We are delighted to offer for sale this truly unique and individual converted Victorian Chapel. This stone built property enjoys an elevated position with superb far-reaching views over the town of Matlock and is just a short walk to the centre. This home, having a wealth of character and original features benefits from gas central heating and the accommodation comprises; entrance vestibule, ground floor shower room, utility, cloaks and WC, a stunning dining hall, two ground floor bedrooms and a dining kitchen with vaulted ceiling. On the first floor there is a large living room again, open to the ceiling with original trusses and roof timbers with stone mullioned windows to the front aspect providing those superb views. The principal bedroom on this floor has an ensuite bathroom. There is off road parking for several vehicles and a raised balcony terrace, ideal for warm weather dining or just to sit and enjoy those views. Viewing highly recommended. No Upward Chain. Virtual Tour Available.
This property was built in 1867/8 on land owned by a builder known as FT Howitt of Heanor and was initially used as a Quaker meeting house. Then, from 1887 onwards to 1908 it was certified as a place of worship and "Friends Meeting House". The building is said to have been converted for residential use during the mid 1980's.
There are two main entrances to the property. Taking the left hand entrance in we find a solid wood panelled door which opens into the
With a vaulted ceiling and high perimeter shelving and feature stone arch to the side where there was a former entrance door. There is a low level cupboard with granite top which houses the electric meter and modern consumer unit. The first door on the left leads into the
With a wood-effect ceramic tiled floor and recently refitted with a walk-in shower enclosure and a "Burlington" wash hand basin, There is a fluted glass window to the rear aspect and an arrow slit style window to the side. The next door along opens into the
With hooks for coats and hats etc, a wall mounted wash basin and space and plumbing for a washing machine and a vented tumble drier. An internal door opens into the
With a low flush WC and marbled-topped storage cupboard with a fluted glass window to the rear aspect with marble sill. Back in the entrance vestibule, a substantial arch- topped wooden door opens into the
An impressive central dining hall bathed with natural light from the front and side aspect windows set within exposed stone mullions. There are exposed ceiling timbers and an elegant staircase with a wrought iron balustrade and polished hardwood handrail rising to the first floor. There is a hidden baptism pool which is located in the floor cavity. The room is illuminated by matching wall and centre light points. TV point. The door to the left of the staircase opens into
A double bedroom with high level stone mullioned windows to the side with grey marble sills. There is a bank of fitted wardrobes with drawers beneath and recessed shelving to the side. Back in the dining hall, the door to the right of the staircase leads into
A good sized room having a split level floor offering a number of potential uses. Back in the Dining Hall another solid wood, arch-topped door leads into the
Providing another access point into this home via the original wood panelled front door with impressive vaulted ceiling and stone-mullioned window to the side. There is a granite-topped, solid wood, built-in seat with storage cupboard beneath. There are hooks for coats and hats etc. A large, arch-topped door leads into the
With a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, this is a substantial and impressive dining kitchen bathed with natural light by the stone mullioned windows to the side aspect. There is an extensive and modern range of matching wall, base and soft closing drawer units and an inset 1.5 bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap over. There is a freestanding gas oven with angled extractor hood over, a multi-fuel, cast iron stove and ample space for a family-sized dining table and chairs. There is a rear access door (located behind the white dresser in the photo). A matching wall cupboard houses the gas combination boiler (installed 12 months ago).
On arrival at the first floor landing we pass a stunning leaded glass panel and the first door on the right leads into the
A stunning reception room having front aspect windows set within decorative exposed stone mullions and enjoying superb far reaching views over the town and the surrounding open countryside taking in Riber Castle, High Tor and The Heights of Abraham with Black Rocks in the distance. There are further side aspect windows flooding the room with natural light, with an escape access onto the balcony terrace. The room has original exposed beams to the ceiling with original corbelled roof trusses and a raised Italian black slate hearth with cast iron multi-fuel stove. There are BT and TV points with TV plinth and storage boxes beneath. To one corner of the room is a bar in polished oak with ecclesiastical carvings and a polished granite worktop with an inset stainless sink with mixer tap. To the rear of the bar is a recess with space for a fridge and microwave, ideal for entertaining guests.
Another good sized room having side aspect windows set within exposed stone mullions overlooking the balcony terrace. The room has exposed beams to the ceiling with a fine original corbelled truss. There is a floor length, borrowed light window to the staircase with leaded stained glass panels. There is a bespoke-built wardrobe with sliding mirror fronts providing hanging space for garments etc and the second gas boiler (12 months old) which provides hot water and gas central heating for this floor is located here also. At high level there are a pair of doors opening to a storage area over the head of the stairs. A further door with ring latch opens to the
With a wood-effect ceramic tiled floor, a Velux roof light window and borrowed light from the leaded and decorative glazed panels to the bedroom. Here we have a slipper bath with handheld shower attachments over, a grey marble topped wash basin with shelving beneath and a chrome "Burlington" high flush WC set within a feature stone arch and a Victorian-style radiator with chrome rail.
The property is approached via the driveway which leads to the carport providing ample off road parking. To the front of the building is a broad pathway which gives access to the entrance door and there is an area of garden with a lawn and borders stocked with ornamental shrubs and trees enclosed by wrought iron railings. To the rear of the carport a metal staircase rises to a balcony terrace taking advantage of the southerly aspect and the superb far reaching views
Leaving Matlock Crown Square via Bank Road, turn left by County Hall into Smedley Street, take the second right turn into Smith Road where the property can be found at the T junction at the end of the road directly in front of you as identified by our For Sale sign.
We are informed by Derbyshire Dales District Council that this home falls within Council Tax Band A which is currently £1416 per annum.