01629 760 899
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27 Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3NF
London Office - 121 Park Lane, W1
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Guide Price £575,000

Cromford Bridge, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5JJ
4 Bedroomed    Detached House

Key features:

  • Guide Price £575,000-£600,000
  • Former Stationmaster’s House Together With The Victorian Platform Waiting Room
  • Elegant, Characterful Property Built in 1855 And Stands Above The Railway Station
  • Accessed Via The Original Victorian Footbridge
  • Station House Offers Three Bedrooms
  • Sitting & Dining Room, Fitted Kitchen, Utility Room, Bathroom & Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Delightful Gardens To The Front And Rear
  • The Former Waiting Room, Built in 1860, Has Been Converted To A Unique Holiday Cottage
  • The Building Has Original Cast Iron Lattice Windows And Sits On The Former Platform
  • Double Bedroom, Shower Room And Open Plan Living Dining Kitchen

An opportunity to acquire a truly unique property, being the former stationmaster’s house together with the Victorian platform waiting room at Cromford Railway Station.  This elegant, characterful property was built in 1855 and stands above the railway station, accessed via the original Victorian footbridge.  The former Waiting Room, built in 1860, has been converted to a unique holiday cottage and was featured on the record sleeve of  the Oasis 1995 song ‘Some Might Say’. The house was designed by renowned architect of the time G.H Stokes who was the son in law of Joseph Paxton, the architect for Chrystal Palace and Chatsworth House. The station house offers three bedrooms, family bathroom, sitting room, dining room, fitted kitchen, utility room and ground floor wet room shower.  There are delightful gardens to the front and rear, which back onto woodland, creating a haven for wildlife.  The property stands in an elevated position with superb views over Cromford and the surrounding open countryside.  Built in local coarse stone with mullioned windows, a hood string course set beneath a slate roof with dentil moulds to the soffits and dormer-style windows capped with decorative iron finials.  The former waiting room is built in a similar style, with an arched entrance door over which is a clock tower.  The building has original cast iron lattice windows and sits on the former platform with accommodation offering double bedroom, shower room and open plan living dining kitchen.

Cromford is a small village with a lot of historical interest being the site of the first successful water powered cotton mill in the country. The village grew up around the mill the majority of the houses being built by the mill owner Richard Arkwright (founder of the English sewing Cotton Company). Today the village is part of the Valley Mills World Heritage Site and offers good local amenities with easy access to the nearby towns of Wirksworth (1.8 miles), Matlock (2.6 miles) and Belper (7.8 miles) and is within commuting distance of Derby and Nottingham and having easy access to the M1 Motorway via the A38 trunk road. There is a branch line train station with a regular service to Derby and Nottingham.

Entering the property via a half-glazed panel entrance door, which opens to:

HALLWAY 10’7” X 5’2” & 7’2” X 3’7” (3.22m x 1.57m & 2.18m x 1.07m)

Having exposed dressed stone walls, solid oak flooring and a glazed roof to part of the room, there is a stable-style entrance door opening onto the gardens, cast iron column central heating radiator, electric underfloor heating and coat hanging space.  A pair of doors open to:

UTILITY ROOM 7’9” X 4’9” (2.36m x 1.45m)

Having a rear aspect casement window, oak flooring following through from the hallway and a range of hand-painted storage cupboards set beneath a solid timber worksurface with an undermounted porcelain sink.  There are wall-mounted storage cupboards and open display shelves.  The room has an integral fridge/freezer, wine cooler and washing machine.  Set within the worksurface is a 2-ring ceramic hob.  The room is half-tiled and has a cast iron column central heating radiator.

From the hallway, a broad door leads to:

WET ROOM SHOWER 3’6” x 4’6” (1.07M x 1.37m)

A fully tiled room with a glazed roof with obscured glass and a Mira Sport Max electric shower.  The room has an extractor fan.

