We are delighted to offer For Sale, this two bedroom plus loft room, stone-built cottage which is located in this popular village of Starkholmes which is only a short distance from the market town of Matlock and popular tourist villages of Cromford, Matlock Bath and Wirksworth. This home is extremely well presented throughout, enjoys an elevated position with quite stunning views to the rear across the surrounding countryside and up towards the cable cars at Abraham Heights at Matlock Bath. The home is presented over three levels, has a wealth of character and original features and benefits from gas central heating (new combination boiler installed in 2023) and uPVC double glazing. The accommodation comprises (from lower ground floor level); bedroom two/garden room, bedroom one, family bathroom, lounge and dining kitchen, loft room. Outside there is a low maintenance, cottage garden to the rear. On street parking. Superfast Broadband Available. Viewing Highly Recommended. Virtual Tour Available.
Starkholmes is a village just under 1.5 miles from the centre of Matlock and is within the easy reach of the neighbouring villages of Cromford, Wirksworth and Riber, home of the historic Riber Castle. There is an active community in Starkholmes with a Grade II Listed Church, Two Public Houses and sought after Primary and Secondary Schools. Train stations at nearby Cromford & Matlock provide easy access to Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield, Sheffield and London. This home is located on the left hand side of the road as you travel towards Matlock and therefore enjoys quite superb views across the countryside and towards Abraham Heights at Matlock Bath.
The property is entered via the multi-paned, composite front door which opens into the entrance hall. Staircases lead up to the first and the lower ground floors. There is a useful understairs storage cupboard. The first door on your right leads into the
With a traditional white suite comprising of a panelled bath with thermostatic shower over, vanity wash basin with storage cupboard beneath and a low flush WC. There are wall lights, a useful storage/linen cupboard, a heated towel rail and an obscure glass uPVC double glazed window to the front aspect. The small, low level cupboard houses the cold water stop tap (recently renewed).
The principle bedroom having two uPVC double glazed windows to the rear aspect providing a good level of natural light and offering superb views over the surrounding countryside. The original stone fireplace is a pleasing feature of this room. TV point.
The staircase leads up to the first floor where the door opens into the
It's clear to see why the current vendors have configured the layout of this home to take advantage of the spectacular view which can be enjoyed from this large uPVC double glazed window to the rear aspect. This room is bathed in natural light as a result. There is a log-effect electric fire, TV point. A large opening leads through to the
With a wood-effect vinyl flooring and a traditional range of wall, base and drawer units with contrasting black granite-effect worktop over with inset stainless steel sink. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. There is a uPVC double glazed window to the front aspect and we have ample space here for a small dining table and chairs. A pull-down loft ladder gives access to the
This is an extremely useful addition to the home and has a number of potential occasional uses. The current vendors have used this as a craft room but it could easily be a home office or similar. There is a large Velux window to the rear aspect and a bank of bespoke fitted wardrobes with shelving and hanging rails providing a good level of household storage. The recently installed "Worcester Bosch"gas combination boiler (Feb 2023) is located here also and has a 10 year warranty.
From the ground floor, stone steps leads down to the lower ground floor where we find
With a terracotta-style, ceramic tiled floor, exposed ceiling timbers, original stone fireplace with built in shelving and to the recess, this room also offers a number of potential uses such as a second double bedroom or garden room as the fully glazed uPVC patio doors open straight out onto the garden and seating area.
To the front of the property there is a shared pathway which leads to the neighbouring property. There is space for a small table and chairs here. Immediately to the rear of the home there is a most pleasant garden, presented over two levels and landscaped for low maintenance but having well stocked borders having a wealth of plants and trees. This is an ideal spot to sit and enjoy those aforementioned views. Stone steps lead down to a lower level where there is an additional seating area.
From the centre of Matlock, take the A615 south towards Tansley. Turn right by the fuel station onto Church Street. Follow this road for approximately one mile until you see the property on your right, as identified by our Sale board. The postcode is DE4 5JA.
We are informed by Derbyshire Dales District Council that this home falls within Council Tax Band B which is currently £1653 per annum.
The vendors here have recently had installed Superfast Broadband which provides a speed of up to 500 Mbps. They have been informed that a speed of 1,000 Mbps is available. Ideal for those who run a business or work from home.