Rodsleywood Farm is situated in a wonderful position about 500 metres north of the village of Rodsley and enjoys superb far reaching views over undulating Derbyshire countryside. The neighbouring villages of Wyaston, Shirley and Yeavely offer pubs and a wider range of facilities can be found in the market town of Ashbourne, about 5 miles to the north. The area is popular for many leisure pursuits including walking, horse riding and cycling. Water sports can be enjoyed at Carsington Water and the edge of the Peak District National Park, with its renowned scenery, is approximately 6 miles to the north. Despite its rural location there are good transport links via the A50, A38 providing access to the M1 and M6 motorways. Rail services are available at Derby and Litchfield with fast links to Birmingham and London. There are a number of renowned schools in the area including Denstone College, Abbotsholme, Repton School, Foremarke Hall Preparatory School, Derby High School and Derby Grammar School.
Rodsleywood Farm includes a charming Grade II listed farmhouse retaining a great array of period features, with a range of traditional farm buildings converted into two cottages, an office suite and gym space, with further outbuildings, set within about 5.84 acres and benefitting from great views. The three-storey cruciform house is constructed of mellow red brick beneath a blue tiled roof and stands in well maintained formal gardens and is well positioned to enjoy great uninterrupted views from its elevated position. In addition to the main accommodation, the two cottages are let on short term tenancies but could be utilised as holiday lets, or as accommodation for dependant relatives or guests. Further outbuildings provide useful storage and garaging but may provide scope for other uses, subject to consents. In all the property extends to approximately 5.84 acres including grazing land and woodland.
The front door leads into a wonderful panelled reception hall with a fireplace and stone floor. Doors lead off to the sitting room, snug and dining room. The sitting room has a fireplace with a reeded timber surround and woodburner; there are exposed ceiling timbers as well as an outlook to the south. The snug has windows to three walls, a fireplace and wonderful exposed timber stud work providing some division for a study area. Access to a small cellar, used to store logs, is via a short flight of steps leading down from this room, and which can also be accessed externally. The dining room is well proportioned and is accessed off both the hallway and the kitchen.
The living-dining kitchen is a key feature of the house and was remodelled in 2012 to create a superb space with a dining area and glazed garden room section. The latter in particular has a wonderful outlook over the garden and the countryside to the south. There is a U-shaped range of hardwood wall and floor mounted units with granite worksurfaces. A range of fitted appliances include a dishwasher, an electric three oven AGA with an electric two oven AGA companion, AGA fridge and wine cooler, and Quooker hot water tap. This room benefits from air-conditioning as well as electric underfloor heating. There is a flagstone floor and the full height ceiling showing a king-post structure is a particularly striking feature. There is ample space for a large dining table and the glazed extension works really well as a sitting area and in turn opens onto the terrace. Accessed directly off the kitchen is a utility room with a range of fitted units, granite work surfaces and an external door. There is a separate WC.
The first-floor accommodation includes a landing with a fantastic archway and exposed structural timbers leading to the master bedroom suite which includes a bedroom with full height ceiling, a dressing area combined with an en suite shower room, and great views to the south-east. There are four further bedrooms, one being on the second floor and one with a mezzanine sleeping area (ideal for younger residents) as well as a family bathroom, a separate shower room, and airing cupboard with a pressurised hot water system.
Accessed externally via the courtyard garden is the home office, offering ground floor and mezzanine space with a kitchenette and WC. This area has been used extensively by the current vendors as an office space and it provided five workstations (with CAT 5 wiring and three phone lines) but it has scope to be put to a variety of uses such as additional accommodation, an extension to the house's accommodation, or as a leisure wing. In all, the house including home offices extends to about 4,000 sq ft (gross internal area - GIA).
House Martin and Barn Owl are a pair of spacious barn conversions together offering in excess of 2,000 sq ft of accommodation (GIA) over two floors and could be used as separate units or as one utilising a linking door. They offer the following accommodation:
An entrance hall with natural stone flooring and a built-in storage space leads through to a lovely sitting room of 18'1" x 17'9" (approximate) with oak flooring, exposed beams, a fireplace with a wood burning stove, and an external door. Accessed off this room is a kitchen with a range of fitted units. A ground floor bedroom has oak flooring and an en suite shower room. The second bedroom is on the first floor and has an adjoining bathroom.
An entrance hall connects to a kitchen with stone tiles, a full height ceiling with beams. The sitting room has oak flooring, a fireplace and wood burning stove. Also, on the ground floor is an en suite bedroom. The second and third bedrooms are on the first floor with a bathroom.
Both cottages benefit from good views, have their own gardens and car parking areas. Current income from the cottages is an impressive £19,080 per annum.
An understated gateway leads off the lane and onto the driveway of Rodsleywood Farm, which sweeps up to the house and outbuildings where it splits in order to separate the access to the house from that of the cottages. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with well-kept borders but include fruit trees, such as apple and damson trees, as well as oak trees, horse chestnut and willows. Adjoining the west side of the house is a stone flagged terrace and a gravelled south-facing courtyard garden with box hedging, raised beds, roses and a herb garden. There is an outside thermostatic hot water tap, ideal for dog washing!
The outbuildings include an excellent steel framed barn of 38'9" x 29'6" with a concrete floor and water and power connected. This building provides excellent garaging and storage space but might also be partitioned to provide stabling. A brick built double garage with workshop might also provide scope to be converted to additional accommodation if required, subject to the necessary consents.
To the east of the house is about 3.25 acres of grazing land, with 0.62 acres of woodland to the north.
Rodsleywood Farm presents a great opportunity to purchase a property which would be a wonderful home with an abundance of space to enjoy, but which also presents great scope to provide accommodation for independent relatives and guests within the cottages, or to generate an income through holiday lets (or longer term tenancies). The office space provides a great opportunity to base a business from (so saving the cost of renting premises elsewhere) or could be put to other uses such as gymn space or further accommodation, subject to any necessary consents.
House For SaleRodsleywood Farm, Rodsley, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
VIEWINGS AVAILABLE - A fantastic period property, along with two cottages, an office suite, outbuildings, grassland and woodland, all with wonderful uninterrupted views.
- A fantastic period property, with office space, two cottages, outbuildings, grassland and woodland
- All with wonderful uninterrupted views
- Grade II listed house with reception hall, sitting room, snug and dining room
- Open plan living-dining kitchen with contemporary glazed extension, adjoining utility room and WC
- Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and 4 further bedrooms, family bathroom and shower room
- Office space which previously provided 5 workstations, with 3 telephone lines, CAT 5 wiring, and independant acccess, with potential for various uses
- Two cottages offering five bedrooms in total and combined accommodation extending to about 2,070 sq ft (GIA)
- Outbuildings including a steel framed barn, and double garage with workshop
- Formal gardens, padock land and woodland, about 5.84 acres in all