A delightful and characterful traditional stone-built cottage, believed to date back to the 17th century, with a wealth of original features including beamed ceilings and fine fire openings. Situated in a popular residential area on the outskirts of the town with accommodation offers two bedrooms, family bathroom, sitting room and spacious dining kitchen. To the front of the property is a south facing cottage garden with a stunning view over the surrounding open countryside.
Matlock is a picturesque spa town in the heart of Derbyshire close to the Peak District National Park, surrounded by beautiful open countryside. The town has a wealth of historic buildings as well as excellent local amenities and good primary and secondary schools. At the centre of the town is Hall Leys Park with sports facilities, children's play area, formal gardens and a riverside walk. Situated on the A6 trunk road, there is easy access to Manchester, Derby and Nottingham and the nearby towns of Chesterfield (9 miles), Wirksworth (4.5miles) and Bakewell (8 miles). There is a branch line train station with a regular service to Derby and Nottingham.
Entering the property via a ledged and braced batten-style entrance door, which opens to:
Sitting room 15'9" X 12'6" (4.80m x 3.81m)
Having front aspect double glazed casement windows, set within exposed stone mullions with a fitted window seat, and a further side aspect window. The room has exposed beams to the ceiling, staircase rising to the first floor accommodation and a feature exposed stone wall with a fire opening having exposed stone side supports and a heavy corbelled lintel housing a living flame gas stove.The room has polished parquet block flooring, laid in a herringbone pattern, wall lamp points, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and television aerial point with satellite facility.A batten door with thumb latch leads to:
Dining kitchen 19'9" X 11'4" (6.02m x 3.45m)
With front aspect double glazed casement windows with exposed stone mullions and a fitted window seat, enjoying views over the gardens to the open countryside that surrounds the area. There is a further rear aspect window and a half-glazed entrance door opening onto the rear of the property.The dining area of the room has exposed beams to the ceiling, parquet block flooring following through from the sitting room, laid in a herringbone pattern.There are feature exposed stonewalls and a fine feature fire opening with a dressed stone surround, corbelled lintel and raised hearth housing a multifuel the side of the chimneybreast is an illuminated display niche.The room has wall lamp points and a central heating radiator.The kitchen area of the room has ceramic tiles to the floor and a range of units in a cream finish with cupboards and drawers set beneath a roll-edged worksurface with a tiled splashback.There are wall-mounted storage cupboards and open display shelves.Set within the worksurface is a one-and-a-half bowl sink with mixer tap and a four burner neff gas hob, over which is a cooker hood.Beneath the hob is a fan assisted electric oven.Beneath the worksurface there is space and connection for an automatic washing machine and space for a tumble dryer.There is an integral fridge.
From the sitting room, a quarter turn staircase rises to:
First floor landing 10'0" X 6'6" (3.05m x 1.98m)
Having a front aspect double glazed casement window set within an exposed stone surround. There is a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve, loft access hatch and over the head of the stairs is an airing cupboard with slatted linen storage shelving housing the combination gas-fired boiler, which provides hot water and central heating to the property.From the landing, batten doors with thumb latches open to:
Bedroom one 12'9" X 11'0" (3.89m x 3.35m)
With front aspect double glazed mullioned windows with fine far-reaching views over the surrounding properties to the wooded hills and open countryside of the Derwent Valley, taking in High Tor and The Heights of Abraham, round to Oker Hill. The room has a lofty ceiling with exposed roof timbers, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and wall lamp point.
Bedroom two 8'8" X 7'5" (2.64m x 2.26m)
Again, with front aspect double glazed mullioned windows with similar views to bedroom one. The room has a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and a wall lamp point.This room would make an ideal work-from-home space, hobby room, etc if not required as a bedroom.
Family bathroom 11'6" X 4'6" (3.50m x 1.37m)
Having a side aspect double glazed window with views towards Stanton Moor. The room has ceramic tiles to the floor and suite with panelled bath with Mira Zest electric shower over, semi-countertop wash hand basin with storage cupboards beneath fitted mirror and shaver point over, and dual flush close coupled WC.There is a chrome-finished ladder-style towel radiator.
To the front of the property is a cottage-style forecourt garden with flagged and gravelled seating areas, taking advantage of the southerly aspect. There are raised borders stocked with a variety of ornamental shrubs and flowering the front of the property is a fine climbing the rear of the property is a small yard area, ideal for a storage shed, etc.
Services and general information
All mains services are connected to the property.
Council tax band (Correct at time of publication) 'D'
Leaving Matlock Crown Square along the A615 towards Bakewell, take the first turn right into Dimple Road which becomes Hurds Hollow. Follow the road to the top of the hill, turning left along Old Hackney Lane, where the property can be found on the right hand side.
This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction which is not to be confused with traditional auction. The Modern Method of Auction is a flexible buyer friendly method of purchase. We do not require the purchaser to exchange contracts immediately, however from the date the Draft Contract is received by the buyers solicitor, the buyer is given 56 days in which to complete the transaction, with the aim being to exchange contracts within the first 28 days. Allowing the additional time to exchange on the property means interested parties can proceed with traditional residential finance. Upon close of a successful auction or if the vendor accepts an offer during the auction, the buyer will be required to make payment of a non-refundable Reservation Fee of 4.2% to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT 4.2% of the final agreed sale price including VAT. This is subject to a minimum payment of £6,000.00 including VAT. Which secures the transaction and takes the property off the market. Fees paid to the Auctioneer may be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property and be included in the calculation for stamp duty liability. Further clarification on this must be sought from your legal representative. The buyer will be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Reservation form to confirm acceptance of terms prior to solicitors being instructed. Copies of the Reservation from and all terms and conditions can be found in the Buyer Information Pack which can be downloaded for free from the auction section of our website or requested from our Auction Department. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the Starting Bid, both the Starting Bid and reserve price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the Modern Method of Auction, which is operated by North West Property Auction powered by iam Sold. Reservation Fee is in addition to the final negotiated selling price.
All measurements in these details are approximate. None of the fixed appliances or services have been tested and no warranty can be given to their condition. The deeds have not been inspected by the writers of these details. These particulars are produced in good faith with the approval of the vendor but they should not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.