Dove Barn is situated within the delightful semi-rural village of Church Mayfield, a conservation area in recognition of its special architectural and historic interest. Church Mayfield forms part of the wider Mayfield area, which also includes Upper Mayfield and Middle Mayfield. The property is within very easy reach of the excellent range of amenities offered in Ashbourne about 2.5 miles away. Ashbourne is considered to be one of Derbyshire’s finest market towns, with some splendid Georgian buildings and a range of high quality, independent shops. It also offers a range of supermarkets, pubs, cafes and restaurants, two medical practices and St Oswald’s hospital. The town is considered the gateway to the Peak District National Park and there are many tourist attractions within easy reach including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Alton Towers. Local opportunities for outdoor pursuits are almost unlimited with wonderful walking, climbing, horse-riding, and cycling, with a range of water-sports and fishing on nearby Carsington Water. Local clubs and societies within Ashbourne include Birdsgrove Fly Fishing Club, golf, tennis, rugby, football and cricket, along with a town band, singing group and a thriving U3A. There is a very good range of well-known schools within the area including primary schools at Clifton, Ilam and Rocester, secondary schools include Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Ashbourne and Thomas Alleyne’s High School in Uttoxeter. Private schooling is available at Repton Prep and Repton School, Denstone College, Derby Grammar and Derby High Schools and Abbottsholme.
There are excellent communication links via the A515, A38, A52 and A50 roads which are a short drive away and provide fast connections to numerous regional centres including Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. East Midlands Airport, Birmingham International Airport and mainline rail services from Derby are also within easy reach.
Dove Barn is a lovely barn conversion which has been very well maintained and decorated throughout. The barn was originally attached to the former farmhouse and is believed to date back to the 15th and 17th centuries in part, particularly evidenced by the 15th century cruck beam where the farmhouse was attached. The property was converted in the early 1990’s to create a characterful family home with good family accommodation, which could also include a one bedroom annexe, suitable for either a family member or as a holiday cottage to provide an income if required and subject to the necessary consents.
The front door opens in to a spacious entrance hall, which has a quarry tiled floor, a recently updated cloakroom and stairs rising to the first floor. Glazed double doors open to both the spacious farmhouse kitchen and a large formal sitting room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of traditional limed oak units with granite work surfaces, handmade Winchester wall tiles, and a gas fired Aga which has an attractive, bespoke, hand-painted splashback, supplemented by an Aga electric 2 oven companion with gas hob. French doors lead out to a sheltered rear terrace. Adjoining the kitchen is a utility room with further limed oak units and a useful pantry. The sitting room has a central ceiling beam and exposed stud timbers. A brick fireplace with stone mantel houses a Harmony dual fuel stove. A door leads through to a dining room, which has a heavily beamed ceiling and exposed centre post and on to a second kitchen/art room which has Karndean flooring which was installed when the bathroom above it was upgraded. It also has an external side door. Stairs lead up to an open plan bedroom, which has an exposed roof truss, and a recently re-fitted bathroom with hand made tiles, Karndean flooring and further exposed timbers. This wing of the house is ideal to be used as a guest suite, an annexe or as a holiday let if required and subject to the necessary consents.
From the entrance hall stairs rise to a broad first floor landing. The master bedroom has a pine wooden floor and pine wardrobes fitted along one wall. The en suite has recently been re-fitted with Roca sanitaryware and Italian ceramic wall and floor tiles and has underfloor heating. There is a further double bedroom with pine fitted wardrobes and a fourth bedroom, which is currently utilised as a study. A large recently re-fitted wet room with underfloor heating completes the first floor.
Dove Barn backs onto Church Lane and is screened by tall hedging which provides a high degree of privacy. A five-bar wrought iron gate leads along the driveway, veering to the right and a driveway with a large parking area and a detached double garage, which has water and electricity and storage room above. The front gardens are charming and are enclosed by black wrought iron fencing; a pedestrian gate with a flowering archway bedecked with evergreen honeysuckle over a pathway with further archway, leads up to the front door. An Indian sandstone patio with wood trellising provides a delightful seating/dining area, surrounded by a wide selection of shrubs and flowering plants. A gateway leads down the side of the house to the rear, which again has attractively designed Indian sandstone paving and has a recently installed oak pergola over the patio. A lot of thought has gone into the design of this garden, which has a lovely display of plants and trees, including an ancient Yew tree, greengage and plum. Artistic metal screens which were designed for an RHS flower show garden provide an interesting feature. A gothic style side gate leads out to the front driveway.
Barn Conversion For SaleDove Barn, Church Lane, Church Mayfield, Ashbourne, Staffordshire
Offers in Excess of £750,000
A delightful barn conversion within the village of Church Mayfield, on the edge of the Peak District National Park.
- Entrance hall with cloakroom
- Breakfast kitchen with Aga and doors to the outdoor seating area
- 2nd kitchen/Art room
- Large formal sitting room with dual fuel stove
- Dining room
- 4 bedrooms, two with recently upgraded en suites
- Recently fitted wet room
- Delightful gardens
- Detached double garage with driveway and parking area
- Lovely edge of village location