Guide Price £900,000
Kirk Ireton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Blackwall Farmhouse is a beautiful Grade II listed stone-built detached four-bedroom home located in the sought-after village of Kirk Ireton. The property has fantastic countryside views from its elevated hillside position and is set in an acre of grounds from which to enjoy them. The main property offers over 2,900 sq. ft. of contemporary accommodation, finished to the highest specification. The home benefits from beautiful ambient dcor that remains sympathetic to the character of the home and highlights its many charming features throughout. This is a unique and beautifully presented property in a stunning location. With a researched history, the earliest part of the property probably dates from the early 1500s as the first owner seemingly fought at the battle of Agincourt.
Accommodation - Blackwall Farmhouse is a beautiful Grade II listed stone-built property located in the sought-after village of Kirk Ireton. The property enjoys fantastic rural views of the surrounding countryside from its elevated hillside position. The main property offers over 2,900 sq. ft. of contemporary accommodation, finished to the highest standard, carefully crafted to be sympathetic to the character of the property.
The main entrance to the property leads through to the hallway which contains many original features including exposed stone walls and beams. To the left of the hallway is the stunning bespoke Christopher Peters kitchen and breakfast area with Carrera marble worktops, twin Belfast sink, waste disposal unit, solid limestone flooring (with electric underfloor heating), integrated dishwasher and fridge. The detail is completed with bespoke oak shutters.
The kitchen leads through to the family room that includes many charming features including the high vaulted ceiling, bespoke fitted units and solid oak flooring.
The family room also leads to the 4th bedroom with ensuite shower room that is accessed through a contemporary glass atrium.
Also, located off the family room is the lobby that leads out to the driveway and a large utility room with fitted units, solid limestone flooring with underfloor heating, solid quartz counter tops and ample space for a large American style fridge freezer.
The ground floor of the property further comprises a large drawing room with feature asymmetrically placed inset fireplace that frames the large Clearview log burner and exposed beams providing the room with a real sense of cosiness.
Off the sitting room is a stunning cloakroom that features wooden panels, a large storage area, an iron wine holder and a granite bowl sink set on a stone thrawl. The sitting room leads through to the dual aspect sitting room and dining room with wide board solid oak flooring, original beams and a feature stone fireplace with log burner.
The first floor is comprised of an impressive master bedroom with solid oak flooring, dual aspect views of the surrounding countryside, a feature cast iron fireplace, beamed ceiling, free standing roll top bath with upstand taps and an ensuite with walk-in wardrobe. Off the main upstairs hallway is a large study with original ships beams to wall and ceiling plus the added utility of custom-made shelving.
There is a double bedroom located next to the master bedroom that also boasts solid oak floors and oak beamed ceiling with a view of the fields to the south.
The modern family bathroom is both luxurious and spacious with its freestanding roll top bath, contemporary walk in shower by Fired Earth, chrome heated towel rail, cherry wood flooring and his and hers circular Villeroy & Boch wash basins.
The study provides access to another double bedroom with Velux windows where the garden can be viewed from the bed. From the study stairs lead to the second floor of the property that has the potential to be further developed into additional bedrooms, or a stunning master suite subject to the relevant planning permissions.
Vendor Insight - This utterly charming Grade II listed stone-built period home enjoys a wonderfully picturesque setting in the glorious Derbyshire countryside. It was without doubt the location that sold this house to us when we came across it fourteen years ago, says Philippa. It sits on a quiet lane and is completely surrounded by little other than rolling farmland and woodland so the views are to die for, and its a wonderful place for both walking locally and cycling, particularly on the High Peak Trail . We also have Carsington Water just a stones throw away, where you can sail and windsurf. All in all, its one of those places that offers a superb quality of life. At the weekends weve been able to come home, switch off and fully enjoy the great outdoors.
The house needed a huge amount of work doing to it when we bought it; structurally it was fine, but it was crying out to be updated and so we embarked upon quite an ambitious project of refurbishment. We added a large extension, which gave us a gorgeous new family room with a beautiful vaulted ceiling that really enhances the overall feeling of space, and just next door to that we installed my dream kitchen something Im going to miss terribly when we leave. We also had the bathrooms stylishly refurbished and the whole house was beautifully decorated in various shades of white, which not only allows the original features to shine, but also serves to unify each space. We really couldnt be more pleased with the results. The house retains every bit of its original character and charm, but its now very much a house for modern family life.
When we came to Blackwall the outside space was full of small self-seeded trees and there was little flat garden. We gradually cleared much of the woodland and really opened up the space, continues Philippa. The land slopes up and away from the house, but weve created a large flat lawn to one side where we have a lovely seating area under a gazebo. Its a wonderful spot for outdoor entertaining where we can sit and eat while soaking in the most spectacular views.
The house is so beautiful and it has such a warm and welcoming atmosphere, but most of all Ill miss this spectacular location, says Philippa. I cant imagine there are many places quite so idyllic.
We are totally surrounded by natural beauty so when you gaze out at those spectacular views you really do feel miles from anywhere, however Ive never felt isolated. I can be in Wirksworth in ten minutes, Ashbourne in fifteen or Derby in twenty-five, so all of our day-to-day needs are catered for.
The kitchen and family room combined would have to be my favourite part of the house, says Philippa. One flows seamlessly into the other so we can all be together but doing different things. When we began renovating the house, I wanted to create a sense of easy modern living within this gorgeous period shell, and the kitchen and family room achieves that beautifully.
Just off the new family room is a glass atrium that leads to the fourth bedroom. It has a lovely little shower room and a dressing room, and because its slightly separate from the main accommodation its great for guests.
Outside - The property is set within an acre of grounds with stunning views to the south and west. It is accessed via the gates to the stone driveway with landscaped terraced boarders that provide stunning views across the local countryside. The garden includes a south facing courtyard garden, a large lawned area with a cedar wood gazebo with full electrics and patio that makes it ideal for entertaining. An unspoilt woodland area rises above the property with the added benefit of an old disused blast room that would make a fantastic kids den or summer house.
Location - The village of Kirk Ireton is located between Ashbourne and Wirksworth. Local amenities in the area include The Barley Mow Pub, the C of E primary school, and also benefits from being in the catchment area for Anthony Gell school in Wirksworth. Within a few minutes walk is Carsington Water, and within a few minutes drive are the picturesque town of Ashbourne and the stunning Peak District National Park.
For those looking for good commuter links Derby is only 13 miles away, the A38 and the A50 are just 25 minutes and 30 minutes respectively, and East Midlands Airport is just 26 miles away.
Services To The Property - Mains water via a neighbouring property and mains electricity are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating, LPG Gas for the kitchen cooker, and a septic tank. Broadband is also connected to the property.
Local Authority - Derbyshire Dales. Band F
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors agents Fine & Country Contact Greg Perrins.
Fine And Country Opening Hours - Monday to Friday9.00 am - 8.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Sunday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
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.
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- Large stone-built Grade II Listed Period Property
- Stunning Master Suite with Ensuite
- Bespoke Kitchen and Breakfast area
- Beautiful tranquil location
- Living Room with log burner
- Family Room, Study & Utility Room
- Sitting / Dining Room with log burner
- Set in 1 acre of grounds with stunning views
- Large gravel driveway
- Loft space with lots of potential