House For Sale

Blakelow Farm, Bonsall Lane, Winster, Matlock, Derbyshire

Guide price £1,450,000 Sold


An impressive farmhouse with four cottages and equestrian facilities situated within the Peak District National Park and having fabulous far reaching views

  • Stunning location
  • Breakfast kitchen, 2 reception rooms
  • Conservatory, cellars
  • 2 first floor double bedrooms, one en suite
  • 2 second floor double bedrooms
  • Family bathroom
  • 4 holiday cottages - two of which could be incorporated into the main house to form additional accommodation if required and subject to consents
  • Extensive gravelled parking area
  • Stable block with 7 loose boxes
  • Well maintained gardens and grounds extending to about 8 acres in all, including grazing land



Situation
Blakelow Farm is beautifully positioned close to the picturesque village of Winster. The area is renowned for its attractive landscape, being on the edge of the Peak District National Park, and provides opportunities for leisure pursuits such as walking, cycling, horse riding, and climbing. The property enjoys fabulous views towards Chatsworth House, the Estate and the Sheffield
Moors beyond. Local shops can be found at the nearby villages of Winster and Bonsall, with a wider range of facilities are available in the market towns of Matlock and Bakewell. The cities of Derby and Sheffield are also accessible. Nearby road links
provide access to the M1. Rail services are available at Matlock.
There are primary schools nearby in Winster and Bonsall, which is served by 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.


Description
Blakelow Farm is a delightful development which includes a farmhouse and associated buildings which have been converted into four holiday cottages. The property stands in gardens and
grounds of about 8 acres, including extensive gravelled driveway and parking area, well stocked and well maintained gardens, grazing land and a good stable block comprising 7 loose boxes, a
tack room and store. The property offers considerable character and versatility and
presents a number of options for a purchaser to tailor to their own requirements. Two of the cottages are attached to the house and
could be easily linked to create a larger main residence if required and subject to consent.


The Farmhouse
Believed to date from around 1820, Blakelow Farmhouse is an extremely well presented farmhouse to which the vendors have
carried out a full programme of works to create a beautiful family home fitted out to a high specification with considerable attention
to detail. Charming characteristics include attractive 'Chatsworth' cathedral style windows, oak latch doors, imposing fireplaces and
wood burning stoves. A glazed front porch with double doors leads to the main front door opening into a reception hallway. The sitting room is a lovely light room which has aspects to both the front and rear and has a wonderful carved wooden fire surround with a wood burning stove and a stone hearth. Across the hallway is the dining room which has an exposed stone fireplace and open fire, The breakfast kitchen is a wonderfully light room which has been fitted with a range of Shaker style units, surmounted by granite work surfaces and includes a useful centre island unit, incorporating Neff dishwasher and microwave, sink unit and electric socket points. Exposed stone and brick archways blend well with the contemporary units and incorporate two Neff ovens, a Neff
halogen hob and further work areas. There is a glazed door leading out to a delightful enclosed patio area, and double doors opening into a fully glazed conservatory with exposed stone walling. Off the kitchen is a generous linen cupboard and stairs leading down to a useful cellar which has flag stone flooring and stone thralls. On the first floor there are two good double bedrooms, one with mirrored doors opening to an en suite shower room. Both bedrooms have superb views towards Chesterfield Moor. The family bathroom has a free standing bath, separate shower cubicle and marble surfaces and floor and wall tiles. On the second floor there are two further double bedrooms and storage space on the landing. The farmhouse has its own enclosed terrace accessed from the
kitchen and through the conservatory. The terrace is perfect for outdoor dining and adjoins a lovely garden enclosed by stone walling and with a wonderful range of mature shrubs and trees.


Holiday Cottages
The holiday cottage are all beautifully presented and arranged around a very attractive courtyard. The Cottages were awarded BEST SELF-CATERING PROVIDER 2017 BY VISIT ENGLAND.
Each of the 5 star award winning and luxury cottages has its own delightful character ranging from contemporary to elegant. There are exposed beams and stone walls, grand stone fireplaces,
vaulted ceilings. Outside, there are delightful seating terraces nestled in glorious gardens and far reaching views across the Peak District National Park.
Christmas Cottage is a detached two storey stone cottage which has a spacious living/dining room with stone fireplace and wood burning stove, an open plan kitchen area with double doors
leading out to an east facing terrace, and a ground floor bathroom. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a shower room.
Cranberry Cottage is a two storey cottage comprising an open plan living/dining and kitchen area, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a private enclosed decking area with steps
and gate leading into the paddock.
Candle Cottage comprises a living/dining room, kitchen area, one double bedroom and a bathroom. There is a small enclosed rear courtyard. This cottage is attached to the farmhouse.
Chestnut Cottage is attached to the main house and comprises a living room, kitchen, double bedroom and shower room. There is an enclosed outdoor seating area. Adjoining Cranberry Cottage is a utility barn which has a sink unit and cupboards and plumbing for washing\drying facilities.
Adjoining Cranberry Cottage is a utility barn which has a sink unit and cupboards and plumbing for washing\drying facilities.


Stable block
There is a good stable block which comprises seven loose boxes, a tack room and store arranged around an enclosed courtyard.
Mains water and electricity is connected.


Grounds and gardens
The gardens and grounds to Blakelow Farm are extremely well maintained and presented. The property is approached via a wide
gravelled driveway flanked by well manicured lawns and a wonderful range of mature trees, shrubs and perenials. The farmhouse gardens are enclosed by dry stone walling and show a
delightful selection of formal and informal planting and with a lavender bed and a beautiful Cedar tree. The farmhouse, Cranberry Cottage, Candle Cottage and Christmas Cottage front onto an enclosed courtyard area and a five bar gate provides access from Bonsall Lane. There is a separate enclosed vegetable garden with a greenhouse, and an enclosed orchard area. A grassed pathway leads to the stable block. Grazing land to the rear of the property extends to
about 8 acres and includes mown pathways through the fields.


Services
The property is connected to mains water and electricity. Drainage is provided by two separate private systems. Heating is via an oil fired central heating system. None of the services,
appliances, heating installations, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested by the selling agents.


Fixtures and fittings
All fixtures and fittings such as carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments and statuary are excluded from the sale with some items available by separate negotiations.


Tenure
The property is to be sold freehold with vacant possession on completion.


Rights of Way, Easements and WayleavesThe property is sold subject to all rights of way, wayleaves and easements whether or not they are defined in this brochure.


Local Authority
Derbyshire Dales District Council.
Tel: 01629 761100.


Directions
From Ashbourne take the A515 north towards Buxton. After about 2 miles turn right on to the B5056 at the Bentley Brook Inn. Continue along with road for about 9 miles, passing by the
villages of Bradbourne, Ballidon and Longcliffe. Before reaching the village of Winster, turn right on to Bonsall Lane. After about two miles Blakelow Farm can be found on the right hand side.


Viewings
Strictly by appointment through selling agents Fisher German LLP.
Telephone: 01530 410840
Email: ashbyagency@fishergerman.co.uk.


Details prepared and photographs taken June 2018

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