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Lumsdale House, Upper Lumsdale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4

Offers in Region of £1,350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Lumsdale House and Cottage
  • Built in 1760
  • Full of Character and Charm
  • Beautiful Landscaped Gardens
  • Ample Parking
  • Close to Matlock Town Centre
  • Energy Rating E
  • Viewing: Matlock Office

Full description


Built in 1760 by the local mill owner in the heart of Lumsdale valley, a National Heritage listed conservation area full of historical interest and natural beauty, on the outskirts of Matlock. Briefly comprises: three reception rooms, large orangery, study, large breakfast kitchen with separate utility, pantry and boiler room. Upstairs main bathroom, four double bedrooms (two en-suite), living room, dressing room and walk in wardrobe. The separate gardeners cottage provides further accommodation of kitchen/dining room with upstairs living room, double bedroom and shower room. Approached through electronically operated gates to the gravelled driveway, leads to a large turning circle with ample parking.

The house and cottage are set within an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens with large ponds and various seating areas, outbuildings.

Location - Matlock town centre stands within one and a quarter miles with Bakewell and Chatsworth 9 miles away. Derby, Sheffield and Nottingham are all easily accessible for daily commuting along with junctions 28 and 29 of the M1 motorway. Matlock has its own train station to Derby and beyond along with Chesterfield station for Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby. East Midlands airport stands within 34 miles.

The house has benefited from a comprehensive internal and external upgrade by the previous and present owners. This house though large and spacious retains a unique homely feel full of character and charm.

The Accommodation Comprises - Stone pillared entrance leads to the

Spacious Reception Hall - Being partially sub-divided by a corbled archway, with oak clad pillars to either side along with beautiful solid oak flooring. Double glass panelled front door which has engraved glass with matching panel above. Two radiators and oak staircase to the first floor with panelling below which has a useful cloaks area below. Original mouldings, ceiling rose and coving.

Drawing Room - 5.19m x 4.78m (17'0" x 15'8") - With Adam reproduction fireplace having a multi-fuel stove and arched alcove to the side with shelving and cupboard. Radiator set beneath the front facing sash windows, again mouldings, coving to the ceiling. Oak parquet flooring. Radiator.

Formal Dining Room - 7.76m x 4.95m max dimensions (25'6" x 16'3" max dimensions) - Encompassing the broad bay which has sash windows to either side, together with twin French doors to the garden. Mouldings, coving to the ceiling, marble fireplace with open grate fire. Built-in cupboards and shelving to either side of the chimney breast. There are three radiators to this room.

Rear Hall - With radiator, original window to the rear, opens immediately through to the

Study - 4.47m x 3.04m (14'8" x 10'0") - Having a radiator with cabinet, book/display shelving to one wall and windows to the rear. Spotlights.

Lounge - 5.62m x 5.28m (18'5" x 17'4") - With a lovely original stone fireplace with matching recesses to either side. Multi-fuel stove. Two radiators, tiling to the floor and exposed feature stone work to the opposing wall to the chimney breast. This room enjoys excellent natural light with French doors and windows to both the rear decked terrace, side garden and orangery.

Orangery - 8.58m x 5.17m (28'2" x 17'0") - Having been sympathetically re-built around 2012, new hardwood double glazed factory painted frames with double glazed windows and double glazed roof panels. A York stone flagged floor with Olive tree, water feature and original Vine and Rosieres stove.

Downstairs Cloakroom - Having a low flush period suite together with a vanity unit with marble surround, cupboard below and inset basin. Radiator. Window to the rear. Spotlights, coving and oak flooring continues through from the hall.

