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Weighman's Cottage, Middleton, Wirksworth

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Bricks and Mortar, Wirksworth

Key features

  • Super-stylish modern family home
  • Potential for another 5 bedroom detached house
  • Stupendous double hot tub!
  • Magnificent lounge-kitchen-diner
  • Two contemporary bathrooms
  • Commercial opportunities - land and buildings
  • COVID-safe viewings throughout lockdown
  • **VIRTUAL TOUR - click to view**
  • Summer house
  • Large courtyard garden

Property description

This is a rare and splendid opportunity to purchase a recently-renovated 4 bedroom home in conjunction with substantial commercial buildings and outside space. There are detailed architect drawings to convert the commercial buildings into a detached 5 bedroom residence (pending planning decision). The current haulage yard space offers the opportunity for a wide range of uses including continuing as a transport business, creating a livery or other commercial usage.

Weighman's Cottage is located in the stunning Derbyshire Dales, adjacent to the High Peak Trail between the pretty market town of Wirksworth and the village of Middleton.

It's hard to decide what the best feature about this lovely home is! The large cottage has been skilfully modernised to include a spectacular lounge-kitchen-diner with vaulted ceilings, truly proving the adage that the kitchen is the heart of the home. But then there's the cosy lounge with Contura wood burner...or the tranquil modern bathrooms...or the summer house which currently acts as a games room and play area...or of course the impressive and frankly massive double hot tub on the raised decking in the garden!

This is the perfect home for a growing family. It's easy to picture everyone gathering for meals and conversation in the kitchen-diner with the light flooding through the super-wide patio doors, whilst the lounge, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, summer house, garden and hot tub offer plenty of little sanctuaries and places to explore.

For those seeking a new start and especially home working, this is the perfect base - within walking distance of the amenities of Wirksworth and the pubs of Middleton, but peacefully away from any hustle and bustle.

Family walks or cycle rides along the High Peak Trail towards Black Rocks and Cromford or nearby Middleton Top and Minninglow can begin at the end of the garden!

Entrance Hall - 3.71m x 0.97m (12'2 x 3'2) - Enter the home through the stylish slate-metal security door with three frosted glazed panels into the entrance hall. Kicking off your shoes and walking on the modern flagstone tiles alert you to the underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. The whitewashed walls, which are a feature throughout this home, create a fresh, sleek look. The ceiling is 7.8 feet tall and has spotlight lighting.

Kitchen-Lounge-Diner - 8.10m x 4.34m (26'7 x 14'3) - Until you view, or perhaps watch the virtual tour, it is hard to convey in words how impressive this room is. Entering the lounge area from the entrance hall through the glazed oak door, you're immediately struck by the vaulted ceilings (as high as 9.7 feet) and the light flooding into the kitchen especially from the wide patio doors and Velux roof windows.

Pride of place in the kitchen is the Rangemaster Nexus SE range, with two fan ovens, a grill, slow cooker, 5 ring hob and matching Rangemaster extractor fan. The bespoke kitchen has stylish solid wood cabinets and a built-in wine rack with oodles of storage. Quartz worktops create lots of space to create culinary masterpieces and there is space aplenty for a large 6 or 8 seater dining table and chairs.

The floors are tiled and there are ceiling spotlights and uplighters. Original features include the deep stone-recessed windows (which themselves are newly double-glazed) and the wide patio doors lead out into the large, wide courtyard garden.

Living Room - 4.32m x 4.17m (14'2 x 13'8) - If you wander through from the lounge-kitchen-diner, this room initially has a cosy and snug feel. But that's only in comparison to the supersized room next door! In most houses, this would be the main large living room. The Contura wood burner is encased in a stylish slate floor-to-ceiling surround and stone base. Tiled flooring and ceiling spotlights work with the natural light flooding in from the patio door and the windows - recessed deeply into the original stone - to create a light and airy space. This is enhanced further with the modern staircase heading up to the first floor from the entrance to this living room.

Utility Room - 2.16m x 1.83m (7'1 x 6) - As well as being a very useful and well-planned space, this utility room houses the Samsung air-source heat pump. This provides the underfloor heating both upstairs and downstairs, together with the hot water supply. There is plumbing and space for a tumble dryer and washing machine, along with lots of other storage space. Tiled flooring and ceiling spotlights complete this room.

