Wakelyn Old Hall, Hilton, DE65 5GG
Offers Around : £595,000
Wakelyn Old Hall is an outstanding timber framed house believed to date back to 1573 and has a particular attractive appearance with its matching cross wings and with the house planned in the form of a shallow H . Interestingly the property was built for John Wakelyn of Hilton who paid tax on six hearths in 1664, the greatest number of hearths in any house in the village. The property had a number of different owners throughout the years and until recently was hidden behind huge over grown hedges and was almost forgotten. The current home owner occupier has pain stakenly restored the property to its former glory yet creating a subtle blend of old and new throughout and is approved through the heritage refurbishment scheme. The delightful character accommodation boasts floor area extending to 3435 sq.ft and in brief comprises entrance hallway a well appointed breakfast kitchen room with Range cooker included within the sale, a utility room, separate dining room, formal lounge, snug, inner lobby, rear hall with staircase to the first floor, guest cloakroom, drawing room and inner lobby with original staircase to the first floor. To the first floor landing there is a continuation of the original staircase to the second floor and first floor landing providing access to the luxury principle bathroom, a superb master bedroom, three further double size bedrooms. The second floor landing leads to two further double size guest bedrooms.
The beautiful property is set nicely back from the road and sits on a delightful plot extending to approximately 1/3rd of an acre with a deep fore garden which is mainly lawned with a gravel sweeping driveway providing ample car standing space. Immediately to the rear there is a charming landscaped garden which is well screened by a mature laurel boundary hedge.
The property is located within the heart of Hilton village which has an excellent range of amenities within walking distance and is well placed for the A50, Toyota, the A38, the city of Derby, the historic town of Burton and further regional business centres.
The sale provides a genuine opportunity for a discerning purchaser looking to acquire a highly unique and historic family home of significant importance locally of which provides exceptionally well appointed living accommodation yet occupying a very convenient and sought after location.
The reception hallway has heavy timer doors to both the front and rear elevations with an original quarry tiled floor and beams to the ceiling. There are doors leading to the dining room, inner lobby, formal lounge and a wall mounted gas central heating radiator.
(16' x 11'2 ) - (4.88m x 3.40m)
Having a purposely made multi paned Georgian style single glazed window to the side elevation, a single glazed window to the rear elevation which overlooks the garden and a beautiful and original feature of this house is the beamed ceiling which has two lighting points. The kitchen has been beautifully refitted with a range of ivory wall and base cabinets with a wood grain effect roll edge laminated work preparation surface with an inset Franke by Villeroy and Bosch Belfast sink with chrome mixer taps. The light switches and light sockets are also coordinated with wood grain effect frontages. There is a chimney breast recess with an oak beam over which houses the Rangemaster 110 Aga with twin ovens, plate warmer, hotplate and five gas burners. The recess also houses the three speed Neff extractor fan with halogen lighting and to either side of the recess are fitted wall and base cabinets which provide ample storage. There is a range of integrated appliances including a refrigerator and freezer that are set into a central island and a dishwasher. The central island also has two further storage cupboards and cutlery drawers. There is also a door to the utility room, a quarry tiled floor and a wall mounted gas central heating radiator.
(8' x 5'6 ) - (2.44m x 1.68m)
Having a single glazed multi paned Georgian style window to the side elevation and a further range of wall mounted ivory storage cabinets with complementary butchers block style roll edge laminated work preparation surface with a Franke by Villeroy and Bosch Belfast sink with designer chrome mixer taps and stainless steel fitted plug. There are also beams to the ceiling, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, space for a tumble dryer and complementary light and power sockets with wood grain effect frontages. The newly fitted electrical fuse box is housed within one of the wall mounted storage cabinets and there is a continuation of the original quarry tiled floor from the kitchen.
(15'4 x 14'3 ) - (4.67m x 4.34m)
Having a half glazed door from the entrance hall and a newly fitted single glazed leaded window with tiled window sill to the front elevation with a red tiled sill to the front elevation which overlooks the garden. To the ceiling are the original beams which hold a wealth of character to this beautiful home and the recess which would have originally housed the fire has a large vertical timber beam with a vertical stone support which is thought to have been provided by a church in Hilton village which was approximately a thousand years old - a true piece of history! The floor is partially red brick and quarry tiles and there is also a double wall mounted gas central heating radiator.
(16'10 x 16'7 ) - (5.13m x 5.05m)
This room has a beautiful twin aspect which allows lots of natural daylight and has a single glazed leaded window to the front elevation with a red tiled sill and a single glazed multi paned Georgian style window with a deep tiled sill to the rear elevation which overlooks the garden. The main focal point of this room is the beautiful original stone fireplace which has survived several centuries. It has a red brick hearth, decorative brick arch with iron basket and facility for an open fire. There is also an original beam over and an oak shelf. There is a spacious storage cupboard which is 3'2 x 3'6 which adds beautiful symmetry to the room, a red brick floor and to the left of the beautiful fireplace is a room to the rear hall. There are also decorative wall lighting points which are in keeping with the property, light and power sockets with wood grain effect frontages, beautiful original beams to the ceiling, two double wall mounted gas central heating radiators and a half glazed panelled door which leads to the snug.
The snug did not exist as part of the original building but was enclosed sometime within the following hundred years so therefore there is still the benefit and beauty of the original gable from the external wall which is approximately four hundred years old and is in fantastic condition. The full height of this room in some parts is 23'6 and has a sloping roof and beamed ceiling. There are two single glazed Georgian style multi paned windows to the rear elevation which overlook the garden and the facility for a small open fire within the fireplace. There is also a quarry tiled floor, light and power sockets with wood grain effect frontages, a double wall mounted gas central heating radiator and a half glazed panelled door which leads to the formal lounge.
