Parkhead Farm is situated on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Crich, on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The village is well-known for the Crich Tramway Village, home of the National Tramway Museum, which has been a major tourist attraction for nearly 40 years. There is a selection of shops within the village, including a grocers, butchers, pharmacy, bakery and delicatessen, three local pubs, two chapels, a doctor's surgery and a post office. A wider range of facilities can be found within the town of Alfreton, about 4.5 miles to the east or Matlock, 6 miles to the north-west.
The area provides a number of local walks and bridle pathways. As well as the Tramway Museum, other attractions include sailing at Ogston Water, Gullivers Kingdom, the Heights of Abraham, and a number of stately homes.
There are infant and junior schools within the village which feed to a number of secondary schools in the area. Private options include Derby Grammar, Trent College, St Wystan's, Repton and Ockbrook School.
Excellent commuter links lie within close proximity, with the A6 about 2.5 miles away and the A38 about 4 miles away, leading to the M1 (J28). Mainline train links are available in Alfreton, Matlock and Derby. East Midlands Airport lies approximately 30 miles to the south.
Parkhead Farmhouse is a lovely, former farmhouse, which the current owners have completely renovated and maintained to a high standard both internally and externally. The house is believed to date in the main from the 18th Century. Constructed of sandstone with quoins and a blue slate tiled roof, the property has some wonderful period features, such as leaded stone mullioned windows with stone sills, brace and latch doors, fabulous fireplaces and exposed stone walling and timbers. These are complemented by the addition of an impressive oak framed garden room with underfloor heating and a contemporary bathroom. In addition to the farmhouse there are two annexes, a detached stone outbuilding, suitable for conversion to a number of uses if required (subject to obtaining the necessary consents), charming gardens and grounds and paddock land of about 1.63 acres. Parkhead Farm is Grade II listed for its special architectural or historic interest.
The farmhouse is accessed at the rear into a small entrance lobby with WC and cloaks cupboard, which leads through to an L-shaped breakfast kitchen. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of hand-made ash units surmounted by oak work surfaces, which incorporate two sinks, a dishwasher, a Falcon range cooker and matching extractor fan, two fridges and a freezer. Windows overlook the rear gardens. The oak topped units and riven slate flooring continue through to the breakfast area which has cupboards and drawers within a dresser unit to one wall, a fabulous heavy stone fireplace with Clearview wood burning stove, painted ceiling beams and a stone mullioned window to the front.
Two steps lead up to a wide inner hallway with doors leading off to the reception rooms. Both the dining room and sitting room are situated at the front of the house; both have oak flooring and stone mullioned windows to the front. The sitting room has a Stovax mixed fuel stove and fitted shelving and the dining room has a Clearview stove and stairs leading to the first floor. Completed in 2015, the oak framed garden room is a wonderful addition to the house. It has underfloor heating, glazed double doors to an outdoor seating area and a door which leads through to the adjoining annexe. A study with electric underfloor heating completes the ground floor.
Stairs from the dining room lead to the first floor. The master bedroom has a generous contemporary en suite bathroom with a spa bath, double width sink and a large walk-in shower cubicle with rain shower head. There is a further double bedroom with built-in wardrobes to one wall, a dual aspect single bedroom and a family bathroom.
Adjoined to the main house is a charming self-contained annexe, which has an entrance hall with WC, a living room and a dining kitchen. On the first floor there is one en suite bedroom with built-in wardrobes, a further bedroom with storage, and a shower room.
Formerly a triple garage building, The Barn is an impressive conversion with a contemporary feel and has wet underfloor heating and engineered oak flooring throughout. The main living area is open plan and has bi-fold doors to two sides and a full height ceiling with exposed oak roof trusses. The kitchen area has a range of fitted cupboards with oak work surfaces and a double oven. The fireplace is of polished concrete and seats a wood burner. There is a double bedroom with storage and a shower room.
Adjacent to The Barn is a guest suite/office/gym, which comprises one large room with three external doors and a laundry/shower room with WC. There is a small enclosed, gravelled garden area and parking space for a number of vehicles.
There is a further dilapidated stone building, with external steps, which would be suitable for conversion for a variety of uses, such as a gym, home office or further ancillary accommodation, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
Parkhead Farm is accessed via a sweeping gravelled driveway with car parking for several vehicles, along with further parking space with Bradstone paving and outside lighting. There is a detached timber framed car port behind which is a substantial timber shed which is insulated and has lighting and power.
The gardens are a delight. The front gardens are enclosed by attractive dry stone walling and have an abundance of flowering plants and shrubs. Directly outside the house at the rear, there is a charming outdoor dining area enclosed by dry stone walling and adjoined by well stocked and colourful cottage gardens. There is a covered, outdoor seating area adjoining the oak framed garden room. Bradstone paving with slate chipping borders form lovely walkways around the gardens, and stone steps lead up to a raised lawn area which has a plethora of attractive mature shrubs and trees, including raised lavender beds, an orchard garden which includes apple, pear and cherry trees, a separate vegetable garden and a greenhouse.
To the south of the property there is a paddock extending to about 1.63 acres, including a small strip of woodland.
House For SaleParkhead Farm, Parkhead, Matlock, Derbyshire
Guide price £875,000 Sold
A delightful Grade II listed house with ancillary accommodation and paddock land.
- L-shaped breakfast kitchen with utility area
- Two reception rooms, study
- Oak framed garden room
- Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Two further bedrooms, family bathroom
- Adjoining two bedroom annexe
- Contemporary self-contained 1 bedroom annexe
- Home office/guest suite
- Over two acres of grounds to include a paddock, in a delightful rural setting