WELCOME TO TROON CLOSE, LITTLEOVER, DERBY…
OVERS OVER £950,000
This is a wonderful and individual detached eco home blessed with substantial accommodation and gorgeous gardens, all in a secluded and convenient location in the heart of Littleover. The home benefits from versatile accommodation; some highlights being a split-level lounge, open-plan dining room and kitchen, a snug/cinema room and study, all on the ground floor. The first floor has six generous bedrooms and three bathrooms, providing the perfect balance of amenities for family life. There is also an annexe, currently used as a workshop, but designed by an architect for easy conversion into a two-person dwelling with services already installed. The wooded gardens, an outstanding feature of this home, are approaching two-thirds of an acre. There is plenty of parking at the front of the property, including under an open car port. The rear of the home has two west-facing balconies overlooking the grounds and golf course. Situated in a convenient location for schooling, commuting, and amenities, this home is a real hidden gem, a must-see property perfect for relaxed everyday living and entertaining.
The home is first entered via a sheltered front door into a large, light-filled hallway with adjoining cloakroom. Doors lead from the hall to all rooms. The first reception space is a wonderful split-level lounge with high ceilings and stunning views. The upper lounge is currently used as a music room, with steps leading to a lovely lower lounge overlooking the garden, complete with multi-fuel burner and underfloor heating. There is a study just off the upper lounge and a staircase that rises to the first floor. The open plan kitchen diner is also a fantastic space, perfect for entertaining while cooking dinner. It is well appointed, with integrated appliances and an all-important pantry. The light and spacious dining room comes complete with doors leading out to a balcony with electric awning over. All these spaces have a west facing aspect, making the most of the sunsets all year round. The substantial utility room has a separate area for hanging and drying the washing, use of which removes the need for a tumble dryer, saving on energy consumption. The utility room leads to a useful boot room which has a door directly into the expansive carport area. The cinema room is a secluded, snug reception area for family film-nights. Accessed off the cinema room is a separate plant room and a cold storage area perfect for bikes, with an up-and-over garage door to the outside.
On the first floor there are six bedrooms with the option to create a seventh bedroom from the upstairs work room. The principal bedroom comes complete with a well-appointed ensuite and there are two further bathrooms on this floor. If wished, a second main bedroom, shower room and dressing room suite can be segregated at the eastern end of the first floor. The landing area by the stairs offers an open space with a desk and the separate upstairs work room is fitted with wardrobes.
Potential Ancillary Accommodation
Adjacent to the home is a large, detached building (architect-designed and built to full building regulations), with a roller garage door to the front, close to which is a separate entrance door. It is designed for easy completion as a dwelling for two people with services, including plumbing, already connected and positioned according to the architect’s design. Current uses include as a home-office (working from home), for yoga, as a gym, and as a large workshop. The structure is dimensioned to support vehicles for the full length of the building. There is a patio door at the far end leading to a further decked balcony. Beneath the building is further storage, rainwater capture, and a separate workshop with a plumbed-in sink and WC. Lastly, there is a further hobby room with power and lighting underneath the dining room in the main house, accessed externally from the lower patio. Its location and construction is good at attenuating noise from activities like band practice.
The home has plenty of parking to the front as well as an open plan, pan-tiled, double car port, with ample storage over. To the rear of the home, there is an extensive garden with great views over Mickleover Golf Club. The gardens, planted with numerous species of trees to give privacy, natural shading, and habitats to wildlife, measure 0.63 acres in total and feature a pond area. The garden slopes gently down to the west, levelling off as it approaches the brook that divides the home from the golf course. The brook drains the local valley and feeds into Littleover’s Hell Brook. There is a balancing pond for rainwater at the bottom of the garden. The tranquillity of the outside space is a delightful key feature of this home.
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