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Southerly, South Drive, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE1 3ET
4 Bedroomed Detached House

Key Features

  • A true rarity on the market
  • Fine period home with much character and charm throughout
  • High specification finish
  • Versatile and spacious living accommodation
  • Generous private corner plot
  • Attached double garage
  • Adjacent to Darley Park
  • Walking distance to Derby city centre
  • INTERNAL VIEWING ESSENTIAL

GENERAL INFORMATION


This is a truly rare opportunity to acquire a fine period home in a stunning location on South Drive off Belper Road, directly next to Darley Park.


This fabulous family home has been sympathetically restored and enhanced over recent years by the current vendors. It boasts an abundance of original charm and character throughout alongside modern day upgrades creating a truly comfortable home ideal for a large family.


Attractive from every angle, the main elevation of this fine period home incorporates two gable ends, one boasting a two storey box bay window. Other features include exposed stonework, leaded windows, stone sills and lintels, four panelled entrance door with stylish furniture and ornamental lighting. There is a further cant bay window to the easterly elevation with beautiful panelled and leaded glazed French doors giving direct access onto the block paved terrace and garden beyond. This is also accessible from the orangery.


To the opposite side of the plot is a private courtyard which benefits from a second pedestrian access onto Belper Road. The property benefits from ample on road parking on South Drive and also has an attached double garage which is accessed via a track at the end of South Drive within Darley Park. The garage is currently used primarily for storage but could house two cars and would benefit from remote controlled electric gates.


Internally, as mentioned the property has much original character throughout and accommodation comprises vestibule with quarry tiled floor, panelled and glazed leaded inner door with matching side lights leading to the impressive entrance hall with oak herringbone pattern floor covering, stunning panelled staircase to first floor incorporating under stair cupboard, fitted guest cloakroom with fitted period style suite, large sitting room with recessed stone fireplace, box bay window to front and three glazed leaded windows to side, lounge with feature fire surround and French doors to garden, separate study/family room, high spec bespoke fitted kitchen with a combination of granite and wooden worktops, an extensive range of fitted cupboard, drawers, china display cabinet and wine shelving, five plate Falcon gas range, integrated double fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, boiler cupboard and double doors to attached Orangery with integral doors to garage and external doors to terrace and garden.


A spacious first floor galleried landing leads to the large master bedroom with walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom, three further double bedrooms and large well appointed family bathroom.


We have been advised by the vendor there is excellent potential to convert the attic space to form two further bedrooms subject to any necessary planning consent.


LOCATION


The property is located just north of Derby and is highly convenient for a full range of amenities in the city centre. Areas of note include the Cathedral Quarter with charming period architecture and an extensive range of boutique style shops, cafes, The Quad and the Market Place.


Darley Abbey also offers a selection of amenities including village shop, church, beautiful park, wine bar and highly regarded restaurant. Excellent schooling at all levels is readily available including Walter Evans in Darley Abbey and Woodlands Secondary School in Allestree. Private schooling is also available including The Old Vicarage in Darley Abbey, Boys Grammar School and Derby High in Littleover as well as Foremark Proprietary School and Repton Public School.


The property is also within easy reach of the A38 and A52 which link to the M1 motorway.


ACCOMMODATION


ON THE GROUND FLOOR


Oak panel entrance door with beautiful leaded side lights, providing access to:


VESTIBULE

With quarry tile floor, central heating radiator, coved cornice, fabulous panelled and leaded entrance door, again with matching side lights giving access to:


MOST IMPRESSIVE ENTRANCE HALL

With period style central heating radiator, beautiful solid wooden panelled staircase to first floor, oak herringbone pattern floor covering, coved cornice and picture rail, oak panelled door to:


FITTED GUEST CLOAKROOM

With a period style suite comprising low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin with glazed tiled surrounds, central heating radiator, oak herringbone pattern floor covering, coved cornice, recessed ceiling spotlighting, window to rear, door to:


SITTING ROOM  -  7.02m x 6.06m (23'0" x 19'11")

Please note the latter measurement is taken into the inglenook fireplace with stone fire surround, matching hearth and exposed brick interior, two central heating radiators, continuation of oak herringbone patterned floor covering, coved cornice, large leaded bay window to front elevation, three further leaded windows to side elevation.


LOUNGE  -  5.66m x 4.57m (18'7" x 15'0")

Please note the full measurement is taken into the stunning cant bay window to side elevation, incorporating panelled and decorative leaded French doors to garden, feature fireplace with decorative surround, raised matching hearth and open interior, coved cornice and ceiling rose, leaded window to front and two further leaded windows to side elevation, underfloor heating.


LARGE STUDY/FAMILY ROOM  -  4.97m x 3.32m (16'4" x 10'11")

Please note the former measurement was taken into the feature leaded cant bay window to side elevation, painted wooden fire surround with tiled interior and open grate, central heating radiator, coved cornice, telephone jack point.


