Two character stone cottages with truly delightful gardens, all enjoying a sought after village location.
Standing side by side, Nos. 4 and 5 South View form part of a most attractive row of four properties, each of individual character and which together offer a rare opportunity as a family home with letting potential and a versatility to suit a variety of needs. The cottages are complemented by impressive gardens which not only provide amenity for all the family but also a most pleasant view from the cottages.
4 South View is Grade II Listed and the larger of the two cottages, built of local gritstone beneath a tiled roof featuring cut-stone detail to the roof doors and window openings. Starting life as two cottages, the property is now a well proportioned family home providing three bedroom accommodation plus two attic rooms with the benefit of a staircase and gable windows, providing ample scope to create additional bedroom, hobby or homework space.
No. 5, also known as Tanter Cottage, is a recent and excellent addition to the row, designed and built in keeping with the adjacent homes. The cottage is let on an ASTA, the current tenants have been in occupation for several years proving the cottage to provide an excellent income stream.
Tansley lies around two kilometres east of Matlock which provides broad market town facilities and respected secondary schooling whilst the village boasts a thriving community, good primary school, public houses and easy access to the surrounding countryside. Good road communications lead to the neighbouring centres of employment to include Bakewell, Chesterfield and Alfreton whilst the wider delights of the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District countryside are all close at hand.
4 SOUTH VIEW
The principal entrance is from the rear of the properties, accessed off Ashley Close. A panelled and part glazed front door opens to a:
Breakfast Kitchen – 3.55m x 3.33m (11’ 6” x 10’ 9”) being fitted with a range of modern cupboards, drawers and work surfaces which incorporate a stainless steel sink unit and black ceramic hob with extractor canopy above and under counter electric oven beneath. There is also an integral dishwasher and refrigerator, pelmet lighting and complementary ceramic splash back wall tiling. A multi paned secondary-glazed window allows good natural light and an internal door opens to the:
Living Room – 3.58m x 3.4m (11’ 7” x 11’ 1”) a comfortable snug with delightful views across the gardens. A multi-paned door provides external access to the patio and gardens at the front of the house and there is a range of built in display shelving, high level cupboard plus a full height coat and boot store which has previously provided access to the adjoining cottage but now sealed off.
Sitting and Dining Room – 6.94m x 3.72m (22’ 8” x 12’ 2”) spanning the full depth of the house offering opportunity to create a dining area whilst offering spacious all day living space. As a focal point to the room, a feature stone fireplace houses a living flame electric fire set above a raised grey marble hearth. Windows to both front and rear allow good natural light and again there is the particularly pleasant outlook across the gardens at the front.
Stairs lead from the room to the first floor landing which provides access to the principal bedroom and bathroom accommodation together with a deep storage cupboard.
Bedroom 1 – 3.76m x 3.23m (12’ 3” x 10’ 6”) a good double bedroom with garden views and louvre doors fronting a recessed built in wardrobe.
Bathroom fitted with a four piece suite to include a panelled bath, low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin together with a separate walk in shower cubicle with tiled surround, glazed door and mixer shower fitting. Adjacent to the shower is a full height linen store whilst above the stairs a further cupboard houses the gas fired combination condensing boiler which serves the central heating and hot water system.
Bedroom 2 – 3.56m x 3.5m (11’ 7” x 11’ 5”) a good double bedroom enjoying the full effect of the garden and brook.
Bedroom 3 – 3.52m x 2.5m (11’ 5” x 8’ 2”) front facing and from where enclosed stairs rise to the attic rooms.
Attic Room 1 – 6.9m x 3.32m (22’ 6” x 10’ 9”) the stairs rising centrally to an open room and with a window to the gable wall. A door leads off to:
Attic Room 2 – 6.9m x 3.76m (22’ 6” x 12’ 3”) the rooms are principally utilised for storage or hobby space but offer excellent opportunity to create additional bedroom and/or bathroom accommodation.
By the main entrance at the rear of the cottage, an attractive patio garden provides a pleasant entrance with raised borders, well stocked with a variety of low growing shrubs, spring and summer bulbs. There are three stone built stores and a parking bay accessed off Church Street.
Fronting the property are impressive and substantial gardens where it is immediately evident much care, time and enjoyment have been lavished over the years. The garden is dissected by a stone lined watercourse with flagstone bridges linking each side. The brook flows through and away, bridged at the boundary and off to join Bentley Brook down the valley. The gardens include formal lawns interspersed with shrub and flower beds all well stocked and which play host to an array of colour throughout the year from spring and summer bulbs, perennials, specimen trees and shrubs. Seating areas around the garden take advantage of different aspects and the sun throughout the day.There is the functional amenity of a timber shed and aluminium framed greenhouse aside an ornamental pond. Within the higher boundary, a small recently planted orchard which will mature to provide additional privacy from the roadside for years to come.
5 SOUTH VIEW (TANTER COTTAGE)
Again, the main entrance is via Ashley Close and through the patio garden. A part glazed door opens to an entrance hall with doors opening to the ground floor accommodation.
Sitting and Dining Room – 5.67m x 2.93m (18’ 6” x 9’ 6”) a comfortable day room with multi-paned windows to front and rear.
Bathroom fitted with a modern white suite to include low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with shower fitting above.
Kitchen – 3.15m x 2.23m with a range of modern cupboards and work surfaces, stainless steel sink unit and space for freestanding appliances. A door leads off to stairs which rise to the first floor.
Study Landing – 3.17m x 5.6m (10’ 4” x 18’ 4”) an open space with part restricted head height and with a window to the gable wall. The room offers useful ancillary space, whether for occasional guests or a study area. A door leads off to:
Bedroom – 5.6m x 3.19m (18’ 4” x 10’ 5”) a well proportioned double room with velux roof light.
Almost similar to the amenity of No. 4, paved patio garden lies to the front of the cottage, accessed off Ashley Close. Well stocked raised borders, small lawn and ample opportunity for pot planting. There is a parking bay for one car and paths to the side. The larger garden area is located on the south side where informal lawns are planted with dwarf fruit trees all set around a paved seating area and being enclosed within a natural stone wall.
TENURE – Freehold. No 5 South View is let under an assured shorthold periodic tenancy. The tenants occupy under the original tenancy agreement 2014 and at the same rent, passing at £550 per calendar month.
The row of cottages which make up South View, 1-4 Church Street is noted as being Grade II Listed on the Historic England register. As the newer cottage No 5, is adjoined, on the site of a former barn, it may prove No 5 is also included within the listing.
SERVICES – All mains services are available to each cottage which benefit from gas fired central heating and secondary glazing to the principal rooms. No test has been made on services or their distribution.
COUNCIL TAX – No. 4 – Band C. No. 5 – Band A.
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, proceed along Causeway Lane, passed the park to Matlock Green and rise up The Cliff towards Tansley. On entering the village, turn left into Church Street, turn immediately left again into Ashley Close where South View is located on the left hand side.
VIEWING – Strictly by prior arrangement with the Matlock office 01629 580228. To preserve the privacy of the tenants in 5 South View, it is requested that only the larger property and gardens are inspected on first viewing.