See inside the most expensive home for sale in Derbyshire on Rightmove - complete with private chapel and stunning formal gardens

A Derbyshire estate is now for sale – featuring a Georgian country house, private chapel, “beautiful” formal gardens and more than 150 acres of land.

Friday, 2nd July 2021, 4:42 pm
Surrounding the house are stunning formal tiered gardens with delightful rural views across its own land and beyond.

Barton Hall is described by estate agent Knight Frank as “a stunning, compact country estate with an impressive Georgian house and cottages, sitting in the middle of its land, at the head of a long drive”.

The estate at Barton Blount, near Church Broughton, features the seven-bedroom, Grade II*-listed main house, the Grade II-listed private Chapel of St Chad, four cottages, a Grade II-listed stable block and about 168 acres of land, made of “stunning, formal tiered gardens”, parts of which are Grade II-listed, parkland, pasture and arable land.

Ground-floor highlights of the house include the “finely proportioned” drawing room, with high ceilings and decorative cornicing, library/study with wooden pannelling and “highly impressive” dining room, as well as the morning room, family room and “modern, bespoke handmade kitchen with its large central preparation island and Aga”,

The main house is constructed of brick and ashlar sandstone with sash windows to the front, stone mullion and leaded light windows to the side and rear under a tile roof.

The main stairs lead to a large mezzanine landing/sitting room that provides alternative entertaining space, “a spectacular room in itself”.

All of the first floor rooms are accessed from the landing either from a side door or up a further fight of steps that lead to the principal bedroom and guest rooms as well as a snooker room and gym.

The second floor is currently arranged as an apartment with a kitchen/living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom with a further bedroom or play room as well as various store rooms.

Outside, the formal gardens are “stunningly beautiful”, including a walled garden, duck pond with arched brick bridge over it, lawns, wisteria walk and garden room. There are also two Victorian greenhouses, a stone-pillared folly and a lake.

The principal rooms feed from the inner hall as well as the main staircase to the upper floors.
Estate agent Knight Frank says: "Of particular note is the Drawing room that has fine proportions with high ceilings and decorative cornicing, three-quarter-height sash windows with working shutters, open fireplace with marble mantel and surround and a wooden floor."
The main house is constructed of brick and ashlar sandstone with sash windows to the front, stone mullion and leaded light windows to the side and rear under a tile roof.
The kitchen has granite work surfaces, a limestone floor, double Belfast sink, painted floor and wall-mounted units with built-in modern appliances and a useful utility/garden room leading immediately off it.
The dining room is highly impressive with the ability to host large parties if required. There is a beautiful depiction across one wall of a classic Georgian townscape and to one side is a log burner with a marble mantel piece.
The property is described as a "stunning, compact country estate with an impressive Georgian house and cottages, sitting in the middle of its land, at the head of a long drive".
The main stairs that rise from the Inner hall lead to a large mezzanine landing/sitting room that provides alternative entertaining space and is double height and a spectacular room in itself.
The property has a total of five reception rooms, seven bedrooms and five bathrooms.
The property boasts seven bedrooms, three of which are ensuite.
All of the first-floor rooms are accessed from the landing, either from a side door or up a further fight of steps that lead to the principal bedroom, guest rooms as well as a snooker room and gym.
The property is surrounded by gardens and land.
Within the walls are numerous pathways dissecting and linking the garden together with seating areas, raised beds as well as extensive flower, shrub and vegetable beds surrounding the garden at the base of the wall.
There are areas of lawn with retaining stone walls and box and yew hedging.
The estate is available on a freehold tenure.
The formal gardens at Barton Hall are described as "stunningly beautiful" and are laid out primarily on the south west side of the house.
The formal gardens are made up of a series of ‘rooms’ with stone and gravel paths connecting stone steps linking the gardens neatly together.
An enclosed lawn or croquet field in the large, landscaped gardens features a stone-pillared folly and sitting area, offering a view to the lake and beyond.
A walled garden is approached along a stone cobbled walkway across a stone bridge and through double wrought iron gates.
There is a pretty brook that runs through the property with a series of stone bridges across it linking the more informal areas and providing access to the surrounding land.
The house sits beautifully in the middle of its own parkland.
The property sits in a mixture of parkland, pasture and arable land.
Some of the estate's pasture land is grazed by cattle and sheep.
There are two Victorian greenhouses.
The gardens are immaculately cared for and maintained.
The estate includes 168 acres of land.
The estate includes a lake and duck pond.
The duck pond has an arched brick bridge spanning over it and connecting a further section of the garden.
Two of the estates four cottages sit either side of an archway into a courtyard by the private chapel.
The main front door of the main house opposite the chapel has an ecclesiastical feel with a vaulted ceiling and is panelled with a strong wooden floor.
A private chapel and four cottages sit near the main house.
The land and additional properties provide an income for the estate.
Some of the grazing land forms part of the tenancy for the let equestrian property.