From the hallway, a broad original panelled door set within the dressed stone surround with quadrant corners, the door opens to:

RECEPTION HALLWAY 10’6” X 3’10” & 8’11” X 4’11” (3.20m x 1.17m & 2.72m x 1.50m)

An L-shaped hallway, having a three-quarter turn staircase rising to the first floor accommodation with a window on the turn of the stairs.  The hallway has polished hardwood flooring, column-style central heating radiator, individually-controlled electric underfloor heating and original panelled doors opening to:

SITTING ROOM 13’1” X 10’11” (3.99m x 3.32m)

Having dual aspect casement windows set within stone mullions, having fitted secondary glazing, enjoying superb far-reaching views over the gardens and the station to the open countryside that surrounds the area.  The room has polished hardwood flooring, individually-controlled electric underfloor heating and a feature fire opening with a raised hearth housing a multifuel stove, being fitted with a water jacket, which provides hot water and central heating to the property.  There are built-in storage cupboards creating a TV cabinet with fitted shelving and having a television aerial point with satellite facility.  The room is illuminated by wall lamp points. 

DINING ROOM 14’11” X 9’11” (4.55m x 3.02m)

Having side aspect double glazed casement windows with fitted shutters.  The room has polished hardwood flooring with electric underfloor heating and a feature fire opening with a raised hearth housing a multifuel stove.  To the side of the chimney breast are built-in open display shelves.  The room has a cast iron column central heating radiator.

CLOAKROOM 5’6” X 4’11” (1.67m x 1.50m)

A half-tiled room with a side aspect window with obscured glass, with fitted window shutters and suite with high-level flush Victorian WC and wall-hung wash hand basin.  The room has built-in storage cupboards, a cast iron column central heating radiator and under floor heating.

From the hallway, a sliding batten door opens to:

KITCHEN 9’0” X 7’2” (2.74m x 2.18m)

With dual aspect casement windows set within exposed stone mullions and having fitted secondary glazing, the front windows enjoying similar views to the sitting room over the station to the open countryside beyond.  The room has polished hardwood flooring with underfloor heating and a good range of hand-painted kitchen units with cupboards and drawers beneath a polished timber worksurface.  There is an inset one-and-a-half bowl porcelain sink with antique-style mixer tap.  To one wall is a dresser-top style plate rack with a utensil rail, open display shelves and drawers.  Fitted within the kitchen is a Stove’s electric cooker with a 4-ring ceramic hob, double oven and grill.  The room is illuminated by downlight spotlights and there is an under-worksurface fridge.

From the hallway, a three-quarter turn staircase rises to:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 9’8” x 6’1” (2.95m x 1.85m)

Having a rear aspect window with fitted secondary glazing overlooking the woodlands that surround the property.  There is an access hatch, which opens to a boarded loft space with a retractable ladder and a light.  On the landing is an original communication telephone.  There is a column-style central heating radiator and panelled doors opening to:

BEDROOM ONE 14’11” X 9’10” (4.55m x 3.00m)

Having side aspect casement windows with fitted secondary glazing with views over the station and the woodlands beyond.  The room has polished light oak flooring and a cast iron feature bedroom fireplace.  There is a range of built-in wardrobes providing hanging space and storage shelving and incorporating an airing cupboard with slatted linen storage shelving, housing the hot water cylinder, which is fitted with an immersion heater.  The room has an electric night storage heater with radiator cover.

BEDROOM TWO 13’1” X 10’11” (3.99m x 3.32m)

With front aspect casement windows with fitted secondary glazing taking advantage of the superb far-reaching views.  The room has a feature fireplace with a cast iron insert and painted stone surround.  There is an electric night storage heater with a radiator cover.

BEDROOM THREE 8’11” X 7’3” (2.72m x 2.21m)

With front aspect casement windows having secondary glazing with similar views to bedroom one.  The room has a feature original corner fireplace housing a working open grate.  There is a cast iron column central heating radiator and a range of fitted office furniture, with a desk, cupboards and drawers, making the room ideal as a study/work-from-home space if not required as a bedroom.

