Front Elevation
2,014 sq ft(187.11 sq m)
Guide price £1,000,000

44 Penn LaneMelbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8EQ


    Key features

    • Three double bedrooms
    • Three reception rooms
    • Individual design
    • Oak framed construction
    • Private location
    • Excellent far reaching views
    • South facing balcony
    • Close to Town centre

    A charming three bedroom detached home of individual design and superior quality.

    About this property

    • Built by local master craftsmen just 32 years ago, The Folly has been meticulously considered, enjoying an individual design and high quality materials throughout. Aspects such as the oak frame construction, handmade Georgian bricks, Hopton stone floors, herringbone brickwork and inglenook fireplaces make The Folly a truly unique home of the highest standards.

      The Gothic style entrance porch with vaulted ceiling and Hopton Stone floor allows entry into the well-proportioned dining room, featuring oak flooring, inglenook fireplace with oak mantle and stone hearth and offers under stairs storage along with a cloaks cupboard.

      A more recent addition, the glazed link through, provides a small seating area with sliding doors to both the east and west elevations and access to the superb sitting room which boasts a full height glazed front elevation, vaulted ceiling with exposed oak beams, under floor heating and Hopton stone flooring. The sitting room bears the potential to be used as a fourth bedroom due to the adjoining, fully tiled three piece shower room with electric shower, chrome towel rail, hand wash basin and W.C.

      Bespoke, oak stair casing ascends to the first floor landing from the dining area offering access to the two first floor bedrooms. The east facing double bedroom benefits fitted wardrobes and exposed beams, whilst the delightful master bedroom holds a semi open plan traditional en suite bathroom with free standing roll top, brass foot bath, low level W.C and pedestal hand wash basin.

      A three piece shower room sits upon the split level staircase as does the dual aspect kitchen diner, incorporating a range of French oak hand built base and wall units with matching display cabinets, Amtico flooring and integrated appliances to include a Scholtes oven & 4 burner gas hob, matching extractor fan and a Bosch fridge freezer. There is also space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher.

      The uppermost level occupies a pleasant dual aspect living room presenting a herringbone Georgian brick inglenook fireplace with a handmade brass canopy and a sliding door to the south facing balcony which cloaks two elevations and yields impressive views across to Staunton Harold and beyond. Glazed French doors lead through to the third double bedroom which also includes a cast iron balcony overlooking the front aspect.

      Externally, the front of the property provides off street parking for two vehicles and a split level garden being predominantly laid to lawn with mature, border bedding plants. In addition, there is a small lawned area accessible via the glazed link through with a fern perimeter and hedged boundary. Steps from this area lead around the side of the house and back to the front garden. The tool store is sat adjacent to the ground floor en suite shower room and is entered at the front elevation.

      GENERAL INFORMATION

      AGENTS NOTE
      There is planning permission in place for a carport to be built to the front of the property, should an incoming purchaser wish to take advantage of this.

      A parcel of land to the rear of The Folly measuring approximately 380m2 could be available for sale via separate negotiation to provide additional garden space only.

      TENURE
      Freehold

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

      VIEWING
      Strictly by appointment with Savills.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A truly unique home of excellent build quality sat within a desirable market town.

    Luke BillsonProperty agent

    Local information

    • Melbourne is a small and attractive Georgian market town set in a delightful part of South Derbyshire. It contains an excellent range of shops, boutiques, pubs and restaurants. There are many pleasant local attractions to visit including Melbourne Pool and Melbourne Hall, which is open to the public in August, and its historic gardens which are open throughout the summer. Melbourne is strategically well placed, being easily accessible to the East Midlands' various commercial and retail centres and also to Birmingham along with a number of major road networks. The Folly is well placed for Repton School, which is one of the country's oldest and best known independent schools, along with its prep school, Foremarke Hall. The sale of
    • The Folly presents an increasingly rare opportunity to purchase a property on the sought after Penn Lane in Melbourne.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating = E