House For Sale

Ivy Cottage, Ivy Cottage, Biggin, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Guide price £975,000 Sale Agreed

An extensive house originally built in the 1800s, which has recently undergone a large-scale extension & renovation project creating a wonderfully spacious family home.

  • Formal sitting room with multi fuel burner
  • Study/playroom
  • A superb living-dining kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Master bedroom suite with dressing room & shower room
  • 4 further double bedrooms & family bathroom
  • A large garden, about 0.5 acres in all
  • Extensive driveway
  • Double garage with bedroom & shower room above
  • A wonderful rural position

Ivy Cottage sits on the outskirts of the pretty village of Biggin, on a quiet rural lane, with far reaching views and adjoining open countryside. The villages of Hulland and Hulland Ward are a stone’s throw away. Hulland Ward offers an assortment of services with a far wider range available in Ashbourne which is about five and a half miles away, Belper about 7 miles, and Derby 11 miles. Carsington Water is just a few miles away, providing plenty of opportunity for country pursuits such as hiking, fishing, bike riding, and water sports. The Peak District National Park is easily accessible and also offers a huge range of leisure opportunities.

The area benefits from good road links providing access to the M1 and M6 motorways. Rail services are available at Matlock, Derby and Uttoxeter. There are a number of highly regarded schools in the area including Abbotsholme, Denstone College, Repton School and Repton Prep. There is also a primary school in nearby Kirk Ireton and Hulland Ward.

Ivy Cottage is a most impressive house which has been extensively improved and enlarged to a high standard by the current owners, resulting in a very spacious, modern family home. The property is approached via automated Iroko wooden gates set within a stone wall, leading to an expansive driveway with ample parking for several cars, and is set within a generous plot of approximately half an acre. The house offers extensive accommodation extending to approximately 2,615 sq ft (gross internal area - GIA), plus a double garage with a bedroom suite above which is ideal for housing guests, or relatives but would also make a fantastic office space.

The Accommodation

Ground Floor
The dual aspect porch features a Victorian style tiled floor and provides ample storage space for coats and shoes. Porcelain floor tiles lead through to the entrance hallway and there is underfloor heating to the whole of the ground floor. The hallway includes high skirting boards and a dog-leg staircase with hardwood balustrade and handrail. There are hardwood doors throughout the property. Accessed from the hallway is the spacious guest WC, utility room & kitchen. The cosy dual aspect sitting room is carpeted and boasts a multi fuel burner with stone hearth and French doors to the patio, leading through into the playroom which would also make a fabulous office space. The utility room has under counter space for a washing machine and tumble dryer and a window overlooking Moss Lane. There is also a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink.

A key feature of the house is the extremely spacious living-dining kitchen, a most flexible space with plenty of windows, bifold and French doors providing a great connection to the gardens and views over the south and south west facing garden. The kitchen has been fitted with a stylish range of no handle units by Leicht and matching island unit with fitted breakfast table attached, and Corian work surfaces. A range of integrated appliances include two dishwashers, Caple wine fridge, Siemens combi oven, and separate full height fridge and full height freezer. The AGA range cooker has an induction hob and matching extractor hood. There is also a Quooker tap providing instant hot water, and Bluetooth speaker sound system. Bifold doors lead out onto the expansive porcelain tiled patio. There is a cosy snug area leading into the substantial formal dining area with patio doors. This whole space has been extremely well thought through by the current owners to suit family life and enable the ‘inside-outside’ style of living.

First Floor
The generous master bedroom includes a splendid dressing room and shower room. The dressing room includes an extensive range of custom built wardrobes with hanging and shelf storage and automatic lighting. The shower room features Duravit sanitary ware and waterfall shower. There are four further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The four piece family bathroom boasts Porcelanosa sanitary ware to include a freestanding bath, walk-in shower, and floor to ceiling Porcelanosa tiles. There is underfloor heating to both the ensuite and family bathroom. Accessed from the landing is a sizeable airing cupboard with shelving, which houses the pressurized hot water cylinder.

Garage and Accommodation
The double garage has a pair of automated Iroko wooden doors and a range of storage racking. An external staircase with stone granary steps and iron railings leading to the first floor, providing far reaching views over the adjoining countryside. The first floor accommodation is light and spacious with velux windows and includes a bedroom and shower room. This space could be used as useful residential accommodation ancillary to the house but would also provide a useful home office space. There is a wet room with sink and toilet. A planning condition requires this building to remain ancillary to Ivy Cottage.

Gardens and Grounds
Ivy Cottage sits in an extensive plot of about 0.5 acres in all. Porcelain floor tiles continue from the house out onto the fabulous south facing outdoor entertaining area, which has outside lights & electricity points.

The garden extends around two sides of the property and is mainly laid to lawn, with raised planters edging the patio area and south facing boundary. There is a children’s play area with a rubber mulch surface, and a hidden composting area.

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