A 6 bedroom family house in Chander Hill, Derbyshire, with stable block, triple garage, menage and gardens and land extending to approximately 5.4 acres.
Westwick Farm was completely re-constructed in 2005/2006 using the finest materials including reclaimed local stone, a slate roof, stone quoins and decorative stone balls all of which combine to give the feel of a fine period house. The property is fitted out inside with the highest quality fixtures and fittings including wiring for sound and internet which allows remote access from a smart phone and allows you to open any and every door including the tack room and office, the TV, lights and even the fountain can also be operated this way. There is under floor heating to the ground and first floors, stone flagged floors, Iroko windows, a Mark Wilkinson kitchen and top quality sanitary ware and fittings.
The house is approached through the front drive via a pair of electric wooden gates leading to a gravelled driveway with parking for a good number of cars.
Ground floor: The oak front door opens into a generous entrance hall with stone flagged floor and door to the cellar. The drawing room is triple aspect with a large stone fireplace and working grate, a pair of double doors open onto the rear terrace. The kitchen is a Mark Wilkinson's 'Cooks Kitchen' with a stone flagged floor and a good range of shaker style wall and base units, a large pippy oak larder cupboard and extensive granite work surfaces. The twin sinks are set into an Iroko wood drainer to each side. There is a large central island with fitted cupboards, a granite worktop incorporating a further sink unit and to one end is a wood breakfast bar. A range of appliances include a four oven oil fired AGA set into a fireplace with wood mantle, two drawer Fisher and Paykel dishwasher, a further Miele dishwasher, Miele coffee maker and Neff combi oven. The kitchen opens into a good sized dining area with stone flagged floor. A wide arch then opens into the stunning 'Prime Oak' orangery which spans virtually the entire rear elevation of the house and is split into a wonderful dining area and a good sized sitting area, there is a ceramic tiled floor and double doors to each end open onto the rear terrace. Off the kitchen is also a further sitting room with stone fireplace flanked by low level cupboards with shelving over. The rear hallway has fitted benches and cupboards and a door out to the side of the house. There is a guest cloakroom with W.C and hand basin and a utility room with plumbing for four washers/dryers, fitted cupboards and a walk-in cupboard with a floor mounted Grant oil boiler and large Megaflow hot water system.
First floor: Stairs lead to a large landing overlooking the front drive. There is a wonderful dual aspect master bedroom with double height ceiling up to exposed beams, a door leads into 'his' dressing room with good fitted cupboards and through to a fully travertine tiled en suite bathroom comprising large bath, walk in shower, low level W.C and twin hand basins set in vanity unit with large mirror over. A spiral staircase from 'his' dressing room leads up to 'her' dressing room with good fitted cupboards. The guest bedroom overlooks the front and side and has a marble floored en suite bathroom with large corner bath, separate fully marble tiled shower cubicle, W.C, hand basin and heated towel rail. There is a double bedroom to the rear overlooking the garden with en suite bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower cubicle with 'bamboo' marble tiles, high level W.C, and hand basin set in wash stand and a further double bedroom overlooking the garden which also features an en suite bathroom comprising bath with shower over, marble tiled floor, W.C and hand basin.
Second floor: Large dual aspect double bedroom/games room and a further double bedroom overlooking the front drive. The bathroom has a tiled floor and suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, low level W.C, hand basin with mirror over and heated towel rail.
Cellar: Steps from the entrance hall lead down to the cellar which has a wall fitted out with wine storage and a shelf below.
The gardens: Extending to approximately 0.8 acre. To the front of the house a stone flagged pathway leads to the front door with to either side an area of lawn bordered with box hedging. To one side is a driveway leading to the ménage which is flanked by lawns and semi mature trees. To the rear of the house is a stone flagged terrace facing nearly due south leading down to a beautiful walled garden with the walls being constructed of reclaimed brick. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with to one side a well-stocked border and the other a well-stocked raised border. To one corner of the garden is a good-sized greenhouse constructed of Iroko wood with tiled floor and grey water collection system. An access through the wall leads to a potential vegetable garden.
The stable block: A stone built building dated 1792, arranged over two floors in an L shape. To the ground floor there are three good sized stables and a large stall/horse wash room above this is a good-sized hay barn/bedding storage room with access from the rear yard. In the other part there is a large tack room, a pony stable and a garden machinery garage, above this is a large store room and a dove cote.
Garage 1: Situated on the left as you come through the electric gates is a triple stone built garage with electric up and over doors and wood/coal store to one end.
Garage/Office building: Approached through a gate leading to a tarmacked back drive and area of parking for several cars. Constructed by 'Prime Oak' to the ground floor is a large double garage with tiled floor with underfloor heating, adjacent is a useful workshop/bike store and then an open carport. Steps from outside lead up to a farm office, the door opens into a fully fitted kitchen area with two cloakrooms off, each with W.C, a door then opens into an open plan office with skylights and Hase wood-burning stove, a further door opens into another office with raised area for a desk thus affording good views over the open countryside.
Land and ménage: The ménage is situated to the rear of the walled garden and was constructed by Andrew Bowen. Surrounding the arena is one paddock which then opens into two further paddocks. There is a further field which is good for cropping. In all the land and gardens extend to approximately 5.4 acres.
Entrance hall; drawing room; orangery dining/sitting room; sitting room; kitchen/breakfast room; utility room; cloakroom; rear hall; master bedroom with two dressing rooms and en suite bathroom; three further bedroom suites; two further bedrooms; bathroom; cellars.
Stable block; triple garage; further garage/office block; machine garage; greenhouse; ménage; rear terrace; rear walled garden; potential vegetable garden; front and rear driveways; pasture land; in all approximately 5.4 acres.
EPC rating - D.
Westwick Farm is approached down a quiet, single track country lane leading to the front and rear drives. The lane then becomes a bridleway which leads onto miles of bridleways thus giving safe and beautiful riding, walking and cycling straight from the door. It is on the doorstep of the Peak District National Park with its wide array of outdoor pursuits and interesting cultural places to visit including Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall to name but a few. The house is an easy drive to Baslow and the market town of Bakewell and is also a short drive into the larger town of Chesterfield with its extensive shopping, recreational and transport facilities including trains to London St Pancras from 1 hr 50 minutes. The cities of Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham are also within striking distance making them very commutable.