Swallow Cottage Pilhough, Stanton-in-the-Peak, Bakewell DE4 2NE

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A wonderful traditional country property, believed to be the main house on the Duke of Rutland's private estate, with far reaching views, comprising a four bedroom house, an attached two bedroom cottage all set in just under 1 acre (0.4 ha). The property has substantial potential income by using the cottage as holiday let or similar. Planning permission to substantially extend was granted that could be reapplied for.

Swallow Cottage is situated in a sought after location in a rural setting within the small hamlet of Pilhough, near to the village of Stanton-in-the-Peak situated in the Peak District National Park. The village provides a range of basic amenities including a primary school, Church, village hall and a public house. The nearby market town of Bakewell has an extensive range of facilities including high street shops, doctor’s surgery, public houses, primary and secondary schools, supermarkets and fuel stations. There are many nearby local walks, bridleways, trails and beauty spots in the surrounding area with the Peak Park close by, excellent for those who enjoy the outdoors and with equestrian interests. The property benefits from far reach views over the countryside, however benefits from excellent access onto main roads leading to the A6 and the B5056 providing quick access to the market towns of Bakewell (3.5 miles) and Matlock (6 miles)

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together with the cities of Derby (24 miles) and Sheffield (20 miles).

We understand that the vendor has occupied the property for around 20 years and has therefore not been offered onto the market for some considerable time. Part of the property dates back several hundred years, this main house is believed to be the main house on The Duke of Rutland's former private estate. The property has been upgraded and modernised by the current owner.

From the centre of Bakewell, head south along the A6 towards Matlock. Continue out of the town and past Haddon Hall and follow the road into Rowsley. When entering into the village, opposite the Peacock Hotel, turn right onto Woodhouse Road. Then follow the road past the primary school on the left and then turn right onto Peaktor Lane. Follow the road to a small set of crossroads, continue straight onto Pilhough Lane and the property will be found on the left hand side. Alternatively, head for Stanton in the Peak village and head north out of the village along Pilhough Lane towards Rowsley, go past a woodland on the right hand side and the property will be just after on the right hand side.

Swallow Cottage offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a country property with the benefit of the main four bedroom house, an attached two bedroom cottage, set within approximately 1 acre (0.4 ha). The main house is currently arranged having four bedrooms over two floors with the option to have the ground floor as a self-contained unit if desired. The adjoining two-bedroom Cottage being accessed by a separate entrance, has the option for the two properties to be integrated into one large residence (subject to necessary consents). The attached cottage offers the ability to be used as holiday cottage, longer term rental or as dependent relative accommodation, offering substantial income potential. Externally the property offers extensive gardens offering truly sublime views.

The accommodation of the house and cottage provide excellent potential for various uses offering extensive accommodation. The house has the benefit of full double glazing throughout together with the central heating system and comprises the following:


Entrance Hall
With an entrance door, window to the side, stairs rising to the first floor and door leading to;

Inner Hallway
Leading to the lounge, bedroom and bathroom.

Lounge/Bedroom (14' 4'' x 11' 9'' (4.37m x 3.58m))
With twin stone arched windows to the front, a feature stone fireplace and surround, exposed ceiling beams, traditional external door to the front, storage cupboard, a door into the kitchen and from the inner hallway.

Kitchen (5' 5'' x 12' 5'' (1.65m x 3.78m))
A galley style kitchen with wall and floor units, a one and a half sink and drainer, fitted appliances including an electric cooker and hob with an extractor over and a undercounter fridge, part tiled walls and a radiator.

Ground Floor Bedroom (11' 5'' x 11' 3'' (3.48m x 3.43m))
A double bedroom with a window to the front, central heating radiator and built in wardrobes.

Ground Floor Bathroom
With a window to the front, comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, bath with shower over, fully tiled walls, and floor and a radiator.

