01629 760 899
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27 Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3NF
London Office - 121 Park Lane, W1
 0207 318 7087

£695,000

Sold subject to contract

Willersley Castle Drive, Mill Road, Cromford, Derbyshire, DE4 5JY
4 Bedroomed Detached House

Key features:

  • Immaculately Presented Detached Stone-Built Former Carriage House And Stables
  • Built By Richard Arkwright And Once Formed Part Of The Willersley Castle Estate
  • High-Quality Characterful Family Home With A Wealth Of Original Features
  • Standing In Delightful Landscaped Gardens That Back Onto Woodland, Creating A Haven For Wildlife
  • Four Spacious Double Bedrooms
  • Two Newly Fitted En Suites And A Newly Fitted Contemporary Luxury Family Bathroom
  • Exceptionally Large Open-Plan Living Dining Kitchen
  • Spacious Sitting Room And Reception Hallway
  • Integral Garage/Workshop With Utility Space
  • A Driveway Provides Ample Off Road Parking

A superbly appointed and immaculately presented detached stone-built former carriage house and stables, which once formed part of the Willersley Castle estate, built by Richard Arkwright as his private family home.  The former stables, which are believed to date back to the mid 1700s, have been converted into a high-quality characterful family home with a wealth of original features, standing in delightful landscaped gardens that back onto woodland, creating a haven for wildlife.  The property is located within easy reach of the centre of the village of Cromford and just a few minutes walk from the railway station. The accommodation offers four spacious double bedrooms, two newly fitted en suites and a newly fitted contemporary luxury family bathroom.  There is a spacious sitting room and exceptionally large open-plan living dining kitchen, reception hallway and integral garage/workshop with utility space. A driveway provides ample off road parking

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 broad panelled entrance door, which is set within an arched former carriage opening, surrounded by double glazed panels.  The door opens to:

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE 11’6” X 5’9” (3.5m x 1.75m)

Having stone flags to the floor with an inset matwell, built-in cloak cupboards with hanging space, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and a panelled door opening to:

CLOAKROOM 6’6” X 3’1” (1.98m x 0.94m)

Being half-tiled with a ceramic tiled floor and having a newly installed suite with a dual flush close coupled WC and contemporary wash hand basin with storage cupboard beneath.  There is a chrome-finish ladder-style towel radiator and an extractor fan.

From the entrance vestibule, a half-glazed oak panelled door leads to:

RECEPTION HALLWAY 13’8” X 7’10” (4.16m x 2.39m)

Having an elegant staircase rising to the first floor accommodation, front aspect sliding sash windows overlooking the gardens, and polished light oak flooring.  There is a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and a heavy exposed original beam to the ceiling.  A corbeled arched opening leads to:

INNER HALLWAY 14’8” X 4’5” (4.47m x 1.35m)

Again with a front aspect sliding sash window overlooking the gardens, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and an oak panelled door leading to:

SITTING ROOM 20’2” X 13’5” (6.14m x 4.09m)

Having sliding sash windows to two aspects and a pair of French-style glazed doors opening onto the terrace and gardens.  The room has a fine original heavy beam to the ceiling and a feature fire opening with a polished marble surround, housing a living flame log-effect gas fire.  The room has central heating radiators with thermostatic valves, television aerial point with satellite facility. 

From the reception hallway, a half-glazed panelled oak door opens to:

OPEN-PLAN LIVING DINING KITCHEN 40’2” X 15’0” (12.24m x 4.57m)

A delightfully spacious room with a pair of original carriage openings, having double glazed arched windows and a pair of arched doors opening onto a flagged terrace to the rear of the property.  The sitting area of the room has a sliding sash window.  The room has polished oak flooring and original exposed beams to the ceiling.  The kitchen area of the room is fitted with a good range of bespoke hand-painted units with cupboards and drawers set beneath a polished granite worksurface with a matching upstand.  There are wall-mounted storage cupboards with under-cabinet lighting, illuminated glass-fronted display cabinets and open display shelves.  To the centre of the room is an island unit with cupboards set beneath a polished granite worksurface with an inset beech butcher’s block.  There are storage drawers and an under-mounted stainless vegetable sink with mixer tap.  Set within a chimney piece is a Britannia dual-fuel range-style cooker with 5 gas burners, double oven and grill, over which is an extractor canopy, which is vented to the outside.  There is a pull-out larder unit with a fitted wine rack over and a housing for an American-style side-by-side fridge freezer.  Set within the worksurface is a further under-mounted stainless sink with mixer tap.  Integral appliances include a 12-place setting dishwasher and Bosch microwave.  The kitchen is illuminated by low energy downlights and there is a contemporary central heating radiator with thermostatic valve.  The dining area of the room has a range of built-in dresser-style pot cupboards and drawers matching the kitchen.  There is a vertical architectural feature central heating radiator with thermostatic valve.  The contemporary light fittings currently fitted over the dining table are available by separate negotiation.  The sitting area of the room has exposed beams to the ceiling, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and a television aerial point with satellite facility and telephone point.  An oak panelled door opens back to the inner hallway.  From the dining area, a further panelled door leads to a useful deep under-stairs storage cupboard with fitted shelving and a light.

