Beech House dates from circa 1915 being an elegant town residence built of stone and half rendered, featuring tiled portico and bay windows to the front elevation. The house retains the character and style of the era whilst being updated and adapted to accommodate modern lifestyles to provide well proportioned, five bedroomed accommodation. Adjoining the house, by a conservatory link, is a substantial stone built annexe which provides generous additional accommodation, previously utilised as an annexe dwelling and offices. The annexe has independent access, both on foot and vehicular, including a second drive, integral double garage and offers four bedroomed living space. Ancillary rooms are ideal for home offices or hobbies and, as a whole, the house and annexe offer a rare opportunity both as a versatile family home with space for independent relatives, guests or other letting to provide supplementary income.
Situated just a short walk from Matlock’s town centre facilities, the main house is largely hidden from passing view and is complemented by mature gardens believed to extend to around half an acre. Two drives, ample parking and two double garages.
Lying within the Derwent Valley amongst the delights of the surrounding Derbyshire Dales countryside and at the gateway to the Peak District, Matlock affords good road communications to the neighbouring centres of employment which include Bakewell, Alfreton and Chesterfield. The cities of Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham are all within daily commuting distance and there is the added advantage of pay train links through Derby to the National Network.
ACCOMMODATION – BEECH HOUSE
A most attractive timber and tiled portico creates an impressive entrance and shelters the original leaded glazed front door which opens to a ...
Reception Hall central to the ground floor accommodation, with modern limestone floors, plate racks and traditional panelled doors.
Sitting Room – 4.56m x 3.88m (15’ x 12’ 9”) the shorter measurement not including an arch framed square bay window, double glazed and looking across the formal front gardens. There are picture rails, mouldings to ceiling, beams, ceiling and wall light points plus additional window to the side. As a focal point to the room, a pitch pine fire surround is inset with a modern grey slate fireplace and solid fuel grate, the frame retaining the original brass bell button.
Dining Room – 3.63m x 3.52m (11’ 11” x 11’ 7”) extending into the square bay window which, again, faces the tree lined front gardens. There are picture rails, contemporary down and wall lighting and additional window to the side. Tall wooden corner fireplace with marbled decoration which includes a circular mirror, display plinths and is inset with a Living Coal gas fire to a black marble hearth and surround. An open doorway leads to the …
Breakfast Kitchen – 5.28m x 3.74m (17’ 4” x 12’ 3”) fitted with a range of modern cupboards and drawers plus work surfaces which incorporate a one and a half bowl sink unit. Dishwasher and electric cooker points, two side facing windows, glazed doors leading to the conservatory, polished limestone floor with underfloor heating and as a feature to the room, a brass and wooden servant bell box.
Conservatory – 7.78m x 2.94m (25’ 6” x 9’ 8”) plus 2.38m x 2m (7’ 10” x 7’ 10”) a substantial glazed day space, forming a dry link between the main house and the annexe. There are patio doors to the rear gardens, UPVC door leading from the annexe drive and an internal door directly to the annexe hallway.
Preparation Kitchen/Utility – 3.4m x 2.16m (11’ 2” x 7’ 1”) providing excellent additional modern storage through floor and wall cupboards and with work surfaces, circular sink unit, additional shelving and two side facing windows.
Utility and Cloak Room set down two steps from the hall and including an enclosed storage cupboard, utility area with plumbing for an automatic washing machine and separate WC with low flush WC and corner wash hand basin.
Stairs rise in a dog leg fashion to the first floor landing and, at the turn, a four panelled decorative leaded glazed window. Bedroom accommodation all have similar three panelled doors. Taking the accommodation in a clockwise manner from the head of the stairs:
Bedroom 1 – 3.64m x 3.02m (12’ x 9’ 11”) a UPVC double glazed window to the side giving pleasant views towards Riber and High Tor. There are picture rails and a feature cast iron fireplace with tiled and pine surround.
Bedroom 2 – 5.65m x 3.74m (18’ 7” x 12’ 3”) a spacious double bedroom with a range of built in full height wardrobes and storage. A secondary glazed window faces Bonsall Moor beyond the town to the front and there is an additional window to the side looking beyond the neighbouring roof top towards Riber. This room retains a feature cast fireplace (no basket) with tiled and painted surround.
Bedroom 3 – 4.71m x 3.74m (15’ 6” x 12’ 4”) the longer measurement including full width and full height wardrobing which is finished with mirrored sliding doors. There are views across the town roof tops to the front, feature wooden and tiled fireplace to the corner and wash facilities which include a pedestal wash hand basin and separate walk-in shower cubicle.
Bedroom 4 – 3.63m x 2.26m (11’ 11” x 7’ 5”) with UPVC double glazed window to the side and built in cabin bunk with wall mounted ladder and removable bench seat.
Bath & Shower Room fitted with a white suite to include walk-in shower cubicle with white tray, mixer overhead shower and dry board finish to the walls. Panelled bath with Edwardian style mixer taps and hand basin set to a vanity surface with cupboards beneath. Obscure glazed window, electric shaver point, extractor fan and chrome towel radiator.
Separate WC tiled to half height and fitted with a white suite to include low flush WC and wash hand basin. Obscure glazed window and ceramic tiled floor.
