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Upper Lumsdale, Matlock

Key features

  • Four bedroom detached residence
  • Separate gardeners cottage in the grounds providing additional accommodation
  • Private setting with remote gated access
  • Master suite with dressing room, sitting room, walk in wardrobe and luxury ensuite.
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens with ornamental ponds
  • Easy access to the amenities available in Matlock

Property description

Lumsdale house is sat within serene landscaped gardens, offering extensive accommodation including a two bedroom cottage within the grounds, located just outside the historic spa town of Matlock the property offers limitless character and charm, currently used as a successful holiday let.

Lumsdale house presents a rare opportunity to acquire one of Derbyshire's hidden gems, originally built in 1760 by a local mill owner, Lumsdale House sits in the heart of the Lumsdale Valley, a national Heritage listed Conservation area, full of history, beauty and charm on the outskirts of the historic spa town of Matlock. The main house comprises briefly of; three reception rooms, a large orangery, a generous breakfasting kitchen with utility, pantry and boiler room. To the first floor there is, a family bathroom, three double bedrooms one with ensuite, a master suite containing a living/sitting room, dressing room, walk in wardrobe and a luxury ensuite. Within the grounds lies a gardeners cottage providing further accommodation. This comprises of an open plan kitchen living space to the ground floor. On the first floor the space is divided by the staircase allowing ample room for two double beds and shower room. Lumsdale House is approached through electronically operated gates, the graveled drive provides access to the gardener's cottage and ample off road parking adjacent to the main house. Set within approximately one acre of beautifully landscaped grounds, with large ornamental ponds, various seating areas, an ice house, a wooden framed boat house with log store and various outbuildings. Lumsdale house has ideal commuting links to Nottingham, Derby, Chesterfield and Sheffield, with nearby train stations in Matlock and Chesterfield.

Reception Hallway 
An engraved glazed wooden door with light above opens into the entrance hallway. This impressive hallway has a cobbled archway, decorative mouldings, coving and a ceiling rose. The solid oak flooring leads through to the useful storage area located under the staircase. The oak staircase gives access to the first floor accommodation and there are two central heating radiators.

Breakfasting Kitchen 17' x 16' 6" ( 5.18m x 5.03m )
The breakfasting kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base units incorporating an island all finished with Beech work surfaces. The island includes a seating area and there is a Belfast sink inset into the work surface. The Falcon professional kitchen range with extractor, the Armana wine cooler, American style refrigerator and an integrated dishwasher are all included in the sale. Sliding sash windows with a wooden picture seat and radiator beneath provide views over the gardens. Tiled splash backs complement the units. There is coving to the ceiling, spotlights and the room is finished with oak wooden flooring with under floor heating.

Drawing Room 14' 11" x 17' 2" ( 4.55m x 5.23m )
The drawing room has an Adam's style fireplace with an inset multi fuel stove on a tiled hearth. Storage has been created in the alcove and there is decorative coving, mouldings and a ceiling rose to the ceiling. There is oak parquet flooring and front facing sash windows with a radiator beneath.

Dining Room 25' 3" x 14' 3" ( 7.70m x 4.34m )
This imposing formal dining room has a broad bay with French doors and sash windows to the front elevation. The marble fireplace has a open grate and decorative built in cupboards with shelving to either side of the chimney breast. Two central heating radiators, coving to the ceiling and a ceiling rose.

Lounge 18' 4" x 15' 1" ( 5.59m x 4.60m )
The main focal point of this beautiful lounge is the impressive original stone fireplace with inset multi fuel stove. The opposite wall has exposed feature stonework. This triple aspect room has French doors and windows to both the rear, the side and the Orangery. Two central heating radiators and a tiled floor.

Study 13' 4" x 9' 11" ( 4.06m x 3.02m )
Having two glazed windows to the rear, coving to the ceiling and spotlights. The study gives access to the dining room, lounge and reception hallway.

Utility Room 9' 8" x 8' 8" ( 2.95m x 2.64m )
Fitted with a range of wall and base units with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A sink with drainer is in set into the work surface. A window is to the rear elevation and the floor is tiled. There is a wall mounted central heating radiator and a door opening to the pantry. The pantry has a quarry tiled floor, shelving and a window to the side. The door from the utility leads to the rear entrance lobby

Rear Entrance Lobby 
This gives access to the utility the boiler room and the rear garden.

Boiler Room 
The boiler room has a quarry tiled floor and two condensing boilers.

Downstairs Cloakroom 
Comprising of a period style low flush WC, circular sink inset into a marble wash stand with storage beneath and a central heating radiator. The oak wooden flooring continues from the entrance hallway. There is coving to ceiling, spotlights and a window to the rear.

Orangery 26' 6" x 17' ( 8.08m x 5.18m )
This beautiful Orangery has access through French doors from the lounge and a stable door leads onto the front garden. The Orangery features a York stone floor, and decorative pond.

Bedroom Four 16' 5" x 9' 7" ( 5.00m x 2.92m )
Situated on the half landing bedroom four has a sash window to the side and the rear, coving to the ceiling and a central heating radiator. The bedroom has a cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth and surround, in addition there is a useful storage cupboard.

First Floor Landing 
Having a central heating radiator and a window. The first floor landing gives access to the guest bedroom.

