Horsley House stands in land of just over 8 acres and there is an option to purchase a further 3 acres with fishing rights. The drive leads up to the house between the orchard and a wood. At the top there is ample parking space along side a garage and workshop. A short distance from the house stands a substantial stone barn previously used for animals but has various potential alternative uses subject to planning permission. All rooms in the house have original oak beams and most have stone mullioned windows. The property benefits from solar panels and a biomass boiler for central heating and hot water. Water and drainage are by private means. Spring water is collected in a tank within a small building near the drive entrance. It is connected to a bladder system and pumped up to the house.
The house is entered via a small conservatory. Over the door leading into the large farmhouse dining kitchen is the date 1640. In what was once the inglenook, with an opening to an old bread oven, is a modern eletric "Everhot " range above which is an extractor hood. One wall is fitted with solid wood kitchen units inset with a Belfast sink and mixer tap. A door leads out to steps down to the front garden.
Off the kitchen is a cosy sitting room with a log burner and there is a larger sitting room also with a log burner set in an original large stone fireplace The cellar, with base of a cheese press, thrall and small windows, is beneath the large sitting room and accessed from steps off the kitchen.
A staircase leads to the first floor landing with a large window looking to the fields at the back of the house. To the right is a large double bedroom with exposed original stone fireplace and windows facing south. A single bedroom is to the left off the landing. Stairs lead up to the walk-in attic, which is the full length of the house and with a side window and a sky light and has potential for extra rooms.
Another door off the landing leads to a large sitting room, one side having a small wardrobe and also a WC. There is a small bathroom with spa bath with shower over and a washbasin. At the side of this is a further double bedroom overlooking the orchard.
A passageway goes to a modern bathroom with washbasin, slipper bath, corner shower cubicle, WC and benefitting from under floor heating. Beyond this a study/single bedroom with patio doors leading out to a balcony overlooking the top of the driveway.
Outside attached to the house is a utillity room with range of storage units and housing the hot water cylinders. Next to it a WC. A patio overlooks the orchard with extensive views of the valley and leads to a dog compound with dog shed. An old stone pig sty with tiled roof serves as a wood store.
The stone barn has a new tiled roof and a concrete floor and is split into three areas each with access doorways. Previously its use was for cattle and could continue for animals or there is potential for alteration to a three bedroom accommodation or a work area etc. (STC)
Horsley House is 4 miles from the market town of Ashbourne with a choice of 4 supermarkets. There is a well known local Secondary School and three Primary Schools . Also within a few miles the surrounding villages each have small Primary Schools. Derby city with rail station is approximately 18 miles away. Bus services from Ashbourne go to the towns of Derby, Uttoxeter 13 miles, Bakewell 13 milesl, Buxton 18 miles and local villages.
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From the horse's mouth
The 17th century stonebuilt house with stone mullions and old oak beams is in a peaceful, tranquil setting overlooking a beautiful valley.
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