Blacksmiths Lane
Newton Solney, Burton-On-Trent, DE15

£900,000 Asking Price
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  • Georgian Three Storey Farmhouse
  • A Wealth Of Character & Charm
  • Independent Self Contained One Bedroom Annex
  • Three Reception Rooms & Farmhouse Dining Kitchen
  • Eight Bedrooms (Versatile Uses) & Three Bathrooms
  • Guest Cloakroom, Utility Room & Stores
  • Delightful Grounds With Sweeping Driveway
  • Garages With Annex Above
  • Council Tax Band: G


Tenure: Freehold

A Former Georgian Farmhouse known locally as "Waterside". This impressive property is believed to originally date back to the 1700's and occupies just under 3/4 of an acre. The home is hidden from the road with sweeping front driveway leading onto an extensive driveway with parking for a variety of vehicles. The main house accommodation in brief provides spacious versatile rooms throughout, with Reception Hallway, Dining Kitchen with gas fired AGA, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Formal Dining Room, Guest Cloaks, Utility and Rear Porch. The first floor has Gallery Landing, Four Generous Double Bedrooms, En suite & Bathroom. The second-floor landing leads onto Two Further Double Bedrooms, Home Office, and Store Room both of which can be used as double bedrooms if required.
Outside a Former Stable Block and Hay Loft have been converted to create generous garages, with a self-contained Apartment above known as "Swallows Nest". This apartment provides living area with fitted kitchen, master bedroom and shower room, and is currently Let generating additional income. The Garden is a particular feature of this period home surrounded by stunning grounds with a wide variety of stocked flower beds, borders, and mature trees. The Rose Garden to the rear elevation of the home provides a secluded area in which to sit. Various outbuildings include potting shed store rooms and two garages. Whilst at first difficult to find, once within the grounds this home boasts a high degree of privacy and is ideal for the local amenities and walks through this delightful Hamlet location with local pub. This can only be fully appreciated by an internal inspection, by strict appointment only.

The Accommodation

Front entrance door from open front porch provides access to Reception Hallway.

Reception Hallway

With staircase to first floor incorporating painted wooden balustrade, multi paned door providing access to the rose garden, door to useful under stairs cloakroom, access point to cellar, through a trap door in the floor with the gas fired boiler supplying the hot air heating system throughout the property.

Drawing Room

4.95m x 4.75m maximum measurements (16'3 x 15'7 ma

The focal point being the stone fireplace incorporating with raised quarry tiled hearth, exposed brick interior and open fire grate, fitted furniture to chimney breast recess incorporating cupboards and shelving, picture rail, beamed ceiling, wall light points, multi paned window to side and front elevations, with an internal door to Sitting Room.

Sitting Room

4.93m x 4.75m into recess maximum measurements (16

With fireplace incorporating painted wooden surround, raised tiled hearth, exposed brick interior and open fire grate, built in cupboard to chimney breast recess, wall light points, multi paned window to side and rear elevation overlooking rose garden.

Formal Dining Room

4.90m x 4.85m maximum measurements (16'1 x 15'11 m

A delightful entertaining space with feature exposed brick chimney breast with matching hearth, polished wooden display mantle and open fire grate, beamed ceiling, exposed wooden floor boards, wall light points, multi paned window overlooks the rose garden and French doors lead onto the garden.

Dining Kitchen

4.90m x 4.83m maximum measurements (16'1 x 15'10 m

A spacious open plan dining kitchen with preparation work surfaces having twin stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, a range of fitted base units with cupboard and drawer fronts, complementary range of wall mounted cupboards, gas fired Aga with twin hotplate & supplements the hot water supply and double oven. Terrazzo tiled floor, beamed ceiling, storage cupboard, telephone point, second staircase to first floor accommodation, wall light points, multi paned window to front and matching French doors to garden.

Side Porch

With window and door to garden, panelled door to:

Utility Room

3.45m x 2.82m (11'4 x 9'3)

With stainless steel sink unit, fitted cupboard and appliance space beneath, further worktop and cupboard, various appliance spaces, Terrazzo tiled floor covering, multi paned window to front and latched door to guest cloakroom.

Guest Cloakroom

With a suite comprising low flush WC and wash hand basin, Terrazzo tiled floor covering, multi paned window to front.

First Floor Galleried Landing

With continuation of painted wooden balustrade, door giving access to staircase leading to second floor, multi paned window overlooking rose garden, and internal doors lead off to bedrooms.

Master Bedroom

4.72m x 4.52m maximum measurements (15'6 x 14'10 m

With fitted wardrobe to chimney breast recess, matching cupboard doors giving access to vanity area, incorporating inset wash hand basin, tiled surrounds, fitted cupboard and drawers beneath, wall light points, multi paned window overlooking rose garden and side, the latter offering partial views over The River Trent.

Bedroom Two

4.93m x 4.52m maximum measurements (16'2 x 14'10 m

With fitted wardrobe with louvred doors, built in dressing table, beamed ceiling, multi paned window overlooking rose garden, further window to garden, panelled door to inner landing and secondary staircase down to kitchen.

