House For Sale

Brassington Hall, West End, Brassington, Matlock, Derbyshire

Guide price £1,400,000 Sold


Brassington Hall is a rare opportunity to acquire a very special family home within an idyllic village setting with 5 bedrooms, grazing land and south facing views over open countryside.

  • 3 reception rooms
  • Breakfast kitchen
  • Study, Utility, Boot room and Games room
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Attic rooms
  • 2 garages, workshop and store room
  • Gardens and grounds
  • Paddock and field
  • In all about 4.82 acres



Situation
Brassington is a beautiful village that is very much in touch with its history. This un-spoilt village has many wonderful buildings that have been carefully preserved. The Hall is one of its finest assets and is beautifully positioned on the west side of the village.
The village is set amongst the rocky limestone uplands of the southern White Peak and is surrounded by spectacular countryside with far reaching views and wonderful walks. The village has two pubs, the award winning 400-year-old Ye Olde Gate Inne and The Miners Arms, recalling the lead mining history of the village. The 900-year-old Church of St James overlooks the village and there is a well-attended primary school as well as an infant group. In addition, there is a new sports field with a tennis court.
Although set in un-spoilt countryside, Brassington is convenient for Wirksworth, Matlock and Ashbourne and commutable to Derby and Nottingham. The village is 10 minutes from the railway station at Cromford to give train access to London in just over two hours as well as other major centres.


Description
Brassington Hall is a very special family home and has been listed Grade II in recognition of its architectural and historicalimport ance. The Hall is attractively presented and offers beautifully proportioned accommodation, with an excellent flow of rooms, most of which are south facing with views over open countryside. It is offered to the open market for the first time in 50 years.
The Hall dates from the 1600`s but was substantially remodelled in the 1800's. It is of course limestone rubble with quoins and gritstone dressings. It has flush mullion windows, and with the exception of the centre rear and the gables facing the rear of the Hall, is under a tiled roof with fishscale banding. The central elevation has a single storey projection with a fascinating porch with three rounded finials which appears to date from before the 1600's. The central section is flanked by two handsome projecting gables. The accommodation is set out over two floors, but the large attics would appear to offer good scope to create additional accommodation. The property is supported by good integrated domestic outbuildings providing garaging, a workshop and storage.
Brassington Hall stands in delightful gardens and grounds with useful paddocks that ensure that both privacy and the wonderful views are preserved. In all, the property extends to just under 5 acres, with the south paddock forming about 3.22 acres of the whole.


Accommodation
From the porch, the principal door opens into an attractive reception hall with a lovely Minton tile floor and a staircase with turned spindles and plain mahogany handrail. Off this hall is a lovely morning room with an attractive Victorian style marble chimney piece and lovely plaster mouldings.
Positioned to the western side of the house is a grandly proportioned drawing room, known as the West Room with windows to both the north and south sides, exposed ceiling timbers and an attractive Adam style chimney piece. East of the hall is the dining room which is a wonderfully atmospheric room with fascinating carved timber panelling and, as with all of the reception rooms, glorious views to the south.
Beyond the dining room is a well fitted kitchen breakfast room with a heated floor and good compliment of built in appliances including a Falcon professional cooking range. There is space for an alternative range to be set into the chimney breast if desired. The kitchen connects through to a utility room and a useful games/boot room and workshop/store room and then a garage. An internal passageway leads to the walled kitchen garden and greenhouse. There is also a second detached garage. The ground floor is complete with a recently renovated cloakroom with heated floor and a study.
There are five good bedrooms on the first floor with four having views to the south, three of which have built-in wardrobes. One of the bedrooms is currently used as a second study and could perhaps provide access to the second floor. There is a recently renovated wet shower and bathroom with heated floor adjacent to the main bedroom and also a second family bathroom.


Gardens and grounds
From Well Street, two drives lead up to The Hall, with the easterly drive leading to a generous parking and turning area and the garages, and with the second drive leading up to the house and a deep gravelled terrace offering wonderful views to the south. This terrace has a lovely island with stone slabs and clipped box forming an attractive circular display. The garden principally extends from the south side of the house with a well-maintained lawn set below the terrace and with the change in levels managed with a low stone wall, steps and attractive planting. The gardens show a carefully considered display of mature trees and choice shrubs, conifers and herbaceous perennials within different areas of the garden contained by mature hedges to give privacy. Of particular note is a mighty copper beech tree. A path leads round the south garden and there is also a small jitty which ensures that the two attractive Sycamore trees nearby are also on The Hall land.
To the north of the house there is a small kitchen garden and a useful paddock extending to about 0.88 acres which is designated as an important open space which has mature trees and shrubs around much of the boundary to give privacy to the rear. To the south of the house, and on the opposite side of Well Street, is a field extending to about 3.22 acres.

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