Corraithe is situated within the small village of Swarkestone, about five miles south of Derby. A designated conservation area steeped in history, Swarkestone is most renowned for its causeway over the River Trent flood plain, but was also the most southerly point reached by the advance guard of Bonnie Prince Charles’ army on their march to London in 1745.
The village has cricket, sailing, shooting and fishing clubs, together with many delightful walking and cycling routes. Swarkestone Nursery holds many craft, gift and food and drink fairs throughout the year and has a popular restaurant. The Crewe and Harpur public house on the edge of Swarkestone bridge is a popular public house.
Local facilities can be found in nearby Melbourne and Chellaston, which have a number of local shops and public houses, with a wider range of facilities about 5 miles away in Derby city centre.
Primary schools are available in Barrow on Trent and Chellaston, which feed to the renowned Chellaston Academy secondary school. Private schooling in the area include Repton Prep, Repton School, Derby High School and Ockbrook School.
Swarkestone is well placed for access to the A50, which provides links to the A38, M1 and M6 motorways and the major Midlands cities of Derby, Leicester, Nottingham and Birmingham. The A42 is in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, about 10 miles away. Rail links and East Midlands Airport are also within easy reach.
Corraithe was originally built in the 1960s and has been the subject of a significant scheme of improvement by the current vendors which has included extension and refitting in order to create an excellent home within a great village setting. Key features of the house include a striking reception hallway, a dining kitchen with a range of high quality units by Holme Tree and Miele appliances, and an extensive master bedroom suite.
At the front of the property is a tarmac driveway with a formal garden area. A timber front door leads into a striking full height reception hallway with galleried landing, an oak staircase with decorative panels, and understairs storage in oak with an integrated wine fridge. A limestone floor runs from the hallway through to the kitchen and study.
The dining kitchen features bifold doors opening to the garden terrace providing a great connection with the garden. The fitted units are by Holme Tree with a mix of painted sections and exposed pippy oak surmounted with extra deep granite work surfaces. The Miele integrated appliances include an oven, micro-wave oven, proving drawer, extractor hood and fridge. There is also a Siemens induction hob.
The sitting room also has bifold doors opening to the terrace, a lovely oak floor and a woodburner which provides a striking feature. Adjoining this is a study which includes an excellent range of fitted furniture by Holme Tree, and which overlooks the front garden and driveway area.
Accessed from the kitchen is a lobby area providing access to a WC and boot room. The latter is well proportioned and includes a range of fitted units with a sink, and an external door. Also accessed off the lobby is the integral garage which is very useful acting as a utility room-cum-pantry/store.
On the first floor the extensive master bedroom suite includes a large dressing area and a bathroom with a walk-in shower, plus a Villeroy Boch wash hand basin with granite surround. Other features include a free-standing bath and automated blind for convenience.
The guest bedroom is well proportioned with an en suite shower room with electrically controlled shower, WC and wash hand basin. Both the master bedroom and guest bedroom have an attractive outlook over the gardens and to the east.
There is a third bedroom, and a broad landing area which has been used as a gym space and which may provide scope to create a further bedroom. The landing and reception hallway below are well lit with natural light due to the extensive glazing (with the upper windows having automated blinds).
The rear garden is easily maintained but generous in size, being about 50 metres long, and is laid mainly to lawn but with mature beds, stone walling, a terrace (with hot water tap), and a range of excellent outbuildings. These buildings include a spacious summer house which is insulated and has power connected and underfloor heating. It is cedar clad, has bifold doors and would also serve very well as a home office or gym. A mono-pitch workshop building is also insulated with power connected. A timber framed garden shed has a shingle roof and a stainless steel chequer-plate floor.
House For SaleCorraithe, Woodshop Lane, Swarkestone, Derby
Guide price £675,000 Sold
A very well-presented village house fitted out to a high specification and with a large rear garden and a range of excellent outbuildings including a summer house and workshop.
- Formal sitting room
- Reception hallway
- Dining kitchen
- Study with a range of fitted furniture
- Large boot room, guest WC,
- Integral garage used as a utility room & storage space
- Large master bedroom suite with dressing area & bathroom
- Two further bedrooms & a broad galleried landing
- Large rear garden with a range of high quality buildings
- Excellent village location