Grant's of Derbyshire are delighted to offer For Sale this stone built Grade II* Listed two bedroomed home which occupies a popular and convenient location close to the centre of the historic and sought after village of Cromford. Built by Sir Richard Arkwright in the late eighteenth century and known as one of the Arkwright Houses, the property is full of character and retains many original features throughout with the mullioned windows and exposed ceiling timbers. The accommodation itself briefly comprises dining kitchen, utility area, wet room, sitting room, two double bedrooms and a good sized cellar. Immediately to the rear is a paved courtyard from where a gate opens to a pathway leading to a separate and sizeable garden. Viewing Highly Recommended. No Upward Chain.
16 North Street is located close to a range of local amenities within Cromford which include a primary school, post office, restaurants, public houses, church and a renowned bookshop. Matlock is located 3 miles to the north and Wirksworth 2 miles to the south, both of these towns offering a wider range of amenities including shops, schools and leisure facilities. It is within easy reach of the Peak District National Park and approximately six miles away is Carsington Water with its water sports and leisure facilities. The nearby A6 provides swift onward travel to both the north and south and Cromford has its own railway station allowing easy access to Derby and London St Pancras.
The village of Cromford, a World Heritage Site, was originally developed by Sir Richard Arkwright and is one of the best preserved factory communities of the early Industrial Revolution. Much of the village has been made an Outstanding Conservation Area and many of the buildings have been listed.
To the front of the property a timber entrance door opens directly into the
Having a beautiful stone flagged flooring, this kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units with bamboo work surfaces and inset Belfast sink with swan neck mixer tap and tiled splashbacks. Integrated appliances include the slimline dishwasher and the electric oven with five ring gas hob over. There are exposed beams to the ceiling and mullioned windows to the front aspect. To the front of the room is a ledge and brace door providing access to the staircase and to the rear an additional door opens to the
With tiled flooring, this area has the space and plumbing needed for a washing machine and a built-in cupboard above houses the fridge. Adjacent to the door opening to the exterior is the Glow-Worm combination boiler which services the hot water and gas central heating. A door accesses the cellar and a further door opens to the
This part tiled wet room has vinyl flooring and is fitted with a suite comprising low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a large walk-in shower with a Mira electric shower. There is a wall-mounted ladder style towel radiator and a window to the rear aspect.
The staircase leading up from the kitchen reaches a small landing area from where a door opens to the
Full of character and with the focal point of the room being the fireplace with raised stone hearth. There are mullioned windows to the front aspect with a deep windowsill and there are exposed timbers to the ceiling. To the rear of the room is a door opening to
This double bedroom has a window to the rear aspect and an integral wardrobe space with hanging rail.
The staircase continuing up from the first floor leads directly into
With the original workroom windows to the front aspect and a roof light to the rear, this is a spacious room and has a cast iron fireplace with stone hearth.
A door in the utility area opens to the staircase leading down to the
With tiled flooring and a brick vaulted ceiling, this is a good sized and dry cellar with the benefit of heat, power and light.
Immediately to the rear of the property is a very pleasant paved courtyard and access to an outside store which measures 1.56m x 0.93m.
(It should be noted that one set of neighbours has right of access across this space.) Upon leaving the courtyard through the gate, there is a pathway leading to a sizeable garden with a greenhouse and a summer house and ample space for growing fruit and vegetables. Views from this garden are delightful.
We are informed by Derbyshire Dales District Council that this home falls within Council Tax Band B which is currently £1589 per annum.
The approach from our Wirksworth office in the Market Place is to continue towards Cromford via Harrison Drive. As you descend the hill towards Cromford Market Place, North Street is on the right hand side (just after The Bell public house) and number 16 is located towards the end of the street on the right hand side.