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A wonderful stone built house situated in part of the historic gardens of Sydnope Hall offering excellent family accommodation in a peaceful woodland setting in approximately 2.4 acres
House Sold STC - Derbyshire
Distances (approximate): Matlock (trains to Derby)- 4 miles; Bakewell- 7 miles; Chesterfield (mainline train to London St Pancras from 1 hr 50 mins)- 8 miles; M1 (junction 29)- 12 miles; Sheffield- 20 miles; Derby- 24 miles; East Midlands International Airport- 38 miles. DESCRIPTION The property was newly constructed in stone on the site of the original Orangery in the gardens of Sydnope Hall and offers light and spacious accommodation over three floors with the benefit of all modern conveniences including under floor heating, air conditioning, double glazing, a Bang and Olufsen TV and sound system serving the kitchen, conservatory, drawing room, study, master bedroom and bathroom, an O2 antenna offers a good broadband connection. There is a modern combination heating system utilising LPG, Airsource heat pump and wood fired boiler. A pair of electric gates open onto the driveway to a good area of parking in front of a double and single garage. Ground floor: The front door opens into a double height entrance hall with oak flooring and stairs to the ground and first floors. Off the lower hall is a useful room currently in use as a gym/bike exercise room with an adjacent cloakroom. A full height atrium with the enclosed glazed staircase leads into a well-proportioned, dual aspect drawing room overlooking the garden, there is a feature stone fireplace, the original front door out to the side garden, French doors to the front terrace and a door to a good sized study by Charles Yorke. The kitchen/dining room by Charles Yorke is a large, open-plan room with an excellent range of wall and base units and extensive granite work surfaces incorporating twin sink unit with etched drainers. It includes a range of Miele appliances including plate warmer, combi oven and coffee machine, a Neff integral dishwasher and a Mercury range cooker with five burner gas hob, two ovens and grill, space for a large fridge freezer. A large central island has a breakfast bar. A large dining area overlooks the garden and opens into the former dining room now used as a children’s playroom/tv room. Double sliding, glazed doors open into a large Amdega conservatory with under floor heating, electric blinds, air conditioning, good shelving and recess for TV. Bi-fold doors open onto the front terrace. To the rear of the kitchen is a large utility room with further fitted units, a stainless steel sink unit, a large walk-in cupboard and back door. First floor: Dual aspect master bedroom by Charles Yorke with fitted cupboards and lovely views over the gardens and across the valley beyond, a door to well fitted bathroom, fully tiled and with suite comprising bath, separate walk-in shower, twin hand basins, wc and heated towel rail. Guest double bedroom with fitted cupboards and ensuite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and wc. Small double bedroom overlooking the drive. Large single bedroom with fitted Neville Johnson furniture. The family bathroom is off the landing and fitted with a full suite comprising, roll top bath, hand basin, wc and airing cupboard. There is a further fully fitted shower room adjacent to the two single bedrooms. Second floor: Double bedroom with adjacent fully fitted bathroom with suite comprising bath with shower over, w.c., hand basin heated towel rail and tiled floor. Opposite is a sitting/games room which could easily be a sixth double bedroom but currently is used as a multi-purpose room. Outside: front and rear drive access. Ample off road parking. Large double garage with electric up and over door. Single garage mainly used for garden machinery as it also houses a 3,000 litre water tank/thermal store, the conventional LPG fired boiler and the biomass log boiler with a further AIR source heat pump located to the rear of the garage. The gardens are extensive and run to approx. 2.5 acres with a stack yard to the rear of the garages offering further parking and access to the rear drive. A large, level lawn runs away from what was the front door and has a sunken pit for a trampoline and also a bespoke constructed ‘tree house’. To the front of the house is a stone terrace incorporating an attractive circular area for a round table. Steps lead down to a lower terrace with an ‘outside kitchen’ and further dining area with a large under stair store cupboard, another area of lawn runs to the side of the house and adjacent to the drive. Stone steps from this area lead down to the original rose garden for the hall and is well planted with many varieties of roses flanked by low level yew hedging, a retaining wall and balustrade and with a pleasing garden pavilion overlooking it. There is one more, rather wilder area of the garden planted with rhododendrons and with steps down to a pond. EPC rating: band D
Entrance hall, large drawing room, study, kitchen/dining room, playroom, conservatory sitting room, cloakroom, utility room, gym/exercise room, master bedroom and bathroom, four further bedrooms, two shower rooms (one ensuite), two bathrooms, games room/bedroom six.
Front and rear drives, double garage, single garage, off road parking, extensive gardens, pond.
The Orangery is situated within a short drive of Two Dales and Darley Dale which are well served with good local amenities and shops including Church, butchers, post office, delicatessen, public houses and many others. The larger conurbations of Matlock and Chesterfield are within an easy drive with their more extensive amenities including good transport links with trains to London and access to the M1 and motorway network. The property is on the edge of the Peak District National park and thus has excellent access to a wide variety of outdoor pursuits including walking and cycling from the door, climbing, riding, fishing and many others all nearby. There are many places of cultural interest nearby including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall to name but a few. Schooling at Primary level is Darley Dale Primary school and secondary either Highfields in Matlock or Lady Manners in Bakewell, there is also S Anselms Preparatory School and College in Bakewell.
The gardens at the Orangery and adjacent Sydnope Hall were originally all in the ownership of Sir Francis Sacherverell Darwin who laid them out after he bought the estate in around 1826 and it is believed that he was assisted by Sir Joseph Paxton who was also involved at a similar time in laying out the gardens at the nearby Chatsworth House. The gardens feature many of his trademarks including use of huge grit-stone rocks, winding paths and giant trees including the Redwood, Cypress of Lebanon and many others.
- 6 bed
- 5 bath
- 3 Parking Spaces
- 6 No. of Toilets
- 2 No. of Ensuites
- 3 No. of Garages
- Secure Parking
- Fully Fenced