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St Katherines, Grove Lane, Hackney, DE4 2QF

The former Headmasters house for St.Elphins school enjoying panoramic views

  • Substantial detached family home
  • Secluded location with sweeping driveway
  • Four/Five bedrooms
  • Panoramic views
  • Low maintenance gardens
  • Highly energy efficent
  • Energy rating 'A'
  • 2031 SQ.FT

St.Katherines was originally built in the 1960’s, This former Headmaster’s house enjoys a slightly elevated position to take advantage of the panoramic views over Bonsall and toothbrush wood, and the wider area of the Derwent valley and as far across as Stanton Moor.

Our clients bought the property in 2006 and have made significant improvements to make the property highly energy efficient with the highest energy rating possible ‘A’, something as an estate agent we don’t see very often: Our clients have installed Solar PV to generate electricity with the high feed in tariff giving an income for approximately the next 12 years and free electricity to use in the house. There is battery storage to capture excess energy for nightly household use. The batteries can also be charged overnight on the cheap nighttime tariff (only required in the winter). A solar thermal system provides most of the hot water from approximately April to October, with the 400L hot water tank providing ample hot water (there’s boiler backup if there are several days of inclement weather). Hive heating system has also been installed with thermostatic radiator valves so each room can be controlled on the app. Also, there is an EV charger.

The property enjoys a secluded location behind electronically operated security gates, which feature an intercom system, and open onto a sweeping tarmacadamed driveway providing ample parking for around 15/20 vehicles.

The spacious versatile living accommodation in brief comprises of an entrance hallway with a cloakroom/w.c, study/bedroom, a spacious family room/cinema room situated at the front of the property and includes a projector and screen, a good-sized living room with bay window taking advantage of the panoramic views, a modern fitted kitchen with a range of integrated appliances, range cooker and granite work tops. On the first floor you will find four good sized bedrooms, three of which include a range of fitted bedroom furniture. There is a modern bathroom suite and an en-suite shower room to the master bedroom.

Externally, the gardens are mainly laid to lawn and includes an automatic electric lawn mower for ease. There are two large gardens sheds which would be ideal for a number of uses and a timber built summer house.

The property is located a few minutes drive from Matlock town centre. The famous market town of Bakewell is also within a short travelling distance away. Chatsworth Country House and the Derbyshire Dales and Peak Nation Park offer some fantastic scenic walks. Junction 28 of the M1 motorway is within easy reach making commuting further afield possible.

Council Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H  
Wigan Council £912.44 £1,064.51 £1,216.58 £1,378.40 £1,672.80 £1,976.95 £2,281.10 £2,737.32 Website
West Lancashire £1,001.18 £1,168.05 £1,334.92 £1,501.77 £1,835.49 £2,169.23 £2,502.95 £3,003.54 Website
South Ribble Borough Council £1,014.34 £1,183.41 £1,352.47 £1,521.52 £1,859.63 £2,197.76 £2,535.86 £3,043.04 Website
Chorley Borough Council £1,003.58 £1,170.85 £1,338.11 £1,505.37 £1,839.89 £2,174.43 £2,508.95 £3,010.74 Website

All council Tax Bandings are indicatory. Please check the precise banding for a property of interest.

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