Church Road, Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JA | Property for sale | Savills
818.20 sq m(8,807 sq ft)
Excess of £3,500,000

Church RoadQuarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JA

    Key features

    • Highly desirable residential location
    • Private gated residence
    • Over 8800 sq ft of accommodation
    • Renovated and fully refurbished in 2019
    • Underfloor heating to ground & first floor
    • Exceptional open plan family area
    • Six bedrooms and three bathrooms
    • Extensive garaging and off street parking
    • Lift shaft spanning three storeys

    A substantial, beautifully appointed 6-bedroom home in about 5.7 acres of grounds, approaching 9000sq ft of accommodation, finished to the highest of standards in a highly desirable village.

    About this property

    • Quarndon Hall lies within a charming village that, although under five miles from the centre of Derby, has retained its characterful charm and is surrounded by rolling countryside with access to local footpaths, protected rural areas and, some 15 miles distant, the steep limestone valleys of the Peak District. Quarndon Hall is a most impressive residence built circa 1847 and has many of the hallmarks of the Victorian era, including original fireplaces, cornicing and ceiling roses. The house was fully renovated ‘back to brick' to a high standard in 2019 including a new roof and boiler, rewiring, new insulation, replacement of all windows to Accoya timber framed windows and a total cosmetic renovation. Modern conveniences include underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, CCTV, security alarms and wiring for a sound system.

      The accommodation is generously proportioned, offering more than 8800 sq ft of open, light-filled space over three floors, with the added benefit of a gym, attached garaging, cellars and storage space with annexe potential.

      The magnificent gardens, encompassing 5.7 acres of mature grounds, impressive well-stocked borders, an Italianate-style temple and cascading ponds, are approached via ornate sweeping gates which open to a generous driveway and the handsome house front and centre.

      The accommodation elegantly blends period and modern detailing, with generously proportioned open plan spaces providing ample room for entertaining at home. The layout affords six bedrooms over the first and second floors, plus three well-appointed bathrooms.

      Entrance hall
      A bright and welcoming space leading to the generous accommodation, laid with a Lapicida tiled floor and displaying the handsome staircase rising to the first floor.

      Sitting room
      An impressive reception room, mostly open plan to the entrance hall, boasting some 40ft in length with a triple aspect on the east, south and west elevations, affording superb views over the grounds of Quarndon Hall.

      Dining room
      The dining rooms offers a very pleasant formal entertaining room, positioned to the front elevation and features attractive timber panelling and decorative coving.

      Family Space
      Double doors lead from the entrance hall into the remarkable open plan reception space to the rear of the property, laid with impressive fossilised floor tiles believed to be some 360 million years old, quarried from the nearby Mandale quarry in Matlock. This open plan family space to the rear elevation encompasses a charming snug area, garden room, a dining space and the stunning Charles Yorke kitchen. The garden room with roof light and a circular section with a cupola affords excellent natural light and stunning 270-degree views of the gardens. The stone pillars of the garden room were also locally sourced, being of Derbyshire grit stone in material. The open plan snug is an ideal TV area, featuring a built-in unit with space for a wall-mounted television and storage above and below, warmed by a wood-burning stove inset within a stone fireplace. The dining space within the family room sits below a roof lantern with bulkhead lighting and also enjoys views across the gardens.

      The striking, bespoke Charles Yorke kitchen holds ample base and wall storage, in addition to glass fronted display cabinets, open shelving units and a central island with breakfast bar seating and retractable power sockets. Miele appliances within the kitchen include a full height integrated fridge, undercounter freezer, a microwave, steam oven, two warming drawers, a wine cooler and coffee machine. There is also a separate Falcon range style oven with induction hob and extractor above. Steps lead down from the end of the kitchen area to the cellar which is made up of four storage rooms.

      Utility room
      Accessible via an internal lobby, the utility is also fitted with Charles Yorke units with a secondary sink and benefits space and plumbing for additional appliances such as a washing machine, dishwasher, dryer and large fridge freezer.

