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Morley Retreat, Church Lane, Morley, Derbyshire - SOLD

 


The sale of Morley Retreat set in the historic grounds of the 12 century St Matthews Church at Morley was completed just before Christmas through selling agents Milner Commercial Chartered Surveyors. The property together with circa 2 acres of mature landscaped grounds including a spectacular 18th century walled garden has been sold to Derby based SureScreen Diagnostics Ltd - a leading British provider of diagnostic medical and drug tests with distribution in many countries.

 

The Retreat, a former Rectory to St Matthews Church was rebuilt in 1744, the year before Bonnie Prince Charles arrived at Swarkstone Bridge and encamped in Derby, is a fine Georgian mansion style house complete with Chapel, accommodation block and wardens cottage.

 

Unoccupied for the last two years and now in need of restoration throughout, SureScreen will be returning the building to its former glory; with an opening planned for Easter 2012. "It's a beautiful building, and the grounds are very peaceful. It's an exciting project, and we are working to renovate it sympathetically to bring it back to how it would have looked in Georgian times" said Alex Campbell, SureScreen's Technical Director.

 

SureScreen Diagnositcs Ltd will continue to use the property as a retreat and conference centre and plan to host a series of health conferences at the retreat for doctors, therapists and people who want to know more about thier illness. " We have a lot of expertise in chronic illness, and there are actually many things that people can do to help alleviate the symptoms, and treat the causes of their illness" said Mr Campbell.