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Guide Price £1,125,000
- 2 reception rooms
- Farmhouse kitchen with Aga
- separate utility room and pantry
- Garden room
- gym with mezzanine study
- Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and cloakroom
- 3 further double bedrooms
- family bathroom
- Potential 5th bedroom with adjoining dressing room
- Former milking parlour
Knob Farm is situated in a fabulous position within the rural village of Alderwasley, high above the River Derwent with exceptional views towards Crich Point and as far as the Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire. The village has a school, church, village hall, youth hostel and public house. Wirksworth is about 2 miles to the west and offers a good selection of shops, restaurants, and public houses. A wider range of facities are available in both Matlock and Belper. Derby city centre is about 12 miles away. There is a good selection of local village schooling. Private schooling is available at St Anselms in Bakewell, Derby Grammar School, Ockbrook School and Denstone College.
Despite its ease of access to good roads including the A38 and M1 which are 6.5 miles and 13 miles distant respectively, the Peak District National Park is only about 9 miles to the west and provides a wide range of opportunities for activities including walking, cycling, climbing, horse riding, and sailing at Carsington Water. Other attractions within the area include the Crich Tramway Museum, Gulliver's' Kingdom, Heights of Abraham and Chatsworth House. A mainline train service to London is available from Derby.
Knob Farm comprises an appealing stone built farmhouse which offers generous family accommodation with lots of character, along with a number of traditional outbuildings which have been converted to create home office/gym space and equestrian facilities. There is a range of stone buildings adjoining the house, which offers the opportunity to create further living accommodation, either as part of the house or as annexed accommodation, holiday cottages, and home office space, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents and regulations. It is believed that parts of the property date back to the 1700's, with several additions over the years, and in total extends to about 9.85 acres, to include 8.74 acres of grazing land.
The main house offers about 3903 sq ft of well proportioned accommodation, with several rooms having exposed timbers, oak latch doors, and exposed stone walling. The informal entrance has a glazed door opening into a stone enclosed porch. A step leads up to the kitchen, which has a good range of fitted oak units surmounted by granite work surfaces. The room is dominated by a four oven Aga set within a stone inglenook fireplace with heavy beam above. Off the kitchen there is a useful, generous pantry offering further cupboard space, work surfaces, and stone thrawls for cool storage. Appliances include fridge/freezer, separate fridge, and dishwasher (kitchen). Doors lead from the kitchen to two well-appointed reception rooms.
The dual aspect dining room has a heavy stone fireplace with a wood burning stove and stairs leading to the first floor. The sitting room is charming; there are windows to the front and side, the floor has terracotta tiling and a fireplace with a Clearview wood burning stove provides a focal point. A stable door leads out to the front terrace. Off the sitting room there is an L-shaped utility room/boot room, a separate WC and a door out to a delightful flagstone terrace area. Adjoining the sitting room is a south-west facing garden room which leads through to a gym area with stairs leading up to a large mezzanine study area with an exposed truss beam.
On the first floor the master bedroom has a dressing room off, with built-in wardrobes, WC and wash facilities. Windows to the front offer outstanding views over the surrounding countryside. A step leads up to a fabulous en suite, which has a contemporary free standing bath, and large walk-in shower cubicle. This is juxtaposed with exposed stone walling to one side, incorporating an attractive stained glass window. Adjoining the en suite is a large redundant room, which has exposed stone walls and roof timbers and is in need of full renovation. This leads through to a large dressing room with fitted wardrobes along one side. Stairs lead down to the adjoining outbuildings. This area would be suitable for conversion to either a large master suite, incorporating the current en suite, or to create a separate unit with the adjoining outbuilding (subject to the necessary consents). Three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom complete the first floor.
There is a good range of traditional stone buildings at Knob Farm. Adjoining the house is a former milking parlour and additional storage space extending to about 1440 sq ft, which would be ideal for conversion providing additional accommodation to the house, if required, or for uses such as holiday let accommodation and workshop space, subject to the necessary consents.
South of the house is a detached traditional building which the vendors use as a home office and storage area and is part two-storey. It also incorporates former pig styes and is now used for general storage.
Knob Farm benefits from good equestrian facilities which include a full height stone barn incorporating two loose boxes in an American Barn style arrangement. A passageway leads through this barn with a further external door opening to the adjoining timber stable range which includes a feed/bedding store. These two buildings connect directly to the adjoining grassland. Set within the field south of the house is a field shelter.
To the north of the house is a courtyard with an open fronted steel framed barn with two enclosed stores. Access to this courtyard is via the driveway for Knob Farm, or via a right of way from Well Lane.
Gardens and grounds
The property sits in about 9.85 acres of fabulous gardens and grounds. There are formal south and east facing garden areas being mainly laid to lawn and having a delightful display of raised borders, an ornamental pond, a separate vegetable garden and orchard area. Grazing land extends to about 8.74 acres.
Last Modified 22/01/2020