- Darley Park Lodge - Former Gate Keepers Lodge
- Highly Desirable Location - Set within Darley Park with 80 Acres of Beautiful Parkland
- Beautiful South Facing Mature Gardens of Around 1/5 of an Acre
- Porch, Living Room with Log Burner, Dining Room, Cloakroom & Beautiful Sun Room with Bi-Folding Doors
- Fitted Kitchen, Pantry & Ground Floor Shower Room
- Two Double Bedrooms & Bathroom with Feature Roll Top Bath
- Delightful Timber Framed Summerhouse
- Generous Driveway & Good Sized Timber Framed Garage
- Ecclesbourne School Catchment Area
- No Chain Involved
DARLEY PARK LODGE - A unique opportunity to acquire a most charming detached residence of immense style and character. Offering a delightful position at the gateway to the beautiful Darley Park, this property was formally the Park rangers residence dating back to 1856. Occupying a most generous mature landscaped plot of around a 1/5 acre and surrounded by beautiful woodland, the property has been impeccably maintained and retains many charming character features. Park Lodge sits on the gateway to Darley Park with its 80 acres of stunning, well maintained park land. It also falls in the catchment area of the noted ECCLESBOURNE SCHOOL. The property has the benefit of a combination boiler heating system, double glazed windows and the accommodation in brief comprises: entrance porch, living room with period stone fireplace and log burner, dining room, cloaks/understairs storage, fitted kitchen with range cooker and pantry, ground floor shower room/wc and spacious sun room with bi-folding doors giving access to the beautiful landscaped rear garden. The first floor landing gives access to: two double bedrooms and bathroom with feature roll top bath. Outside, the property has wrought iron gated access leading to a generous moulded concrete block paved effect driveway providing off road car standing for approximately four to five vehicles and leading to a detached timber framed garage. There are beautiful private mature gardens with a generous area laid to lawn, well stocked planting borders, feature pond, water feature and a delightful timber framed summer house/office located at the rear of the garden.
LOCALITY & AMENITIES
This unique property sits at the gateway to Darley Park with its 80 acres of beautiful and well maintained park land.
Darley Abbey Mills, a World Heritage site sits on the banks of the River Derwent with its beautiful weir. Darley Mills offers fine dining and drinking options with Darley's restaurant, Llorentes Tapas and Darley Abbey Wine Bar. There are also gym/fitness facilities and a wedding venue at Darley Mills.
Darley Abbey Village offers a lovely local shop, historic St Matthew's Church and a regular bus service to Derby City Centre and Belper.
Educational facilities close to hand, include the reputable village primary school (Walter Evans) and it is in the noted Ecclesbourne School catchment area located in Duffield. Private education is also available in the village at The Old Vicarage.
Excellent transport links are close by with fast access onto the A6, A38, A50 and A52 leading to the M1 motorway. The location is convenient for Pride Park, the University of Derby, Royal Derby Hospital, Rolls-Royce and Derby Railway Station.
Ring video doorbell. The property is entered through a solid oak panel front door, fitted with solid oak flooring and wood double glazed windows to either side and a traditional wood panelled door with inset glass, stone detailing surround and glazed inserts leading to the living room.
Living Room (4.22m x 3.43m)
Features a beautiful stone fireplace, sat in a recessed chimney breast, with stone tiled hearth and multi fuel stove style burner, wood panelling to walls, built in shelving unit and traditional style cupboards, solid oak flooring, central heating radiator, bay window with inset double glazed windows to front elevation, stripped panel door giving access to:
Dining Room (3.78m x 3.53m)
Solid oak flooring, central heating radiator, aluminium double glazed French doors leading to side garden and stripped wooden panel doors giving access to an understairs cloakroom storage cupboard, kitchen and the stairs for the first floor.
Fitted with wall mounted Glow Worm condensing boiler, quarry tiled floor, built in shelving and obscure double glazed window to the side elevation.
