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The Old School House Barrack Road, Apperknowle, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 4AU

Offers in the region of: £750,000
A unique opportunity has arisen to acquire this impressive converted and extended Victorian School House. Celebrating many original architectural details with a tasteful combination of a traditional Victorian building with modern amenities such as gas fired under floor heating and high quality sealed aluminum framed windows and doors.
  • * A Fabulous Extended and Converted School House *
  • * Flexible Luxury Living Accommodation *
  • * Designed for up to 4 Bedrooms and 4 Bath/Shower Rooms *
  • * A Wealth of Character and Charm *
  • * Three Large Reception Rooms *
  • * Finished to the Most Exacting of Standards *
  • * Large Private and Secure Gardens *
  • * South Facing Decked Seating Area *
  • * No Upward Chain *
  • * Must be Viewed to be Fully Appreciated *
This fabulous residence was built in 1875 and is enviably located in the sought after, semi-rural village of Apperknowle. Situated on a quiet road, set well back from the main road with a village green to the front, open fields to the rear and standing in 0.43 acres of delightfully landscaped grounds. This outstanding property is ideally placed 8 miles from Sheffield, 6 miles from Chesterfield, 2 miles from Dronfield and with close proximity and easy access to good transport links, the M1 motorway, and Midland Mainline train stations. This stunning location offers superb far-reaching country views and idyllic walks from the doorstep.

The Old School House was restored in 2012 to offer flexible accommodation, designed to incorporate up to four bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms. Having high ceilings, stone mullions, heavy bespoke solid Oak doors, hand-scraped Oak flooring with gas fired under floor heating, original exposed beams and large triple folding doors opening to the large decked seating area. This outstanding property is immaculately finished throughout and must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

The property briefly comprises on the ground floor: Lobby/Vestibule, open plan kitchen/dining/family room, inner hallway, shower room/WC, lounge/bedroom 1&2, bathroom/WC, office/bedroom 3 and an en-suite shower room/WC.

On the first floor: Cinema room/bedroom 4 and en-suite/dressing room.
Dining/Family Room
Ground Floor
A solid Oak entrance door opens to the:
Lobby/Vestibule
Lobby/Vestibule
A side facing double glazed window with stone mullion gives pleasant views over the front formal gardens. With exposed rustic brick walls, ornate beams and high vaulted ceiling, Victorian geometric porcelain tiled floor and an antique style cast iron radiator. Oak steps rise to a further Oak door opening to:
Impressive Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room
Kitchen
Kitchen
5.7m x 4.0m (18'8" x 13'1")
Dijon limestone tiled steps rise to the fabulous kitchen area with matching Dijon limestone heated flooring. There’s a range of base/wall cupboards in soft cream and matching work surfaces formed from an individually chosen slab of veined granite, with a leather finish applied to create an authentic vintage appearance. Having a deep Belfast style sink with antique style mixer tap and exceptional Victorian green wall tiled splash backs to the sink, work surfaces and the cooker. The Victorian style, gloss tiles are by H&E Smith (manufacturers of tiles to the London Underground). Appliances comprise of: a Rangemaster fridge freezer, Rangemaster dishwasher, Rangemaster 5 ring gas hob/wok burner/electric oven and extractor hood over. With original exposed beams, full height double glazed panel windows with aluminium sealed frames set within original stone mullions and deep Oak sills, recessed lighting and brushed stainless sockets. There’s a corner area for a breakfast table and the raised aspect offers delightful views of the village green.
Dining/Family Room
8.0m x 5.7m (26'2" x 18'8")
An absolutely stunning room with high ceilings and a large twenty-two light chandelier supplied by Geoffrey Benson & Son of York, hung on a long chain from the 18’ high ceiling. With recessed lighting, reproduction Victorian wall light points, hand scraped Oak flooring with under floor heating, original exposed beams, huge double glazed windows with aluminium sealed frames set within original stone mullions with deep Oak sills, deep Oak skirtings, TV aerial points, window lamp power points, brushed stainless sockets and full height glazed panels with triple fold aluminium doors opening to the rear decked sun terrace and gardens.

