5 bedroom character property for saleWaterloo Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock, Derbyshire
Offers in Region of
- NO UPWARD CHAIN
- Gas fired central heating
- Reception hallway with feature staircase
- Three reception rooms
- Breakfast Kitchen
- Five bedrooms
- Two bathrooms
- Two shower rooms
- Study area
- Living kitchen
Character five bedroomed Grade II period residence with versatile ancillary accommodation which enjoys superb far reaching views - NO UPWARD CHAIN
History - - Belle Vue House was built in 1800 by local architect George Rawlinson. At this time it was one of the first 5 private houses of any note in Matlock Bath. George's son, James, subsequently lived in the house as did his daughter Eliza both of whom were artists. By the mid 1800s both James and George had passed away and Eliza moved to London. By this time she owned Belle Vue House and the neighbouring houses of Montpellier and Belmont which were also built by her grandfather. Before she left she commissioned memorials to both men which still exist in Derby Cathedral. Belle Vue House then passed through several owners most of whom ran the house as a lodging house with either several lodgers staying at once or the house being taken for the season by a single family with their servants accompanying them and staying in the adjoining Belle Vue Cottage which was part of the house then.
Shortly before 1900 Joseph Francis Donegani and his family moved to Belle Vue House. Joseph, who had fought at the Battle of Waterloo, was a local butcher and later became a local Councillor. The Donegani's lived at Belle Vue House for many years and served in both World Wars before the majority of the family moved to Canada where they still live. The house passed through several owners hands in the latter part of the 20th century before the current owners arrived in 2011 and started to uncover the hidden charms of and history of Belle Vue House, including the acquisition of many photographs and prints of the house over the centuries and several original pieces of art by James and Eliza Rawlinson
General Information - - Since acquiring Belle Vue House in 2011 the current owners have undertaken a considerable amount of work to sympathetically restore and improve the property including the potential to have ancillary accommodation. These additional works briefly include: Refurbishment of the kitchen outhouses to provide useful utility room space; Fitting new handmade kitchen units (with new appliances) which are complimented by solid granite work tops and a twin Belfast sink; Restoration of the Drawing Room to reveal lost detailing of the cornices and repair of the ceiling rose and then decorating in Farrow and Ball period wallpaper and paint; Restoration of the downstairs hallway and stairwell which revealed an original piece of wall art which has been preserved; Full refurbishment of the bathroom at the East end of the property; Refurbishment of the shower room; Extensive clearing of the garden to provide increased lawn space and open up the terraces for use as areas suitable for either entertaining or for children to play and clearing of the driveway to provide parking for three or four vehicles and the construction of a garage. Removal of overgrown trees from the front of the property to open up the full view of the valley below, as would have been the case when the house was originally built.
Location - - Matlock Bath is a popular area with a good range of local facilities available including shops and primary school. Matlock Bath is conveniently located two miles from both Matlock and Wirksworth, both of which offer a good range of amenities. Derby city centre is approximately sixteen miles to the south offering a broader range of facilities. The A6 provides swift onward travel to both the north and south which in turn provides access to the A38 and the main motorway networks. It should also be noted that there is quick access to railway stations located at Matlock, Matlock Bath, Cromford and Whatstandwell, all providing access to Derby railway station which in turn gives swift onward travel to the north and south. Belper is located 8 miles to the south and Chesterfield is located approximately 12 miles to the north providing access to Junction 29 of the M1 motorway. The Peak National Park is within easy reach with stunning and beautiful scenery. The attractions of Chatsworth House and gardens are approximately eight miles to the north and Carsington Water is approximately six miles to the south-west.
Accommodation - - Wooden panelled entrance door having glazed arched fanlight over providing access to:
Reception Hallway - Having a quarry tiled floor covering under the carpet, central heating radiator, original cornice and telephone jack point. Feature stone cantilevered staircase with mahogany handrail and balusters. Two stained glazed windows with stone mullion and surrounds. Two panelled doors provide access to the drawing room and dining room respectively. Further doorway providing access to rear internal hallway.
Dining Room - 3.65m x 3.31m (12'0" x 10'10") - The latter measurement being taken into the recess adjacent to the chimney breast incorporating a limestone surround. Telephone jack point, central heating radiator, picture rail and moulded cornice, sash window to front having far reaching views over the surrounding countryside.
