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

Guide Price £525,000

Upperwood Road, Matlock Bath, MATLOCK, Derbyshire, DE4 3PD
4 Bedroomed    House

Key features:

  • Substantial, Stone Built, Semi-Detached, Early Victoria Residence. Guide Price £525,000 - £550,000
  • Family Bathroom
  • Cloak Room
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Dining Kitchen
  • Stands in Good Size Gardens
  • Storage Cellars & Range of Outbuildings
  • Garaging & Ample Off Road Parking

A substantial, stone built, semi-detached period property, with a date stone of 1839. Set in an elevated position with a commanding view over Matlock Bath and the rocky crags and wooded hillsides of the Derwent Valley.  The property, once formed part of a larger Gentleman’s residence and stands in good size gardens together with a stone built former carriage house creating outbuildings and garaging.  The accommodation, which would benefit from upgrading, offers four bedrooms, family bathroom, spacious drawing room, sitting room, dining kitchen and study.  There is a storage cellar, pantry, cloakroom and kitchen store as well as ample off road parking.  Matlock Bath is a delightfully picturesque area of the Derwent Valley with steep sided wooded hills, rocky outcrops and pretty houses following the river. Extensively visited in Victorian times, when the area gained the name ‘Little Switzerland’, by people coming to take the waters which are rich in mineral deposits and issue from underground springs at a constant temperature. The area offers fine walks and views and good local amenities. Situated at the edge of the Peak District on the A6 trunk road, there is easy access to Manchester, Derby and Nottingham and the nearby towns of Chesterfield, Wirksworth and Bakewell. There is a branch line train station with a regular service to Derby and Nottingham.

Entering the property via a hardwood panelled entrance door which is accessed via a stepped pathway from the driveway.  The door opens to: 

HALLWAY 22'10 x 3'9 widening to 5'11(6.96m x 1.14m widening to 1.8m)
Having a staircase rising to the first floor accommodation, front aspect sliding sash window, painted timber panelling and a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve.  A broad original panelled door opens to: 

DINING KITCHEN 19' x 14'1 (5.79m x 4.29m)
With a side aspect sliding sash window.  The room has ceramic tiles to the floor and a good range of pine kitchen units with cupboards and drawers set beneath a timber edge work surface with a tiled splashback.  There are wall mounted storage cupboards with under cabinet lighting.  Set within the work surface is a 1½ bowl porcelain sink with mixer tap.  Beneath the work surface there is space and connection for an automatic washing machine and dishwasher.  There is a 4-burner gas hob with an extractor canopy over.  Set within an arched chimneypiece is a Stanley gas fired range, with twin lidded hotplates and ovens, which provides hot water and central heating to the property.  The room is illuminated by downlights and there is ample space for a family dining table.  There are a range of built-in tall cupboards providing further storage.  Georgian style panelled doors open to:   

PANTRY 6' x 4'5 (1.83m x 1.35m)
Having fitted shelving, extractor fan and light. 

KITCHEN STORE  8'2 x 7'2 (2.49m x 2.16m)
With a side aspect double glazed window, fitted workbench and stainless sink. 

From the kitchen a pair of half glazed doors open to: 

SITTING ROOM 14'5 x 14' (4.39m x 4.27m)
Having floor to ceiling French windows opening onto the terrace and gardens and enjoying superb views over the Derwent Valley.  The room has polished exposed pine floorboards and a feature fireplace with a decorative surround and marble insert and hearth housing a living flame gas fire.  There is elegant coving to the ceiling and an original fitted picture rail.  The room has a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve.  A broad original panelled door, set within a panelled reveal, leads to: 

DRAWING ROOM 29'9 x 16'10 measured into the bay (9.07m x 5.13m)
Having floor to ceiling French windows overlooking the gardens and with far reaching views over the town and the river to the wooded hills and rocky outcrops of the valley and the open countryside beyond.  The room has elegant coving to the ceiling and a fine original centre ceiling rose.  There is a fitted picture rail and a fire opening with a raised quarry tiled hearth housing a Clearview multi-fuel stove.  The room has central heating radiators with thermostatic valves and a television aerial point.  A broad original panelled door opens to: 

STUDY 11'8 x 5'5 (3.56m x 1.65m)
With a pair of half glazed doors opening to a flagged seating area and the gardens.  The room has a central heating radiator with thermostatic valve, fitted shelving and work surface and a telephone point.  A panelled door opens back to the reception hallway where a further door opens to: 

CLOAK ROOM 11'11 x 4' (3.63m x 1.22m)
Having front aspect windows, coat hanging space, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and suite with close coupled W.C. and pedestal wash hand basin.  There is an extractor fan.  A door opens to a useful under stairs storage cupboard with a trapped door with an access ladder which descends to:

STORAGE CELLAR 11'11 x 11'8 (3.63m x 3.56m)
Having a stone barrel vault ceiling, stone flagged floor and original stone thralls, power and lighting. 

From the hallway a staircase rises via a half landing to: 

FIRST FLOOR SPLIT-LEVEL LANDING 27'10 x 3'10 (8.48m x 1.17m)
With a rear aspect sliding sash window, decorative corbelled arch, central heating radiator with thermostatic valve and doors opening to: 

FIRST FLOOR LAVATORY 11'5 x 3'4 (3.48m x 1.02m)
Having a pair of sliding sash windows with obscured glass.  Suite with close coupled W.C. and semi countertop wash hand basin.  There is a central heating radiator. 

BEDROOM ONE 16'3 x 10'3 (4.95m x 3.12m)
With a side aspect sliding sash window, polished exposed pine floorboards, central heating radiator and television aerial point.  There is a fitted wash hand basin. 

