Kniveton, Ashbourne
Guide price £2,650,000, 6 bedrooms, for sale

Key features

  • Outstanding Country House
  • Magnificent Courtyard Atrium
  • In about 36 Acres (further land available)
  • 2 Farm Barns, Manege
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • 2 Bedroom Self Contained Annexe
  • Wind Turbine. Tennis Court
  • EPC Rating D

Property Description


Kniveton Wood Farm is an exceptional property. It is situated just 3 miles north of the market town of Ashbourne, on the edge of the Peak district, making the location highly convenient with ease of access to shops, schools and other local facilities.

The House occupies the site of a former farm house and range of traditional buildings, part of which were retained in the 2001/2 redevelopment, producing what is now a magnificent family home ideally laid out for entertaining on a grand scale. The highly regarded Architects, Lathams of Derby, designed and supervised the project creating eye catching and practical features and ensuring the stunning views were revealed to maximum benefit.

The house and garden command a superb slightly elevated position, with principal south and west facing elevations. It enjoys long distance views over Tissington and the rolling countryside beyond with Parwich and the Hills over Dovedale clearly in view.

As you approach the house the design includes a covered walkway, with copper roof, for inclement weather. The entrance hall opens into a magnificent Atrium enclosing the central courtyard, which connects all the principal rooms and leisure wing and has an inspiring metal staircase leading to the bridge landing and the four bedroom suites.

The drawing room is a huge room of over 30 by 20 feet plus the raised tower bay and a Loggia with stone pillars further adds to its appeal. The room shares a double fronted wood burner with the dining room and both rooms have full height windows and electrically controlled blinds.

The master bedroom, like the drawing room below, has a raised tower bay and balcony offering superb views. There is a large dressing room and ensuite with corner jacuzzi bath and separate shower cubicle. The three other bedrooms each have their own bath or shower room.

The self contained annexe offers flexibility as a guest wing, additional family accommodation or potentially space for live in staff with its own entrance or a connecting door to the main house. It has two bedrooms, a living kitchen/sitting room and bathroom.

The floors in the main house are mostly hard covered with slate in the atrium, oak boards in the reception rooms and oak laminate in the three 1st floor bedrooms. There are ceramic tiles in the kitchen/living and domestic areas. The Leisure wing has granular rubber flooring and the 10 metre Pool has Mediterranean mosaic tiles. The main doors and smaller windows are Iroko hardwood whilst the larger style windows are metal all with sealed double glazed units.


There are attractive landscaped gardens with dry stone walling, flower and shrub borders and steps down to the main lawn. There are two ponds providing a most attractive feature within view of the house and providing a wildlife habitat. Nearer the house is a Walled kitchen garden for fruit and vegetables with raised beds.

Double Garage (6.6 x 6.6m) with two electric up and over doors and a connecting personnel door to the Workshop or Games room (7.4 x 4.1m).

The all weather surface Tennis Court was repainted and relined in 2018.

Farm Buildings

Barn 1 is a two span building overall being about 22 x 18 metres with concrete flooring and Yorkshire boarding above block walls.

Barn 2 about 18 x 18 metres.

Manege approximately 60 x 20 metres with a ruber over sand surface.

The Land

The property extends in total to about 36 acres, including about 19 acres of woodland and 13 acres of grazing land. There is an additional parcel of grassland of about 14 acres to the south and 22 acres with a farm building (18 x 12m) to the north, both shown edged and shaded blue on the plan, which may be available subject to negotiation on terms.

The woodland has been planted by the current owners over the last 18 years or so and mostly comprises mixed hardwoods including oak, holly, birch and ash. There are a network of grass paths through the wood making excellent walks and a particularly steep section provides fun for tobogganing in snow.

The wind turbine stands on high ground on the southern boundary bordering the additional option land. The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency. Please note the Entitlements are not included in the price but are available by negotiation.


From Ashbourne take the B5035 towards Wirksworth. After 2 miles, at the top of the Hill as you approach the village of Kniveton, turn left onto Wood Lane where signposted Kniveton Wood. Proceed along the lane for 1/2 mile and then turn left onto a small lane and the property will be found straight ahead through wide double gates which open into the entrance courtyard with the garage to your left.

Promap/Ordnance Survey Extract

For Identification purposes only - not to scale.


Freehold (Purchasers are recommended to satisfy themselves as to tenure via their legal representative). Please note all the Sellers land is held in one registered title and therefore part only of the registered title will be included in the sale, unless terms are specifically negotiated to include the additional land referred to within these details.


Mains water and electricity, private drainage and oil central heating with a Wind Turbine generating electricity (we are advised on average 4500 kwh per annum for use at the property) plus Feed in Tariff payments. The house is alarmed and monitored on a 24 hour basis. Purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to their suitability.

Fixtures, Fittings, Garden Statuary

These are excluded unless specifically mentioned in these details although some may be available by negotiation.

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

JGA/250918 JGC/211118 JLMM/KLT/ASH

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