Church Farm is situated within the delightful, small village of Mappleton which lies approximately 2 miles north west of the popular market town of Ashbourne. It occupies a sheltered position alongside the parkland of The Okeover Estate, seat of the Walker-Okeover family. There is a public house within the village. Mappleton is on the very fringe of the Peak District National Park, which along with breathtaking landscapes, offers a wide range of activities including hill walking, horse riding, climbing, and fishing. Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud are just over 3 miles away. Ashbourne is considered to be one of Derbyshire's finest market
towns with some splendid Georgian buildings and a wonderful range of shops and amenities. A traditional market takes place once a week, together with regular farmers’ markets. A wider
range of facilities can be found in Uttoxeter and the city of Derby. Despite its attractive rural position, Mappleton is well placed for easy access to the A52 and the A50 providing rapid transport
links east and west to the M6, M1 and A38 in particular. There are a number of highly regarded schools in the area including Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Ashbourne and also Abbotsholme School, Denstone College, Repton School and Foremarke Hall Preparatory School.
Church Farm is a traditional two storey brick and tile farmhouse. The current owners have carried out improvements during their occupation including extending into the adjoining outbuildings to create an impressive dining room, guest cloakroom and walk-in pantry to the ground floor, and a master bedroom suite on the first floor. More recently sympathetic double glazed windows
have been fitted. Planning consent is also in place for further conversion of the outbuildings to create a double height family room and a store room (REF: 07/00414/FUL). The property has delightful views to the front overlooking The Okeover Estate and backs onto open fields to the rear.
The front door opens into the entrance lobby with stairs rising to the first floor. A doorway leads into the family room which has a sash window to the front, central ceiling beam, built-in cupboard
and a woodburning stove within a brick fireplace which has a stone lintel and hearth. Adjacent is a dual aspect sitting room with sash windows, which
has a sandstone fireplace with an open fire, ceiling beam and a built-in cupboard. The third reception room is an impressive dining room, measuring 21'9" x 11'3", which has oak flooring, a beamed ceiling and windows overlooking fields to the front of the property. The dining kitchen is located to the back of the house and has a good range of oak units incorporating a built in double oven, hob,
dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There is an electric Aga with a tiled surround, and a stable door leading to the rear courtyard. A canopied walkway leads from the kitchen to a utility/laundry room, which also houses the oil fired central heating boiler. A light inner hallway with tiled flooring leads through to a WC, useful walk-in pantry and a cloaks/boot room. There is also an understairs cupboard. Stairs rise to a spacious first floor landing which has a fitted linen cupboard, airing cupboard and two windows overlooking the rear
courtyard. A step leads to the master suite comprising a double bedroom, dressing area with two walk-in wardrobes and a large en suite shower room with marble tiled flooring and electric
underfloor heating. Adjacent to the master suite is an L-shaped bedroom, which is currently utilised as a study. The landing continues to three further double bedrooms, one of which is an impressive dual aspect room with delightful views of the hills behind the property, served by the family bathroom with a separate shower cubicle.
Attached to the rear of the property is a range of part-stone, partbrick traditional outbuildings, comprising former cow sheds and a loose box with loft space. Planning consent has been granted to
develop the outbuildings as ancillary accommodation to the main house, comprising a double height family room and a store. On the east side of the yard is a detached single storey traditional stone garage with light and power.
The front garden is enclosed by a low stone wall with a pedestrian gate and path up to the front door. To the side of the house a five bar timber gate and a small pedestrian gate provides access to the rear of the property where there is an extensive gravelled parking area for several vehicles, and a paved seating area. Beyond the yard is a stone wall and steps rising to an enclosed
rear garden, which is mainly lawned and includes a small fruit garden. The garden backs onto grassland fields owned by The Okeover Estate.
House For SaleChurch Farm, Mappleton Road, Mappleton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Guide price £800,000
A charming five bedroom village house in a lovely setting close to Ashbourne, with outbuildings having planning consent for conversion to ancillary accommodation.
- 3 lovely reception rooms
- Dining kitchen with Aga, utility/laundry room, pantry and guest cloakroom
- Master bedroom with en suite and dressing area
- 4 further generous bedrooms
- Family bath/shower room
- Detached garage
- Delightful gardens
- Courtyard with ample car standing space
- Lovely views over the surrounding countryside