Westfield House , High Hill Road, Birch Vale, High Peak

Price: Guide Price £595,000


  • A lovely smallholding with a two bedroom detached house
  • Accessible rural position on the outskirts of Birch Vale
  • Camping and caravan site
  • Grassland suited to equestrian and smallholding use
  • All extending to approximately 8.64 acres.
  • Summer House
  • Private garden
  • Stabling for five horses
  • Further outbuildings

Full details

A lovely smallholding with a two bedroom detached house situated in an accessible rural position on the outskirts of Birch Vale, together with stabling, an existing camping and caravan site and grassland suited to equestrian and smallholding use, all extending to approximately 8.64 acres.


Westfield House is situated in Thornsett on the outskirts of Birch Vale and New Mills. It is within walking distance of the local pub, Thornsett Primary School and local shop. The adjacent market town of New Mills contains supermarkets, shops, pubs, restaurants, primary and secondary schools, churches and a leisure centre. New Mills also has a bus station and two train stations serving Manchester, Buxton, Stockport and Sheffield. Other facilities can be found in Chapel-en-le-Frith (6.5 miles) and Glossop (6.7 miles). There are many nearby local walks and bridleways for those who enjoy the outdoors. The property has a rural countryside setting, however benefits from excellent access onto main roads including the A624 and the A6.


From Chapel en le Frith, head north along the A624 towards Glossop. Follow the road into Hayfield and turn left onto A6015 New Mills Road. Continue along the road and turn right onto Station Road, opposite The Grouse public house and follow the road past Sett Valley Café and The Sycamore Inn where the road merges into Sycamore Road. Continue along the road which then merges into Thornsett and then go past The Printer's Arms. Take the next left hand turning onto High Hill Road, past the turning for Thornsett Trading Estate and then the property will be found on the right hand side.


We understand that the property is approximately 100 years old and the vendors have occupied the property for 12 years. Over this time they have renovated and modernised the house and maintained the stabling to a good standard over their ownership. More recently, the vendors have established a small caravan and camping site bringing in extra income.


Westfield House offers a wonderful opportunity to purchase a detached rural property overlooking the generous garden and land, all situated in a rural location and all positioned within a ring fence. In addition to the dwelling there is recently built summerhouse, stabling for five horse, field barn, caravan and camping site, together with land extending to approximately 8.64 acres, excellent for those with equestrian and agricultural interests.


With an entrance door, with a door into the Sitting Room and Dining Kitchen and stairs rising to the first floor.

Sitting Room

15' 1'' x 12' 0'' (4.60m x 3.66m)

Leading from the hall, a spacious room with triple aspect windows to the front, side and rear overlooking the land and gardens together with a feature fireplace with an open fireplace and hearth and two radiators.

Dining Kitchen

15' 1'' x 13' 7'' (4.60m x 4.15m)

With a country style kitchen with wall and floor units, granite worktops, a range master cooking range with gas hobs and twin electric ovens (may be available by separate negotiation), space of two undercounter appliances, a Belfast sink and part tiled walls. There are dual aspect windows to the front and rear over looking the garden, a radiator and a rear entrance door.

First Floor Landing

Rising from the entrance hall way.

Master bedroom

15' 1'' x 12' 2'' (4.60m x 3.71m)

With dual aspect windows to the front and side, with views over the land, two radiators and a door into:

Family Shower room

7' 5'' x 5' 5'' (2.27m x 1.65m)

With a two piece modern suite, comprising a large shower unit, a pedestal wash hand basin, a window to the front and a towel radiator.

Bedroom Two

11' 7'' x 10' 5'' (3.54m x 3.17m)

A double bedroom with a window overlooking the front and a radiator.

Separate WC

With a low level WC, wash hand basin, radiator, window to the rear and also houses the gas fired combi boiler.

External Utility Room and WC

Attached to the house and accessed externally, with plumbing and electrics for a washing machine together with a separate toilet.

Summer House/Hobby Room

20' 0'' x 10' 0'' (6.10m x 3.05m)

An excellent additional space, a recent additional situated near to the house, currently used as summerhouse and office space. All sides have windows and doors opening out to a small patio and garden area.


To the rear of the house there is a patio area, excellent for outside dining, together with a garden which is down to lawn with stone wall boundaries and well stocked planted borders many flowers and shrubs together with multiple pathways leading to the different sections of the garden. There is a lower area used as a vegetable plot leading onto the orchard, all enjoying a private setting and views towards the land.

Orchard and Wild Garden

A mature sparse orchard to the rear of the house, with a mixture of tree species and a wild garden area.


There is a gravelled driveway to the side of the house, with parking for two vehicles. there is a second entrance off the road, providing access to the stable yard, caravan site and the grassland.

Stable Block

There is stabling for five horse, with an ‘L’ shaped timber built stable block comprising four stables with three measuring (3.43m x 3.47m) with one being a foaling box measuring (3.43m x 4.87m). There is a tack room (3.43 x 3.04m) and a lean to store to the side for hay and straw storage. There is also a detached timber framed stable measuring (3.35m x 3.69m). The building has mains electric, lighting and water. The stable block is situated at the side of the property with a concrete yard area with separate vehicle access from the road, which is also ideal for parking of a horse trailer/ lorry or similar and further access to the far side of the building for vehicles.

Field Stables

15' 6'' x 12' 0'' (4.72m x 3.65m)

There is a timber framed open fronted building situated within the bottom field, which is separated into two sections.


The land surrounds the house and offers a very private position with mature hedgerows and trees along the boundaries. The land is all down to grass and is separated into various fields suitable for both mowing and grazing. Majority of the land can be seen from the house, excellent for those who have horses and other livestock. The land has mainly post and rail fencing with hedgerow boundaries together with a section of trees and along the river boundary.

Caravan and Camping Site

Situated adjoining the river, there are seven pitches with electric hook ups suitable for caravans and camping, together with a waste disposal timber shed, water points and separate access leading from the road.


The property has the benefit of mains electricity, gas and water with private drainage. The property has a gas fired central heating system.

Fixtures and Fittings

Only those referred to in these particulars are included.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements

The property is sold subject to and with the benefits of the rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may exist whether or not defined in these particulars.

Tenure and Possession

The property is sold freehold with vacant possession granted upon completion.

Timber, Mineral and Sporting Rights

We understand these to be included in the sale as far as they exist.

Fishing Rights

We understand that fishing rights are included along the boundary bordering the River Sett.

Local Authority

High Peak Borough Council, Town Hall, Buxton

Council Tax Band


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Adrian Healey

Bishop & Co

45 Market Street

New Mills

High Peak

SK22 4AA


Strictly by appointment through the selling agents at the Bakewell Office

Method of Sale

The property is offered for sale by private treaty.

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Due to recent changes in legislation, all buyers must provide relevant documentation in order to provide proof of their identity and place of residence. The documentation collected will not be disclosed to any other party.

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Westfield House , High Hill Road, Birch Vale, High Peak

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