Hi Toni, I have a tree website and can imagine several
people being very interested in your house. Only trouble is that inspite of all
the info you provide there is no price guide (without which not many people will
take further action). Can you let us know how much you want for the
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Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:21
Subject: [pfaf] Vegan/Organic garden with
3 Bedroomed semi-detached house for sale, £86,000 ONO
It would be very much appreciated if you could pass this
other people you feel might be interested. Thank you.
my son and I are buying a house in Wales and are looking to sell
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
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
_Ground floor:_ Lounge (20'x 11'), Kitchen (12'x
3'), Utility room (6'x 6'), Wood framed
`conservatory' – to
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
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.
garden (33'x23') has been recently improved, with a
Along with the location and amenities, the back garden is the
point of the property, being a large 110'long and 30' wide
house widening to 40'at the bottom (total of house area
back garden, just over 1/10^th of an acre (157ft by an
about 33'). The furthest two-thirds of the back
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
high used as my sons play tree), 3 Asian pear, 3 Plum,
Blackcurrant, Whitecurrant, Redcurrant bushes, several
numerous Raspberries, Blackberries, & 4 Rhubarb
There is also a vegetable patch out the back next to the house
have grown Beans, Sunflowers, Peas, Courgettes, Garlic
The total weight of fruit and veg for 2001 was 216kg and with a
attention and time, I believe that figure can probably be
There is a large (2m * 2m), sunken, brick built BBQ pit nicely
by trees and raspberries with plenty of room for
There is also a sun lounger area in the far end of the garden
hammock can be hung between the 25ft Walnut tree and the 20ft
tree., plus a small pond and we often have frogs and
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
The Ockbrook is a small stream that flows down through the
fields and has willows growing along its banks making it ideal
children to play in.
There are two allotments nearby (approx 700
yards or 3 minutes on a
bike!) with spare plots for about
See link below for map
this link for an aerial view
are several nearby schools for infant and junior pupils
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,
shop, etc) is about 600 yards away.
There is a garden centre
just a mile away, and the doctors is about
400 yards away.
town shopping centre with Asda, Sainsburys, Homebase, etc
The house has broadband Internet connection, phone and
television provided by NTL.
Also connected are the standard
mains, gas, water and sewage services
and Council Tax is band
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
Derby (6 miles) and Nottingham (15 miles) both have train
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)
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
the centre of Derby.
Alton towers is just 31 miles away,
and the American adventure is in
Shipley Country Park around 10 miles
Both Derby and Nottingham have multiscreen cinemas, bowling
quasar (laser tag game), swimming pools, etc etc. Nottingham also
an ice rink. There are also all the other usual pubs, clubs,
For more details please call Tony on
0798 052 1271
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