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Price £599,995

Thatch Cottage, 38, The Ridings, Ockbrook, Derby, DE72 3SF
2 Bedroomed Cottage

Key Features

  • Offers a wealth of character and original features
  • Refurbished to a high standard and specification
  • Excellent location with cafés and local pubs
  • Highly regarded local schooling
  • Swift access to the A52
  • Gas central heating
  • Delightful and extensive cottage style garden of 0.25 of an acre and garage
  • Lounge with Inglenook style fireplace
  • Quality handcrafted breakfast kitchen with integrated appliances
  • Large dining room


A sumptuously appointed, Grade II listed, two double bedroomed, detached thatched cottage which enjoys a unique and favoured location, in the highly popular village of Ockbrook, which boasts enviable local facilities, swift access to the A52, recreational and sporting facilities and highly regarded schooling.

A recommended internal inspection will reveal a most delightful and charming property, originally built around the 1700's, which has been meticulously and carefully restored to a high standard and specification by its current occupier. Retaining a wealth of original character, with the additions of modern facilities, the property offers comfortable and well thought out accommodation for a discerning purchaser.

The accommodation comprises, on the ground floor, formal lounge with magnificent Inglenook fireplace with gas stove and heavily beamed ceiling, large dining room with open plan staircase, stone flagged floor and further feature fireplace, superbly appointed and handcrafted kitchen with painted units, wooden work surfaces and integrated appliances and a useful cloakroom. The first floor offers two genuine double bedrooms and a period bathroom with four piece suite.

Outside, there is a most delightful cottage-style garden which extends to approximately 0.25 of an acre. There are original brick built stores, extensive patio areas which take full advantage of the sun, large lawns, ornamental pond, well stocked flowering borders, raised vegetable gardens and soft fruits, a 20ft greenhouse, original pig-sty and duck pen.

The property is further enhanced by a recently constructed, detached garage which offers storage or studio facilities.

The sale provides a very genuine opportunity for the discerning purchaser to acquire this idyllic cottage, set in a popular village, offering delightful accommodation. Well worthy of further inspection.


Ockbrook is a popular and highly favoured village with easy access to the A52, which links to Derby and Nottingham together with the M1 motorway. It has a vibrant local community with sporting facilities and pubs, highly regarded schooling and the popular Ockbrook School for Girls (fee-paying school).



LOUNGE  -  4.2m x 4m (13'9" x 13'1")

Inglenook feature fireplace with heavy oak mantle, raised stone hearth and gas stove, door to the side, heavily beamed ceiling and two central heating radiators.

DINING ROOM  -  5.5m x 4m (18'1" x 13'1")

Stairs to the first floor with decorative cast-iron balustrade and rail, stone flagged floor, heavily beamed ceiling, brick feature fireplace with heavy stone lintel, quarry tiled hearth and gas stove, understairs storage cupboard and two central heating radiators. Double Georgian glazed doors provide access to:


Courtesy stable door off, stone flagged floor, beamed ceiling and double central heating radiator.


Wash hand basin with storage cupboard beneath, w.c., stone flagged floor, built-in storage cupboard with shelving, decorative spotlighting and extractor fan.


Esse Range cooker in feature brick recess with decorative tiled surrounds, a range of handcrafted base cupboards and drawers with wooden work surfaces over, upstands and complementary decorative tiling, inset two ring gas burner, Belfast sink with mixer tap and cupboard beneath, integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer, built-in wine cooler, decorative plate racks, double Georgian style French doors with glazed side screens to the rear, vaulted beamed ceiling, wall light points, spotlighting, stone flagged floor and Welsh dresser (to be included in the sale).



Provides access to:

BEDROOM ONE  -  4.3m x 4.1m (14'1" x 13'5")

Brick feature fireplace, two central heating radiators and heavily beamed ceiling.

BEDROOM TWO  -  3.11m x 2.33m (10'2" x 7'8")

Heavily beamed ceiling, galleried storage and central heating radiator.


Fitted with a period suite comprising; slipper bath, vanity wash hand basin, low level w.c., and corner shower cubicle with tiled surrounds, heated chrome towel rail, extractor fan, airing cupboard with boiler, tiled floor and decorative spotlighting.


The property offers a gravelled driveway through a gated entrance and leads to a:

DETACHED GARAGE  -  3.75m x 3.63m & 3.6m x 1.75m ()

Sectioned to provide storage facilities and office/studio space. Up and over door, power and lighting.

Outside, there is a most spectacular cottage-style garden which extends to approximately 0.25 of an acre. There are original brick built stores, extensive patio areas which take full advantage of the sun, large lawns, ornamental pond, well stocked flowering borders, raised vegetable gardens and soft fruits, a 20ft greenhouse, original pig-sty and duck pen. There are also original brick-built outbuildings.


We are advised by the vendor that the thatch roof, which has recently had the ridge replaced, will last approximately 15 years. The remainder of the roof should last another 40 years. Details of the insurance for this property are available on request.


Erewash Borough Council - Band C.


From Derby, proceed out of the city centre via the A52 and head towards Spondon, Ockbrook and Borrowash. Having passed the second turning for Spondon, take the signposted turning for Ockbrook. Continue along Victoria Avenue and at the t-junction, turn right and at the next t-junction, turn left into The Ridings. The property is then situated on the right hand side.


Strictly by arrangement through Scargill Mann & Co - Derby office (DM/LHS).

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