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1 bedroom town house for sale

Market Place, Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Sold STC £189,950

Property Description

Key features

  • 1 Bed Townhouse
  • Historic Building
  • Sought After Location
  • No Upward Chain
  • Lots of Character
  • Grade II Listed

Full description

Grants of Derbyshire are delighted to offer For Sale this truly unique property in the heart of the historic town of Wirksworth. This Grade II listed building is a charming and unique home much admired for both its Palladian-style windows and the large bathroom window added in 2009. Visitors are surprised that the inside of the property is larger than it appears from the outside. There are high ceilings throughout. The accommodation briefly comprises dining kitchen, lounge and guest's cloakroom on the ground floor and spacious bedroom and large bathroom on the first floor. Viewing Highly Recommended. No Upward Chain.

About Wirksworth - The market town of Wirksworth is of considerable historical interest and is home to a good number of important period and other buildings, many of which are hidden away in picturesque alleys and craftsman's yards.
Its uniqueness and friendliness make it one of the most appealing and fascinating towns in area. For a town with a population of approximately 5,000 it is certainly a thriving community with much to offer whatever your interests.
There are good schools, a leisure centre, individual local shops, restaurant, tea rooms, bistro, several public houses, an independent cinema, health centre...
With easy access to attractions in the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District, Wirksworth is also convenient for Matlock, Ashbourne, Derby, M1 Corridor, Nottingham East Midlands International Airport and by rail from nearby Cromford to London.

Brief History Of The Building - Number 15 Market Place (Symonds House) was built around 1750 and was the house of the town's principal lawyer. Number 15a was built later (between 1800 and 1806) as an office wing to No 15. It remained in use as a solicitor's office for over 160 years.
In the 1960s 15a was split off from the adjoining house and was given a small single storey extension at the rear to be used as a dwelling.
The original building fell into disrepair and was eventually bought in 1985 by the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust who undertook the repairs desperately needed and completed restoration in Spring 1986.
The current owners have been in possession of the property since 2006. They had alterations done to make it what it is today.

Ground Floor - A solid wooden entrance door with fanlight above opens to the

Entrance Hall - 5'5" x 4' (1.65m x 1.22m) - With traditional red quarry tiles to the floor. Three doors from here lead to the kitchen, guest's cloakroom and lounge.

Dining Kitchen - 17'5" x 12'6" (max) (5.31m x 3.81m ( max)) - With a continuation of the quarry tiled floor, this room has a large oriel window with deep sill to the front and further character is created by the exposed stone to one wall. The kitchen area is fitted with a good range of solid wooden base and wall units and granite work surfaces. There is an inset sink with swan neck mixer tap and integrated AEG appliances include the washing machine, fridge, combination oven and two ring gas hob. The room is lit by inset spotlights as well as the ceiling light and ample space is available for a dining table and chairs.

Guest Cloakroom - 7'8" x 4'3" (2.34m x 1.30m) - This is a good sized cloakroom, again with quarry tiled floor, which is fitted with a low flush WC and a pedestal wash hand basin.

Lounge - 15' x 11'2" (max) (4.57m x 3.40m ( max)) - This is an elegant and light room with most impressive palladian style mullioned windows to the front aspect. Original features have been retained such as the cornices to the high ceilings and the cast iron open fire set on a stone hearth within a stone surround. There is a fitted bookshelf in the space beneath the staircase which leads up to the

First Floor - The top of the staircase is a pleasant area with a panelled wall and small windows to the rear aspect. A part glazed door opens to the

Bedroom - 15' x 14'1" (max) (4.57m x 4.29m ( max)) - A spacious and light room, again benefitting from the high ceilings with cornices and the fabulous palladian style windows to the front aspect with views over the rooftops of the town centre to the hills beyond. In the recess to the right of the fire place is a large built in wardrobe with useful storage cupboard above. A wooden panelled door to the rear of the room opens to the

Bathroom - 15' x 11'7" (4.57m x 3.53m) - A stunning room. The centre piece is the freestanding bath positioned beneath the vaulted ceiling which leads from the beautiful feature window. In addition there is a large walk in shower, low flush WC and square wash hand basin. The room is lit by inset spotlights and oak doors open to useful storage in the eaves. The room also benefits from a delightful solid oak window seat from where you are able to look down on Dale End below.

Outside - The entrance door is at the side of the property. In front of this is a most charming paved area which the current owner has filled with pots and plants. This is enclosed by a wrought iron fence and gate. A wooden door opens to a useful exterior storage space. Parking is available with a parking permit 50 metres away off The Dale (subject to availability).

Council Tax Information - We are informed by Derbyshire Dales District Council that this home falls within council tax band B which is currently £1245 per annum.

Directional Notes - The property is a stone's throw away from our Wirksworth office. Proceed left along the parade of shops and the building is directly opposite. The entrance is around the left hand side on Dale End.

Disclaimer: 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.

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