The Close is situated in Church Square, close to the historic Melbourne Hall and Melbourne Pool, the focal point of this sought-after Georgian market town. Melbourne was recorded in the Domesday Book and saw considerable expansion during Georgian times. The town has a good range of independent shops, restaurants, pubs and a supermarket, along with a library, leisure centre, and recreation ground.
Communication links are very good, with rapid access to the M1 and M42, and East Midlands Airport is about 5 miles away. East Midlands Parkway railway station is a short drive away near Kegworth, with direct trains to London St Pancras. There is a good selection of state and private schooling in the area.
The Close is a handsome residence of red brick construction with painted stone dressings. The property is believed to date from the early eighteenth century, with additions and alterations being carried out in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Close has some fascinating architectural features both internally and externally, including sash windows, some with window shutters, beamed ceilings, some fabulous fireplaces and decorative external brickwork. The property is Grade II Listed for its special architectural and historic interest.
A central front door with an attractive gothic traceried overlight opens into the entrance hall which has a parquet floor and a fine oak staircase with twisted balusters rising to the first floor. Doors lead off to two reception rooms. A delightful formal sitting room has timber flooring and a lovely deep bay window with a window seat overlooking Church Square. A cast iron fireplace with coloured tile inlay and hearth and oak surround provides a focal point to the room. The second reception room has a sash window to the front, complete with shutters, an open brick fireplace and French doors to the rear garden. The cellar is accessed off the hallway.
A further door leads from the entrance hall into the breakfast room, most likely to have been the original kitchen to the house and which still houses a bread oven, and an open fireplace with an attractive grate and granite hearth, all set within exposed brick walling. The flooring is quarry tiled and a pine cupboard with work surface provides useful storage. A door leads through to a WC. The kitchen has a good range of pine floor and wall mounted units. an electric oven and gas hob, a heavily beamed ceiling, rustic brick floor, and a door leading out to a generous rear yard area.
The stairs rise to the first floor and a spacious landing area with sash windows overlooking Church Square. The master bedroom has an en suite shower room and an adjacent room which could be utilised as a nursery or a dressing room if required. There are two further double bedrooms, both with storage cupboards and a fireplace. A family bathroom completes the first floor. There are three further bedrooms on the second floor, two offering walk-in storage areas, and a shower room.
At the front of the property there is a small area enclosed by low stone walling. There is a private, generous rear garden, which has a paved patio area, steps and a gravelled pathway leading up to a lawned area. Beyond the lawn, steps lead up to a vegetable garden. The garden is enclosed by an attractive brick wall, which has an archway and gate leading through to a brick paved courtyard outside the kitchen. A gate provides access to an area with a courtyard which provides parking. The freehold of the parking area for The Close will be conveyed with the property along with the necessary rights of access across the courtyard.
House For SaleThe Close, Church Square, Melbourne, Derby, Derbyshire
Guide price £695,000 Sale Agreed
A most attractive Georgian Grade II Listed house with some marvellous period features, within a desirable position in this sought-after market town.
- Entrance hall with parquet floor and a fine oak staircase
- Formal sitting room with timber flooring and deep bay window overlooking Church Square
- 2nd reception room and a breakfast room with open fireplace
- Kitchen with pine units and beamed ceiling
- Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite shower room
- 2 further first floor bedrooms and a family bathroom
- 3 second floor bedrooms and a shower room
- Enclosed rear garden and courtyard area
- Off road parking
- Set within the Melbourne Conservation Area