The Old Post Office Hollington Ashbourne Derbyshire


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As its name suggests Post Office Cottage was at one time the post office for the village of Hollington but the original house pre-dates that era by probably 200 years. In recent times however the cottage has been comprehensively upgraded, modernised and extended to a very high specification which cleverly combines the characterful charm of the original with the requirements of modern day living.

Delightfully situated close to the heart of the popular village of Hollington which itself is conveniently located for ready access to the city of Derby and the market town of Ashbourne the property is likely to be of considerable appeal to the discerning professional couple or family purchaser seeking a high quality and individual home.

Briefly comprising three generous reception rooms, large breakfast kitchen with Aga and conservatory the ground floor accommodation is completed by an excellent shower room and utility area. At first floor level there is a luxurious bedroom suite having double bedroom, en suite bathroom and dressing room, two further bedrooms and family bathroom. Outside generous gardens, garage and oak framed motorhome with workshop/store.

Early viewing is essential.

A canopy porch shelters the oak front door to

Entrance Hall with beamed ceiling and staircase off to first floor level.

Family Sitting Room or Snug 14’5” x 12’5” [4.39m x 3.78m] with heavily beamed ceiling and two sealed unit double glazed cottage windows to the front. Exposed boarded floor and original brick built fireplace with raised stone hearth and fitted Villager solid fuel room heater stove. Central heating radiator. Inbuilt shelved cupboard to one side and range of fitted book shelves. Door off to spacious shelved, under stairs storage cupboard.

Dining Room 14’7” x 13’5” [4.44m x 4.09m] with sealed unit double glazed window to the front, heavily beamed ceiling and central heating radiator. Further window to the rear looking into the conservatory.

Drawing Room 15’1” x 13’1” [4.6m x 3.99m] maximum, having sealed unit double glazed windows to front and side and small pane glazed door leading to the conservatory at the rear. Central heating radiator and feature inglenook style fireplace in rustic brick with full height chimney breast and alcoves to either side, fitted Clearview Stove.

Conservatory approx. 14’5” x 8’3” [4.39m x 2.51m] the conservatory which is of hardwood sealed unit double glazed construction has central heating radiator and ceramic tiled floor. It can be accessed via a small pane glazed door from the drawing room or via a similar door from

Breakfast Kitchen 17’ x 13’2” [5.18m x 4.01”] having ceramic tiled floor and fitted with an excellent range of high quality units in oak providing base cupboards and drawer bank, matching tall double opening wall cupboard with flanking shelving and spice drawers, open fronted plate rack with fitted drawers and further book shelves. There is a fitted shaped marble worktop with integrated drainer and fitted double bowl deep glazed Belfast sink with range of cupboards beneath. Further polished marble and oak work surfaces, integrated dishwasher and integrated refrigerator with fitted Bosch microwave over. There is in addition a superb matching island unit with fitted cupboards and drawers and large polished marble work top. A particular feature of the kitchen is the range recess with fitted four-oven, oil fired Aga with integrated two-burner ceramic hob. The back of the range recess is finished in a hand painted ceramic tiled mural featuring a poppy field. The kitchen has inset ceiling spot lights, wall light points, radiator and further tiled splash backs.

Rear Hall/Utility Room 6’9” x 6’5” [2.06m x 1.85m] with ceramic tiled floor to match the kitchen and also fitted with a range of cupboards similar to those in the kitchen with wide polished marble worktop and inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap with matching wall cupboards above. There is appliance space with plumbing for a washing machine and provision for a tumble drier.

Ground Floor Guest Cloak/Shower Room being of spacious proportions and having fitments in white comprising low flush wc, wall mounted wash hand basin and spacious corner shower tray with fully tiled walls, glazed shower screen and mains shower control by Mira. Double panel radiator.

Staircase to first floor level having galleried landing and inner landing off. The galleried landing area has eaves storage cupboard, exposed beam and two central heating radiators together with double glazed window front and is utilised as an office or study area.

Principal Bedroom Suite providing
Double Bedroom 13’4” x 13’ [4.06m x 3.96m] with central heating radiator and sealed unit and secondary double glazed units to front and side all enjoying extensive open countryside views. Range of inbuilt eaves wardrobe and storage cupboards.

Dressing Area with beamed ceiling and further inbuilt wardrobe cupboards and door off to

En Suite Bathroom having been luxuriously fitted with a four-piece suite in white of panelled bath with mixer tap, shower cubicle with rain-head shower fitting, and multi-directional wall mounted jets, wash hand basin set into marble topped vanity unit with cupboards beneath and matching low flush wc. Two towel rail radiators and beamed ceiling. A particular feature of this bathroom is the fitted tv screen and speakers.

Bedroom Two 12’8” x 9’1” [3.86m x 2.77m] being situated in the original part of the cottage and featuring exposed ceiling and wall timbers and with sealed unit and secondary double glazed windows to front and side again, the front window enjoying extensive open countryside views. Central heating radiator and range of inbuilt eaves storage cupboards/wardrobes.

Bedroom Three (rear) 11’2” x 7’4” [3.4m x 2.23m] plus deep door recess with central heating radiator and sealed unit double glazed windows to both side and rear, all enjoying extensive open countryside views. A range of three double opening inbuilt eaves storage cupboards.

Principal Family Bathroom having fitments in white comprising panelled bath with shower handset and mixer tap, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush wc. Part fully ceramic tiled walls, central heating radiator and Velux roof light.

The property occupies a prominent position close to the centre of the village and stands behind a most pleasant forecourt garden. A flanking side driveway leads past the cottage to the rear where there is an extensive block paved car standing and turning area which in turn leads to a most useful brick and tile double garage with twin up and over doors and also to a most magnificent detached, oak framed and tiled further Motor House and Workshop with twin double opening doors and open loggia.
Beyond the Motor House is an area of informal garden and orchard area whilst to the side of the cottage is a pretty, pleasant, private and enclosed garden area which is laid primarily to lawn but is also well stocked with maturing trees, shrubs, bushes etc.

It is understood that all mains water and electricity are connected to the property. drainage is to a shared tank system.

Other than those fixtures and fittings specifically referred to in these sales particulars no other fixtures and fittings are included in the sale. No specific tests have been carried out on any of the fixtures and fittings at the property.

The property is understood to be held freehold but interested parties should note that this information has not been checked and that they should seek verification from their own solicitor.

For Council Tax purposes the property is in band F.


Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Messrs Fidler-Taylor & Co on 01335 346246.

From Ashbourne town centre leave in a south easterly direction along the A52 Derby road. Continue for just over 5 miles before turning right signposted Ednaston and Hollington. Proceed through the village of Ednsaston following the signs for Hollington and into Hollington village itself. Proceed on the main road through the village centre and Post Office Cottage will be found on the righthand side.

Ref: FTA2242
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