Quarry View is a superb country house occupying a very private, yet commanding position between the villages of Farnah Green and Hazelwood and having stunning views towards Belper and over the beautiful surrounding mid Derbyshire countryside. Beacon Lodge is situated at the bottom of the driveway to Quarry View and also has fabulous views to the front. There is a public house in Farnah Green, however the historic mill town of Belper is about 2 miles to the east and provides an extensive range of facilities. The city of Derby is about 8 miles to the south.
The area provides plenty of recreational opportunities, including many walking trails, cycling, horse riding, climbing, along with sailing at Carsington Water to the north and golfing at Duffield, Allestree and Horsley Lodge. Ashbourne is about 11 miles to the west, being the ‘Gateway to the Peak District National Park’ and provides some stunning and beautiful scenery including Dovedale and Mam Tor.
The property is within the catchment area for the very well regarded Ecclesbourne School and there are a number of highly rated primary schools nearby. Independent schools in the area include Repton Prep, Repton School, Derby High School and Derby Grammar School.
Communication links are very good; there is a train service from Duffield to Derby and from Derby to London St Pancras of approximately 95 minutes. The A6 through Belper provides good access to Derby city, with convenient access to major trunk roads including the A38, A52 and A50 servicing M1, M42 and M6. East Midlands International Airport is about 22 miles away.
Quarry View comprises a superb country house in an elevated position with a single storey lodge cottage, accessed via a long sweeping driveway and flanked by stone walling and mature trees off Farnah Green Road. The property is supported by a range of outbuildings and about 9.11 acres of grazing land. In all the property sits in about 11.84 acres with breath-taking views.
Quarry View is an attractive stone built house with a tiled roof and leaded windows, offering superb accommodation of over 5770 sq ft. An enclosed entrance porch leads through to the main reception hallway which has doors leading to three reception rooms and a cloakroom. The reception rooms are all of good proportions; the main sitting room measures 33’6” x 28’8” and has a stone fireplace to one wall and a wide leaded bay window with window seat overlooking the gardens and the stunning countryside surrounding. A door leads through to a secondary staircase to the first floor master suite.
The dining room has wooden flooring and panelling to one wall, incorporating a brick fireplace with wooden surround and fully glazed double doors leading through to a garden room which has fabulous views. The family room also has double doors through to the garden room and a leaded bay window with window seat and views towards the side gardens and the driveway. A breakfast room leads through to the kitchen, which has a range of traditional, light oak units and a useful walk-in pantry. Off the kitchen there is a rear hall leading to a utility room and a store room and a door leading though to an integral double garage. A back hallway has a third staircase leading to the first floor.
An oak staircase from the reception hall rises to the first floor. A large spacious landing has doors off to two bedrooms with windows looking out on the views to the north, three further double bedrooms on the western elevation (one of which is currently utilised as a study), two bathrooms and a WC.
The master suite is accessed via a separate staircase rising from the rear of the sitting room. The bedroom has a range of built-in furniture, including a charming window seat. The en suite has a bath and a separate shower cubicle. There is also access to the master suite from the neighbouring bedroom, providing the potential for the bedroom to be converted to a dressing room if required.
Adjoining the house is a double garage with a store area and door through to the boiler room. Steps from the boiler room lead to the cellar.
The long driveway from Farnah Green Road leads to an extensive driveway with space for several vehicles. Steps lead up to a wide, south-facing lawn area and orchard, along with a delightful wooded area with a range of mature trees including Beech, Pine, Silver Birch, as well as number of Rhododendrons, and in other areas Cherry trees, Acer, a Monkey Puzzle tree. The lawn wraps round to stunning landscaped formal gardens to the north, which have been extremely well maintained and are gently terraced with stone paths and steps, a pond and extensive lawns. These gardens have a rich variety of flora, creating an abundance of colour whatever the season. The elevated position of Quarry View provides the most breath-taking views and is arguably one of the finest viewpoints in the area.
Beacon Lodge is a detached stone bungalow with fabulous views. The accommodation comprises an entrance hallway leading through to a living room with a fireplace and a square walk-in leaded bay window, a kitchen with a range of white hi-gloss units incorporating a built-in electric oven, hob and extractor fan and a glazed door leading through to a conservatory.
There are two bedrooms, one having a square leaded bay window to the front elevation and the other being dual aspect to the side and rear. A bathroom completes the accommodation. Outside, at the front of the property there is parking space for several vehicles and there is a small rear garden.
Quarry View is supported by an excellent range of buildings accessed by a spur leading off the driveway. These buildings provide scope for a variety of uses ranging from general storage, stabling, garaging, office or further residential accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents. The buildings are of mixed construction and are arranged around surfaced yard areas with have water and power connected to some. They have a fascinating setting within an old quarry fringed by woodland and showing exposed rock faces providing a dramatic backdrop. This ensures that the buildings are not visible from Quarry View so protecting its privacy.
Grazing land extending to about 9.11 acres is also included.
Additional adjoining grazing land (shown edged blue on the site plan) extending to about 9.61 acres may be available by separate negotiation.
House For SaleQuarry View, Farnah Green, Belper, Derbyshire
Guide price £1,895,000 Sale Agreed
A superb country house and lodge cottage with stunning views, a range of buildings and land. About 11.84 acres in all, with further land available by separate negotiation.
- 3 generous reception rooms and garden room
- Traditional family kitchen with walk-in pantry
- Utility room and WC
- 5 bedrooms and study/6th bedroom
- 3 bathrooms
- Double garage
- Range of well maintained outbuildings
- Stunning landscaped gardens
- Two bedroom lodge
- Circa 9.11 acres of grazing land. About 11.84 acres in all, with an additional land, up to 9.61 acres, available by separate negotiation