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Manor House, Back Lane, Calton, Ashbourne, Staffordshire, ST10 3JX
4 Bedroomed Detached House

Key Features

  • Manor House Modernised oil centrally heated accommodation
  • Reception hall
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Second sitting room / study
  • Spacious bespoke fitted breakfast kitchen
  • Utility / laundry room
  • Fitted guests cloakroom Vaulted wine cellar
  • Four bedrooms
  • Bathroom


A unique opportunity to acquire a fine three storey detached early Victorian period residence of much charm and character set in grounds extending to approximately 1 acre and also including a superb detached stone built barn conversion providing ancillary accommodation to the main residence, alternatively possibly holiday let etc subject to planning.

Manor House is of symmetrical double fronted appearance typical of this era constructed of stone relieved by brick facing to the front elevation, dressed stone lintels, sills and quoins. The rest of the house is of Derbyshire limestone construction again with a side and rear elevations relieved by dress stone lintels, sills, door reveals and quoins. The roof is of hipped construction finished with Staffordshire blue tiles. It is set back from the road behind a dry stone wall having a central entrance gate on dressed stone pillar mounts and there is a central garden path with lawns to either side.

Fascinatingly the property has only had two previous owners from new and interestingly it would appear, accordingly to records, there may have been a building on this site from the late 1600s.

Internal inspection will reveal versatile oil centrally heated family accommodation laid out on three floors and has been most sympathetically modernised and re-equipped to an exceptionally high standard, featuring a large reception hall with particularly attractive staircase to the first floor off. Principal sitting room with period fireplace, dining room, second sitting room / study, very spacious bespoke fitted breakfast kitchen including a four oven Aga, utility / laundry room, fitted guest cloakroom and excellent vaulted wine cellar. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, together with a bathroom and separate shower room and on the second floor the original staff accommodation, now used as a general store.

Manor Barn comprises a superb barn conversion situated to the rear of the house within the garden and provides superbly appointed oil centrally heated double glazed accommodation including hall, sitting room, dining room, fitted breakfast kitchen, ground floor shower room / guest cloakroom and on the first floor there are two bedrooms and a principal bathroom.

The property is approached by a Tarmacadam driveway culminating in a car parking and turning area and access to a large stone built workshop. The grounds are delightful with lawns, extensive terraces, kitchen garden, soft fruit garden and the paddock has gated access to Back Lane. It would be noted from the site plan attached that both the front boundary and the rear boundaries back onto Back Lane which surrounds the village.


Calton is a delightful un-spoilt conservation village situated in the Peak District National Park and has the benefit of a village church (St Marys C of E). The village also has the benefit of a post box and very active village hall. Primary education is available at either Waterhouses or Ilam and secondary schools including Thomas Elleyne at Uttoxeter or Queen Elizabeths Grammar School at Ashbourne. Local private education includes Repton, Denstone, Abbotsholme, Derby High School and Derby Boys Grammar School. The village is within easy access to local centres including Leek approx. 10 miles; Stoke 16 miles; the famous market town of Ashbourne 5 miles; and the City of Derby lies some 13 miles west of Ashbourne. Ashbourne also has an excellent range of shopping and recreational facilities including golf club at Clifton. The Manifold Valley, Dovedale and Tissington Trail are all within very easy reach.


Six panel entrance door with brass furniture and fan light over featuring gothic styled glazing bar detail.

RECEPTION HALL  -  2.69m x 6.20m (8'10" x 20'4")

Maximum dimensions including fine panelled staircase to the first floor off with attractive balustrade featuring an original newel post and polished hardwood banister rail and delicate balusters. Minton tiled floor. Central heating radiator. Moulded cornice. Ceiling rose. Dado rail. Under stairs storage cupboard.

The two principal reception room feature six panelled doors with attractive period fluted architrave surrounds.

SITTING ROOM  -  4.78m x 4.74m (15'8" x 15'7")

A very pleasant light room having the benefit of a double aspect with secondary glazed sash windows to the south and westerly elevations. Feature fireplace having an exceptionally attractive Hopton wood stone (limestone) surround featuring detailed fossil relief and incorporating display mantel. Tiled interior. Tiled hearth and log burning stone. Laminate flooring. Central heating radiator. TV point. Moulded cornice and ceiling rose.

DINING ROOM  -  4.55m x 4.78m (14'11" x 15'8")

A further very well proportioned room featuring fireplace with hand painted surround incorporating a display mantel, tiled interior, tiled hearth. Moulded dado rail, ceiling rose and cornice. Oak laminate flooring. Central heating radiator. Secondary glazed sash window.


With central heating radiator. Ceramic tiled floor. Stable style door to the rear garden.


