The Cottage Moor Lane, Osmaston, Ashbourne DE6 1LW

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An exciting opportunity to purchase a charming and characterful five bedroom detached village residence having formerly been two semi detached cottages. The property sits within its attractive grounds which extending to over half an acre.

The Cottage, Osmaston

This charming property was believed to have served as the Smithy/Wheelwrights and adjoining farmhouse from around 1730. In 1860 the former thatched property was tiled and made into two cottages, the smithy being moved to Osmaston Manor. The property belonged to the estate until 1986 when it was sold by auction and bought by its current owners. It was in a poor state of repair and had to be sympathetically restored, retaining many of the character features. The property was then joined as one single residence in the mid 1990’s and this is how it has been enjoyed until the present day.

Osmaston is a highly desirable, picturesque conservation village situated just 2 miles south of the Historic Market Town of Ashbourne. The property is situated in the heart of the village adjacent to the village public house and just a short walk to the village pond, the Church and Primary School all within this truly special village

The house sits on a plot of over half an acre with the drive access leading through the attractive lawned gardens. The accommodation provides many character features throughout with two access doors being the independent doors to the separate cottages before it formed a single larger residence. There are very few privately owned properties within this predominantly estate owned village.

Ground Floor
The property has two main entrance doors having formerly been two separate cottages, each is served on the exterior by a covered storm porch. The main access door situated more centrally leads through to the Reception Hall which was the former living room to the Farmhouse with quality exposed beams, latch door with secondary staircase leading to the first floor, feature fireplace having solid timber mantle, brick inset and raised hearth. Internal exposed timber latch access doors lead through to the Lounge, Living/Dining Room and walk-in storage room with access through to Garden Room.

The Lounge is situated on the Eastern end of the property and of generous dimensions with many character features including the polished exposed beams, multi-pan timber windows and exposed brick chimney breast with inset cast iron stove.

Living/Dining Room is on a split level with the formal dining area on the higher level and a further sitting area to the lower level. This room is believed to have formed the original smithy forge and the circle of bricks to the side of the fireplace with a cast iron log burner and stone mantle illustrate where the bellows would have fit. Latch access door leads through to the Breakfast Kitchen.

The Breakfast Kitchen
The Breakfast Kitchen is positioned to the Western edge of the property having formerly been the entrance to the Smithy. There is access to a storm porch to the front and internal latch access doors lead off to the Rear Hall and the Living/Dining Room with a further latch door opening to the main stairs which lead to the West wing landing. The Kitchen has a range of matching wall drawer and base units with work surface over, sink and drainer, electric cooker point and integrated refrigerator. Feature exposed beams and inset cast iron wood burning stove.

Rear Hall leading from the Breakfast Kitchen providing access to the Bathroom, and Utility Room. The Ground Floor Bathroom having a three piece bathroom suite comprising a low flush WC, vanity wash hand basin with cabinet storage beneath and panelled bath, with exposed beams to ceiling. The Utility Room has worktop with under counter appliance space, Inset Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine stone flooring and door to rear providing external access with internal door providing access to the Garden Room / Workshop which has a external access door to the rear courtyard and internal door to the walk-in storage room. Fitted with work bench and useful wall units

First Floor
The West wing landing is accessed from the main staircase leading from the Breakfast Kitchen. It provides access to three of the bedrooms. Bedroom One is south facing enjoying views up Moor Lane beyond the front garden. Bedroom Three is situated to the rear of the property with a feature cast iron range fire and exposed inset timbers. Bedroom Two provides a link between the West and East wing with a south facing window overlooking the garden with feature cast iron stove an inset timber reveals.

The East wing landing is accessed directly from the secondary steep staircase rising from the Reception Hall. The landing provides direct access to bedrooms four and five and the Family bathroom and has a window to the north elevation. Family Bathroom having three piece bathroom suite comprising panelled bath with electric shower over, low flush WC and vanity wash hand basin with cabinet storage beneath. Bedroom Four is a spacious double bedroom enjoying a view from the window to the south over the garden, it has a range of full height built-in wardrobes to one wall, decorative feature cast iron fireplace and charming inset timber reveals. Bedroom Five is a spacious room extending the depth of the property, having window to dual aspects. Feature cast iron fireplace, built-in low level cupboards providing useful storage space.

The property is approached from Moor Lane via a track with double gates opening to provide access through the south facing garden leading to the gravelled hard standing to the front and side of the property which provides ample parking for a number of vehicles and access to the timber garage with double vehicular access doors. Attractive pergola with patio seating area adjacent to the pedestrian access door of the garage.

The grounds in all extend to over half an acre and are predominantly south facing, the gardens are delightfully maintained and comprises large lawned areas, shallow wildlife pond attractive, matured shrubs and trees including Chestnut, Hazelnut, Cherry, Apple and Damson interspersed. The perimeter of the grounds are enclosed by hedge, fencing and walling.

To the rear of the property is an enclosed charming walled courtyard and recently constructed greenhouse.

Set within the garden is a hexagonal summer house providing a lovely enclosed covered seating area.

To the eastern edge of the gardens are some brick built former pigsty's and further beyond the eastern boundary is a small parcel of land which has been let to the current owners annually but is not included within the sale.

From the eastern boundary the views enjoyed across the rolling countryside are simply stunning and in general the gardens provide a beautiful haven to enjoy this special location within the heart of one of the most sought after villages in the region.

General Information

Mains water, drainage and electricity. Electric night storage heating.

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.

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

Restrictive Covenants
It is understand that the property is subject to restrictive covenants. The agent will have a copy of the land registry title which on request can be forwarded to any prospective buyers.

Local Authority and Council Tax Band
Derbyshire Dales District Council
Council Tax Band – F

Strictly by appointment only through the sole selling agents Bagshaws.
Please contact the Ashbourne Office on 01335 342201 or
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From Ashbourne - Proceed out of the town on the A52 Derby Road. At Osmaston crossroads take the right turn towards Osmaston village. On entering the village at the T junction with the church on your right, turn left. Continue into the village and the property will be found on the left hand side just before the Shoulder of Mutton public house.

Agents Note;
Bagshaws LLP have made every reasonable effort to ensure these details offer an accurate and fair description of the property but give notice that all measurements, distances and areas referred to are approximate and based on information available at the time of printing. These details are for guidance only and do not constitute part of the contract for sale. Bagshaws LLP and their employees are not authorised to give any warranties or representations in relation to the sale.