Grove Farm Wirksworth Road, Hazelwood, Belper DE56 2LS
The property accommodation along with the gardens and grounds have been incredibly well cared for and offers an excellent opportunity for the new buyer to enhance further given the much sought after location and in the Ecclesbourne School catchment.
The property is accessed along the long private drive accessed off Wirksworth Road on the edge of the Hazelwood parish. Wirksworth road links the village of Turnditch to Duffield on the edge of Derby and the property is within the catchment area of the well renowned secondary school of Ecclesbourne.
The Ecclesbourne valley heritage railway is visible from the grounds and runs alongside the river and makes a fantastic site when steam trains are running along this tourist trainline with the surrounding rolling countryside as its backdrop.
The property is accessed along a long access drive well set within its own grounds. The holding comprises of the Main Homestead, large agricultural barn with planning for change of use/conversion to a separate residential dwelling and all set in approximately 21.12 acres of land.
The main farmhouse has been extended overtime and offers charming family sized accommodation with the total floor area extending to approximately 1765 sq. ft.
There is a double garage / workshop in addition to the agricultural building which has planning consent for change of use to a separate residential dwelling.
The outside space is a particular feature, the formal gardens have been incredibly well cared for and incorporate a vegetable plot and greenhouse. The land is mainly pasture but there is a truly idyllic bluebell wood with the river Ecclesbourne meandering through.
Extended Ground Floor
The property fronts onto the main formal gardens and is south facing. The main access door leads through to the Porch which in turn leads through to the Inner Lobby. The Inner Lobby has internal door access to the main Sitting Room, ground floor refitted Wet Room and Dining Hall. The spacious Sitting Room extends along the width of the property with windows to three aspects which flood the room with light. The Dining hall again overlooks the formal gardens to the south and has internal access to the Breakfast Kitchen and Snug. The Snug provides versatility for a number of uses and currently provides a second sitting room area with feature stone fireplace and cast iron multi-fuel stove.
The Breakfast Kitchen is accessed from the Dining Hall, Snug and Conservatory. Situated on the rear of the property with a lovely bay window providing the perfect area to dine while overlooking the surrounding farmland. The Kitchen provides an extensive range of matching wall and base units, bespoke corner larder cool room/fridge, sink and drainer, plumbing for dishwasher and also features an oil fired AGA with dual hotplate, a must in any farmhouse Kitchen. The spacious Conservatory extends along the width of the West side of the property and provides a further versatile reception area with Utility room to the rear having plumbing for the washing machine and Belfast sink.
The staircase leads to the first floor from the Dining Hall. The landing is on slight split levels with steps to the rear and provides access to all bedrooms and the family bathroom along with some built in storage space. Three of the four bedrooms are south facing overlooking the gardens but all of them and the bathrooms enjoy lovely open outlooks.
The Master bedroom has a dual aspect with a Juliet balcony to the Eastern side and window to the south. It has two double built-in wardrobes with hanging and shelf storage with latch door access to the spacious Ensuite Wash Room with dressing space and further cupboard storage.
The family bathroom contains a quality three piece bathroom suite with a particular feature being the roll top claw foot bath with mixer taps and shower attachment.
Detached Barn with prior approval planning consent
This steel framed detached barn measuring approximately 18m x 12m has full height double vehicular access doors and has approval from the planning authority to convert into a residential dwelling. Further information on the prior approval planning can be obtained from Amber Valley Borough Council planning portal under reference number PDR/2021/0048. The vendors have also gone to the extent to provide indicative layout plans which do not form part of the planning approval but assist in providing an indicative layout and external elevations. To the rear of the Barn is an open front steel framed hay barn measuring approximately 12m x 9m and it is understand that this area cannot form part of the conversion and must remain as a haybarn at the current time.
The property has a gated access along a private drive leading to the main hardstanding to the property which is in front of the large detached barn with consent for change of use and also in front of the Double Garage/Workshop having double side hung vehicular access doors, power and lighting, built-in work top and appliance space. Adjacent to the garage is a timber garden shed providing further storage.
The formal gardens are situated predominantly on the south of the property although the grounds wrap around the property with views enjoyed from all aspects. There are well manicured lawns with shrub and flower beds, raised bed vegetable garden with green house. The gardens are post and rail fences with pedestrian gate leading through to the fields. Attached to the property and situated adjacent to the vegetable garden is a very useful Gardeners WC having low level WC and vanity wash hand basin.
The land is predominantly pasture and has been let out in recent years for mowing and grazing although it is not subject to any tenancies at the current time.
The land wraps around the property to provide a high level of privacy to the property and the views from the land is simply stunning.
Along side the entrance drive to the property on the western side is an idyllic bluebell woodland which extends along the edge of the River Ecclesbourne which it also enjoys the fishing rights to.
The land in all extends to approximately 21.12 acres.
From Ashbourne— Proceed out of the town toward Belper on the A517, continue trough the village of Hulland Ward and again through the village of Turnditch. On leaving the village of Turnditch at Cowers Lane cross roads turn right towards Hazelwood and Duffield. Proceed along this road for a further mile and the drive for the property is on the left hand side as the road bends to the right.
Mains water and electricity. Private Drainage. Oil fired central 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 & Fittings
Only those referred to in the brochure are included in the sale.
Local Authority and Council Tax Band
Amber Valley Borough Council. Council Tax Band – F
Planning consent information
Further information can be found about the prior approval change of use on the barn from agricultural use to dwelling house. Reference number PDR/2021/0048.
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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.