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Darwin House Sydnope Hill, Darley Moor, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5LN

Offers in the region of: £1,160,000
RECENTLY REDUCED

Standing wonderfully within a substantial plot of approximately 6.8 acres is Darwin House, an outstanding, stone-built four bedroomed country residence that boasts superb equestrian facilities including three paddocks and stables.
  • * An Outstanding Four Bedroomed Country Residence *
  • * Attractive Stone-Built Character Home *
  • * Superb Equestrian Facilities Including a Ménage *
  • * Light and Spacious Lounge *
  • * Two Additional Well-Proportioned Reception Rooms *
  • * Four Double Bedrooms, Two with En-Suites *
  • * Three Enclosed Paddocks with Two Field Shelters *
  • * Detached Agricultural Building with Four Stables *
  • * Fabulous Far-Reaching Countryside Views *
  • * Situated within a Plot of Approximately 6.8 Acres *
Darwin House offers generously proportioned living over two floors which has been thoughtfully upgraded by the current owner, whilst retaining the inherent character and charm of this late 1800s home. On the ground floor, the property contains three well-proportioned reception rooms and an open plan dining kitchen with country-style cabinetry. The first floor provides a family bathroom, a sizeable master bedroom suite with a versatile mezzanine above and three additional double bedrooms.
Externally, Darwin House presents beautiful outdoor spaces to enjoy the far-reaching countryside views, particularly from the mature front garden where there is a pleasant stone flagged patio. There is also ample off-road parking within a gated driveway. The equestrian facilities benefit from their own gated vehicular access, with an extensive gravelled hardstanding allowing parking for several vehicles. A large detached agricultural building houses four stables and there is also a separate, high-quality ménage. Beyond the hardstanding, there is a turn-out paddock and two additional paddocks, all of which are securely enclosed.
The property has good access to the town of Matlock, which includes shops, cafes, public houses, restaurants, parks and schooling. Across the road from the property is the Landal Darwin Forest holiday park, which features a bar/restaurant and a health and fitness centre. The Matlock Train Station is a short drive away and there are activities close by including country walks and local attractions such as Gulliver’s Kingdom, Black Rocks and Chatsworth House. Additionally, the property is located within close proximity to Matlock, Chesterfield and Bakewell, all accessed by good road links.
The property briefly comprises on the ground floor: Entrance vestibule, entrance hall, snug, storage cupboard, WC, dining kitchen, study and lounge.
On the first floor: Landing, family bathroom, bedroom 4, inner landing, bedroom 2, bedroom 2 en-suite, bedroom 3, master bedroom, master walk-in wardrobe 1, master walk-in wardrobe 2, master en-suite and mezzanine.
Outbuildings: Agricultural building, field shelters x2 and open log store.
Snug
Tenure
Freehold
Council Tax Band
G
Ground Floor
A composite entrance door with a double glazed panel opens to the:
Entrance Vestibule
Having front and rear facing timber double glazed windows, flush light point, exposed stone wall, central heating radiator and engineered oak flooring. A pine door with a glazed panel opens to the entrance hall.
Entrance Hall
Entrance Hall
A welcoming entrance hall with a rear facing timber double glazed window with a stone sill, recessed lighting, central heating radiator and engineered oak flooring. Pine doors with glazed panels open to the snug and dining kitchen. Pine doors also open to the storage cupboard and WC.
Snug
Snug
4.62m x 3.66m (15'1" x 12'0")
A superb reception room that enjoys the views of the garden and fields beyond. Having front and side facing timber double glazed windows with stone sills, recessed lighting, central heating radiator, TV/aerial point and engineered oak flooring. The focal point of the room is the Aga log burner with a stone mantel, surround and hearth.
Storage Cupboard
Housing the fuse box.
WC
Having a rear facing timber double glazed obscured panel, recessed light point and engineered oak flooring. There’s a suite in white, which comprises of a low-level WC and a pedestal wash hand basin with traditional chrome taps and a splash back.
Dining Kitchen
8.97m x 4.50m (29'5" x 14'9")
A bright, open plan space that is ideal for every day family living and entertaining.
