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Ivy House Farm, 69, Duck Street, Egginton, Derby

Guide price £875,000 Sold

A charming and characterful, five bedroom, three-storey residence with stunning gardens.

  • Reception hallway with cloak room and guest WC
  • 3 reception rooms, garden room and conservatory
  • Kitchen with breakfast room off and utility room
  • Large games room
  • 5 bedrooms, two with en suites
  • Family shower room
  • Triple garage with room above, potting shed/workshop
  • Splendid gardens with pond and 2 greenhouses
  • Enclosed driveway with ample parking space
  • Delightful village location

Egginton is a well located, semi-rural village which has a primary school, village hall, St Wilfrid’s church, a playing field and allotments. Local facilities can be found approximately 3 miles away in the nearby village of Etwall, including shops, leisure centre and library, whilst a wider range of amenities are available in Burton upon Trent and Derby. The area is extremely well served by major roads including the A50 and the A38, which provide good access to the Midlands’ road network and major Midlands’ cities of Derby, Stoke on Trent, Birmingham, Nottingham and the M1 and M6 motorways. East Midlands and Birmingham Airports are both within striking distance and direct rail services to London are available from Derby and Lichfield.

There is a good selection of schools in the area, including a primary school within the village. In Etwall there is the reputable John Port School and independent schools include Repton and Repton Prep, Denstone College and Denstone College Prep, Abbotsholme School, Derby High School and Derby Grammar School. 

Places of interest in the locality include Tutbury Castle, Calke Abbey, Ashby Castle and Kedleston Hall.

Ivy House Farm is a fabulous village property, the oldest part of which is believed to date back to the 1600’s. The house is full of character, and has some wonderful exposed wall and roof timbers in many of the rooms. It is a beautifully light house, with the sun coming in through the east and south elevations. The house connects wonderfully with the gardens with doors in many of the ground floor rooms leading out to them.

The property is as impressive on the outside as it is on the inside; brick outbuildings provide garaging for three vehicles and a potting shed, with the potential to convert the spacious room above to additional living accommodation or home office area if required (subject to obtaining the necessary consents). Mature, fully stocked gardens wrap around all four sides of the house, adding to its charm.

The front door opens into an enclosed porch with a window out to the front and a further door into a lovely wide reception hallway with wooden flooring and doors leading off to the majority of the ground floor rooms. A staircase rises to the first floor. The kitchen is of a generous size and has a good range of limed oak wall and base cupboards, supplemented by a useful central island unit which provides further storage space. There is a large electric oven with a gas hob and an additional single oven. A breakfast area overlooking the gardens adjoins the kitchen. A door leads through to the spacious utility room. Off the breakfast room is a delightful conservatory which has a door out to the gardens and double doors leading through to a dual aspect sitting room with a fireplace and coal effect gas fire.

The hallway continues round to a light garden room which has three sets of French doors opening on to the gardens and a sheltered south-facing patio area. Double doors lead through to a large games room which measures 27’ x 17’1” and has a full height ceiling with exposed timbers, a large full height window to the south elevation and double doors out to the sheltered patio area. This room could offer the potential for conversion to a separate annexe, subject to the necessary consents.

Both the dining room to the front elevation and the formal sitting room are full of character and have some superb exposed wall and ceiling timbers with original markings. The sitting room has a lovely brick inglenook fireplace with a multi-fuel burner and a delightful seat. A door leads into the dining room which also has a brick inglenook fireplace with an open fire, and wood panelling to one wall. Double doors bring us back to the front entrance hall. A spacious downstairs WC completes the ground floor.

Stairs rise to the first floor landing, which has a useful walk-in airing cupboard and a double storage cupboard with hanging rail. The generous master bedroom has a range of fitted furniture, incorporating wardrobes, dressing table and a drawer unit. Steps lead up to an en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle. There are three further double bedrooms, one of which is used by the vendors as a study, and a family shower room.

Stairs continue to the second floor which comprises a spacious double bedroom, having exposed roof timbers, Velux windows and book shelves to one wall. There is access to a large storage space within the loft. This room is complemented by an en suite bathroom.
It is worth noting that the whole roof of the house, with the exception of the games room, was replaced in circa 2017.

Ivy House Farm is approached through double gates on to a gravelled driveway which has ample parking space for several vehicles and leads to a brick triple garage block, having three separate doors, two of which are remote controlled, and having room above, divided into three sections. This could offer scope to be converted to use such as ancillary accommodation and home office space if required, and subject to acquiring the necessary consents. A useful workshop/potting shed with double timber doors adjoins the garage block. Water and power are connected.

The front gardens have a lawn and flowering borders and a small apple tree. A gate at the side leads through to the rear. The well-established rear gardens are predominantly south-facing and are a delight, with a charming pond providing a wonderful feature. There is a good selection of flower beds, mature shrubs, and trees, including fruit trees such as apple, plum and greengages, a colourful rose garden and soft fruit and vegetable gardens. There are two greenhouses, a smaller one which has a wonderful mature vine and a larger one with lighting and power. A pathway runs around the house, incorporating a sheltered courtyard area on the south elevation. The gardens are enclosed by brick walling, providing a high degree of privacy and offer several ideal seating areas from which to enjoy the surroundings.

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