House For Sale

Broom Park, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire

Guide price £1,950,000 Sold

A wonderful country house in a fantastic location

  • Situated in an exceptional position on the very edge of Duffield
  • Wonderful architectural features both internally and externally
  • Grand reception hall, 3 fine reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility rooms
  • 4/5 bedrooms, 3/4 bath/shower rooms
  • Cellar
  • Swimming pool
  • Extensive range of domestic outbuildings and garaging
  • Gardens and paddocks
  • Extending in all to about 9.54 acres

Situated in an exceptional position on the very edge of Duffield, Broom Park has far reaching views over its delightful gardens and grounds, and to the surrounding countryside beyond.

Duffield town centre is approximately 1 mile away and offers a very good range of everyday facilities, whilst a wider range of amenities can be found in Derby and Nottingham. The area is well served with good road links including the A38(T), A50(T) and the M1. Duffield has a train station with a service to Derby, which offers a mainline service to St Pancras in about 90 minutes. East Midlands Airport is also within easy reach. The property is within the catchment area of the highly regarded Ecclesbourne School. Other schooling in the area includes Repton School, Derby Grammar School, Derby High School, Trent College, Ockbrook School, Denstone College and Abbotsholme School.

Broom Park is a very special and grandly proportioned late Victorian country house, constructed with Tudor revivalist influences. The property has a plethora of wonderful architectural features both internally and externally. The house is predominantly of warm red brick construction under tiled roofs with tall chimney stacks. There are casement and sash windows, some with beautiful stained glass. There are projecting bays in the Tudor vernacular on the north west elevations, a semi octagonal turret on the west corner, and a further Tudor bay on the south corner. An elegant veranda connects the two bays.

The generous accommodation has a fantastic layout with a wonderful galleried reception hall opening to beautiful reception rooms on the north, south and west corners of the property. Each room has an individual character with high ceilings, beautiful mouldings and bay windows. There is a good family kitchen and beyond it a range service rooms. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a study, together with access to an attic room.

To the east side of the house there are some very useful outbuildings, connected by a fantastic glazed courtyard, and also additional garaging and storerooms. The pool house is also on the east side of the house.

The grounds and gardens make a wonderful setting for the house, with formal and informal areas and carefully considered planting schemes. There is a superb range of mature trees and shrubs. North of the house is a tennis court, and to the south and west, paddock land.

An open porch leads through to an entrance vestibule with tessellated flooring and a cloak room. A door with beautiful stained glass and complementary side and header panels opens into a wonderful galleried reception hall with exposed ceiling timbers, a timber and brick chimney piece and a grand staircase.

The dining room on the north side of the hall has a particularly attractive canted bay, semi panelled walls, a coffered ceiling and a chimney piece set into a deep bay with stained glass windows in the recesses. The drawing room, on the west side of the house has a fabulous semi octagonal bay demarcated by elegant fluted pilasters surmounted by scrolled corbels. There is a very attractive freeze above the picture rails, an Adams style fireplace and an arched alcove. French doors lead out under the veranda to the south facing terrace and gardens. Adjacent to the drawing room, the sitting room has a deeply projecting square bay window, a timber chimney piece and a set of French doors leading through to a conservatory which in turn provides a link through the pool room. The pool room is complete with a changing room including a shower and steam/sauna room. The pool extends to approximately 48’ x 19’. It has been carefully constructed to complement the architectural style of the house. A large canted bay has French doors opening out to the terrace.

The family kitchen is complete with a good range of cupboards with wooden doors and a projecting island. An Aga with companion is set into an attractive panelled chimney breast. There is a good complement of built in appliances and a tiled floor. Beyond the kitchen is a cloak room, a very generous pantry, a utility room and the secondary staircase.

A wide staircase passes by a gently curving bay with beautiful stained glass as it leads up to the first-floor gallery landing. The master bedroom is a splendid room with a wonderful projecting bay window providing far reaching views. This room is supported by a very generously proportioned bathroom and dressing room. The guest bedroom is complete with an en suite shower room and there are two further bedrooms, a bathroom and a second dressing room. An inner hall leads through to a further bathroom, the study, a secondary staircase and also the attic room.

Connected to the south east side of the house is a superb range of domestic outbuildings providing a gym and a wine cellar and a gardeners WC. An excellent glazed roof structure extends from the first run of outbuildings to a second run, creating a large covered courtyard.

Just beyond the connected outbuildings is an excellent two storey former coach house which now provides garaging, a garden store and tool shed, and a kennel with an enclosed run.

There is a very useful open fronted tractor barn to the south of the house.

Gardens and grounds
The wonderful grounds and gardens at Broom Park make a very special setting for the fine country house. From Wirksworth road, wrought iron gates in brick piers open to a drive which sweeps past a neighbouring property before splitting to head towards the front of the house and a very generous parking and turning areas, or alternatively towards the outbuildings and garaging.

The gardens have been planned to offer wooded areas with a good range of native trees, formal gardens, carefully considered mixed borders displaying a fine range of choice trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants together with expansive lawns. The different areas of the gardens are connected with a network of pathways.

Near the house, a wonderful York stone slabbed seating terrace has been designed to ensure that it makes the most of the sun throughout the day. A formal path leads away from it to a delightful circular pond, surrounded by low walls and a wonderful display of elegant conifers interplanted with contrasting shrubbery and topiary to create a wonderful pallet of muted colours. Steps lead to a lower level and a lawn with a summer house.

North of the house, the tennis court is set to the edge of the woodland and there is attractive garden house with a tiled roof A tree lined avenue leads up to the garden barn, where there is an established kitchen garden. Beyond that is a paddock, and with a further paddock north of the house. The gardens and grounds extend in all to about 9.54 acres of which about 5.94 acres is paddock.

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