Chapel Street, Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 4EQ | Property for sale | Savills
599.13 sq m(6,449 sq ft)
Offers over £1,000,000

Chapel StreetDuffield, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 4EQ

    Key features

    • Set in a plot approaching 1 acre
    • Highly desirable residential location
    • Retaining a wealth of period features
    • Development potential (subject to planning)
    • Six bedrooms at first floor level
    • Four ground floor reception rooms

    An impressive, 19th century, stone built dwelling, occupying a delightful plot approaching 1 acre in the highly desirable, North Derbyshire village of Duffield.

    About this property

    • Greentrees is a 19th century, stone built dwelling, occupying a delightful plot approaching 1 acre in the highly desirable, Derbyshire village of Duffield. The property requires modernisation throughout, offering excellent potential for a buyer to put their own stamp on the house. The outbuildings to the side of the property would make for a superb annexe, subject to the necessary planning consents and the house its self could suit other uses other than one single family home, a conversion into apartments for example or a care home. These alternate uses would of course be subject to the necessary planning consents.

      A glazed storm porch to the front elevation is laid with stone flooring and allows direct access to the adjoining Victorian greenhouse and leads through to the entrance hall via the stained glass front door.

      The property retains an abundance of period features throughout to include decorative cornicing, corbels, tapestry hanging rails and original servant and butler call boxes.

      Off the entrance hall to the right hand side sits a delightful double fronted drawing room featuring original parquet oak flooring, decorative cornicing and ceiling rose and a marble fire surround with decorative timber display and mirror above. There are two sets of French doors out to the side garden and original timber window shutters.

      Study to the east elevation fitted with shelving and low level drawers, also boasting original sash windows with window shutters and a lower level window seat. There is a focal point stone built fireplace with inset cast iron open fire, decorative ceiling rose and cornicing. The study is granted from both the entrance hallway and the drawing room.

      An internal lobby to the rear of the property grants access into the cloak and boot room which is fitted with the traditional, timber built cupboards. The internal lobby leads on to a ground floor WC which further leads to a sliding door, opening up to steps which lead down to the cellar where there are two cool rooms, ideal for wine storage.

      The side entrance from the courtyard leads directly into the kitchen which is fitted with base and wall units in addition to a bank of tall units on entry. A double stainless steel sink and drainer overlooks the rear of the property whilst provisions are provided for gas cooker, undercounter fridge, a washing machine and a dishwasher. There is also a breakfast bar seating area to the rear wall. An opening from the kitchen leads into a small utility area with both wall mounted storage and a built-in shelving unit. A door from this utility area leads out to the rear garden.

      Directly off the side entrance, before reaching the kitchen area there is a well proportioned breakfast room which also links through to the main entrance hall.

      An impressive, triple aspect dining room overlooks the front and side elevations, featuring a beamed ceiling, original sash windows, a built-in, heavy duty safe and a focal point fireplace with a marble surround, a stainless steel open fire and a tiled insert and hearth.

      Stairs ascend from the entrance hall to the first floor landing and on to the bedroom accommodation at this level. At the top of the stairs to the left hand side there is a useful store room with steps down to a small wash area. Following on from this there is a three piece family bathroom to the rear elevation made up of a fitted bath with shower mixer tap, a vanity wash hand basin with low level cupboards below, a low level WC and built- in dressing area comprising a wardrobe space, dressing table and high level storage cupboards.

      The principal bedroom adjoins the family bathroom and is a lovely triple aspect room overlooking the lawned garden, the focal point fireplace is built of marble and currently holds a gas fire. There is a further double bedroom at the top of the stairs with a full wall of fitted wardrobes and glass fronted shelving units. There is a gas fire in this room with marble surround and mantel.

      To the north west elevation there are two further bedrooms which are also accessible from a secondary staircase off the kitchen. One of the bedrooms to the furthest end of the house benefits built-in wardrobes, whilst both of these rooms share a three piece bathroom with open shelving, fitted bath with mixer tap shower attachment, a low level WC and wall hung vanity unit.

      Steps lead up from the landing to a further double bedroom to the front aspect, again benefiting built-in wardrobes, drawers and a wash hand basin. The adjoining bedroom is a large, pleasant and double fronted room holding a pedestal wash hand basin, enjoying views over the side garden and features a timber fireplace and mantel. The fireplace is currently fitted with a more contemporary gas fire.

      The imposing stone pillars on Chapel Street denote the entry to the property and lead on to a tree lined sweeping drive and further up to a generous parking area and on
      to the garage.

      Bi-folding louvre doors open up into a pleasant, covered courtyard area which is block paved to the lower section with steps leading up to a flagstone patio. Directly off the upper section of the courtyard there is an opening leading into one of the garages which benefits internal power and lighting and an electric opening garage door. There are a collection of stone outbuildings accessible from the upper patio, one of which is currently used as a workshop, the neighbouring room as a garden store and the final outbuilding is a general storage room. There is a staircase to the end of the building, leading to a first floor, undeveloped space, however, this whole two storey outbuilding does have potential to be secondary accommodation should a buyer wish to explore this (STPP).

      The south east elevation holds the majority of a formal garden area comprising a generous stretch of lawn with mature tree and shrubbed boundary which leads round to the side of the property where there is a further yet smaller lawned area with a central rose bed. All of the external boundaries are heavily planted with hedging, mature trees and established shrubbery.

      Continuing further around to the back of the house there is a generous, flat vegetable garden filled with an array of planting beds and enjoying a large stretch of greenhouse along the north elevation boundary wall and an additional yet smaller greenhouse to the west brick built boundary wall.

      There are various paths running throughout the rear section of this garden, weaving through the array of bedding planters, well arranged fruit trees and speciality plants. These paths eventually lead back to the side of the property to the hardstanding parking area.

      Access is also granted to top of the hard standing parking area via the large double entry gates off Milford Road.



      Mains electricity, gas fired central heating, drainage and water are understood to be connected to the property.

      Strictly by appointment with Savills.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    The potential Greentrees has to offer is a rare opportunity in this highly desirable location.

    Luke BillsonProperty agent

    Local information

    • Greentrees occupies a premier location in one of Derby's most favoured suburbs and is just 100m from Town Street which holds the majority of amenities within the village to briefly include a Post Office, an express supermarket, Birds Confectioners, chiropractor, newsagents, café's and a selection of pub/restaurants. The property falls within the catchment area of the popular Ecclesbourne School and is also within reach of many of the area's best private schools including the acclaimed Repton School, Trent College, Derby High School and Derby University. Derby City Centre is 5.6 miles south of the property, with commuter links such as the A38 (3 miles), A52 (5.4 miles) and A6 (7.4 miles) allowing access across the region. Derby train station offers a direct mainline train to London, which can be reached in 1hr 20 mins. Duffield Train Station is 300m from the property which links into the Derby mainline route.

    Additional information

    • Amber Valley Borough Council, tax band TBC.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: TBC