      A glazed walkway connects the main house to the neighbouring building, forming a lobby area which is accessible via both the front of the property and the kitchen. The space within this building presents a versatile arrangement, currently utilised as a spacious gym with adjoining storage rooms, however this could quite easily be turned into a generous annexe with independent outside space (subject to the necessary consents).

      First floor
      Stairs ascend from the entrance hall to a spacious first floor landing, off which sit four generous bedrooms. The principal bedroom occupies the south-east corner of the house, boasting superb views over the garden with a separate, adjoining dressing room, holding fitted furniture by Charles Yorke which further leads to a lovely en suite bathroom with Lapicida marble tiles and sanitaryware to include a free-standing bath, a large walk-in shower cubicle, WC, a bidet and a twin vanity wash hand basin.

      Bedrooms two and three are generous double bedrooms which share a contemporary interconnecting four piece en suite bathroom, whilst the fourth bedroom benefits its own dressing room and has use of the modern shower room to the north corner of the property.

      Second floor
      The second floor affords a flexible arrangement, currently used as two bedrooms, an office and a store room, however, should a prospective purchaser wish to use all of these rooms as bedrooms this is easily achievable, albeit two of the four rooms will likely be single bedrooms.

      The beautiful gardens are a highlight of the home, having been expertly landscaped over decades by a previous owner and gardener, who sought to include a wide ranging variety of plants including over 1000 species of rhododendron, 80 species of camellia and some 1300 different types of heather. Much of this landscaping remains in situ, including wide, well-stocked borders and flowerbeds, rolling manicured lawns, cascading ponds feeding into an ornamental lake and a beautiful Italian influenced section of garden, extending to about 5.7 acres in total.

      There are three sets of French doors leading out from the garden room to a generous patio seating area, some of which is covered by a vine draped pergola. The patio seating area occupies an elevated position, allowing for undisturbed views over the grounds.

      To the southern section of the garden there are two brick buildings, one a small cottage, once used by the gardeners of Quarndon Hall and the other a larger structure adjacent to the Italian themed garden area. This larger structure benefits planning permission to be converted into residential accommodation and would therefore make an excellent detached annexe or housing for younger adults of the family should a buyer wish to action this planning permission.

      A sweeping driveway is accessed via ornate electric gates off Church Road which open to a large parking area in front of the house and lead on to the spacious garage, allowing parking for at least four vehicles, with two storage rooms, a work shop and plant rooms leading off. The driveway provides a great reveal of the house in its picturesque setting, affording a striking first impression.

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    An offering such as Quarndon Hall is truly a rare visitor to the market in this highly desirable village.

    Luke BillsonProperty agent

    Local information

    • The popular village of Quarndon is home to a popular pub and restaurant, cricket club and a primary school. The village is well situated for the amenities in neighbouring Allestree and Duffield, with excellent road links for commuting including the A38 (2.4 miles) , A50 (7.5 miles), A52 (3.8 miles) and the M1 (10.7 miles), which leads to the wider motorway network. Derby city centre is approximately 4 miles to the south via easy commuter routes and has a wealth of amenities including high street and superstore shopping, stadiums, parks and leisure facilities including gyms, golf clubs and an indoor climbing centre. Excellent countryside nearby includes footpaths and National Trust properties in the immediate area and the wide open spaces of the Peak District accessible from around 15 miles to the north. There is excellent local schooling including the very popular Ecclesbourne School (2.9 miles), Repton School (9.7 miles), Trent College (12.4 miles) and Derby High School (4.8 miles), with Derby University just 3 miles away. Derby train station is 4.4 miles away and offers a direct mainline train to London, which can be reached in 1hr 20 mins. Duffield Train Station is 2.9 miles from the property which links into the Derby mainline route.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax
    • Amber Valley Borough Council. Council Tax Band H.
    • EPC Rating: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H