Sold STC 2 Bed Cottage
Top Croft, Aston Lane, Hope Valley, S33
£389,950 Offers In Region Of
A splendid and scarce opportunity to purchase this freehold stone-built period cottage, set in an idyllic position in grounds stretching to a little over half an acre.
This delightful cottage nestles in the peaceful hamlet of Aston, one of a number of sought-after Derbyshire villages in the Hope Valley, and commands spectacular southerly views across the dramatic hillside in the direction of Shatton and Great Hucklow.
Many facilities are available within the valley with a rail station at Hope giving regular access to Sheffield and Manchester. Catchment area for the highly regarded secondary school, Hope Valley College, short distance from a variety of country pubs & other facilities & commuting distance of Sheffield.
A truly rare opportunity to acquire this charming cottage in a glorious setting in one of the most admired locations in the Peak National Park.
A stone-built period cottage, believed in part to date back to the 17th century. The main feature of the property is the spectacular southerly vista over the Hope Valley. The property stands in an idyllic position with grounds stretching to a little over half an acre. The property has been well maintained and whilst the current owners have made many improvements to the property and gardens there is still the opportunity for discerning purchasers to stamp their mark on this fine home.
Please note that Planning Permission has been granted for the construction of new single-storey extension to provide dedicated Dining Area and Entrance Hall. http://pam.peakdistrict.gov.uk/?r=NP/HPK/0516/0412
With fitted cupboard, telephone point, two central heating radiators and a small window to the lane frontage. A staircase leads to first floor accommodation.
With low flush W/C, inset vanity basin, ledge and brace door and a window to the lane frontage.
17' 0" x 15' 5" (5.20mm x 4.70m)
This well presented spacious room benefits from a natural stone fireplace with stone hearth and inset solid fuel burner, providing a warming focal point to the room. There is also a central heating radiator, two west facing windows, deep window sills and exposed ceiling beams. A practical and stylish two sided cupboard provides storage potential in both the lounge and kitchen.
A ledge and brace door leads into.
13' 1" x 11' 1" (4.00m x 3.40m)
Another bright and well proportioned room with a large window facing south and west, taking in the breathtaking views of the countryside and the garden. There are a comprehensive range of kitchen units above and below roll top work surfaces incorporated within is a one and a half bowl sink unit with side drainer and mixer taps. There is space for a free standing cooker, space and plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a fridge freezer. The room has a central heating radiator and houses the recently fitted Baxi gas fired central heating boiler. There is also space for a table and chairs.
With hardwood windows and a timber and glazed door.
With a range of fitted cupboards providing excellent storage.
13' 1" x 11' 5" (4.00m x 3.50m)
Having a large south-facing window commanding an unbroken view over towards Shatton and Great Hucklow. A further west facing window provides views over the gardens to Hope. There is a fitted wardrobe, a ledge and brace door, a central heating radiator and two bed-head wall light points.
13' 5" x 7' 2" (4.10m x 2.20m)
With two windows facing west over the garden towards Hope. There is a fitted wardrobe, ledge and brace door and a central heating radiator.
With coloured 3 piece suite comprising panelled bath with thermostatic shower over, vanity wash hand basin and low flush WC. There is full height wall tiling, a hardwood double glazed window to the south and a central heating radiator.
Top Croft stands in a desirable elevated position approached by a driveway which leads past the well stocked vegetable plot. The gardens to the south and west of the house are predominantly lawned but include a young orchard area which will hopefully provide bumper harvests in the future.
There is also a very pleasant section currently allocated to a children's play area, with Fort style climbing frame and trampoline (not included in the sale).
The driveway provides car hard standing and leads to the DOUBLE GARAGE 23ft0in x 17ft0in (7.0m x 5.2m) with a remote control up-and-over door and southerly facing windows. A side door opens to the chicken run and there is strip level lighting, power and water points.
There is also an aluminium GREENHOUSE, external lighting and outside tap. Standing in any part of the garden provides you with an uninterrupted and spectacular view across the Hope Valley to Bradwell Village and surrounding hills.