Calke Lodge occupies a spectacular waterside position overlooking Staunton Harold Reservoir and the surrounding countryside. The area is within the National Forest with good access to both the sought-after village of Ticknall and the charming Georgian market town of Melbourne, a popular small town with a great range of amenities including shops, restaurants and public houses, along with a library, leisure centre and sports
ground. The area provides great opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. The Melbourne Sports Park offers excellent outdoor sporting facilities and there is also sailing on the reservoir.
Places of interest locally include Calke Abbey, Melbourne Hall, Conkers and Twycross Zoo. There are excellent communication links and good access to the M1, A50 and M42. East Midlands Airport is
only a few miles away, Birmingham Airport is within easy reach and East Midlands Parkway railway station is a short drive away with direct trains to London St Pancras. Derby also provides a train service to London as well as direct to the north east and south west. Calke Lodge is well located for access to a number of major conurbations including Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham. There is a good selection of schools in the area including Repton School, Foremarke Hall, Grace Dieu Manor School, and High schools and Grammar schools in Derby, Nottingham and Loughborough.
Formally a lodge to Calke Abbey, Calke lodge is believed to have been built for the chauffeur of the Harper Crewe family and has been sympathetically extended and enhanced over the years to create a spacious family home, with extensive garaging and outbuildings. Calke Lodge sits in a rural position at the southern end of Broadstone Lane overlooking the southern portion of Staunton Harold Reservoir. Access to footpaths leading through Calke Abbey and across the area is superb, including access via the Ivanhoe Way and National Forest Way trails. Many of Calke Lodge's rooms have great views to the north, east and south over the Reservoir as well as over adjoining farmland.
Approaching the front of the house, the principle entrance is through a large timber framed glazed entrance porch and leads to the front door of this unique property. This provides access to a large inner hallway-cum-snug, featuring exposed beams and brick fireplace with Clearview wood burning stove. Steps with a contemporary glass balustrade lead down to a reception room, with adjacent boot room and external door and WC. The reception room benefits from having windows to three sides, taking in views of the reservoir, exposed ceiling timbers, and a curved feature brick wall. The scale and proportions of the room (approx 7.87m x 6.36m (max)) offer flexible and multi use. Currently upon entering the room there is a desk and work area, a large central fireplace and generous seating area beyond.
The second reception room is of comparable size to the first, extending to an impressive 9.22m x 5.81m (max) and features exposed ceiling beams, a large stone inglenook fireplace and benefits from another wood burning stove with back boiler, which also serves to heat water. Solid oak flooring runs throughout this room to the large semi circular bay window, which has a bespoke `Italian’ mosaic tiled compass flooring feature and great views to the east. The breakfast kitchen has natural stone tiling and a range of limed effect units complimented by Corian worktops. A central island provides extra storage, a butchers block work area and breakfast bar. There is a fitted seating area with views over the driveway and large glazed sliding patio doors leading to a flagged patio/terrace, perfect for a morning coffee, BBQ or alfresco dining overlooking the reservoir. A large fully equipped laundry/utility room sits alongside the kitchen. This room houses the gas boiler and full height cupboards provide useful storage.
Stairs lead from the reception hall to the first floor. On the southern side of the house is a spacious master bedroom of approximately 5.97m x 3.92m with a walk in wardrobe and a door leading onto a balcony to make the most of the outlook. There is also an en suite shower room and storage cupboard. The second bedroom also has a balcony and adjoining this is the family bathroom which includes a bath and a steam shower. Bedroom four has been used as a single bedroom and as a dressing room. Bedroom three is well proportioned with an en suite bathroom and wardrobe.
Gardens and grounds
Calke Lodge is approached from the west via a right of way over the broad tree lined drive which leads to the front of the property and a generous parking area in the front of the garages. There is
an open fronted four bay garage building of part stone construction with a tile roof and features including cast supporting columns. This building extends to circa 780 sq ft (gross internal area) and offers potential to create additional accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. There is a detached double garage, with electric up and over door and an electricity connection. Adjacent to this building is another area of hard standing, leading to a gate through which there is a small grassed field/garden overlooking the lake.
The principle gardens are mainly laid to the south of the house and have open views over farmland and Staunton Harold reservoir. Patio seating areas are ideally positioned for entertaining and to make the best of the views. The gardens include a mixture of mature trees and boundary walls and hedges.
House For SaleCalke Lodge, Broadstone Lane, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire
Guide price £1,100,000
A spacious four bedroom house with outbuildings in a stunning setting overlooking Staunton Harold Reservoir.
- Two generously proportioned reception rooms and a reception hall
- Breakfast kitchen, utility room, boot room and WC
- Master bedroom with en suite
- Three further bedrooms, one en suite
- Family bathroom
- Gardens laid mainly to lawn
- Two substantial garage buildings