Talland is situated within the very desirable, rural village of Dalbury Lees. There is a well-regarded public house within the village, a village green and community hall. Local amenities can be found in the nearby villages of Etwall and Mickleover, although a wider range of facilities are available in the city of Derby, just 6 miles away.
Ashbourne, the gateway to the Peak District National Park, is an attractive market town approximately 9.5 miles to the north-west. The stunning landscape of the area provides lots of opportunities for outdoor pursuits, including walking, riding, climbing, cycling, and sailing. Despite being set amidst prime Derbyshire countryside, the property is conveniently placed for access to the A38, A50 and A52 roads, providing links to the M1 and M6 motorways and the wider Midlands’ road network. There is a mainline rail link from Derby to St Pancras.
The area is supported by a good range of schools, including a primary school in Long Lane village, John Port School in Etwall and Queen Elizabeth Grammar in Ashbourne (subject to application). Independent schools include Foremarke Hall (Repton Preparatory School), Repton School, Derby Grammar School for Boys, Derby High School, Abbotsholme School and Denstone College.
Talland is an impressive village house which the current owners have improved significantly over recent years, including the conversion of an attached double garage to create a generous games room with additional bedroom accommodation above, an extensive open plan living kitchen with bi-fold doors and a fabulous master bedroom suite with oak balcony, allowing the enjoyment of fabulous countryside views at the rear.
An oak front door with canopied porch opens into a spacious entrance hall which has oak parquet flooring and stairs rising to the first floor. The principle ground floor rooms, including two splendid well-proportioned reception rooms, lead off the hallway. The living room is a lovely dual aspect room, having windows at the front of the house and oak French doors, with windows either side, leading out to the rear patio and gardens. There is a contemporary wall-mounted, flame effect electric fireplace. The dining room is equally impressive, having a wide bay window with window seat overlooking the rear gardens and the countryside beyond, to which French doors also provide access. Limestone flooring and a stone fireplace with Chesney multi-fuel burner complete the room.
The living kitchen is superb; Shaker style cupboards and drawers are surmounted by attractive granite work surfaces and include a central island with breakfast bar and further cupboards. The stone flooring has part underflooring heating and integrated appliances include a Rangemaster 6-ring range cooker with extractor fan, a Neff oven, a warming drawer, microwave oven, dishwasher and Miele wine cooler. The dining area has windows to one wall overlooking the gardens and views, and oak framed bi-fold doors opening on to the flagstone terrace, making it fabulous for outdoor entertaining. There is a utility room off the kitchen and a generous games room (measuring xx x xx), which would be suitable for a variety of uses, such as a gym, guest suite or home office, if required and subject to obtaining any necessary consents. Also on the ground floor there is a study, a cloakroom and a boot room with external door to the rear gardens.
On the first floor there are five generous bedrooms. The master suite has a fabulous bedroom with pitched ceiling and full height glazing with French doors leading out onto a large balcony which has timber decking and glazed panelling, making it ideal for sitting out and taking in the rural views. Adjoining the bedroom is a dressing area and an en suite with large walk-in shower cubicle, having a Hansgrohe rain shower head, and a vanity unit with a wide Villeroy and Boch ceramic sink. The guest bedroom also has an en suite and there are three further generous bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Oak double gates open onto a driveway, which is paved with granite setts and provides parking for several vehicles and leads to a single garage. The gates, together with hedging, provide a degree of privacy to the front of the house. A gate leads from the side of the house to the rear gardens. There is a wide flagstone patio area, ideal for outdoor entertaining, and steps lead down to a mainly lawned rear garden, having a selection of mature shrubs and trees and being fully enclosed by hedging and fencing. The garden backs on to open countryside and provides a delightful setting.
A spacious five bedroom village house with stunning views to the rear.
- 2 well-proportioned reception rooms, and a study
- Impressive dining kitchen with bi-fold doors
- Master bedroom suite with balcony, dressing area, en suite, and fantastic views
- 4 further bedrooms
- 2 bath/shower rooms
- Extensive games room
- Attached garage
- Gated entrance and driveway offering parking for several vehicles
- Rear gardens adjoining open countryside benefitting from stunning views