Rising from the ground floor, is a galleried landing with a window to the front, two radiators

Sitting Room (11' 7'' x 20' 0'' (3.53m x 6.10m))
A spacious room, open to the dining area, with a window to the front together with Frenchs doors with a balcony giving fantastic views over the valley looking towards Rowsley, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth. Central heating radiator, a feature stone fireplace with a full-length timber mantlepiece housing a multi fuel stove and a door into the Landing.

Dining Area (13' 8'' x 10' 9'' (4.17m x 3.28m))
Open to the sitting room, with a window to the rear, double glazed entrance door to the side, central heating radiator and laminate flooring and a door into the Breakfast Kitchen.

Breakfast Kitchen (14' 6'' x 9' 9'' (4.42m x 2.97m))
With a range of oak floor and wall units with a breakfast bar, with a one and a half sink and drainer, integrated electric hob, oven grill and dishwasher. There is a window to the rear, tiled splash back, radiator, storage cupboard, and a door into the Utility room.

Utility Room
Having an external entrance door to the side and a second entrance door to the rear, a sink and drainer unit, plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, window to the side and a door into the Cloakroom.

With a low-level WC, wash hand basin, radiator and a window to the rear.

From the landing:

Master Bedroom (11' 8'' x 14' 8'' (3.56m x 4.47m))
A spacious bedroom with twin windows to the front with far reaching views, built in wardrobes, radiator, and a door into;

En-Suite Bathroom
A large bathroom, with a panelled feature bath, part tiled floors, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, a separate shower cubicle, extractor fan, window to the rear, tiled flooring and radiator.

Bedroom Two
A single bedroom with a window to the rear and a radiator.

An excellent self-contained cottage with independent access, suitable as a holiday let, long term rental or an accommodation for a relative. The cottage briefly comprises:

Cottage Sitting Room (12' 6'' x 12' 4'' (3.81m x 3.76m))
With an entrance door into the sitting room, a window with a stone surround and picture seat below to the front with far reaching views, a feature stone fireplace and hearth, exposed beams and a storage cupboard. There are doors into the Kitchen and Internal Hallway.

Cottage Dining Kitchen
Comprising wall and floor oak units with tiled surround, with a one and half sink and drainer, a built-in electric cooker and electric extractor hood, space for a under counter fridge, beams to the ceiling.

Cottage Shower Room
Accessed from the Sitting Room, comprising a low-level WC, wash hand basin, radiator and tiled floor.

Pool/snooker Room:
Currently housing a snooker table this is a good-sized room with pleasant views over the front aspect and beyond provided by two windows, there is a central heating radiator and the room provides access to;

Cottage Bedroom One (12' 6'' x 10' 1'' (3.81m x 3.07m))
A spacious double bedroom with a window overlooking the front with far reaching views, an original feature stone fireplace, built- in wardrobe and a wash hand basin with a tiled splash back.

Cottage Bedroom Two
A single bedroom with window to the rear, stone window surround and a built-in wardrobe.

Accessed off the landing, with a low-level WC.

The driveway to the property leads from the road along a gravelled drive firstly to a large parking area for numerous vehicles and then onto the house with an oval driveway in front of the house.

Garden Area
There is an extensive garden surrounding the property with a formal lawn to the front, together with a lawn to the side comprising a mixture of planted borders, shrubs and gardens to the rear leading up to the woodland. The main house has a decking area leading from the Dining Room, excellent for outside dining together with a built-in commercial hot tub, all benefitting from the far reaching views. To the front of the house is a feature water well with step down, a great traditional feature.

General Store (9' 7'' x 13' 5'' (2.93m x 4.09m))
A stone-built building with a tiled roof, concrete flooring and mains electric and lighting.

General Information

The property has the benefit of mains electricity and water with private drainage and oil-fired central heating system in the main house.

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

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

Timber and Sporting Rights
We understand these to be 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. We understand there to be two rights of way, leading to the neighbouring land and to the cottage.

Council Tax Band - Main House

EPC Rating
Swallow Cottage: G
Attached Cottage: G

Local Authority
Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NN.

Planning Authority
Peak District National Park
Aldern House
DE45 1AE

Strictly by appointment through the selling agents Bagshaws at the Bakewell Office.