Farm House For Sale

Wheeldon Trees Farm, Earl Sterndale, Buxton, Derbyshire

Guide price £1,800,000


A delightful farmhouse and an award-winning range of luxury holiday cottages in a superb Peak District location.

  • A fantastic property consisting of a farmhouse and holiday cottages.
  • Superb Derbyshire Dales location
  • Farmhouse with three double bedrooms.
  • Eight 4 Star Gold luxury cottages sleeping from 1-4 adults (up to 27 in total)
  • Garaging and store room
  • Mini Farm Shop with Laundry
  • Function room
  • Field Barn
  • Attractive, well maintained gardens and grounds
  • Extending in all to about 12.48 acres



Situation
Wheeldon Trees Farm is superbly located to enjoy exploring the delightful diversity of the Peak District. From attractive towns, delightful villages and spectacular scenery, this is a superb area for walking, being close to both the High Peak and Tissington trails. The area also offers ample opportunity for cycling, being on the Pennine Cycleway and also for horse riding.

The area is home to a fantastic and diverse range of attractions, country houses and heritage sites. Wheeldon Trees Farm sits in the lea of High Wheeldon which summits at 422m above sea level, and from its summit, offers excellent views of the both the Dove and Manifold valleys.

Local shops and services can be found at the nearby villages of Longnor and Hartington and there is a much wider range of facilities at the attractive market town of Bakewell or at the spa town of Buxton. There is a primary school at Earl Sterndale and Lady Manners Secondary School in Bakewell. There are a number of renowned independent schools in the area including St Anselms in Bakewell, St Peter and St Paul School in Chesterfield, Repton School, Denstone College, Derby Grammar and Derby High School.

Transport links in the area are very good. By road, the M6 is approximately 28 miles to the west and the M1 is about 26 miles to the East. Buxton train station is about 6 miles away. Manchester Airport is approximately 28 miles away. Local bus service 442 stops at the gates.


Description
Wheeldon Trees Farm is a fantastic property which consists of a very attractive farmhouse with an annexe, a range of eight holiday cottages supported by a function room and laundry, together with a barn and garaging. The property stands in grounds of about 12.48 acres, including an extensive gravelled driveway and parking area, carefully considered gardens and grazing land divided by dry stone walls. In creating Wheeldon Trees Farm, the owners have carefully considered the environmental impact of the development and have chosen ground source heating and photovoltaic panels, and we understand the properties have been comprehensively insulated. The owners have installed a small aquaponic system for growing salads.

Currently trading successfully, and with many repeat bookings, the incoming purchaser may have the opportunity to benefit from ongoing reservations subject to the timing of the transaction. The farmhouse together with the annexe could be developed into a larger main residence or utilised as further holiday accommodation subject to planning.

The website: www.wheeldontreesfarm.co.uk is well worth a visit.


The Farmhouse
Wheeldon Trees Farmhouse is a very attractive property of dressed stone construction with ashlar window and door cases under tiled roofs. The property would appear to date from the late 1600s and is beautifully presented throughout and very much in tune with modern family life. There are mullioned windows with inset double glazing, flag stone floors and some beautiful structural timbers which are consistent with the property's construction period.

A door leads into a central hall which has a flag stone floor, the stone flooring continues through most of the ground floor of the house. The sitting room is on the north side of the hall and has a very attractive stone chimney piece with exposed herringbone brick work and a log burner. There are built in cupboards and a bookcase in the returns. The mullioned window is complete with working shutters. The dining room, south side of the hall also has mullioned window with shutters and is currently used as an office area.

At the end of the hall, the flagstone floor continues into the kitchen which has windows on both its north and south sides and exposed ceiling timbers. The kitchen is attractively presented with painted units and a Stoves Range set into a brick fireplace. Off the kitchen is a very good walk in pantry. Adjacent to the kitchen, a boot room, which provides access to the gardens, also leads through to the utility room. There is a sealed doorway from the utility room through to an annexe which is known as Walkers Rest. The main ground floor accommodation also includes a cloak room.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom displays superb structural timber work in its vaulted ceiling. It is complete with an en suite bathroom which is divided from the bedroom with walls surmounted by beautiful stained glass windows.

The farmhouse has lovely walled gardens displaying a fine range of mature trees and shrubs as well as perennials and climbing plants. The gardens include a well-established vegetable plot and a range of productive fruit trees providing food for the owners and guests.


The Holiday Cottages
There are eight 4 Star Gold luxury holiday cottages sleeping from 1-4 adults (up to 27 in total). The cottages are formed from former agricultural buildings which have been sympathetically converted, together with newly constructed buildings. The cottages complement the architecture of the house with dressed stone walls and ashlar stone detailing including some window cases and quoins. Like the house, the cottages all benefit from double glazed windows.

All of the cottages have a lovely character and several show exposed ceiling timbers, stone walls and attractive architectural detailing. The kitchens are complete with a ceramic digital hob and oven together with a microwave. Each has a fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. Each cottage has its own private garden.
The cottages are ideal for independent holidays as well as for group gatherings in multiple cottages.

Ollerenshaw is a one bedroomed cottage for two.

Critchlow Cottage, Mycock Cottage and Priestley Cottage are two bedroomed cottages designed to sleep three.

Elliott Cottage and Lomas Cottage are two bedroomed cottages designed to sleep four.
Nadin Cottage has three bedrooms and is designed to sleep four.

Sheldon Cottage is a single storey accessible cottage designed to be wheelchair accessible. It is designated as a NAS Mobility Level 2 property.

In addition to the cottages, The Long Room is a very good function or games room and is particularly useful for group gatherings. It is fitted with a kitchen and cloakroom.


Outbuilding
There is an excellent building that provides 2 single garages, a large store room, and a room that is adapted to work as both a mini Farm Shop and laundry room.


Field Barn
There is a traditional stone under slate field barn in the southerly paddock.


Gardens and land
The gardens and grounds at Wheeldon Trees make a lovely setting for the property. With mature trees on the south west boundary and High Wheeldon to the east, the feeling of a sheltered valley is created. The boundaries and fields are contained by dry stone walls. Around the house and cottages, walls, fencing and attractive planting schemes create privacy and enhance the natural beauty of the grounds.

Beyond the House and Cottages, there is grazing land extending to about 10.71 acres.

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