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Brookdale House, Brackendale Lane, Bradbourne, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Guide price £1,300,000 Sold

A very handsome house with outbuildings and land set within a delightful, picturesque location in rural Derbyshire

  • A three storey house offering well presented accommodation finished to a high standard
  • Reception hall, 2 reception rooms, breakfast kitchen, pantry, cloakroom and utility room
  • 6 bedrooms including an impressive master suite with dressing room and high specification en suite
  • 4 bathrooms
  • A traditional two storey building with pool room
  • A stone double garage with store room, timber stable range
  • Gardens, pond, stream and grazing land extending in all to approximately 11.3 acres
  • Grade II Listed

Brookdale House is located to the east of the delightful village of Bradbourne. Situated in a wonderful rural position, the house benefits from views over delightful Derbyshire countryside. 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 and Birmingham. The Peak District National Park is world famous for its beauty and as a centre for outdoor recreation and pursuits. Carsington Water is approximately two miles away and offers sailing and fishing. Although set in unspoilt countryside, Brookdale House is served by a local bus route and is convenient for access to Wirksworth, Matlock and Ashbourne, with Derby and Nottingham being commutable. The neighbouring village of Brassington offers two pubs, a sports field with tennis court, and a primary school. Bradbourne is about seven miles from the railway station at Cromford to give access to London by rail in just over two hours, as well as other major centres. 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, St Anselms and Repton School.

Brookdale House is a three-storey house offering very well presented accommodation finished to a high standard which extends to about 3,272 sq ft (gross internal area). It dates from the 18th Century and is constructed of coursed limestone rubble with projecting gritstone dressings and quoins, with moulded eaves cornicing. The house sits within formal gardens, with a gravel driveway and an adjoining range of stone buildings, grazing land with a stable range, and a fishing pond. Havenhill Dale Brook also flows through the land, completing the delightful setting.

A stone path flanked with box hedging leads to the front door and into the reception hall, which has a stone tiled floor and staircase rising to the first and second floors. A door to the left leads into the sitting room with a state of the art remote controlled Piazzetta fireplace and stripped timber floor. Also accessed off the hall is the dining room with impressive stone fireplace with display cupboards on either side and a door connecting it to the kitchen. Both reception rooms have sash windows overlooking the front garden with delightful window seats and shutters. The kitchen itself has been fitted out to a high standard with a rustic riven slate floor, Aga range with heavy stone lintel, a built-in oak larder unit incorporating a fridge, freezer and coffee machine and a central island with wine rack and breakfast bar. A stable door provides access to the side driveway, and a second staircase with storage underneath leads to the first floor. The inner hall provides access to a well fitted utility room, guest cloakroom and a large pantry/store. The first floor landing has a delightful sash window with shutters and seat overlooking the gardens. The accommodation includes an impressive master suite with a well-proportioned bedroom, and steps down to a high specification en suite fitted with a freestanding copper bath, separate shower, twin copper wash hand basins, and WC. There are two further well-appointed bedrooms, a shower room and a useful dressing room. The principal second floor accommodation includes two bedrooms served by en suite shower rooms with WCs. The sixth bedroom/study is accessed via a separate staircase off the kitchen.

The front gardens are fully enclosed by attractive stone walling and a wrought iron gate off the road opens onto a central stone path which leads directly to the house. The garden is predominantly lawned, edged with herbaceous borders and a number of mature trees. Box hedging flanks the path and a splendid Wisteria plant adorns the western edge of the front elevation. Double gates at the front of the property provide vehicular access to a wide gravelled car standing area and detached double garage. There are further lawned gardens to the side and rear of the house, with an enclosed courtyard, ideal for outdoor dining, and a separate vegetable garden with stone raised beds and a greenhouse.

Buildings and land
Brookdale House is served by an excellent range of outbuildings including a detached double garage with adjoining gardener's store, which has a sink and power. A separate detached two storey range comprises a useful office/workshop and store with a large games room above which is accessed via stone granary steps at the side. A part glazed rear extension houses a resistance swimming pool served by a changing room with shower cubicle and a separate WC. This building could be suitable for conversion to a variety of uses, such as home office or ancillary accommodation, if required, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. To the west of the house there is a timber stable range comprising three loose boxes and a tack room, with a gated yard area benefitting from separate vehicular access from the road. In all, the property extends to about 11.3 acres, including about 10.6 acres of grazing land, plus a delightful pond and a portion of
Havenhill Dale Brook.

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