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Price guide £855,000

Sold subject to contract

Clifton Cottage, Clifton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2GL
8 Bedroomed Detached House

Key Features

  • Gas central heating
  • Reception hall
  • Fitted guests cloakroom
  • Drawing room with feature fireplace and deep bay window
  • Second sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Large breakfast kitchen with gas fired Aga
  • Separate utility room
  • Walk-in larder
  • Galleried landing


Clifton Cottage comprises a fine detached Georgian period residence believed to date from the mid 18th Century with later Victorian extensions including a third staircase to the side and further two storey extension to the rear. The house is of double fronted appearance constructed of brick beneath a roof of Staffordshire blue tiles with the front elevation relieved by central dormer windows to the second floor and imposing double cant bay window. Attention is drawn to the mature lace-cap climbing Hydrangea to the side.

Internal inspection will reveal very versatile family accommodation laid out on three floors and attention is drawn to the drawing room. Interesting second sitting room which combines with the first floor bedroom above was understood to have at some stage be used as a very high ceiling two storey music room and hence the ornate coving to the first bedroom. The principal bedroom to the first floor may have also at some stage been a first floor sitting room with its fine period fireplace and French doors opening onto a balcony taking full advantage of the rear views.

The house has a sweeping tarmacadam drive approach flanked by a foregarden incorporating a lawn with abundance of crocuses and snowdrops and includes evergreen shrubs and fine specimen trees and culminates in a turning circle immediately in front of the property. The secondary entrance drive leads past the main garage block to the courtyard and connects with the principal drive. The property enjoys far reaching views over the Dove Valley to the rear.


Clifton Edge comprises a charming cottage ideal for holiday let or alternatively ancillary accommodation and includes a large first floor sitting room / dining room, fitted kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with a spiral staircase down to the ground floor comprising one additional large bedroom with en-suite shower room. In addition there is a garage and workshop within the same outbuilding and separate garaging for at least two cars. Enclosed south facing rear garden.


Clifton comprises a delightful small village just off the main Ashbourne to Lichfield road (A515) and has the benefit of a church and note primary school and is some 2 miles south west of the renowned market town of Ashbourne known as the gateway to Dovedale and the famous Peak District National Park which comprises Britains oldest national park and provides some stunning and beautiful scenery. The town provides some interesting range of period architecture, shops schools and leisure activities and the City of Derby some 12 miles to the east provides a more extensive range of facilities. The A50 dual carriageway situated some 6 to 7 miles to the south of the village of Clifton providing convenient onward access to Stoke on Trent and the M6 motorway to the west and other east midland centres the M1 motorway and East Midlands International Airport to the east. Local private education includes Denstone College, Abbotsholme, Repton School, Trent College, Derby High School for girls, Derby Boys Grammar School and secondary education is provided by the highly rated Ashbourne grammar school. Local leisure facilities include Ashbourne golf course, Carsington Water with its trout fishing and sailing facilities and there are come delightful local walks.


RECEPTION HALL  -  3.94m x 4.02m (12'11" x 13'2")

With half panelled walls. Moulded cornice. Feature small brick fireplace with raised hearth, display mantel over and adjacent arched alcove with fitted display shelving. Double panel and single panel central heating radiators. Exposed polished wooden floor boards with inset matwell.


With pedestal wash basin and low suite w.c. Parquet wood block flooring. Central heating radiator. Automatic extractor fan.

FINE DRAWING ROOM  -  6.88m x 5.08m (22'7" x 16'8")

The former measurement taken into a cant and square bay window incorporating twin French doors to a sun terrace and the delightful rear garden. Feature open fireplace with dressed natural stone surround, raised hearth and display mantle. The wrought iron gate on two dogs is included. Picture rail. Moulded cornice. Three central heating radiators (two with display shelves over).


With feature exposed original Minton tiled floor. Panelled staircase to the first floor off with fine period oak balustrade incorporating banister rail and turned balusters.


With brick floor, wine bins and thrawls. (An ideal wine cellar maintaining an ambient temperature and also incorporating an electric extractor fan.

SECOND SITTING ROOM  -  5.85m x 4.24m (19'2" x 13'11")

Again the full measurement taken into a wide cant bay window. Feature brick fireplace and chimney breast having a raised brick heath and open fire grate. Central heating radiator. Coved cornice. Picture / wall light point. Telephone jack point.

L-SHAPED DINING ROOM  -  6.31m x 3.22m (20'8" x 10'7")

A most charming room with feature fireplace having a period surround, brick interior, raised brick and tiled hearth and Kohlangaz Living Flame burning coal gas fire. Exposed brick work to one wall. Two central heating radiators. Picture / wall light points. Windows overlooking the rear garden.


Having an original red and blue quarry tiled floor. Secondary staircase to the first floor off with useful cloaks and storage cupboard beneath plus further storage cupboard over. BOILER ROOM Off housing an Ideal Imax gas fired central heating boiler.

