Sweet Knoll Farm Eldon Lane, Peak Forest, Buxton SK17 8EW

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A lovely traditional country property situated in a quiet rural position with far reaching panoramic views, comprising a large detached three bedroom stone-built house, an attached one bedroom cottage together with a stone built building with a gallery, a barn with stabling, garages, workshop and grassland all set in approx. 6.2 acres (2.51 ha), excellent for those with equestrian interests and has a substantial income.

Sweet Knoll Farm is situated in a sought-after location in a rural setting, enjoying an elevated position above the village of Peak Forest. The village provides a range of basic amenities including a primary school, Church and a public house. The nearby towns of Chapel en le Frith, Buxton and Bakewell have an extensive range of facilities including high street shops, doctor’s surgery, public houses, secondary schools, supermarkets and train 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, particularly a bridleway leading from Eldon Lane over to Castleton. The property benefits from lovely views over the countryside, however, it also benefits from good access to the towns of Chapel en le Frith (4 miles), Buxton (6 miles) and Bakewell (11 miles) together with the cities of Manchester (26 miles) and Sheffield (21.5 miles).

From the Devonshire Arms public house, in the centre of the village, head north along the A623 for a short distance and turn right at the traffic lights onto Church Lane. Follow the road up through the village and keep left at the roundabout. Then shortly after, turn right onto Eldon Lane. Once on the Lane, continue up the hill and Sweet Knoll Farm will be on the left-hand side and the barns on the right-hand side.

Sweet Knoll Farm offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a country property with the benefit of a large stone-built house, an attached cottage, stabling, outbuildings and land all set within approximately 6.20 acres (2.51 ha). The main house is currently arranged having three double bedrooms and three reception rooms together with a dining kitchen. The cottage comprises one bedroom and open plan living area, offering substantial income. Externally the property offers mature gardens, grass paddocks and a barn with stabling, excellent for those with equestrian and hobby farming interests, with fantastic and varied riding accessible directly from the property without going on a main road, including the Pennine Bridleway.

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In addition, there is a stone built building to the rear of the house, currently used as a pottery studio and show room. Both stone buildings offer excellent potential for a home office or further residential accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.


Main House

Entrance Hallway:
Leading from the front garden, with stone flag flooring and doors into the Sitting Room, Dining Kitchen and to the staircase.

Sitting Room (15' 5'' x 13' 9'' (4.71m x 4.19m))
A spacious room with dual aspect windows to the front and rear, a stone fireplace housing a multifuel burning stove, exposed ceiling beams, a door into the reception hallway.

Dining Kitchen (16' 4'' x 14' 9'' (4.97m x 4.49m))
A spacious dining kitchen with traditional farmhouse style kitchen with floor and wall units, granite work surfaces, a Belfast sink, a feature stone built fireplace housing the oil fired Aga cooking range with twin ovens and hot plates, exposed ceiling beams, dual aspect windows. The kitchen has ample room for a large dining table with fitted seating, stone flag flooring, doors into the Utility Room, Hallway and Dining Room.

Utility Room
With fitted wall and floor units with granite worktops, a sink, plumbing for washing machine and space for an upright fridge freezer, tiled flooring and a door into the cellar.

Accessed from the Utility Room with stairs into an arched cellar with stone flag floor, original stone trawls, together with electric and lighting.

Dining Room: (14' 0'' x 12' 0'' (4.26m x 3.65m))
A spacious room with an external stable style entrance door from the rear out to the garden, further dual aspect windows, stone flag flooring, a radiator, exposed ceiling beams and a door into the cloak room and Dining Kitchen.

With fully tiled walls and flooring with travertine tiles, a WC, a vanity wash hand basin and a window to the rear.

Snug: (14' 4'' x 10' 10'' (4.37m x 3.30m))
A lovely room with dual aspect windows to the front and side, feature brick fireplace with a log burner, a built-in storage cupboard and a radiator.

First Floor Landing:
With stairs rising from the entrance hallway, to a galleried landing with radiator.

Master Bedroom: (18' 4'' x 13' 11'' (5.58m x 4.24m))
A spacious master bedroom with a full height ceiling and exposed trusts, with dual aspect windows to the front and rear, exposed ceiling beams, a radiator, a walkthrough wardrobe area, stair rising from the ground floor with decorative balustrade and a door into:

En-Suite Bathroom:
A large three piece suite, with a travertine tiled floor and walls, low level WC, a wash hand basin, a bath, a separate shower cubicle, bidet, extractor fan, window to the front and a heated towel radiator.

Bedroom Two (14' 6'' x 11' 3'' (4.43m x 3.42m))
A large double bedroom with a window to the front with far reaching views, exposed beams and radiator.

