Open weekend for would-be buyers for 19th Century style Italianate villa

Gascoines are hosting an open weekend for people wanting to acquire a stunning 19th Century style Italianate villa within the Pleasley Vale conservation area. Surrounded by natural beauty in a truly idyllic setting, Vale House will allow you to experience spacious living accommodation set over three floors.

These four and five bedroom properties situated at the base of limestone cliffs, looking out over a millpond, can provide you with contemporary living in what was once the most significant building in the area.

The original Vale House was built in 1772 by William Hollins, along with the cotton mills which in their operational prime were used to supply the fast growing East Midlands hosiery industry. As the home to various managers, and most notably William Hollins himself, it would have been the premier house in the area.

Sadly over the years the original Vale House was left to ruin before eventually being demolished in 2008, resulting in the loss of the most significant non-industrial building within this conservation area. The current owners have sympathetically redesigned and built four outstanding properties in the Italianate style of the original Vale House, using high quality materials combined with modern techniques to produce four of the most prestigious properties around.

To the rear of Vale House site remains the Pleasley Vale Cave, a protected cave formed by a fissure from the notorious Creswell Crags situated four miles north of Pleasley Vale. In recent times, Pleasley Vale has been nicknamed ‘Little Matlock’, because of its combination of cliff face and riverside. The Pleasley Vale area provides an exquisite location surrounded by areas of special architectural and historic interest.

Gascoines will be hosting an open weekend on the 27th and 28th October, 2012, between 10am and 4pm to allow you to view these remarkable properties. For further details, call into the Gascoines’ office at Old Bank Chambers, Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton NG22 9PP, call 01623 860328, or visit the website at