From the lounge is a door to the inner lobby which has a door and steps to the cellar and a brick built corner seat. The inner lobby has a single glazed door to the side elevation with a glazed fan light over, stairs to the first floor, coat hanging rail, quarry tiled floor and a wall mounted gas central heating radiator. There are also doors to the sitting room and the rear hall with a glazed multi paned fan light over.
(9'6 x 5'4 ) - (2.90m x 1.63m)
The rear hall has a half glazed door to the rear elevation, original door leading to the hall, a quarry tiled floor and a wall mounted gas central heating radiator. There is also a door leading to the contemporary guest cloakroom.
(9'7 x 8'10 ) - (2.92m x 2.69m)
This spacious and contemporary room has a single glazed multi paned window to the rear elevation and has been refitted with a low flush wc, marble and mahogany table which supports the contemporary wash hand basin with chrome mixer taps. There are also original beams to the ceiling and a chimney breast wall which has the facility for an open fire. To either side of the chimney breast there is built in oak fronted storage cabinets and there is also a continuation of the quarry tiled floor from the rear hall and light and power sockets with wood grain effect frontages.
(15'9 x 12'9 ) - (4.80m x 3.89m)
This room was also later Georgianised and has a single glazed leaded window to the front elevation with beautiful carved edging to the window frames and the door frames. There is a solid wood door from the entrance hall and an open fireplace with a solid wood surround. The electric and lighting sockets have wood grain effect frontages, there is a door to a full height storage cupboard which has original beams and there is also a double wall mounted gas central heating radiator.
Having a red brick exposed floor and an original staircase leading to the first floor with exposed timber frontage and stonework. Winding up to the first floor where there is a continuation of the staircase to the second floor and accessing bedrooms five and six.
FIRST FLOOR LOBBY
The first floor landing is light and airy and would offer a perfect reading area. There is a single glazed multi paned window to the rear elevation,balustrade staircase to the second floor with painted handrail, many exposed beams to the ceiling and walls and doors to the landing and bathroom.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
The first floor landing has a great deal of character and provides access to four bedrooms and the second bathroom. There is a painted spindle balustrade and handrail with stairs down to the rear of the property leading to the entrance hall from the side elevation.
LUXURY PRINCIPAL BATHROOM
The bathroom has single glazed windows to both side and rear elevations and has been beautifully refitted with a luxurious three piece suite which comprises of a free standing roll edge bath with chrome mixer taps which is on a raised platform with two steps up and also has an overhead shower fitted to the ceiling and there is a low flush wc and contemporary wash hand basin both with chrome fittings. There are also many exposed gable beams to the walls and ceiling, a double wall mounted gas central heating radiator and the beautiful proportions and fittings of this bathroom provide an extremely luxurious feel and would be very pleasurable to relax in.
(13' max x 24'6 ) - (3.96m max x 7.47m)
This room has lots of character with a slightly sloping floor, a leaded single glazed window to the front elevation and the focal point is the beautiful cast iron stove with open fire grate and brick chimney. There are exposed beams to the ceiling, light and power sockets with wood grain effect frontages, two pendant lights to the ceiling, a wall lighting point and two double gas central heating radiators.
(15'6 x 12'9 ) - (4.72m x 3.89m)
Having a feature leaded window to the front elevation, moulded cornices to the ceiling and deep skirting boards. There is a beautiful period style fireplace with cast iron stove and grate to enable an open fire, light and power sockets with wood grain effect frontages, a double wall mounted gas central heating radiator and a panelled door leading to a full height walk in wardrobe.
(14'8 x 12'8 ) - (4.47m x 3.86m)
This room has a feature leaded window to the front elevation, exposed beams to the ceiling, a full height walk in wardrobe/storage cupboard, an original cast iron stove and basket with stone hearth and a double wall mounted gas central heating radiator. A beautiful feature of this room is the initials RL and ML carved into the stone wall. Although a lot of research has already been made, we are yet to discover who these initials belong to and who they were - but we presume that they are former residents of this property. There is also a display of the original wall paper which has been left exposed to one of the walls which would have originally aborned all four walls of this room and leaves a great piece of past history.
(9'7 x 9'3 ) - (2.92m x 2.82m)
Having a single glazed multi paned window to the side elevation, exposed beams to the ceiling and a wall mounted gas central heating radiator.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
The second floor landing is accessed via stairs from the first floor lobby and has doors leading to bedrooms five and six, a sloping roof and character exposed beams to the ceiling.
(12'3 x 10'10 ) - (3.73m x 3.30m)
There is a single glazed window to the rear elevation and a Velux window to the side elevation. Also having slopping ceiling, character beams, exposed gables and an electric panel heater.
(16'1 x 14') - (4.90m x 4.27m)
There is a single glazed window to the front elevation and a Velux window to the side elevation. Having many exposed beams, an exposed gable wall with decorative timbers and a further door leading to attic space which provides ample storage and is currently unused. There is also an electric panel heater
To the front of the garden there is a long gravelled driveway which provides off road parking for many vehicles and extends to the side and rear of the property. Enclosed with a low red brick retaining wall, there is a large lawned area with many established trees and to the side is panelled fencing with concrete kickboards. The rear garden is enclosed with panelled fencing and is larger than average with many interesting features. A later addition to the property is the air raid shelter which has a trap door from the lawned area and steps down. There are many established trees in the rear garden, a spacious lawn and ample space to erect a garage. A continuation of the front driveway to the left of the property would provide access to a garage if one were to be erected and also provides access to a neighbouring cottage's driveway.
ADDITIONAL EXTERIOR PHOTOGRAPH
These particulars, whilst we believe to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of presentation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person employed by this company has tested any included equipment and can give no authority to make any representation or warranty in respect of the property.