House For Sale

Clipshead Farm, Nether Lane, Brassington, Matlock, Derbyshire

Guide price £675,000 Sale Agreed

An extensive house prepared for renovation, with an excellent completed two-bedroom annexe, presenting a rare opportunity.

  • An opportunity to create a wonderful family home in a superb setting with far reaching views
  • An extensive house requiring complete renovation
  • Entrance hall, three reception rooms, breakfast kitchen, utility room, cellar
  • Five bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms
  • Extensive attics
  • About 3134 sq ft (GIA)
  • Two bedroom annexe linked to the house
  • Formal gardens with orchard
  • Private driveway and car parking space
  • Up to circa six acres of land available separately

Brassington is a beautiful, unspoiled village with a rich history and it still retains a great number of well-preserved period properties. The village is set amongst the rocky limestone uplands of the southern White Peak and is surrounded by spectacular countryside with far reaching views and wonderful walks. The edge of the Peak District National Park is only a mile or so as the crow flies to the north west, and Carsington Water a similar distance to the east, the combination offering the opportunity to partake in a great range of leisure activities including walking, climbing, cycling, horse riding, sailing and fishing. The Pennine Bridleway and High Peak Trail are less than a mile north of Brassington.

The village has two pubs, the award winning 400-year-old Ye Olde Gate Inne and The Miners Arms, recalling the lead mining history of the village. The 900-year-old Church of St James overlooks the village and there is well-attended primary school as well as an infant group. In addition, there is a new sports field with a tennis court.

Although in a rural location, Brassington is conveniently placed for Wirksworth, Matlock and Ashbourne and commutable to Derby and Nottingham. The village is 10 minutes from the railway station at Cromford to give train access to London in just over two hours, as well as other major centres.

Clipshead Farm offers a rare opportunity to purchase a sizeable house extending to about 3,134 sq ft (gross internal area), supported by an attached annexe of about 878 sq ft (GIA), which offers great potential to create a wonderful home in a superb rural setting. The house is believed to date from about 1905 and has rendered elevations beneath a blue tile roof, whilst the annexe in appealing contrast has stone elevations. Internally the house has well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings and it retains many period features. The house has been stripped back to ready it for a complete renovation project; as part of this the current owners replaced the old windows with very high quality double glazed Accoya units and it is well prepared for a new owner to complete the property to their specification.

The property is approached via a shared drive leading off Nether Lane to the property's own private driveway which is flanked with lawns and hedging, and which leads round to a parking area on the south east side of the house. A wrought iron gate set between stone gate pillars leads over a flagstone pathway to the heavy, studded front door. The entrance hall has a quarry tile floor and in turn leads into the reception hallway with an elegant staircase rising to the first floor. Doors lead off the hallway to the reception rooms, one with a stone fireplace and raised hearth with basket grate, and views to the south east, and a second larger reception room of circa 26'7"x 11'1" with an outlook over the garden.

The kitchen has been stripped out in readiness for refitting and has a quarry tile floor and an opening with a heavy gritstone lintel which could house a range cooker, or woodburner if the room was put to a different use, with the kitchen being relocated. Adjoining this is a large utility room with access to the cellar which is a single chamber with a vaulted ceiling. From the kitchen a door leads into a further room with potential for use as a snug, playroom or boot room area. A flight of spiral stairs lead from this room to the first floor. A lobby area with external door and WC complete the ground floor accommodation within the main accommodation.

The first floor can be accessed via two staircases with the main staircase leading to a landing area. The majority of the plasterwork on the first floor has been stripped back ready for renovation works to continue, and any re-configuration to take place. In its current layout there are doors leading off the main landing to four well-proportioned bedrooms, two being on the south side of the house. The layout currently provides for a bathroom and shower room. A fifth bedroom can be accessed via the second staircase from the snug, or via a bedroom from the main landing.

Stairs from one of the bedrooms leads to the extensive attic space which has been plastered and presents scope to be put to a variety of uses, subject to any necessary consents and works, but currently provides easily accessible storage space.

The property benefits from having a very attractive stone-built annexe which can be treated as part of the main house as it is accessible from the second hall via a lobby area, or if a pair of doors are secured it can utilised as spacious semi-independent accommodation. An external door, accessed off the driveway via a path, opens into the kitchen which has a range of fitted units, and great views to the south. A reception room adjoins the kitchen and there are two well-proportioned bedrooms, a bathroom and a store. This annexe provides scope to be put to a variety of uses including additional family or guest accommodation, let accommodation or home office space, subject to any necessary consents.

Clipshead Farmhouse is being offered with the main house presented as an exciting renovation opportunity which could follow the current layout, or a purchaser could look to carry out more extensive remodelling of the property to include reconfiguring the accommodation. The purchaser will be fully responsible for the cost of the renovation works and carrying out those works.

A pair of double gates, hung from substantial gate pillars, open onto a driveway leading to Clipshead Farm House. The driveway is flanked by broad lawns interspersed with ornamental trees. It leads round to the front of the house, where there is a generous parking area and a lawn with deep borders, well stocked with shrubs, fruit trees, and mature trees. Adjoining the house is stone flagged terrace, enclosed by a low stone wall, with a southerly aspect. Beyond the driveway, through a personnel gate, is the orchard with a number of fine mature trees. There is a small courtyard enclosed by a stone wall providing a seating area by the door leading into the annexe kitchen. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn with borders and a range of mature trees. Altogether the grounds extend to about 0.93 acres.

Additional land
Directly adjoining the north east boundary is a field of approximately 6.09 acres, as shown edged green on the sale plan. This field is down to grass, bounded by a mix of hedges and fencing, and is being offered by separate negotiation to the purchaser. A sale of the whole field or part of the field would be considered and so provides scope for keeping horses, or livestock, or simply as an area to enjoy as part of a rural property (changes of use may require planning consent).

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