Drawing Room - 7.67m x 4.58m (25'2" x 15'0") - The former measurement being taken into the full depth of the large feature bay window to front which incorporates sash windows and enjoys south facing views over the surrounding countryside. The latter measurement is taken into the recess adjacent to the chimney breast which incorporates a feature marble fireplace with matching raised hearth with a reproduction Regency fire grate. Three central heating radiators, TV aerial connection, original moulded cornice and ceiling rose. Panelled door providing access to:
Study / Family Room - 5.74m x 3.29m (18'10" x 10'10") - Having a tiled fireplace with matching raised hearth incorporating an open grate, two central heating radiators, TV aerial connection, picture rail and moulded cornice, sash window to front having far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. Interlocking panelled door providing access to the ancillary accommodation.
Rear Internal Hallway - Which extends across the majority of the width of the property having a latched door giving access to the dining kitchen, central heating radiator and built-in house keeping cupboard with power. Second interlocking door which provides access to the ancillary accommodation and pine panelled and glazed door which provides access to a useful store room / utility. This store room / utility has original stone flagged floor covering.
Breakfast Kitchen - 5.30m x 3.45m (17'5" x 11'4") - Having an extensive range of granite (galaxy) preparation surfaces with matching upstand, tiled splashback and having a twin ceramic Belfast sink unit with chromed period styled mixer tap over and having a range of hand made solid painted wood units with complementary panelled and tempered glazed wall mounted cupboards over and wine rack. Leisure Range style cooker which incorporates five ring hob, warming plate, two ovens, grill and pan store. Please Note There is a matching island unit with oak preparation surface creating a breakfast bar with four stools included in the sale (not included within the current photograph). Integrated Bosch dishwasher. Appliance space and plumbing suitable for a large American style fridge / freezer. Stone fireplace which incorporates a feature cast iron pot belly stove sat on quarry tiled hearth. Central heating radiator. Built-in oak book shelves with panelled oak cupboard beneath which houses the gas meter. Two sash windows to front with oak window sill and enjoying southerly views. Panelled door with stone steps provide access to a:
Utility Room - 3.47m x 3.23m (11'5" x 10'7") - With plumbing suitable for an automatic washing machine, stone gardener's sink with electric hot tap and a latch door providing access to a former WC / STORE.
First Floor Landing - Having four panelled doors providing access to the master bedroom, bedroom two, bedroom three and a bathroom. The landing has a central heating radiator, moulded cornice and archways and in turn has a doorway with steps leading to a rear landing incorporating a study area and leading to the guests' bedroom suite. Double glazed Velux roof light to ceiling and second doorway with steps providing access to a corridor landing with a interlocking door to the ancillary accommodation.
Master Bedroom - 4.64m x 4.51m (15'3" x 14'10") - The former measurement being taken into the recess adjacent to the chimney breast which incorporates two original storage cupboards and features a Hopton Wood limestone fireplace and surround with cast iron fire and open grate. To the adjacent chimney recess there is a built-in wardrobe. Trap door access to roof space with drop down loft ladder. Central heating radiator. Window to front enjoying south facing views over the surrounding countryside.
Bedroom Two - 4.46m x 3.28m (14'8" x 10'9") - The latter measurement being taken into the recess adjacent to the chimney breast incorporating a Hopton Wood limestone fireplace and stone hearth with a cast iron fireplace and open grate together with two original built-in cupboards. Central heating radiator, telephone jack point,. Wooden panelled door provides access to a built-in wardrobe. Sash window to front enjoying south facing views over the surrounding countryside which must be seen to be truly appreciated. The former measurement is taken into the full depth into the fitted book shelves with cupboards beneath.
Bedroom Three - 3.27m x 3.22m (10'9" x 10'7") - Having a feature fireplace with open grate and stone hearth. To the adjacent chimney recess is a built-in wardrobe. Central heating radiator, sash window to front enjoying south facing views over the surrounding countryside which must be seen to be truly appreciated. Panelled door with adjacent access that serves as either an en-suite bathroom or as a family bathroom.
Bathroom - 3.82m x 2.39m (12'6" x 7'10") - Having a period styled white suite comprising large pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap over, low level WC and bath with chromed period styled taps. Separate Italian tiled shower cubicle with period styled chromed overhead shower. Chromed period styled heated towel rail. Recessed spot lights. Extractor fan. Panelled door providing access to a linen cupboard. Window to side enjoying views. Pine exposed floor boards.
