House For Sale

Common Farmhouse, Ashby Road, Melbourne, Derby, Derbyshire

Offers in Excess of £700,000 Sold

A handsome Grade II Listed property offering well-proportioned accommodation over three floors. With views towards Melbourne Pool.

  • Entrance hall
  • 3 generous reception rooms
  • Breakfast kitchen
  • Utility room, WC, cellar
  • Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite
  • Two further generous bedrooms
  • 4 second floor bedrooms and a bathroom
  • Brick built outbuildings
  • Extensive gardens and grounds extending to about 1 acre
  • Viewings will be conducted on a block viewing basis. Please contact Fisher German for further details and viewing dates

Common Farmhouse is situated less than a mile from the southern edge of the sought-after Georgian market town of Melbourne. Melbourne was recorded in the Domesday Book and saw considerable expansion during Georgian times. The town has a good range of independent shops, restaurants, pubs and a supermarket, along with a library, leisure centre, and recreation ground.

Communication links are very good, with rapid access to the M1 and M42, and East Midlands Airport is about 5 miles away. East Midlands Parkway railway station is a short drive away near Kegworth, with direct trains to London St Pancras. There is a good selection of state and private schooling in the area.

Common Farmhouse is a handsome period house with mellow red brick elevations beneath a tiled roof and sits within a rural position benefitting from far reaching views over the surrounding countryside, with Melbourne Pool visible to the north. The property is approached via a shared driveway leading to Common Farm where the drive sweeps off to the left and into the private gravel drive for Common Farmhouse itself. Adjoining the parking area on the drive, 19th Century railings set between brick piers with pyramidal stone copings enclose a formal garden area with an iron gate and path leading to the front door.

A panelled timber front door with divided overlight opens into the reception hall with Minton type floor tiles and doors leading off to the right and left into two formal reception rooms. Both rooms have a fireplace, one with a marble fire surround and mantel. From the left hand room on the west side of the house a door opens into the breakfast kitchen which features a range of floor and wall mounted units, an electric range set within a brick alcove with exposed soldier bricks, exposed ceiling timbers and a view over the gardens; a back staircase leads from the kitchen to the first floor. From the reception room on the east side of the house a pair of doors open into a third reception room with a brick fireplace and an external door leading to the garden. A utility room, with external door, adjoins the kitchen and a WC is accessed off the reception hall.

On the first floor a well-proportioned master bedroom suite has a fireplace and exposed ceiling timbers, and benefits from an adjoining dressing area and en suite bathroom. Two further bedrooms and a bathroom complete the first-floor accommodation. The second floor includes four bedrooms with a bathroom and completes the very generous accommodation.

From the shared drive an area of grass adjoins the initial section of driveway and a gate opens into the parking area adjoining the front elevation. An attractive period outbuilding of brick construction adjoins the western side of the house and offers very useful storage space positioned close to the 'back' door of the house.

The grounds are laid mainly to lawn with a number of attractive mature trees. The northern section of the grounds may be sufficient in area to provide grazing for a pony.

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