The Woodlands, Charlesworth
The Woodlands Woodseats Lane, Charlesworth, Charlesworth, SK13 5DP
- Stunning home with gardens to match
- Gorgeous views across rolling countryside
- Perfect location for rural life
- Huge orangery perfect for entertaining
- Ample off road parking
- Walk into Charlesworth for your Sunday paper and brunch
- Abundance of double bedrooms and en-suites
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Property SummaryEnjoying picturesque views of the surrounding hills and teeming in local history, will you become only the third family in 150 years to own this prestigious home?
Nestled in the cosy Derbyshire village of Charlesworth, poised between Marple Bridge and Glossop, discover TheWoodlands.
Situated on rural Woodseats Lane, the symmetrical doll-house frontage of The Woodlands awaits, surrounded by its perfectly manicured garden and pretty paving.
With ample parking to the front, park up and take in those 180-degree panoramic views. To the left you can see local landmark Coombes Rock.
Ahead, climb the stone steps leading through a wrought iron gate to The Woodlands' paved front. Clipped Virginia creeper lends seasonal shades along the ground floor windows, while seasonal plant-pots are sprinkled about for added colour. A checkerboard of austere, reclaimed Victorian tiles lead to the front door; a nod to the 1860 birth-date of this home.
Emerging into a bright, high-ceiling-ed entrance hall, note the gold notes in the cream feature wallpaper. Amtico flooring stretches ahead, towards the curve of the Honduras mahogany staircase leading upstairs.
Step to the left, into your lounge where intricate architraving and cornicing embellish the ceiling. Reclaimed from a stately home and sourced via 'Nostalgia', a cast iron Haywood creamy-white fireplace is an eye-catching centre piece?perfect for cosy nights in.
Built of solid stone, each room in The Woodlands is abundantly sized and perfectly proportioned. Double-glazed pseudo-sash hardwood windows help preserve the historic integrity of this home.
Returning to the hallway, cross through to the dining room where another handsome fireplace catches your attention. Crafted from French marble, once more carefully sourced from reclamation, it stands pride of place housing a handy gas-fuelled fire.
Enjoy fine dining in comfort beneath the opulent chandelier overhead. The high ceiling in here, as throughout this home, is decorated in authentic coving. Plenty of space for all the family here.
Through the door you discover your luxurious orangery, with its spectacular views of the garden and fells.
The perfect family room, this modern, high-quality, sympathetic extension to the home is the ultimate luxury addition. Spend your summers with the doors thrown open and let the party spill out into the spacious and immaculately kept garden.
Why not add a dining table and some casual couch seating for relaxed family dining and relaxation? In the winter months, hunker down, toasty warm in your sustainably-sourced Accoya-wood-built orangery.
Amtico flooring extends underfoot here, durable and hardwearing. Light from the glass surrounding you, and from the electronically-controlled ceiling lantern overhead, adds depth to the tasteful shade of the Farrow and Ball embellished walls.
Time to discover what's cooking. Follow us through to your impressively stocked kitchen.
Traditional meets contemporary in this well-designed kitchen. Housed amidst a substantial number of creamy-white cupboards and cabinets, discover two double ovens - electric and gas - ably assisted by a six-ring gas hob. Two built in microwaves are also secreted away in this well-furnished kitchen.
Exposed original beams nod to the heritage of this Victorian kitchen, whilst a utility room houses those modern-day luxuries of dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
Around the corner, discover a handy downstairs WC, perfect for visitors and guests. A set of stairs leads to your neat and tidy cellar. Tiled and stocked with wine and additional fridges and freezers, this extra space is perfect for when company calls.
Sitting at the breakfast bar, enjoy views of the orchard with its visiting birds on the bath and feeder; another reminder of your delightfully rural location.
Time to uncover your sleeping quarters. Follow us up the rich mahogany staircase as we explore.
A spacious landing, decorated in tasteful wallpaper and lined with dado and picture rails, gives way on either side to several doorways.
Step to your left to discover your pretty rear-bedroom. Creamy and neutral, this room is so light courtesy of its windows, one of which overlooks the fruitful orchard behind. More chic Farrow and Ball tones finish the décor in here, continuing the theme of simple elegance that marks the signature style of this home.
Opposite, lies the bedroom's own private bathroom, pristine and inviting. Why not sink back in the bath, or spritz the sleep from your limbs beneath the power shower?
Along the landing to the front, two more en-suite bedrooms await. To the right, a bright double bedroom with zesty green-check print curtains offers vistas over the hills. Laura Ashley furniture and Farrow and Ball creamy tones create the most inviting feel. A neat en-suite replete with toilet, sink and shower is on hand for your privacy and convenience.