Kitchen (3.78m x 3.20m)
Fitted with a range of wall, base and drawer units with roll edged wood block effect work surfaces, double sink with drainer, traditional brushed steel mixer tap, built in shelving units, recess with Britannia dual fuel stainless steel range cooker, six ring gas hob, stainless steel splashback and extractor hood over, integrated appliances including low level fridge unit, Neff mid level dish washer, ceramic tiled floor, under floor heating, central heating radiators, vaulted double glazed tinted glass roof, stripped panel doors giving access to the pantry and ground floor shower room and double glazed door giving access to the beautiful sun room.
Pantry (1.52m x 1.19m)
Having power and light. Fitted with built in shelving, ceramic tiled floor, plumbing for automatic washing machine with space for additional large appliance.
Ground Floor Shower Room (2.39m x 1.50m)
White three piece suite comprising wash hand basin with vanity unit and mono-bloc mixer tap, low level w.c., walk in shower cubicle with wall mounted shower unit, full tiling to walls, ceramic tile floor, modern chrome towel rail, extractor fan, aluminium powder coated obscure double glazed window to the side elevation
Beautiful Sun Room (4.60m x 2.97m)
Brick built construction in 2016, fitted with inset aluminium double glazed windows, double glazed tinted glass lantern roof, quarry tiled floor and wide aluminium bi-folding doors offering stunning views towards the rear garden and woodland.
Oak Staircase from the dining room leading to the first floor landing. Recessed halogen downlighters to ceiling, solid oak flooring, doors giving access to both bedrooms and bathroom.
Main Bedroom (4.52m x 3.71m)
Built in wardrobes with hanging rail and four doors, central heating radiator, solid oak flooring, recessed halogen downlighters in ceiling, telephone point and double glazed window south facing windows to rear elevation.
Bedroom Two (3.18m x 2.87m)
Fitted with central heating radiator, solid oak flooring, four deep built in wardrobes, two with mirrored fronts, loft access, recessed halogen downlighters and double glazed window to front elevation.
Bathroom (2.31m x 1.52m)
Fitted with a white three piece suite comprising, a feature roll top edge bath with Victorian style mixer attachment, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, porcelain tiles to floor and walls, feature chrome radiator and obscure double glazed window to front elevation.
The gateway to Darley Park accessed off Darley Park Drive. There is also a free public car park located just outside the gates to the park.
Frontage & Driveway
The property has wrought iron gates leading to a generous moulded block paved driveway providing car parking space for 4-5 vehicles, outdoor cold water tap to the side and the driveway leads to the large single detached garage and rear garden.
Large Single Detached Garage (4.64m x 3.68m)
Generous single garage built of timber construction. Fitted with power, light and alarm.
Generous Private South Facing Rear Gardens
A true feature of this delightful home are the beautiful private mature enclosed gardens which benefit from a south facing aspect. This property is set within a generous plot of just under 1/5 of an acre and offers an extensive paved patio area with generous lawn, two ponds, rockery style planting areas, raised level planting beds and well stocked borders. There is a timber framed shed and pathway and small feature bridge access to the timber framed summerhouse. The garden is stocked with a beautiful array of wild flowers, shrubs and mature trees. The garden is enclosed by a walled and fence panelled boundary and surrounded by mature woodland and wildlife.
Timber Framed Summer House (4.14m x 2.26m)
timber framed summerhouse occupying an elevated position at the bottom of the garden, offering delightful views back towards the property.
Security Alarm & Cameras
CCTV system installed by Sharp Alarms of Derby. There are movement activated alarms throughout the house as well as garage and summer house. 4k resolution cameras are also fitted outside, with real time and playback facility linked to smart phone, iPad and TV.
Planning Consent for Extension - Now Lapsed
This property previously had planning consent granted in 2005 for extension to a 3 or 4 bedroom detached property. Please note this has now expired but plans can be seen on request.
Council Tax Band
Band D - Derby City Council