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Knott Cross Farm, Ashover, Nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S45 0JZ
4 Bedroomed Detached House

Key Features

  • Character and charm, original timbers and exposed stonework
  • Craftsman made oak cottage doors with Suffolk latches
  • Entrance porch with cloakroom
  • Reception Hall
  • Spacious Living /kitchen comprising: fitted kitchen, breakfast room and family room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Dining room with log stove and feature fireplace
  • Study
  • Boot room and Utility room
  • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom


This sale presents a rare opportunity for the discerning purchaser to acquire a characterful Grade II Listed former Farmhouse believed to date back to the C17th set in an unspoilt location with a southerly aspect over some of Derbyshire finest countryside designated a Special Landscape Area.

Our clients have lived at Knott Cross for nearly 20 years, during which time upgrading and improvements have led to a friendly, warm and welcoming family home being created which would suit the family looking to combine country living with convenience amidst unspoilt rural surroundings.

The property is only now on the market following retirement with the vendors moving to an extended Barn next door due for completion in late 2020.


Ashover village is about 2 miles from the property with it's highly regarded Primary school, Village Deli, Shop and Post Office/Coffee shop together with popular pubs as well as a thriving Village Hall and strong local community. A wealth of footpaths surround the village which has a history dating back to the Civil War and earlier.

Easy access is gained to Matlock, Alfreton and Chesterfield and the cities of Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield are all readily commutable with the A38 corridor about 8 miles to the east. Mainline rail links to Leeds and London are available from Chesterfield, Alfreton Parkway and Derby.

At the same time the attractions of the Derwent Valley, Derbyshire Dales and Peak District are virtually on the doorstep.


An oak door with leaded light and full height glazed panel to the side opens to:

ENTRANCE PORCH  -  1.84m x 1.83m (6'0" x 6'0")

Having quarry tiled floor and down lighting.

CLOAKROOM  -  1.50m x 1.63m (4'11" x 5'4")

With vanity wash hand basin set within polished granite with cupboard beneath and low level WC. Quarry tiled floor. Down lighting and window overlooking the patio.

RECEPTION HALL  -  3.52m x 2.49m (11'7" x 8'2")

With glazed door from the Entrance Hall and quarry tiled floor. An archway leads to an:

INNER HALLWAY  -  1.82m x 1.10m (6'0" x 3'7")

With stairs to the First Floor and access to the Principle Reception Rooms and Study.

From the Reception Hall a boarded and glazed door opens to a:

LIVING KITCHEN  -  9.57m x 4.80m (31'5" x 15'9")

Note the above measurements include the internal walls and chimney recesses.

KITCHEN  -  5.31m x 2.46m (17'5" x 8'1")

With an extensive range of work surfaces incorporating an inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit, tiled splashback and a range of panelled drawers and cupboards with further high level storage with under lighting. Rangemaster Dual fuel range cooker with five ring gas hob, two ovens and a grill with Rangemaster extractor hood over. Integrated fridge and dishwasher. Full height pantry cupboard and cupboard housing electricity fuses. Ceramic tiled floor, down lighting and mullioned window overlooking the garden, farmyard and views towards HighOrdish and beyond. A broad archway opens into:

BREAKFAST ROOM  -  4.79m x 2.67m (15'9" x 8'9")

With lofted ceiling inset with down lighting that continues through to the Family Room. Window to the south overlooking the farmyard and views. A low wall with oak mantle and steps to the side provides a division to the adjacent family room.

A high level boarded door gives access to a useful STORAGE LOFT with Velux skylight, electric light and power.

FAMILY ROOM  -  4.80m x 3.72m (15'9" x 12'2")

Note the latter measurement being taken into the recess adjacent to the chimney breast. Gazco 'living' flame gas stove set within a deep recess with oak lintel to a quarry tiled hearth. Bookshelves to the side. TV aerial point. Down lights. Window and French doors overlook the farmyard and views.

A glazed and boarded stable door opens from the Breakfast Room to a:

BOOT ROOM  -  3.30m x 2.12m (10'10" x 6'11")

Being part tiled with a work surface having appliance space beneath and to the side ideal for a fridge / freezer. Ceramic tiled floor. Window and stable door.

UTILITY ROOM  -  2.72m x 2.17m (8'11" x 7'1")

With full length work surface inset with stainless steel sink unit over base cupboards and drawers with further leaded glazed wall cupboards. Appliance space for an automatic washing machine. Down lighting. Built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted shelving above and fitted with twin immersion heaters on time controls.

STUDY  -  3.76m x 1.87m extending to 2.88m (12'4" x 6'2" ex tending to 9'5")

Down lighting and painted ceiling beam. Mullioned window. A panelled door gives access to an under stairs cupboard with light, shelving and coat hooks.

DINING ROOM  -  4.62m x 4.60m (15'2" x 15'1")

A characterful room having an impressive stone fireplace to a stone hearth set with a Clearview wood burning stove. Panelled salt cupboard'. Encased central ceiling beam with down lighting to either side and mullioned window with window seat overlooking the south facing garden.

REAR HALL  -  1.40m x 1.04m (4'7" x 3'5")

With quarry tiled floor and door to the garden.

SITTING ROOM  -  4.59m x 4.58m (15'1" x 15'0")

Having a stone fireplace with raised stone hearth set with a a cast iron Rayburn solid fuel grate. Cupboard to the side with shelves and oak panelled doors. Extensive fitted bookshelving, spot lighting and exposed ceiling beams. Mullioned windows in two walls that to the front having an oak panelled window seat.