On the opposite corner of this floor, your sumptuous master bedroom awaits. Boasting those same idyllic panoramas of the Derbyshire peaks, this is a bedroom for laid back Sunday mornings. Treat yourself to tea and toast in bed on the weekend and enjoy the view of Coombes Rock through one window and the rolling green hills through the other. What could be better?
When it's finally time to emerge, pluck your dressing gown from the fitted wardrobes. Its high-quality units, part-glazed and dressed in gathered fabric, courtesy of eminent Sharps bedrooms.
Attached is your pristine en-suite complete with corner bath. Tiled in typical Victorian black and white with subtle embellishments on the fittings, this immaculate bathroom is very much at one with the character of The Woodlands.
Nestled between your two front en-suite bedrooms, discover another versatile bedroom. Slightly smaller than its neighbours, and with an enviable outlook over the hills, could this be your new study?
Take the bespoke spiral staircase up now to discover the upper most floor of The Woodlands.
Bathed in light from the multiple Velux windows (there are five in total), this is the ultimate bedroom-suite.
A dream den for teenagers itching for their own space and independence, or the parents' relaxing refuge; this penthouse level offers so much potential.
Step into your dressing room. Spotlighting from overhead aids the natural light from the Velux windows, creating the ultimate dressing-space. Within the eaves, discover ample storage space for shoes, suitcase and more.
Next door lies Woodlands highest bedroom. Exposed beams overhead retain a sense of heritage, whilst the attached en-suite allows you to shower and prepare for the day in utter privacy and seclusion.
Hidden away also on this top floor is a hot water tank, powered by the solar panels on the roof, allowing you to enjoy 80-gallons of hot water at no additional cost!
With so many bedrooms to choose from at Woodlands, how will you use this space? A meditation and yoga room perhaps? Maybe a crafting room? In the village you will find the most amazing wool shop, after all. Children will love this third floor and its nooks and crannies; the ideal space for hide and seek!
Time now to explore the vast green grounds surrounding Woodlands.
To the front, pretty paving, authentic Victorian tiles and colourful pot plants herald your arrival home. To the side, lovingly-tended rhododendrons and a mature magnolia offer seasonal colour.
Take a seat at one of the many tables sprinkled about the garden and admire the neatly cropped lawn and variety of planting surrounding you. In autumn, harvest the fruit from your apple trees in the orchard, perfect for a crumble. Discover the polytunnel, brimming with lettuce, tomatoes, courgettes, peppers and cucumbers. Organic living at its best.
Plenty of space for all the gardening equipment in your outside cold store. Two further outbuildings are on hand; one a log store, the other a useful outside toilet with disabled access - a modern twist on the traditional Victorian outhouse!
Take afternoon tea on the patio outside the orangery while the children frolic on the lawn; there is so much space to explore. Year-round colour means that this is truly a garden for all seasons from the first nodding daffodils of spring to the burnished confetti leaves of autumn.
Charlesworth lies halfway between Glossop and Marple Bridge. The former mill town of Glossop has been redeveloped substantially and is now home to a thriving Marks and Spencer and a host of interesting, independent shops.
Within Charlesworth itself, discover a very good newsagents and a Greengrocers-come-deli serving up an eclectic mix of delights including artisan bread, meat and fish. Seek out the traditional, third generation village store; discover chocolate, wine and homemade freshly delivered cakes and pies inside.
For coffee and cake, try the whimsically titled café in the village, great for lunchtime sandwiches. Meanwhile, the George and Dragon is on hand to quench your thirst with a traditional country pint. A further pub is housed in the village hall and serves reasonably priced ale.
Pull on your boots and meander past the chocolate box cottages of the area. Three riding schools are located in the vicinity (the equestrian side of Derby university is situated within the village), ideal for those of a horsey-persuasion.
Just around the corner from The Woodlands lies the village green, a great place to take the children for a turn on the roundabout or a push on the swings. Springfield Farm Day Nursery (rated 'Good' by Ofsted at the time of print) is nearby as is the primary school, also rated 'Good'.
Positioned perfectly, The Woodlands is only a five-minute drive to Broadbottom station, where a 25-minute journey will take you to Manchester. Or pop to Glossop (ten minutes by car) and you are now on the edge of the Peak National Park - home to Chatsworth house, a picturesque stately home exhibiting contemporary and classical sculpture in its expansive grounds. From here you are on the doorstep of the Peak Park, perfectly positioned for a trek up Kinder Scout.