Roystone Grange Farm and Holiday Cottage, Pikehall, Matlock

Offers in excess of £1,000,000

5 Bedroom House For Sale in Roystone Grange Farm and Holiday Cottage, Pikehall, Matlock

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Unexpectedly back on the market - Call now to view this simply stunning detached home and holiday cottage that meets all the requirements of a modern family with a keen interest in equestrian living, and offers great potential for further development, subject to planning.

Accommodation - A simply stunning detached home and holiday cottage that meets all the requirements of a modern family with a keen interest in equestrian living, and offers great potential for further development, subject to planning.

Combined, the main barn conversion and holiday cottage provide over 5,300 sqft of well-appointed living accommodation. The cottage, being let by the current owners, was originally attached to the main house but has been separated to create independent cottage/annexe accommodation. If desired, recombining this with the main home would be straight forward.

Enjoying a plot of just under 10 acres, this home has huge potential for farming and equestrian use. Further stable blocks, storage barns and garage barns extending over 6,500 sq ft make this an exciting prospect.

In addition to all of the above, the North barn is another excellent development opportunity and is ripe for conversion, subject to planning, to a four-bed holiday let cottage.

The main farmhouse has a large and welcoming reception area, accessed via an entrance lobby, which has a stunning stone floor with underfloor heating and a fabulous farmhouse-style kitchen with ample space for appliances. Off this room there is a useful multifunctional room, currently in use as a family room. There are further utility areas and a rear porch leading to the rear of the property where access can be gained to the attached cottage.

Further ground floor reception areas include a study, drawing room, dining room and full downstairs bathroom. This extensive reception space adds a level of flexibility to the property to suit the needs of even the most discerning home owner. The ground floor extends across a variety of sub-mid levels, with just one or two steps to climb.

The first mid-floor level has a stunning 40ft long lounge / sitting area which is just breath-taking, this has been sectioned off to create a bedroom on this level.

The further two floors have two bedrooms with ensuite, and two further bedrooms served by a family bathroom.

Holiday Cottage - The attached two bedroom cottage provides charming accommodation and is currently used as a holiday let, providing a significant income. The property boasts a wonderful lounge with combined study area featuring an original stone fireplace with wood burning stove. There is a fully fitted breakfast kitchen, utility room and rear lobby with original stone floor. Two well proportioned bedrooms and bathroom are situated upon the first floor.

Vendor's Insight - This extremely characterful home, boasting ten acres of land and superb equestrian facilities, occupies an idyllic location in the spectacular Derbyshire countryside. There were a number of factors that attracted us to Roystone Grange when we came across the property seventeen years ago; in short, for us it ticked all the boxes, says Stephen. We were looking for a property that offered safe flexible family friendly accommodation and facilities for a growing family whilst also offering the ability to earn an income from holiday accommodation and farming. We were also looking for a property that offered the scope of further development. As equine enthusiasts the quality of the land and stabling was also important to us; as was access to extensive safe offroad hacking, nearby equine training and competition facilities We were also fascinated by the history of Roystone Grange; which is well documented in a book by Richard Hodges, Wall-to-wall History: The Story of Roystone Grange.

The house, which dates back to c1770 was lovely when we came here, but over time weve made a few changes just to enhance it further. We extended into an adjacent barn to create a lovely big living kitchen downstairs, and upstairs its given us a gorgeous lounge. Its a huge entertaining space with underfloor heating and a fireplace, so its incredibly cosy and warm in winter, and because its upstairs it takes full advantage of the fabulous views that stretch right the way down the valley. Outside weve added a manege and generally improved the equestrian facilities, and weve redesigned the garden to be very low maintenance. Both the house and grounds reflect us as a family and the way we want to live, and weve been incredibly happy here for the past seventeen years.

Id say that the kitchen is our favourite part of the house, says Stephen. Its the room to which everyone seems to naturally gravitate; the real heart of the home, a space where you can socialise whilst cooking and eating family meals together.

Its incredibly rare to find a place so beautiful and peaceful as this, says Stephen. The air is clean, the views are incredible and we are able to enjoy excellent privacy, however weve never felt isolated. There are a number of well-served villages in the local area, we can be in either Matlock, Bakewell, Buxton or Ashbourne in 15 to 20 minutes. A huge bonus when the children were young, was the fact that the school bus would pick up / drop-off from the front door.

"Hosting the extended (all 16 of us!) family over Christmas and New Year in comfort is such fun and has generated so many happy memories. We have a two-bed holiday cottage thats attached to the main house, but completely self-contained, says Stephen. Its brought in a really good extra income, but it would also be very possible to extend into it if the new owners wanted more space in the house itself.

We will miss both the space inside and out, and quality of life offered, but with our daughter going to University we feel that the time is right for the next chapter of our family life, says Stephen. Its a real hidden gem and Ive no doubt its new owners will love living here every bit as much as we have.

Outside - The property enjoys lawned gardens to the front and rear complemented by a lovely farmhouse style pond. There are a variety of outbuildings including three garages, four stables, hay store and tack room. There is also a two storey detached barn with clear potential for conversion, subject to planning. The property also benefits from a manege and over eight acres of paddock land. Easy access to an extensive network of bridleways and High Peak Trail.

Location - Pikehall enjoys the best of both worlds, it is a lovely peaceful rural area, but sits within easy reach of many local amenities in the nearby Parwich and offers convenient access to Matlock, Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne.

Parwich Primary School is nearby, and a bus will collect/drop off any children attending from the property. The bus stops for Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Lady Manners School are conveniently close to the property.

Roystone Grange Farm is also excellently positioned for access to private schools, with Abbotsholme, S. Anselm's and Denstone College all within easy reach.

Ashbourne, known as the Gateway to the Peak District, is a splendid market town in the Derbyshire Dales. It contains many local amenities, independent shops and points of interest.

Services To The Property - Mains electricity
Mains water supply
Drainage: septic tank
Oil fired central heating
No mains gas
Landline telephone and broadband enabled

Local Authority - Derbyshire Dales County Council

Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors agents Fine & Country Contact Arma Kang on 01332 973884 or 07852 877164

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Agent's Notes - All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.

Property Features

  • Amazing Detached Grade II Listed Farmhouse.
  • Attached Two Bedroom Holiday Cottage
  • A total of over 11,800 sq ft of utilisable space
  • High Specification Throughout
  • Nearly 10 Acres of Garden/Grazing Land
  • 6,500 sq ft of barns, stables and garage space
  • Over 5,300 sqft of overall living accommodation
  • Stable Block, Tack Room, Manege and undeveloped barn
  • Private Rural Location
  • Spectacular Countryside Views



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