Are you looking for an imposing, opulent four-bedroomed Grade II listed neo-Gothic Victorian property?
Sounds good? Then come take a look at Manor House, in the sought-after village of Mickleover.
Full of original features and ready to move in, this four-bedroom family home is a real find.
Mickleover is one of Derby’s most sought-after postcodes, with a history dating back centuries. The ease of access to excellent schools and a wealth of leisure, medical and recreational facilities provide all amenities at a stone’s throw – whether in the village itself or in the nearby city of Derby.
This home is definitely worth a viewing. Expectations when approaching the property via its sweeping drive are high and its kerb appeal is incredible. Those first impressions when pulling up are just lovely. With more than ample parking, take a minute to soak up the surrounding area on your approach to the majestic double-arched front door.
Warm, welcoming and full of neo-gothic character, Manor House is the consummate family home. Built in 1862, the property strikes an impressive pose, fronted in typical Victorian style, with an arched entrance and imposing red-brick facade. Owned originally by the Newton family, over the years it has been a boy’s boarding school before reverting back to a family dwelling.
Step into the spacious entrance vestibule and beyond that the dining hall which then provides access the drawing room, study and kitchen to the first floor via the sweeping original carved oak staircase. The dining hall is naturally lit by its vaulted ceiling which rises thirty-eight feet above, and has to be seen to be truly appreciated – it’s a jaw-dropper. The original carved oak staircase sweeps from here giving a mixture of unrivalled splendour and great flow. There is room for the biggest of tables and is ready to host any number of celebrations, get-togethers and dinner parties.
The drawing room, dressed in neutral tones and original features including intricate original nestles to the right of the hall. Large floor-to-ceiling windows share natural light and the working multi-fuel burner with carved stone hearth and Hoptonwood pillars adds to the cosy ambience. Imagine nights in, in front of the fire curled up with a good book, plucked from the bespoke bookshelves or a morning coffee taking in the calm and peaceful views over the grounds and beyond.
The study shares many features with the drawing room, and is dominated by a large window which provides a sense of calm to the room, which could be used as a home office , music room or peaceful garden room.
The classic farmhouse-style kitchen with fitted oak wooden units, integrated appliances and plenty of worktops gives a real sense of practicality. Sociably styled, there is room for a table – perfect for family mealtimes. The large window connects the kitchen to the outdoor spaces and flood the room with natural light.
The stunning period carved oak staircase, brought back to its original glory, carries on the feeling of elegant style to the first and second floors. Light and space is so evident in this property, and the lovely galleried landing, with doors to three bedrooms (one with en-suite bathroom) and family bathroom, carries on this well-proportioned, generous trend. Those stunning period features can be seen at every turn.
The well-appointed, elegantly styled family bathroom on this floor can accommodate the busiest of family mornings with style. There is ample storage for all the associated items and separate shower to ensure all needs are met with ease.
Return to the landing and pop into bedroom three, where the classic décor is accented to perfection by its feature window and yet more period features. A comfortable double with plenty of room for storage, this is a lovely space to bed down for the night.
Bedroom two also has that bright, airy feel and extensive views to greet you. The natural light brought by its original arched window is perfect for a child’s bedroom, nursery or home office and those period features just keep coming with an original period fireplace.
Open the door to the spacious master bedroom, where the large dual aspect windows capture the delightful views out over the front and side of the property. There is ample room for the biggest of beds and matching furniture. Calming tones by day turn to cosy, restful ones by night. The well-designed en suite with shower is a truly stylish addition and the built-in fitted furniture creates the most impressive space.
A second staircase provides access to bedroom four, nestled within the second floor - a good sized double with lots of natural light and views over the front of the property and beyond. It is light and bright and full of character, with plenty of space to relax and get a great night’s sleep.
Take that glorious staircase back to the ground floor and outside to find the private garden, nestling in four acres of landscaped, communal grounds. Sunny spots and shaded nooks can be found alongside beautiful borders and patios perfect for al fresco dining. Beyond the peaceful, private outdoor space is communal space full of established greenery and rolling lawns. This place really does have it all.
Don’t miss out on the chance to own this incredible property!
Homes like this don’t come up on the market often and they don’t stay there for long.