Ivy Dene :
A very charming cottage constructed of natural stone beneath a roof of Staffordshire blue tiles with one elevation overlooking a courtyard area of the garden and a neighbouring paddock. Benefiting from double glazed painted hardwood windows, all elevations relieved by dressed stone sills, lintels and window reveals providing the most delightful aspect over the garden and surrounding countryside including the Manifold Valley.
Internal inspection reveals thoughtfully extended oil centrally heated accommodation including a sitting room with French doors overlooking the garden. Dining room with fireplace including a multi-fuel stove. Study/snug or bedroom four. A well fitted kitchen with custom built oak units and integrated appliances. Utility/boot room. Downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms together with a well-appointed bathroom.
A five-bar gate gives way to a driveway providing turning, parking and access to the stone built double garage. There is the most delightful garden which must be seen to be appreciated including lawns on three levels, very well stocked herbaceous borders and beds. The garden is fully enclosed by dry stone walls and there is a kitchen garden area with varied soft fruit and a further courtyard garden to the side of the cottage.
15' 4'' x 8' 0'' (4.68m x 2.45m)
Painted hardwood entrance door with viewing pane enters into the well fitted kitchen having slate tiled floor and a range of bespoke oak fitted units complimented by extensive granite preparation surfaces and Belfast sink. A range of built-in appliances including an oil-fired cream Aga with double oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, fan assisted electric oven, inset halogen hob with integrated extractor fan/light above and a Worcester oil fired central heating boiler. Half wall panelling in pine of traditional style. Recessed ceiling lighting. Access to the roof space. Two windows providing a delightful view over the garden. Door to:
Utility / Boot Room:
6' 8'' x 8' 3'' (2.04m x 2.51m)
Having a slate tiled floor. Plumbing for washing machine. Window overlooking the garden. Recessed ceiling lighting. Door to:
8' 2'' x 2' 8'' (2.5m x 0.82m)
With white fittings including a pedestal wash hand basin and low suite WC. Slate tiled floor and radiator. Recessed ceiling lighting. Window overlooking the neighbouring paddock to the side.
From the Kitchen a second door to:
15' 9'' x 12' 11'' (4.81m x 3.94m)
Solid oak flooring. Fireplace having dressed stone reveal, flagstone hearth, solid oak mantel and multi-fuel stove. Two radiators with covers. Staircase to the first floor. Double aspect with two windows providing a very pleasant view overlooking the neighbouring pasture land and a third overlooking a courtyard area of the garden and paddock. Built-in shelved storage cupboard. Telephone point, TV, broadband and satellite TV connections. Door into:
13' 3'' x 11' 10'' (4.04m x 3.60m)
A very pleasant light room having a double aspect with a window to the side and double-glazed French doors providing a delightful view over the garden and surrounding Staffordshire countryside with Peak District hills on the horizon. Radiator. TV and satellite TV connections.
From the dining room a second door into:
Study / Snug:
12' 6'' x 7' 0'' (3.82m x 2.14m)
Previously used as a fourth bedroom. This is another double aspect room providing rural views overlooking the courtyard area of the garden and the paddock on one side and pasture land on the other. Feature oak lintel over one window. Radiator. Two broadband connections.
Semi Galleried Landing:
Radiator. Window with deep sill overlooking the courtyard area of the garden and paddock.
11' 9'' x 7' 6'' (3.59m x 2.29m) plus 6'5" x 5'9" (1.93m x 1.75m)
L-shaped this room enjoys a double aspect with one window to the front and one to the side providing delightful views. Radiator, TV and telephone points. The second set of measurements include the depth of the bespoke hand built oak wardrobe having four doors and cupboards over.
13' 2'' x 7' 4'' (4.02m x 2.24m)
is another double room with a deep sill window overlooking the courtyard area of the garden and neighbouring paddock. Radiator, telephone point and access to the roof space.