Dining Area
Dining Area
A good-sized dining area with recessed lighting, central heating radiator, TV/aerial point, telephone point and engineered oak flooring. Pine doors with glazed panels open to the study and lounge.
Kitchen Area
Kitchen Area
A country-style kitchen with side facing timber double glazed windows with stone sills, recessed lighting, central heating radiator, TV/aerial point and engineered oak flooring. There’s a range of fitted base/wall and drawer units, incorporating matching work surfaces, tiled splash backs, under-counter lighting and an inset 1.5 bowl sink with a chrome mixer tap. Also having a central island with a granite work surface and providing additional storage. Appliances include a Rangemaster range cooker with a five-ring electric hob, electric hot plate, two ovens, grill, storage drawer and two extractor fans above. Also including an integrated Lamona dishwasher, a Hotpoint under-counter freezer and a Lamona automatic washing machine. A composite stable-style door with a double glazed panel opens to the rear of the property and an identical door also opens to a gravelled courtyard at the rear.
From the dining area, a pine door with a glazed panel opens to the:
Study
Study
4.44m x 4.22m (14'6" x 13'10")
Having front facing timber double glazed windows with stone sills, recessed lighting, central heating radiator, TV/aerial point and engineered oak flooring. The focal point of the room is the Aga log burner with a stone mantel, surround and hearth.
Lounge
Lounge
6.93m x 4.75m (22'8" x 15'7")
A light and spacious lounge with side and rear facing timber double glazed windows with stone sills, recessed lighting, central heating radiators, provision for a wall mounted television and engineered oak flooring. The focal point of the room is the remote controlled, log effect electric fire. Double timber doors with double glazed panels open to the front of the property.
From the entrance hall, a staircase with a timber hand rail and balustrading rises to the:
First Floor
Landing
Having a feature pendant light point and pine flooring. Pine doors open to the family bathroom and bedroom 4. An opening also gives access to an inner landing.
Family Bathroom
Family Bathroom
Having a side facing timber double glazed obscured window with a stone sill, recessed lighting, extractor fan, partially tiled walls, central heating radiator and pine flooring. There’s a suite in white, which comprises of a low-level WC and a pedestal wash hand basin with traditional chrome taps. Also having a panelled bath with a Beaumont chrome mixer tap and a Beaumont hand shower facility. To one corner, there’s a separate shower enclosure with a fitted rain head shower and a glazed screen/door.
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 4
4.22m x 3.58m (13'10" x 11'8")
A well-proportioned double bedroom with front and side facing timber double glazed windows with stone sills, recessed lighting, feature stone chimney breast, central heating radiator, TV/aerial point, data point and pine flooring.
Inner Landing
Inner Landing
Having recessed lighting, central heating radiator, data point and pine flooring. There’s a range of fitted furniture, incorporating shelving and housing the hot water cylinder. Pine doors open to bedroom 2, bedroom 3 and the master bedroom.
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
5.16m x 4.50m (16'11" x 14'9")
Another double bedroom suite with side facing timber double glazed windows with stone sills, recessed lighting, central heating radiators, TV/aerial point, data point and pine flooring. A pine door opens to the bedroom 2 en-suite.
Bedroom 2 En-Suite
Bedroom 2 En-Suite
Having recessed lighting, extractor fan, wall mounted mirrored cabinet, central heating radiator and pine flooring. There’s a suite in white, which comprises of a low-level WC and a wash hand basin with a chrome mixer tap, splash back and storage beneath. To one wall, there’s a separate shower enclosure with a fitted Bristan rain head shower and a glazed screen/door.
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3
4.42m x 4.22m (14'6" x 13'10")
Having a front facing timber double glazed window with a stone sill, recessed lighting, central heating radiator, TV/aerial point, data point and pine flooring. The focal point of the room is the stone chimney breast.
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
5.13m x 4.70m (16'9" x 15'5")
A generous master bedroom that has front and side facing timber double glazed windows with stone sills, recessed lighting, central heating radiators, TV/aerial point, data point and pine flooring. Pine doors open to the master en-suite, walk-in wardrobe 1 and walk-in wardrobe 2.
