Holmcress is set in a picturesque rural location within the hamlet of Hales Green which is about 4 miles south of the delightful market town of Ashbourne. Known as the gateway to the Peak
District National Park, Ashbourne offers a superb range of amenities with a wide range of shops, recreational facilities, restaurants, public houses and churches.
Hales Green is a short distance from the A515 Ashbourne to Lichfield road which provides good access to the A50 which leads west to Uttoxeter, Stoke on Trent and the M6, and east to Derby,
East Midlands Airport and the M1. The A50 links to the A38 offering a quick route to Birmingham. Railway services to London are available at Derby and Uttoxeter. The area provides numerous
opportunities for outdoor pursuits with walking, cycling, climbing and riding plus water sports at nearby Carsington Water.
There is a very good range of highly regarded schools within easy commuting distance including Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Ashbourne, Repton School, Abbots Bromley School, Foremarke
Hall Preparatory School, Denstone College, Derby Grammar, and Abbotsholme.
Holmcress is a stunning example of contemporary architecture working in harmony with practical design to produce a wonderful family home. The property is constructed to a very high standard
to ensure comfortable living in an efficient environment. The excellent specification includes ground source heating which powers the hot water and underfloor heating systems, a Lutron
intelligent lighting system, high definition TV points, extensive CAT 5+ network points, SONOS audio system with Cambridge speakers, fully equipped home cinema and numerous Wi-Fi
The house offers a carefully considered arrangement of open plan living spaces which are perfectly in tune with modern family living
whilst three sets of wide bi-fold doors allow a seamless transition from the interior to outdoor recreation space and the garden. These open plan areas are complemented by a separate sitting
room, study and cinema room. At the centre of the house, the dramatic reception hall has spectacular floating staircases rising through three levels of a captivating atrium. In addition to the luxurious master suite with ‘his and hers’ dressing rooms there are seven further bedrooms, three having private en suite facilities and four sharing two ‘Jack and Jill’ shower rooms. The house is of significant proportions, extending in all to almost
7,500 sq ft.
Externally, Holmcress is a very handsome house with rendered elevations highlighted with beautiful North Derbyshire sandstone including stone sills and mullions. The front elevation of the property has a distinctive triple-gable formation and an
impressive entrance portico in matching stone. The rear elevation is equally impressive having four gables, three sets of bi-fold doors at ground floor level and sliding glass at first floor level from
the master suite onto a beautifully designed semi-circular balcony with countryside views.
A broad front door, flanked by full height windows leads into the dramatic reception hall. The spectacular floating staircase has a skillfully sculpted solid balustrade with inset lighting and rises through three levels of the atrium connecting the hall with galleried landings at first and second floor levels. Radiating off the reception hall there is a study, cloakroom and a large sitting room
with open fireplace. The hall leads to a wonderfully flexible open plan living space which flows from the kitchen, through the family room and to the
dining room. These three interconnecting spaces all have bi-fold doors opening onto a seating terrace and the gardens.
Off the dining room is a cinema room with an inset Panasonic screen, projector and integrated surround sound speaker system.
The superbly designed, contemporary kitchen has bespoke German furniture and offers a comprehensive range of units, two islands and breakfast bar. There is a wide variety of top brand
appliances including integrated coffee machine, induction hob, three eye-level ovens and two concealed dishwashers. Off the kitchen is a utility with access to the gardens plus a shower room.
The gallery landings are a wonderful feature of Holmcress. The first floor landing has a glazed gable and is flooded with natural light. On this level, the landing provides access to four bedrooms.
The master bedroom suite is grandly proportioned opening onto a semi-circular balcony with lovely views over countryside. There are two generous dressing rooms and a superb en suite
shower room with glass micro tiles and a high quality contemporary suite. This includes a large walk in cubicle having three showering options including overhead rain shower, handheld
shower, and fitted body jets.
The adjacent double bedroom, currently used as a sitting room, has full height windows and there are two further bedroom suites at the versatile first floor level.
The second floor comprises of four large double bedrooms featuring pitched ceilings and some captivating window arrangements. The four bedrooms share two contemporary shower rooms with a ‘Jack and Jill’ arrangement. Off the second
floor landing is a capacious roof space storeroom.
Gardens and Outbuildings
Holmcress sits in beautifully designed landscaped gardens which provide a wonderful setting for the property. The house is approached through tall stone piers and electrically operated
entrance gates with intercom system. The gates open into a generous parking area with paved courtyard and areas of gravelled driveway radiating around the house.
On the west side of the house there is a wide expanse of lawn, formerly a pony paddock. To the east of the house is a large expanse of lawn interspersed with a variety of trees. This lawn
leads down to a stream which marks the boundary of the property. The main garden area is to the rear of the house where an extensive seating terrace features raised planting beds and a
central platform with hot tub/spa inset. There are lawned gardens beyond leading out to mature trees, shrubbery and a useful
West of the house there is a most attractive detached triple garage with electrically operated Hormann garage doors. This building matches the appearance of the house and has a multipurpose
first floor ready for a purchaser to fit out for their own use, possibly for home office, studio or games room subject to planning.
Approximate Gross Internal Area Garage = 149 sq. m / 1600 sq ft
House For SaleHolmcress, Hales Green, Yeaveley, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Guide price £1,675,000 Sold
An exceptional contemporary country house with lovely rural surroundings.
- Built to the highest specifications
- Stunning reception hall and atrium
- Extensive open plan reception rooms plus sitting room, study and home cinema room
- Superb contemporary open plan kitchen
- Exceptional master bedroom suite with balcony, two dressing rooms and luxury en suite shower room
- 7 further bedrooms, all with en suite facilities
- House extending to almost 7,500 sq ft
- Triple garage with multi-purpose room above, about 1,600 sq ft
- Landscaped gardens - about 1.1 acres