9' 6'' x 8' 7'' (2.90m x 2.62m)
A window with deep sill where you can sit and take in the stunning views. Bespoke hand built oak wardrobe having three doors, cupboards over and drawers below. Radiator and telephone point.
7' 4'' x 7' 1'' (2.24m x 2.17m)
An attractively appointed bathroom. A white suite including a traditional panelled bath with independent Gainsborough Royale chromium shower over, glass screen and ceramic tile surround. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low suite WC. Built in cupboard with fitted shelving and shaver socket point.
Ladder style heated towel rail. Airing cupboard with high capacity hot water cylinder, slatted shelving and a further adjacent storage cupboard with shelving. Recessed ceiling lighting. Access to roof space. Velux window and blind. Extractor fan.
The property is approached by a five-bar entrance gate giving way to the tarmac driveway providing ample parking for several vehicles, turning and access to a detached stone built double garage having a pitched roof of Staffordshire blue tiles. Ample power and lighting. Rear personnel door and side window, loft storage area, inspection pit and up and over entrance door. Fitted workbench with cupboards and drawers under plus wall cupboards. External lights to the front and rear of the garage.
There are two external water taps, socket for a rotary washing line and a further four external lights.
There is a delightful south facing garden which really must be seen to be appreciated bordered by open farmland. A gravelled sun terrace area immediately outside the kitchen enclosed by a picket fence with a gate giving way to a matching gravelled path, side entrance gate and lawns.
A wisteria climbs and trails around two elevations of the cottage. The extensive lawns are on three levels with very well stocked borders and beds containing a most interesting and varied selection of plants, an apple tree, pear tree, a maple tree and lilacs. The lower level lawn is bordered by neat laurel hedging and includes a small patio area and dovecot.
Gravelled path bordered by lavender which leads down past the Indian stone patio to the double garage (17'4" x 17'3") and garden shed (14’0” x 6’0”) with double doors, power and lighting.
Enclosed courtyard area of the garden is bordered by dry stone walling. This area is partly paved with well stocked borders and a gravelled seating area overlooking the ornamental pond. The pond with a cascade water feature is stocked with fish and plants and is serviced by aerators and pump with external filter.
A further area of garden next to the driveway is home to the hens with a coop and shelters. This area includes a pear tree and a cherry blossom tree. Adjacent is a cultivated area with potager style kitchen garden, strawberry bed and soft fruit including raspberries, blackberries and a rhubarb patch.
There are 3 further beds for growing vegetables. There is an aluminium framed greenhouse (8’0” x 6’0”) with two raised beds and shelving. Two compost bins and a further garden shed (8’0” x 6’0”) currently used as a log store.
The property is approached by a five-bar entrance gate giving way to the tarmac driveway providing ample parking for several vehicles, turning and access to a detached stone built double garage having a pitched roof of Staffordshire blue tiles. Ample power and lighting. Rear personnel door and side window, loft storage area, inspection pit and up and over entrance door. Fitted workbench with cupboards and drawers under plus wall cupboards. External lights to the front and rear of the garage. There are two external water taps, socket for a rotary washing line and a further four external lights.
If approaching from the Hartington / Longnor direction continue through Warslow on the B5053 in the direction of Cheadle. Ivy Dene can be found on the right approx. 100 yards past the village hall. If approaching from Onecote on the B5053 Ivy Dene is the first cottage on the left once you enter the village of Warslow.
The village of Warslow is siuated in the Peak District National Park and is a former estate village once owned by the Harper Crewe family of Calke Abbey with many cottages including Ivy Dene dating back to the 18th and 19th century. In addition, the village has the benefit of the Greyhound which is a 250 year old inn, primary school, church and village hall. The village is situated between the market towns of Leek, Buxton and Ashbourne. Other local villages include Hartington (famous for its Stilton cheese) which provides a selection of public houses and well stocked shops and Alstonfield noted for The George a wonderful rustic pub.