ACCOMMODATION SUMMARY Approached by a tree-lined driveway which opens to reveal this stunning home gives this property a truly semi rural feel, tranquil and secluded despite being close to all the amenities Sheffield has to offer as well as the recreational activities of the nearby Peak District and its surrounding towns and villages.
The history of Grove House is evident and is a stunning example of a handsome country home in an incomparable setting. Steeped in history with an abundance of original features this home is enviably nestled within exceptional formal grounds. The current owners have transformed this home into a beautiful, timeless and elegant home, which offers four bedrooms and high quality, sumptuous living whilst still retaining a wealth of original period features.
Surrounding the property and gardens are a further 10.5 acres of meadowland which is available under separate negotiation.
This is an amazing opportunity to acquire a stunning Victorian property on the outskirts of Dore in Totley, one of the most sort after areas of Sheffield.
VENDOR INTERVIEW Beautifully positioned within striking distance of the Peak District National Park and just six miles from Sheffield city centre is Grove House, an elegant Victorian family home, which interestingly was once owned by Thomas Youdan, organiser of the first ever multi-club tournament in the history of football. "The house is just beautiful and has a rich history, but I'd say that over and above anything else it was the setting that really sold it to us," says the owner. "I'd even go so far as to say that it's one of the best locations in southwest Sheffield. We're just a stone's throw from the National Park so on a whim we can pop out for long walks or a good bike ride through some of the most beautiful countryside, and we have a couple of cosy pubs just up the road, both of which do some lovely food. So our immediate surroundings feel very rural and we enjoy utter peace and privacy here, however we can jump in the car and be in Sheffield city centre in around twenty minutes. It's a place that offers the best of everything."
"We purchased the property ten years ago and the house was just lovely when we came here; the previous owners had really looked after it. However, we were very keen to put our own stamp on it so over time we've done quite a lot to enhance it yet further. We've beautifully refurbished the kitchen and the bathrooms, and my wife was in charge of the interior design, which is absolutely stunning throughout. Everything has been done very in keeping with the style and sense of history of the building, albeit with a bit of a modern twist."
"It's a fantastic family home; my wife and I have five children between us, but even when we're all here together we never get the feeling of being on top of one another. The rooms all boast generous proportions and we have a lovely big garden with areas for sitting and relaxing, and more than enough space for children to have a good run around."
Favourite room: "The kitchen is where we tend to spend most of our time as a family, but the main lounge really has that wow factor. It's an extremely elegant room with a big open fire and two huge windows that bring in a lovely view of the garden."
Favourite aspect of the grounds or surrounding area: "The location of the house was one of the major selling points and we've absolutely loved living here. It's enabled us to enjoy a superb quality of life in very peaceful and picturesque surroundings, but with the added convenience of having everything we could possibly want or need within very easy reach. For us as a family it's been absolutely ideal."
Memorable event (if not another favourite room or unique feature): "We've done a lot to the house, but there's still the potential to do more. For instance, we have three huge cellars that mirror the ground floor which could definitely be tanked and transformed into a really decent amount of extra accommodation."
What they'll miss most / why they are leaving: "I've always thought that you generally choose a house that is just right for a particular time in your life, and this one really couldn't have been more perfect," says the owner. "It's been a very happy family home, but now it's time for a new chapter in our lives. We're only moving up the road, though. We wouldn't dream of leaving the area, but it's time for a new family to fill this house and enjoy all that it has to offer."
GROUND FLOOR Upon reaching the stone steps leading to the entrance of Grove House, the twin oak doors, reclaimed from an old bank and restored by the current owners, create a grand and impressive entrance into the spacious vestibule. Having wooden parquet flooring and mirrored storage units to two walls, light floods in from the glazed atrium roof lantern above. From here, a door leads to a cloakroom, having a tiled floor, WC and pedestal wash hand basin.
Leading from the vestibule, you are greeted by the light and spacious hallway. This showcases the craftsmanship of the interior design and provides a glimpse of the quality and space on offer. The parquet flooring provides seamless elegance throughout and enhances the clean lines of the contemporary wood panelling and moulded plasterwork.
Off the reception hallway is the large bespoke, contemporary breakfast kitchen. Designed to the highest of standards, the German handcrafted solid walnut units, with black granite and white quartz worktops are stylish yet functional. There is a two oven aga with an Italian slate surround and an abundance of floor to ceiling storage units. The kitchen is stunning and the heart of the home. The current owners spend much of their time in here, casually dining at the large farmhouse table, with fitted seating. Here, they can take advantage of the light and airy space, provided by the beautiful bay windows and two pairs of patio doors that allow access to the courtyard garden.
Accessed from the reception hallway is the living room which is simply beautiful. Spacious enough to be both a lounge and formal dining room it is elegant, oozes style with the focal point being the original slate surround fireplace with stone hearth. The parquet flooring again is a symbol of this homes' quality. This is an incredibly light room, enhanced by a floor to ceiling stone mullioned bay window and a pair of double doors giving access to the York Stone terrace beyond.
FIRST FLOOR From the entrance hallway the staircase rises to four well-presented bedrooms one with an en-suite shower / dressing room.
The master bedroom boasts stunning views over the rear of the garden, an original cast iron fireplace set into one wall, coving to the ceiling and a range of high quality fitted units.
The bathroom is impressive with its white marble tiled floor and walls and polished nickel fittings. There is a stylish open-ended shower and to the far end of the room a raised section showcasing a polished nickel stand alone bath.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR The property has three cellar spaces, encompassing the entire ground floor excluding the kitchen. The ceiling height of which is approx. 8 feet.
OUTSIDE To the front of the property there is parking for two vehicles and a five bar gate which gives access to a beautiful side walled formal courtyard garden. There is a Victorian style greenhouse and steps which lead up to a York Stone terrace perfect for outdoor eating. This adjoins the breakfast kitchen.
The rear south facing garden with its abundance of mature trees, shrubs and borders provides tranquillity and privacy. There are a number of York Stone flagged seating areas bordering the formal lawn with central pathway. This provides a perfect space for outdoor entertaining.
OTHER INFORMATION Surrounding the property and gardens is a further 10.5 acres of meadowland and is available under separate negotiation.
SERVICES The property has gas fired central heating, mains gas, water, electric and drainage.
LOCATION Totley is an extremely sought after suburb on the extreme southwest of the City of Sheffield. Being rural yet so close to all the amenities Sheffield has to offer, it is in an enviable location that also boasts one of the best areas for schools, stunning properties and endless recreation with it being so close to the Peak District National Park. The surrounding area is a magnet for hikers, dog-walkers and mountain bikers and both Totley and Dore have a variety of eateries and pubs.
Transport links are excellent. It benefits from being just 20 minutes away from Sheffield's city centre and close to stunning scenic countryside. Totley is on the A621 Sheffield-Baslow road and the nearby railway station, shared between Dore and Totley, is on the Sheffield-Manchester Hope Valley line. Manchester is just a 45 minute commute away.
IS THIS PROPERTY FREEHOLD / LEASEHOLDô The property is Freehold.
DIRECTIONS From Sheffield City Centre take Charter Row to Moore Street / A625 in Broomhall, follow A625 to Limb Lane, continue on Limb Lane to Dore Road, take Church Lane and Old Hay Lane to Hillfoot Road in Totley.
VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS Strictly via the vendors sole agents Fine & Country Sheffield 0114 404 0044 or the associate Pip Holden 07970926418
AGENT NOTES All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Sheffield