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Offers around £395,000

Sold subject to contract

The Lodge, Alderwasley Park, Whatstandwell, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5HP
2 Bedroomed House

Key Features

  • Convenient rural location with access to A38 / railway station
  • Excellent potential to further extend, subject to planning permission
  • Reception hallway
  • Living room
  • Inner lobby / cloaks area
  • Downstairs WC
  • Fitted breakfast kitchen
  • Two bedrooms
  • Feature spacious bathroom
  • Large patio with enclosed hot tub

GENERAL ACCOMMODATION


This sale offers a rare opportunity for the discerning purchaser to acquire this characterful Grade II Listed stone built two bedroomed extended former lodge house, which occupies a highly convenient rural location with access to the A38 and a nearby railway station.


The property enjoys a large garden plot with excellent potential to further extend, subject to planning permission. Currently the property operates as a successful holiday home and is sold with the benefit of no upward chain.


Internally the property briefly comprises of a reception hallway, feature living room, inner lobby / cloaks area, downstairs WC and a fitted breakfast kitchen. To the first floor are two double bedrooms and a feature spacious bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower cubicle.


Outside the property benefits from two driveways providing off street parking or storage, one of which leads to a large garage. To the rear of the property is a patio area with hot tub and a well proportioned lawned garden extends to the rear and side of the property which incorporates a useful outbuilding having an enclosed store area and workshop.


LOCATION


The village of Whatsandwell is well located having a primary school, cafe / eatery and a railway station with links to the City of Derby and nearby places of interest of Belper, Cromford, Matlock Bath and Cromford. The nearby village of Crich has a more extensive range of local amenities including a post office, village store, doctors surgery, hair dressers and village inns.


The surrounding centres include Belper (6 miles to the south); Matlock (8 miles to the north); Nottingham (16 miles to the east) and Derby (12 miles to the south). Junction 26 of the M1 motorway (13 miles) provides access to other nearby regional centres.


Furthermore the historic market town of Cromford is located 3 miles away which has a wide range of facilities available locally including shops, schools and leisure facilities. Carsington Water is approximately 7 miles to the west with its leisure facilities and water sports. Furthermore the Peak District National Park is with easy reach, an area well known for its excellent walks and many leisure facilities.


ACCOMMODATION


Hardwood entrance door provides access to:


SIDE RECEPTION HALLWAY  -  3.35m x 1.83m (11'0" x 6'0")

Note the measurements include the staircase off to first floor having a half landing with pine handrail, balusters and newel post with sealed unit leaded double glazed window to side. The measurements also include the most useful under stairs storage cupboard. Stone flagged floor covering. Two doorways providing access to the living room and breakfast kitchen respectively.


LIVING ROOM  -  5.80m x 3.60m (19'0" x 11'10")

Note the latter measurement being taken into the recess adjacent to the chimney breast which features an oak fire surround with dressed raised stone hearth, stone back and incorporating a cast Villager multi fuel stove. Sky connection point. Moulded cornice and ceiling rose. Picture rail. Two period styled central heating radiators. Leaded window to side and six leaded windows with opening lights to front incorporating stone mullions overlooking the adjacent pasture and the River Derwent. Pine oak latched and braced door leads into an inner lobby and a further wooden panelled door provides access to the original stone arched reception canopy.


INNER LOBBY / CLOAKS AREA  -  1.46m x 1.77m (4'9" x 5'10")

Having leaded window to rear. Pine panelled door provides access to:


DOWNSTAIRS WC  -  1.78m x 1.46m (5'10" x 4'9")

Having a white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and low level WC. Central heating radiator.


FITTED BREAKFAST KITCHEN  -  2.97m x 3.34m (9'9" x 10'11")

Having extensive range of oak block preparation surfaces featuring a ceramic Butler style sink unit with chromed mixer tap over and Travertine tiled splashback plus oak panelled base drawers and cupboards beneath. Complementary wall mounted cupboards over. Inset Induction four ring hob with stainless steel extractor canopy over and electric fan assisted oven beneath. A range of integrated appliances comprising of CDA fridge, freezer and washing machine. An appliance space with plumbing suitable for a dishwasher (included). Cupboard housing a floor mounted oil fired Worcester combination boiler which comprises domestic hot water and services the central heating system. Beamed ceiling. Recessed spot lights. Continuation of the stone flagged floor covering from the reception hallway. Sealed unit double glazed leaded window to side overlooking the patio and garden beyond and a further sealed unit double glazed leaded window to rear.


FIRST FLOOR


SEMI-GALLERIED LANDING

Having a continuation of the pine handrail, balusters and newel post. Trap door access to roof space. Three pine doors provide access to the bedrooms and bathroom respectively.


BEDROOM ONE  -  3.50m x 3.59m (11'6" x 11'9")

Note the latter measurement being taken into the recess adjacent to the chimney breast having a feature cast iron fireplace. Central heating radiator. Pine panelled door provides access to a built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf above. Trap door access to roof space. Leaded window to side with sealed unit double glazed Yorkshire sash style secondary glazed window in oak frame overlooking adjacent pasture and the River Derwent.


BEDROOM TWO  -  3.32m x 3.04m (10'11" x 10'0")

Having Sky connection point. Central heating radiator. Leaded window to side with sealed unit double glazed Yorkshire sash style secondary glazed window in oak frame.


FEATURE SPACIOUS BATHROOM  -  3.36m x 2.98m (11'0" x 9'9")

Having a white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with period styled chrome taps and Travertine tiled splashback, low level WC and feature free standing cast iron roll top bath with chromed mixer tap / shower. Walk-in tiled shower cubicle with electric shower over. Period styled chromed heated towel rail / radiator. Pine panelled door provides access to an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and slatted shelf above. Exposed pine floor boards. Sealed unit double glazed leaded opaque window to rear.


OUTSIDE


The property is approached via a private road and has the benefit of two driveways providing ample off street parking / storage, one of which leads to a:


GARAGE  -  7.11m x 4.02m (23'4" x 13'2")

Having power and lighting. Useful storage area within roof space. Double wooden doors to front.


The property has a feature STONE ARCHED ENTRANCE CANOPY 3.54m x 1.31m (11'7" x 4'4") with stone flagged floor to the original entrance door but uses a side reception hallway for everyday use.


Immediately to the rear of the property is a large paved patio area which incorporates an OAK FRAMED STORE / HOT TUB ROOM 2.13m x 2.62m (7'0" x 8'7") with power and double oak doors to front. Please note the three man hot tub is included in the sale.


Furthermore there is an extensive lawned garden incorporating a range of flowering and herbaceous borders and fruit trees comprising of cherry, plum and apple. There is an OAK FRAME OUTBUIDLING featuring an open store and enclosed store and workshop.


ENCLOSED STORE  -  2.35m x 2.51m (7'9" x 8'3")

Having light. Panelled door provides access to:


ENCLOSED WORKSHOP AREA  -  2.32m x 2.01m (7'7" x 6'7")

Having power and light.


COUNCIL TAX BAND


Amber Valley Borough Council - Not listed


DIRECTIONAL NOTE


The approach from our Matlock office is to proceed south along the A6, passing through Matlock Bath and in turn the traffic light junction at Cromford. Continue to follow the A6 and shortly before reaching the river bridge, crossing the River Derwent, bear right at the grassed triangle where The Lodge is shortly located on the right hand side.


VIEWING


Strictly by appointment through Scargill Mann & Co - Matlock office 01629 584591 (AT 08.06.2018)


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