Grant's of Derbyshire are delighted to offer For Sale this beautiful home set in simply stunning grounds. Brookside Cottage sits approximately half a mile along a winding lane which commences in the heart of Tansley. This rural lane lends a timeless and idyllic rural feel to the setting of the cottage. This is a truly unspoilt part of the Derbyshire Dales within which the property nestles on the hillside above the brook from which it takes its name but within a stone’s throw from excellent local facilities and transport links. Brookside Cottage is a spacious and characterful detached cottage with the original part of the building dating back to the 1800s. The accommodation itself briefly comprises entrance porch, spacious sitting room, open plan kitchen/dining room/snug, utility room and guest cloakroom on the ground floor, To the first floor are four bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms, and a luxurious family bathroom. The substantial balcony spans the full width of the property and provides an excellent spot in which to enjoy the stunning views over the garden and beyond. The garden is considerable and incorporates many different areas and includes a wonderful arched bridge spanning Foxholes Brook some six metres or so below the property. There is a shed with power, a stone built outbuilding, a delightful greenhouse and even a cellar providing plenty of storage space. The views are fantastic and far reaching from almost every room of the house. Viewing highly recommended to fully appreciate the quality. VT available. No Upward Chain.
Brookside Cottage is located in an idyllic rural position on the very outskirts of the village of Tansley. Tansley itself has a village hall, community hall, village green, two public houses, two excellent garden centres and a primary school rated “good” by Ofsted (2017). Within a five minute drive is the market town of Matlock which offers a wider range of facilities and shops including a Sainsbury’s supermarket and an M&S food hall. The train station at Matlock provides a direct link to Derby and facilitates easy onward travel to London St Pancras.
There are plenty of walks from the doorstep of Brookside Cottage, including the Lumsdale Valley gorge and waterfalls which are less than one mile away. The country houses of Chatsworth, Haddon, Hardwick, Bolsover, Kedleston and Tissington are all within easy reach and the opportunities afforded locally and by the Peak Park are endless.
A pedestrian gate opens from Foxholes Lane to a well planted garden area (with access down to the rear garden) and French doors within an arched entrance open to the
With tiled flooring and an arched window to the front aspect, this is a good sized porch with plenty of space for the hanging of coats and storage of footwear.
From here a beautiful Edwardian door with decorative stained glass panels opens into the
This is a spacious reception room with plenty of natural light flooding through the windows to the side aspect and the French doors to the front. As with all rooms, these provide a stunning outlook onto the garden and to the open countryside beyond and the French doors open out on to the large balcony. The room is divided into two areas by a beautiful stone chimney breast which houses the Mendip Ashcott wood burning stove upon a raised stone hearth.
To one side is the staircase leading up to the first floor and there is an opening and one step up into the
This is a fabulous dining kitchen with engineered oak flooring which continues through to the snug and guest cloakroom. The kitchen area is fitted with a great range of of wall and base units with granite work surfaces and upstands and a decorative tiled splashback. An excellent island - again with black granite worktop - has an inset sink and substantial storage along with a Gorenje integrated dishwasher. The Rangemaster stove with double electric oven was installed just two years ago and above this is a Rangemaster extractor hood. There is space and plumbing available for an American style fridge freezer.
A good sized dining area sits alongside the kitchen with French doors opening onto the balcony.
A wide opening provides access to the
A useful additional reception room which would serve equally well as a playroom, music room or home office. There is a window to the front aspect and a solid oak door opening to the
With tiled flooring, this room is fitted with base and wall units as well as two full height cupboards. The wooden work surfaces have tiled splashbacks and an inset one and a half bowl sink with swan neck mixer tap. There is space and plumbing available a washing machine machine with space adjacent for a tumble dryer. The room is lit by inset spotlights and there is a window to the side aspect looking out onto the patio area. A part glazed door opens to the exterior and a further door opens to the
Fitted with a low flush WC and a wall hung wash hand basin with tiled spashback.
