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Makeney Lodge, Duffield Bank, Makeney, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 0RS
6 Bedroomed Detached House

Key Features

  • Located on the outskirts of Duffield
  • Annex/home office accommodation
  • Warm south westerly aspect
  • Character features
  • Featured as one of the most interesting homes in Derbyshire
  • Period home with contemporary style living - much improved
  • Private walled garden
  • Gas central heating
  • Period sash windows
  • Double glazing (where stated)

GENERAL INFORMATION


Makeney Lodge comprises an imposing detached Georgian residence occupying this most superb elevated position commanding superb westerly views over the open countryside of the Derwent and Ecclesbourne Valleys.


The property is constructed of Derbyshire's sandstone beneath a roof of graded slate and the elevations are relieved by shutters and an extensive sun loggia, also forming an entrance porch and providing a charming sitting area to take full advantage of the views.


The property offers many character features, such as fireplaces, high ceilings, coving, internal window shutters, sash windows, internal panel doors, deep skirting boards and architraves.


An internal inspection is highly recommended to fully appreciate this charming home and in brief comprises, on the ground floor, fine reception hall with impressive Cantilevered Hopton stone staircase to first floor, lounge, family/dining room, well appointed kitchen/dining room, utility and cloakroom.


The feature first floor landing leads to five double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom.


The 'North Wing' is ideally suited as additional accommodation to the main house or as it was originally designed to form separate accommodation suitable for a relative, house-keeper or home office and is connected to the main house itself. The accommodation comprises, siting room/study, former kitchen (currently used as a gym), stairs leading to double bedroom six and en-suite.


The grounds form a delightful compliment to the house retained by natural stone walling, secluded coppice and lawned garden with steps to a productive kitchen garden with fruit trees and soft fruit bushes. The garden offers a high degree of privacy and a warm sunny aspect.


The property is approached via an entrance gateway giving access to a driveway providing parking for several cars leading to three garages.


LOCATION


Duffield Bank is located on the outskirts of the sought after village of Duffield, which offers highly regarded primary and secondary schools, Co-op stores, butcher, doctors, library and regular bus services operate along Duffield Road (A6).


The attractive hamlet of Makeney is noted for its historic Holly Bush Inn and Makeney Hall with its splendid grounds.


Belper, a thriving town is situated only two miles away and offers a more comprehensive range of amenities and leisure facilities.


For those who enjoy leisure pursuits, Chevin golf course located in Duffield is highly regarded and some delightful walks can be found in the neighbouring hills.


The property also lies with close proximity of Carsington Water and the famous market town of Ashbourne, known as the gateway to The Peak District.


Nearby transport links include the A6 and A38 which allow for swift onward travel to both north and south to the main motorway network and other East Midland's centres.


ACCOMMODATION


ON THE GROUND FLOOR


WIDE ENTRANCE PORCH

Pitched slate roof and forming sun loggia, with flag stone flooring and half glazed door opening into:


SPACIOUS RECEPTION HALL  -  32'5" x 12'8" x 7'8" (9.88m x 3.86m x 2.34m)

Deep skirting boards, architraves, coving to high ceiling, two radiators, exposed wood flooring and impressive Cantilevered Hopton stone staircase to the first floor with decorative cast iron balustrades.


LOUNGE WITH SUPERB VIEWS  -  31'5" x 22'6" into bay x 15'10" (9.58m x 6.86m int

Feature Edwardian fireplace incorporating multi-burner stove and charming fireside seats, deep skirting boards, architraves, coving to high ceiling, picture rail, four radiators, wide floor-to-ceiling sealed unit double glazed sash style bay window and two further sealed unit double glazed sash style windows with panel surround enjoying a fine westerly aspect taking full advantage of the magnificent views over the Derwent Valley countryside and six panel internal door.


FAMILY ROOM  -  40'6" x 23'9" (12.34m x 7.24m)

(Located off the kitchen). With period fireplace incorporating multi-burner stove, deep skirting boards, architraves, coving to high ceiling, period archway, two radiators, sealed unit double glazed wide sash style window and six panel internal door.


WELL APPOINTED KITCHEN/DINING ROOM  -  21'7" x 17'7" x 15'7" overall (6.58m x 5.36m x 4.7

Double Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap, base units with drawer and cupboard fronts, attractive Minerva stone worktops with matching central island and storage cupboards, plumbing for dishwasher, Rangemaster Classic 100 dual fuel oven (included in the sale at a successful sale price), two radiators, tile flooring with underfloor heating, spotlights to high ceiling, UPVC double glazed window with aspect over rear garden and UPVC double glazed French doors opening onto paved patio.


WALK-IN PANTRY  -  7'8" x 3'9" (2.34m x 1.14m)

Fitted shelving, tile flooring and six panel internal door.


UTILITY ROOM  -  11'7" x 9'8" x 3'9" (3.53m x 2.95m x 1.14m)

1½ stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, base cupboard under, plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for tumble dryer, UPVC double glazed window, radiator, tile flooring, space for fridge/freezer and access to kitchen and garage.


CLOAKROOM IN WHITE  -  8'2" x 4' (2.49m x 1.22m)

Low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, tile flooring, radiator and internal panel door.


REAR HALL  -  7'8" x 6'3" (2.34m x 1.91m)

Half glazed entrance door and door with access to:


VAULTED CELLAR  -  44'5" x 13'9" x 12' (13.54m x 4.19m x 3.66m)

Providing excellent storage.


