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6 Bedroom detached house Armsgate, Melbourne, Derbyshire £825,000

Cook House - The seven exceptional homes at Armsgate nestle in a highly desirable, historic location on the edge of Melbourne, and offer stylish and sumptuous accommodation

**The photos shown is of a similar property and of the show home, on the same site. It offers an understanding of the property that will be ready in Summer of 2019.** From their beautiful homes on the prestigious Armsgate development, the new owners of the exquisite properties may choose to stroll into the attractive Georgian market town of Melbourne. Here they will be able to browse the array of independent shops, restaurants, bistros, galleries and antiques' shops, and relax beside the picturesque old mill pool, which dates back to the 19th century. Armsgate itself has a wealth of history and has been designed to nestle comfortably within its conservation area, explains Andy Turner, director of Stanton Developments. "The main house on the site was a former inn dating back to 1791," he says. "It was a landmark building in the area, which has now been renovated and transformed; the newer properties have been designed to complement it, while also reflecting the local vernacular."
Armsgate was named for its gateway position to the town and to reflect its history as The Melbourne Arms. "The public house was built by Francis Dalman, a full-time inn keeper," says Andy. "One of the properties created within the original old building is named after him, while others are named after former inn keepers William Worthington, Thomas Brooks and John Earl, as well as Lady Palmerston, the wife of Prime Minister Lord Palmerston, who bought the property in 1864, and Frances Cook, who later set up a bottling plant there." He adds: "The second home to be designed within the historic building is called Bare Hills View because of its stunning outlook over the Derbyshire countryside."
Dalman House and Bare Hills View now present a superb blend of character and modern day features. "We took the house back and rebuilt it where necessary keeping as many period features as possible," Andy recalls. "These include a beautiful, refurbished inglenook fireplace." The entrance of Dalman House opens into a kitchen dining with spacious living accommodation and downstairs cloakroom. The attractive staircase leads to the first floor, where there are four bedrooms and family bathroom; the master bedroom also has an en suite shower room. "This lovely house will be a fabulous place to live, especially as it has a large south-facing garden," he adds.
Bare Hills View also offers four bedrooms: two of these, each with an en suite bath or shower room, are on the first floor, while two more and another shower room are on the second floor. The ground floor features a large drawing room, dining room and kitchen breakfast room, as well as a cloakroom and even a wine cellar. Brooks Barn is an appealing, four-bedroom mews house, with an open-plan kitchen dining room, double height drawing room and ground floor guest suite; a stunning open entrance hall and stylish oak staircase leads to a further three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with large dressing room and en suite bathroom, as well as a study. "This property has a cottage garden and adjoining double garage," he adds.
Palmerston House, with a large garden and double garage, is a substantial five-bedroom home, comprising an open-plan kitchen dining room, drawing room, study, utility room and cloakroom. To the first floor, a galleried landing accesses three double bedrooms and a family bathroom: the master bedroom has an en suite bathroom. Two further en-suite bedrooms can be found on the second floor. Earl Cottage is a well-proportioned, five-bedroom detached family home with double garage. It features an open-plan kitchen dining room, a drawing room, study, utility room and cloakroom. To the first floor there are four double bedrooms, including the master suite, and a bathroom. A fifth en suite bedroom can be found on the floor above.
Worthington Lodge is a sizeable, five-bedroom, detached property with an integral garage. It includes a large open-plan kitchen dining room, a drawing room, study, utility room and cloakroom. A beautiful oak staircase leads to four double bedrooms - including a master bedroom with en suite bathroom - and a family bathroom at first floor level. On the floor above, there is another bedroom and en suite shower room. Cook House is an imposing six-bedroom property with detached double garage. Its inviting entrance hall leads to an open-plan kitchen dining room, drawing room, study, utility room and cloakroom. The first floor comprises four double bedrooms and a family bathroom: the master bedroom has an en suite bathroom. The second floor provides two further large double bedrooms with bathrooms. "All these homes have been completed to a very high standard both inside and out," Andy observes. "They blend character with modern day comfort and not only enjoy excellent access to Melbourne but also to Derby, East Midlands Airport, fantastic road links and schools, and some of the most scenic places in the country. They will make wonderful homes."
The Armsgate site has been designed to sit beautifully in its surroundings. The renovated former public house and the new yet sympathetically designed homes complement each other within the fully landscaped country courtyard development.

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