The staircase leading up from the sitting room reaches the
With doors opening to the four bedrooms and the family bathroom.
To the far end of the home is this main bedroom which is of a very good size and benefits from a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite. There is a window to the front aspect as well as a Juliette balcony to the side which overlooks the garden and grounds beyond.
With wood effect flooring, this room is fitted with a three piece suite comprising corner shower cubicle, dual flush WC and and a wash hand basin set within a vanity unit with a tiled splashback. There is also a heated towel rail.
With shelving and ample hanging space.
The second double bedroom is at the opposite end of the home, in the original part of the building, and is also dual aspect with the window to the front having the spectacular views over the garden and the window to the side having a far reaching southerly outlook. There is built-in storage within the room and a door opening to the
With a window to the front aspect, this is a good sized en suite which has a dual flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and a corner shower unit. There is also a heated towel rail.
The third double bedroom has a window to the side with the same far reaching views to the south as from the second bedroom. There is an additional window to the rear allowing more natural light into the room.
The fourth bedroom, a large single, is currently used as a home office and has a window to the rear aspect.
A luxurious family bathroom with a four piece suite comprising low flush WC, large walk-in shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and a roll top bath beneath the window looking out onto the garden. The room is lit by inset spotlights and there is a heated towel rail and wood effect flooring.
Beneath the property, accessed from the garden, is the
Providing a good amount of dry storage.
The garden is impressive and provides all year round interest, with the brook that runs through it adding to the uniqueness and aesthetic appeal. There are various distinct areas which are all readily accessible by landscaped paths. An upper woodland has been recently planted with wild flowers and is enclosed by a dry hedge to support wildlife. The shed at the top has electric points as well as a water point close by. There is a large, mature, well-established shrubbery which includes rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. In the past two years an allotment area has been created using sleepers to form four large beds with fruit bushes along the side. The large bespoke wooden greenhouse is two years old and put in to complement the garden. The small pond offers a diverse habitat for frogs, toads and newts .
The remainder of the garden has been planted with a wide variety of spring bulbs succeeded by summer and autumn cottage garden plants, wild flower and grass planting to give it a natural feel throughout the year.
There is a broad rockery underneath the balcony which, in Spring, provides a striking display of primroses, cowslips and oxslips. On the opposite side of the stream a meadow has been planted to encourage butterflies and insects. The banks by the stream contain heathers to fit in with the local landscape.
Overall the garden contains a number of trees including silver birch, beech, willow, sweet chestnut, oak and others. Along the side of the house a cottage garden has been created including a wisteria and two climbing roses. The front garden is a small area with a wide variety of cottage garden planting .
Throughout, the garden has been planted to give it a natural and sympathetic feel to the local area as it sits next to a privately owned woodland.
The garden contains many vantage points for seating and viewing. The seating area by the stream also contains a place for a rotating washing line.
Adjacent to the entrance to the property is a driveway providing off road parking for at least three vehicles.
At the foot of the garden is this stone built detached outbuilding building, formerly a piggery. With part glazed double doors, windows to one aspect and a wood burning stove, it makes the ideal home office or creative space. There is the potential for further development.
Heating – oil fired central heating system. The Worcester boiler was installed in January 2021; sewerage via septic tank; the property has the luxury of its own spring water with dedicated filtration system; uPVC double glazing throughout.
We are informed by Derbyshire Dales District Council that this home falls within Council Tax Band E which is currently £2597 per annum.
From the centre of Matlock take the A615 to Tansley. On reaching Tansley turn left into Church Street and proceed through the centre of the village before turning left onto Oaksedge Lane just before The Gate Inn public house. Follow the road around a ‘dog leg’ at the base of the hill and continue up the hill and turn right onto Foxholes Lane in front of the Oaksedge Farm Dog Hotel. Brookside Cottage is the next property on the right hand side. The parking area is just after the property on the right hand side.