Master En-Suite
Master En-Suite
Having a side facing timber double glazed window, a rear facing timber double glazed obscured window, recessed lighting, extractor fan, illuminated mirrored storage cabinet, partially tiled walls, central heating radiator and pine flooring. There’s a suite in white, which comprises of a Duravit low-level WC and a vanity unit, incorporating a wash hand basin with a chrome mixer tap and storage beneath. Also having a roll-top bath with a Beaumont chrome mixer tap and a Beaumont hand shower facility. To one corner, there’s a separate shower enclosure with a fitted Bristan rain head shower and a glazed screen/door.
Walk-in Wardrobe 1
A useful walk-in wardrobe with recessed lighting, central heating radiator and pine flooring. There’s a range of fitted furniture, incorporating open short/long hanging and shelving.
Walk-in Wardrobe 2
Having a recessed light point, pine flooring and fitted short hanging and shelving.
From the master bedroom, a staircase with a timber hand rail and balustrading rises to the:
Mezzanine
Mezzanine
4.70m x 3.66m (15'5" x 12'0")
A versatile area with recessed lighting, a telephone point and pine flooring. A pine door opens to the eaves.
Exterior and Gardens
From Sydnope Hill, a timber gate opens to Darwin House. A gravelled driveway runs down the right side of the property and access can also be gained to the rear.
To the rear of the property, there’s a gravelled area providing additional parking with exterior lighting, a planted border containing trees and shrubs and housing the oil tank and boiler. Access can be gained to the dining kitchen. A stone flagged path with a planted border to one side leads down the left side of the property to the front and a timber pedestrian gate also opens to the equestrian facilities.
Exterior and Gardens
The driveway to the right side of the property provides ample parking for several vehicles with exterior lighting. Access can be gained to the entrance hall, front of the property and to a gated courtyard. A timber gate also opens to paddock 1.
Gated Courtyard
From the right side of the property, a wrought iron pedestrian gate opens to a gravelled courtyard with exterior lighting and two useful stores which house the water treatment plant. Access can be gained to the dining kitchen.
Exterior and Gardens
To the front of the property, there’s a garden that is mainly laid to lawn with mature planted borders, exterior lighting and a stone flagged patio. Access can be gained to the lounge. The garden enjoys the far-reaching views and is bordered by dry stone walling.
Equestrian Facilities
Equestrian Facilities
From Sydnope Hill, there is a separate access to the equestrian facilities through a timber/metal gate. The gate opens to a driveway and a metal gate also opens to a grassed area to the rear of the agricultural building with mature trees. Access can also be gained to the left side of the main house. The driveway leads to two timber gates, which open to a large gravelled hardstanding with exterior lighting. Access can be gained to the agricultural building, ménage and paddocks.
Agricultural Building
Agricultural Building
17.83m x 12.44m (58'5" x 40'9")
Having light, power, two water taps, a large sliding access door and a personnel entrance door. Within the building there are four stables.
From the hardstanding, timber gates open to paddock 1 and the turn-out paddock. Access can also be gained to the ménage.
Ménage
Ménage
Being fully enclosed by timber fencing and dry stone walling. Access can also be gained by two timber gates.
Paddock 1
Paddock 1
Being fully enclosed by timber fencing and dry stone walling. Housing the septic tank and having two field shelters and a water trough. Timber gates open to the turn-out paddock and an opening gives access to paddock 2.
Turn-Out Paddock
Turn-Out Paddock
Being fully enclosed by timber fencing and timber gates open to paddock 1 and the hardstanding.
Paddock 2
Being enclosed by dry stone walling and timber fencing with a dike that runs between paddock 1 and paddock 2 through to Flash Dam.
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Note
Whilst we aim to make these particulars as accurate as possible, please be aware that they have been composed for guidance purposes only. Therefore, the details within should not be relied on as being factually accurate and do not form part of an offer or contract. All measurements are approximate. None of the services, fittings or appliances (if any), heating installations, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested and therefore no warranty can be given as to their working ability. All photography is for illustration purposes only.
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