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Hi, my son and I are buying a house in Wales and are looking to sell
our 3 bedroom semi in Borrowash, Derby which we feel will be of
interest to those who would like to grow a lot of their own food,
especially those with children.
The house is set at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac off another quiet
road. The end of the garden backs onto playing fields. It is a brick
built ex-council house (approx 1950's).
_Ground floor:_ Lounge (20'x 11'), Kitchen (12'x
10'), Hallway (9'x
3'), Utility room (6'x 6'), Wood framed
`conservatory' to east of
house, with grapevine (15'x 7').
_First floor:_ Bedroom 1 ( 13'x 11'), Bedroom 2 (10'x
10'), Bedroom 3
(11'x 6'), Bathroom (6'x 5'), Toilet (4'x 3').
Air heating solar panel feeds into bedroom 2, with second water
heating panel partially completed.
A Rayburn stove that runs on either wood or coal and feeds the hot
water tank, with the possibility to run some radiators.
Cavity wall insulation has been added and a thick layer of loft
The property is in need of redecoration, and some modernisation and
there has been some recent work done on it.
The garden has been grown organically since I moved here 14 years, and
vegan organic for the last 7. Before that is was basically
uncultivated for many years.
The front garden (33'x23') has been recently improved, with a
Along with the location and amenities, the back garden is the selling
point of the property, being a large 110'long and 30' wide
next to the
house widening to 40'at the bottom (total of house area with
back garden, just over 1/10^th of an acre (157ft by an average of
about 33'). The furthest two-thirds of the back garden
beautiful semi-mature forest garden. It contains over 50 fruit and
nuts trees (from 5 to 20 years old). 3 Walnut, 1 Almond, 1 Hazel, 1
Nectarine, lots of Apples, 5 Pear, 3 Cherry (including one over 20ft
high used as my sons play tree), 3 Asian pear, 3 Plum, plus
Blackcurrant, Whitecurrant, Redcurrant bushes, several Gooseberries,
numerous Raspberries, Blackberries, & 4 Rhubarb plants.
There is also a vegetable patch out the back next to the house where I
have grown Beans, Sunflowers, Peas, Courgettes, Garlic etc.
The total weight of fruit and veg for 2001 was 216kg and with a little
attention and time, I believe that figure can probably be doubled!
There is a large (2m * 2m), sunken, brick built BBQ pit nicely shaded
by trees and raspberries with plenty of room for friends.
There is also a sun lounger area in the far end of the garden where a
hammock can be hung between the 25ft Walnut tree and the 20ft cherry
tree., plus a small pond and we often have frogs and hedgehogs
The house is just past the outskirts of Derby, in the village of
Borrowash, which is surrounded by fields. Two hundred yards away are 2
children's play areas (one for infants), and a football field (not
often used for that), and a large grass play area.
The Ockbrook is a small stream that flows down through the playing
fields and has willows growing along its banks making it ideal for
children to play in.
There are two allotments nearby (approx 700 yards or 3 minutes on a
bike!) with spare plots for about £8/year.
See link below for map
and this link for an aerial view
There are several nearby schools for infant and junior pupils
including the excellent Redhills school (with Beacon status,1 mile
away) and Ashbrook just 700 yards away.
There are two local shopping areas, the first just 400 yards away has
just a few shops (newsagent/convenience) and the other (which has a
Safeways, hardware store, dentist, library, pub, Nationwide, Video
shop, etc) is about 600 yards away.
There is a garden centre just a mile away, and the doctors is about
400 yards away.
Out of town shopping centre with Asda, Sainsburys, Homebase, etc 5
The house has broadband Internet connection, phone and cable
television provided by NTL.
Also connected are the standard mains, gas, water and sewage services
and Council Tax is band "A".
Borrowash is well served by bus routes and during the day there is a
bus to Derby about every 6 minutes and to Nottingham every 8 minutes
including an express to Derby that takes about 10 minutes.
Derby (6 miles) and Nottingham (15 miles) both have train and coach
stations with good links to the buses.
There is space for parking in the top of the cul-de-sac for a vehicle.
The A52 is less than 2 minutes drive away which links directly to
Derby, Nottingham and the M1 (junction 25, 4 miles away)
*Leisure and Entertainment*
Elvaston Castle Country Park is approximately 2 miles away with lovely
walks among the trees. Near there, but closer is the entrance to the
cycle path that goes along the length of the Derwent River and into
the centre of Derby.
Alton towers is just 31 miles away, and the American adventure is in
Shipley Country Park around 10 miles away.
Both Derby and Nottingham have multiscreen cinemas, bowling alleys,
quasar (laser tag game), swimming pools, etc etc. Nottingham also has
an ice rink. There are also all the other usual pubs, clubs, football
For more details please call Tony on
01332 679 341
0798 052 1271