5 bedroom house

Lea, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5RA

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Bagshaws, Bakewell
The Agricultural Business Centre,
DE45 1AH
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  • Holly Grange Farm is a well-located diverse country property that has a delightful rural setting.
  • A traditional country property
  • Detached five bedroom house
  • Far reaching panoramic views
  • Extensive range of outbuildings and yard areas
  • Planning for light industrial use currently used for a successful wood business - Hardwood Logs Ltd
  • Set in approx. 9.26 acres (3.75 ha) grassland
  • Excellent for those who want to run a business from home.

Holly Grange Farm is situated in an accessible rural location near to the villages of Lea and Holloway. The villages provide a range of basic amenities including a village shop with post office, primary school, Church, village hall, public house, doctors surgery and a butchers shop. The nearby towns of Matlock, Wirksworth and Alfreton have an extensive range of facilities including high street shops, secondary schools, supermarkets and train stations. There are many nearby local walks, bridleways, trails and beauty spots in the surrounding area with the Peak Park close by, excellent for those who enjoy the outdoors and with equestrian interests, particularly with the High Peak Trail being a short distance, providing excellent access leading across the Peak District National Park. The property is ideally located for easy access onto the A615 connecting the nearby market towns of Matlock (4 miles), Alfreton (6.5 miles) and the city of Derby (16.5 miles).

From Matlock town centre, head east along the A615 towards Tansley and follow the road out of Matlock. Continue along the road and into Tansley Village, then follow the road up the hill and out of Tansley past Tansley Garden Centre. Continue to the cross road and take the second right hand turning onto High Lane. Follow the road to the end and turn right onto Lea Moor Road, then the follow the road a short distance around the right hand bend and the property will be found on the left hand side.

The property was once part of the Florence Nightingale estate and the farmhouse itself is believed to date from the late 1920’s and has been in the same family for four generations and therefore has not been on the market before. The property was formerly operated as a working livestock farm for many years, for the last 32 years the property has been used as a commercial wood yard, with a farm shop and planning permission for a café. The vendor’s have erected and made alterations to the buildings to create excellent storage for the successful growing wood business. The site has full planning permission to light industrial and therefore offers the ability to be used for a number of businesses.

Holly Grange Farm is a well-located diverse country property that has a delightful rural setting. The stone and brick built farmhouse offers spacious living accommodation including five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Part of the house was used as an annex utilising two of the bedrooms and have been combined back into the main house but is fully operational immediately if desired. Alternatively, the house offers the ability to accommodate families of multiple generations or as one large family home. Externally the property offers extensive range of large commercial buildings, together with a large yard area and grassland The property also offers an established successful business selling firewood and now has a sizable shop with planning permission for a café. The commercial buildings and yard offer the ability to be used for a number of other business’s which is rare on the market. Externally the property offers mature gardens and grass paddocks, excellent for those with equestrian and hobby farming interests, with fantastic riding accessible nearby.


Entrance Hallway (3' 9'' x 3' 0'' (1.14m x 0.92m))
With an entrance door into the hallway, with stairs rising to the first floor and doors into the reception rooms.

Sitting Room (13' 2'' x 10' 11'' (4.02m x 3.34m))
A lovely room with dual aspect windows to front and side, a feature stone fireplace and hearth with open fire, a radiator, and a door into the Kitchen.

Dining Kitchen (10' 6'' x 10' 0'' (3.21m x 3.05m))
With a range base and wall units, stainless steel one and a half bowl sink, plumbing for a dishwasher and electric cooker. There is window to rear and open into the dining area has a window to the front with far reaching views, radiator and a door into the entrance hallway. There is a large cupboard under the stairs accessed from the kitchen.

Utility Room (10' 11'' x 5' 5'' (3.34m x 1.64m))
With an entrance door, a window to the rear, plumbing for washing machine, tiled flooring, a radiator, hanging space and a door into the Dining Kitchen.

First Floor Landing (6' 9'' x 2' 11'' (2.06m x .90m))
With stairs rising from the ground floor, storage cupboard, an airing cupboard and doors into:

Master Bedroom (12' 11'' x 10' 11'' (3.94m x 3.34m))
A spacious double bedroom a radiator and dual aspect windows to the front and side with far reaching rural views.

Bedroom Two (12' 11'' x 10' 5'' (3.94m x 3.17m))
A double bedroom with a radiator and a window to front with lovely views.

Bedroom Three (10' 11'' x 6' 2'' (3.34m x 1.88m))
A large single bedroom with a radiator and window to rear.

Bathroom (10' 5'' x 5' 3'' (3.17m x 1.61m))
Having a four piece suite comprising shower cubicle, low level w.c, wash hand basin, bath, radiator, fully tiled walls and flooring and a window to rear.

Former Annex

Utility Conservatory (14' 0'' x 5' 8'' (4.27m x 1.72m))
A conservatory with an external entrance door, tiled flooring, a door into the kitchen, a radiator, plumbing for a washing machinery and the oil fired central heating boiler which is housed in this room. The is also a cloakroom with a WC.