WELL PROPORTIONED BREAKFAST KITCHEN  -  4.89m x 4.27m (16'1" x 14'0")

Having a Chinese slate effect tiled floor. Full room width roll edged preparation surface with ceramic tiled surround, inset twin bowl stainless steel sink unit (mixer tap) under cupboards, drawers and appliance space beneath including plumbing for a dishwasher, adjacent cooker recess. The free standing Kenwood electric double oven finished in stainless steel incorporating a four plate ceramic hob is included in the sale. Range of eye level cupboards. Further recess suitable for an upright fridge freezer. Chimney with illuminated arch recess incorporating a gas fired two oven Aga with tiled displays on either side having tray / towel recesses beneath. Adjacent arched alcove with fitted shelving. Floor to ceiling shelved storage cupboard. White painted panelled ceiling. Window with original shutters overlooking the front garden.

UTILITY / LAUNDRY ROOM  -  4.92m x 2.30m (16'2" x 7'7")

Having a ceramic tiled floor. Roll edged work surface with inst twin bowl stainless steel sink unit (mixer tap), under cupboards, adjacent hot and cold plumbing and waste for an automatic washing matching plus duct for a tumble dryer. Fitted shelving. Fitted wall cupboards and base cupboard plus LARDER OFF with matching ceramic tiled floor. Tiled cold shelf. Further fitted shelving. Half glazed door from the utility room to REAR HALL having a blue brick floor and arched door to the courtyard area.


With balustrade to match the staircase. The stairs continue to the second floor off again with charming solid oak balustrade. Central heating radiator.

FRONT BEDROOM ONE  -  5.86m x 4.28m (19'3" x 14'1")

The first measurement taken into a wide cant bay window overlooking the entrance drive and the courtyard area. The measurements also include the depth of large four door wardrobe with shelving and hanging rail. Central heating radiator. Wall light point. Particular attention is drawn to the decorative cornice.

FRONT BEDROOM TWO  -  4.06m x 4.28m (13'4" x 14'1")

Feature fireplace having a polished wood surround with display mantel, tiled and cast iron interior together with tiled hearth. Central heating radiator. Coved cornice. Door to:


With staircase in two flights down to a SEPARATE SIDE ENTRANCE HALL with panelled door incorporating a can light to the garden.


Having white suite including a tiled shower with recessed electric shower fitting. Pedestal wash basin. Mosaic tiled ceramic tiled splashback with strip light over. Low suite w.c. Central heating radiator. Ceramic tiled floor.


Bedroom two, the shower room and staircase ideally form a separate annex suitable for an au pair, teenager etc if desired.

A short staircase from the principal landing provides access to:

BEDROOM THREE (PRINCIPAL BEDROOM)  -  5.70m x 5.09m (18'8" x 16'8")

A very interesting room which may in the past have comprised a first floor sitting room. The first measurement taken into a wide cant bay window with shutters and incorporating twin French doors to a balcony having an ornamental wrought iron balustrade and this area taking full advantage of a fine view over the garden and countryside of the Dove Valley beyond. The room features a most interesting moulded cornice, impressive period fireplace having a polished marble surround, cast iron and tiled interior together with a quarry tiled hearth. Exposed polished wood floor boards. Central heating radiator with display shelf over.

REAR BEDROOM FOUR  -  3.97m x 3.17m (13'0" x 10'5")

Feature fireplace with white painted surround incorporating display mantel and cast iron interior. Central heating radiator.


With useful built-in storage cupboard.


Having a white suite complemented by feature ceramic half wall tiling to two walls. Tiled panelled bath with period styled chromium plated mixer tap incorporating a hand shower. Pedestal wash basin with mirror fronted medicine cabinet and lighting over. Low suite w.c. Central heating radiator. Sash windows to the side and rear.

FRONT BEDROOM FIVE  -  4.80m x 3.57m (15'9" x 11'9")

Tiled fireplace. Alcove. Moulded cornice. Central heating radiator. Window.

REAR BEDROOM SIX  -  4.89m x 2.33m (16'1" x 7'8")

Period fireplace with white painted surround incorporating a display mantel and arched cast iron interior. Two central heating radiators. The room benefits from a double aspect having windows to the side and rear.


Again having a white suite having a panelled bath with mosaic style ceramic tile surround. Separate shower over with shower curtain. Pedestal wash basin matching tiled splash back. Low suite w.c. Central heating radiator. Large airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder, fitted immersion heater and slatted shelving. Wall mounted full length mirror.


Matching the staircase. Two revealed purlins.

BEDROOM SEVEN  -  5.38m x 4.07m (17'8" x 13'4")

Feature period fireplace with display mantle and arch cast iron interior. Exposed purlins. Curtained wardrobe with hanging rail and storage shelf. Electric night storage heaters.