Rear Landing / Study Area - 6.07m x 2.24m (19'11" x 7'4") - Having a panelled door providing access to a storage area, central heating radiator, sealed unit double glazed Velux rooflight window. Built-in low level storage cupboard. Exposed timber purlin. Wooden panelled door provides access to a shower room and a second wooden panelled door provides access to the guest en-suite.
Shower Room - Having a white suite comprising wash hand basin, Edwardian low level WC and tiled shower cubicle with chromed dual shower. Recess spot lights. Electric extractor fan. Period style radiator / towel rail. A feature small window.
Guest En-Suite - 3.65m x 2.63m (12'0" x 8'8") - Having an original 1920's Art Deco style suite comprising large pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and bath. Separate shower cubicle with chrome effect overhead shower with tiled surround. Trap door access to roof space. Recessed spot lights. Built-in airing cupboard which houses the Saunier Deuval wall mounted combination boiler providing domestic hot water and servicing the central heating system and having a range of slatted shelving over. Window to rear. Period style radiator / towel rail. Panelled door providing access to:
Bedroom Four (Guest Bedroom) - 2.95m x 3.69m (9'8" x 12'1") - Having central heating radiator, sash window to front enjoying southfacing views over the surrounding countryside.
Ancillary Accommodation - - Wooden panelled and glazed door providing access to the:
L-Shaped Entrance Hallway - Having central heating radiator, part exposed stone wall, panelled door which provides interlocking access to the study / family room and a second door providing access to the rear hallway (main residence). Staircase off to the first floor providing access to the bedroom. Useful under stairs storage cupboard. Pine latched door providing access to:
Living Kitchen - 4.72m x 4.06m (15'6" x 13'4") - Having a solid wood preparation surface which incorporates an inset stainless steel sink unit with adjacent drainer with base panelled cupboards beneath and panelled wall cupboards over. Inset electric four ring electric hob and electric oven beneath. Appliance space with power suitable for a fridge / freezer. Feature stone range style fireplace having gas supply (note the Rayburn is not connected or included in the sale). Central heating radiator, original quarry tiled floor covering, feature exposed limestone rock face, two windows to front which enjoy far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. Pine latch door providing access to:
Side Hallway - With slate tiled floor covering and central heating radiator. Wooden and glazed door to front. Pine latched door provides access to:
Wet Room - Being fully tiled and having a suite comprising bowl style wash hand basin with contemporary mixer tap over, boxed low level wc and chrome shower with slate tiled floor covering. Wall mounted ladder style heated towel rail, electric extractor fan, glazed window to front.
First Floor -
Semi-Galleried Landing - Having pine handrail, balusters and post with sealed unit double glazed Velux rooflight window and door providing interlocking access to the main residence. Panelled door providing access to:
Bedroom (Bedroom Five To Main Residence) - 4.92m x 3.92m (16'2" x 12'10") - Having central heating radiator, built-in airing cupboard housing a wall mounted Sime combination boiler which provides the domestic hot water and services the central heating system with slatted shelving. Sash window to front enjoying far reaching views over surrounding countryside towards Matlock Bath.
Outside - - Immediately to the front of the property is a driveway which provides off-street parking for three / four cars and access to the garage. Feature crescent stone steps lead to a terraced lawned garden which incorporates a range of raised flowering and herbaceous borders having three apple trees.
Further stone steps continue to provide access to the entrance door to the main residence and with a continuation of the steps leading to provide access to the kitchen / courtyard area and utility room. The kitchen courtyard area has a coal shed and log store and access via steps lead to a terrace to the rear of the property. To the front of the ancillary accommodation is a patio area which provides access to a large timber garden shed 3.57m x 2.41m (11'9" x 7'11") with stone steps access to the side of the property leading to Waterloo Road.
Garage - 5.05m x 3.81m (16'7" x 12'6") - Having lighting and power. Double wooden doors to front and service door to side.
Directional Note - - The approach from our Matlock office is proceed south along the A6 and upon reaching Matlock Bath proceed through Matlock Bath eventually taking the turning on the right into Temple Road. Proceed along Temple Road passing the Temple Hotel and eventually bearing to the right where the road becomes Temple Walk. Proceed along Temple Walk and at the T-junction turn left into Waterloo Road where shortly thereafter the driveway for Belle Vue House is located straight ahead.
Viewing - - Strictly by appointment through Scargill Mann & Co - Matlock Office 01629 584591 (AT 05.10.2016)
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