We are delighted to offer For Sale, this stunning detached Victorian home which enjoys an elevated position and is situated between the towns of Matlock and Matlock Bath. This home has a wealth of character and original features and is extremely well presented throughout. Occupying a plot of just under 2/3 of an acre, this home has the benefit of a separate but connected, one bedroom cottage and a former coach house which has huge potential for further development. The main accommodation comprises; stunning entrance hallway with original "Minton" tile flooring, sitting room, drawing room, dining room, breakfast kitchen, utility and ground floor guest's cloakroom with WC. On the first floor there is a four piece family bathroom and four good sized bedrooms, the principal bedroom having a four piece ensuite. The cottage accommodation comprises; living room, kitchen, bedroom with walk-in cupboard and a four piece bathroom. Outside there are gardens to all aspects with a small area of woodland. Viewing Highly Recommended (Strictly By Appointment), Virtual Tour Available, No Upward Chain.
Matlock Bath nestles within a beautiful stretch of the Derwent Valley and it provides easy access to the delights of the Derbyshire Dales and The Peak District National Park. Matlock, Wirksworth, Cromford and Ashbourne are all easily accessible for daily commuting. Matlock Bath has its own railway station thus providing easy access to Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield. This home is located in Matlock Dale, enjoying an elevated position on the hillside with views across to High Tor Cliff face, the river and surrounding woodland.
Riversdale House is believed to have been built in the late 1860's and still has many original features such as fireplaces, plaster mouldings and panel doors to name a few. We have been informed by the current vendors that this home has been within the ownership of just two families in the last 100 years. The current vendors, resident for 35 of those years have enjoyed their tenure at Riversdale as it has been a fabulous home for them and their children throughout this time.
Over the years, the Cottage has been used as a holiday let, for family members and as a short term let. It has been an extremely useful source of income. The cottage is now vacant.
The property is accessed via the sweeping driveway which arrives at the gravelled parking area. The home is entered via the handsome, part glazed front door with ornate storm canopy over leading into the
A stunning reception hallway with a polished "Minton" tiled floor which runs the length of the hallway and into the dining room. There is a built-in cupboard housing the electric meter and the elegant staircase with mahogany handrail leads up to the first floor. The first panelled door on the left leads into the
A bright and airy reception room with solid oak flooring and windows to front and side aspects, flooding the room with natural light. The bay window to the front offers delightful views towards High Tor and the windows to the side have bespoke fitted plantation-style shuttering. This room is stylishly decorated and has an ornate central ceiling rose and coving with a high level "Lincrusta" border. The ornate wooden surround with granite hearth houses the wood-burning stove. TV point. Directly across the hallway, the door leads into the
Another bright and airy room with bay window to the front aspect. There is solid oak flooring, original coving and picture rails and an ornate central ceiling rose. An open fire with a stunning "Carrera" marble surround provides a pleasing focal point.
Having a continuation of the "Minton" tiled floor, this has been a superb entertaining room for the current vendors. There is a multi-paned sash window with plantation-style shutters to the side aspect, "Gothic-style" wood panelled walls (believed to be the choice of a clergy-related resident in the early 1900's) and a Hopton Wood stone fireplace which houses the coal-effect gas fire. Shelving to the chimney recess. Victorian-style radiator.
With a ceramic tiled floor and an extensive, bespoke-built range (By Pre-Eminence of Matlock) of solid oak wall, base and soft closing drawer units with contrasting black granite work surfaces over. There is an eight ring gas range double oven and extractor hood over, integrated fridge, dishwasher and high level plate rack, Belfast sink with mixer tap over and a multi-paned window to the rear aspect. In the dining area there are two windows to the side aspect. Steps lead up to a door which opens into the
With a ceramic tiled flooring and a matching range of white wall, base and drawer units with grey worktop over and inset stainless steel sink. Built-In wine rack. There is a washing machine and tumble drier. A built-in cupboard houses the "Worcester" gas central heating boiler and hot water cylinder. The two Velux windows overhead provide a good level of natural light. The side door leads out to the rear yard/pathway.