From the landing an opening leads to:

CORRIDOR 32'9 x 3' (9.98m x 0.91m)
Having central heating radiator with thermostatic valve, skylight window and doors opening to: 

BEDROOM TWO 17'10 x 16'10 (5.43m x 5.13m)
An exceptionally spacious room having front aspect splay windows taking advantage of the superb far reaching views.  The room has original coving to the ceiling, fitted picture rail, central heating radiators with thermostatic valves and a vanity style sink unit set within a work surface with storage cupboards and drawers beneath.  There is a closed off door to bedroom one.

BEDROOM THREE 14'2 x 11' (4.32m x 3.35m)
Again with front aspect windows having similar views two. 

LAUNDRY ROOM 8' x 5'1 (2.44m x 1.55m)
Having airing cupboards housing the hot water cylinder and having slatted linen storage shelving.  A ladder style staircase, with useful under stairs storage cupboard, rises to a large storage loft with a Velux roof light window and lighting. 

BEDROOM FOUR 13'5 x 10'8 (4.09m x 3.25m)
Having a high level cottage style window, fitted double captain's bed and central heating radiator with thermostatic valve. 

FAMILY BATHROOM 13'7 x 7'6 (4.14m x 2.28m)
With a cottage style sliding double glazed sash window, polished exposed pine floorboards and suite with panelled bath having Victorian style mixer taps and hand held shower spray, vanity style wash hand basin set within a work surface with storage cupboards beneath and quadrant shower cubicle with Mira Sport electric shower.  There is a ladder style dual fuel towel radiator.  

From the landing a pair of doors open to a deep storage cupboard, over the study, with a light. 

The property is approached via a shared driveway which provides off road parking and gives access to the former carriage house.  From the driveway a stepped pathway leads to a terrace, from where there is access to the entrance door and a batten door with thumb latch opening to a solid fuel store.  Lying to the side of the property is a good size area of garden with a lawn and borders stocked with a good variety of flowering plants and ornamental shrubs and a vegetable garden with raised beds. There is  a flagged terrace where the doors open from the study and from where there are superb far reaching views. There is an aluminium greenhouse 14' x 4' (4.27m x 1.22m).  Overlooking the lawn is a timber summerhouse 10'8 x 6'9 (3.25m x 1.98m) with a decked veranda front from where there are superb views over the town to the open countryside beyond.  From the gardens a stepped pathway rises to a further area of woodland garden with mature trees and shrubs under planted with spring flowering bulbs, blue bells montbretia and shade loving plants.  Below the terrace is a further area of garden with terrace vegetable beds, soft fruits etc.  The property has outside lighting and water supplies. 

A stone built former carriage house and stables, currently providing outbuildings and garaging.

GARAGE ONE 16'4 x 11'1 (4.98m x 3.38m)
Having a pair of traditionally hung vehicular access doors, being a former stable with a stone flagged door and stable standings.  A staircase rises to:

FIRST FLOOR STUDIO 15'10 x 12'2 (4.82m x 3.71m)
With a Velux roof light window, power and lighting.  Ideal as office, work from home space, hobby room etc.  Step rise to a half height door which opens to:

FORMER GROOM'S QUARTERS 16'1 x 14'1 (4.9m x 4.29m)
Having front aspect Yorkshire style windows, Velux roof light, wall lamp points and downlight spotlights.  This room would make an ideal games room and there is a batten door opening onto Upperwood Road. 

GARAGE TWO 16'3 x 14'11 (4.95m x 4.55m)
A further garage, being the former carriage house with a stone flagged floor and an arched doorway with traditionally hung doors.  Adjoining the garages is:

OUTBUILDING 11'3 x 11'2 (3.43m x 3.4m)
A further outbuilding with front aspect cottage style double glazed windows, power and lighting.  Ideal as a garden store/workshop study etc.   cutaway away tread ladder style staircase rises:

FIRST FLOOR  STORE ROOM 11'10 x 11'3 (3.6m x 3.43m)
Having Velux roof light windows and side aspect double glazed casement windows, power and lighting. 

We have lived here for nearly 27 very happy years.  We have raised two boys, now both adult, and it has been an excellent house and garden to raise our family, through childhood, the teenage years, and early adulthood.  Sadly it is time for us to downsize, and give another family the chance to enjoy this space.  We hope we have been good stewards during our time here, and have added qualitative value.  We have undertaken major projects such as creating a new kitchen, and changing the staircase to enable a study to be fitted in.  The outbuildings (originally a stable, hayloft and coach-house) have been upgraded to include insulation and modern electrical wiring.  We have re-created access to a vaulted cellar, originally the old boiler house; we have added some flooring and extra storage in the attic and created access to the flat roof – an excellent vantage point to view the annual Matlock Bath firework displays!  The roof and gutters have been recently renovated, maintaining the period features.  Outside, re-terracing has provided us with a substantial vegetable garden.
We’ve nurtured the garden and a small piece of woodland attached to the property to attract wildlife:  frogs, newts, toads, start their life in two small wildlife ponds; slow-worms, hedgehogs and bats make regular visits!  The views from our house and a spacious summerhouse overlooking the valley are breath-taking.  There is easy access to Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby, and of course the beautiful Peak District.  During cold weather, the combination of the protection that the hill behind affords, thick stone walls and efficient central heating complimented by a Clearview fire in the main sitting room, means that we never need feel the cold!  We look forward to welcoming new owners to our home.

All mains services are connected to the property.

COUNCIL TAX BAND (Correct at time of publication) ‘F’

Total Floor Area 2873.96 ft2 (267m²)

Leaving Matlock along the A6 towards Derby, upon reaching Matlock Bath turn right by the county and station public house into Holme road, follow the road up the hill and around the left hand bend, shortly after the road becomes Upperwood Road the road bears slightly right there is a white property on the left hand side and a driveway almost straight on, this leads to Gilderoy East and West.

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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