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Chiverton House 41 Chesterfield Road, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 2XA

Offers in the region of: £975,000
A once in a lifetime opportunity has arisen to acquire an outstanding seven bedroomed period home with a detached coach and brew house.
  • * An Exceptional 7 Bedroomed Residence *
  • * Brew House with Potential to Convert (Subject to Planning Consents) *
  • * Coach House Providing Parking for Several Vehicles *
  • * Grade II* Listed Home of Significant Historical Importance *
  • * A Wealth of Original/Period Features *
  • * Fabulously Appointed and Generously Proportioned *
  • * Approximately 3/4 of an Acre of Gardens and Grounds *
  • * Situated in a Central Location *
  • * Built on a Grand Scale of Elegance *
  • * Excellent Local Amenities and Transport Links *
Unquestionably one of the finest properties in the region, this outstanding family home is situated close to good local amenities, good schooling and is conveniently located for easy access to the Dronfield train station and the M1 motorway network.
Chiverton House, formerly known as Dam Flatt House before the 19th century, is a beautiful stone built property, which has undergone two large refurbishments within the 300 years of its existence. The property also has an original detached coach house/barn and a brew house, which has the potential to be converted into a two bedroomed annexe for an independent relative (subject to necessary planning consents).
This magnificent Grade II* listed property is beautifully appointed with a wealth of period features and offers extensive luxury living. A fine example of living history with parts of the house dating back to 1692, this wonderful property stands in approximately ¾ of an acre of private grounds and offers unique accommodation, extensive manicured gardens and a large driveway for several vehicles.
Being conveniently located close to the pick up point for buses running to Sheffield’s Independent Schools and in close proximity to Dronfield train station, which allows easy access to London (in under two hours) and to Sheffield’s city centre. Chiverton House also has the benefit of being close to a host of local amenities and schools.
Chiverton House stands at the head of a long drive near the centre of town, Chiverton is acknowledged as one of a handful of historically interesting properties in the area. Rebuilt over an older Elizabethan house around 1692 (just five years after the rebuilding of Chatsworth House was begun in 1687), Chiverton has received only two major refits in over 300 years, the first being 1888-1890 and the second 2000-2001. The result being that very few original features have been lost. Elements within Chiverton beyond saving have been replaced by craftsmen committed to retaining the style of 'country house' living, lost to so many 'renovated' great properties.

Once standing in grounds of over 200 acres and then called Dam Flatt House, the house now has a garden of approximately 3/4 acre and has been known by its 'new' name of Chiverton House since the end of the 19th century. Built on land formerly owned by the Earl of Shrewsbury, husband of Bess of Hardwick, Chiverton is constructed in the same stone as that which is quarried at Hardwick Hall. Retaining its connection to Hardwick, a licence was granted in 2001 for the quarry at Hardwick to cut stone for necessary repairs at Chiverton.

Visiting Cornwall before the beginning of the 20th century, the Rhodes family who were mine owners and owners of Dam Flatt House, stayed at a house called Chyverton House near Truro, and thinking the name more appealing than Dam Flatt, changed the name to Chiverton House as we know it today.

The grounds include the original Coach House and Barn (currently used as a garage for multiple vehicles), Brew House (with potential - subject to planning - to convert into a two bedroom annexe/office), detached seven bedroom residence, lawns, outhouse, ornamental maze and extended driveway with electronic gate access.
The property briefly comprises on the ground floor: Breakfast kitchen, utility room, WC, drawing room, formal dining room and inner hallway.
On the first floor: Landing, Master bedroom, master en-suite, bedroom 2, bedroom 3, bedroom 4, bedroom 4 en-suite and family bathroom.
On the second floor: Bedroom 5, Jack ‘n’ Jill shower room, bedroom 6, bedroom 7 and store.
Cellars: Utility room and cellar.
Drawing Room
Ground Floor
A timber entrance door with glazed panels opens to the:
Breakfast Kitchen
Breakfast Kitchen
5.7m x 5.4m (18'8" x 17'8")
Having a front facing timber glazed window with period shutters, pendant, feature and recessed lighting, antique style central heating radiator, original flagged York stone flooring and a built-in storage cupboard. There’s a comprehensive range of base/wall and drawer units with timber and granite work surfaces incorporating open shelving and a twin Belfast style sink with antique style mixer tap over.

