9 bed Detached Farmhouse, Glossop
What a fantastic opportunity to acquire this substantial 9 bedroomed Victorian farmhouse residence standing in approximately 1.7 acres of gardens and grounds nestling into the hillside overlooking Vale House Reservoir in the Peak District National Park.
Full DetailsFULL DESCRIPTION What a fantastic opportunity to acquire this substantial 9 bedroomed Victorian farmhouse residence standing in approximately 1.7 acres of gardens and grounds nestling into the hillside overlooking Vale House Reservoir in the Peak District National Park. The property is currently shared by two branches of the same family each occupying around half of the building which comfortably divides into two wings without the need for any internal structural changes. Quite simply a fabulous rural residence in a stunning location!
ABOUT VALE HOUSE FARM Vale House Farm is a Victorian period property which was purchased by the current owners in the late 1980s as a semi derelict farmhouse and adjoining barns, which after a full programme of renovation and modernisation, provided idyllic homes for the two young families, in a peaceful rural setting. There are many original features still to be found within the property including mullioned windows, beams, and the exposed stonework of the barn arches and former window openings. The views are absolutely fantastic from virtually every window looking out over the gardens, grounds, surrounding countryside, and far beyond across the reservoir. Although this fabulous residence is currently used as two separate homesteads, it offers potential for alternative uses - maybe release some of the building to create and develop a holiday let or B&B business, both within the main residence and perhaps within the outbuildings if they were converted, still leaving you with plenty of room for your main family home. The Peak District is a popular tourist destination with a good demand for such accommodation. Maybe an outward bounds company would be interested in taking a look or it may even appeal to those organisations who offer assisted living services. Of course, all the aforementioned would be subject to you gaining any necessary consents, change of use, etc.
The site amounts to around 1.7 acres which comprises the garden areas, surrounding grassland, sweeping driveway giving way to ample parking and turning area in front of the farmhouse, and a block of outbuildings.
GROUND FLOOR A pair of wooden entrance doors with glass panels to the side and above, open into:-
RECEPTION HALL 10' 10" x 10' 8" (3.3m x 3.25m) A very welcoming entrance hall which is light and airy being open to the galleried landing above. There is then access to either the West or East Wing from this reception area.
A door from the reception hall gives access into:-
INNER LOBBY AND HALL The initial lobby area has a return staircase rising to the first floor with timber balustrading, newel posts and handrail. It has a Cornish slate tiled floor, understairs cupboard, and 2 steps down to the main hallway.
SITTING ROOM 16' 11" x 14' 11" (5.16m x 4.55m) A fine sitting room with windows to the side offering views towards the reservoir along with a high level arched window created from the top part of the former barn opening providing views over the countryside to the rear. There is a stone-built fireplace with multi-fuel stove set into the corner.
LIVING ROOM 16' 5" x 10' 10" (5m x 3.3m) This reception room also has a high-level arched window created from another barn opening which offers pleasant views.
DINING ROOM 17' 9" x 14' 5" (5.41m x 4.39m) A very good-sized formal dining room with two windows to the front offering woodland views. There are a few exposed keystone features dotted along the walls.
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 19' 7" x 15' 6" (5.97m x 4.72m) This family sized dining kitchen is fitted with a range of wall, drawer and base units having ample worksurfaces over incorporating a 1½ bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap. There are tiled splashbacks, quarry tiled floor, Aga set into a stone recess with timber lintel over, windows to the side and rear giving you some delightful countryside views, and ample space for a farmhouse kitchen table.
SIDE ENTRANCE HALLWAY With a quarry tiled floor, and a stable style wooden external door to the front.
UTILITY ROOM 10' 0" x 7' 11" (3.05m x 2.41m) A good sized utility room housing a Belfast sink, quarry tiled floor, and windows to the front and side.
GROUND FLOOR W.C. Fitted with a low flush w.c., and wall mounted wash basin with tiled splashback. It also has quarry tiled floor, and an extractor fan.
LANDING A split level landing area with an exposed stone arched feature, along with a stone wall providing display niches created from former window openings. There is a door leading through to the central Galleried Landing.
GALLERIED LANDING 11' 0" x 10' 4" (3.35m x 3.15m) It has timber balustrading, newel posts and handrail all around the gallery looking down into the main reception hall below. There is space to sit and enjoy views through the glazed arched window created from the top of the former barn opening above the main entrance doors below. This is the only area which gives first floor access into either the East or West Wing.
BEDROOM 5 14' 4" x 9' 3" (4.37m x 2.82m) A spacious bedroom with built-in eaves storage, and window to the side providing great views. It also has a velux roof window, and exposed beams.
BATHROOM 7' 9" x 5' 6" (2.36m x 1.68m) Fitted with a pedestal wash basin, low flush w.c., and a panelled bath with hand held shower head over. There are part tiled walls, tiled floor, a velux roof window, and shaver socket.
BEDROOM 6 13' 8" x 9' 7" (4.17m x 2.92m) Another good-sized bedroom with porthole window to the side, velux roof windows and access to eaves storage.
