The small village of Bradley is about three miles east of the historic market town of Ashbourne and is located amongst winding lanes in captivating countryside. Bradley Hall is beautifully positioned just outside the village near All Saints Church which dates back to the 14th Century. Bradley is well located for easy access to the A52 which provides a quick link to Derby, about 13 miles to the east, and also to the A38 and M1.
To the west, Stoke on Trent and the M6 are about 24 miles away. Derby Railway Station provides a mainline service to London St Pancras in approximately one and a half hours. The southern tip of the Peak District National Park is less than 5 miles away and is a world class destination providing spectacular walks and a wide range of other sporting activities including cycling, fishing, sailing, and climbing. Derbyshire is renowned for being hugely diverse with a fascinating historical
and cultural heritage. This beautiful region is home to some of the country’s finest stately homes, enchanting market towns and picturesque villages. Local attractions include the beautiful valley of Dove Dale, Alton Towers, and Carsington Water. For schooling there is a local primary school in Bradley and a good choice of preparatory schools within a 15 mile radius. There are a number of independent secondary schools that are easily accessible - notably Denstone College, Repton School and Derby High School.
Dating from the mid 18th Century with early 19th Century additions, Bradley Hall is an elegant and spacious residence which was originally conceived as a stable block to a mansion house which was never constructed. The stables were subsequently converted into what is now the Hall itself. There have been recent extensions undertaken with great care and attention to blend with earlier architecture, creating a period house of great stature, ideal for 21st Century living on a grand scale. The current owners have invested in a significant scheme of improvements works which were completed in mid 2013.
The works carried out included the installation of a wood pellet fired biomass heating system for the full extent of residential accommodation. This system generates a significant income through receipt of Renewable Heat Incentive payments.
The combination of the RHI payments and the income potential from the four apartments ensure that Bradley Hall is a significant revenue generating property. Due to its extensive gardens and generous parking facilities it could also be used for smaller wedding parties and corporate events also offering the benefits of accessibility and proximity to the stunning Peak District National Park.
This superb house is Grade II Listed in recognition of its architectural and historic importance and presents fascinating architecture and is of bonded red brick construction with relief offered by sash fenestration with voussoirs and key stones which link to the carved stone eaves cornice. A gabled bay on the west elevation has an enchanting Venetian window with an Oculous window above. The south elevation has a particularly attractive projecting square bay with a Diocletian
first floor window. The Hall has been constructed under plain tile hipped roofs with gables in the west and east elevations. The west elevation of the property faces beautiful open Derbyshire countryside and the 14th Century All Saints Church, a classic rural English vista.
Works carried out recently include the laying of oak floors, extensive updating of plumbing and electrical systems and a reinstatement of the original Drawing Room. Externally, a range of maintenance and repair works have been carried out. As a consequence, Bradley Hall offers the charm of an historic home with reassurance provided by the significant investment in the recent scheme of works.
The Hall currently provides a grandly proportioned main house, gym or office space, and generous garaging. In addition to this are four independent apartments offering great flexibility to the overall accommodation. Two of the apartments have been let on longer term Assured Shorthold Tenancies and the other two have been used as high quality holiday lets, which have proved extremely popular. The apartments also offer scope to be reintegrated with the main accommodation or to provide selfcontained space for dependent relatives, guests or staff. There are superb mature gardens with an excellent balance between the formal and informal landscaped areas. In addition to this is paddock land and a lake, covering approximately 6.32 acres in all, with an adjoining fishing lodge set in a tranquil corner of the grounds.
Bradley Hall offers particularly versatile accommodation, ideal for family occupation and entertaining. This elegant Hall offers grandly proportioned rooms, exceptional joinery, and fine architectural details. There are wonderful views from many windows. From the west gardens, double doors open into a superb full height staircase hall with a particularly elegant staircase displaying fine scroll work and turned balusters. There is an attractive chimney piece with bolection moulding. Door cases with intricately moulded surrounds and open pediments lead to the dining and drawing rooms. The drawing room displays fine cornices with dentile moulding and a marble Georgian chimney piece. There are elegant door cases with open pediments above and a broad gently curved bay with intricately moulded window casings. The dining room has fine ceiling mouldings and an attractive chimney piece. A vaulted hallway with a Hopton Wood stone floor extends through the main house connecting the additional family rooms on the ground floor. This includes a generous kitchen/breakfast room, beautifully finished with granite work surface surmounting bespoke kitchen cupboards.
There is Lacanche gas range set within a chimney breast, and a walk in pantry.
