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5 bedroom detached for sale

Whitaker Road, Derby

£655,000 (OIRO)

  5 bedrooms

  2 bathrooms

  3 receptions

Key Features

  • Substantial Victorian Residence
  • Separate Purpose Built Studio
  • Tastefully Restored & Presented
  • Large Garden Plot
  • Individually Designed Kitchen
  • Luxury Bathroom
  • Tandem Double Garage
  • EPC Rating: E


A Substantial five bedroomed Victorian double fronted detached family house built in 1864 set in a LARGE GARDEN PLOT with outbuildings and a PURPOSE-BUILT STUDIO with consultation rooms having a separate entrance and approach.

This stylish and most generously proportioned period house has been tastefully restored and cared for by the present owners having a wealth of original features including ornate plasterwork, oak wood floors and panelling, stripped pine doors, a superb staircase in the reception hall along with a hand made and professionally installed kitchen. Planning permission was granted in October 2004 for the erection of a detached house to the rear.

The accommodation, detailed below, has gas central heating and is ready for immediate occupation, with potential for further development and extension.

Occupying a most convenient location the house is situated in the Littleover Community School Catchment and is well placed for Littleover Village Shopping, the Derby Ring Road, Derby Royal Hospital and the A38 corridor.

The house stands in a very large garden plot with screening and specimen trees, ample garaging and parking facilities, a brick-built Coach House, an in and out driveway, landscaping and lawns and we understand that there has been planning permission approved in the past for residential development to the rear of the house.

Entrance Portico with flagstone steps to double pillars with specialist half glazed front door.
Reception Hall: A most impressive entrance 33’6 x 7′ running through to sealed unit double glazed French doors giving access to the rear garden, herringbone patterned oak block floor, decorated to dado with deep moulded cornices and ceiling chandelier plasterwork, magnificent original staircase with cast iron ornamental balustrades and mahogany banister rail leading to the first floor landing. Cellar off.
Sitting Room: 19′ x 14′ into large bay window with shaped radiator under, oak panelled walls incorporating contemporary fire surround with mantle and granite fireplace, relief picture shelving, built in bookshelves, drawers and cupboards, hand finished plaster work to moulded cornices and pelmet over the bay window, ceiling chandelier plaster work, oak floor covering.
Dining Room: 17’10 x 15’4, into panelled bay window with double French doors into the Studio Reception area, marble fire surround with slate hearth, deep skirting to oak-effect floor covering, two radiators, picture rail, moulded cornices and decorative ceiling plasterwork.
Large Cloakroom: 14′ x 3’4, half panelled walls, low flush w.c. and wash hand basin, UPVC double glazing, radiator.
Kitchen: 14′ x 13′, Individually designed and craftsman built with hand made units, cupboards and drawers, all complimenting the original features with addition stripped pine panelled cupboards, integrated deep glazed Belfast Sink, Leisure Classic oven and stove, solid beech works tops, ladder radiator, slate floor runs through to the pantry and rear porch, original servants call bells.
Pantry: Original tiled pillars to thrall and wall shelves, tiling, power and light, plumbing for automatic washing machine.
Rear Porch: Slate floor, glazed door to the garden and outbuildings.

First Floor:
"L" Shaped Landing: 23’10 x 16′ overall, decorated to dado rail with moulded cornices and decorative ceiling detail, continuation of the original staircase with cast iron ornamental balustrades and turned mahogany banister rail, pine panelled doors to all bedrooms, bathroom and loft entrance, two radiators, feature window overlooking the garden.
Master Bedroom: 19’2 x 14’3 into large bay window with shaped radiator under, plaster pelmet over, hand finished plaster work to moulded cornices and pelmet over the bay window, original tiled fire surround and hearth, Victoriana wash hand basin on chrome stilts with capstan taps, shaver light and mirror, metro tiling and glass shelf, double wardrobe with matching overhead cupboards, personal pine panelled door to fifth bedroom (it is understood that this room could easily convert to an en-suite if required).
Second Bedroom: 16’5 x 14′, into large bay window, moulded cornices and pelmet, picture rail, radiator, Victoriana fire surround, built in double wardrobe with stripped pine doors, matching overhead cupboard, wash hand basin with capstan taps, metro tiling, mirror and light.
Third Bedroom: 15’4 x 14’3, Moulded cornices, radiator, picture rail, double wardrobe with pine doors and drawers, overhead cupboard.
Forth Bedroom: 12’4 x 11’3, Victoriana fire surround, radiator, picture rail, linen cupboard.
Fifth Bedroom: Suitable for a study, nursery or en suite to Master Bedroom, 9’1 x 6’10, radiator, attractively shaped original window. Personal door to Master Bedroom.
Luxury Bathroom: 10’8 x 8’2, Professionally fitted with white suite, free standing shaped bath on ball and claw feet, shower attachment with capstan taps, pedestal wash hand basin with matching capstan taps, low flush w.c., quadrant fully tiled shower cubicle with shower, ceramic tiled floor, metro tiling to walls.
Separate W.C. Tiled floor, low flush w.c., half glazed door.
Third Floor:
Loft: Generously sized room approached from the landing, the main measurement being 22′ x 13’6 PLUS dormer storage areas, two large Velux windows, two doors to further loft storage rooms.

Gardens: The house stands in a larger than average garden with the benefit of an in-and-out driveway onto Whitaker Road, the main entrance with ornamental pillars, gravelled driveway with gates and fencing to the private rear garden, screening, specimen and ornamental trees, outside lighting.
Rear Garden: Enclosed and private, the rear garden has ample extra parking for several vehicles, caravan, boat or horse box and is complimented by screening and specimen trees, mature bushes and shrubs. There are several sitting and recreational areas including a large lawn, patio, flower borders, a through arched entry to the main house and Coach House. Open wood store with side store, raised rockery. Compost ground and shaped shrubbery.

Coach House: Brick built and suitable for conversion or extension to further residential or commercial use (subject to planning permission) measuring 42′ x 11’4 overall, presently split into two work shops with power and light, outside gardeners w.c. and garage.
Tandem Double Garage: Lean to building with double doors and pant roof.


Two purpose-built well-equipped consulting rooms with separate reception room and interconnecting doors to the main house, the studio offers a great opportunity to operate a private professional practice or home office with a separate pedestrian and vehicular access from Whitaker Road behind ranch style gate and fencing to separate client parking.
Reception: Approached from a ramp from the outer driveway a most inviting room 13’6 x 13’2 overall, plus inner hallway giving access to both consulting rooms. Oak floor covering, radiator, two storage radiators, UPVC double glazed front entrance door, fitted cupboards. Additional office area with shelves and desk.
Main Consultation Room: 17’1 x 14’1 into large bay window with shaped radiator under, professionally fitted and individually designed with high quality units, cupboards and drawers, seamless Corian roll edged work tops with matching wall cupboards, Daikin air conditioning unit, access to main house and inner hall.
Second Consultation Room: 11’4 x 9’7, professionally fitted and individually designed with high quality units, cupboards and drawers, seamless Corian roll edged work tops with integrated sink, radiator, oak-effect floor covering, access to main hall and Reception area.

Planning Permission: Historic planning permission was granted in 2004 for detached dwelling but this has now lapsed. There is a potential for this to be reinstated but a prospective purchaser would need to reapply to Derby City Council. The planning reference for this was: DER/10/04/02033/PRI.

Tenure: Freehold (purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the tenure via their legal representative).

Services: Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas are believed to be connected to the property but purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to their suitability.

Local Council: Derby City Council. Band F.

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Ref: JGA/200319

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