Kitchen (14' 0'' x 8' 4'' (4.27m x 2.53m))
With fitted floor and wall units, a stainless steel sink and drainer, freestanding electric cooker, space for an under counter fridge and a separate fridge freezer. Dual aspect windows and a door into the Utility conservatory. There is now a door into the Kitchen from the main Dining Kitchen.

Lounge (14' 0'' x 12' 6'' (4.27m x 3.80m))
A spacious room with dual aspect windows, a stone fireplace and stone hearth housing a multi fuel burning stove, a radiator, doors to the Kitchen and stairs rising to the first floor.

Bedroom Four (13' 11'' x 9' 3'' (4.24m x 2.83m))
A double bedroom with dual aspect windows to the front and side, built in storage cupboard and a radiator.

Bedroom Five/Box Room (7' 5'' x 5' 4'' (2.26m x 1.62m))
A small bedroom suitable as a study or nursery with a window to the rear and a radiator.

Second Bathroom (8' 4'' x 6' 2'' (2.53m x 1.89m))
With a four piece suite comprising shower cubicle, low level w.c, wash hand basin, bath, radiator, fully tiled walls and flooring and a window to rear.

There is a formal spacious lawn to the front and side of the property, mainly laid to lawn with planted borders an enclosed front patio area excellent for outside dining.

Farm Shop
A lovely stone building with a pedestrian entrance door, a building which was overhauled to create a shop for the business, with concrete flooring and open to the rafters, a bespoke beech counter and serving area, a large sales area with vehicle access for stock, CCTV system and a log burner. The building has planning permission to be used as a café alongside the shop with the ability to extending onto the adjoining leanto.

Positioned to the side and rear of the house are a range of outbuildings with access to the side comprising the following:

Bagging Shed
A three bay steel portal framed building, with concrete block walls and concrete flooring, currently used for storage. With vehicular access door to the front and two further entrances to the side. There is also planning permission to extend the building by one bay.

Kiln Dried Shed
A three bay steel portal framed building with concrete panels walls and sheeting over, concrete floor and a roller shutter door to the front.

Barn Store
Attached to the above, a three bay steel portal framed open fronted building, with concrete panels, sheeting above, concrete flooring.

Pinosa Shed
A five bay steel portal framed building, with concrete panels, concrete flooring, a roller shutter door at the rear, sliding doors to the front, together with a two bay dual pitched steel portal framed extension, internally open to the main shed.

Bottom Shed
A six bay steel portal framed building, with concrete panels with sheeting above, concrete flooring and a roller shutter door to the front.

General Store
Situated to the rear of the main buildings, a mono pitched storage shed with vehicle access doors and concrete flooring.

Garage and Workshop:
A two bay steel portal framed building together with lean-to, with concrete flooring, concrete block walls and sheeting over, sliding doors to the front. The building is position near to the house and is currently used as garage.

Biomass Boilers and Solar Panels
There are two biomass boilers connected to two shipping containers used for drying the wood. Both boilers are connected to the RHI on 20 years agreements. The first being a Glenn Farrow 210kw installed in 2016 and the second being a Glenn Farrow 175kw drier installed in 2014. There are 16 solar panels positioned on the kiln drier shed which are connected to the feed in tariff.

The land is down to permanent pasture with all being suitable for grazing and mowing purposes. The land is split into two paddocks with stone wall boundaries, post and wire fencing and hedgerows. Vehicular access is through the yard

Basic Payment Scheme and Environmental Stewardship:
The land is not currently entered into any payment schemes, however the land is eligible to be registered with the Rural Payments Agency.

Hardwood Logs Trading Business:
The vendors are including the trading business called ‘Hardwood Logs Ltd’ within the purchase of the property after deciding to retire from the industry. A well-established firewood business, with over 30 years producing and selling. The business has a large delivery and collection client base, is mainly retail and is one of the largest independent wood fuel suppliers within the east midlands area. The business is Woodsure and BSL egistered/accredited. Please contact the office for details regarding the business element and turnover of the business, which will be available upon request. Should any purchaser wish to continue the business, the regular and repeat custom will be of benefit to any purchaser.

General Information

The property has the benefit of mains electricity and water with private drainage. There are two oil fired central heating combi boilers.

Fixtures and Fittings
Only those referred to in these particulars are included in the sale.

Tenure and Possession
The property is sold freehold with vacant possession granted upon completion

Sporting Rights
It is understood that these are included in the sale as far as they exist

Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements :
The property is sold subject to, with the benefits of the rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may exist whether or not defined in these particulars. There is a footpath which crosses field.

Council Tax Band:

Business Rates:
The business is registered for business rates and currently qualifies for small business rates relief.

EPC Rating:

Local Authority:
Amber Valley Borough Council
Town Hall
Tel: 01773 570222

Method of Sale
The property will be offered for sale by Private Treaty