Homelea Main Road, Wensley, Matlock DE4 2LH

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A traditional stone-built house situated on the edge of the sought after village of Wensley, comprising a spacious two bedroom house in need of modernisation with far reaching views, together with gardens, a detached stone-built garage and room above, a stone field barn in need of structural work, grassland and woodland all set within approx. 11.69 acres, excellent for those with equestrian and agricultural interests.** ALL BEST AND FINAL OFFERS TO BE RECEIVED AT THE BAKEWELL OFFICE BY 12 NOON ON FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2022**

Homelea is situated on the edge of the sought-after small village of Wensley, with views overlooking the surrounding open countryside. The nearby neighbouring villages of Winster and South Darley offer a range of basic amenities including a church, public houses, village shop and primary schools. A more comprehensive range of facilities including supermarkets, schools and high street shops can be found in the nearby market towns of Bakewell and Matlock. There is a good road network within easy reach, including the A6 and the B5056 providing access to the surrounding towns of Bakewell (6.5 miles), Matlock (3.5 miles) and Chesterfield (10.5 Miles). There are many nearby local walks, bridleways, trails and beauty spots including Chatsworth House across the Peak District National Park, excellent for those who enjoy the outdoors.

From Bakewell town centre, head South along the A6 towards Darley Dale. Continue out of the town past the engineering works and then after a short distance, turn right onto Church Street just by the recent housing development. Follow the road down over the rail line and onto the t junction. Turn right onto he B5057 Main Road heading towards Darley Bridge. Continue over the bridge and up the hill, past the primary school on the left and the turning for Oker Lane and the property will be
found on the right hand side indicated by our for sale board.

We understand the property was built in 1800’s and the current family have owned the property since 1911. Therefore, the property has not been offered on the market for a very long time and similar opportunities are few and far between.

The sale of Homelea offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire a traditional country property in a stunning rural village setting. The property is ideal for equestrian buyers and smallholders alike, being set in 11.69 acres and landscaped gardens. The house comprises two bedrooms but with the ability to create three bedrooms, two reception rooms and a dining kitchen, with original features but would benefit from full modernisation. There is ample space to extend if required and the house enjoys breath taking views over the valley and the open countryside beyond.


Entrance Porch
With an entrance door, windows to the front, tiled floor and a door into:

Dining Room 15' 8'' x 15' 3'' (4.77m x 4.64m)
With a large window to the front, a fireplace with an open fire which has a back boiler for the hot water, three built in storage cupboards, a radiator and a door into the kitchen.

Sitting Room 14' 8'' x 12' 3'' (4.48m x 3.73m)
A spacious room having a window seat overlooking the front with far reaching views, a fireplace with an electric fire, storage shelving, an arched walk-in alcove and a radiator.

Dining Kitchen 12' 1'' x 11' 2'' (3.68m x 3.40m)
With dual aspect windows to the front and side, a fitted kitchen comprising wall and floor units with a stainless-steel sink and drainer and spaces for appliances. There is room for a dining table.

Rear Pantries and Boiler Room 9' 1'' x 23' 7'' (2.76m x 7.18m)
Access from the rear porch, comprising two rooms with stone thrawls, windows to the rear. At the far end is a third room use for storage and houses the gas fired boiler.

Landing/Study Area: 14' 10'' x 10' 0'' (4.53m x 3.06m)
With stairs leading from the Dining Room, to a large landing with a window to the front and with ample space for a study area but could be turned into a third bedroom.

Master Bedroom: 15' 0'' x 10' 10'' (4.56m x 3.30m)
A spacious double bedroom with a window to the front with lovely views, a fireplace and a radiator.

Bedroom Two: 14' 11'' x 9' 7'' (4.54m x 2.92m)
A large double bedroom with a window to the front and a radiator. This bedroom is accessed from both staircases.

Second Landing and Staircase:
With a staircase leading from the dining kitchen, to a landing area with two windows.

Family Bathroom and Separate WC: 11' 3'' x 9' 3'' (3.44m x 2.83m)
With a window to the side, a bath, wash hand basin, part tiled walls, airing cupboard and a separate WC.


There are gardens to the front and rear of the house, with the front walled garden mainly comprising planting areas, trees and shrubs. To the rear is a small patio area and a small section of lawn, also providing access to the potting shed and coal house. The main lawn is to the rear of the garage with a vegetable plot, greenhouse and mature trees, all with dry stone walling.

There is a tarmac driveway leading from the road past the front of the house providing access to the garage and parking for multiple vehicles at the rear. The land is accessed from a track leading to the fields to the rear of the property.

Detached Garage and Workshop: 16' 10'' x 15' 1'' (5.14m x 4.59m)
A stone built two storey building under a tiled roof, internally with a large workshop space and vehicle doors. There are stone steps leading up to the first floor storage room. To the side is a lean-to single garage. The buildings have electric and lighting.

Redundant stone field barn:
A stone built barn currently in need of structural repair, positioned along the track to the far side of the paddock.

The land comprising a mixture of grassland and woodland all positioned to the rear of the house. The grassland is all suitable for grazing of all livestock and some for mowing, split into a number of fields, with a level paddock adjoining the garden and further land beyond split into three main fields and woodland areas. The land is accessed from the internal track.

Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. The central heating is via a gas boiler located in the boiler room.

Mineral, Sporting and Timber Rights:
These rights are believed to be included as far as they exist.

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

Tenure and Possession:
The property will be sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements:
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all other rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may exist whether or not they are defined in these particulars. We understand there is a right of way for vehicular access along the driveway to the adjoining woodland to the rear of the property. There is a public footpath which crosses the property.

Local Authority:
Derbyshire Dales District Council, Matlock

Planning Authority:
Peak District National Park Authority, Bakewell.

Council Tax Band:
Band E

EPC Rating:

Strictly by appointment through the selling agents Bagshaws Bakewell Office.

Method of Sale:
The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty