A handsome authentic Arts & Crafts style country house, standing in 3 acres in an elevated position surrounded by open countryside and skilfully orientated to take advantage of extensive open views. Located south east of Burton on Trent, close to the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border and within easy reach of principal road networks including the A42 and A38, Nottingham East Midlands International Airport and London train from Derby or Tamworth.
Derby 16 Miles
Leicester 25 Miles
Nottingham 30 Miles
Birmingham 33 Miles
The spacious accommodation with many authentic original features was, thoughtfully designed when built in the 1930's to maximise enjoyment of the elevated position and orientation.
Fitted breakfast kitchen
Rear entrance porch with door to garage
Access to roof space
GROUNDS & GARDENS
Approached by a sweeping driveway from Wagon Lane, the house is well screened by mature shrubs and trees.
Double integral garage. Garden store and machinery shed.
The landscaped parkland grounds of around 3 acres include extensive lawns, mature specimen planting and pond, providing an enviable setting and screen to this fine house.
Natural stone paved terracing to the south including the loggia with French door access from the dining room ensures full enjoyment of the formal gardens and rosebeds.
Second vehicular access from Wagon Lane adjoins timber garden and machinery sheds, well cultivated vegetable beds and greenhouse.
Bretby is one of the most southerly villages in Derbyshire, reachable only by narrow leafy lanes. Part Conservation Area, the Parish includes 2 pubs, a conference centre with hotel St. Wystans Church and garden centre.
Four Winds is a short distance outside the village yet within easy reach of good local amenities in nearby Burton on Trent, Swadlincote and Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Repton School and its preparatory school Foremark Hall are close by as are good sporting and recreational facilities including golf and sailing on Foremark Reservoir. Burton on Trent, Derby, Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Leicester are within easy reach as are major communications network including the A42, M1 & A38, Nottingham East Midlands International Airport and trains from Derby to London St Pancras or Tamworth
to Euston. All make this country home well accessible to the
Mains water, electricity and gas are connected and the property has gas fired central heating. Foul drainage is to a none mains system. None of the services or appliances have been tested by the agent.
South East Derbyshire District Council - 01283 595795.
Externally the Arts & Crafts style is manifest in the timbered
principal elevations with decorative brick infill panels, tiled hung dormers and roof, hardwood windows with lattice and other leaded lights. Many original features are to be found in the principal reception areas and throughout the house.
There is now scope for a purchaser to further enchance the original and undertake a well considered upgrade to personal taste.
From Burton on Trent in a south easterly direction on the A511 (Ashby Road East) climb the hill and at the sign ''Keepers Cottage Lodge'' turn left immediately before. This is Wagon Lane and the entrance to the property is a gate on the right hand side.
Freehold for sale by private treaty.
Vacant possession on completion.
The site and floor plans forming part of these sale particulars are for identification purposes only. All relevant details should be legally checked as appropriate.
8a Oxford Street
0115 950 5444