Basford Hill Farm is situated on the edge of the highly sought-after village of Ticknall. The village, which once formed part of the Harper Crewe Estate, is best known for Calke Abbey, the second largest stately home in Derbyshire and once home to the Harper Crewe family. Within the village there is a general store, three public houses, a primary school (with restricted class sizes), Church, village hall and a very active cricket club. A wider range of facilities can be found in the nearby market towns of Melbourne and Ashby de la Zouch.
The property benefits from being situated within the Ticknall Conservation Area and has far reaching views to the south over attractive undulating Derbyshire countryside, much of it within National Trust ownership.
The location allows easy access to major conurbations and transport routes including the A38, A50 and A42, allowing access to the major Midlands towns and cities, including Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham. A local bus services provides access through the area.
The local area offers great opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding and with sailing and fishing on Foremark and Staunton Harold reservoirs. The area is well served by highly regarded schools including a primary school in the village, Chellaston Academy Secondary School and a number of schools in Melbourne. Private schools include Repton School, Foremark Preparatory School and Derby Grammar and Derby High schools.
Basford Hill Farm is a very impressive period house which has been the subject of a comprehensive scheme of modernisation and improvement by the vendors during their years of ownership. The property has retained a good range of period features some wonderful 16-pane sash windows, one of which has operating retractable sliding window shutters, and the owners have also gone to great lengths to include features within the scheme of improvement works to complement these, which include intricate coving and ceiling roses, and fireplaces.
Stone stairs lead to an oak front door with four pane light above leading into the reception hallway. This light space has doors leading to left and right opening into two reception rooms. To the left is the Drawing room which has an intricate ceiling rose and coving, a fireplace with gas fire and a 16-pane sash window, with operating shutters, providing superb views over adjoining grassland to a belt of woodland to the south. There is a period cast iron style radiator, deep skirting boards and a stripped pine door. The sitting room is dual aspect and benefits from a fireplace with Jotul gas fire, sash windows and secondary glazing.
From the reception hall a door leads through into a secondary hall and to the dining room which has a tiled floor and French doors leading to the side garden. The adjoining room is a spacious living/dining kitchen which is fitted with a range of wall and floor mounted units, including space for an American style fridge freezer and has space for a dining table and sofa. There is a gas fired two oven AGA with a two oven electric companion by AGA with four gas hobs. A key feature of the room is the fireplace, with a heavy stone lintel, which is fitted with a wood burner. A set of French doors lead out into the adjoining courtyard and gardens, and provide plenty of natural light. Accessed off the secondary hall is a glazed utility room with a range of fitted units, plumbing for a washing machine, and a sink. This also provides a useful side entrance to the house and boot room area. The guest cloakroom is accessed off the secondary hallway and includes a range of high quality fixtures and fittings including a Thomas Crapper high level cistern and wash hand basin.
A flight of stone steps lead from a doorway beneath the stairs to the cellar which includes two vaulted chambers. This area has been tanked to provide a very useful storage space.
An elegant flight of stairs leads from the reception hall to a landing with a sash window which provides great views to the south but also floods the landing area and hall beneath with natural light. Two bedrooms are accessed off the main landing area, the first of which includes a fitted range of wardrobes, and a great contemporary en suite wet room with rain shower head, WC and wash hand basin with mixer tap and a laid pebble floor, with most fittings and tiling by Porcelanosa. The second bedroom also benefits from the superb southerly views, includes a range of fitted wardrobes and benefits from an en suite wet room with WC and wash hand basin, again with much by Porcelanosa.
A door leads from the second landing to the wonderful family bathroom which has been fitted with a range of a high quality sanitary ware including fittings by the Albion Bath Company: a 'tubby tub' claw foot bath, wash hand basin with marble surround and WC with high level cistern. There is a 'wet' shower area and the handmade ceramic tiles are by Craven Dunnill Jackfield. The third bedroom has a rural view to the west and benefits from an en suite shower room with a contemporary glass wash hand basin set on a stainless steel pedestal, a WC, separate shower ubicle and Travertine tiling. The fourth bedroom has a fitted wardrobe and views to the east and there is a further bedroom on the western side of the house.
The property offers extensive and flexible accommodation which will appeal to a broad range of buyers.
The property is approached via a broad gravel driveway off which, to the west of the house, is a parking area providing space for two to three vehicles whilst on the east side, five bar gates lead into a courtyard area providing additional parking. Accessed off the driveway an up-and-over door leads into a red brick building which provides garaging and storage. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn but include well established rose beds, a creeping wisteria on the south elevation of the house, and a range of beds forming a vegetable garden. The boundaries of the garden include stone walling, and an ornate set of cast iron gates and railings lead from the parking area on the western side of the house. In total the grounds of the property extend to about 0.23 acres. A conifer within the garden is subject to a Tree Preservation Order.
House For SaleBasford Hill Farm, Ashby Road, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire DE73
Guide price £699,000
A superbly presented period house with delightful views on the edge of a much sought after village.
- Situated on the edge of the highly sought-after village of Ticknall with far reaching views
- A very impressive period house which has been the subject of a comprehensive scheme of modernisation and improvement by the vendors
- Drawing room and sitting room
- Living/dining kitchen with Aga and pantry
- Utility room/boot room
- Master bedroom with en suite shower room
- 4 further bedrooms, 2 with en suites
- Garage, parking for a number of vehicles
- Deceptively spacious gardens of approximately 0.23 acres