01629 760 899
27 Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3NF
London Office - 121 Park Lane, W1
 0207 318 7087


Sold subject to contract

Chesterfield Road, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE4 2NN
3 Bedroomed    Detached House

Key features:

  • Idyllic Rural Location
  • Approx. 42 Acres
  • Large Portal Frame Agricultural Building
  • Poultry House for 1,200 Birds with P.P. For 33m Extension
  • Log Cabin with Log Burner
  • Private Water Supply & Drainage
  • 3 Bed Farmhouse with Dining Kitchen
  • Sitting Room with Log Burner
  • Stunning Views Towards Chatsworth Estate
  • Section 106

Situated in an idyllic tranquil rural location with splendid far reaching views, this unique farmstead property offers the opportunity for a self-sufficient, country lifestyle independent of mains services.  Standing in 42 acres of upland paddocks is a three-bedroom farmhouse together with: a large portal frame agricultural building; deep pit poultry house for 1,200 birds with planning consent for a 33m extension; farm office and a timber cabin ideal for a variety of uses.  The property has private water, drainage and power supplies and is located on the edge of the Peak District National Park abutting the Chatsworth Estate, above the village of Rowsley surrounded by open moorland.

This detached spacious stone-faced family home offers: two double bedrooms, one further bedroom, family bathroom, two spacious attic rooms, large open plan dining kitchen and sitting room with log burning stove.

Entering the property via a half glazed ledged and braced entrance door which opens to:

ENTRANCE HALLWAY 12’ x 4’9 (3.66m x 1.44m)

With a front aspect double glazed and leaded window, ceramic tiles to the floor, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and space and connection for an automatic washing machine. There is facility to create a downstairs lavatory if required. A doorway opens to:

DINING KITCHEN 23’7 x 16’ (7.19m x 4.88m)

KITCHEN AREA 12’6 x 10’11 (3.81m x 3.32m)

Having rear aspect double glazed and leaded windows with superb far reaching views over the surrounding paddocks and open countryside beyond. The room has ceramic tiles to the floor following through from the entrance hallway. A half glazed stable style entrance door opens onto the side of the property. The kitchen is fitted with a range of hand painted units with cupboards and drawers set beneath a solid timber worksurface, with a marble pastry slab and a Belfast style sink with mixer tap. Fitted within the room is an Alpha oil-fired range style cooker; which provides a cooking facility with twin lidded hot plates and two ovens; hot water and background and central heating to the property. The room has a television aerial point. A broad opening leads to:

DINING/LIVING AREA 16’ x 11’ (4.88m x 3.35m)

Having dual aspect double glazed and leaded windows taking advantage of the superb far reaching views. There are terracotta tiles to the floor and a staircase rising to the upper floor accommodation with useful under stairs storage. The room has a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and a broad opening leading to:

SITTING ROOM 16’1 x 11’8 (4.9m x 3.56m)

With rear aspect double glazed and leaded windows overlooking the surrounding woodlands. The room has a feature fireplace with a stone surround and raised hearth housing a log burning stove. The room has a television aerial point and wall lamp points. There are two closed off door openings which lead to the outside of the property which could be re-opened if required.

From the dining room a staircase with turned spindles rises to:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 14’3 x 7’5 (4.34m x 2.26m)

With a front aspect triple glazed casement window overlooking the driveway and surrounding land. A batten door opens to a useful deep storage cupboard 4’2 x 3’2 (1.27m x 0.96m) with hanging space. Batten doors with thumb latches open to:

BEDROOM ONE 16’2 x 11’9 (4.93m x 3.58m)

Having dual aspect triple glazed windows, the rear aspect windows having exceptional far reaching views over the Peak District. The room has a television aerial point, wall lamp points and over bed reading lights. A batten door opens to a walk in wardrobe 7’1 x 4’1 (2.16m x 1.24m) having hanging rails and storage shelving.

BEDROOM TWO 12’2 x 8’2 (3.71m x 2.49m)

With rear aspect triple glazed windows having similar views to bedroom one. The room has a television aerial point and a good range of curtain fronted wardrobes with hanging rails and fitted shelving.

BEDROOM THREE 11’ x 8’2 (3.35m x 2.49m)

With rear aspect triple glazed casement windows again enjoying the fine views. There is space to re-design the staircase arrangements to the upper floor using bedroom three and extending bedroom two and the landing: this would allow the attic rooms to be used as bedrooms, making it a four double bedroom property.


With a front aspect triple glazed window and suite with panelled bath with mixer taps, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. There is an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder which is fitted with an immersion heater.

