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4 bedroom detached house
Penn Lane, Melbourne, Derby

Contact Ashley Adams at Melbourne, Derby branch for information

T: 01332 865 568

Ref: MEL202124

Individually designed and built in a Georgian gothic style by highly regarded local master craftsmen Eric Lee & Mike Heywood approx 32 years ago. The Folly was constructed using handmade Georgian bricks with features such as herringbone brickwork, oak timber framing, Staffordshire blue roof tiles and handcrafted stone work with additional linked accommodation added approximately 10 years ago with solid broom-handled lead roof & oak framed double glazing, blending perfectly with the original build and adding versatile accommodation which offers potential for use as an independent annexe or further living accommodation as required. The property is located at the end of a private driveway on the highly desirable Penn Lane and offers split level accommodation with handmade balconies designed to accentuate the stunning views the property offers over Staunton Harold and open countryside. The property has gas fired central heating system with under floor heating to the extended accommodation and oak framed double glazing. The accommodation is on split levels accessed via a solid oak open spindled staircase. Two of the sitting rooms have superb Georgian brick built ingle nook fireplaces and Hopton stone tiled hearths. Two of the bedrooms were professionally fitted by Creative Interiors, the master has a generous luxury en-suite bathroom. Outside the property has split level well landscaped gardens & tarmac driveway provides off road parking for several vehicles. No upward chain.

Key Features

  • Stunning-Individually designed & built detached home
  • 3/4 bedrooms
  • Potential annexe
  • Quality fittings throughout
  • Stunning far reaching views
  • Feature ingle nook fireplaces & open beams
  • Solid oak double glazing.
  • Off road parking & landscaped gardens.



Full Details

Area Information
The Folly is situated in a highly sought after location on Penn Lane enjoying a central location in the highly favoured and popular village of Melbourne. Melbourne itself enjoys a high standard of amenities including the Sainsburys superstore, Post office, doctors and dentist surgery and a wide range of quality public houses and restaurants whilst being well placed for the commuter with East Midlands airport, Parkway railway station and major link roads.

Entrance Porch
Built in a Gothic style with oak entrance door, Gothic style oak windows, feature beams, herring bone brick work, exposed brick walling, Hopton stone tiled flooring and Vokera diecast aluminium central heating radiator.

Dining Hall/sitting Room 17' 2" x 16' 7" ( 5.23m x 5.05m )
Having an oak double glazed sun dimmed glass window to the rear elevation, Vokera diecast aluminium central heating radiator, oak beamed ceiling, Georgian brick inglenook fireplace with a feature oak bressummer beam and Hopton stone tiled hearth, inset spotlights to the chimney breast recesses, double oak panelled door fronted cupboard housing the electric meter and fuse boxes, oak flooring and double opening oak doors leading to meter high under stairs storage cupboard.
Opening to:

Link Through Seating Area
Double glazed double opening oak doors giving access to a glazed link into the second phase of the property with apposing sliding patio doors to the front and rear elevations, electric remote controlled roof-light, double glazed sun dimmed glass window, natural stone flooring with under floor heating, fully glazed panels proving natural light, uplighters to the flooring, oak beamed ceiling and an open spindle oak staircase leading down to:-

Sitting Room/potential Annexe 17' 2" x 16' 7" ( 5.23m x 5.05m )
A beautifully proportioned room with stunning, vaulted, oak beamed apex ceiling with oak wall beams, oak staircase down from the link through and natural stone tiled flooring with underfloor heating. Having expansive oak framed double glazing with doors to the front elevation and proving potential for use as an independent annexe of further living accommodation as required. Door off to :-

Shower Room
Fitted with a contemporary style three piece white suite comprising a fully tiled corner glazed cubicle with an electric Aqualisa shower over, vanity wash hand basin and a concealed plumbing WC. Ceramic tiled flooring with under floor heating, wall light points, wall mounted heated towel rail and double glazed roof-light window.

Lower Landing
Having decorative coving to the ceiling and two ornamental sconces.

Master Bedroom Suite 13' 7" x 11' 9" min measured to front of wardr ( 4.14m x 3.58m min measured to front of wardr )
(measured to front of wardrobes)
Having oak sun dimmed glass window to the side elevation, Vokara diecast aluminium central heating radiator, two ornamental sconces either side of the bed area and a range of panelled door fronted double depth wardrobes incorporating hanging rails and shelving with matching vanity unit with drawers beneath. There is a heavy oak beamed ceiling with diagonal beam to support the balcony above. Decorative arch opening to:

En-Suite Bathroom
Fitted with a period style white three piece suite comprising a free-standing roll top brass ball and claw foot bath with a period style brass bath/shower mixer attachment over, pedestal wash hand basin with a wall light point over and low level WC. Decorative coving and inset spotlights to the ceiling, dog tooth oak dado to the walls, Vokera diecast aluminium central heating radiator and oak double glazed sun dimmed window to the rear elevation.

