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Unique listed family house in Derbyshire

The Green Hall is a William and Mary manor house overlooking Asbourne Green in Derbyshire. The property itself has a three-storey, five bay frontage of mellow brick with stone quoins and pilasters. There has clearly been a property here since medieval times, and an early Tudor stone mullioned doorway still stands between the dining room and kitchen;  elsewhere in the house there are interesting areas of exposed timbers, and a 15th century oriel window is to be found in a first floor bathroom.

Other common interior features to the house include ornate moulded cornicing, window shutters and impressive period fireplaces; the dining room has an oak parquet floor, as does the drawing room, which is a large formal room facing south-west offering French windows onto the terrace. The cellars lie at the foot of the stairs and the kitchen makes for an excellent, sizeable, family space.

Upstairs the master bedroom suite and five further bedrooms lie on the first floor, while another three bedrooms, plus a box room, bathroom and hobbies room are on the second floor.

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Outside, a ha-ha divides the southern boundary from Ashbourne Green. On the south-west side is the terrace and lawns stretching towards the shrubbery and the rhododendrons. The more formal areas lie towards the rear of the house, and have a rose garden at their heart, with a circular fish pool. The croquet lawn lies to the west, and the tennis court lies near the orchard.

The brick-built coach house was built in 1751 and could be used for a variety of purposes. A field of just under 20 acres lies directly to the north, while the owner of The Green Hall has traditionally owned the freehold of Ashbourne Green, which is over 46 acres of common land. The Lordship of the Manor of Offcote and Underwood is also included in the sale.

The Green Hall stands just to the north east of Ashborne, and within easy walking distance of the central market place. The town itself is one of Derbyshire’s finest market towns and it known as the gateway to the Peak District. Derby is 14 miles. The land in total comes to nearly 70 acres.

The guide price is £2m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 020 7861 1707 or visit

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