Picturesque village

Property for sale: Set in a third of an acre with stunning countryside as a backdrop, this £600,000 home near Sheffield

The house on Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, has three bedrooms and is in a setting which, according to the sales brochure, offers breathtaking views over the valley while providing an opportunity for renovation or development.

It is marketed by Fine and Country and is listed on Rightmove.

The brochure says: “A truly rare opportunity not to be missed; a mixed-use property or potential building land offered to the market with immediate vacant possession.

Described as ideal for renovation and extension, the property offers the potential to create a bespoke, individually designed home in a desirable location in a sought after village.

“The property is located on the east side of Ridgeway Moor; an enviable position benefiting from a rural and secluded position; distant views being an awe-inspiring feature while the immediate locality presents the most idyllic of outdoor lifestyles,” the brochure reads.

The current residence is approximately 1200 square feet indoors over two floors and comprises on the ground floor a reception hall, lounge, dining kitchen, veranda and cloakroom/WC.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a bathroom. The property remained in the same family and was never offered on the open market.

“Built with the primary objective of maximizing views across the Derbyshire Valley,” the brochure states.

He adds: “This amazingly situated property on approximately one third of an acre is both private and quiet. The views are undoubtedly the main feature and the gardens benefit from both a south-east and south-west aspect. There is an independent garage and ample space for off-road parking.

The house is a freehold property with town gas, water, electricity and mains drainage. The local authority is Northeast Derbyshire District Council and the council’s tax bracket is C.

The Fine and Country brochure states that the villages of Ford, Troway and Ridgeway are charming and historic, once part of Sherwood Forest, within the ancient estate of Sitwell and within the beautiful Moss Valley Conservation Area which offers scenic walks.

“Ridgeway was once deeply involved in the local sickle and scythe making industry, like its neighboring villages,” the brochure adds.

“The area offers a wealth of local facilities including a primary school, church, Methodist chapel, four country inns: The Bridge Inn, The Swan, The Queen’s Head and The Phoenix Inn.”

There are also numerous sports facilities for football, tennis, pétanque, cricket and fishing. Crystal Peaks Shopping Center and Drake House Shopping Park are also nearby and are well served by excellent public transport links including Supertram at Gleadless Town End and nearby Halfway.

Meadowhall can be reached in 15 minutes by car and nearby tourist attractions include Rother Valley National Park for waterskiing, Chatsworth House and Gardens, Bolsover Castle and the Peak District National Park which offers leisure activities. outdoors and picturesque villages.

“The transport links from here are excellent. Sheffield’s Outer Ring extends a few miles away, providing access to good motorway links at Junctions 30, 31 and 32 of the M1,” the brochure states.