Brook Farm Birchwood Lane, Somercotes, Alfreton DE55 4NG

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An equestrian property situated in a semi rural position, comprising a large detached three-bedroom house together with a one-bedroom annex, with a range of outbuildings, extensive range of stables, a manège and grassland all set in approx. 2.34 acres with a further 6.37 acres just along the road, excellent for those with equestrian interests.

Brook Farm is situated in a semi rural location near to the villages of Lower Birchwood and Somercotes. The villages provide a range of basic amenities including a primary school, Church, village hall, shops and public houses. The nearby towns of Alfreton and Ripley have an extensive range of facilities including high street shops, doctor’s surgery, public houses, secondary schools, supermarkets and a train station. There are many nearby local walks, bridleways, trails and beauty spots in the surrounding area, excellent for those who enjoy the outdoors and with equestrian interests. The property is ideally located for easy access onto the A38 connecting the nearby towns of Alfreton (2.5 miles) and Ripley (4 miles) and to the cities of Derby (17 miles) and Nottingham (24 miles).

From the centre of Alfreton, head East along the High Street and then straight over the crossroads and mini roundabout heading towards Somercotes following the B600. Continue into Somercotes, and turn left to go onto the A38 dual carriageway. Once on the A38 take the next exit sign posted for Broadmeadows and at the roundabout take the third exit onto Birchwood Lane. Follow the road, over the A38 and then for 0.75 miles, continue over the train line bridge and the farm will be the first turning on the left-hand side indicated by our for sale board

Brook Farm offers an excellent opportunity to acquire an equestrian property with the benefit of a large detached house, annex, outbuildings, stabling, manège and land all set within approximately 8.71 acres. The house is an attractive 18th century farmhouse which has been modernised and extended currently arranged having three double bedrooms and three reception rooms together with study, kitchen and utility. The property also offers a one bedroom attached annex suitable for a large family or with income potential. Externally the property offers mature gardens, grass paddocks and equestrian facilities, excellent for those with equestrian and hobby farming interests, with fantastic riding accessible nearby.


Reception Hallway 9' 8'' x 8' 11'' (2.94m x 2.72m)
With an entrance door from the front, with a window to the rear, with space for a dining table with dual aspect windows, tiled flooring and a door into:

Kitchen 11' 11'' x 11' 11'' (3.64m x 3.62m)
With triple aspect windows, wall and floor units, with wooden work surfaces over, a double ceramic sink, plumbing for a dishwasher and freestanding cooker with an extractor fan over. There is space to have a large American style fridge freezer and a recess suitable for an Aga or similar cooker range with a chimney flue ready. There is a currently a movable central island unit which would accommodate a table or larger island together with tiled floor.

Utility and Cloakroom 6' 1'' x 4' 11'' (1.85m x 1.49m)
With a low level WC, wash hand basin, tiled floor. Plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier above and a radiator.

Boot Room 9' 2'' x 5' 6'' (2.8m x 1.68m)
With an external entrance door, tiled flooring and window to the rear.

Bathroom 7' 9'' x 5' 10'' (2.37m x 1.77m)
With a three piece suite with a bath and shower over, low level WC, wash hand basin, tiled flooring, radiator and a window to the side.

Sitting Room 12' 3'' x 12' 2'' (3.73m x 3.70m)
A lovely room with twin windows to front, a feature brick fireplace and stone mantel piece and hearth with multiple fuel burning stove, exposed ceiling beams, a radiator, wooden flooring. A spacious room which is partly open to the Dining Room.

Dining Room 12' 3'' x 11' 3'' (3.73m x 3.42m)
A spacious room with dual aspect windows, a feature fireplace housing a multi fuel burning stove, wooden flooring, exposed ceiling beams, a radiator and access to the stairs and study.

With dual aspect windows, with space for a desk with fitted shelving and a tiled floor. There is a door leading into:

Living Room 29' 4'' x 14' 7'' (8.93m x 4.44m)
Formerly part of a barn, now fully converted into a very spacious reception room, with ample room for dining and seating areas with potential for many other uses, with four windows to the side and French doors out into the garden. There are exposed beams and two radiators with stair rising to a separate first floor to Bedroom Three and a door linking into the Annex.

First Floor Landing
With stairs rising from the ground floor of the house, a window to front and doors into:

Bedroom One 12' 3'' x 11' 3'' (3.73m x 3.42m)
A spacious double bedroom with a walk-in storage cupboard, a radiator and window to front.

Bedroom Two 12' 3'' x 12' 2'' (3.73m x 3.70m)
A double bedroom with a radiator and a window to front.

