Ye Olde Packhorse Inn is situated within Kings Newton conservation area, on the edge of the popular Georgian market town of Melbourne. Melbourne is a conservation area with a lot of history being recorded in the Domesday Book and seeing considerable expansion during Georgian times. The town has a good range of independent shops, restaurants and pubs, along with a library, leisure centre, recreation ground and active Parish Council.
Communication links are very good with rapid access to the M1 and M42, and East Midlands Airport is about 5 miles away. East Midlands Parkway railway station is a short drive away near Kegworth, with direct trains to London St Pancras. There is a good selection of state and private schools in the area.
Ye Olde Packhorse is a Grade II Listed property which is believed to have been in existence in as early as 1687 as two cottages and built as a public house by the Cartwright family in 1727, being on the main packhorse route between Derby and Swarkestone Causeway. Of red brick construction with stone dressings, the pub was converted into a residential property in 2016, creating well-proportioned and beautifully presented family accommodation, having all the benefits of 21st century living, such as underfloor heating, en suites and fabulous fully equipped kitchen, yet retaining many character features, including exposed timbers in the older front section of the house, sash windows and stone dressings. Adjacent to the house is a charming one bedroom annexe. The property is complemented by private, landscaped rear gardens, a garage and extensive car parking space with a gated entrance.
The front door opens into a broad reception room which has exposed ceiling beams, a wide inglenook fireplace having a York stone hearth and a multi-fuel stove. A sash window looks out to the front and a multi-pane glazed panel looks through to the kitchen. Steps lead up to a dining room, again having a beamed ceiling, wood flooring and a wide bay window to the front. From the reception room a door leads into a most superb breakfast kitchen measuring 23’10” x 18’1” and designed by Osborne of Ilkeston. Comprising a wide range of painted Victorian style cabinets, including glass fronted display cabinets with shelf lighting, a coordinating oak butler’s pantry and a large central island incorporating a stainless steel sink, dishwasher and bin store. Further integrated appliances include a Miele five-ring gas hob with extractor and display lintel above, two ovens, one being a combination microwave oven and a warming drawer. The units are complemented by quartz work surfaces and Italian porcelain floor tiles. Double doors lead out to the rear gardens. Steps lead up to a wonderful garden room, being of timber construction and having underfloor heating. Double doors lead out to the rear and a single door provides external access to the side of the house and cellar.
From the kitchen is a rear hallway with underfloor heating under oak flooring and double doors out to the rear with glazed panels on either side bringing in plenty of light. Off the hallway is a study with beamed ceiling, pine cupboard and a sash window to the front, utility room/secondary kitchen with appliances, a useful store room/boot room and a WC. Stairs with a cupboard underneath rise to the first floor.
A half-glazed door leads through to a boot room with cupboards and shelving and having access to a wet room with concrete floor with underfloor heating and a shower, ideal for washing down pets and outdoor footwear. From the boot room there is further accommodation, including a shower room, a bedroom with built-in wardrobe and an open plan sitting room with kitchen area. Adjoining the sitting room and also accessed externally is a further room which is currently used as a gym/media room. A paddle staircase rises to a mezzanine floor providing additional space for a study, a small bedroom or reading room if required. This wing of the house would be suitable for use as a guest suite or as a self-contained annexe, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
On the first floor there are three generous bedrooms. The master suite comprises a dual aspect bedroom with a gabled dormer window to the front, a skylight to the rear and exposed ceiling timbers. Leading through to a dressing room/nursery and an en suite bathroom having his and hers sinks and a separate shower cubicle. A generous walk-in wardrobe with hanging rails to three sides completes the master suite. The guest suite has a built-in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room. There is a further bedroom and a family bathroom.
The Potting Shed
The Potting Shed is a detached, single storey annexe located at the head of the driveway and comprises an open plan kitchen/living area, a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a shower room. There is underfloor heating and air-conditioning. Externally, there is a paved terrace.
Ye Olde Pack Horse is approached via electrically operated, double, wooden gates, which open on to an extensive tarmac driveway with car parking space for several vehicles and having a tree-lined lawn on one side and a well-stocked beds on the other with a wide selection of herbaceous plants. The driveway leads to a garage with double doors and an attached gardener’s WC with sensor lighting.
Wooden double gates open through to the gardens, which have an extensive central lawn area with herbaceous borders and a flagstone pathway and steps down to a wide, enclosed patio area. Like the house, the gardens are extremely well maintained and offer a high degree of privacy.
House For SaleYe Olde Packhorse Inn, Pack Horse Road, Melbourne, Derby, Derbyshire
Guide price £1,200,000
A beautifully presented Grade II Listed former inn on a larger than average sized plot.
- Bespoke living kitchen, garden dining room, sitting room
- Dining room, utility room, study, boot room
- Open plan sitting room with kitchenette
- Ground floor bedroom 4, gym/media room
- Spacious master suite with dressing room, en suite
- 2 further bedrooms, one en suite and family bathroom
- Detached one bedroom annexe
- Landscaped gardens, driveway, garage and WC
- Electric gates to rear entrance and CCTV