Occupying a stunning, very desirable private setting off a quiet private access drive which in turn, runs off Old Hay Lane, right on the edge of Dore in beautiful grounds. A large, sympathetically extended, stone built five bedroom, two bathroom detached family residence. Entrance vestibule, large entrance hall, sitting room with open fire, family room with multi-fuel stove, large living kitchen with Aga, utility room, rear hall, cloak room, spectacular large dining/entertaining room with access to garden, five bedrooms, master with en-suite and family bathroom. Outside, lovely grounds in a beautiful, majestic setting adjoining Blacka Dike, small paddock and lovely woodland walks, totalling approximately two acres.
Dore village is within a short walk with its excellent amenities, first class shops, excellent restaurants and train station with direct links to Manchester city centre and airport. It is surrounded by glorious open countryside and the Peak National Park with Sheffield City Centre being a 20 - 30 minute drive.
Fall Cottage location used to be the tool shed for the adjacent Paper Mill dating back to the 17th Century, which received power from the original dam above, which was fed from Blacka Dike. Some of the remnants including the area where the water wheel was in situ still exist today.
The Accommodation Comprises - A covered entrance area protects the mahogany panelled double doors opening into
Entrance Vestibule - With Yorkstone flagged floor. Inner panelled doors with etched glazed top section opening into the
Long Broad Reception Hall - With feature mahogany dog legged spindled staircase leading up to the galleried landing and looking through to the entertaining wing.
Sitting Room - A lovely proportioned room with front facing leaded double glazed window overlooking the grounds to the front and side facing leaded double glazed bay window with lovely aspect. Adams style fireplace, marble hearth and inset multi-fuel black leaded stove. Recess alcove. Double glazed double doors lead through into the
Garden Room/Conservatory - With UPVC double glazed windows and double opening French windows overlooking the grounds and Sanderson bespoke sun blinds to the roof.
Family Room - A further lovely proportioned room with broad deep front facing leaded double glazed window with beautiful aspect and deep display sill and built in window seat with cupboards below. There is a feature fireplace with oak mantle and inset black leaded multi-fuel stove. Beamed ceiling, recessed display alcove and recessed china display cabinet. Panelled double doors opening through into the
Large Living Kitchen - Divided into a kitchen area and a dining area.
Kitchen area with comprehensive range of base and wall units and bevelled work surfaces. Three side facing leaded glazed windows. Two oven electric Aga, Neff integrated dishwasher, Neff electric oven with microwave above and integrated fridge. Terracotta tiled floor. The room opens through to the
Adjacent Dining Area - With front facing leaded double glazed window and ample space for large dining table and chairs.
Utility Room - A further range of base and wall units, bevelled work surfaces and stainless steel sink unit. Leaded double glazed window. Plumbing for washing machine and space for fridge freezer.
Rear Entrance Hall - With cloaks cupboard and rear panelled door with Georgian style glazed top section.
Cloakroom - With low flush WC and wash hand basin. Leaded double glazed window.
From the Reception Hall, a feature dog legged staircase leads up to the
Spectacular Large Dining And Entertaining Room - With high vaulted ceiling with King Posts roof trusses. Double glazed patio doors leading out onto the side terrace and to the far end, double opening double glazed French windows leading out onto the terrace and the grounds. Useful eaves storage space. A feature of the room is the black leaded multi-fuel stove. This is an excellent entertaining room for banquets or alternatively, a superb games room.
First Floor -
Large Landing - With broad leaded double glazed window with views over the grounds - this area is currently used as a study area.
Long Inner Landing - Extensive range of built in floor to ceiling cupboards and cylinder/airing cupboard. Double glazed Velux roof light.
Master Bedroom - With front and side facing leaded double glazed windows. Range of built in wardrobes, chest of drawer units and two matching bedside units.
En Suite Bathroom - With full suite comprising panelled bath with twin vanity unit and cupboards below, low flush WC, bidet and recessed shower cubicle. Leaded double glazed window.
Bedroom 2 - A double bedroom with front facing leaded double glazed window. Range of built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 - A further good sized bedroom with front facing leaded double glazed window. Built in window seat with drawers and storage below. Range of built in wardrobes with vanity area, further cupboards and drawers and display unit.
Bedroom 4 - A good double bedroom with side leaded double glazed window and double glazed Velux roof light.
Bedroom 5 - A further excellent double bedroom with built in wardrobes and vanity/desk area. Front facing leaded double glazed window.
Family Bathroom - With corner jacuzzi bath with chrome thermostatic shower set over, vanity unit with wash hand basin set into marble top and cupboard below, concealed low flush WC with marble top. Chrome ladder style central heating radiator/towel rail. Mirror medicine cabinet. Rear leaded double glazed window.
Outside - Five bar gate opens onto the long gravelled driveway and frontage which sweeps round to the right hand side. To the front, well stocked floral borders. The front elevation of the property is clad in magnificent wisteria and rose. To the right hand side of the property, a well stocked herbaceous border with an abundance of flowers, a gravelled driveway sweeping round providing further extensive parking and turning and giving access to the very large, attached double garage with rear personal door leading to the back of the house and twin electric remote control up and over doors. (It is suggested that this could potentially be incorporated into the accommodation and re-site the garage elsewhere).
Leading off the driveway, a rose arbour leads through to an extensive lawned area with a magnificent beech tree - this is an ideal play area for children and to the boundaries is mature hedging which borders onto Blacka Dike, a lovely brook which the boundary to the land is in the middle of. Surrounding the lawned area is an array of rhododendrons and a pathway at the top of the lawned area, backs onto Blacka Dike which has cascading water and some lovely holding ponds for trout.
Steps with stone setts leads through to a paddock area which was originally the old dam which is a long, linear extensive area and at the far end of this, is surrounded by old oak trees and beech and rhododendrons and at the top of this is a lovely bluebell area. To the top boundary, there is a historic weir.
The paddock area stretches back towards the property and has a five bar gate giving access onto the private drive. To the rear of the property, there is a Yorkstone flagged terrace area and cobbled area and the original old workings to where the water wheel was for the original dam. Rear garden with cobbled pathway leading to the far side of the property with lawned area and small borders.
Directions - From Dore village, go along Church Lane which becomes Old Hay Lane and drive down, past the turning to Avenue Farm and at the next turning where there is a street sign that says Old Hay Lane, turn right, through the shared private electric gate which gives access to three properties, the second one which is Fall Cottage on the right hand side which is then approached through its own private five bar entrance gate onto a long gravelled driveway.
Services - The property has mains water, mains electricity and drainage to a septic tank. No gas.
The property has very efficient and low cost Economy 7 heating and an Economy 7 electric Aga.
Valuer - James Mee/Sarah McDonagh/sw
Viewings - Strictly by appointment through our Banner Cross office.
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