Are you looking for a spacious, secluded and simply stunning four-bedroomed detached home? With a beautifully established plot of nearly an acre and surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Derbyshire?
Then we have the property for you. Opportunities like this don’t come along often, and don’t stay on the market for long.
The Pumping Station is a rare find. It has a touch of Grand Designs about it after its complete refurbishment and conversion in 2005, from its commissioned build in 1926 as the local pumping station.
Follow Rodsley Lane, just off Long Lane and pull through the wooden gates and on to the extensive driveway, past mature trees, to reveal the stunning building standing proudly within its large plot of established, gardens, with countryside views for days.
Standing at the edge of the picturesque village of Rodsley, this remarkable property really does have the best of both worlds. The sought-after village is home to a lovely local community, full of friendliness – there is something for everyone to enjoy including walks in every direction. Travel links are a stone’s throw away, and with Ashbourne just six miles to the north and Derby twelve miles to the east, that commute is an absolute doddle. Everything you could wish for is within close proximity and all amenities (including a host of excellent schools) are easily reached.
This substantial red brick home nestles in the centre of charming, easily maintained grounds with remarkable views over open farmland at every turn. Park up in front of the double garage, and take in the tranquil elegance of this home. Make your way to the front door, where those first impressions are well-met as you walk through the Minton tiled porch with its stunning skylight and into the light-filled entrance hall.
The classically styled, spacious and welcoming entrance hall, complete with stunning skylight in the porch and wooden floor, leads to all the principal reception rooms including kitchen and sun room to the left and the incredible open plan living area to the right. Find an office, ground floor WC, utility room and large bedroom with en suite bathroom too – there are treasures to be found at every turn in this magnificent property.
The remarkably sized, light-filled country-style kitchen is absolutely first rate. Subtle tones accent the classic units and wooden worktops to perfection and tiled floors flow throughout. Natural light pours in through large windows and another bespoke skylight. Access to outside through the sun room for al fresco dining and the garden beyond adds the cherry to the top of the cake, and that sun room dual aspect windows, another delightful skylight and French doors overlooking the rear garden and beyond makes this space ideal for family living. An island unit, tonnes of storage solutions, range cooker and top of the range built-in appliances add yet more elegant, effortless style to the heart of this home.
Pop back to the hallway, past the ground floor WC and practically styled utility room and bear right into the office. Perfectly positioned for home or hybrid working, this space could also play host to a music room, snug or study perhaps. The options are endless in this practical, quiet space with views over the garden and farther.
The incredible open plan living area is truly one of a kind! Rarely do we see such space and sophistication mixed with original industrial bones within a property. With windows at every aspect and the gloriously sized bespoke skylight creating an abundance of natural light, two woodburning stoves and a tonne of original features including the resplendent red brick walls, stand and take a moment to let it all sink in. Doors opening into that gorgeous garden beyond bring a real sense of the outside, in. It's hard not to be overtaken by the heritage of this astounding building. There is plenty of room for seating and dining whilst the grand glass staircase meanders up through the centre to the first floor in a most unassuming yet architectural way.
Bedroom four sits off from the living area, keeping things calm and elegant – fully on brand for this property. Large windows ensure a bounty of natural light bounces around the space and there is room for a big bed and furniture to match. An en suite bathroom keeps stylish practicality too, making it the perfect space for guests, relatives or older children alike.
From the living room the glass balustraded staircase leads to the light and bright first floor landing fully in keeping with the rest of this phenomenal property. Three bedrooms (including master suite) and Jack-and-Jill ensuite bathroom can be found here. Red brick and wooden floors flow throughout this level and the skylight creates the most fabulous light and shade. One can’t help but notice the glass wall of the master suite sitting magnificently at one end of this splendid landing.
The master suite is a great size, extending over a large portion of the first-floor footprint. Light cascades in through that superb skylight and glass wall. More than ample storage solutions will house the best dressed of us and the spa-like en suite bathroom with its separate shower and soaker tub enhances this sublime space even further.
Bedroom two is a good size, well-proportioned double room, complete with lovely views over the property and surrounding scenery through dual aspect windows. Those light, neutral tones seen throughout this home give a great sense of flow and ensure this room is a cosy, calm place to bed down for the night.
Bedroom three shares views through more dual aspect windows of the property and the landscape beyond. It is elegant and brimming with natural light, making them perfect for children’s’ bedrooms or extra office space. A jack-and-jill ensuite shower room serves these two bedrooms, making sure all those morning routines can be catered for with ease.
Take that awe-inspiring staircase back down to the ground floor and pop outside to find a host of treats just waiting to be discovered…
The outside space around The Pumping Station has to be experienced to be truly believed.
This large plot flows around the property creating an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Low maintenance and lush - simply mow and admire nature at its finest. The potential here is easy to see – keep it as it is or find the space ready and waiting for a slice of the Good Life.
Incredible countryside views show themselves from all angles, whilst the host of boundary-lining trees provide privacy, contentment and a real feeling of restfulness within this incredible family property.
Don’t miss out on the chance to own this one-of-a-kind family home!
Properties like this don’t come on the market often and they don’t stay there for long. Book a viewing with us today.