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4 bedroom converted character property
Meadow Lane, Milton, Derby

Contact Ashley Adams at Melbourne, Derby branch for information

T: 01332 865 568

Ref: MEL202813

The Sycamores is a stunning imposing four bedroom family home originally built approx 1896 & skilfully converted in approximately 1999, forming part of the old waterworks, located between Milton and Foremark. The property itself has an impressive approach, occupies an extensive 0.7 acre plot offering beautifully landscaped South facing gardens with a wealth of features and far reaching views over surrounding countryside. Off road parking & turning for many vehicles is available and offers ample opportunity to site further detached garaging if required. An attached double garage offers potential for conversion to further accommodation or annexe subject to planning permission. The property is located on a quiet lane between Foremark and Milton, thus offers easy access to Foremarke Preparatory School, an excellent range of amenities in neighbouring Repton, namely the famous public school, St Wystans School, reputable primary school, a good selection of village inns and other shops and facilities. It also provides easy access to both Burton and Derby and is surrounded by beautiful open countryside. The beautifully presented accommodation has oil fired central heating and double glazing and briefly comprises:- Impressive dining hall, cloaks/w.c, sitting room, snug/study, Amdega conservatory, quality fitted kitchen, utility room. To the first floor are four well proportioned bedrooms, master with generous en suite shower room and family bathroom.

Key Features

  • Character family home with stunning views
  • 0.7 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.
  • Four bedrooms-master ensuite
  • Generous family bathroom.
  • Three impressive reception rooms with feature fireplaces.
  • Quality fitted kitchen
  • Utility & cloaks/w.c
  • Extensive off road parking and double garage



Full Details

Dining Hall 18' 7" x 12' 9" 14ft 8 x 11ft 8 ( 5.66m x 3.89m 14ft 8 x 11ft 8 )
An impressive L-shaped dining hall being a beautiful centrepiece to the home with front hardwood panelled entrance door with a double glazed fan-light over, an ornate open spindle staircase rising off to the first floor leading to a split-landing, feature fireplace incorporating a quality Chesney cast iron multi-fuel burning stove on a raised slate tiled hearth with an ornate Adams style surround and deep coving to the high ceiling. There is a wide opening to the dining room area, which has been finished with high UPVC double glazed windows to both the side and rear elevations to provide a superb aspect over the beautifully presented garden extending to 0.7 acres approx. Having central heating radiator and a panelled door leading to a useful understairs cloaks cupboard incorporating hanging rails and lighting. Panelled door leading to:

Fitted with a two piece white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Ceramic tiled walls to dado height with a feature border tile, central heating radiator and extractor fan.

Sitting Room 25' 6" x 15' 8" ( 7.77m x 4.78m )
A beautifully proportioned room designed to give a lovely aspect over the grounds of the property via two UPVC double glazed double opening sets of French doors with matching attached side panels. The room has a feature fireplace incorporating a Chesney multi-fuel burning stove on a raised slate tiled hearth with a decorative Adams style surround, three central heating radiators all with fretwork radiator covers, deep coving to the ceiling and two ceiling roses.

Snug/study 12' 7" x 9' 2" ( 3.84m x 2.79m )
Accessed via a panelled door off the dining hall. Having a feature fireplace incorporating a coal effect gas fire with a marble hearth, backplate and a decorative mahogany effect surround, central heating radiator, deep coving to the high ceiling and UPVC double glazed window to the front elevation giving a beautiful aspect over the garden. Glazed door leading to:

Amdega Conservatory 14' x 12' 6" ( 4.27m x 3.81m )
This beautifully constructed conservatory is a particular feature of the property and is used through all seasons by the present vendors giving a beautiful aspect, not only over the grounds and the garden but also of the countryside beyond. Being of dwarf brick wall and hardwood double glazed construction with a pitched glazed roof with quality fitted blinds to both the ceiling and side elevations, central heating radiator, feature marble tiled floor covering and double opening French doors to the rear elevation giving access to the garden.

Breakfast Kitchen 15' 2" x 12' 7" ( 4.62m x 3.84m )
A quality fitted kitchen with double thickness granite work surfaces and matching glazed display cabinets with lighting, an enamel Belfast sink with a period style mixer tap over, Rangemaster range cooker with an extractor fan over (to be included in with the selling price), ceramic tiled splashbacks, integrated dishwasher, centre island bar with under unit storage and a breakfast bar area, central heating radiator, porcelain tiled flooring, inset spotlights, deep coving to the high ceiling, two UPVC double glazed windows with fitted shutters to the front elevation and a half double glazed door to the side elevation. Panelled door leading to a walk-in pantry with shelving, lighting and porcelain tiled flooring.