With oak handrail, turned spindles and newel post. Exposed ceiling beams. Exposed stonework and mullioned windows in two elevations. Built-in bookshelves with cupboard beneath. Off an inner landing there is a built-in linen cupboard with slatted shelving, and wardrobe with twin hanging rails.

MASTER BEDROOM (NO. 1)  -  4.50m x 4.75m (14'9" x 15'7")

Period ceiling beams. Spot ligthing. Built-in double wardrobe with hanging rails and shelves. Stone fireplace with carved date inscription (1741 CJM) and raised period basket. Mullioned windows in two walls overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM  -  2.66m x 1.70m plus 1.47m x 0.95m (8'9" x 5'7" plus 4'10" x 3'1")

Being part tiled and having a white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, roll top clawed footed bath and low level WC. Chromed ladder style electric heated towel rail. Exposed ceiling beams, spot lighting, broad mullioned window and a further small window both overlooking the front garden and surrounding countryside.

BEDROOM NO. 2  -  4.53m x 2.93m (14'10" x 9'7")

With exposed ceiling beams and mullioned window.

Off the galleried landing is a:

SHOWER ROOM  -  3.70m x 1.53m (12'2" x 5'0")

Having half wall Shaker style panelling, and exposed ceiling beams with spot lighting. Light linked extractor fan, chromed ladder style electric heated towel rail. Electric underfloor heating. Leaded mullioned window with oak framed secondary glazing overlooking the garden, patio and surrounding fields.



Having exposed structural timbers. Built-in cupboard with hanging rail and a further Tank Room. Three wooden ledged and braced doors provide access to bedrooms three and four and to a bathroom.

BEDROOM NO. 3  -  4.97m x 4.74m (16'4" x 15'7")

Note the latter measurement being taken into the lower eaves. Exposed purlins. Down lighting. Two built-in wardrobes with hanging rails together with additional storage. Gable window within a stone surround. Two roof lights.

BEDROOM NO. 4  -  4.69m x 3.23m (15'5" x 10'7")

Having exposed purlins and down lighting. Single roof light and gable window with views towards Butterley Top to the west.

BATHROOM  -  3.07m x 2.71m (10'1" x 8'11")

Having a white suite comprising pedestal wash basin, low level WC and panelled bath with hand held shower and a mosaic tiled splash back. Exposed painted purlins and extensive built-in eaves storage - part shelved. A further full height cupboard houses the Heatrae Sadie instantaneous hot water heater which provides hot water (not heating) to the top floor. A mullioned window overlooks the garden and views towards to Overton Hall.


Adjacent to the property is a:

BOILER ROOM  -  3.04m x 1.86m (10'0" x 6'1")

Having floor mounted oil fired Worcester boiler (installed in 2017) which provides domestic hot water and central heating. Power and light.

Wooden steps lead down to:

STORE NO. 1  -  2.68m x 2.26m (8'10" x 7'5")

Having power and lighting and with access to:

STORE NO. 2  -  2.21m x 1.90m (7'3" x 6'3")

Having lighting.

The property is approached by a shared tarmaced drive from Oakstedge Lane with gated access to a private gravelled driveway with central island inset with flowering Cherry, bulbs and shrubs. The drive provides ample parking and gives access to a:

TWO BAY OPEN FRONTED GARAGE  -  6.3m x 6.8m (20'8" x 22'4")

Block built with traditional Yorkshire boarding and lighting. Double doors lead to a:

WORKSHOP  -  6.3m x 3.18m (20'8" x 10'5")

With power and light.

Adjacent to the drive is an area of lawned garden with a hillside Croft beyond ideal for further privacy planting. A stone paved patio is next to the front door with raised planting power and lighting. The garden continues to the side and south of the property featuring a further stone flagged patio and ornamental pond with historic well protected by a steel grill. The garden includes dry stone walling, established hedging and a range of fruit trees with level lawn and a southerly aspect with uninterrupted views over a protected valley landscape.

A ramped path leads to the original farmyard with two stone troughs, collecting field water. The sewerage treatment plant is located within the yard which has secondary access to Dark Lane. The yard will be subject to reciprocal rights for occasional access and be limited to occasional parking only so as to preserve privacy.

GARDEN/BIN STORE  -  2.42m x 4.89m (7'11" x 16'1")

Accessed at the foot of the ramp and having power and lighting.


Lying to the east of the garden is an adjoining paddock of approximately 2 acres with vehicular access from Ashover Hay. This may be available to purchase or rent by separate negotiation either at the time of transaction or possibly at a date in the future. Thus, enhancing the attraction of Knott Cross Farm to the equestrian purchaser.


North East Derbyshire - Tax Band G


Mains water and electricity are connected. Drainage is to a sewerage treatment plant installed in 2019 and shared with Knott Cross Barn. Central heating is oil fired from a boiler installed in 2017, with hot water to the 2nd floor from a Heatrea instantaneous boiler. LPG gas is to the Family Room fire and as a dual fuel to the Kitchen Range with supply also piped to the Sitting Room and Dining Room.

External security lighting throughout.

Broadband is currently wireless via W3Z.


From Matlock take the Alfreton Road turning left onto the B6014 Stretton Road at Matlock Garden Centre. Continue for about 1.5 miles then turn left into Oakstedge Lane as signposted to Milltown. The drive is on the right after about 20 yards.

SatNav (S45 0JZ) leads to the rear of the property (Dark Lane) but the drive is off Oakstedge Lane.


- Strictly by appointment through Scargill Mann & Co- Matlock Office 01629 584591 (AT/JO)

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