Guest Bedroom 10' 9" x 11' 8" ( 3.28m x 3.56m )
Having oak double glazed sun dimmed glass window to the front elevation, Vokera diecast aluminium central heating radiator, two ornamental sconces, oak beamed ceiling and a range of panelled wardrobes by Creative interiors incorporating hanging rails and shelving.

Shower Room
Fitted with a period style Vernon & Tutbury three piece suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a fully tiled corner glazed shower cubicle with mains shower over. Vokera diecast aluminium central heating radiator, vented door fronted airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and immersion heater, loft access (being insulated and having lighting) and a double glazed oak window to the front elevation with oak sill.

Upper Floor Landing
Having Vokera diecast aluminium central heating radiator and decorative coving to the ceiling.

Dining Kitchen 12' 11" x 13' 4" ( 3.94m x 4.06m )
Fitted with a range of French oak handmade wall and base units with matching glazed display cabinets, high quality porcelain circular sink and drainer, integrated Scholtes electric fan assisted oven with a four burner gas hob and extractor fan over, integrated fridge/freezer, plumbing and space washing machine and dishwasher, inset spotlights and decorative coving to the ceiling, Vokera diecast aluminium central heating radiator, Amtico flooring, oak double glazed windows to the front and side elevations giving a super aspect over open views, dining area and large storage cupboard with shelving and housing the Glowworm boiler.

Second Floor
The Oak spindled staircases rises to:-

Dining Room/bedroom 10' 10" x 13' 8" ( 3.30m x 4.17m )
Having Gothic style double glazed oak French doors with oak lining sill to the front elevation giving access to a sturdy wrought cast-iron bespoke made ornamental balcony . The balcony has a super aspect to the front of the property over open fields, decorative coving and spotlights to the ceiling and a Vokera diecast aluminium central heating radiator. Double opening glazed oak doors giving access to:

Sitting Room/living Room 21' 11" x 13' 9" ( 6.68m x 4.19m )
A beautifully proportioned room having Georgian brick fireplace with a Hopton stone hearth, oak bressummer with dental toothing over. The roof construction of the fireplace is also brick with a handmade steel lined copper canopy, made by a local craftsman at Staunton Harold. Picture lights to the walls, ornamental coving to the ceiling, two Vokera diecast aluminium central heating radiators, double glazed sun dimmed glass oak double opening French doors with matching side panels, sliding doors to the side elevation provide access to a beautiful wrap-around wrought iron balcony. The balcony has a side access gate for ease of use of outside furniture and prides the most stunning view over Staunton Harold and open countryside which must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

To the front of the property is a block-edged tarmac driveway providing off road parking for several vehicles. Feature brick retaining walls providing split-level borders inset with a variety of mature flowering shrubs with shaped lawns to the side again with brick retaining walls. A canopy cover is provided by a Ferny Beech tree to the front garden which provides dappled light to the house and garden. A handmade wrought iron balustrade flanks the stone steps leading up to the front Gothic porch. To the front of the lower ground floor accommodation is a stone paved patio and a decked area with balustrade leading to the tool store. There is an area of rockery to the opposite side and a bin storage area with trellis screen. The narrow area of garden to the rear of the property is laid to lawn with privet boundary hedging.

Outside Tool Store
Located adjacent to the lower ground floor shower room and offering potential for conversion into a small kitchenette if required.

Agents Note
There is planning permission to provide a canopied area to the front of the property to provide a covered seating area or car-port. The property took approximately three years to build and all of the appliances and fittings are unused and in as new condition and the property is offered with no upward chain.


Please note that the marker reflects the centre of the postcode rather than the exact property location.

To view this property please contact Ashley Adams on

T: 01332 865 568

39 Market Place, Melbourne, DERBY, Derbyshire, DE73 8DS

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  • (1) MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
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  • (3) The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only and as such must be considered incorrect.
  • (4) Potential buyers are advised to recheck the measurements before committing to any expense.
  • (5) Ashley Adams has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and it is the buyers interests to check the working condition of any appliances.
  • (6) Ashley Adams has not sought to verify the legal title of the property and the buyers must obtain verification from their solicitor.
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