Ecton Lee House, Ecton, Ashbourne

Price: £695,000


  • Accommodation offering great charm and versatility
  • Four bedroom character property
  • Occupying an idyllic location
  • Nestled in the Manifold Valley
  • Accompanied by outbuildings
  • Land extending to approximately 3.54 acres (1.4 ha) in all
  • Outbuilding comprising a double garage with play room above
  • Three bay stable
  • Sold with no upward chain
  • For viewings please call the Ashbourne office on 01335 342201, option 1

Full details

This delightful four bedroom character property occupies an idyllic location. It is one of two attached properties nestled in the Manifold Valley. It is accompanied by outbuildings and land extending to approximately 3.54 acres (1.4 ha) in all.


The accommodation offers great charm and versatility with three reception rooms in the main homestead and in addition there is a partly converted outbuilding with bathroom and conservatory with surrounding raised decking beautifully positioned on the banks of the river Manifold.

A further outbuilding comprises a double garage with play room above and three bay stable which are situated on the south side of the property along with the grassland fields which extend to

approximately 3 acres.

Sold with no upward Chain.


Front Porch

Timber access door, stain glass porthole window, wall light, quarry tiled floor.

Formal Dining Room

13' 9'' x 10' 10'' (4.19m x 3.30m)

Quality oak panelling with feature stone fireplace having raised hearth and cast iron wood burner. Exposed beams to ceiling. Recessed display shelving, exposed timber lintels. Internal access door to Sitting Room and Dining Kitchen.

Sitting Room

18' 8'' x 10' 8'' (5.69m x 3.25m) extending to 5m (16'5'') into recess

Feature cast iron open fire with decorative tiled surround, tiled hearth and solid oak mantle. Flanking both sides of the chimney breast are 4 built-in dressers providing vast amounts of shelving and low level storage cupboards. Double glazed window to front, wall lights.

Open Plan Kitchen Dining Room

23' 8'' x 13' 10'' (7.21m x 4.21m) decreasing to 3.11 m (10'2'')

Kitchen Area

Bespoke oak wall, base and drawer units with cast iron handles. Granite work top and breakfast bar overhang, tiled splash backs, integrated electric double oven, oil fired Stanley with dual hot plate and exposed stone lintel above. Inset Belfast sink and adjacent granite drainer, 5 ring induction hob with extractor hood over. Plumbing for dishwasher, fridge freezer space, window to rear, inset spot lights, exposed beam to ceiling, tile effect laminate floor.

Dining Area

Window to rear and glazed door providing access to rear, inset spotlights, tile effect laminate floor.

Inner Hall

Stairs to first floor, under stairs storage cupboard, exposed stone reveals, recess display shelving, two double glazed windows to rear, laminate floor, radiator.


11' 11'' x 11' 1'' (3.63m x 3.38m)

Double glazed windows to side and one to front, exposed stone reveals to internal door, timber latch door with cast iron fittings, wall lights, radiator.


Obscured double glazed window to side, part tiled walls, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC, plumbing for washing machine with work top above, coat hooks providing hanging.

Inner Lobby

Tiled floor, latch door access to WC, recessed shelving and exposed lintel above.

Side Porch

Double glazed window to side, radiator, built-in double wardrobe.

First Floor

Part Galleried Landing

Spacious landing area providing potential for further storage or even use as a study area with Velux window, radiator, track spotlights and inset spotlights.

Bedroom One

18' 7'' x 10' 7'' (5.66m x 3.22m)

Double glazed window to front overlooking the land, inset spotlights, radiator.

Bedroom Two

13' 8'' x 11' 0'' (4.16m x 3.35m)

Double glazed window to front overlooking the land, radiator.

Bedroom Three

13' 8'' x 10' 1'' (4.16m x 3.07m)

Double glazed window to rear, radiator, built-in shelving.

Bedroom Four

12' 11'' into restricted headroom x 11' 11'' (3.93m x 3.63m)

Velux window, double glazed window to side, radiator, latch access door.

Newly Refitted Shower Room

Newly refitted shower room having separate shower cubicle with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC and heated towel rail.


Split level Bathroom with four piece suite comprising panelled bath with central mounted mixer taps, separate shower cubicle with curved shower screen, vanity wash hand basin, back to wall low flush WC, bidet, tiled walls, base level units providing cabinet storage, inset spot lights, windows to rear.

Converted Outbuilding/Potential Annex

Providing separate single storey accommodation situated adjacent to the house adjoining the stables.

Entrance Lobby

Access door to front, laminate floor, radiator, exposed stone wall, internal stable door access to:

Home Office/Occasional Bedroom

11' 8'' x 10' 5'' (3.55m x 3.17m)

Velux window and laminate floor.

Reception Area

11' 8'' x 7' 5'' (3.55m x 2.26m)

Versatile room with Balustrade border with open plan passage on the lower level, internal access to Conservatory.

Shower Room

Three piece shower suite comprising, double shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC, obscured window to front.

Conservatory/Garden Room

13' 2'' x 11' 3'' (4.01m x 3.43m)

Beautifully positioned glazed room surrounded by timber decking situated on the banks of the river Manifold.


The property is accessed directly off the country lane onto a meandering driveway which descends to the property and opens out to the hard standing providing ample off road parking and access to a good range of outbuildings comprising:

Stable Block

Attached to the converted outbuilding having three bay stable with each loose box having separate timber stable door access. Each stable measures 3.7m x 3.3m approximately.

Detached Double Garage

25' 11'' x 17' 9'' (7.9m x 5.4m)

Having two single up and over doors, power and lighting, with internal staircase leading to:

Play Room

10' 10'' x 10' 5'' (3.30m x 3.17m) into restricted headroom

Velux window, power and lighting.


The small garden to the rear of the property bordered by timber picket fencing from the neighbouring garden. The rear garden extends beyond a small dwarf wall to patio seating area and leading along to the raised decked area which wraps around the Conservatory with balustrade border overlooking the lovely River Manifold.

There is a gravelled area to the front of the property and landscaped garden area adjoining the paddock.


The land is predominantly level grassland split into three paddocks with gated access. A stone wall border separates the paddocks from the drive and hard standing. The land is bordered to one side by the river Manifold and to the other by the tree lined country lane and extends as far as Ecton bridge.

General Remarks

Tenure and Possession

The property is sold Freehold with vacant possession.


Private Water & Drainage. Mains Electricity. Oil Fired Central heating.

Fixtures and Fittings

Only those fixtures and fittings referred to in the sale particulars are included in the purchase price.

Local Authority and Council Tax Band

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. Council Tax band F.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, easements and wayleaves whether or not defined in these particulars. We understand that Swainsley Fishing Club have the fishing rights and a right of access to the river bank.


Strictly by appointment through the Ashbourne Office of the sole agents on 01335 342201,

or e-mail:


From Ashbourne - Proceed towards Buxton on the A515 continue through the village of Fenny Bentley and remain on the road for about 5 miles. Take the left turn signposted Alstonefield and Milldale. Continue through the village of Alstonefield toward Hulme End. Proceed for a further mile and take the left turn toward Ecton. Proceed along this road, keeping to the right (do not go into the ‘Back of Ecton,’ this is a left turn and Sat Nav will likely try to take this direction). Keeping right, follow the road as it leads along the side of the Manifold Trail and River and the drive to the property is on the right hand side. It is a sharp right turn as the drive descends to the property.


EPC rating F

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