Storm Porch
Having ceramic tiled flooring and a half double glazed door leads to:

Utility Room 11' x 8' 5" ( 3.35m x 2.57m )
Fitted with a range of matching wall and base units with roll edge laminated work surfaces over, single drainer stainless steel sink unit with a chrome mixer tap over, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for dryer, under unit space for a further appliance, ceramic tiled flooring, central heating radiator, extractor fan and a Velux double glazed roof-light window.

First Floor
There is a characterful split landing having a central heating radiator, deep coving to the high ceiling, loft access and an opaque glazed panel giving natural light to the area.

Master Bedroom Suite 23' 4" x 11' 5" ( 7.11m x 3.48m )
(Overall measurement including en suite, measured to front of wardrobes). Having two double opening UPVC double glazed French doors leading onto two separate balconies giving stunning views over the garden and countryside beyond. The room has a vertical panelled radiator, further radiator and a range of fitted and matching wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving, further open shelving and matching bedside drawers, vanity unit and a high chest of drawers. A panelled door leads to a full height storage cupboard, there are access points into an eaves storage area and there is also to an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Door leading to:

En-Suite Shower Room
A beautifully presented en-suite shower room fitted with a glazed walk-in full width cubicle with a chrome power shower over, circular natural stone sink unit with a chrome mixer tap over fitted to a vanity cabinet with a marble work surface over and storage beneath and a WC fitted to a further vanity unit providing concealed plumbing and further storage. Part panelled walls, part ceramic tiled walls, matching ceramic tiled flooring with underfloor heating, wall mounted heated towel rail, inset spotlights and extractor fan to the ceiling and a double glazed Velux roof-light window.

Bedroom 2 13' 1" x 9' 3" ( 3.99m x 2.82m )
Having dual aspect UPVC double glazed windows overlooking the garden and fields beyond, central heating radiator, deep coving to the high ceiling and a fitted desk with an oak block desktop and two pedestals and a matching full height storage cupboard.

Bedroom 3 12' 3" x 9' 3" ( 3.73m x 2.82m )
This room is currently used as a dressing room.
Having UPVC double glazed window giving a stunning view over the garden, central heating radiator, deep coving to the high ceiling and a range of fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving.

Family Bathroom 11' 6" x 9' 3" ( 3.51m x 2.82m )
Fitted with a quality four piece white suite comprising a glazed shower cubicle with an Aqualisa shower and being fully tiled to the cubicle, bath fitted to a ceramic tiled enclosure with a side mounted period style bath/shower mixer attachment and concealed plumbing, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Central heating radiator, deep coving to the high ceiling, inset spotlights, ceramic tiled flooring with underfloor heating and UPVC double glazed opaque window with a fitted shutter.

Bedroom 4 10' 5" x 13' 2" ( 3.17m x 4.01m )
Having dual aspect UPVC double glazed windows, central heating radiator, deep coving to the high ceiling, fitted bedside reading lights and double door fronted fitted wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving and a matching chest of drawers. A panelled door leads to a second airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

A particular feature of the property is that it sits in 0.7 acres approx of beautifully presented grounds accessed via wrought iron electric remote controlled drive gates. The approach is particularly impressive with electric remote gates, a long sweep in driveway (the neighbouring property has a right of way along the first part of the driveway and the remaining part is private). Most of the driveway is block paved and provides turning and parking for several vehicles, caravan or boat storage and the turning circle is providing by a sleeper edged central border inset with mature trees and shrubs. There are extensive shaped lawns which are designed around a large pond which gives the focal point to the south facing garden, the pond itself is edged with planting and shrubs. Planted around the garden are may mature Acers and a stream which runs through the garden. There are gravelled pathways with partial rope edged borders, further borders inset with shrubs and a lantern light to the front door area. Patio areas are designed around the access points from both the conservatory and the French doors from the lounge and they are designed to give beautiful seating areas. There is a large paved patio with outside power points, trellis fencing leads to a utility area with raised vegetable borders, timber shed and a cedar wood greenhouse with an attached polycarbonate potting shed. Brick pillars provide a screen pergola covered with rambling roses There is an enclosed corner decked terrace with a further small garden pond designed to take in the superb views over the open countryside in the late afternoon/early evening sunshine.

Double Garage 22' 2" x 18' 8" ( 6.76m x 5.69m )
Being of brick construction with a pitched slate tiled roof offering potential to extend the living accommodation further and then construct a further garage somewhere else within the extensive grounds or conversion into a Granny annex (all subject to planning permission). The garage has twin remote controlled up and over doors, light, power, fitted wall units and shelving, fitted work bench and roof storage.


Please note that the marker reflects the centre of the postcode rather than the exact property location.

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T: 01332 865 568

39 Market Place, Melbourne, DERBY, Derbyshire, DE73 8DS

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