Breakfast Kitchen - 5.21m x 5.05m (17'1" x 16'7") - Having an extensive range of fitted units with solid Beech working surfaces, Belfast style sink and matching breakfasting/preparation island. The Falcon professional kitchen range with matching stainless steel splashback and oversized illuminated extractor canopy would be included in the sale with the Amana temperature controlled wine store and matching American style fridge/freezer with integral water/ice machine would be included in the sale. There is also an integrated dishwasher, radiator set beneath the front facing sash windows, with window seat. Beam to the ceiling along with spotlights, tiling above the working surfaces and numerous power points for the appliances. Oak flooring having electric thermostatically controlled underfloor heating. Connecting door from the kitchen to the adjacent

Utility - 2.98m x 2.65m (9'9" x 8'8") - Fitted base and wall cupboards matching those to the kitchen, plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer, inset sink unit with mixer tap, waste disposal, quarry tiling to the floor, radiator, window to the rear. Connecting door from the kitchen to the hall and the

Pantry - 2.08m x 1.43m (6'10" x 4'8") - Window to the side. Quarry tiling. Shelving.

Rear Entrance Lobby - Recess to open rear entrance porch, and door to the

Boiler Room - Within which is housed the twin side by side condensing boilers which were installed around 2011, along with upgrading of the meters and consumer unit.

First Floor Landing - Radiator. Window to the rear.

Bedroom Four - 5.01m x 2.94m (16'5" x 9'8") - Radiator. Traditional period fireplace. Windows to the rear and side along with cupboard and coving.

Family Bathroom - 3.66m x 3.04m (12'0" x 10'0") - With a white suite comprising of a free standing claw foot roll top slipper bath, mixer tap, a Gama Decor vanity unit with cupboard below and a marble surround. Aquata high quality shower enclosure, thermostatically controlled power shower unit, working off the domestic hot water system. Barrel radiator with integral chrome towel rail along with separate chrome towel rail, shaver point, ceiling and wall light points, coving. Walk-in linen/store cupboard which is shelved and in turn provides access to loft storage. An appealing feature of the bathroom are the twin doors to the rear wrought iron Juliette balcony.

Main Landing - With radiator, access to the roof void.

Guest/Double Bedroom - 5.25m x 4.97m (17'3" x 16'4") - Coving. Ornamental fireplace with ornate original surround. Radiator. Two sash windows to the front.

Luxurious En-Suite Shower Room - Which enjoys a Jack and Jill facility with the landing. Again in white with corner tiled shower enclosure, power shower unit off the domestic hot water system. Marble top vanity unit, inset wash hand basin, cupboard below, pelmet lighting and fitted mirror. Low level WC, vertical chrome towel radiator. Coving. Spotlights. Radiator. Sash window to the front and integral speaker to the ceiling. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder along with veneered flooring.

Double Bedroom Three - 4.35m x 4.09m (14'3" x 13'5") - A pedestal wash basin, radiator, Louis fireplace and coving. Sash window to the front. Built-in wardrobes/cupboard.

Master Suite - Comprising of the sitting area, master bedroom, dressing room, large walk-in wardrobe and luxurious en-suite bathroom.

Master Bedroom - 6.49m x 4.05m (21'4" x 13'3") - With marble fireplace, two radiators set within the broad front facing bay which has sash windows. This room being located over the dining room, has coving to the ceiling and veneered flooring.

Sitting Area - 4.57m x 2.76m (15'0" x 9'1") - Being a versatile area suitable for a multitude of uses and has a radiator, sash window to the rear and coving. Master suite leads off the main landing.

Dressing Area - 3.19m x 2.05m (10'6" x 6'9") - Again with veneered flooring, radiator. Window to the rear. Access to the roof void.

Large Walk-In Wardrobe - 3.08m x 2.16m (10'1" x 7'1") - Being fitted out to either side with ceiling spotlights.

En-Suite Bathroom - 5.46m x 2.46m (17'11" x 8'1") - Having a free-standing claw foot roll top cast iron bath with telephonic mixer tap, with shower attachment. Bespoke Gama Decor his and her vanity unit with marble top and a beautiful bespoke polished Rosewood stands with matching mirrors above. Tiling to the walls and floor complementing the suite. Barrel radiator and integral chrome towel rail. Additional chrome towel radiator. Spotlights, integral speaker, radiator and sash window to the front. Low level WC. Corner Aquata shower enclosure, thermostatically controlled shower unit with separate hand held attachment.

