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Price £850,000

The Forge, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 4AQ
4 Bedroomed Detached House

Key Features

  • Within the highly regarded Ecclesbourne School catchment area
  • Within easy reach of local amenities
  • Delightful detached cottage being a former forge
  • Sympathetically extended and improved to provide four bedroom accommodation
  • Wealth of original charm and character
  • Enjoys rural position
  • Within approx half an acre of delightful landscaped garden land


A most delightful and superbly appointed detached residence offering four bedroom accommodation within the highly favoured locality of Duffield with its enviable local facilities. The property is set within approximately ½ an acre of garden land and provides delightful accommodation with a wealth of original charm and character being converted from a former forge and providing a delightful family home and with the possibility of provided dependent relatives accommodation.

A recommended internal inspection will reveal imposing entrance hall with elegant staircase to the first floor off with ground floor cloakroom, open plan dining room with oak block flooring, lounge with magnificent feature fireplace, heavy oak mantle and wood burning stove, enjoying delightful views over the garden. There is a skilfully extended breakfast kitchen with quality fitted units throughout with many integrated appliances included in the sale and a large separate utility room. A ground floor bedroom is provided with fitted wardrobes and a separate shower room. There is also a second sitting room of good proportions and these rooms could easily provide dependent relatives accommodation if required.

To the first floor off an open landing access is gained to three genuine double bedrooms, the principal bedroom enjoying a luxury en-suite shower room and there is a large family bathroom.

Outside, is a formal garden with patios, raised lawns with secondary patio, a productive orchard, enclosed vegetable garden and a detached garage. The plot extends to approximately ½ an acre in total. The kitchen garden and orchard area offer a potential building plot (subject to planning approval).

The sale provides a very genuine opportunity for a discerning purchaser to acquire this sumptuously appointed cottage in an idyllic location of much history, charm and being secluded on the edge of Duffield with outstanding views within easy access to the countryside and walking distance to the local village pub, therefore a viewing is strongly recommended.


Duffield boasts a wide and varied range of enviable local facilities including specialist shops, cafés, restaurants and bars and is within easy reach for the catchment of the highly regarded secondary school known as Ecclesbourne and has a wealth of local junior schools to choose from. The property itself is on the fringe of Duffield and ease of access to the countryside and walking distance to the local village pub.




With oak block flooring, elegant staircase off, understairs storage cupboard, exposed beam ceiling, part glazed door to front and radiator.


Comprising low level w.c., wash hand basin, tiled flooring, radiator.

DINING ROOM  -  4.2m x 3.57m (13'9" x 11'9")

With oak block flooring, radiator.

LOUNGE  -  6.33m x 4.18m (20'9" x 13'9")

Magnificent brick feature fireplace with heavy oak mantle, tiled hearth incorporating multi-fuel stove, purpose built bookcase incorporating cupboards under, radiator, French door providing access to the rear garden, decorative spotlighting, beam ceiling.

SUPERB EXTENDED BREAKFAST KITCHEN  -  8m x 4.12m (26'3" x 13'6")

Tiled flooring throughout, radiator, beam ceiling, decorative spotlighting, two stable doors to front. The kitchen features a central island with oak work surfaces over, base cupboard under and drawers, separate 1½ bowl inset sink units and mixer taps over with base cupboard beneath, additional range of base cupboards and drawers, integrated dishwasher, inset five ring gas hob with extractor chimney canopy over, built in double oven and grill with warming plate in matching housing unit, complementary wall mounted cupboards, walk-in deep pantry with shelving and tiled flooring.

UTILITY ROOM  -  3.54m x 2.8m (11'7" x 9'2")

Tiled flooring, radiator, stainless steel sink unit and base cupboard under, a range of base cupboards with wood effect work surfaces over, tiled surrounds, complementary wall mounted cupboard, plumbing for automatic washing machine, tumble dryer point, radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR  -  4.15m x 3.3m (13'7" x 10'10")

Built in wardrobes, beam ceiling, radiator.


Comprising, corner shower cubicle with full tiled surrounds, vanity wash hand basin with built in cupboards and adjacent drawers, enclosed w.c., radiator, built in storage cupboard, tiled flooring, beamed ceiling.

SECOND SITTING ROOM  -  4.66m x 3.95m (15'3" x 13'0")

Wall mounted electric heater, radiator, door to the front off.


That bedroom four, separate shower room and second sitting room could all form a dependent relatives accommodation.



With built in airing cupboard and separate storage cupboard.

BEDROOM ONE  -  4.17m x 4.6m (13'8" x 15'1")

Recess with built in wardrobes, radiator, French door leading to Juliet balcony.


Comprising vanity wash hand basin, low level w.c., corner shower cubicle, full tiled surrounds, radiator, tiled flooring, heated chrome towel rail, decorative spotlighting, extractor fan.

BEDROOM TWO  -  4.11m x 3.53m (13'6" x 11'7")


BEDROOM THREE  -  4m x 3.54m (13'1" x 11'7")

Radiator, recess for built in wardrobes.


Four piece suite comprising, corner shower cubicle, vanity wash hand basin, low level w.c, panel bath, full tiling to main walls, decorative spotlighting, radiator, extractor fan, electric shaver point.


Outside is the most delightful garden extending to approximately half an acre, with lower level patio, steps leading to a raised lawn with secondary patio, productive orchard with a variety of specimen fruit trees, enclosed vegetable garden, timber garden shed. Ample car standing spaces leading to:



Amber Valley District Council - Band G.Ecclesbourne Secondary School catchment.


From Derby proceed via the main A6 travelling through Allestree and Darely Abbey, when approaching Duffield take a turning left at the traffic lights into Wirksworth Road. Continue along this road for approximately 2 miles and just before the Puss n Boots public house the property is situated on the left hand side behind a private slip road.


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

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