Bathroom (10' 10'' x 5' 7'' (3.29m x 1.69m))
A lovely appointed three-piece suite with a low-level WC, a wash hand basin, bath with shower over, a window to the rear, built in storage cupboard and oak flooring.

Bedroom three (13' 9'' x 10' 0'' (4.20m x 3.06m))
A large double bedroom with a window to the front and space for wardrobes.

Hot Tub Room:
With triple aspect windows with lovely views, a built-in hot tub, with travertine tiled walls and flooring.

Office: (17' 0'' x 5' 11'' (5.18m x 1.80m))
Attached to the house, externally accessed, currently used as an office, comprising two rooms with windows to the front and side, with fitted shelving, cupboards and desk space.

The Cottage:
A converted stone building, called Sweet Knoll Cottage, currently run as a successful self-contained holiday let receiving a substantial income, but is also suitable as a long term rental or for separate accommodation for family members. The Cottage was formerly part of an agricultural barn and was converted by the present owners with accommodation comprising:

Sitting and Dining Room: (14' 4'' x 13' 1'' (4.37m x 3.98m))
An open plan living/dining room with dual aspect windows and an entrance door, exposed ceiling beams, a feature stone fireplace housing an electric stove, stone flag floors and with two radiators.

Kitchen area: (12' 9'' x 8' 6'' (3.88m x 2.6m))
A country style kitchen with wall and floor units and tiled worktops, a 1 1/2 sink and drainer, an electric cooker range, an integrated fridge, plumbing for a dishwasher, exposed beams to the ceiling, twin windows to the front and a radiator.

Comprising a three-piece suite with a bath with shower over, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, part tiled walls, stone flag flooring, a radiator and a window.

Bedroom (13' 2'' x 12' 10'' (4.01m x 3.91m))
A spacious double bedroom with a window to the side, situated on the first floor, with built in storage and a radiator.

External and Garden Area:
There are spacious gardens surrounding the property, with planted borders, a large patio area excellent for outside dining, with formal lawns to the front and rear of the house, together with a planted box garden to the front. There is a driveway to the rear of the house providing access to the parking area and Pottery Building through electric gates.

Stone Building:
A lovely stone building, built to a high specification positioned to the rear of the house currently used for a pottery enterprise. The building has potential to be converted into further accommodation subject to the necessary consents. The building is split into:

Gallery: (9' 1'' x 14' 6'' (2.77m x 4.43m))
With large entrance doors, with a full height window to the side, oak flooring, currently used for displaying pottery, but suitable as a garden room or similar.

Studio (10' 6'' x 20' 6'' (3.19m x 6.26m))
With two stable style doors, a spacious room with a log burner, electric, lighting, water with a Belfast sink and unit and two skylights.

Utility Area: (6' 7'' x 14' 8'' (2.00m x 4.47m))
There is a separate toilet and fitted units with a sink and external entrance door.

There is a range of outbuildings situated across the lane with an entrance gate, leading into a concrete yard area, providing parking for multiple vehicles and trailers etc. The garage and workshop do offer the potential for conversion, subject to the necessary consents.

Garage: (12' 6'' x 15' 9'' (3.82m x 4.79m))
A stone built building housing a double garage with twin opening doors, power and lighting with an integral door into the workshop.

Workshop: (18' 2'' x 9' 5'' (5.53m x 2.88m))
A spacious workshop with an external pedestrian door, window to the side, concrete flooring, electric and lighting.

Kitchen Area: (14' 8'' x 6' 0'' (4.47m x 1.82m))
Accessed from the workshop, with a fitted kitchen with floor units, sink with drainer, window into the stable building, and a door into a toilet.

Barn with Stabling (31' 3'' x 18' 8'' (9.53m x 5.69m))
A steel portal framed building which is part open fronted, internally comprising two internal stables measuring 12 ft x 12 ft with space for a third stable of a similar size. The building has concrete flooring, electric and lighting internally and externally, water, concrete block walls and first floor storage over, suitable for hay and other heavy items. Internally there are stairs rising to the attached building to the front. The building has a concrete yard area with vehicle access from the lane and access into the adjoining field.

The land is situated around the property and split into five fields all down to grass. The land has several vehicular entrances from the lane with dry stone walled boundaries. The land is free draining and suitable for mowing and grazing of all livestock and horses. There is a field directly off the stable yard together with a fenced off dew pond and seating area. The land on house side of lane is piped for mains water ready for troughs to be fitted.

General Information:

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

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.

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 a public footpath crosses the land east of Eldon Lane.

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Local Authority:
High Peak Borough Council, Buxton Town Hall, Buxton

Planning Authority
Peak District National Park, Bakewell.

Strictly by appointment through the selling agents Bagshaws at the Bakewell Office 01629 812 777.