Derwent Farmhouse is a stunning Georgian, brick built, five double bedroom, detached property. The home is set within approximately 2 acres of grounds, located in the small hamlet of Great Wilne just outside the canal village of Shardlow. This stunning imposing family home has been lovingly restored by its current vendors to create a versatile family home benefiting from three reception rooms, a large bespoke hardwood kitchen with bi-fold doors, and a beautiful master suite that has unobstructed views across the surrounding countryside. Occupying a beautiful plot measuring circa 2 acres towards the edge of the hamlet, the property offers views of the local countryside. The area also has a wide selection of walks, pubs and restaurants on its doorstep whilst boasting very good commuter links throughout the East Midlands.

Ground Floor

On entering the property you are greeted by an entrance hallway with oak flooring and beamed ceiling.

Leading off the hallway to the right is one of the formal lounges with original Inglenook fireplace with feature brick backwall, original oak mantle beam and wood burning stove. This room also boasts solid oak flooring, ceiling beams and replica traditional Victorian cast iron radiators. The lounge leads through to the formal dining room, also featuring an Inglenook fireplace with exposed brickwork, inset wood burner and the original bread oven set into the wall. The flooring is again quality oak, with the original beams exposed in the ceiling.

The bespoke kitchen designed and fitted by Devol Kitchen Interiors is a hardwood handmade kitchen, comprising dark navy pantry blue shade, with solid brass handle fittings. The wall and base units are topped off with hardwood counter tops and there is a spectacular central island with a copper counter top. There are double sinks, an integrated dishwasher, pull out bin store and a top of the range ESSE electric Range with four ovens, warming drawers, induction hob, griddle cooking plate and discreet built in extraction hood over. The kitchen has a vaulted ceiling to the rear, quarry tile flooring benefiting from under floor heating; full height hardwood bi-fold doors onto the rear garden.  

The utility room just off the kitchen, has full height integrated fridge, large Belfast sink with brass taps and a double height unit with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is extra built in wall storage in the same hardwood handmade Navy-blue quality carpentry as the kitchen with hardwood counter tops.

Off the dining room is a wide inner hallway offering a study area with side elevation window. The downstairs guest W.C has replica Victorian fittings, stone flooring and a side window.

To the left of the hallway is the second formal lounge, with its grand high ceilings and original cornice features, sash windows with original internal shutters and feature slate Victorian fireplace. There is also a unique, double door feature corner cupboard in this room.


On the first floor landing there are built in storage cupboards. The large main bedroom, on the left as you enter the first floor, has a front elevation Georgian sash window and a chimney breast with original Victorian fireplace. The en-suite off the main bedroom is half tiled in a pale cream porcelain tiling, with a white suite including a quadrant shower, pedestal sink, W.C. and Victorian towel radiator.

To the right of the stairway are bedrooms two and three and the family bathroom. Bedroom two is another large double with an en-suite shower room. The room features double aspect windows, a built-in storage cupboard and a Victorian cast iron open fireplace. The en-suite has a large walk in shower and a white suite with white half tiling. Bedroom three is also a large double with side elevation window, feature original beam and cast iron Victorian fireplace.

The family bathroom has steps leading down into a spectacular room with double sinks, a corner mains-fed shower, stand-alone Victorian style bath and W.C. The walls have half panelling in a pale grey, and there are original feature wall cupboards. There are waterproof spot down-lights, stone tile flooring and tiled walls to the shower area. Accessed from the bathroom landing and above this area, can be found an amazing example of the finest Victorian Dovecote loft space.


The second floor of this property offers a further two large double bedrooms and inner hallway, with a handy storage space that houses the main Combi Vailant boiler.

Bedroom four, situated on the second floor, has an original beam feature and double aspect windows, along with a small ground level window that was once the access point for the cheese making delivery system, from the by-gone age of this house.

Bedroom five, is a similar large double room, which also has a feature floor level window and a Velux window in the roof. The original beam is on display and there is a loft hatch, providing access to the loft, offering limited storage.

The second family bathroom on this floor has a feature slipper bath on a raised area, mains-fed corner shower, Victorian style sink and fittings, and a traditional chrome towel radiator.


The property is accessed via electric double, hardwood gates that run to the side of the property, leading to the double garage with up and over doors. The driveway offers plenty of off-street parking and is surrounded by landscaped borders.

Following around to the rear of the house, there is a stand-alone timber, purpose-built bar with electric lighting and power for draft pumps. This makes the perfect outside entertaining space, surrounded by remarkable landscaped gardens and lawn areas, which benefit from a built-in irrigation system. The gardens have plenty of strategically placed lighting and electrical sockets and there is security lighting around the property.

There is a large Indian stone entertaining patio area, surrounded by mature feature trees and bedding areas. For those wanting livestock, there are water supplies and electrics to the suitable livestock areas to the rear garden area. The garden are stocked with unique trees and shrubs including Cherry Trees, Apple Trees, Damson and a crowning glory ancient Walnut Tree, presumed to be around four hundred years old. Overall the property sits in circa 2 acres of beautiful established grounds.

At the rear of these spectacular grounds is a gate, taking you to a footpath and onto the surrounding greenbelt and farmlands.


The property is located just outside the historic inland port village of Shardlow which offers many amenities including no less than 8 pubs, restaurants, a marina, and schools. The village also boasts excellent commuter links to Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Loughborough via the A50, M1, and the A38.

East Midlands Airport is only 10 minutes away, and Birmingham International is less than an hour. For those looking to commute via train East Midlands Parkway and Derby train station are both 15 minutes away.

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