The focal point of this generously proportioned kitchen is the ornate gritstone fireplace with tiled inset, granite work surface and a gas fired AGA range with two hot plates and two ovens.
Pantry
A timber door opens to a useful pantry with a timber glazed window, pendant light point, recessed shelving, original stone flagged flooring and also having the provision for a full height fridge/freezer.
Utility
Having a front facing timber glazed window, pendant light point, extractor fan, stone flagged flooring and central heating radiator. There’s a comprehensive range of base/wall and drawer units with granite work surfaces incorporating tiled splash backs, open display shelving and a Belfast style sink with antique style taps. Appliances include built-in fridge and dishwasher.
Inner Hall
Inner Hall
Having ‘conservation roof lights’, wall mounted light points, original stone flooring, antique style central heating radiator and access to a roof space. Doors open to the WC and a further hallway.
WC
With a rear facing obscured timber glazed window, pendant light point, central heating radiator, tiled flooring, recessed shelving and cloaks hanging. There’s a suite in white, which comprises of a low level WC and wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash back.
Hallway
Hallway
Having recessed lighting, antique style central heating radiator, decorative vintage pine panelling to one wall and a built-in storage cupboard. Doors open to the drawing room and formal dining room and steps lead down to the cellars.
Drawing Room
7.8m x 5.4m (25'7" x 17'8")
A light and spacious reception room with two front facing timber glazed windows and window seats, pendant and wall mounted light points, antique style central heating radiators and a useful storage cupboard. The focal point of this magnificent room is the ornate fireplace with a log burning stove with sandstone mantle/surround and stone hearth. A timber entrance door with glazed panels originally opened to the front of the property.
Formal Dining Room
Formal Dining Room
5.7m x 5.4m (18'8" x 17'8")
A superb example of a period dining room with ample space for a large dining table. Having two front facing timber glazed windows with timber shutters, pendant and wall mounted light points, antique style central heating radiator and reclaimed pine flooring. The focal point of the room is the open dog grate log fire with sandstone, mantle/surround and stone hearth.
From the hallway steps lead to the:
Utility and Cellar
Having rear facing stone mullioned windows, pendant light point and a door opening to the:
Utility
5.6m x 3.7m (18'4" x 12'1")
Having a rear facing stone mullioned window, recessed light points, exposed timber beams, original stone flooring, central heating radiator and a range of fitted base/drawer units with a work surface over, inset stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap and having the provision for an automatic washing machine.
Steps lead down to the:
Cellar
7.1m x 5.5m (23'3" x 18'0")
With fluorescent lighting, original stone flooring, recessed shelving and having exposed timber beams.
From the inner hall the original timber staircase with timber handrail and spindles rises to the:
Half Landing
Half Landing
Having rear facing stone mullioned windows with timber shutters, wall mounted light points, timber panelled flooring and a door providing access to the side of the property. An additional door opens to the:
Family Bathroom
Family Bathroom
A delightful family bathroom with a side facing obscured timber glazed window with timber shutters and an additional rear facing stone mullioned-glazed obscured window. Having recessed lighting, two extractor fans, two antique style central heating radiators and timber panelled flooring. The focal point being the ornamental fireplace with fossilised limestone mantle/surround and stone hearth.

There’s an antique style suite, which comprises of a high vintage style fl¬ush cistern, wash hand basin with antique style chrome mixer taps and timber storage below. Also having a free-standing bath with chrome mixer tap and a separate hand shower facility. To one corner, there’s a shower enclosure with a wall mounted shower and glazed screen/door.
From the half landing stairs rise to the:
First Floor Landing
11.3m x 5.1m (37'0" x 16'8")
Having a rear facing stone mullioned window with timber shutters, wall mounted and recessed lighting, two antique style central heating radiators, decorative oak panelling, recessed storage cupboard and doors giving access to the bedrooms.
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
6.3m x 5.4m (20'8" x 17'8")
A sumptuous master bedroom with two front facing timber glazed windows, pendant/wall mounted light points, decorative coving, two antique style central heating radiators, built-in storage cupboard and the focal point of the room being the original wrought iron fireplace with stone mantle/surround and hearth.
A door opens to the:
Master Bedroom En-suite
Master Bedroom En-suite
Having front and side facing timber glazed windows, recessed lighting, extractor fan, antique style central heating radiator and partially tiled walls. There’s a suite in white, which comprises of a high level cistern, Adelphi pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap and a shower enclosure with a Grohe wall mounted shower and glazed screen.
Bedroom 2
4.5m x 3.9m (14'9" x 12'9")
Having front facing timber glazed windows, pendant light point, antique style central heating radiator, decorative timber panelling to one wall and a built-in storage cupboard. The focal point of the room is the original wrought iron fireplace with brick surround and stone hearth.
Bedroom 3
4.5m x 3.4m (14'9" x 11'1")
A spacious double bedroom having a front facing timber glazed window, pendant light point, timber panelling to one wall and an antique style central heating radiator. The focal point of the room is the original wrought iron fireplace with timber surround.
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 4
5.6m x 4.5m (18'4" x 14'9")
Having two front facing timber glazed windows, pendant and wall mounted light points and two antique style central heating radiators. The focal point being the original wrought iron fireplace with stone surround and hearth.
A door gives access to:
Bedroom 4 En-suite
Bedroom 4 En-suite
Having a side facing timber glazed window, recessed lighting, partially tiled walls and an antique style central heating radiator. There’s a suite in white, which comprises of a low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with chrome mixer tap and additional hand shower facility.
Stairs rise from the first floor to a:
Half Landing
Half Landing
Having rear facing stone mullioned-glazed windows with timber shutters, wall mounted light point, antique style central heating radiator and stairs rising to the second floor. A door gives access to a further storage room which houses the Worcester boiler and has a side facing timber-glazed window, pendant light points and fitted shelving.

