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Northstone House, Butts Road, Ashover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Offers Over £825,000 Sale Agreed


An extensive house with stone faced elevations, which requires modernisation and offers very exciting potential, all set within a large plot of 0.86 acres.



Situation
Northstone House sits in an elevated position off Butts Road on the edge of the sought-after village of Ashover. The village offers a good range of amenities including shops, a post office, public houses and a primary school. Matlock lies within 5 miles and boasts numerous high street chains, together with independent traders and supermarkets. More extensive facilities are available in Chesterfield, 7 miles to the north. The cities of Derby and Nottingham are to the south and south east respectively. Transport links are readily available, with bus services from Ashover and mainline trains services from Matlock, Chesterfield and Derby. London St Pancras is less than 2 hours by rail from Chesterfield. Good road communications lead to the A38 and M1 Junction 28, and East Midlands Airport is within 30 miles.


This is a thriving and picturesque location on the edge of the Peak District National Park, providing stunning scenery and beautiful attractions to include estates such as Chatsworth and Haddon. An active community can be found in Ashover, with numerous clubs/groups. and a plethora of excellent schooling available further afield with St. Anselm's, Denstone and Repton all lying within reach. Highfields School and Lady Manners are also in Matlock and Bakewell respectively.


Description
Northstone House was originally constructed during the 1980's and offers extensive and versatile accommodation which is now at an ideal stage to carry out a scheme of light touch modernisation or remodelling. The property also benefits from planning permission, which includes new gables in order to make the most of the property's superb position on the edge of the sought-after village of Ashover.


The main garden area to Northstone House is south facing and stands within very spacious grounds of about 0.86 acres with a level lawn, mature trees and stone terrace. Due to the grounds sitting higher than Butts Road and with the mature planting on the boundaries, the property and grounds enjoy excellent privacy within the village setting. A tarmac driveway sweeps up to a turning circle at the front of the house with parking available for a number of vehicles.


Accommodation
The front door leads into a spacious reception hall with doors leading off to the reception rooms. The sitting room extends to 22'1" x 16'3" with an open fireplace and two pairs of sliding doors providing access to the stone flagged, south-facing terrace. The adjoining snug has a timber beam and brick fire surround with gas fire, and a further set of sliding doors leading to the terrace. The dining room can be viewed from the hall through three caste stone openings. The kitchen has a range of fitted units and connects to the breakfast room which has a stone fireplace, a sliding door, a full height glazed panel with external door leading to the terrace. Adjoining the kitchen is the utility room, and also a large boot room/second utility room, plus a shower room with WC.


At the opposite end of the ground floor are three bedrooms. The en suite bath/shower room which served the larger of these rooms has been stripped out, as has the adjoining family bathroom. These are presented ready for an incoming purchaser to carry out further works and install replacement bathrooms to meet their own requirements.


Stairs rise from the reception hall to a broad landing area and to two bedrooms and a linen store/box room. A further door provides access into the very substantial loft of circa 1,153 sq ft GIA (measured approximately at proposed floor level).


Planning approval has been granted to convert and further extend this space into habitable accommodation.


Planning Permission
Permission was granted under application 19/00592/FLH on 7th August 2019 which will allow significant alterations within Northstone House, and to the external appearance. Points of particular note include:


• Creation of a significant open plan living-dining kitchen of 35'2" x 21' 5" with two pairs of French doors, double height roof light and adjoining utility room and shower room with WC.
• Retention of three reception rooms
• Conversion of the loft space and alteration of the existing first floor accommodation in order to create three impressive bedrooms (one being 21' 9" x 15' 8"), all en suite, two with dressing rooms, and a fourth bedroom plus family bathroom.
• Three ground floor guest bedrooms, or alternatively these could be used to also provide space for a study and a gym, and still retain an en suite guest room.
• Extension to add an enclosed entrance porch.
• Retention of the attached double garage


These changes would increase the living accommodation to about 4,800 sq ft GIA which would create a very spacious house within a great plot. Alternatively, modernisation of the existing accommodation would also create a superb property.


Please see proposed layout on the floorplans within these particulars.


Gardens and grounds
This property is approached via a tarmac drive which leads to a parking area with turning circle, off which is accessed the double garage. The remainder of the grounds are mainly laid to lawn and have mature trees and shrubs. A patio area with balustrade adjoins the rear elevation of the house, and there is a raised seating area with balustrade at the northern end of the garden with good views to the west.


Restriction
A covenant from a previous sale of the property restricts the use of the site to a single dwelling with restrictions on the type of ancillary buildings which can be constructed. Covenants also prevent a trade or business being carried out at the property.


Overage Clause
The property is sold subject to an overage clause whereby 25% of any uplift in value upon implementation or sale following the grant of planning permission and successive grants of planning permission for any additional dwellings will be payable to the vendor. The clause is to run for a period of 25 years.


Modernisation/Re-modelling works
Please note that the property is sold as currently presented, ready for modernisation. Arranging the modernisation works, and any remodelling works, and the costs of all of those works will be the responsibility of the purchaser.

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