5 Derbyshire homes with beautiful outdoor spaces


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Great gardens and attractive outdoor spaces are highlights of these local properties

Harehill Park Farm, Boylestone

Tucked away in the idyllic countryside near Ashbourne, this picture-postcard detached farmhouse occupies a secluded location in 3.5 acres of grounds. The outdoor premises include an enclosed, illuminated tennis court, an orchard, a field extending to approximately two acres and a range of outbuildings including three stables and a double garage. Of particular note is the large, picturesque garden which extends to 1.74 acres and includes mature trees and sweeping lawns. Inside, the property offers comfortable and versatile living spaces with a wealth of exposed ceiling beams. There’s a reception hall, a principal sitting room, a second sitting room/snug, a well-fitted farmhouse breakfast kitchen, a dining room with access onto a sun terrace, five good sized-bedrooms and two bathrooms. Guide price: £797,500. Contact Scargill Mann and Co on 01332 207720

Greenbank, Quarndon

The immaculate gardens at this four-bedroom property include sculptured hedges, well-established borders, peaceful seating areas with attractive vistas, a terrace and Breeze House – ideal for entertaining – plus a series of connected ponds and ‘hidden’ areas. Greenbank was constructed in 1935 and, following later extensions, the flexible living spaces now include a reception hall, a formal sitting room with a Hopton stone fireplace and wood burner, a bright garden room with underfloor heating, plus a study and an L-shaped open plan living/dining kitchen with an Aga. There are four bedrooms, two of which have en suite facilities, plus a family bathroom. The property is accessed via a private driveway and there’s also an integral garage offering potential for conversion, subject to consent. Guide price: £875,000. Contact Fisher German on 01530 410840

The Dower House, Cutthorpe

Approximately 3.48 acres of glorious grounds surround this Grade II listed property near Chesterfield. Approached along a private lane and accessed via electric gates, the exceptional outdoor offering includes a paddock, a pond, a swimming pool, landscaped gardens, a hard tennis court, a stable and a triple car port – plus a cottage offering excellent additional living space. The Dower House has recently been the subject of a full restoration programme and the bright, comfortable rooms showcase original features such as stone mullioned windows, fine fireplaces and beamed ceilings. Accommodation includes an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and five bedrooms – two of which have en suite facilities and two with which have a lovely ‘Jack and Jill’ shower room in-between. In addition to the main house, the cottage combines a charming sitting/dining room with an open plan kitchen, a double bedroom with a sitting area and a shower room – an impressive package that must be seen to be appreciated. Guide price:£1,400,000. Contact Caudwell & Co on 01629 810018

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Mill Barn, Kniveton

A replica waterwheel is a fine feature of this attractive barn conversion, which also offers stables and land extending to 4.60 acres. Living spaces have been beautifully updated throughout to provide a seamless blend of period and modern elements, whilst the whole of the ground floor benefits from underfloor heating. Highlights include a spectacular entrance hall with a galleried first floor landing, a contemporary open plan dining kitchen, a lounge with wood-burning stove, a study and four bedrooms, including a master bedroom suite with an en suite bathroom. The steel waterwheel is an exact copy of the original mill wheel and the gardens provide a delightful area in which to enjoy the peace and quiet the area has to offer. Features include a seating area next to Kniveton Brook, a timber footbridge and an enclosed grass paddock. There’s also a stable block, tack room and workshop – ideal for those with equestrian interests. Guide price: £699,950. Contact Bagshaws on 01335 342201

Manor Farm Barn, Mayfield

Providing a striking mix of traditional and contemporary features, this stylish barn conversion is located on the edge of the scenic conservation village of Mayfield. Surrounded by open countryside, the property has been skilfully restored and renovated to the highest standards. Impressive spaces now include a magnificent fitted breakfast kitchen, a modern sitting room with Jerusalem stone tiles and underfloor heating, LED lighting throughout and luxuriously fitted bathrooms. Care has been taken to maintain the traditional style of the property, and both the kitchen and sitting room boast full height ceilings whilst stunning original beams have been retained throughout. To the first floor are four spacious bedrooms, including a master bedroom with en suite facilities, plus a family bathroom. The mature, private garden offers two patio areas that make the most of the views, immaculate lawns, mature flowerbeds and fruit trees, plus a double garage. Guide price: £675,000. Contact Savills on 0115 934 8020

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