A door opens and steps rise to bedroom 5, an additional door provides access to a useful storage room with side facing timber-glazed windows with timber shutters, pendant light point and timber flooring.
Bedroom 5
Bedroom 5
5.7m x 5.6m (18'8" x 18'4")
Having a side facing stone mullioned-stained glass window, exposed timber beams, pendant light points, two central heating radiators, timber panelled flooring and open shelving. Also having fitted storage cupboards to one wall with fluorescent lighting and cloaks hanging.
Eastern Tower Terrace
Eastern Tower Terrace
2.7m x 1.7m (8'10" x 5'6")
A timber door gives access to the Eastern tower terrace, having exterior lighting, stonewalling and providing views over to the gardens and grounds.
A door gives access to the:
‘Jack n Jill’ Shower Room
‘Jack n Jill’ Shower Room
Having recessed lighting, exposed beams, partially tiled walls, central heating radiator, extractor fan and timber panelled flooring. There’s a suite in white, which comprises of a low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a shower enclosure to one corner with a wall mounted shower and glazed screen.
A door opens to:
Bedroom 6
Bedroom 6
8.0m x 4.0m (26'2" x 13'1")
Having three front facing timber glazed windows, pendant light points, exposed beams, two central heating radiators, timber panelled flooring and a built-in storage cupboard with pendant light point, open shelving and cloaks hanging. The focal point of the room is the wrought iron fireplace with sandstone mantle/surround and stone hearth.
A door opens to the:
Second Floor Landing
Having recessed and wall mounted light points, exposed beams, timber panelling to one wall, timber flooring and stairs rising to a further storage room.
Store
Having a rear facing timber glazed window, pendant light point and timber flooring.
Bedroom 7
5.5m x 5.4m (18'0" x 17'8")
Currently used as a large home office with three side facing timber glazed windows, fluorescent lighting, exposed beams and exposed stone walls, timber flooring and two central heating radiators.
Western Tower Terrace
Western Tower Terrace
2.7m x 1.7m (8'10" x 5'6")
A timber door gives access to the Western tower terrace, having exterior lighting, stonewalling and providing views over to the gardens and grounds.
Exterior and Gardens
Exterior and Gardens
Chiverton House is set well back from Chesterfield Road behind high stone walling and electrically operated decorative iron gates. Access can also be gained by a personal entrance gate. The long gravelled driveway is flanked by gardens being mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs. The drive continues to a large parking area for several vehicles.
Coach House/Barn
Coach House/Barn
To one side of the parking area is a large stone built barn having light, power, front and side facing timber glazed windows and parking for several vehicles.
The Brew House
The Brew House
Having power and mains water and the potential to convert into a two bedroomed annexe/office (Planning permission has now lapsed, however work was started).
Stone steps from the parking area rise to a formal front garden being mainly laid to lawn with ornamental plant/flower borders and a paved path leading to the front entrance door.

A timber gate opens to a pleasant courtyard where the kitchen can be accessed via a personal entrance door.

A wrought iron gate gives access to the side of the property with exterior lighting, stone flagging, useful wood store and access to the brew house. Stone steps with a wrought iron handrail give access to the rear of the property.

To the rear of the property there is an external water tap and power point. Paved/pebbled paths lead to several seating terraces and formal gardens with ornamental/decorative flower borders, wild flower gardens, open manicured lawns, ornamental maze, timber/stone steps, mature trees/shrubs and all within walled gardens providing privacy and security to this outstanding family residence.
Garden Store
Having a side facing timber glazed window and providing useful storage.
Summerhouse
A delightful timber summerhouse with glazed panels, light and power.
Viewing's
Strictly by appointment with one of our sales consultants.
Note
All measurements are approximate. None of the services, fittings or appliances (if any), heating installations, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested and therefore no warranty can be given as to their working ability. All photography is for illustration purposes only.
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