FAMILY BATHROOM 6’2” X 6’1” (1.88m x 1.85m)

Having a side aspect window with fitted secondary glazing, painted panelling to dado height and suite with a stand-alone roll-top bath set upon ball and claw feet with Victorian-style mixer taps and handheld shower spray.  There is a vanity-style wash hand basin with storage cupboard beneath and a close coupled WC.  The room has a column central heating radiator and a second loft hatch.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached from the railway station via a footbridge to the disused platform, from where a gated pathway leads to the gardens to front of the property, which are laid to lawn and have borders stocked with ornamental shrubs and flowering plants.  To the side of the property is a stepped flagged seating area giving access to the entrance door and enjoying views over the woodland, from where a door opens to a SOLID FUEL STORE 4’11” X 4’00” (1.50m x 1.22m). To the rear of the property is a good-sized area of garden with a flagged terrace where the door opens from the hallway.  Set on the terrace are borders stocked with flowering plants and ornamental shrubs and an ornamental pond with water feature, beyond which is an area of garden with terraced lawns, wildlife areas, a timber garden shed and aluminium greenhouse.  The property has outside lighting, power and water supplies. 

FORMER WAITING ROOM

Currently run as a successful holiday cottage.

https://www.uniqueholidaycottages.co.uk/index.php/area/derbyshire-and-the-peak-district/the-waiting-room-holiday-cottage

Entering the property via a ledged and braced batten entrance door, which opens to:

ENTRANCE LOBBY 5’3” X 4’11” (1.65m x 1.50m)

Having polished limestone flooring, rear aspect window, under floor heating and a panelled door opening to:

OPEN PLAN LIVING DINING KITCHEN 24’8” X 9’11” (7.52m x 3.02m)

With original cast iron lattice windows with secondary glazing, overlooking the platform to the woodland beyond.  The room has polished oak flooring with electric underfloor heating.  The room has a lofty ceiling, creating an airy space.  A pair on entrance doors set within an arched opening open to the platform.  There is a feature fire opening with a raised stone hearth, housing a multifuel stove.  The kitchen area of the room is fitted with a good range of shaker-style units with cupboards and drawers set beneath a solid timber worksurface.  There are wall-mounted storage cupboards with under-cabinet lighting, the worksurface returns to form a peninsular room divide and breakfast bar.  Set within the worksurface is an undermounted Belfast-style sink with mixer tap and a 4-ring ceramic hob, over which is a cooker hood.  Beneath the hob is a fan-assisted electric oven.  Integral appliances include washing machine, fridge and 12-place setting dishwasher.  To the living area of the room is a built-in TV cupboard with a television aerial point with satellite facility.  A panelled door opens to:

BEDROOM 9’11 X 8’8” (3.02m x 2.64m)

Having original cast iron lattice windows with secondary glazing, overlooking the platform.  The room has polished oak flooring following through from the living area with individually-controlled underfloor electric heating and there is a built-in wardrobe with hanging rails.  There is a supplementary wall-mounted panel heater.

From the entrance lobby, a batten door opens to:

SHOWER ROOM 11’4” X 10’11” (3.45m x 3.30m)

With dual aspect original lattice windows with fitted secondary glazing.  The room has a polished limestone floor tiles and there is a tiled wet room-style shower cubicle with electric shower, high level flush WC and vanity-style wash hand basin set within a tiled worksurface with storage cupboards beneath.  The room has a shaver point, extractor fan, under floor heating and chrome-finished ladder-style towel radiator.

SERVICES AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property.  Heating and hot water are provided by a solid fuel stove, electric underfloor heating and electric night storage heaters.

The cottages hot water is provided by efficient below worktop water heaters.

PARKING

There are two allocated parking spaces for the property to the rear of the former station building on the working platform.

DIRECTIONS

Leaving Matlock along the A6 towards Derby passing through Matlock Bath, upon reaching the traffic lights at Cromford turn left into Mill Lane signposted to the railway station, follow the road over the river bridge and around the right hand bend, upon reaching the station take the left turn into the station car park. Parking for the property is up to the station building (first two spaces). On foot enter the station platform turning left take the stairs to the bridge marked Private, cross the bridge to the unused platform, pass in front of the former waiting room building and through the personnel gate which leads to the property.

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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