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6 Bed House - Detached

Furnace House, Near Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire


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£799,950Sold STC

GRADE II LISTED RESIDENCE - OUTBUILDINGS/BARN/GARAGING - 3.5 ACRES - NO CHAIN INVOLVED

A magnificent Grade II Listed gentleman’s detached residence dating back to 1751 with a date stone over the front door bearing the names of William and Hannah Hopkinson. Being build in mellow stone under a traditional tiled roof with dressed stone quoins, window surrounds and mullions this delightful charming property of spacious accommodation over three floors is full of charm and character with a wealth of exposed beams, stone fireplaces and leaded windows.

Magnificent Grade II Listed Residence

Delightful Countryside Views

Sitting Room, Dining Room, Conservatory

Breakfast Kitchen, Utility, Snug

Six Bedrooms, Two Family Bathrooms

3.5 Acres of Gardens, Paddocks, 6 Seater Hot tub

Large Outbuilding With Garaging

Helicopter Hanger

Many Character Features

No Chain Involved

The property was in the ownership of the Hopkinson family, a Quaker family, that built it until 1977 when it was purchased and restored by the previous owners.

It stands in approximately 3.5 acres of gardens and paddocks set in a rural location surrounded by beautiful Derbyshire countryside yet within easy reach of the towns of Alfreton, Matlock and Chesterfield and commuting distance of Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield. Easy access to the M1 motorway via the A38 trunk road.

There is generous parking for several vehicles, a large stone outbuilding/barn with garaging and storage ideal for a variety of uses such as a annex/holiday cottage (subject to planning consent) and a further building which was used as a helicopter hanger.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall 13'5" x 8'11"

With original Yorkshire window with bullseye panels, secondary glazing and a deep stone sill overlooking the garden to the side of the property, heavily exposed beams to ceiling, built-in cupboard providing storage and bookcase with display shelving.

Inner Hallway 13'3" x 6'7"

With original staircase with decorative balustrade, steps leading down to the head of the original cellar having stone thrawls, radiator, exposed stone walls and rear aspect casement window looking into the conservatory.

Sitting Room 28'1" x 13'6"

A generous sized sitting room having south aspect, secondary glazing encasement windows with exposed stone mullions and deep stone sills with views across the gardens to the front of the property, a full length hardwood window with arched glass panels looking across the lawn, exposed beams to ceiling, featured Derbyshire stone fireplace with exposed stone head with side supports and raised stone hearth with log burner, radiators, TV point, oak bookcase with decorative moulded column sides, further built-in display shelving under the internal window and a pair of French doors opening into the dining room.

Dining Room 17'3" x 17'1"

A spacious dining room with windows to three sides taking advantage of the views around the property, double French doors opening onto the front of the property, further doors opening onto the patio area to the rear of the property, coving to ceiling, dado rail, light oak floor, radiators, TV point, exposed stone wall with a fire opening with stone lintel and raised stone hearth with an electric log effect fire.

Snug 13'1" x 10'0"

With beams to ceiling, multi-paned casement window with secondary glazing and exposed stone head and sill, featured Derbyshire stone fireplace with exposed stone head, side supports and raised stone hearth housing an electric coal effect cast iron stove, light oak flooring, radiator and open space leading into breakfast kitchen.

Breakfast Kitchen 20'4" x 11'1"

With two side aspect multi-paned Yorkshire windows with secondary glazing, one with tiled sill and the other a window seat, a further triple casement window with exposed stone mullions and leaded glass looks into the conservatory, beams to ceiling and light oak flooring. A range of kitchen units comprising cupboards and drawers, work surfaces, shelving, wine rack, electric double oven, inset electric hob with extractor hood, 1½ bowl porcelain sink unit with mixer tap, integrated fridge, and French doors opening into conservatory.

Conservatory 29'6" x 20'8"

Being an L-shaped conservatory with a bay, constructed in hardwood and double glazed panels set upon a dwarf wall with a Victorian style glass roof and tiled floor (under-floor heating), French style doors opening onto patio and gardens.

