The Old Rectory

Blore, Derbyshire, DE6 2BS
Sold STC
Guide Price
£1,495,000 subject to contract

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A fine former Rectory together with a converted former coach house set in gardens extending to approximately 1.5 acres and enjoying outstanding views over open countryside.

House Sold STC - Derbyshire

Distances (approximate): Ashbourne – 4 miles; Bakewell – 17 miles; Derby (trains to London from 1 hr 32 mins) – 18 miles; Buxton (opera house) – 22 miles; East Midlands international airport – 37 miles; Manchester – 37 miles.


A quietly situated house offering good family accommodation over three floors. There is the added benefit of a separate cottage offering excellent ancillary accommodation or potential to let. The house is approached up an unmade driveway, past the Grade 1 listed St Bartholomew’s Church, leading to a pair of stone gate posts and a driveway to the side of the house and a rear driveway to the cottage and garage.

Ground floor: A door opens into an entrance lobby and then the front door into an entrance hall with timber flooring, stairs to the first floor and access to the cellars. The drawing room is an elegant, dual aspect room with a marble fireplace with open grate and a bay window overlooking the garden and French windows opening onto the gardens. The dining room has a marble fireplace and far-reaching views over open countryside. To the side is a sitting room/library with marble fireplace and a wall of fitted bookcases. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of wall and base units and work surfaces incorporating 1 ½ bowl, single drainer sink unit, there is a two oven, oil fired AGA and space for a fridge/freezer. Off the kitchen is a good-sized sitting/playroom with double doors out onto a terrace. To the rear of the kitchen is a utility room with pantry off, plumbing for a washer/dryer, space for a fridge, rear staircase. The back door leads out to a log store. There is a cloakroom off with w.c. and hand basin. A door leads into a large boiler/storeroom with floor mounted Worcester boiler. This whole space offers great potential to extend the kitchen.

First floor: Main bedroom with good, fitted cupboards and exceptional views, door into an ensuite bathroom with full suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment and shower over, glass shower screen, w.c., hand basin and heated towel rail. Main guest bedroom overlooking the gardens to the east, fitted cupboards and ensuite shower room with shower cubicle and w.c., adjacent is a cloakroom with w.c.. Bedroom three is a good double overlooking the garden, wood fireplace and fitted cupboard. To the rear of the house is a family bathroom with full suite and a fitted airing cupboard. A further double bedroom overlooks the gardens to the side and opposite is a shower room with shower cubicle with electric shower, w.c. and hand basin with mirror over.

Second floor: Spacious landing/storage area. Double bedroom overlooking the cottage. Double bedroom with fitted cupboard, overlooking the garden. Large storeroom with potential to be a seventh bedroom.


Former coach house: situated to the rear of the Old Rectory.

Ground floor: front door opens into a tiled hallway. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a good range of wall and base units and work surfaces incorporating 1 ½ bowl, single drainer sink unit, AEG oven with four burner induction hob and Zanussi extractor over, space for dishwasher, washing machine and dryer and fridge/freezer, a door opens out onto a rear patio. Double bedroom with beamed ceiling and large fitted cupboard. Adjacent shower room with corner shower cubicle, w.c. and hand basin.

First floor: Sitting/dining room with beamed ceiling, electric fire and large window overlooking the garden. Twin bedroom with good, fitted cupboard, overlooking the driveway. Bathroom with panelled bath, mixer tap and shower attachment, w.c. and hand basin. 

Outside: the extensive gardens surround the property with lawned areas to the front and a haha, to the side is a stone flagged terrace. There are a number of mature trees and shrubs and some well stocked borders. To the front of the cottage is a large area of flat lawn and to one side of the rear drive is a recently built double garage with electric up and over door. There is a substantial timber clad, three bay, shed with great potential and original pigpens to the rear. and two further derelict sheds offering further potential. A large kitchen garden has become somewhat overgrown but presents a wonderful opportunity for a keen gardener. In all approx 1.5 acres.


Guide price: on application.


Main water and electricity, oil fired central heating, drainage into a private 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 Ashbourne take the A515 towards Buxton, after 0.2 mile, at the top of the hill, turn left onto Union Street, B5034 and then after a short distance take the first right into Dovehouse Green and onto Mappleton Road, proceed into Mappleton and take the left hand turn onto Yerley Hill, over the bridge and follow the road for two miles, pass Blore Hall on your left and then take the next left, the driveway will be found on the right hand side after a short distance.


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 lobby, hallway, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting/playroom, master bedroom and bathroom, guest bedroom and shower room, four/five further bedrooms, bedroom seven/storeroom, family bathroom, shower room, cloakroom, utility room, boiler room.

Coach House: Sitting/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, two double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room.


Front and rear driveways offering ample parking, double garage, extensive gardens, kitchen garden, terrace, patio, large three bay shed, two further derelict buildings.


The Old Rectory is in an elevated position in the peaceful hamlet of Blore, with wonderful views over open countryside back towards the Georgian market town of Ashbourne. Ashbourne is a short drive away and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants including the renowned Wildhive Callow Hall hotel, other good local hostelries include the Duncombe Arms at Ellastone and The Old Dog at Thorpe.  Blore is situated within the Peak District National park and therefore benefits from a wide array of outdoor pursuits including walking, from the door, climbing up Thorpe Cloud and The Roaches, cycling on the Tissington and High Peak trails, sailing on Carsington Water,  riding and many others. The beautiful Dovedale is only about a mile away and there are numerous places of historical interest nearby to visit including Tissington Hall and Village, Chatsworth, Ilam Hall, Haddon Hall and others.

Historical Note

The Old Rectory was constructed in the 1820’s after the previous Rectory, situated on the other side of the Church, had been taken down. The Church of St Bartholomew, adjacent to the Old Rectory, is Grade I listed and as constructed around the year 1100 on the site of an earlier building. The nearby Blore Hall was originally the home of the Bassett family who’s descendants included the HRH King Charles III

Property Features
  • House
  • 8 bed
  • 5 bath
  • Land is 1.50 acres
  • Floor Area is 5,230 sqft
  • Energy Rating F
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    Area (and surrounding)
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