Outside - Twin wrought iron electric gates with intercom opens to the broad gravelled driveway which provides ample off-road parking, with separate side entrance which can easily serve the "Gardener's Cottage" which is a superb annexe, ideal for guests for elderly dependant or teenagers.

Gardener's Cottage - Which is a superb stone built detached annexe, perfect for dependant relative, guest or could even generate an income from holiday letting as it has its own driveway and garden area. It has its own electric boiler and is metered separately from the house.

Dining/Living Kitchen - 4.0m x 5.47m (13'1" x 17'11") - With stone flagged floor, a range of wooden fitted base units, Belfast sink, wooden working surface, electric cooker point, enough room for a dining/breakfast table. There is a log burning multi-fuel stove. Staircase with understairs store. Twin double glazed external doors to the front, double glazed windows beyond the sink along with external door to the rear. Which currently is open plan to the first floor but could be divided at relatively nominal cost into two bedrooms.

Sleeping Area - 5.47m x 4.58m (17'11" x 15'0") - Twin double glazed French doors to the garden, double glazed Velux roof light, radiator, natural wood flooring.

Excellent En-Suite Shower Room - Comprises of an oversized walk-in tiled shower enclosure with thermostatically controlled shower unit, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, vertical chrome towel radiator. Double glazed Velux roof light.

Living Area - 5.51m x 3.14m (18'1" x 10'4") - Which could easily be a main bedroom area, again with natural wood flooring. Cathedral style double glazed window to the front with ornate stained glass panelling. Two double glazed Velux roof lights, traditional storage and radiator.

Annexe Garden - The annexe has its own area of garden to the rear along with stone steps down to its own courtyard parking area.

Driveway - The house is accessed via twin electric wrought iron gates which have an intercom to the side connected to the dwelling. A recently gravelled driveway sweeps in providing ample parking and turning space for numerous vehicles and extends by the side of the annexe which has a car port below. The drive then continues along to the rear of the house.

Garden And Grounds - The stunning garden with it's Joseph Paxton trademark features has been given a complete new lease of life by the present owners, a garden designer and botanical artist. The east facing aspect affords a choice of sun or shade to the various seating/outdoor dining areas. A sweeping lawn leads down to the top pond which cascades into the main pond with adjacent picnic area and views towards Tansley. Extensive well stocked borders containing numerous mature rare and specimen trees and shrubs. Leading off from the dining room is a traditional circular cut flower garden with arbour seat and fountain bordered by espalier trained fruit trees and rose arches. Below the main garden lie further wooded/utility areas.

Outbuildings - Stone built store (original kitchen pantry) with lean-to glass house. Free standing log stores. Ice house. Oak framed boat house with integral tool shed and log stores. Large brick built Victorian potting shed.

Services - Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property which benefits from new twin gas central heating boilers fitted during recent years.

Directions - Proceed from the centre of Matlock onto Chesterfield Road, taking the next turning on the right after Asker Lane into Lumsdale. Continue past the entrance to Highfields School, following the road down the incline taking the left fork in the road before the house will be found on the right hand side set behind twin electric gates.

Valuer - Tim Heaton/ae

Viewing - Strictly by appointment through our Matlock office

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22 May 2015

Nearest stations

  • Matlock (1.1 mi)
  • Matlock Bath (1.9 mi)
  • Cromford (2.3 mi)
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01629 358020 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Matlock (1.1 mi)
  • Matlock Bath (1.9 mi)
  • Cromford (2.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Saxton Mee, Matlock

27 Causeway Lane, Matlock, DE4 3AR

01629 358020 Local call rate

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