A wrought iron spiral staircase with ornate spindles and sweeping handrails rises to the first floor.
Inner Hallway
With hand scraped Oak flooring and under floor heating, side entrance door with obscured glazed panel and recessed lighting. There’s a utility area with space and plumbing for a washer/dryer.
Shower Room/WC
Fully tiled with 13mm thick solid marble walls and heated flooring. With a rear obscured glazed window, traditional steel column heated towel rail, recessed lighting, extractor fan and a suite in white comprising of: a low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with fitted vanity mirror/light over, double width shower enclosure with a Cheltenham Realm rain head shower with an additional hand shower and glazed screen.
Lounge/Bedroom 1&2
Lounge/Bedroom 1&2
10.3m x 5.2m (33'9" x 17'0")
With rear and side facing windows and additional floor to ceiling glazed panels with a door opening to the rear decked sun terrace. Having hand scraped Oak flooring and under floor heating, recessed lighting, TV aerial points, brushed stainless sockets and provision for a wall mounted TV.
Bath and Shower Room/WC
Having oak flooring, recessed lighting and a suite comprising of a wash hand basin, low level WC and a bath. To one corner there's a separate shower enclosure with a wall mounted shower.
Office/Bedroom 3
Office/Bedroom 3
4.8m x 3.6m (15'8" x 11'9")
Full height floor to ceiling glazed window panels bathe this room with ample natural light and a door opens to the rear decked seating terrace. With hand scraped Oak flooring and under floor heating, recessed lighting, brushed stainless sockets and provision for a wall mounted TV.
En-suite Shower Room/WC
En-suite Shower Room/WC
Fully tiled with 13mm thick solid marble walls and heated flooring. With a rear obscured glazed window, traditional steel column heated towel rail, recessed lighting, extractor fan and a suite in white comprising of: a low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with fitted vanity mirror/light over, double width shower enclosure with a rain head shower with an additional hand shower and glazed screen.

From the open plan dining/family room a spiral staircase rises to the:
First Floor
First Floor
With a wrought iron balcony with spindles and hand rail creating a mezzanine standing area with views across the village green and providing access to the:
Cinema Room/Bedroom 4
Cinema Room/Bedroom 4
5.7m x 4.8m (18'8" x 15'8")
A spacious room currently equipped for use as a luxurious cinema room and could also be utilised to create a master bedroom suite. With Velux style roof windows, feature beamed ceiling and provision for the following: a sound system, wall mounted speakers, wall mounted digital projector and remote controlled screen and blinds. Double Oak/glazed doors open onto a wrought iron Juliet balcony overlooking the dining room/family room.
En-suite/Dressing Room
En-suite/Dressing Room
A door leads to a further useful room with Velux style roof windows, which give elevated views over the village green and the living/green roof to the rear. With Oak skirtings, recessed lighting, TV aerial point and brushed stainless sockets. This room also has plumbing and provision to be made into an en-suite bathroom.
Exterior and Gardens
The Old School House has been completely refurbished to the highest possible standard and has the benefit of a new roof and every aspect of the building inspected and replaced as necessary to create a traditional property with a strong Victorian theme throughout. This stone built residence with tiled roof and terracotta detailing has stone walls to each boundary, electric gates with separate pedestrian access and a large drive offering secure parking for up to 12 vehicles with the added benefit of further on road parking and ample space for a garage. Two large reproduction VR embossed Victorian lamps set either side of large triple folding doors to the rear and sodium lighting to the front exhibits the impressive height and stature of the building. Exterior lighting to all aspects provide further illumination to the exterior walls, landscaped gardens and grounds.
Exterior and Gardens
Having large gardens, designed to be easily maintained with formal gardens to the front and landscaped gardens to the rear with a large level lawn and an Indian stone path leading to a high quality Hartley Botanic Victorian greenhouse with water supply, mains power and having a vegetable garden to each side.
Exterior and Gardens
A long pathway leads to a secret garden with a paved seating area and planted shrubs and trees with open fields beyond. Immediately to the rear of the property is a raised South facing decked area with inset LED lighting and a five-seated Jacuzzi hot tub incorporating an upgraded sound/lighting system. This area is a delightful ‘sun trap’ and offers far reaching views over open countryside. There’s also (expired) outline-planning consent for a four-bedroomed bungalow in the rear garden.
Viewing
Viewings are 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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