4 bedroom cottage for sale

Northwood Lane, Darley Dale, Matlock, DE4

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Property Description

Key features

  • Unique Detached Period Cottage (1667)
  • Four Bedrooms, 2 Reception Rooms
  • Elevated position with Derwent Valley Views
  • Delightful Cottage Garden and Garage
  • Semi-rural area, but close to amenities
  • Catchment for Lady Manners and Highfields
  • NO CHAIN
  • EPC Rating F

Full description

A wonderful opportunity to purchase such an historic family home built in 1667 one of the first in the area and beautifully preserved offering a balanced blend between modern living and retained 17th Century design. Internally this beautiful family home comprises of 4 bedrooms and family Bathroom to the first floor and 2 reception rooms, Kitchen and walk-in Store Room/Pantry. There are many features around the property from a magnificent stone fireplace in the Sitting Room to the dressed stone walls, flag stone flooring and original doors to cupboards. Outside there is a landscaped rear garden, a range of outbuildings, single detached garage and driveway parking for 2 vehicles, with areas around the property to sit and enjoy the surroundings. Views to the rear overlook the Derwent Valley and the unspoiled rolling countryside of the Peak National Park. The property is situated on a quiet side road off Northwood Lane with little through traffic.

The area has many local pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes with nearby convenience store/newsagent, butcher, delicatessen, hairdresser, takeaway, restaurant, post office, chemist, the Two Dales medical centre and the Whitworth cottage hospital. The newly opened Matlock ARC Leisure facility with swimming pool and gym facilities is just over 2 miles away. The Sainsbury's supermarket is only 3.3 miles away in Matlock. A branch of Marks & Spencer is due to open in 2016.

For those with school age children, the property is within the catchment area of well regarded Primary and Secondary schools, notably Lady Manners and Highfields schools, with a school bus service from bottom of Northwood Lane.

If you are looking for an historic period property then look no further! Viewing essential!

This beautifully maintained period family home built from local stone with a slate pitched roof offers full gas fired central heating, original sash windows (double windows to the front elevation) inset with stone mullions and sill surrounds with all mains services connected.

Accommodation:

Ground Floor:

The main oak beams are exposed but the ceiling is under-drawn, so further oak beams could be exposed, if required. The property is mainly stone flagged on the ground floor (currently carpeted).

Entrance Porch:

Through a single opening door into an enclosed porch with tiled floor and windows with glazed Georgian French Doors through to the:

Sitting Room, 4m x 3.8m (13' x 12'5" approx.):

In the well proportioned family lounge there is a large, feature fireplace with a log burning stove, a prominent stone lintel and exposed stonework with a hand carved corner cupboard, believed to be original 17th century, a beamed ceiling and double sash window with stone sill to the front elevation. The fireplace has a dated and framed plaque commemorating the date of build which will stay with the property.

Dining Room, 3.7m x 3.5m (12'1" x 11'6" approx.):

With an open fire and built-in "Salt" cupboard to the right hand side, beamed ceiling.

Inner Hallway:

With Feature dressed stone wall, providing access to the Kitchen and Walk-in Store/Larder and staircase to the first floor with staircase window half way.

Kitchen, 2.9m x 2.9m (10'11" x 10'11" approx.):

The beamed breakfast kitchen has the benefit of an under-stairs storage area with what is believed to be an original 17th century plank door and a studded door with box lock to the rear flagged patio. This is a lovely cottage style breakfast kitchen with double opening window overlooking the rear garden, single drainer stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap and base units, side work surface with plumbing for an automatic washing machine under, gas cooker point within a feature chimney breast and a wall cupboard housing the gas central heating boiler with fridge under. The kitchen area is large enough to hold a breakfast table and four chairs.

Walk-in Store/Larder 3.7m x 1.8m (12'1" x 3'3" approx.):

A magnificent walk-in pantry with mullioned window, a stone salting bench and stone thralls with antique pine shelving.

First Floor: With original oak staircase and window.

Landing:

The polished wooden staircase leads to a galleried landing around an exposed stone column, which supports heavy oak beams. An ancient, glazed, mullioned window provide views of the Derwent Valley.

Master Bedroom, 4m x 3.8m (13' x 12'5" approx.):

A large master bedroom and a further two bedrooms all benefiting from high ceilings.

Bedroom 2, 3.7m x 2m (12'1" x 6'6" approx.):

With feature double sash window.

Bedroom 3, 2.8m x 2.2m (9'2" x 7'2" approx.):

With window to the side elevation a delightful third bedroom in size and proportion.

Bedroom 4, 2.9m x 2.9m (9'6" x 9'6" approx.):

To the right of the landing is a small bedroom with a covered oak beam, low level mullioned window and exposed plank flooring, many of which are believed original. It is currently used as an office.

Family Bathroom:

Comprising of two rooms, the first housing the high level w/c with window and the second housing the pedestal wash basin and cast iron roll top bath with chrome taps over. Oak flooring.

Outside:

Approaching the front of Northwood House, a date stone 1667 can be seen above the porch entrance. To either side of the porch, a pleasant sitting area may be enjoyed, and to the right hand side of the house a further private landscaped area also with seating ideal for alfresco dining. There are stone mullioned wooden sash windows to the front of property with stone mullioned windows to the rear and side.

To the rear of the house is an old stone flagged patio, believed to be the remainder of a former buttery, with a covered log store and a separate utility room, which leads to a pretty and private 120 ft x 33 ft (at widest point) rear cottage garden with a stone former pigsty and a stone garden tools outhouse. In the upper garden can be found the remains of a large, old cider press and a working whetstone. To the rear of the garden is a single detached garage and driveway providing parking for two vehicles.

Please note: The Orchard located to the front of the property can be included by separate negotiation (approx. one third of an acre) any sale agreed for the Orchard will be subject to a 50% up lift clause in favour of the vendor to be realised should planning permission be obtained, this clause is to transfer to all future purchasers.



Directions
From Matlock, Crown Square, take the A6 north to Darley Dale. Just beyond The Grouse Inn, turn right into Whitworth Road. Follow Whitworth Road and continue until the road begins to descend into Northwood Lane. As the road descends, the road forks, take the left hand fork and Northwood House can be seen at the first turn to the right.


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22 June 2015

Nearest stations

  • Matlock (3.3 mi)
  • Matlock Bath (4.3 mi)
  • Cromford (5.0 mi)
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5 Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3AQ

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Nearest stations

  • Matlock (3.3 mi)
  • Matlock Bath (4.3 mi)
  • Cromford (5.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Harrison Murray, Matlock

5 Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3AQ

01629 358022 Local call rate

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