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4 bedroom semi-detached for sale

Cackle Hill Cottages, Snelston

£795,000 (OIRO)

  4 bedrooms

  3 bathrooms

  2 receptions

Key Features

  • Set in 2.13 Acres
  • Paddock and Stable Block
  • Views towards Weaver Hills
  • 2 En-Suite Bedrooms
  • Elegant Split Level Accommodation
  • Open Plan Living/Dining/Kitchen
  • Ground Source Heating, Solar Panels
  • EPC Rating: C


This ELEGANT FAMILY HOME is set in a TRULY SPECTACULAR LOCATION in the middle of the Derbyshire Dales with PANORAMIC VIEWS. It is the perfect compromise; rural living yet less than 10 minutes’ drive from Ashbourne town centre and less than 20 minutes from Uttoxeter.

The layout is elegant and well-planned, ideal for a large family or if you love to entertain, benefiting from underfloor heating on the ground floor. Entering into the boot/room utility with exposed brickwork, solid wood worksurface and concealed painted cupboards for a washing machine and dryer, a guest cloakroom/WC off has a white suite and a quarry tiled floor.

The bespoke fitted kitchen features a quartz central unit housing the Neff electric double oven and an AEG ceramic hob. Further cupboards house a ceramic butlers sink and there is an integrated dishwasher and a triple larder-style cupboard with bi-fold doors and slide-out shelves. The spacious dining area has French doors with stone steps leading onto stone and brick flagged areas, garden and paddock. Set off to the side is a small study with fitted shelving and the panoramic views are sure to inspire whatever you might be working on. Further bespoke built-in cupboards provide additional storage and shelving, and oak steps lead down to the sunken living room, a lovely light and bright room with a vaulted ceiling and skylights, taking in the views of the surrounding countryside.

In addition, there is a separate sitting room with exposed beams and a Contura wood burning stove and gritstone hearth; a great place to tuck your feet up on the sofa with a glass of wine and enjoy!

A front door leads out onto stone and brick flagged area, pathway and garden. Stairs lead to the first floor and a there is a door into the ground floor bedroom suite which has bespoke fitted wardrobe and storage cupboards, painted exposed beams and an en-suite shower room with double width walk-in shower and drying area, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, heated towel rail and quarry tiled floor.

The first floor split level landing has doors off to three further bedrooms; the main bedroom has a range of fitted wardrobes and windows with stunning far reaching views across the garden and countryside. Walk through into the en-suite with a large double width shower cubicle, WC, vanity sink and heated towel rail. Bedrooms three and four both have vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and garden views. The family bathroom completes the accommodation and there are further impressive views across the gardens and paddock.

A large, gravelled driveway is approached via a right of way from 1 Cackle Hill Cottages and provides ample parking. There are three areas of natural stone with brick borders giving south and westerly facing views across the garden, orchard, paddock and countryside beyond. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a cottage style beds and a rose arbour in the centre leading up to a bespoke powder coated greenhouse on a brick base. In addition, there is a shed with power and a charging point for electric vehicles.

To the side of the garden is the smaller of two paddocks with an orchard recently planted to one side leading onto a larger paddock, both framed by a post and rail fencing. The stables (7.67m x 4.13m) are timber framed with clay tiled roof, internally finished with plywood and externally with waney-edged larch boarding.

Ground source heating has also been installed and we understand that the seller has been receiving approximately £3000 per year from Ofgem as RHI payments. There is a 4KW PV solar panel system on the roof fitted in 2015 plus power and light. The seller is believed to receive a "feed in tariff" from British Gas of approximately £500 per year.

The property is within catchment for Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS) and primary schools of Norbury, Clifton and Marston Montgomery are close by. There is also a good choice of private schools nearby including Denstone College. There are nearby public houses in the neighbouring villages of Clifton, Ellastone and Marston Montgomery. An internal inspection is highly recommended to appreciate the wonderful location, views and living space that this property has to offer.

Agents Notes: There is a vehicular Right of Way across Cackle Hill Cottage to the driveway of Cackle Hill House. BT Superfast fibre broadband internet connection is available (details are with the vendor).

Tenure: Freehold (purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the tenure via their legal representative).
Services: Mains water and electricity are believed to be connected. Private drainage is shared with neighbouring properties. There is a shared annual maintenance contribution to the property. Purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to their suitability.

Local Authority/Tax Band: Derbyshire Dales District Council / Tax Band C

Contact John German Estate Agents in Ashbourne to arrange a viewing of this superb family home.

Directions: Leaving Ashbourne south on the A515 towards Uttoxeter and A50, continue along the A515 past the village of Clifton for approximately 2 miles turning right signposted Snelston. Continue into the village and turn left where the road forks onto Cackle Hill Lane and follow this lane where the property can be located on the right hand side.

Our Ref: JGA/16112021 JGB/19112021

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