With electric light and range of fitted shelving and large storage cupboard over.

SECOND SITTING ROOM / STUDY  -  4.79m x 2.89m (15'9" x 9'6")

Solid polished oak flooring. Moulded cornice and ceiling rose. Central heating radiator. Double glazed window. The three hand crafted wall mounted book cases are all included.


Excellent range of attractive matching units having a hand painted finish and complimented by extensive polished granite preparation surfaces with matching upstand plus tiled surround, one area taken into a bay and incorporating a recess deep white glazed Belfast sink with mixer tap over. Under cupboards, drawers and appliance space beneath the Bosch Exxcel dishwasher is included in the sale. Central four oven oil fired Aga enameled in white with additional two plate electric ceramic hob in feature fireplace surround incorporating panelling and over mantel display. On either side granite preparation surfaces, illuminated displays over and under cupboards. The dresser unit to match incorporating granite preparation surface, cupboard and china display cabinet over with glass doors and fluted surround. One additional storage cupboard. Space suitable for an upright fridge freezer. Ceramic tiled floor. This room also has the benefit of a double aspect with double glazed window to the side and rear.

UTILITY / LAUNDRY ROOM  -  3.36m x 1.57m to 1.20m (11'0" x 5'2" to 3'11")

Off the second sitting room. Roll edged preparation surface with tiled surround, inset stainless steel sink (mixer tap), under cupboards, drawers and appliance space beneath including plumbing for an automatic washing machine. Further matching preparation surface with Worcester Green Star heatslave oil fired central heating boiler beneath. Double eye level cupboard. Display shelf. Central heating radiator. Double glazed windows to the side and rear. Limestone flag flooring.


Having superior styled white fittings by Sanitan including a corner wash basin with tiled surround, low suite WC. Central heating radiator. Electric meter cupboard. Limestone flag flooring.

Door from the rear hall and staircase to:

EXCELLENT VAULTED WINE CELLAR  -  5.97m x 2.10m (19'7" x 6'11")

(Overall dimensions) Which has been tanked and features flagstone flooring, stone thralls, electric lighting and power. One area also forming a utility room with fitted coat hooks and suitable for chest and upright fridge freezers.



And feature spacious HALF LANDING again with dado rail plus moulded cornice and ceiling rose.

BEDROOM ONE  -  4.79m x 4.37m (15'9" x 14'4")

The first measurement taken to the side of the chimney breast and the second to the face of the excellent full room width range of bedroom furniture comprising wardrobes and storage cupboard, two double curtained glazed doors and range of storage cupboards over. Two central heating radiators. Secondary glazed sash window.


Very attractively re-equipped to a period style having white fittings complemented by ceramic floor and wall tiling and including a large shower cubicle with period styled chromium plated shower fitting including head and hand shower. Heritage pedestal wash basin with lighting and mirror over. Low suite WC. Chromium plated heated towel rail / radiator. Wall mounted electric fan assisted heater. Secondary glazed sash window. Please Note Attention is drawn to the silver plated bathroom fittings which are included.

Panelled and glazed door to INNER LANDING

BEDROOM TWO  -  4.77m x 4.40m (15'8" x 14'5")

Feature fireplace believed to be original having a painted surround, display mantel and cast iron interior. Central heating radiator. Secondary glazed sash window.

BEDROOM THREE  -  3.56m x 2.67m (11'8" x 8'9")

Central heating radiator. Double glazed window.


Central heating radiator. Staircase to the second floor off in three flights with attractive balustrade featuring delicate turned balusters and useful under stairs linen cupboard with electric light and slatted shelving.

BEDROOM FOUR  -  4.90m x 4.99m (16'1" x 16'4")

Comprising the large guest bedroom. Feature fireplace having a polished pine surround incorporating a display mantel plus raised hearth and original cast iron interior. Central heating radiator. Double glazed window.


Again attractively appointed to a period style having white fittings complemented by ceramic wall and floor tiling and including a double ended bath on four feet with central period styled chromium plated mixer tap incorporating a hand shower. Heritage pedestal wash basin with mirror and lighting over. Separate large shower with chromium plated shower fitting. Low suite WC. Central heating radiator / chromium plated heated towel rail. Wall mounted electric heater. Double glazed window.



Forming a display area.

LARGE ATTIC ROOM  -  8.81m x 4.32m (28'11" x 14'2")

Believed to be the original servants quarters with exposed trusses and the measurements including two useful large stores. Velux double glazed roof light.


