The oldest part of historic Grade II*-listed Bentley Hall at Hungry Bentley, near Ashbourne, south Derbyshire currently for sale though Caudwell & Co (01629 810018) at a guide price of £2.75m
Bought by its present owner, a Derby lawyer, in 1987, Bentley Hall was the family’s home until three years ago, when he and his wife moved out for a period of 23 months, while the hall was completely restored under the direction of royal architect Derek Latham. Having effectively created a 21st-century house in an old shell, yet still preserving the integrity of the original building, with its fine plasterwork and splendid oak staircase, the result is a truly historic Derbyshire country house that’s 100% energy-efficient definitely a novelty in these parts, says selling agent Edward Caudwell.
Set in four acres of gardens and paddocks, Bentley Hall has three main reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, master and guest suites, five further bedrooms, five bath/shower rooms, and an integral one-bedroom flat. And there’s ‘huge potential’ yet to be realised with the hall’s gardens and grounds and a massive 2,500sq ft barn.
Derby is the nearest station (London St Pancras 1hr32mins) – 11 miles.
Guide price: £2.75m through Caudwell & Co (01629 810018)