BEAUTIFUL BESPOKE FITTED KITCHEN  -  7.18m x 3.27m (23'7" x 10'9")

With a range of granite preparation surfaces having inset twin ceramic sink unit with mixer tap, intricately crafted base cupboard and drawers, complementary wall mounted cupboards, feature surround over Falcon five plate gas range with built in double oven, grill with stylish tiled surrounds, china display cabinet with solid wooden worktop beneath and wine storage, a range of integrated appliances including double fridge and double freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, tiled floor covering, coved cornice, recessed ceiling spotlighting, door to boiler cupboard housing hot water system and gas fired boiler, double glazed window to rear elevation and twin multi paned internal doors to:


ORANGERY  -  5.02m x 4.52m (16'6" x 14'10")

A fabulous addition to the living accommodation directly accessed off the kitchen with beautiful feature lantern roof, panelled sealed unit double glazed multi paned oversized French doors to garden with matching side lights, tiled floor covering with underfloor heating, recessed ceiling spotlighting, integral door to garage.


ON THE FIRST FLOOR


STUNNING GALLERIED LANDING

With decorative wooden balustrade, coved cornice, leaded window to front elevation, panelled door to:


MASTER BEDROOM  -  5.18m x 4.77m (17'0" x 15'8")

With three central heating radiators, coved cornice, open fronted wardrobe/storage, door to:


WALK-IN DRESSING ROOM

With hanging space and shelving, second door to landing, feature bay window to front elevation, panelled door to:


EN-SUITE BATHROOM  -  3.29m x 2.08m (10'10" x 6'10")

Partly tiled with a white suite comprising low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panel bath with shower attachment, period style central heating radiator, coved cornice, recessed ceiling spotlighting, extractor fan, leaded window to side elevation.


DOUBLE BEDROOM TWO  -  4.58m x 4.53m (15'0" x 14'10")

The former measurement is taken into the recess adjacent to chimney breast with painted wooden fire surround, tiled hearth and interior with open fire grate, central heating radiator, coved cornice, leaded window to front elevation, panelled leaded French doors to:


BALCONY

Overlooking garden and Darley Park, two cast iron windows to same elevation.


DOUBLE BEDROOM THREE  -  4.54m x 3.33m (14'11" x 10'11")

The latter measurement is into the recess adjacent to the chimney breast, central heating radiator, coved cornice, leaded window to side elevation overlooking Darley Park.


DOUBLE BEDROOM FOUR  -  4.25m x 3.34m (13'11" x 10'11")

The latter measurement is into the recess adjacent to the chimney breast, central heating radiator, coved cornice and picture rail, leaded window to side elevation.


SUPERBY APPOINTED FAMILY BATHROOM  -  4.44m x 2.23m (14'7" x 7'4")

Partly tiled with a period style suite comprising low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, roll edge claw foot bath with shower attachment and shower tray with integrated shower over, period style radiator, recessed ceiling spotlighting, access to loft space, two stained glass windows to rear elevation.


PLEASE NOTE

We would also point out that due to the large loft space there is excellent potential to create two further bedrooms subject to any necessary planning consent.


OUTSIDE & GARDENS


The property occupies a most prominent location north of the city centre on South Drive off Belper Road. It is one of only two properties on South Drive and lies directly next to Darley Park.


The property commands an elevated position, offering a good degree of privacy courtesy of the attractive stone boundary wall and neat hedging. A timber hand gate leads to stone steps with an impressive entrance door.


The main gardens lie to the east of the plot and incorporated a good sized lawned expanse offering complete privacy from neighbouring properties.


Next to this is a block paved patio/terrace via attractive wrought iron secure gate and railings. The pathway continues around the front and side of the property opening up into a further private courtyard with raised brick edged herbaceous borders containing a beautiful selection of plants, shrubs and mature trees.


There is further pedestrian access onto Belper Road. Further features include stylish box hedging and security/ornamental lighting. Clearly a great benefit of this sale is the immediate access onto beautiful Darley Park and the banks of the River Derwent, providing fabulous scenery and attractive walks.


The property also has the benefit of:


ATTACHED DOUBLE GARAGE  -  5.42m x 5.25m (17'9" x 17'3")

With power and lighting, central heating radiator. This is accessed at the east end of the plot at the end of South Drive. It is currently used as a storage facility but could house two cars and would lend itself to remote controlled gated access providing secure off road parking.


COUNCIL TAX BAND

Derby City Council - Tax Band G.


DIRECTIONAL NOTE


Approach from our Derby office is to proceed out of town heading north along the A6 Duffield Road, proceed through Five Lamps, shortly thereafter turn right into Belper Road heading back towards the city centre, take the next left into South Drive and the property is situated on the corner of South Drive and Belper Road as identified by our 'for sale board'.


VIEWING


Strictly by appointment through Scargill Mann & Co - Derby office (BA/TS).


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