroom.
Basement level: Cellar.
A timber door with glazed panels opens to the:
The hallway features a fine listed archway, has a convenient cloak cupboard, and a timber floor. Doors open to the dining room and to the drawing-room.
Dining Room (4.6m x 3.9m (15'1" x 12'9"))
The spacious dining room has sash bay windows looking onto the front garden and a timber floor. The fireplace has a gritstone mantel, surround and stone hearth.
Drawing Room (6.6m x 3.9m (21'7" x 12'9"))
There are front-facing sash bay windows and a fireplace with a marble mantel, tiled majolica surround and a marble/tiled hearth. An important feature of the room is the two listed, domed display alcoves to each side of the fireplace.
From the entrance hallway, a wide opening gives access to:
The timber floored hallway has doors opening to the sitting room and cellar.
Sitting Room (5.8m x 4.7m (19'0" x 15'5"))
This is a generously proportioned reception room with mullioned stone windows to each side, exposed beams and a panelled dado. The focal point of the room is the impressive fireplace with a large sandstone mantel and supporting pillars. Within it is a Jetmaster open fire with a stone surround.
A handsome door with strap hinges, studs and heavy lock opens to the porch. A rear facing planked door leads to the kitchen.
The oak superstructure of the porch has mullioned timber windows facing the rear of the property and reflecting the style of the sitting room windows. The floor is tiled and there are fitted storage cupboards under the windows. A heavy oak door opens to the rear of the property.
Kitchen (4.3m x 2.3m (14'1" x 7'6"))
There is a rear facing stone mullioned window, roof light, exposed beams and tiled flooring. Fitted base, wall and drawer units are in oak, with granite work surfaces with an inset 1.5 bowl sink and food waste disposer. Appliances include an extractor hood, integrated fridge and dishwasher and a modern aga electric range cooker with induction hobs. A freestanding preparation bench has drawers and open storage below. There is a heavy iron rail for pots and pans above the window.
Stone steps lead down to the:
Cellar (4.5m x 3.6m (14'9" x 11'9"))
The cellar has a side facing mullioned window, exposed beams, stone flagged flooring, a raised stone slab and houses the hot water cylinder and Potterton boiler. It is currently used as a utility room and wine store. There is plumbing and space for an automatic washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and fridge.
From the inner hallway, an original staircase with a timber handrail and balustrading rises to the:
The landing has a side facing stone mullioned window and a door opening to a family shower room.
Family Shower Room
There are two side facing stone windows, and a fitted linen cupboard. The white bathroom suite comprises a low-level WC and a pedestal hand basin. The shower enclosure has a Mira shower unit and a glazed screen and door.
From the half landing, the staircase continues to the:
There are doors opening to the master bedroom and bedrooms 2 & 3.
Master Bedroom (5.4m x 3.5m (17'8" x 11'5"))
The spacious master bedroom has a front facing sash window and a fitted wardrobe with automatic internal lighting, long hanging and shelving. There is a fireplace with a timber mantel and surround.
The room has a front facing sash window, partly tiled walls, a tiled floor. There are fitted wardrobes with short and long hanging, shelving and drawers. The white suite comprises a low-level WC, bidet, panelled bath and hand basin set in marble above a shelved cupboard.
Bedroom 2 (4.2m x 4.0m (13'9" x 13'1"))
The generously proportioned double bedroom has side facing mullioned stone windows. There is a fireplace with a timber mantel, timber and stone surround and stone hearth.
Bedroom 3 (4.1m x 3.8m (13'5" x 12'5"))
This room is currently being used as a study/home office and could be used as an additional double bedroom. There is a front facing sash window and a fireplace with a timber mantel and surround.
From the first floor landing, the staircase continues to the:
There is a side facing stone window and doors opening to bedrooms 4,5, & 6 and a family bathroom.
Bedroom 4 (5.9m x 4.7m (19'4" x 15'5"))
This is an exceptionally spacious double bedroom with a high vaulted ceiling, two rear facing windows and exposed beams.
Bedroom 5 (5.9m x 4.7m (19'4" x 15'5"))
This room has a front facing window, exposed beams, timber flooring and a pedestal hand basin.
Bedroom 6 (4.5m x 3.1m (14'9" x 10'2"))
There are two side facing windows, exposed beams, and timber flooring. Also having fitted storage cupboards with shelving.
This spacious bathroom has a side facing stone window, exposed beams, heated towel rail, cupboards with long hanging and shelving, partly tiled walls and painted timber flooring. The white suite comprises a low-level WC, a pedestal hand basin and a panelled bath. There is also a glazed d-shaped shower enclosure with Mira shower unit.
Exterior And Gardens
The Cottage is accessed from the High Street via a timber door in the wall, which opens to a gravelled path leading to the main entrance door. To the front, there is a garden mainly laid to lawn with trees, hedging and borders with mature shrubs. The path also gives access to the rear of the property through a timber gate.
Outside the porch there is a stone flagged courtyard and dining area. A gravelled path to the other side of the property also provides access to the rear.
From the courtyard three stone steps rise to the rear garden. The property has the benefit of a beautiful country garden being laid to lawn with mature trees and lovely herbaceous borders. There is a water tap and external power point. A stone flagged path leads to an additional seating area. Adjacent is a detached garage; a timber door provides access to a parking area for three vehicles.
Beyond the garage, the stone flagged path continues and provides access to a further garden area with lawn, mature apple, pear and fig trees and herbaceous borders. From the garden, steps rise to a herb garden enclosed by yew hedging with brick-paved paths, an ornamental pond, herb and vegetable beds.
The rear garden is fully enclosed by high stone walls providing privacy and security for this fine characterful residence.
Garage (4.9m x 3.6m (16'0" x 11'9"))
With a side facing window and double timber doors onto the parking area.