• Grade II Listed with character features
  • Kitchen
  • utility area
  • 3 generous reception rooms
  • Study/Bedroom 5
  • 3 bedrooms
  • family bathroom
  • Dressing room with shower
  • offering potential for use as fourth bedroom
  • Driveway with ample car standing

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A charming detached village house, standing in about 3.31 acres, including outbuildings, two paddocks and having delightful rural views

Prospect House is situated within the historic Conservation village of South Wingfield on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The village is dominated by the ruins of Wingfield Manor, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned three times and has been the site of two English Civil War sieges. There is a village shop, together with activity and leisure groups, two local pubs, both
serving food, and the Anglo Saxon All Saints Church. A wider range of facilities can be found within the towns of Alfreton and Ripley, about 3.5 miles to the east or Matlock, 7 miles to the north-east.

The area provides a number of local walks and bridle pathways. Attractions include sailing at Ogston Water, Crich Tramway Museum, Gullivers Kingdom and a number of stately homes.   

There is a good selection of state schooling nearby, including a primary school within the village, along with private options to include Derby Grammar, Trent College, St Wystan's, Repton and Denstone College.

Excellent commuter links lie within close proximity, with the A38 about 2.5 miles away, leading to the M1 (J28).   Mainline train links are available in Alfreton, Matlock and Derby. East Midlands Airport lies approximately 29.5 miles to the south.

Prospect House is believed to have been constructed in around 1668 with works and extensions being carried out in the 18th and 19th centuries. Until about the 1970's the room, which is now utilised as a study, was a sweet shop.

The property is of coursed sandstone with quoins and a coped gable on the south end. There is a plethora of character features, including stone window surrounds, exposed timbers, brace and latch doors and stone fireplaces.   The property sits in lovely gardens and grounds of about 3.31 acres, with several outbuildings and two separate paddocks.

The front door opens into a spacious L-shaped entrance hall which has a rustic tiled floor and doors leading off to the majority of ground floor rooms, including a WC. Steps lead down to a useful cellar/pantry and stairs rise to the first floor, having a half-landing and attractive tall window overlooking the gardens. There are three well-appointed reception rooms; the sitting room has a decorative, painted Adam style fireplace with open fire, useful corner cupboards and a window with seat overlooking the front gardens. Opposite the sitting room is a family room, the focal point of which is an imposing stone fireplace with heavy stone lintel and hearth, housing a wood burning stove. This room has a heavily beamed ceiling, book shelves to one wall, a window with seat and shutters and a stable door out to the front. Accessed via both the family room and the kitchen is a sizeable dining room, a dual aspect room with a stone fireplace, built in cupboards and rustic floor tiles. The kitchen is fitted with a range of Shaker style cupboards and drawers surmounted by wooden work surfaces. Two windows look out over the gardens. Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility area which has exposed stone walling and a stable door to the gardens. Completing the ground floor is a study with a fitted shelving and an external door to Manor Road. Until the 1970's this room was a local sweet shop.

On the first floor there are three good sized double bedrooms and a dressing room which has a full range of fitted wardrobes and a shower cubicle. The wardrobes could be removed to create a fourth bedroom if required. The family bathroom has a wash hand basin set within a mahogany unit.

Grounds and gardens
Prospect House sits within delightful gardens, being well stocked and having a number of seating areas. A gated, gravelled driveway leads to car standing space for several vehicles, beyond which is a stone garage/store with pan tiled roof, a workshop and two stone former stables, now used as wood stores.

There are well stocked cottage gardens at the front of the house, with steps leading up to a raised stone terrace and a door leading in to the drawing room.

At the rear of the house there is an enclosed orchard lawn with a selection of fruit trees, including pear, apple, damson and gooseberry, and a greenhouse. There are a number of enclosed garden areas with stone walling and hedging, including a paved barbecue area and lawns. The gardens have a wide variety of flowering plants, shrubs and trees.   Beyond the gardens there are two separate paddocks; 'Broad Croft' which extends to about 1.58 acres and 'Narrow Croft', approximately 1.22 acres.


Last Modified 18/01/2020

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