Utility Room 12'2" x 6'6"

With casement window with secondary glazing and tiled sill, a range of kitchen units comprised of cupboards and drawers with work surfaces, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for tumble dryer, space for freezer.

Cloakroom 5'10" x 3'4"

With WC, wash hand basin and radiator.

Boiler Room 5'3" x 4'2"

With gas fired boiler which supplies hot water and central heating to the property (coat hanging space and storage shelving).

Pantry 5'5" x 4'0"

With shelving and providing storage.

First Floor

Landing

With original staircase and exposed stone wall.

Double Bedroom 1 13'3" x 12'11"

With casement window with leaded glass and exposed stone mullions and secondary glazing overlooking the main lawn to the front of the property, deep wooden window sill, radiator, beams to ceiling, TV point, telephone point and internal door.

Double Bedroom 2 14'2" x 13'5"

With casement window with leaded glass and exposed stone mullion, secondary glazing and deep wooden sill, radiator, TV point, exposed beams to ceiling, feature original fireplace with stone surround and cast iron grate and internal door.

Double Bedroom 3 11'5" x 10'0"

With sash window with exposed stone surround and secondary glazing overlooking the open countryside which surrounds the property, beams to ceiling, radiator, wardrobes and internal panelled door.

Family Bathroom 13'11" x 9'1"

A light and spacious family bathroom with tiled flooring, casement window with leaded glass and exposed stone mullions and secondary glazing, radiator, beams to ceiling, wash hand basin, cast iron stand alone bath with claw feet with Victorian style mixer tap including shower handle, WC, corner shower cubicle with Victorian style mixer tap, electric heated towel rail and internal door.

Second Floor

Landing

With Velux roof window and exposed stonework.

Double Bedroom 4 13'5" x 13'1"

With casement window with leaded glass, exposed stone mullions, deep stone sill and secondary glazing, exposed purlins and rafters, Velux roof light, radiator, telephone point, TV point and internal door.

Double Bedroom 5 14'4" x 13'5"

With casement window with leaded glass and exposed stone mullions, deep stone sill and secondary glazing, exposed purlins and rafters, Velux roof light, radiator and internal door.

Double Bedroom 6 11'9" x 10'0"

With casement window with exposed stone mullions and deep stone sill and secondary glazing, airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and internal door.

Family Bathroom 2 12'11" x 8'9"

With oak flooring with side aspect Yorkshire window with secondary glazing and also enjoying fine views across the garden and the paddocks, deep stone sill, radiator, exposed beams to ceiling, a bathroom suite incorporating inset sink with granite work surfaces and fitted cupboards, cast iron stand alone bath with claw feet with Victorian style mixer tap and hand shower spray, WC, separate corner shower cubicle with mixer tap and Velux roof light.

Outside

There are stone flagged patio areas with raised beds stocked with shrubs and bounded by trees, stone flagged paths lead to a formal side garden laid to lawn with borders well stocked with flowering plants, shrubs and mature trees and bounded by post and rail fencing. Stone flagged paths lead around to the front of the property where there is a further area of garden with large level lawn with deep borders well stocked with perennial plants, flowering plants, shrubs and mature trees and being bounded by a stone wall to one side and post and rail fence. Beyond the post and rail fencing there is an area approximately three acres or thereabouts of farmland, paddocks etc.

Outbuildings

A useful detached stone outbuilding incorporates three garages and storage space and did have planning permission for further living accommodation. We believe the planning consent was renewed in 2004 for a further five years.

Double Garage 26'4" x 20'4"

Having up and over electric operated garage doors, windows, power and lighting.

Single Garage 13'7" x 13'5"

Having up and over electric operated garage door, power and lighting and ladder style staircase to first floor.

Store Room 1 13'7" x 13'5"

Store Room 2 30'7" x 14'11"

Ground Floor Workshop 30'7" x 14'11"

With power and lighting.

Helicopter Hanger 30'0" x 24'11"

Being a portal frame architecture building timber clad with steel doors and has power and lighting.

Services

Mains electric and water are connected to the building, drainage is via a septic tank and the heating is via an gas fired boiler. The gas fire in the sitting room is LPG. There is a water supply to the field and the helicopter hanger.