Offers Over £1,250,000
Burley Hill, Allestree, Derby, Derbyshire
A distinct home designed by the current owners occupying a wonderful edge of village position offering exceptional views over surrounding countryside. The home is wonderfully presented throughout and has been finished to an impressive standard benefiting from triple glazing and with high specification appliances and fittings completing the home. Sitting on a 0.8 acre plot being the front courtyard and formal gardens, the home offers the versatility of operating a commercial enterprise from home with its detached office building. The home boasts a stunning kitchen with vaulted ceilings leading to the dining area and an open plan aspect then further leads into the spacious lounge area. There are two ground floor bedrooms accessed off an inner reception area, which has a bathroom and could be used as an annex or self contained apartment. To complete the ground floor there is a study/bedroom 5 plus cloakroom and utility room. To the first floor are two exceptional en-suite bedrooms with master featuring a dressing suite and steam room and balcony overlooking the magnificent views.
There is an additional full size menage and 3 acre paddock with stables for sale by separate negotiation.
Accommodation - A distinct and most versatile home designed by the current owners occupying a wonderful edge of village position offering exceptional views over surrounding countryside. The home is wonderfully presented throughout and has been finished to an impressive standard benefiting from triple glazing and high specification appliances and fittings completing the home. The home features a grand reception hallway with a galleried staircase leading to the first-floor bedrooms. There is a well-appointed cloakroom and double doors leading to an inner reception room complete with small kitchen area and direct access to the rear garden. This in turn leads to two double bedrooms and a bathroom. This wing of the home could easily be utilised as a separate annex or self contained apartment offering independent living. There is a further study room with French doors overlooking the rear garden which can be used a bedroom 5.
The real heart of this home is the fully open style lounge, dining area and kitchen within the home. Beautifully appointed and complete with under floor heating the room has a large lounge area with floor to ceiling glass on 2 elevations which faces south and maximises the beautiful open countryside views. The lounge is fitted with a floor to ceiling Modus Boley gas fire with glass chimney and under-lit marble hearth.. There is a further elevated seating area leading to the dining area which is open to the high specification kitchen which comes complete with stunning vaulted ceilings and full height prow windows offering the views again and a quality of fitments rarely seen in many homes. There are black granite work surfaces in the main kitchen area whilst cream Corian work surfaces feature upon the central island unit and breakfast bar. Gagganau appliances include the hob, oven, microwave, warming draw, indoor bbq and built-in steamer. There is an America style fridge freezer and Miele dishwasher. The whole open plan area is complemented by a unique Bruck lighting system and integral and linked speaker systems and must be viewed to be appreciated. To finalise the ground floor there is a utility room leading to the media plant room which links the home to systems such as a central vacuum system, a Homeworks home automation panel which, distributes audio, video etc. This area also houses a hub for the cat 5 cabling installed in every room.
Accessed off the galleried landing, the second bedroom suite is a generous room having a dressing area with a great range of fitted wardrobes and an open plan full en suite with double ended bath and double shower, toilet and bidet. The master bedroom suite is a delightful light and airy room and offers access onto a private rear facing balcony which maximise stunning views over countryside. With floor to ceiling windows on 2 elevations and vaulted ceilings, this south facing room is flooded with natural light. To further add to the facilities on offer is there is a dressing room complete with full height mirrored wardrobes, leading through to a well appointed ensuite with Jacuzzi bath and again boasting amazing views. There is also a shower/steam cubicle with 2 seats and body jets for ultimate luxury.
Outside - The home is accessed via secure wrought iron electrically operated gates and these open to a front courtyard with parking for many vehicles and a separate parking area for staff in front of the detached office building. There is a double garage and then pathway leading to the stone pillared front entrance and carved mahogany double doors. The rear of the home has a south east Facing orientation making the most of the stunning sun rises and countryside can be seen from across the homes exterior. The formal gardens are of a generous size and feature a variety of seating areas and patio including an oversize chess set and all the gardens offer great privacy.
Formed from the double garage and in addition to, is a detached office building purpose built to house the current owners business needs and perfect for those looking to maximise home comforts whilst running their commercial affairs. The building has a conference room, cloakroom and a main office building complete with Cat 5 data points to 11 desk stations within the office. This air-conditioned building could be utilised for a number of purposes such as gym facility, spa area, home cinema, prestige car collection, workshop, consulting rooms or further residential accommodation subject to planning.
There is the option of purchasing via separate negotiation additional land being some 3 acres including stabling and a menage.
Vendor Interview - Built just 15 years ago by the current owners, Highgate House is a beautifully bright and spacious family home in the most idyllic of locations. We wanted to take full advantage of the 240 views of the surrounding countryside say the owners, so we have used lots of glass in the design of the house so that we can enjoy the rising and setting of the sun.
The house is light, airy and sunny, and extremely spacious; the owners continue, the rooms are huge with vaulted ceilings. Due to glass on two sides of the master bedroom, we can lie in bed and see the sun rise and move round to the ethereal church spire in the distance, which pokes out of the mist that hangs over the river. Its just breathtaking. On bonfire night, we can even lie in bed and watch firework displays in three directions, from the Golf Clubs and Derby centre!
Location - Set on the Allestree/Duffield border, this home is located in one of Derbys most favoured suburbs. Benefitting from the popular catchment area of Ecclesbourne School it is also within easy reach of many of the areas best private schools including the acclaimed Repton School, Ockbrook, Trent College and Derby High School and Derby University. The home is located adjacent to the municipal Golf Course and facilities in the area include the nearby Park Farm shopping centre. The home offers ease of access into Derby City Centre and is conveniently located for many commuter links such as the A38, A52 and A6 giving a range of access across the East Midlands. Derby train station offers a direct mainline train to London, which can be reached in 1hr 20 mins. The Peak District and all its attractions are close by also.
For those with equestrian interests, the property is very well positions for a number of local hunt meeting:
Four Shires Bloodhounds
High Peak Hunt
Meynell & South Staffordshire Hunt
Local Authority - Amber Valley Borough Council
Viewing Arrangements - Strictly via the vendors agents Fine & Country - Contact Lee Armstrong on 07496 710557
Website - www.fineandcountry.com/uk/derbyshire
Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Sunday 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Directions - Take A6 from Derby city centre, crossing over the roundabout at A38. Travel past the Shell petrol station and a few shops and out into the countryside. Once past the entrance to Allestree Park on the left hand side, the property can be found approx. 200 yards further along on the right hand side. Highgate House is clearly marked at the entrance gates.
Agents 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.
- Architect designed family home
- Over 3800 ft2 of luxury accommodation
- Internal viewing essential
- Fantastic open plan reception room
- Four bedrooms & three bathrooms
- Detached office building for commercial use
- Amazing views to the rear
- Edge of village private location
- Gated access leading to courtyard
- Equestrian facilities by separate negotiation