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Starr Cottage Farm, Gorses, Shottle, Belper, Derbyshire

Offers in Excess of £795,000 Sale Agreed

A detached rural property with outbuildings and land, taking in fabulous far reaching views over the Derbyshire countryside

  • Entrance hall
  • Breakfast kitchen, utility room
  • Two reception rooms
  • Conservatory
  • 4 bedrooms, bathroom
  • Gardens
  • Energy efficient solar panels and wind turbine
  • A range of modern outbuildings
  • Land extending to about 9.2 acres
  • Fabulous far reaching views

Starr Cottage is situated at the end of a long private driveway in a fabulous position with exceptional, far reaching views on the outskirts of the village of Shottle. There is a church in Shottle
and a wide range of amenities can be found in the popular market town of Belper, about 3 miles to the south. Matlock and Wirksworth are also within reach. Derby city centre is about 11
miles away. There is a good selection of local village schooling in the area. Private schooling is available at St Anselms in Bakewell, Derby
Grammar School, Ockbrook School and Denstone College.

The A38 and M1 are 6 miles and 12 miles distant respectively, yet the Peak District National Park is only about 7 miles to the west and provides a wide range of opportunities for activities including walking, cycling, climbing and horse riding. Sailing is available at Carsington Water. Other attractions within the area include the Crich Tramway Museum, Gulliver's Kingdom, Heights of Abraham and a number of well-known Derbyshire country houses such as Chatsworth House, Tissington Hall, Kedleston Hall and Haddon Hall. A mainline train service to London is
available from Derby.

Starr Cottage is a detached rural property which occupies an elevated position providing stunning views. The cottage, which is in need of some modernisation, extends to about 2,179 sq ft,
and has the potential for further development if required, and subject to the necessary consents. Complementing the house is a good range of outbuildings, ideal for a variety of uses. The land
extends to about 9.2 acres in all.

The front door opens into an entrance hall, which has oak parquet flooring, a staircase leading to the first floor and doors leading to all principal rooms. The parquet flooring continues through to the sitting room, which is of a generous size and has a stone fireplace with open fire, two large windows providing fabulous views and a conservatory leading off. The snug has a
stone fire with wood burning stove, quarry tiled flooring and a door providing access to the sitting room. The breakfast kitchen is of a traditional farmhouse style, having a range of bespoke
hand made oak cupboards and an oil fired Aga range. A large window overlooks the front gardens and beyond. Adjoining the kitchen is a utility room with a sink, a WC off and a door leading out to the rear.

A staircase rises to the first floor landing, which has a wooden floor and two built-in units with glass fronted display shelving and cupboards below. The master bedroom has built-in
cupboards and wardrobe and a dressing room/nursery off, which could be converted to an en suite if required and subject to the necessary consents. There are three further generous
bedrooms, one having a fireplace (currently not in use) and a family bathroom.

A long private driveway off Gorses leads up to Starr Cottage, where there is space for parking and continues to a range of outbuildings and a stable block. Beyond these buildings is a
market garden area with concrete block raised beds. The generous gardens lie at the front of the property, running alongside the driveway and are mainly lawned, with a selection of mature trees. The gardens are bordered by stone walling on
either side. There are a couple of delightful, paved seating areas, ideally positioned to take in the outstanding views.

In the rear yard stands a stone outbuilding, which has three separate stores and loft space above. One of the stores houses the meters for two solar arrays and a domestic wind turbine (please contact Fisher German for further details). This building offers the potential for conversion to additional accommodation, ancillary to the house and subject to the necessary consents.

The driveway continues to a number of outbuildings in various states of repair, including two large dilapidated greenhouses, two barns constructed of breeze block with corrugated roofing, a wooden stable block (Harlow Bros), a large corrugated hay barn and concrete cow shed. We understand that there is water
and electricity to all the outbuildings.

Two fields adjoin the property. One to the south extending to about 2.98 acres, and a 3.52 acre field to the north.

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