A 6 bedroom detached house in Bakewell, Derbyshire with outbuildings, garage and equestrian.
Offered for sale for the first time on the open market since June 1933 Burre House is an important Grade II listed residence offering excellent family accommodation over three floors and with the benefit of a field, stabling and garaging with further potential. The house is approached through a fine pair of listed stone gate posts leading to a tree-lined tarmac drive which then splits to the front and rear of the house with hard standing for a large number of cars.
Ground floor: Steps lead up to the front door which opens into a gracious hallway with original tiled floor and staircase to the first floor. The double drawing room faces south, has two full length windows, one being a wide bay with lovely views over the front garden and beyond and there is a particularly fine Italian marble fireplace similar to one found at Sandringham House. The dining room is of good proportions, also with a wide bay window and attractive Mandale fossilised stone fireplace. The billiard room is accessed off the inner hall, also faces south and features a fine Ashford Marble fireplace. To the rear of the house is the kitchen/breakfast room with fitted low level units and a four oven gas fired AGA. Leading off the kitchen is a rear hallway and back door, the utility/boiler room and then the butler’s pantry and a cloakroom.
Accessed from the rear of the house is the large original kitchen which is currently used for storage and has a further room to the first floor also used for storage but would make a good office, a lobby off this gives access to extensive cellars comprising five rooms.
First floor: To the front is the large master bedroom with wide bay window and fireplace, adjacent is a single bedroom currently used as a study. There is a further large double bedroom to the front and a third to the side/rear. To the rear is a well fitted bathroom and opposite is a shower room with an original ‘Shanks’ thunderbox W.C. Off the landing is a door into an airing cupboard and a further door to the rear staircase.
Second floor: Historically part of this floor was used as a self-contained flat with access by means of the rear staircase. It offers two large bedrooms and a single bedroom to the front all with wonderful views towards Bakewell Bridge. To the side/rear is a further potential double bedroom currently used for storage however it was in the recent past a kitchen. There is a further double bedroom to the rear and a family bathroom with roll top bath.
Stable block: This was purpose built for the house in 1898 and is situated to the rear of the house, the stable block has a large original tack room with tiled floor, working fireplace and large glass fronted fitted cupboards for housing tack. There is a large stable with three original stalls and a further large loose box.
Adjacent is a further large loose box.
Garage block (former coach house): To the ground floor are two large single garages, one of which leads into a good sized workshop with steps leading up to the first floor where there are three interconnecting rooms offering great potential. There are two further large single garages.
Grounds and gardens: At the front of the house are beautifully manicured lawns edged by some wonderful, mature specimen trees and shrubs, to one side is a timber construction gazebo. To the rear of the house the gardens rise up the hill and are mainly laid to lawn interspersed with well stocked borders including a lovely rose garden under the brick garden wall. A pathway leads to the top of the garden where there are two dilapidated brick sheds and a further range of buildings including a fine potting shed. The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 2.4 acres. A gateway leads to a field extending to approx. 1.5 acres. In all the grounds, gardens and field extend to approximately 3.9 acres.
Large entrance hall; double drawing room; dining room; billiard room; kitchen/breakfast room; utility room; butler’s pantry; cloakroom; 7/9 bedrooms; study/bedroom 8; kitchen/store/bedroom 9; two bathrooms; shower room; former kitchen with store over; extensive cellars.
Glorious gardens and grounds extending to approximately 2.4 acres; field of approximately 1.5 acres; stable block with stabling for 5 horses and large tack room; former coach house/garage block comprising two garages with three rooms above; garden gazebo.
Burre House was formerly part of the Holme Hall Estate which was in the ownership of the Duke of Devonshire. By deed of exchange dated 8th February 1790 it was conveyed to Emmanuel and Mary Boncer of Edensor in exchange for a dwelling and land situated in Edensor. The house was described in the auction sale particulars dated 21st September 1854 as 'All that excellent and substantial stone family residence called Burre House together with garden, lawn, pleasure ground and field of fine pasture adjoining. This residence has long been famed for the great beauty of its situation and sunny aspect and commands the most enchanting views of the very fine scenery for which this county is so renowned.' It is hard to argue with any of that statement today!
Burre House sits in an enviable plot on the edge of the historic market town of Bakewell which has excellent local amenities including shopping, dining and recreational facilities including pubs, restaurants and hotels. There is a weekly market for the general public as well as a livestock market. The larger conurbations of Sheffield and Chesterfield are within easy reach with their more extensive facilities including theatres and trains to London. Bakewell is home to the headquarters of the Peak District National Park Authority and thus has an excellent array of outdoor pursuits and activities on the doorstep. Coupled with that are some fine cultural sites nearby including Chatsworth and Haddon Hall to name but two and the spa town of Buxton with its world famous Opera House is a short drive away.