Accessed off the kitchen, a passageway leads to a laundry room and the gardens. To the southern end of the hall is a study
with a wonderful bay window providing wide ranging views to the south east. Further ground floor accommodation at the northern end of the house includes a family room with view over the gardens, and a suite of rooms, currently used as a gym and a Pilates studio, displaying attractive features such as feature brick walls and exposed timber beams. Subject to consents, this area could be used as office space. A connecting door leads to a quadruple garage. The first floor offers generous accommodation divided by the main staircase. The South wing, offers a spacious master bedroom suite including a dressing room and en-suite shower room, with a further bedroom and bathroom. Both bedrooms offer stunning views over the paddock, lake and surrounding countryside. In the North wing, there are two generous guest suites plus an additional bedroom and bathroom offering space and privacy. This wing also includes a beautiful sitting room/library with a bay window providing plenty of natural light; this room could be used as an additional bedroom. Altogether, there are five spacious double bedrooms and five bathrooms (three en-suite) in this main part of the Hall.
The Bradley Hall Apartments
Yew Tree Nook
Yew Tree Nook is a fascinating apartment with open plan accommodation extending to about 1518 sq ft. Of particular
note are the vaulted ceilings, decorative supporting columns and exquisite interior design. In addition to the large open living room there are two ensuite bedrooms.
Lady Pond Retreat
A superb apartment with fantastic exposed ceiling beams, extending to about 1421 sq ft. Beyond an extensive living room
are three bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms.
Bradley Hall Mews
A two bedroom, three storey apartment extending to about 1033 sq ft. This offers quirky accommodation with retained
period features including dove holes.
A two bedroom flat extending to about 947 sq ft, with a fine view of the grounds
Heating system and renewable
heat incentive payments
The bio-mass boiler system was designed by Purple Energy and utilises boilers by Oekofen. A Renewable Heat Incentive scheme has been agreed to run until 2032 which is a tax-free, index linked incentive which will pay the owner per unit of heat generated. Further details are available from Fisher German.
Principally established to the east and west of the Hall, the gardens at Bradley Hall are a delight. Extending to approximately 3 acres, there are a number of wonderful features. Notably to the west of the house a pathway extends under a wrought iron archway with Laburnham elegantly trained over the ironwork and under-planted with Hostas. A number of lovely climbing plants have been trained up the walls of the Hall, of particular note a superb Wisteria clings elegantly to the west elevation. There are beautifully clipped mature Yew hedges and, to the east side of the Hall, there is a generous gravelled parking and turning area which is approached from the principal drive. Well maintained lawns extend away to the east.
A secondary drive leads to the integrated apartments. There are a number of exceptional mature trees, including copper beech, yew, pine, and maple. Established around a grass tennis court, dramatic swathes of azalea and rhododendron link to laurels, holly and up to a mature spinney with holly, cherry, rowan and further conifers that demarcate the eastern boundary of the property. Herbaceous perennial beds have been designed to allow for colour and interest throughout the year.
There is a small open timber pavilion to the north and a raised breeze house to the west, both overlooking the tennis lawn. A summer house is carefully positioned along with seating terraces, and a former period brick water tower makes an interesting feature.
Outbuildings and garaging
Four bay garage integral to the house, two further double garages, garden store and workshop, glass house/potting shed The fishing lodge, paddock and lake To the south of the house and on the far side of Yew Tree Lane there is a six acre paddock gently sloping down towards Lady Pond Lake which is approximately an acre of water with a small jetty. For recreation, there is a timber built fishing lodge with a tile roof which sits to the west of the lake. The Lodge also includes a stable, tack room, general store and tractor store. With the position overlooking the lake and a surprising floor there may be scope for this building to provide a further income stream.
House For SaleBradley Hall, Bradley Hall, Yew Tree Lane, Bradley, Ashbourne
Guide price £1,995,000 Sold
Bradley Hall has undergone a significant scheme of improvements and offers considerable income potential with four integrated apartments, outbuildings and land.
- An elegant and spacious Grade II Listed residence, splendid architecture and fine period features
- 4/5 reception rooms, beautiful staircase hall
- Exceptional kitchen/breakfast room
- Extensive gym/potential office space
- 5-6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, wine cellars
- Four integrated apartments: Bradley Hall Mews, Garden View, Lady Pond Retreat, Yew Tree Nook
- Offering 9 additional bedrooms and 4 reception rooms
- Total residential accommodation extending to about 18,041 sq ft
- Extensive outbuildings and garaging, fishing lodge and lake
- Delightful gardens and paddock land extending to about 9.3 acres (3.8ha)