BEDROOM EIGHT (PRESENTLY USED AS A GAMES ROOM)  -  4.05m x 4.42m (13'3" x 14'6")

Again featuring a period fireplace with display mantle and arch cast iron interior. Exposed purlins. Electric night storage heater. Alcove. Double glazed window.

ATTIC ROOM / PLAY ROOM  -  3.23m x 4.10m (10'7" x 13'5")

Exposed purlins.


The property is approached by a gently rising tarmacadamed driveway with turning circle and providing car parking and turning in front of the main residence. There is a wide opening via a gravelled driveway to a courtyard mainly walled providing additional car parking and turning and access to:


Providing garage facilities for at least two cars measuring with useful loft storage facilities, window to the rear and two openings to the front.

Further semi enclosed COURTYARD AREA between the main residence and the cottage, gravelled with external cold water hose tap, rear wall and wrought iron hand gate designed to match the balustrade of the principal bedroom.The grounds to the rear of Clifton Cottage must be seen to be fully appreciated, partially walled to one side and well screened by a varied selection of trees and shrubs including some fine specimen trees and also incorporating a gravelled sun terrace and patio bordered by natural stone. Extensive sweeping shaped lawn with inset rocker, raised herbaceous borders and beds, further inset shrubbery borders and beds and banking to one side containing a very interesting and varied selection of plants shrubs and trees. The garden also enjoys a high degree of privacy FURTHER TWO STOREY BRICK AND STAFFORDSHIRE BLUE TILED OUTBUILDING the ground floor of which includes:GENERAL STOREWORKSHOP with blue brick paved floor and it is understood to be the remains of the original blacksmiths forge. Wall mounted gas fired boiler.BUILT-IN WOOD STOREADJACENT INTEGRAL GARAGE NUMBER THREE 5.25m x 2.75m (172 x 90) having a blue brick floor, electric light and twin timber entrance doors.


- A separate cottage within the grounds which has proved to be a successful holiday let alternatively is ideal as a separate annex or guests accommodation. The inset range of outbuilding as referred to above are incorporated within the same building. Stone steps with balustrade to the first floor with stable style door to:

DINING KITCHEN  -  4.82m x 3.03m (15'10" x 9'11")

Maximum dimensions and including range of fitted units, including stainless steel sink unit, mixer tap, tiled splashback and sill, under cupboard and drawer, adjacent simulated marble roll edged work surface with under cupboards, drawers and appliance space beneath including plumbing for a dishwasher. Further matching base unit with under cupboard, drawer and appliance space beneath. Fitted shelved tall cupboard. Cooker recess with electric cooker control point. Xpelair electric extractive fan. Fluorescent light fitting. Airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder with insulated hot water cylinder and shelving.

SITTING / DINING ROOM  -  6.50m x 5.00m (21'4" x 16'5")

Revealed roof truss. Corner fireplace with polished wood surround incorporating display mantel, raised heart and fitted Godin cast iron stove (wood burner). Adjacent recessed cupboard. Double panel central heating radiator. Panelled dado rail to three walls. Arched display alcove with fitted shelving. TV aerial point. Oriel bay window overlooking the garden. Spiral staircase down to the main bedroom.

BEDROOM TWO  -  2.87m x 2.97m (9'5" x 9'9")

With central heating radiator. Revealed ceiling truss. Part dado panelling to one wall.


With white suite comprising panelled bath with tiled surround. Pedestal wash basin again with tiled surround. Low suite w.c. Strip light and electric shaver point. Central heating radiator. Fitted base storage cupboard.

GROUND FLOOR PRINCIPAL BEDROOM  -  4.95m x 4.02m (16'3" x 13'2")

With two double panel central heating radiators. Display alcove. Revealed ceiling beam. Panelled door to.


Having a white suite complemented by ceramic white tiling to three walls and ceramic tiled floor. Shower with Mira shower fitting. Pedestal wash basin with adjacent electric shaver point. Low suite w.c. Central heating radiator. Extractor fan.

Clifton Edge has the benefit of a delightful very private area of garden to the rear facing south being walled and part screened by mature laurel and including an extensive sun terrace, steps up to a lawn retained by stone and brick walling. Further raised gravelled area with rockery border.The Hot Spring fully covered and plugged in heated SPA BATH may be purchased separately if desired.


- All fitted carpets, curtains and light fittings together with the furnishing contents of Clifton Edge may be purchased separately if desired.


- The approach from Ashbourne town centre is via the A515 Lichfield Road eventually turning right where signposted for the village of Clifton. Proceed to the village centre and Clifton Cottage will be located on the right hand side immediately after the crossroads.


- Strictly by appointment through Scargill Mann & Co - Ashbourne Office 01335 345460 (SA 27.01.2016)

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