Castlefields is situated in an elevated position overlooking The Green at Bretby, which still retains the old village well pump, a First World War memorial, and a red telephone box. This village is a designated Conservation Area and was once the site of Bretby Castle. Bretby is one of the most southerly villages in Derbyshire and is set in rolling Derbyshire countryside to the east of Burton upon Trent and to the north east of Ashby de la Zouch. The area forms part of the National Forest and so offers a range of opportunities for walking, cycling and riding. Foremarke Reservoir is only four miles away and offers trout fishing and
sailing. Burton Golf Club is less than two miles away. Bretby has a quiet, rural feel to it and yet has easy access to major roads, including the A50(T), A38(T) and A42(T) linking to the M1 and M6. The cities of Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham are within easy reach and stations at Derby and East Midlands Parkway provide fast links to London St Pancras.
There are a number of schools within the area and of particular note are Repton School, Foremarke Hall Preparatory School and Derby Grammar.
Castlefields is believed to origins from about 500 years ago and was originally a forester's cottage. The area was once the site of Bretby Castle, a fortified manor and incorporates manorial remains dating from the 13th to the 17th centuries. This has been listed as a Scheduled Monument, being an exceptionally well documented site with important historical associations. Castlefields, along with all modern boundary fences, gates and stables are all excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath these features is included.
Castlefields, as it now stands, is of part stone and part rendered construction and is an excellent property for entertaining, with a arge welcoming reception hall, impressive drawing room and a games room currently incorporating a full size snooker table (which could be available by separate negotiation if required). The layout has clearly been designed to make the most of the great views over its own land and the countryside to the south.
The spacious reception hall is accessed via a thick oak front door under a projecting gable porch with windows on either side and has wooden flooring, built in display cabinets and a lovely oak staircase rising to the first floor. Glazed double doors lead through to a substantial drawing room, which has a bay window and two glazed doors opening on to the rear patio area. There is a characterful stone fireplace with a slate hearth and an oak corner bar area. Double doors open in to a lovely garden room which has a door out on to the rear patio and gardens. Carrying on from the reception hall, is a dining room which has an Adam style open fireplace and a sitting room/snug which has a brick fireplace with open log burner. A couple of steps off the hall lead down to a cloakroom and WC.
There is an extensive kitchen which has a wide range of oak units with granite work surfaces, Amtico flooring and incorporating a Bosch double oven, dishwasher, fridge, corner induction hob with extractor, and a glass fronted dresser unit. A large window overlooks the driveway and there is a skylight. Double doors lead out to the back of the property and the extensive driveway. A utility room, adjoining the kitchen, has plumbing for a washing machine and a drying area. Completing the ground floor is a sizeable games room, with cloakroom and WC; the vendors currently have a full size snooker table in this room, which may be available by separate negotiation. This room has French doors to the rear and has the potential to be put to a variety of uses, including an office or additional living accommodation if required and subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
An oak staircase with iron decorative spindles and a large picture window on the half landing lead to the first floor. The master suite comprises a bedroom which has an en suite bathroom with a separate shower cubicle and a dressing room. There are three further double bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and all having built in wardrobes, and a family bathroom.
Gardens and grounds
Castlefields is approached from The Green via a wide tarmac driveway which provides parking space for a number of vehicles and leads to an attached double garage with automated doors. The gardens have been very well maintained by the current owners and comprise lawned areas with well stocked borders and flower beds, trellising and arbors with climbing roses, vegetable area, seating areas from where to enjoy the views, and pathways around the house. At the rear is an enclosed courtyard with flagstone paving and ornamental stone water feature. Adjoining the property is a paddock extending to about 1.50 acres and which has road access and two concrete stables.
House For SaleCastlefields, The Green, Bretby, Burton on Trent, Derbyshire DE15
Guide price £950,000
An individual detached residence with garden and grounds of approx 2.07 acres, including paddock.
- Large reception hallway
- Drawing room, dining room, sitting room
- Garden room
- Breakfast kitchen, utility room
- Games Doubroom, which can accommodate a full size snooker table
- Master suite with bedroom, en suite and dressing room
- 3 further bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms
- Double garage and ample car parking space
- Gardens and paddock land
- Approximately 2.07 acres in all