A wonderful south facing 8 bedroom Edwardian family home with tree lined entrance drive, standing in over 6 acres with cottage, stables and outbuildings conveniently situated close to the historic market town of Ashbourne on the edge of the Peak district. Ladyhole House stands in an elevated position in a rural location within the parish of Yeldersley and is approached via a country lane, ½ mile off the A52 with a tree lined entrance leading to a sweeping drive and generous parking area between the house, garage block and cottage. Ashbourne is about 2 ½ miles and Derby is about 12 miles where there are fast intercity train services to London (from 1 ½ hours). The A38 and A50 dual carriageways are 10 and 12 miles respectively providing convenient access to many of the Regions centres and motorway network. East Midlands airport is about 25 miles.
The house and main rooms face south, overlooking the main garden and paddocks beyond, with the range of buildings and Cottage to the rear. The accommodation is arranged over three floors, plus a cellar, with a substantial entrance door opening into the reception hall which has wooden parquet flooring, woodburning stove and a wide, imposing staircase. The drawing room is a beautiful room with two wide bay windows, large open fire and wood floor. The dining room has a fireplace and its size takes a long table. The sitting room also has a bay window and fireplace with a second door to the kitchen / breakfast room which has French windows onto the terrace. There is a four oven Aga, separate hob and electric oven and twin bowl sinks and dishwasher within the fitted cabinets. A walk-in pantry off the kitchen provides lots more storage.
The principal staircase has a large window providing good natural light to the generously sized landing serving the first floor bedrooms and bathrooms. The main bedroom has a dressing room, which might also provide an en-suite bathroom, and the fourth bedroom enjoys a balcony. Both bathrooms are a good size.
A second staircase also serves the first floor and continues to the second floor where there are four more good size bedrooms, most with built in wardrobes and bathroom providing an ideal space for children.
The house is well equipped with built in cupboards, Butler's pantry, laundry, linen and general storage space and there are useful boot and boiler rooms providing additional practical storage and connection to the garden and parking areas.
Coachman's Cottage The owners currently let this as a Holiday home for 6-7 people and over the last three years it has been let for an average of 180 nights producing about £22,500 gross income per year. Previously it was used by one of the Owners Parents with the conservatory being added and cottage upgraded. It could equally provide excellent staff accommodation or be let on a standard Shorthold tenancy. There is a hall, cloakroom, fitted kitchen with limestone flooring and Rayburn cooker, separate utility, good size sitting room with dual aspect, fireplace and fitted cupboards, and conservatory opening onto the patio with hot tub. There is one ground floor bedroom, a main bedroom with ensuite and a further bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. There is underfloor heating to hall, kitchen and bathroom and radiators elsewhere.
Outbuildings Adjoining the Cottage is a range of brick buildings with store room, double garage with sliding doors and additional covered parking is provided by a canopy. There are dog kennels, three timber stables and an old timber garage/store. At the back of the house is a Fuel store housing two oil tanks and providing plenty of space for logs and coal. In the front paddock there is a further timber stable with lean to store. There is also a further brick building hidden away in the wooded area
Garden At the front of the house is a stone paved terrace with box hedge parterre and large lawn with mature trees, rhododendrons and shrub borders. The kitchen garden has raised beds and is enclosed by tall hedging. Part of the garden has a tall south facing wall and there is a brick potting shed and green house. The tennis court was laid by En Tout cas.
General Agents Note: There are plans to build houses on the former Aerodrome site about 350 metres at its nearest point from Ladyhole house. Further information is available on the Derbyshire Dales planning portal. Promap/Ordnance Survey Extract: For identification purposes only - not to scale. Tenure: Freehold (Purchasers are recommended to satisfy themselves as to tenure via their legal representative). Please note there are two registered titles. Services: Mains water and electricity, private drainage and oil central heating. Purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to their suitability. Fixtures, Fittings, Garden Statuary: These are excluded unless specifically mentioned in these details. Public rights of way, wayleaves and easements: The property is sold subject to all such matters whether mentioned in these details or not. We are however unaware of any public rights of way crossing the property. Local Authority: Derbyshire Dales District Council Useful Websites www.environment-agency.gov.uk/maps www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/planningRead more