A gem of a house situated in an idyllic and secluded location. The house is approached off a controlled country road running adjacent to the Ladybower and Derwent Dams. The tarmaced driveway leads to a single garage and down to an area of hard standing for several further vehicles.
Ground floor: The front door opens into a generous dining hall with beamed ceiling and stone fireplace with working grate. A door to the right leads to the sitting room with one wall of exposed stone incorporating inset oak timbers and a working fireplace. A further door from the dining hall leads to the well fitted kitchen/breakfast room with a range of wall and base units and a selection of appliances including a Stoves double oven and five-burner gas hob and an integrated Siemens dishwasher. To the rear of the kitchen are a guest cloakroom and a large shower room with a cupboard housing the LPG boiler.
First floor: Stairs from the kitchen lead to a landing which gives access to the three double bedrooms which all have good fitted cupboards and the bathroom with full suite and a separate shower cubicle.
The Barn is situated adjacent to, but on a lower level from the main house and is thus quite private whilst being very accessible and is ideal either as guest accommodation or even potential as a holiday cottage to provide a useful income. The accommodation is laid out over two floors with the ground floor being a large, double height, open plan room with, to one end, a well fitted kitchen area and to the other end, a decent dining and sitting area with large working fireplace. To the right hand side is an open plan bedroom/sitting area. Behind the kitchen is a large fitted bathroom which also has a built in sauna. To the first floor is a good double bedroom with fitted cupboards. Outside to the front is a good stone terraced area.
Grounds and gardens
The gardens extend to approximately 1.7 acres and are mainly laid to lawn but with a profusion of mature trees, shrubs and plants including spring bulbs and extensive rhododendrons. There are views through woodland towards Derwent Dam whilst the high wall of Howden Dam rises up behind the property. There is a stone built workshop/wood store close to The Barn whilst to the rear of the main house are two useful stores/sheds, one of which is set up as a kennel. The grounds primarily face south with woods surrounding, down from which flows a stream to feed a large pond in the garden adjacent to which is a new garden pavilion. At the top of the drive is a single garage, behind which is the LPG tank and across from this is a shed housing the generators which provide electricity for the house.
The property is situated in the Upper Derwent Valley which is an area renowned for its outstanding beauty with the three linked dams of Howden, Derwent and Ladybower which are flanked by woodland leading up to pasture land and ultimately moorland. The Dams are of significance due to their being used in the Second World War as a testing ground for the famous, Barnes Wallace bouncing bomb. Whilst the property is very secluded it is in fact only 16 miles from the centre of Sheffield and therefore has good access to extensive shopping, transport and recreational facilities offered by the city. Furthermore it is situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park and therefore has easy access to a wide variety of outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, fishing, riding and golf to name but a few.
Beavers Croft: Large dining hall; sitting room; kitchen/breakfast room; utility/shower room; cloakroom; three double bedrooms; bathroom.
The Barn: Large double volume sitting/dining room with open plan kitchen and adjacent bedroom/sitting area; double bedroom; large bathroom with sauna.
Large gardens extending to approximately 1.7 acres; garden pavilion; stream and pond; tarmac driveway; single garage; stone workshop/wood store; further stone stores/kennel; generator shed; burglar alarm system.
EPC Ratings - F, G