With stairs rising from the living room to the first floor:

Bathroom and Dressing Room 15' 9'' x 10' 7'' (4.79m x 3.23m)
Having a three piece suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, bath, heated towel rail, tiled walls and flooring, airing cupboard, two skylights and a sitting and dressing area, with a door into:

Bedroom Three 15' 9'' x 9' 5'' (4.79m x 2.88m)
A double bedroom with a radiator and window to rear and built-in storage within the eaves to both sides.

Attached Annex

Annex Kitchen 10' 7'' x 7' 0'' (3.23m x 2.13m)
With fitted wall and floor units with oak wooden worktops, a sink and drainer, space for an upright fridge freezer, plumbing for a dishwasher/washing machine, an electric two burner hob, wooden flooring, a window to the side, an external entrance door and an interconnecting dooring into the living room of the house.

Annex Living Room 16' 5'' x 10' 7'' (5.00m x 3.23m)
A spacious room open to a conservatory, with doors out into the garden, with three radiators, wooden flooring. There is ample room for a dining table and sitting area.

Annex Bedroom 9' 7'' x 9' 5'' (2.91m x 2.88m)
A double bedroom with a window to the rear, a radiator and a built-in wardrobe.

Annex Shower Room 9' 7'' x 5' 8'' (2.91m x 1.73m)
A recently fitted suite with a shower cubicle, low level WC, a vanity wash hand basin with storage underneath, towel radiator, tiled walls and floor and a window to the side.

There is a tarmacked entrance driveway leading to the parking area and then into the stable yard. There is parking for multiple vehicles to the front of the house and a pathway leading down to the front door over a feature bridge over the small brook. There are two main patio areas to the front of the house, making the most of the brook, with planted borders and garden with a mixture of flowers, shrubs and vegetation. To the side and read of the house is a formal lawn with raised vegetable plots, a further patio area excellent for outside dining.

Positioned to the side and rear of the house are a range of outbuildings with access to the side, all with electric and lighting comprising the following

Four Garden Sheds 6' 2'' x 9' 10'' (1.87m x 2.99m)
Positioned to the rear of the house, a timber shed.

Four Bay Pole Barn 59' 1'' x 15' 11'' (18m x 4.84m)
A timber framed mono pitched building with a sheeted roof, currently separated into three loose boxes with gates to the front.

Former Brick Stable 23' 0'' x 12' 10'' (7m x 3.92m)
A lovely brick built building with a stable style entrance door, currently used for storage but has been used as two stables with concrete flooring open to the rafters.

Timber Tack Store 23' 0'' x 12' 10'' (7.0m x 3.92m)
Positioned to the rear of the stables, a timber building accessed from both ends, currently used as a tack room and feed store

Timber Stables 42' 8'' x 11' 11'' (13m x 3.64m)
A timber framed building with a sheeted roof, housing three stables with a front overhang, concrete flooring and rubber matting.

Second Timber Stables 26' 3'' x 12' 5'' (8m x 3.78m)
A timber framed building with a sheeted roof, housing two stables with a front over hang, with concrete flooring and rubber matting.

Equestrian Building 41' 0'' x 28' 8'' (12.49m x 8.75m)
A steel portal framed building with timber cladding, concrete floor and open fronted to the yard. Internally there are six internal stables with two measuring 12ft x 15ft and four measuring 12ft x 12ft. The building has electric, lighting and water.

Open Fronted Stable Building 59' 5'' x 13' 10'' (18.12m x 4.22m)
Adjoining the above building, a steel portal framed mono pitched building which is open fronted into the yard, internally housing five stables, with concrete block walls and brick detailing with concrete flooring, with lighting and water in the building.

Manege 131' 3'' x 65' 7'' (40m x 20m)
Situated to the side of the house is a fibre sand manège with fencing and flood lighting.

Field Stable 9' 4'' x 23' 0'' (2.85m x 7m)
A timber framed building, separated into two stables. There is no electric connected to this building.

The land is down to permanent pasture with all being suitable for grazing. The land is split into various paddocks with post and rail fencing and hedgerows. Vehicular access to the land is from the yard area and from the access driveway. The second parcel of grassland is located a short distance along the road, accessed by a stone track to the field gate. There is approximately 6.37 acres of grassland, all suitable for grazing and mowing. The parcel is separated into two fields.

General Information

Basic Payment Scheme and Environmental Stweardship
The land is not currently entered into any payment schemes, however the land is eligible to be registered with the Rural Payments Agency

The property has the benefit of mains electricity and water with private drainage. There are two oil fired central heating boilers for the house and annex.

Fixtures and Fittings
Only those referred to in these particulars are included in the sale.

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

Timber and Sporting Rights
It is understood that these are included in the sale as far as they exist

Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements:
The property is sold subject to, with the benefits of the rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may exist whether or not defined in these particulars. Network rail have a right of way along the track leading to the detached parcel of grassland.

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EPC Rating

Local Authority
Amber Valley Borough Council.

Method of Sale
The property will be offered for sale by Private Treaty.