Fri 15 Sep 2017
Offered for sale is this wonderful detached house which has been the home to Dawn and her family for over 17 years, here she explains what it's been like living at Cherry Orchards and why they are moving on to pastures new...
"Seeing the kids grow up here has been an absolute pleasure. The garden is a personal favourite of ours; with it just being shy of half an acre, there's plenty of space for the children and dog to play in. The plot is gated and fenced all round, making it really safe, with no chance of the dog escaping!" says Dawn, the owner of Cherry Orchards, Rosliston Road South in Drakelow.
Dawn adds: "When we first viewed this house we both felt it had a lovely feel to it, homely and relaxing and we noticed how private it was once through the gates; most of our friends and visitors comment on this too. One other thing we love is how convenient the house is situated. We are in a wonderful rural setting but close to amenities and very good schools, my sons went to Walton on Trent and Rosliston both village primary schools just down the lane.
Robert Sutton and John Taylor secondary schools are also nearby. If you want shopping, take your pick from Burton, Lichfield, Tamworth or Derby. Lovely walks in the country can be found just down the road at the Rosliston Forestry Centre and there are plenty of other pretty villages around to enjoy too."
Located in a small rural hamlet of Drakelow in South Derbyshire, just 2 miles from Burton, the property provides plenty of space for a growing family. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with two double bedrooms on the ground floor.
The hub of the house has got to be the superb kitchen-dining room; it has a breakfast bar large enough for everyone to sit together at breakfast time, French doors opening into the rear garden and dining area with lots of space for a dining table as well as a sofa.
There is no scrimping on space at Cherry Orchards, you will also find a lovely sitting room which has a fireplace with a cosy log-burning stove, along with a utility room, guest cloakroom/wc and a fantastic family room which has the potential to be turned into an annexe (subject to obtaining necessary planning). Dawn has been using this room as a home office, from where she runs her successful lingerie business from.
Dawn's children have now grown up with one son joining the military and the other moving into a house of his own. This is the right time for Dawn to downsize and move somewhere to keep her beloved horses.
"Although I would love to stay here, the business has really taken off which at the moment leaves me with very little time to see my horses, so ideally I need somewhere with a bit more land to keep them at home. With the boys moving out, we think now is the time for us to move on to somewhere new, although we will miss the house dearly." Dawn concluded.
For further details or to book a viewing contact John German Estate Agents in Burton on Trent.
"Highly recommend John German Ashby because they handled all three of my sales in two different counties. All three buyers and prices were agreed within a month over the Christmas and New Year periods much quicker than expected. I can honestly say I would recommend to anyone, especially Lizzie Hale."