Brookdale House

Bradbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1PB
Under Offer
Guide Price
£1,975,000 subject to contract
(Subject to contract)

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A fine, Grade II listed, Georgian country house situated on the edge of ‘doubly thankful’ Village of Bradbourne set in approx 11.3 acres of gardens and grazing land.

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Brookdale House is an attractive stone-built period house with good family accommodation set over three floors. The house has undergone extensive upgrading by our clients over the last three years including new boilers and plumbing system overhaul, commercial grade wifi and internet systems, cell phone boosters, new double glazing throughout, new carpets and complete re-decoration. The house features many fine oak floors, working shutters to many rooms and original fireplaces. The adjacent annexe building has been the subject of complete refurbishment and now features a cinema and sound system, large bar room under floor heating together with guest accommodation.


The house is approached through a pair of gates leading to a driveway with parking for a good number of cars and a double garage. A stone pathway leads through the front garden to the front door.

Ground floor: Entrance Hall with tiled floor and stairs to the first floor. Drawing room, overlooking the front garden with working fireplace and new gas fire. Dining room also overlooking the front garden, with fireplace flanked by fitted cupboards. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a good range of wall and base units and marble work tops incorporating double Belfast sink unit. There is a large central island with good storage and space for breakfasting. A range of appliances includes a four oven LPG fired Aga, a fridge and freezer built into a fitted unit, there is space for a dishwasher. To the rear of the house is a guest cloakroom with high level wc and copper hand basin. Adjacent is a decent utility room with Belfast sink, plumbing for washer and dryer and back door. A few steps lead down into a cellar with stone thralls.

First floor: to the front is a lovely master bedroom overlooking the garden with marble fireplace and window seat, leading through to a large ensuite bathroom with copper freestanding bathtub, large walk-in shower, twin copper hand basins on granite top, high level wc and heated towel rail. Adjacent is a dressing room with fitted cupboards. The principal guest bedroom is also to the front and has a fireplace. To the rear is a double bedroom, overlooking the driveway, with stone fireplace. There is a guest bathroom with roll top bath with shower over, low level wc, hand basin and heated towel rail.

Second floor: split into two sides of the house, to the rear is a large bedroom/hobby room with excellent fitted cupboards. To the front of the house are two further good double bedrooms each with an ensuite shower room.


The annexe: large, picture window doors to the rear open into a fantastic bar/sitting room with oak flooring and oak panelled walls. To the rear is a substantial built-in bar with sink unit and fitted display shelving and plenty of space for fridges and wine caves. Off the bar is a cloakroom with urinal, separate wc and twin stainless steel sink units. To the front of the building is a useful studio apartment with bed area with fitted cupboards and ‘secret door’ to the bar area, there is a sitting area and open plan kitchen with cupboards, sink unit, oven, hob and built in dishwasher.

First floor: accessed from stone steps up the outside of the building, Two double bedroom and shower room suites, with fitted cupboards. Off the landing is a cupboard housing a large hot water tank.


The double garage has electric up and over doors and an EV charging point on the outside wall. Adjacent is a plant room with three wall mounted Worcester LPG fired boilers, there is space for plant should one wish to consider ground source or bore hole heating.

Gardens: to the front of the house our clients have created a beautiful, fully lit area with stone flagged paths flanked by box hedging encasing borders which are planted with a variety of plants and shrubs. To the rear of the property, outside the annexe is an area of lawn which leads round to a vegetable garden with raised beds and a large greenhouse.


 Buildings and Land: There is timber stable range which our clients have converted into a large workshop but could easily be converted back, this has a separate access from the road with further parking if required. Next to this is a large pond which has been designated as a fishery and is stocked with tench and crucian carp. Around the pond is an area which has been planted with a wide selection of wildflowers which will continue to mature and expand as the years go on. A wooden, five bar, gate leads into a large paddock. The Havenhill Dale Brook runs between the house and stable block.



LPG fired central heating, main water, electricity and drainage into a private treatment system.


Fitted carpets, standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.

Any fixtures and fittings not mentioned in this brochure may be available by separate negotiation.




From the centre of Ashbourne take the B5035 in the direction of Wirksworth passing through Kniveton and on towards Carsington Water. Just before the Knockerdown turn left towards Bradbourne and follow the road down the hill, Brookdale House will be found at the bottom of the hill on the right hand side.



Caudwell & Co give notice that: These details have been prepared in good faith however they are not intended to constitute part of an offer of contract and should be used as a guide only. Any information contained herein whether in the text, plans or photographs should not be relied upon as being a statement or representation of fact. No person in Caudwell & Co has any authority to make or give representation or warranty on any property. Any measurement or distance referred to herein is approximate only.



All viewing is to be strictly by appointment with Edward Caudwell,  Caudwell & Co on 07766 565 893 or



Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, four further double bedrooms, bedroom six/hobby room, bathroom, two shower rooms (ensuite), cellar, utility room.

Annexe: Bar/sitting room, ground floor studio with kitchen, first floor two bedroom and shower room suites.


Driveway with parking for several vehicles, double garage, plant room, stable block/workshop, front and rear gardens, vegetable garden, pond, wildflower meadow, grazing land, in all approx. 11.3 acres. Garden and drive lighting.


Brookdale House is situated on the edge of the village of Bradbourne. The market town of Ashbourne is a short drive away with its wide selection of shopping and recreational amenities. Ashbourne is known at the gateway to the Peak District National Park and is located between Derby, Stoke, Buxton, Leek, Manchester and Birmingham with good road access to all. There is a railway station at Derby with mainline trains into London St Pancras from 1 hr 32 mins. There is an excellent selection of schools nearby including primary at Brassington, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Abbotsholme School, Denstone College, Smallwood Manor, S Anselms and Repton School


Historical Note

Brookdale House was formerly known as Park Farm on account of the adjacent field being known as ‘The Park’. We believe the current house was built 1809 by a John Buxton of Ashbourne for his own occupation. It seems the Buxton family had been at Nether Bradbourne since the late 17th century and Park Farm of the early 19th century was part of an estate that they had continually held since then. It was sold by John Buxton’s widow, Sarah, in 1841 at which time it was tenanted to John Coxon. It was sold again in 1870 when it was occupied by Thomas Watson, who also farmed Netherton Hall Farm, next door. In 1891, Park Farm was the home of John Lamb and his wife Mary, he died in 1905 and is buried at Bradbourne.

Property Features
  • House
  • 9 bed
  • 7 bath
  • Built 1809
  • 2 Parking Spaces
  • Land is 11.30 acres
  • Floor Area is 5,000 sqft
  • 5 No. of Ensuites
  • 2 No. of Garages
  • Secure Parking
  • Workshop
  • Shed
  • Gas Heating
  • Type
    Area (and surrounding)
    No of Bedrooms

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