ON THE FIRST FLOOR


SPACIOUS LANDING

Deep skirting boards, architraves, coving to high ceiling, two radiators, feature six pane window enjoying views across the Derwent Valley and second sash style window over looking the rear garden.


MASTER DOUBLE BEDROOM  -  16'8" x 16'8" (5.08m x 5.08m)

Feature period fireplace, deep skirting boards, architraves, coving to high ceiling, radiator, two matching sash style windows with panelling including original internal shutters offering delightful views of the Derwent Valley, two double fitted floor-to-ceiling wardrobes and stripped internal panel door.


LARGE EN-SUITE IN WHITE  -  11'3" x 7'8" (3.43m x 2.34m)

Double walk-in shower cubicle, twin bowl wash basins with mirror back and base cupboards under, low level w.c., attractive tile splash-backs and flooring, radiator, coving to high ceiling, sash style window with panelling and stripped internal panel door.


DOUBLE BEDROOM TWO  -  16' x 14' (4.88m x 4.27m)

Period fireplace, deep skirting boards, architraves, coving to high ceiling, radiator, two sash style windows with panelling and original internal shutters enjoying delightful views across the Derwent Valley and stripped internal panel door.


DOUBLE BEDROOM THREE  -  15'8" x 10'1" (4.78m x 3.07m)

Deep skirting boards, architraves, coving to high ceiling, radiator, sash style window with panelling including original internal shutters and stripped internal panel door.


DOUBLE BEDROOM FOUR  -  15'9" x 9'1" (4.80m x 2.77m)

Feature period fireplace, deep skirting boards, architraves, coving to high ceiling and sash window with panelling and original internal shutters.


BATHROOM IN WHITE  -  9'5" x 8'8" (2.87m x 2.64m)

Bath with electric shower and screen, wash basin with base cupboard under, low level w.c., tile splash-backs, radiator, deep skirting boards, architraves, coving to high ceiling, sash style window with panelling and stripped internal door.


INNER LANDING

With radiator, stairs to the second floor, window and half glazed stripped internal door.


SMALL LANDING AREA

With door to the valley and four panel stripped door leading to:


BEDROOM FIVE/STUDY  -  23'2" x 10'9" (7.06m x 3.28m)

Two radiators, skylight windows and two double glazed Velux windows.


THE NORTH WING


This area offers ideal accommodation for an Annex or people working from home.


ON THE GROUND FLOOR


SITTING ROOM  -  24'4" into bay x 15'8" overall (7.42m into bay x 4

Period fireplace with open grate fire, deep skirting boards, architraves, coving to ceiling, three radiators, bay window incorporating sash style windows enjoying delightful views across the Derwent Valley and UPVC double glazed window overlooking rear garden.


FORMER KITCHEN  -  9' x 8'3" (2.74m x 2.51m)

(Currently used as a gym).


ON THE FIRST FLOOR


DOUBLE BEDROOM SIX/GUEST ROOM  -  15'8" x 15'8" (4.78m x 4.78m)

Period feature fireplace, deep skirting boards, architraves, feature decorative high ceiling, radiator, wide sash style window with views across the Derwent Valley and beyond and internal six panel door.


EN-SUITE IN WHITE  -  5'4" x 4'8" (1.63m x 1.42m)

Separate shower cubicle, wash basin with storage cupboard under, tile splash-backs, electric heater and UPVC double glazed window.


INNER LANDING

(Which gives access to the first floor in the main house). Deep skirting boards, architraves, coving to high ceiling, sash style window with views across Derwent Valley and storage cupboard.


ADDITIONAL W.C.  -  6'2" x 3'2" (1.88m x 0.97m)

Low level w.c., skylight window and panel door.


OUTSIDE & GARDENS


The property is approached via an entrance gate of dress stone pillar, bordered by high stone walls giving way to a Tarmacadam driveway providing standing spaces for several cars and incorporates a raised and well stocked garden area. The driveway gives access to:


GARAGE ONE  -  17'2" x 8'9" (5.23m x 2.67m)

Up and over metal front door.


GARAGE TWO  -  18' x 10'9" to 9'8" (5.49m x 3.28m to 2.95m)

Coal and wood store, internal door giving access to the utility room and house and up and over metal front door.


GARAGE THREE  -  10'9" x 10'4" (3.28m x 3.15m)

Up and over metal front door.


There is a delightful garden, which must be seen to be appreciated, which is well screened by high natural stone wall and an extensive flagstone path and terrace giving way to a lawn, well stocked flowerbeds and borders, ornamental trees, shrubs and plants.


There is a door built into the wall with stone steps which lead up to a higher level of garden, which is cultivated in a slightly raised productive beds including soft fruits. Additional steps provide access to a charming small wooden coppice with an elevated view of the valley.


To the front of the property is a walled garden with an extensive lawn, raised natural stone rockery, well stocked borders and beds and natural stone paved terrace.


The loggias having natural stone base providing delightful sheltered area taking full advantage area of the very sunny south westerly aspect and ideal for alfresco dining.


DIRECTIONAL NOTE


The approach from Derby is via the A6 Duffield Road proceeding northwards towards Darley Abbey and Allestree into open countryside. Upon entering the village of Duffield, take the first turning on the right after the traffic lights into Makeney Road, continue over the River Derwent and bear left up onto Duffield Bank and Makeney Lodge will be located on the right hand side identified by our 'for sale' board.


VIEWING


Strictly by appointment through Scargill Mann & Co - Derby office (JW/SE).


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