Guest Bedroom 17' 2" x 16' 2" ( 5.23m x 4.93m )
This dual aspect bedroom has a window to the side and a sliding sash to the front. Laminate flooring, a decorative fireplace with tiled back and a central heating radiator.

Guest Bedroom Ensuite 
This ensuite has a jack and Jill facility with doors opening onto the landing and into the guest bedroom. The ensuite comprises of a tiled walk-in shower, low flush WC and circular wash handbasin in a vanity unit with a marble top and storage beneath. Coving to the ceiling, spotlights, a chrome heated towel rail and a additional radiator. The sash window opens onto the front elevation and the airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder. The ensuite is finished with a wooden floor.

Inner Landing 
Leading from the landing is the inner landing. This area gives access to bedroom three and the master bedroom suite. It has coving to the ceiling and a central heating radiator.

Family Bathroom 
The bathroom suite comprises of a freestanding roll top slipper bath with clawed feet and chrome fittings, a low flush WC and vanity unit with a marble top and an inset wash hand basin. The shower enclosure has an Aquata thermostatically controlled power shower unit within. A period style column and chrome radiator plus an additional vertical chrome heated towel rail. The walk in linen cupboard has shelving and provides access via a hatch to the loft space. There is spotlighting to the ceiling and French doors open onto the rear facing wrought iron Juliet balcony.

Bedroom Three 14' 2" x 13' 4" ( 4.32m x 4.06m )
This bedroom has a decorative fireplace, coving to the ceiling and a central heating radiator. A pedestal wash hand basin, sash window to the front and a built in wardrobe.

Master Suite 
This impressive master suite comprises of a sitting room area, master bedroom, dressing room, walk-in wardrobe and a luxurious bathroom suite.

Sitting Room Area 15' 1" x 9' 1" ( 4.60m x 2.77m )
This versatile space opens from the inner hallway. This reception area has a window to the rear, a central heating radiator and wooden flooring. Doors open into the master bedroom and dressing room area.

Master Bedroom 21' 4" x 14' 8" ( 6.50m x 4.47m )
The master bedroom has a wide bay with sash windows providing fantastic views over the gardens. There are two central heating radiators, a marble fireplace, wooden flooring and coving to the ceiling.

Dressing Room Area 10' x 8' 2" at the max. ( 3.05m x 2.49m at the max. )
Having a wooden floor and a rear facing window. A door opens into the walk-in wardrobe and the luxury ensuite bathroom.

Walk In Wardrobe 10' x 7' ( 3.05m x 2.13m )
Featuring a range of units providing hanging space and a wooden floor.

Luxury Ensuite Bathroom 
This beautifully presented bathroom suite comprises of a freestanding claw foot roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, a low flush WC, and his and her vanity units with marble tops and inset wash hand basins. There is a period style column and chrome radiator and additional vertical chrome heated towel rail. To the ceiling recess spotlights, a speaker and there is a sash window to the front elevation. The corner Aqua shower enclosure features a thermostatically controlled shower and has a separate handheld attachment. The room is finished with a tiled floor.

Gardeners Cottage 
Gardener's cottage is a stone built annexe situated in the gardens of the property. This would make idea accommodation for a dependent relative or a holiday cottage. It has its own driveway, electric boiler and an elevated garden to the rear.

Dining Living Kitchen 17' 11" x 13' ( 5.46m x 3.96m )
A door at the rear opens into the dining living kitchen which has a stone flagged floor throughout. The kitchen area has a range of wooden kitchen units with a Belfast sink in set into the wooden work surface. There is a double glazed window over the sink, an electric oven, space for a refrigerator and a central heating radiator. Twin double glazed doors open onto the front of the cottage. The main focal point of this charming room is the multifuel stove. The staircase with storage beneath leads up to the first floor accommodation.

First Floor Sleeping Area 
This area is divided by the staircase and could be converted to two separate bedrooms. It's has wooden flooring throughout and a shower room.

Sleeping Area One 18' x 10' ( 5.49m x 3.05m )
This area has a stained glass window, a double glazed skylight and a central heating radiator.

Sleeping Area Two 14' 11" x 12' 11" ( 4.55m x 3.94m )
This area has three double glazed skylights and double glazed French doors which open on to the rear. This area also has a central heating radiator and a door opens into the shower room.

Shower Room 
This contemporary styled shower room features an oversized walk in tiled shower enclosure with a thermostatically controlled shower unit, a wash hand basin and a low flush WC. There is a heated towel rail and a double glazed skylight.

Lumsdale House Garden 

Gardeners Cottage Garden 
At the rear of the cottage there is a charming elevated garden with steps leading to a wooden shed.

Main House Gardens 
The main garden originally conceived by Joseph Paxton has been sympathetically improved and maintained by the present occupants. The property has sweeping lawns, mature trees, shrubs and two ornamental ponds. The larger having a wooden framed boathouse with a good sized brick built outbuilding beneath, which could be used for a number of purposes. The property occupies a unique setting and within the grounds has numerous outbuildings including a stone built store with a lean to glasshouse, freestanding log stores, and a potting shed. Opening from the dining room and orangery is a circular gravelled garden with arbour seat surrounded by espalier trained fruit trees and roses. To the rear is a decked terrace which can be accessed from the lounge.

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2. General: While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.
3. The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only and as such must be considered incorrect.
4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.


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  • Matlock Station1.1 miles
  • Matlock Bath Station1.9 miles
  • Cromford Station2.3 miles
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