BEDROOM 7 14' 9" x 11' 4" (4.5m x 3.45m) There are three small windows to the front, and access to an en-suite shower room.
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a low flush w.c., vanity wash basin with cupboard beneath, and a shower cubicle with dual head shower. Finished with tiled floor, tiled walls, and a small window to the front.
BEDROOM 8 15' 2" x 12' 3" (4.62m x 3.73m) Another well proportioned double bedroom with views to the rear, ceiling following the sloping roof pitch, and a few exposed keystones.
SHOWER ROOM 7' 4" x 6' 6" (2.24m x 1.98m) Fitted with a vanity wash basin with cupboard beneath, low flush w.c., and a shower cubicle with mains shower over. There are tiled walls, tiled floor, shaver socket, velux roof window, and access to eaves storage.
BEDROOM 9 15' 2" x 11' 2" (4.62m x 3.4m) This final double bedroom also has a sloping ceiling, exposed keystones, and window to the front elevation.
GROUND FLOOR A door from the main reception hall gives access into:-
FAMILY ROOM 17' 7" x 14' 2" (5.36m x 4.32m) A good-sized room having parquet flooring around the outskirts of the room with space for a fitted carpet in the middle. There are two windows to the front with oak lintels and pleasant views, beams, window to the rear, and access through to the study.
STUDY 9' 9" x 9' 0" (2.97m x 2.74m) Having timber effect flooring, and two windows to the front providing woodland views.
GROUND FLOOR W.C. Fitted with a low flush w.c., and pedestal wash basin with tiled splashback. You will also find a window to the rear, wood effect flooring, and a door leading into:-
STORE ROOM Housing the meters and controls for the heating.
LOUNGE/DINER 24' 5" x 15' 0" (7.44m x 4.57m) An extra-large reception room with the lounge having oak flooring whilst the dining area has a stone flagged floor. Windows to the side and rear provide some spectacular views. The substantial stone fireplace and hearth houses a multi-fuel stove. A legged staircase rises to the first floor, and two steps down give way to the farmhouse kitchen.
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 16' 7" x 16' 0" (5.05m x 4.88m) This kitchen offers fine views of Vale House Reservoir to one side, along with two further windows to the opposite side. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of wall, drawer and base units having ample granite worktops over incorporating a stainless steel sink with mixer tap. There is a solid fuel Aga set in an arched stone chimney breast, integrated dishwasher, tiled splashbacks, quarry tiled floor, and ceiling spotlighting. There is ample space for a farmhouse dining table.
UTILITY ROOM 7' 11" x 7' 8" (2.41m x 2.34m) With quarry tiled floor, plumbing for a washing machine, window to the front, and a stable style door to the side.
LANDING With a window to the front, and loft access.
BEDROOM 1 15' 2" x 14' 11" (4.62m x 4.55m) A light and airy room with windows to the side and rear offering tremendous views. It has polished timber flooring, and a staircase climbing to the dressing room above.
DRESSING ROOM 15' 2" x 11' 11" (4.62m x 3.63m) Created within the roof space and therefore there is some limited headroom. I good storage/dressing room with a velux roof window, and exposed beams.
BEDROOM 2 11' 10" x 9' 0" (3.61m x 2.74m) Again having spectacular views of the reservoir.
SHOWER ROOM 12' 3" x 4' 3" (3.73m x 1.3m) Fitted with a low flush w.c. and wash basin set against a cupboard unit, shower cubicle with mains shower over, and finished with tiled floor, part tiled walls, and enjoying views to the rear.
BATHROOM 8' 7" x 5' 2" (2.62m x 1.57m) Fitted with a white suite comprising a panelled bath, low flush w.c., and vanity wash basin with cupboard beneath. There is a window to the rear, shaver socket, tiled walls, and tiled floor.
BEDROOM 3 14' 2" x 8' 7" (4.32m x 2.62m) With window to the rear, and loft access.
BEDROOM 4 10' 10" x 8' 7" (3.3m x 2.62m) Another sizeable bedroom with three small windows to the front, storage cupboard, and door giving the only access at first floor level out onto the galleried landing.
OUTSIDE The site amounts to around 1.7 acres which comprises the garden areas, surrounding grassland, sweeping driveway giving way to ample parking and turning area in front of the farmhouse, and a block of outbuildings. The outbuildings have power, light and water supplies, and comprise a large workshop, and two former stables.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water, and septic tank drainage with the tank being located within the grounds that the property owns. There is no gas to the property. Heating is provided by electric storage heaters.
VIEWING By appointment with Wm. Sykes & Son.
LOCATION PLEASE DO NOT USE SAT NAV TO FIND THIS PROPERTY! From Tintwistle, take the A628 Woodhead Road towards Crowden. After a short distance, turn right where you see the signage 'Longdendale' on a small island, and follow the road down passing the utilities offices on the right and down eventually crossing over the dam and turn left through the parking area and proceed along the tree lined track until you eventually see the drive on the right that takes you up to Vale House Farm.