Magnificent five-bedroom house in Barlow with stables and tennis court
Barlow, which lies about 10 miles south of Sheffield, is surrounded by the rolling hills of the Peak District National Park and is an idyllic place to live.
The old houses can trace their history back many hundreds of years, as can the church of St Laurence, which is 900 years old. The village’s first recorded history dates back to the time of William the Conqueror, who gave it to one of his barons.
The biggest event in the village each year is Well Dressing Week when the three wells are beautifully decorated in the form of colourful triptych pictures composed of flower-heads, bark and grasses and are blessed on the Wednesday after the second Sunday in August
Horseshoe Cottage on Dobbin Lane, is a splendid five-bedroom house sitting within an expansive plot of just over three-and-one-third acres. This includes a mature paddock with stables, beautifully landscaped gardens, a tennis court, extensive driveway, sun terrace and lovely summerhouse which could potentially be converted into further accommodation or a holiday home subject to planning consent.
The house is entered through double-fronted timber-panelled doors into a grand entrance hall with a high vaulted ceiling attractive stone-flagged flooring and a Juliet balcony.The stunning formal drawing room has expansive views across the property and the wider landscape and the sitting room has a large natural sandstone open fireplace.
The dining room is a further beautifully presented reception room and leads into a superb breakfast kitchen by Clive Christian. It features an extensive range of traditional cream wall and base units with complementary granite worktops. To the centre of the room is a large breakfast island with a hardwood work surface, and incorporating a wine rack, drawers and open shelving. Appliances include a freestanding Falcon range cooker with five ring gas hob, grill, ovens and warming drawers, Neff microwave oven, integrated De Dietrich dishwasher and an integrated Liebherr full height fridge/freezer.
Front facing timber double glazed windows, two sets of timber-framed glazed doors provided access to the conservatory.
A utility room is fitted with wall and base units with worktops incorporating stainless steel sink with chrome taps and having space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer.
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Also to the ground floor is a study with fitted furniture. Glazed timber double doors open to the patio area
The timber-framed Amdega conservatory is ideal for entertaining and a great space for relaxation. It provides splendid views across the beautiful and well-maintained gardens, there are further French doors opening out on to the sun terrace which has a tiled flooring, wall mounted electric heaters and ample space for dining and living room furniture.
From the hallway stairs lead to the stunning master bedroom suite with a range of beautifully designed fitted hardwood furniture inclusive of long hanging drawers. The master bathroom has a sunken Jacuzzi bath, quadrant shower cubicle and a sauna and there is a separate dressing area.
On the first floor are also a study and four further bedrooms: a guest bedroom with en-suite, bedroom three with en-suite, bedroom four and bedroom five with a further family shower room.
Horseshoe Cottage is on the market for £1,450,000 .
More details at: www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/51549573