From the reception hallway, a door leads to the rear passageway where a door opens to reveal the
With a low flush WC and a wall mounted wash hand basin. There is a small window to the side aspect.
From the reception hallway the grand staircase arrives at the first floor passing the built-in book shelves and tall, multi-paned window with wooden shuttering to the rear aspect.
The principal bedroom, stylishly decorated and having matching built-in wardrobes and dressing table. There is a large, multi-paned sash window to the front aspect providing superb views towards High Tor and the surrounding wooded hills. A door leads through to the
Luxuriously appointed with a four piece suite comprising of a panelled bath, large shower enclosure with high pressure thermostatic shower fittings, pedestal sink and low flush WC. There is a multi-paned window with plantation-style shutters to the rear aspect and a Victorian-style chrome heated towel rail and radiator. A built-in cupboard provides good storage for household linen etc.
Currently used as a study but easily a double bedroom. There are picture rails and a multi-paned sash window to the front aspect.
Another good sized double bedroom with a multi-paned sash window to the front aspect providing those aforementioned views. There are fitted wardrobes.
A good sized bedroom. Multi-paned sash window to the side aspect.
Fully tiled and appointed with a four piece suite comprising; panelled bath, "P" shaped walk-in shower enclosure with electric shower over, pedestal sink and a low flush WC. There is a chrome heated towel rail and a window to the rear aspect.
The cottage can be accessed via double interconnecting fire doors from the hallway of Riversdale house and it also has its own separate front door which opens into the rear passageway of Riversdale House.
A good sized reception room with ample space for lounge and dining furniture. There is ceramic tiled flooring and two multi-paned sash windows to the side aspect, overlooking the garden. The staircase leads off to the first floor and an opening leads to the
With a matching range of wall, base and drawer units with worktop over and inset stainless steel sink. There is an electric oven, hob and extractor unit over. There is a washing machine and under counter appliances. The wall mounted "Worcester" combination boiler provides the hot water and gas central heating for The Cottage.
From the living room, the staircase leads up to the
Another good sized bedroom with windows to rear and side aspects. Doors lead off to the walk-in cupboard and the
Fitted with a four piece suite comprising of a panelled bath, pedestal sink, low flush WC and a recessed shower enclosure. Window to the side aspect.
A good sized walk-in wardrobe with hanging rail and a potential opening to connect this floor to Riversdale House via the half landing. (Subject to survey).
The property is accessed via the private sweeping driveway, the first part of which gives a right of way to the other dwellings further up the hillside. The driveway at the first right hand turn leads to the side of the home where there is parking for several vehicles. A pathway here leads to a delightful paved seating area with ornamental pond with well stocked borders, a delightful spot to sit and enjoy those stunning views of the hills and surrounding countryside. Immediately to the front of the home steps lead down to a grassed area, again with well stocked borders and having a number of mature trees including a monkey puzzle tree. To the left hand side of the drive there is a large area of garden with a wildlife pond, a range of shrubs, ornamental plants and a seating area. To the right hand side of the property there is a discreet refuse and log store area and steps lead up to the rear of the home where there is a terraced garden with greenhouse, vegetable and fruit beds and a wildlife garden with a variety of plants and flowers. There is a seating area here, ideal for enjoying those far-reaching views and from there, a small area of woodland.
This building is presented over two levels. The ground floor comprises of two double garages (5.15m x 4.73m) and (6.32 x 5.32) and on the first floor there is a workshop (11.2m x 5.3m), all having power and light. This property, detached and located in an elevated position, with its own driveway in, has huge potential for conversion to a separate residential dwelling (subject to obtaining the necessary planning approvals).
The approach from our office in Wirksworth Market Place is to drive in the direction of Cromford and upon reaching the traffic lights at the bottom of the hill, turn left onto the A6 towards Matlock. Travel through Matlock Bath and out the other side and the driveway to the property is on the left hand side just before "The Cables" Bed & Breakfast.
We are informed by Derbyshire Dales District Council that Riversdale falls within Council Tax Band F, which is currently £2950 per annum. The Cottage is currently rated separately and is band A which is £1362 per annum.