From the entrance vestibule, a panelled door opens to:

INTEGRAL GARAGE 20’8” X 15’4” (6.3m x 4.67m)

Having a pair of traditionally hung vehicular access doors, side and rear aspect windows, natural slate tiles to the floor and a range of storage cupboards set beneath a polished granite worksurface with an inset stainless sink with mixer tap.  Beneath the worksurface there is space and connection for an automatic washing machine and space for a tumble dryer.  Concealed within a cupboard is the Worcester gas-fired boiler, which provides hot water and central heating to the property.  The garage is currently used as storage with fitted shelving and a central island work table with storage cupboards beneath.

From the reception hallway, a polished pine staircase with turned spindles and newels rises to:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 37’2” X 7’7” (11.33m x 2.31m)

Having front aspect sliding sash windows, with fitted shutters, enjoying fare reaching views over the open countryside that surrounds the area. The landing has polished light oak flooring, central heating radiators with thermostatic valves and oak panelled doors opening to:

BEDROOM ONE 19’11” X 19’10” (6.07m x 6.04m)

A delightfully spacious room with sliding sash windows with fitted shutters to three aspects, taking advantage of delightful views over the gardens and surrounding open countryside.  The room has polished light oak flooring following through from the landing and heavy exposed triple-hip beams to the ceiling with original iron straps.  The room is illuminated by halogen downlight spotlights and there are central heating radiators with thermostatic valves.  Leading from the bedroom is a dressing area with a good range of fitted wardrobes providing hanging space and storage shelving. An oak panelled door opens to:

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM 8’6” X 4’9” (2.59m x 1.50m)

A newly refurbished fully tiled room with ceramic tiled floor, having electric underfloor heating and a newly installed suite with a double-width shower cubicle with mixer shower, contemporary wall-hung wash hand basin with storage drawers beneath and a large fitted illuminated mirror over.  There is a dual flush concealed cistern WC, chrome-finish ladder-style towel radiator and an extractor fan.

BEDROOM TWO 19’7” X 13’3” (5.97m x 4.04m)

Having dual aspect sliding sash windows with fitted shutters, the front windows overlooking the garden.  There is polished light oak flooring following through from the landing and original exposed triple-hip beams to the ceiling.  The room has a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve, halogen downlight spotlights and an oak panelled door opening to:

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM 9’3” X 5’1” (2.82m x 1.55m)

Being partially tiled with ceramic tiled floor, having electric underfloor heating and a newly installed suite with double-width shower cubicle with mixer shower, contemporary wall-hung wash hand basin with storage cupboards beneath and illuminated mirror over, dual flush close coupled WC.  There is a chrome-finish ladder-style towel radiator and low energy downlight spotlights.

BEDROOM THREE 15’2” X 11’9” (4.62m x 3.58m)

Having a rear aspect window with fitted shutters overlooking the neighbouring property to the former parkland of Willersley Castle and the wooded hills beyond.  The room has polished light oak flooring, a heavy exposed original beam to the ceiling and central heating radiator with thermostatic valve.  A panelled door opens to a deep walk-in wardrobe with hanging rail, fitted shelving and a light.

BEDROOM FOUR 13’5” X 11’7” (4.09m x 3.53m)

With rear aspect sliding sash windows with fitted shutters, with views over the wooded hills that surround the area.  The room has a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve, heavy exposed original beam to the ceiling and light oak flooring.  A panelled door opens to a walk-in wardrobe with fitted shelving, hanging space and a light.

FAMILY BATHROOM 11’9” X 7’7” (3.58m x 2.31m)

A delightfully spacious room, being partially tiled with a ceramic tiled floor with electric underfloor heating, a rear aspect sliding sash window with fitted louvre shutters and a newly installed contemporary suite with stand-alone bath, having a floor-mounted pillar mixer tap and hand-held shower spray, complimentary wash hand basin set upon a contemporary wash stand with a solid oak top and shelf supported on polished chrome legs.  There is a corner shower cubicle with mixer shower and concealed cistern dual flush WC.  The room is illuminated by low energy downlight spotlights, there is a chrome-finish ladder-style towel radiator and an extractor fan.

From the landing, an access hatch with a retractable ladder opens to an exceptionally large loft space.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached via electrically operated gates, which open to a stone set driveway, which provides ample off-road parking for several vehicles and gives access to the garage.  Lying to the front and side of the property are delightful gardens with sculptured borders and raised beds planted with a good variety of mature ornamental shrubs and flowering plants.  Within the garden, there are three fine mature yew trees.  A gravelled pathway leads to a seating area, which takes advantage of the southerly aspect.  Within the garden, there are two timber garden sheds.  To the rear of the property is a delightful enclosed flagged terrace, which runs the length of the property and creates a delightfully private space with stonewalls and lattice fencing.  The property has outside lighting on PIR sensors, outside water and power supplies.

SERVICES AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Mains electricity, gas and water are connected to the property.  Drainage is by way of a private system shared with the neighbouring property.

COUNCIL TAX BAND (Correct at time of publication)      

DIRECTIONS

Leaving Matlock along the A6 towards Derby passing through Matlock Bath, upon reaching the traffic lights at Cromford turn left into Mill Lane after passing the church cross the river bridge where the property can be found directly in front of you.

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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