Chesterfield Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FD | Property for sale | Savills
424.01 sq m(4,564 sq ft)
Excess of £750,000

Chesterfield RoadBelper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FD

    Key features

    • Period residence dating to 1899
    • Highly desirable residential location
    • Detached one bedroom annexe
    • Accommodation arranged over three storeys
    • Superb views over to the west aspect
    • Excellent development potential (STPP)

    Highfield House is an impressive, period residence, extending to some 4500sq ft of accommodation, arranged over three storeys with a detached annexe and stunning views over open countryside.

    About this property

    • Highfield House is an impressive, period residence, extending to some 4500sq ft of accommodation, arranged over three storeys with a detached annexe and stunning views over open countryside to the west aspect. The property has never been introduced to the open market and has only seen three owner occupiers since it was built in 1899 by local Colonel turned architect, Colonel Maurice Hunter. Whilst Highfield House requires a scope of refurbishment, the property offers excellent potential for a range of buyers such as those seeking a large family home, conversion to apartments (STPP) and care home use (STPP).

      Stone steps to the front of the property underneath a stone built arch lead to the impressive frontage, displaying decorative stained glass windows and entry door which leads directly into the vast entrance hall, with a mahogany panelled ceiling, decorative plinths and the open mahogany staircase.

      To the left hand side of the entrance hall sits a bright, triple aspect dining room, a spacious reception room with turret bay window, decorative cornicing and ceiling rose. Focal point fireplace with an ornate surround and mantel and French doors leading out to a veranda.

      The breakfast room is positioned off to the right hand side of the entrance hall and is fitted with a full wall of shelving, a built-in alcove display cabinet and enjoys a triangular shaped bay window out to the front of the property.

      To the west elevation there is a spacious sitting room, enjoying far reaching views over the valley and beyond via the bay window. The sitting room also displays decorative cornicing and ceiling rose in addition to a central fireplace with a timber surround and mantel.

      A breakfast kitchen sits to the rear of the property, incorporating a range of base and wall units with space and plumbing for a dishwasher, a stainless steel sink drainer, a four-burner electric hob with extractor above and an electric oven with grill and a retained butlers bell box. A utility room with further base storage, a secondary sink and plumbing for additional appliances sits to the rear of the property adjacent to the breakfast kitchen. A pantry, scullery and ground floor WC also sit to the rear of the property and complete the accommodation at ground floor level.

      First Floor
      A wide staircase ascends from the entrance hall to a bright, spacious first floor landing, allowing access to the balcony at the front of the property.

      There are two bedrooms to the front aspect, the smaller being double fronted with built-in wardrobes and a feature fireplace featuring a timber surround and mantel. The second of the front two bedrooms enjoys a dual-aspect view with a turret bay window area, built-in wardrobes and a feature marble fireplace. Bedroom three sits to the west elevation, with a double fronted view, taking advantage of the far reaching views on offer and benefits built-in wardrobes and a feature marble fireplace. A large billiards room is positioned to the east elevation, enjoying a dual-aspect which could easily be converted back into two bedrooms. To the rear of the property there is a three piece bathroom suite and an adjoining WC.

      Second Floor
      The second floor accommodation is largely undeveloped and has primarily been used for storage in recent years, however there is scope to create further bedrooms at this level, which is currently divided into four separate rooms.

      The detached one bedroom annexe, formerly the hay loft to the stables is accessible via both the side of the property itself as well as direct access from Chesterfield Road. The accommodation comprises a small kitchen, a well proportioned lounge diner, a fitted three-piece bathroom suite and a generous, dual-aspect double bedroom.

      The driveway off Chesterfield Road allows entry to the front of the property, providing ample off-street vehicle parking, with a gate to the right hand side leading to the old stable block which allows for additional parking as well as garaging for two vehicles.

      The garden enjoys a west facing aspect, taking full advantage of the afternoon and evening sun and is predominately laid to lawn with a mature hedged boundary. A flagstone veranda, accessible via both the sitting room and drawing room, presents an ideal seating area, with unobstructed countryside views to the west.

      There is a brick built outhouse to the side of the property, adjoining the old stables, a further storage room to the right hand side of the garages, with the garages themselves benefitting internal power, lighting and an inspection chamber to the left hand garage.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A superb opportunity for a range of buyers to acquire a stunning, period residence in a popular Derbyshire market town.

    Luke BillsonProperty agent

    Local information

    • Belper is the only market town located at the heart of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and was acclaimed the Winner of the 2019 Great British High Street Awards, located 7 miles north of Derby City centre within the Amber Valley district. The town centre boasts an array of amenities such as independent stores, artisan bakeries, delis, restaurants, bars and an award-winning art deco cinema. There are a number of large supermarkets in the town, a leisure centre and a good choice of primary and secondary schools. Highfield House is just 800m from the A6, providing access into Derby and north through the Peak District. The A38 is 4 miles away which is a major arterial route, providing access across the region as well as to the M1 motorway (10 miles). Belper train station (900m) provides rail access to London in approximately 1hr 45mins.

    Additional information

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