Casterne Hall

Ilam, Derbyshire/Staffordshire, DE6 2BA
Under Offer
Guide Price
£2,375,000 subject to contract

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A stunning Grade II* listed period Country House in an elevated position with fantastic views over open countryside set in approximately 31.2 acres.

House - Derbyshire/Staffordshire

Distances (approximate): Ilam- 1.5 miles; Ashbourne- 7 miles; Buxton (opera house)- 21 miles; Derby (mainline station to London St Pancras from 1 hr 32 mins)- 21 miles; M6 (j 17)- 31 miles; M1 (j 25)- 30 miles; Manchester (International airport)- 38 miles; Birmingham- 53 miles.


 A classic, early Georgian house offering excellent family accommodation over three floors with bright and well- proportioned rooms.  The road from Ilam leads all the way to the house which is approached through a fine pair of stone gate pillars topped with ball finials and a pair of wrought iron gates leading to a courtyard to the front of the house with parking for several vehicles.

Ground floor: The front door opens into a grand entrance hall which our clients use for dining, there is a carved limestone fireplace with baroque scrolled decoration over the mantle and an inset wood burning stove. A particularly fine early 18th century oak staircase rising to the first floor. To the left is the panelled drawing room with wooden flooring and an ornate wood fireplace with marble slips and working hearth, a door leads out to the west facing terrace and a further secret door in the panelling gives access to the cellars, part of which date from Roman times. Opposite the drawing room is a beautifully oak panelled sitting room dating from the Jacobean period, there is a stone fireplace with working grate and a door to one corner opens into a large, walk-in drinks cupboard. The kitchen/breakfast room is to the rear of the house and has a tiled floor which is under heated, there is a range of bespoke units and marble work tops incorporating the sink unit. A wide stone fireplace encases a four oven AGA and adjacent electric oven and hob, a large central island has further marble work surface and more storage. A door from the rear of the hallway leads to a back door and then a large boot room with fitted units and thence into a downstairs cloakroom with ‘thunderbox’ wc and hand basin. A further door leads into the former wash house which has great potential for further accommodation.

First floor: a large landing overlooking the fine staircase which has a large arched window allowing good light in. the master bedroom enjoying fine, far reaching views and has an ensuite bathroom leading into a dressing room with separate wc and hand basin. The principal guest bedroom, also to the front of the house, has door into an adjacent bedroom, currently used as a study but could potentially be a bathroom. There is a good sized family bathroom and then to the rear of the house a large double bedroom and a good sized single bedroom. Off the inner landing is a large cupboard.

Second floor: An excellent floor for children. To the rear is a large, dual aspect sitting room/nursery with kitchenette and fireplace. There are three good bedrooms to the front of the house one of which has an ensuite bathroom which leads into the laundry room with plumbing for a washer and dryer, this then leads back onto the large landing. To the rear of the house is a further double bedroom.

The flat: situated on the first floor of the range of buildings to the rear of the Hall. The flat has a good sized sitting room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen/dining room. This flat offers good ancillary accommodation for a dependant relative.

Below the flat is a large laundry, a  garden store and a tack room.

There is a large feed store/barn. On the north side of the buildings four former stables have been opened up and offer the perfect opportunity for an excellent ‘party barn’. To the first floor of the barns are two large hay lofts. To the right hand side of the courtyard is a double garage, a wood store and two stables.

To the rear of the courtyard is a modern ménage with an adjacent paddock and storage sheds.

To the east of the Hall is a range of modern buildings which have been fitted out with further stabling.

The gardens are mainly to the western side of the property and comprise a lovely, stone flagged terrace leading down to areas of lawn with stone paths and well stocked herbaceous borders, there are a wealth of trees and shrubs including a recently planted orchard, all enjoy the fantastic, far reaching views down the valley.

The land extends to approximately 31.2 acres in all with the Hall towards to centre and is grazing land, ideal for horses.


Guide price: £2,375,000 Subject to contract (make on application)


Mains water, spring water and electricity are all connected. Drainage is into a private system. Oil fired central heating.


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.

NATIONAL TRUST: The National Trust hold a restrictive covenant over land and buildings at Casterne Hall. For further details please contact the selling agent.




From the centre of Ashbourne take the A515 in the direction of Buxton after approx. 1 mile turn left onto Spend Lane and proceed to Thorpe passing through the village and down past Thorpe Cloud on your right hand side. Follow the road to Ilam and turn right at the T junction onto Ilam Moor lane and then left after 0.2 mile (just past Ilam Hall) onto Lodge Lane after half a mile or so bear right and follow the road up to the house.


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 01629 810018 or 07766 565 893


Main house: Entrance/dining hall; drawing room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with bathroom and dressing room, eight further bedrooms, two further bathrooms, large nursery/sitting room with kitchenette, laundry room, boot room, old washroom/boiler room.

Flat: Sitting room, kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms, bathroom.


Courtyard to rear of the house with extensive range of traditional stone barns incorporating garden store, tack room, feed store, double and single garages, party barn, two stables, log sotre and hay lofts. Further substantial modern building with further stabling. Stone flagged terrace, gardens, orchard, kitchen garden and pasture land, in all approx. 31.2 acres.


The Hall sits in an elevated position with fine views across and down the Manifold Valley. It is approximately seven miles from the thriving town of Ashbourne with its variety of shopping and dining facilities. The large conurbations of Leek and Derby are within an easy drive with their more extensive shopping, recreational and transport facilities including trains from Derby to London in approx. 83 minutes. Casterne sits with the Peak District National Park, is a stones throw from Dovedale and has access to the many outdoor amenities the Park has to offer including walking, cycling, riding, climbing, shooting and fishing to name but a few. Other fine historical places of interest are within easy reach including Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. Good schools in the area include Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Ashbourne, Derby Grammar, Repton, Denstone and Abbotsholme as well as Foremarke and S Anselms Preparatory schools.

Historical Note

It is thought that there has always been a dwelling at Casterne since the earliest of days. The field around are littered with Iron Age, Bronze Age and even Stone Age remains. There are Roman remains in the cellars and therefore have been important Roman and Saxon finds around the house. The grange at Casterne was owned by Burton Abbey until the Dissolution of the Monasteries. It was acquired by Roger Hurt, younger son of Nicholas Hurt of Ashbourne, who settled there in the mid 16th Century.

The Hall in its current guise dates from circa 1735 when it was rebuilt for Nicholas Hurt (1710-1767) with the architects Smiths of Warwick and local master mason Richard Trubshawe of Haywood in Staffordshire and the Georgian front was added to a Stuart and mediaeval back of the house.

Property Features
  • House
  • 9 bed
  • 3 bath
  • 3 Parking Spaces
  • Land is 31.20 acres
  • No. of Ensuites
  • 3 No. of Garages
  • Secure Parking
  • Study
  • Courtyard
  • Shed
  • Type
    Area (and surrounding)
    No of Bedrooms

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