4 Bedroom House For Sale
Villas Road, Ambergate, Belper, DE56 2GQ,
Welcome to Ivor Cottage Known locally as Ivor cottage, this four bedroom home sits in the heart of the pulsing village. Perfect for families or lovers of rural living, this family home is minutes from the Ofsted rated "Good" Ambergate Primary School on Toadmoor Lane, that the sellers' two eldest daughters attend, the current owners often receive messages from the school in the morning to say: "Pack wellies, we're heading into the woods today!" DAYS OUT Set in a salubrious location, minutes from a wide range of fantastic locations including Belper, which won high street of the year in 2017. Belper has some incredible attractions and there is always plenty of activity throughout the year. If you are a food lover, the two annual food festivals are not to be missed. Ambergate is steeped in history - named after a toll gate that existed there. The village also sits within the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage site. There are links with railway heritage and George Stephenson and the area is surrounded by natural beauty from the likes of Thacker's woods and Crich Chase, to name but two. Around the local area there is never a dull moment with plenty to do from walks along the Cromford Canal, near the popular Hurt Arms, as well as Shining Cliff Woods and Thackers Wood. Many walkers often plan their route to pass The Fisherman's Rest. If gin is your drink, then you need to pop in to the local gin distillery (Shining Cliff Gin). Wirksworth, Ashbourne and Buxton are only a short hop in the car and provide excellent shopping facilities along with fantastic café's and restaurants when you need a break from shopping. Ambergate has a superb community vibe and spirit, which the current owners adore and one of the many reasons they intend to remain in the village THE PROPERTY ITSELF Ivor Cottage is a former railway worker's cottage and the eagle-eyed amongst you may spot the railway motif on the former door (now window) in the dining room on the property photographs - or when you view. Downstairs, a welcoming entrance deceives what lies ahead, as it opens up to a generous kitchen on the left, a large lounge with conservatory to the right, dining room straight ahead. There's also a handy downstairs WC, especially if you have kids. The kitchen is opulent with a hob of five rings, double oven, cream gloss units and solid wooden worktops. It's an exceptional room with solid wood flooring, a range recessed in to a brick fireplace, an integrated dishwasher and lovely views out over the garden. The living room is spacious and offers a great space for kids to play or simply relax with your favourite book. The conservatory is a neat addition and stargazers may be pleased to hear that the property sits near renowned sites for admiring the Milky Way and its planetary neighbours. The dining room is larger still and is kitted out with a woodburning stove to warm feet and hearts. The house is of course double glazed and centrally heated throughout. The boiler is quite new and the property has recently had a new front door and gate. Upstairs are four bedrooms - three are doubles and one is a single room perfect for a study or nursery, currently set as the youngest daughter's room. Bedroom 1 is set up as a bedroom / family room with its own balcony, complete with views over the Derbyshire dales. The landing leads to a family bathroom, as well as bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 and there's almost 700 square feet of space on the first floor. A GREAT HOME TO RAISE A FAMILY The current owners have simply out grown the property and are upsizing but intend to remain in the village, as Kirsty explains: "We've been in Ivor cottage for 5 years now and love every aspect of living here, from sipping wine on the balcony, to cooking pizza in the garden and watching our three lovely daughters grow up here. It sounds like a cliché perhaps, but this is truly a house in the middle of a very friendly, welcoming community. We love Ambergate Carnival which happens once a year and the whole village comes down onto the field, there is a parade down through the village with decorated floats and the whole village just has a bit of fun The last 4 years there's also been a family friendly "after show" party with live bands ranging from ceilidh bands to an Abba Tribute band. We didn't realise how much we were in the heart of the village. It's set back from main roads so the kids are so safe to play outside or drop things off at a friend's down the other end. We'll 100% miss the social placing of this house, including hosting halloween for people passing through throughout the evening." TRANSPORT LINKS Within minutes you are on the A38 north to the M1 or south towards Derby which is just over 10 miles away. The train station in Ambergate offers wonderful links and Derby is only 18 minutes away, Manchester is approx. 2 hours and you can reach London is less than 3 hours!
Villas Road, Ambergate, Belper, DE56 2GQ,