‘Swallows’ is on the outskirts of the village of Ashover in the hamlet of Handley. The view from this four bedroom family home includes the Ogston Reservoir – so a real draw for nature and wildlife lovers.
The 17 year old contemporary style property has been cleverly designed to bring the outside in and vice versa, maximizing light with large windows.
The 4.7 acres of landscaped surrounding gardens include lawns, terraces and dining areas, all delightfully private and enjoying privileged views due to its elevated position above the magnificent countryside.
A peaceful south facing water garden is a particularly nice feature.
Elegant and timeless are two adjectives used by sellers to describe the home, which lends itself to entertaining as well as family living. Clean lines, form and simplicity are also keywords.
Rooms are spacious and eclectic, with reception areas surrounding an open hallway.
From there, a staircase leads up to an elegant white drawing room with a stone fireplace and pebble effect fire, while on a lower level, the kitchen, dining room and family room flow into one another.
Two of the four double bedrooms have modern bathrooms with a luxury family bathroom.
An upper tiled hallway leads to one bedroom and another takes you to three others including the master bedroom suite with dressing area, picture sliding doors to the outside and a plush bathroom.
The ‘modern yet cosy’ family room has a whole wall of bookshelves and shelving and shares underfloor heating with the kitchen and dining room.
Light floods into the gleaming, quality fitted kitchen which has a separate utility room and laundry room.
The south facing conservatory connects to an outdoor BBQ area ideal for al fresco dining.
Both integral and detached garages accommodate many vehicles, with additional parking on the driveway.
Ashover’s historic buildings include a 12th century church and local amenities include a medical centre, shop, post office and grocers with several pubs and a primary school which has been rated as excellent by Ofsted.
Ogston Reservoir is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and has one of the largest bird clubs in Britain.
Walks galore are available from the front door and there is a regular bus service to Chesterfield and Matlock.
Swallows, Handley Lane, Handley, Chesterfield, is for sale with Fine and Country priced at £1,400,000. For details call 01226 729009.