Very pleasant lawned garden immediately to the rear bordered by dry stone walling and neat beech hedging and including natural stone paths to the side, rear and directly across the principal lawn with well stocked herbaceous border to the foot of the garden and archway with steps down to a very extensive secluded sun terrace immediately in front of Manor Barn and including raised beds and to one corner there is a useful stone built garden store / potting shed. Stone arch with twin timber doors to the side driveway.

The property is approached via a five bar entrance gate and a tarmacadamed driveway which continues past the main house and past the barn culminating in an extensive car parking and turning area. The drive also continues via a grassed drive to a further gate to the rear country lane.

The large rear garden / paddock area really must be seen to be appreciated bordered by rebuilt dry stone walls and having a five bar pedestrian gate, charming ornamental lily pond with ornamental bridge, raised pottage garden with varied soft fruit, fine central mature ash tree and further kitchen garden area. The fruit trees include apple, plum and cherry.

STONE BUILT OUTBUILDING  -  5.77m x 3.42m (18'11" x 11'3")

Comprising a LARGE WORKSHOP Internal measurements having a concrete floor, replaced roof, windows to either side and twin timber entrance doors. Electric light and power installed.

Separate oil storage tanks for both the main residence and the barn. Log store.


An exceptional stone built two storey barn within the grounds which has been completely renovated to form the most delightful two bedrooms detached home within the grounds as ancillary accommodation to the main house, also very suitable as a holiday let (subject to planning approval). The accommodation has the benefit of oil central heating, sealed unit double glazing and includes a door with double glazed inset to:


Useful built-in cloaks cupboard / storage cupboard with fitted coat hooks and shelf. Oak wood laminate flooring.


Fitted to a high standard with white fittings complemented by ceramic floor and wall tiling and including a bow fronted shower cubicle with chromium plated period styled shower fitting including head shower and hand shower. Pedestal wash basin with illuminated mirror over. Low suite WC. Central heating radiator. Extractor fan. Wall mounted electric heater.

Four panelled door to:

SPACIOUS LIGHT SITTING ROOM  -  4.50m x 4.32m (14'9" x 14'2")

The measurements including the attractive polished wood open tread staircase to the first floor off in two flights with matching balustrade and gallery over. TV aerial point. Two central heating radiators. Double glazed windows to the front and twin French windows with matching side screens to the rear terrace and providing a delightful view to the rear.Wide square archway to:

DINING ROOM  -  4.83m x 2.62m (15'10" x 8'7")

Matching wood oak effect laminate flooring. Central heating radiator. Twin double glazed French windows with matching side screens again to the rear terrace.

Panelled and glazed door to:

BREAKFAST KITCHEN  -  4.48m x 2.76m (14'8" x 9'1")

Having a ceramic tiled floor and excellent range of matching units including an L-shaped roll edged beech effect preparation surface with tiled surround, inset porcelain one and a half bowl sink (mixer tap), under cupboards plus drawers and appliance space beneath including plumbing for an automatic washing machine. Recessed Worcester oil fired central heating boiler. Inset Lamona four plate ceramic hob with variable speed extractor hood over. Eye level Lamona fan assisted electric oven with cupboards over and beneath. Range of eye level cupboards with concealed pelmet lighting illuminating the preparation surface. Central heating radiator. Double glazed window to the side and double glazed French window to the front terrace.



With central heating radiator. Velux double glazed roof light. Excellent built-in wardrobes and eaves storage cupboards. Exposed purlins.

BEDROOM ONE  -  3.02m x 4.28m (9'11" x 14'1")

The latter measurement being a maximum taken into the eaves. Exposed purlins. Central heating radiator. Double glazed window and Velux double glazed roof light.


Two additional eaves storage cupboards. Exposed purlin.

BEDROOM TWO  -  2.99m x 4.54m (9'10" x 14'11")

Exposed purlins. Velux double glazed roof light. Double glazed window. Central heating radiator.


Again attractively appointed with a white suite complemented by half wall tiling and ceramic floor tiling including a panelled bath with chromium plated mixer tap (incorporating a hand shower), pedestal wash basin with mirror and light over. Low suite WC. Central heating radiator. Wall mounted fan assisted electric heater. Velux double glazed roof light.


Immediately to the rear there is extensive natural stone paved sun terrace bordered by a dry stone wall. External lighting.


All fitted carpets, curtains and blinds are included in both the main house and the barn.


Staffordshire Moorlands District Council - F


The approach from Ashbourne is via the A52 Leek / Stoke road towards Mayfield turning right past the Hanging Bridge and continue up Swinscoe Hill and eventually at the Calton Moor crossroads turn immediately right thereafter as signposted for Calton. Continue into the village and the Manor House will be located on the right hand side just before the village church.


Strictly by appointment through Scargill Mann & Co Ashbourne Office (SA August 2015)

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