Farm For Sale

Ashton Close Farm, Snelston, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Guide price £1,750,000 Sold

A superb property in an exceptional setting with a range of outbuildings and a cottage extending in all to about 22.6 acres.

  • Fantastic property consisting of a beautifully presented farmhouse, a cottage and range of outbuildings
  • Farmhouse accommodation includes; 2 reception rooms, a breakfast kitchen opening to a garden room, a back kitchen, boot room, 5 bedrooms and dressing room/potential 6th bedroom
  • 4 bathrooms, a down stairs cloak room and cellar
  • One bedroom cottage accommodation includes a kitchen, sitting room and bathroom
  • Traditional farm building previously used as an office
  • Traditional two storey range and single storey stables
  • Steel portal framed workshop with attached brick stabling and garage
  • A range of modern buildings, many with B1 planning consent for commercial use
  • Gardens, grounds and pasture extending in all to in excess of 22 acres

Ashton Close Farm is located to the south of the delightful conservation village of Snelston. Situated in a wonderfully elevated position, the panoramic views encompass the dramatic countryside of the Dove Valley and the Weaver Hills. This picturesque area is close to the market town of Ashbourne, well known as the gateway to the Peak District National Park. Ashbourne offers a great range of everyday facilities and is located between Derby, Stoke, Buxton, Leek, Manchester & Birmingham. The Peak District National Park is world famous for
its beauty and as a centre for outdoor recreation and pursuits. Despite its attractive rural location, Snelston is within close proximity to a number of major transport links, with the A50 linking the M6 and M1 and national road network. Railway
services are available at Uttoxeter, with fast services from Derby to London St Pancras. East Midlands, Manchester and Birmingham International Airports are all within easy reach.
There is an excellent selection of schools in the area including Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Abbotsholme School, Denstone College, Smallwood Manor School, and Repton School.

Ashton Close Farm is a fantastic property consisting of a beautifully presented farmhouse, a cottage, and a great range of traditional and modern farm buildings set around an extensive
yard. The property is in a highly attractive ring-fenced block of land and approached via a long driveway. In all, the property extends to about 22.6 acres.
The Farmhouse itself is a very well-proportioned property of mellow red brick construction under tiled roofs and believed to have origins from around 1780. The house offers beautifully
presented accommodation with a delightful character and is set out over three floors. The Cottage and the traditional farm buildings are constructed in a style that complements the
farmhouse, and are suitable for a broad range of uses, subject to any necessary consents. The views from and around the property are exceptional.

From an entrance porch on the north side of the house, a stone flagged floor continues into the reception hall which in turn provides access to the kitchen and dining room. The farmhouse kitchen has as stone flagged floor and lovely exposed ceiling timbers including a long polished bressimmer under which sits a four oven AGA . There is a bespoke range of attractive painted units with a Belfast sink and elm work surfaces,
made by a cabinet maker based in Ashbourne. On the south side, double doors open into a beautiful garden room by Vale Garden Houses, with glorious views and access to the gardens. Also accessed from the kitchen is the Back Kitchen with pantry, which has a quarry tile floor, a log burner and hand built units, and which is an ideal 'overspill' prep area for the kitchen and utility room.
Doors provide access to the gardens and the adjoining boot room with further bespoke, hand built fitted storage units. East of the hall, the dining room has an oak floor, exposed ceiling
timbers and an attractive shelved recess. Double doors open into the sitting room which offers superb views from a bay window and double French doors to the gardens. As with the dining room there is an oak floor, and on the east wall is a beautiful timber chimney piece including a fluted header with intricately carved frieze and further carvings on the sides. It has a cast iron reeded
fireback and an inset log burner.
There are three bedrooms on the first floor accessed from the landing which has an oak floor. The master bedroom has wonderful ceiling timbers and windows with glorious views to the north and south. There is a very generous en suite bathroom with a freestanding cast iron bath, a separate shower and access to a walk-in wardrobe. The two other bedrooms both have delightful Georgian hob grate fireplaces and there is also a family bathroom with a freestanding cast iron bath.
There are two bedrooms on the second floor, one with an en suite bathroom, and a further bathroom. Bedroom four links through to a generous room which could be used as a dressing room, study, play room or potential sixth bedroom.

The Cottage
The single storey cottage consists of a kitchen which leads into a large reception room able to accommodate both sitting and dining areas, with French doors leading out to the garden. There
is also a bathroom, and a bedroom with built in wardrobes. As with the house, the cottage offers lovely views over the surrounding grounds and countryside. The cottage offers great scope to be used as additional guest accommodation, or for
holiday cottage accommodation. Subject to gaining the necessary consents it may be possible to link the Cottage to the Farmhouse and create a single property.

Farm Buildings and Yard
There is an excellent range of traditional and modern farm buildings that are well located around an extensive concrete yard. Across the courtyard at the front of the house is a traditional farm building which has been converted to create a ground floor storeroom (with the original brick feed trough and hay racking preserved) together with a laundry, WC and shower room, whilst
the first floor offers an open plan office. The facilities in this building would benefit from updating. Immediately to the east of this office is a traditional two storey L-shaped farm building. This building provides stabling, a machinery store and general storage. Beyond this building is a modern, steel framed and open fronted machinery store
extending to about 21.4m x 7.0m. On the opposite side of the yard is a brick stable block, small
courtyard and garage which connects to an excellent steel portal framed workshop/store extending to about 26.9m x 13.2m. A further steel framed barn extends to about 17.5m x 8.5m with
concrete panelled walls. There is also a former cattle shed extending to about 27.2m x 22.4m. This clear span steel portal framed building has concrete block lower walls and space boarding upper walls with double doors at either end.
This excellent range of buildings offers scope to be put to a variety of uses, subject to any necessary consents. The majority of the buildings have the benefit of B1 Class planning use (planning for office or light industry appropriate in a residential

Gardens, grounds and pasture
From Snapes Lane/Cacklehill Lane, a long drive leads past the property's pasture and then splits with one route leading into the yard and a second running south of the yards and buildings thereby providing a second, separate access to the house and cottage. Beautiful gardens extend from the south to the west side of the house. The gardens display an attractive range of mature trees
and shrubs, with traditional hedging and lovely planting nearer the house, as well as a delightful seating terrace. A small old orchard lies in the north western corner of the land. There was formerly a manege to the north of the yard, and we understand the drainage is still in place.
In all, the property extends to about 22.6 acres, including about 18 acres of grazing land.

Restrictive covenants
Ashton Close Farm is to be sold subject to pre-existing restrictive covenants on the land to the north and west of the farmstead. The owner of Ashton Close Farm also benefits from restrictive covenants over the land of the adjoining property, The Dumble. Further details available on request from Fisher German.

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