From the first floor landing, a second flight of stairs rise to …
Master Bedroom 5 – 7.94m x 3.48m (26’ x 11’ 5”) the room with en-suite spanning the full width of the house and enjoying excellent natural light and distant views across the roof tops of the town with Oker Hill, Bonsall and Stanton Moor to the west. The UPVC double glazed front window has deep storage seat beneath and there is a Velux window plus two to the gable wall. Ample storage within the eaves and door off to an …
En-Suite Shower Room with Quadrant shower cubicle with sliding doors and mixer shower taps, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, chrome towel radiator and extractor fan.
ACCOMMODATION – BEECH HOUSE ANNEXE
Entrance Hall with UPVC door leading from the top driveway off which there is internal access to a …
Double Garage – 5.92m x 5.65m (19’ 5” x 18’ 7”) maximum with remote control up-and-over door, window to the side, electric, power and light. The garage houses the mechanical extraction unit.
The hallway is finished with a quarry tiled floor, window to the side and stairs leading to the first floor. A pair of doors open to a …
Living Dining Room – 7.57m x 3.66m (24’ 10” x 12’ 1”) widening to 5.63m (18’ 6”). There is a ceramic tiled floor, UPVC double glazed window and similar French doors leading to the front gardens. Stairs descend to the lower ground floor and, as a focal point to the room, a Living Coal gas fire set to the chimney breast.
Kitchen – 3.86m x 2.6m (12’ 9” x 8’ 7”) accessed through an open arched doorway from the living room. There is a range of modern cupboards and drawers plus work surfaces which incorporate a one and a half bowl sink unit, window facing the side, dishwasher plumbing and electric cooker point.
Bedroom 1 – 3.07m x 5.62m (10’ 1” x 18’ 5”) finished with a ceramic tiled floor and with windows to the front and side, built in wardrobes with internal vacuum point and door off to an …
En-Suite Bath and Shower Room fitted with a modern freestanding roll edge bath with Edwardian style mixer tap fitting, pedestal wash hand basin, corner shower cubicle with dual shower sprays and sliding screens, low flush WC, two chrome towel radiators and front facing window allowing pleasant views towards Masson Hill above the town.
Bedroom 2 – 3.62m x 2.77m (11’ 11” x 9’ 1”) with side facing window, ceramic tiled floor and a built in cupboard and …
En-Suite Shower Room with broad walk-in shower cubicle having a tiled surround and dual shower sprays, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, electric shaver point and chrome ladder radiator.
From the living space, a flight of stairs descend to the lower ground floor having a separate external access and doors off to …
Bedroom 3 – 6.2m x 4.22m (20’ 5” x 13’ 10”) a generous room offering a degree of versatility as a second living room or bedroom. There is a front facing window.
Bedroom 4 – 5.92m x 2.61m (19’ 5” x 8’ 7”) with windows to the front and side, strip lighting and useful under-stair storage.
A high level door allows access to a useful storage void set beneath the living room with restricted head height and housing the gas fired boiler and Megaflow hot water cylinder which provides sophisticated service to the central heating and hot water supplies together with the zoned programme controls.
From the main annexe hallway, a flight of stairs lead to the first floor with door opening to …
Office 1 – 5.60m x 5.76m (18’ 5” x 18’ 11”) a well proportioned square room with windows to the front and side and being centrally heated.
A door leads off to a …
WC and Store Room with low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, window to the front and a range of wall shelving.
From the annexe first floor landing, a second flight of stairs wind to …
Office 2 – 7.91m x 3.03m (26’ x 10’) situated within the attic space and providing additional generous accommodation with window to the gable, Velux roof light and access to eaves storage.
From the annexe at first floor level, an external door leads across a flat roof and into the upper floors of the front part of the annexe and to …
Storage Room – 8.3m x 5.3m (27’ 2” x 17’ 2”) maximum. Plastered and floored with windows to the side, a useful additional space for storage or hobby room.
Beech House stands to a gently sloping site, believed to extend to around half an acre. Fronting the main house are formal lawned gardens, tiered to attractive dry stone walls and set around a majestic Beech tree with other planting. A tarmac drive leads from the roadside to an area of car standing from where steps and path lead to the main entrance. Off the drive, is a detached double garage, stone built beneath a tiled roof and with side-by-side up-and-over doors, electric, power, light and with personnel door and window to the side.
A right of way, across the lower drive, is enjoyed by the neighbouring property No. 24.
At the side of the house, paved patio gardens are set within mature shrub borders whilst to the rear less formal gardens, planted with a variety of specimen trees and shrubs, provide an interesting backdrop throughout the seasons. Serving the house and annexe is a second drive, accessed higher up Steep Turnpike, which in turn leads to the second double garage.
TENURE – Freehold.
COUNCIL TAX – Band E.
SERVICES – All main services are available to the property which benefits from sealed unit double glazing to the majority of rooms. Both the house and annexe separately enjoy the benefit of gas fired central heating. No test has been made on services or their distribution.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS – Only the fixtures and fittings mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. Certain other items may be taken at valuation if required. No specific test has been made on any appliance either included or available by negotiation.
DIRECTIONS – From Matlock Crown Square, take Causeway Lane before turning second left just before the old cinema, into Steep Turnpike. Rise up the hill for around 150m and the property can be found on the right hand side.
VIEWING – Strictly by prior arrangement with the Matlock office 01629 580228