From the landing a door opens to a cut away tread ladder style staircase which rises to an attic landing 6’5 x 6’1 (1.95m x 1.85m) having a useful clothes hanging rail in a recess and a door opening leading to:

ATTIC ROOM ONE 19’10 x 9’2 (6.04m x 2.79m)

Built into the shape of the roof with a Velux roof light window, inset spotlights and access door into the eaves of the roof where storage space could be created. The room has light wood effect laminate flooring, power and a television aerial point.

ATTIC ROOM TWO 9’7 x 9’ (2.92m x 2.74m)

Being partially panelled and having a Velux roof light window, television aerial point and downlight spotlights and access doors into the eaves of the roof where storage space could be created.


The property is approached via a private drive which leads past the poultry unit to a large area of hard standing giving access to a timber cabin and the farm buildings, a gated drive leads to the house. The land extends to approximately 42 acres and is divided into areas of upland paddock with grasses, heather and trees. All paddocks have modern water troughs connected to the property’s water supply.

CABIN 31’5 x 10’1(9.4m x 3m)

An insulated timber constructed cabin with double glazed windows compromising two rooms: partially roofed decking area to the front with two built in barbeques to one side and a portaloo to the back. The cabin benefitting from being connected to both the property’s water and electricity supply. Main Room: with a brick set hearth with log burning stove, suspended and insulated wooden floor and power points throughout. A wooden door leads to a Further Room with useful built-in kitchenette with a sink with cold water supply and a larder cupboard with inset under counter fridge. Power points throughout. The building has 9 south facing photovoltaic solar panels forming part of the property’s electricity generation capability.


Being half Yorkshire bordered with concrete panels at the bottom and having full height sliding doors to either end. The building houses the standby generator, the main water tank, and has a large mezzanine storage area with insulated small room beneath. Power points and lighting throughout the building. The building has 23 west facing photovoltaic solar panels forming part of the property’s electricity generation capability. To the side of the building is a cattle handling area with access to a yard behind the building and several paddocks allowing easy sorting of livestock. There is existing planning permission to extend the building to cover the yard behind it.

FARM OFFICE 29’3 x 8’4 (8.8m x 2.4m)

Housed within a portable container being fully panelled and insulated with power, lighting and triple aspect windows. Having two rooms, a stainless sink with electric hot water geezer at one end, and wall mounted electric panel heaters in both rooms. The office houses the property’s internet connection.


Housed within a steel container is the battery bank and primary and standby power inverter systems. The container further has eight useful lockable built-in storage cupboards. Next to the container is a timber shed housing the primary generator.

POULTRY UNIT approx. 70’ x 30’ (21.3m x 9m)

A deep pit poultry unit for 1,200 birds with planning consent for extension by 33 metres to house up to 4,000 birds. The unit currently has auto feed system, storage silo, and egg grading and packing room.


Foxgloves is located a mile from the village of Rowsley which is an attractive village on the edge of the Peak District National Park surrounded by beautiful open countryside, only a few minutes from the magnificent stately home of Chatsworth, one of the five treasure houses of Britain, and close to the Haddon Hall Estate reputed to be the finest medieval Manor House in the country. Many of the properties in the village are under the ownership of Haddon. The village once had an important railway station and sidings which has now become a retail outlet offering a variety of shops. Foxgloves is ideally located for the towns of Bakewell (5.6 miles), Matlock (4.5 miles) and Chesterfield (8 miles) with its fast rail link to London and is within the catchment area of the highly regarded Lady Manners School. The property is situated within easy commuting distance of Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield.


The property has a shared private water supply with ample capacity; electricity is supplied by solar panels for most of the year, a generator providing the balance (as and when required); drainage is by way of a private system and reed bed; heating and hot water are provided by an oil fired range cooker and log burning stove. The property is currently subject to a section 106 planning agreement. Part of the property is designated a site of special scientific interest.

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COUNCIL TAX BAND (Correct at time of publication) ‘D’




Leaving Matlock along the A6 towards Bakewell.  Pass through the village of Darley Dale and upon reaching Rowsley take the right hand turn signposted to Chatsworth  along the B6012.  After 20 yards turn right and follow the road for approximately a mile, where the entrance to the property can be found on the on the left hand side.


All measurements in these details are approximate.  None of the fixed appliances or services have been tested and no warranty can be given to their condition. The deeds have not been inspected by the writers of these details. These particulars are produced in good faith with the approval of the vendor but they should not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.

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