Bathroom (Ground Floor) - 3.23m x 1.14m (10'7 x 3'9) - A funky modern sliding timber door leads from the entrance hall into the downstairs bathroom (one of two family bathrooms in this home). The contemporary Rak three piece white suite comprises a 2/3 size bath (too cute! And perfect for bathing children), a WC and sink with chrome mixer taps.

Attractive horizontal mosaic floor-to-ceiling tiling continues around the bath and the sink has a tiled splashback too. The room also has a large landscape window to the rear garden/hot tub area and a large heated towel rail.

Stairs - Leading to the first floor from the living room, the carpeted modern staircase has a smooth metal handrail and balustrade.

Upper Hallway - 2.84m x 1.09m to 1.85m (9'4 x 3'7 to 6'1) - The carpeted upper hallway has a 7.7 foot high ceiling with spotlights and doors off to all four bedrooms and the upstairs family bathroom.

Bedroom One - 3.38m x 2.46m (11'1 x 8'1) - With a built-in wardrobe, oak door and oak flooring, this bedroom has two north-facing windows recessed into the historic stone of the house and a large window sill. Ceiling lights and uplighters create a clean, modern feel.

Bedroom Two - 2.34m x 1.75m (7'8 x 5'9) - This cosy room is equally perfect as a single bedroom
ursery or would be a great home office, especially with the south-facing window creating light throughout the day. An oak door, oak flooring, ceiling spotlights and uplighters complete this room.

Bedroom Three - 3.18m x 2.82m (10'5 x 9'3) - This double bedroom has lovely views over the hot tub and rear garden to the trees bordering the edge of the site by the High Peak Trail. Like the other bedrooms, it has an oak entrance door and oak flooring, ceiling spotlights, uplighters and those lovely stone-recessed double glazed windows.

Bedroom Four - 3.15m x 3.12m (10'4 x 10'3) - Situated beside the upstairs family bathroom, this double bedroom benefits from having a built-in wardrobe over the stairs, creating more space to relax within the bedroom itself. Two east-facing windows make this a perfect early-bird bedroom for those who like to get up and view the sunrise.

Main Family Bathroom - The main family bathroom features an electric shower over the full size bath which has chrome mixer taps. Floor-to-ceiling horizontal mosaic tiles and a tiled floor (with the all-important underfloor heating!) create a stylish modern sanctuary. You can imagine lazing in the bath gazing up through the window 9 feet above you to the stars beyond. The pitched roof with Velux window has ceiling spotlights including angled lights.

There is a white WC, sink, storage and a useful high shelf for additional storage and a heated towel rail.

Garden, Summer House And Hot Tub - The substantial double hot tub is located on a raised decking area which is reached via wooden steps beside the wooden summer house. This is a large space which currently houses a pool table and still has plenty of space left over to be used as a play room. This could easily also be a spacious home office if desired. The long courtyard garden runs along the full length of the house and beyond - and is sheltered from the driveway by attractive high border plants.

Commercial Sheds: Workshop One - 9.47m x 7.06m (31'1 x 23'2) - This large brick-based shed has new corrugated metal upper floors and is currently one of two units used to house and service the large trucks used by the family haulage firm. Secure steel security doors. The shed has a very high pitched roof and, together with the other shed, has the potential to be converted into another large family home or holiday home - with drawings already created by a local architect.

Both workshops have three-phase electricity in line with that of the main house. They also have a separate septic tank to that of the main house.

Commercial Sheds: Workshop Two - 14.02m x 6.40m (46 x 21) - With a full-height shutter door to enable the haulage trucks to enter and depart, this workshop also has a secure steel door and is slightly larger than Shed One. Both sheds offer the potential for continued use in a similar business or a variety of commercial uses should they not be converted into a new detached five bedroom house.

Site Entrance And Outside Space - The entire complex surrounding and including the family home and commercial sheds is accessed via a driveway with secure wooden security gates. There is space for 11+ trucks and several other cars and vehicles. The rear of the land abuts the High Peak Trail at the northern end, very close to Mount Cook and the National Stone Centre.


BrochureWeighman's Cottage, Middleton, Wirksworth

Weighman's Cottage, Middleton, Wirksworth


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Cromford Station2.0 miles
  • Matlock Bath Station2.3 miles
  • Whatstandwell Station3.2 miles
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