Bedroom Three

4.78m x 4.55m maximum measurements (15'8 x 14'11 m

With fitted airing cupboard to chimney breast recess, wall mounted electric heater, beamed ceiling, wall light points, multi paned window to side and front, the latter offering field views in the distance towards Repton.

Bedroom Four

3.25m x 3.89m maximum measurements (10'8 x 12'9 ma

With wall mounted electric heater, built in wardrobe accessed via louvred doors, beam, wall light points, window overlooking delightful garden, further window to front again with field views in the distance, twin louvred doors to:

En Suite Shower Room

With shower suite comprising low flush WC, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, and cupboard beneath, shower cubicle with integrated Mira shower and extractor fan.

Family Bathroom

Fitted with a three-piece bathroom suite comprising low flush WC, wash hand basin, bath with integrated Mira shower over, fitted cupboards, towel radiator, multi paned window to front with views.

Second Floor Landing

With panelled and painted balustrade, wall mounted electric heater, this floor only having electric heating, louvred doors to useful walk in storage cupboard, windows to either side elevation, door to:

Bedroom Five

4.72m x 3.61m maximum measurements (15'6 x 11'10 m

With wall mounted electric heater, extensive range of fitted wardrobes, walk in vanity, dressing table, beam, window to side offering river view.

Bedroom Six

4.70m x 3.99m maximum measurements (15'5 x 13'1 ma

With wall mounted electric heater, a range of fitted wardrobes, walk in vanity, dressing table and shelving, beam, window to side again with river view.

Bedroom Seven / Home Office

4.90m x 4.50m (16'1 x 14'9)

With wall mounted electric heater, range of fitted cupboards, beam, window overlooking garden.

Bedroom Eight/ Store Room

4.90m x 4.88m maximum measurements (16'1 x 16'0 ma

With a range of fitted cupboards, beamed ceiling, window overlooking garden.

Shower Room

Being partly tiled with a suite comprising low flush WC, inset wash hand basin with cupboard beneath, shower cubicle, towel radiator and extractor fan.


The property is tucked away off Blacksmiths Lane down a tarmacadam driveway located off Newton Close. A five-bar gate gives access to the extensive gravelled driveway providing car standing for a wide variety of vehicles. The gardens must be seen to be fully appreciated with the property standing on a plot measuring just under 3/4 of an acre with meticulously maintained gardens offering a truly varied selection of flowers, shrubs and mature trees. To the front there is a lawned fore garden, with a selection of raised beds, two steps leading up to block paved pathway running adjacent to well stocked stone edged borders, further lawn culminating in the impressive pillared open storm porch.


There are two good sized garages measuring 5.4m x 2.76m (17'9 x 9’1) and 5.21m x 4.15m (17'1 x 13'7), both accessed via impressed ledged and braced twin timber doors, one benefits from useful store room off. Above is located Swallows Nest, a self-contained Apartment.

Rear Garden

A gate from the front driveway leads onto a maintained shaped lawn, again surrounded by extremely well stocked flower borders and gravelled pathway. A delightful seating area immediately accessible from the kitchen and dining room provide the home with an ideal entertaining space. Further features include useful brick-built garden store and brick and glazed potting shed/greenhouse. The garden continues through another wrought iron gate to a delightful rose garden immediately to the rear of the property. To the opposite side of the property access can be gained to the cellar where in lies the gas fired warm air central heating boiler.


Located above the garaging, is the Former Hay Loft known as "Swallows Nest"
An ideal holiday let or accommodating an elderly relative/teenager. This currently provides an excellent supplementary income of £585 pcm being rented to an assured shorthold tenant. The unit has its own independent metered gas and electricity supply, gas boiler for the central heating and council tax banding.


Accessed via stone steps to this first-floor apartment with entrance hall and internal door to;

Lounge Dining Room

6.20m x 2.79m (20'4 x 9'2)

A pleasant lounge area with two central heating radiators, TV and telephone points, recessed ceiling spotlighting, multi paned window to side and front.

Fitted Kitchen

3.99m (max) x 2.26m maximum measure ments (13'1 (m

With a range of granite effect preparation surfaces having tiled surrounds, inset stainless steel sink unit, maple effect cupboard and drawer fronts, complementary wall mounted cupboards, inset four plate gas hob with built in oven beneath, wall mounted Vaillant combi boiler, central heating radiator, sealed unit double glazed sky light window to rear.

Master Bedroom

4.09m x 3.00m maximum measurements (13'5 x 9'10 ma

With central heating radiator, TV point, built in wardrobe, wall light points, multi paned window to side.

Shower Room

With a white suite comprising low flush WC, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and cupboards, double shower cubicle with integrated electric shower.

Swallows Nest

Swallows Nest Council Tax Band A
Combined within main house Freehold Title


On entering the village of Newton Solney, from either Burton on Trent or Repton, turn adjacent to the Unicorn Public House onto Blacksmiths Lane, bear right onto Newton Close and the entrance to Waterside is on the left-hand side set back behind a neighbouring bungalow.

Draft details awaiting vendor approval and subject to change. Please see full brochure for detailed EPC information on Waterside & Swallow Nest.


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