A restored 6 bedroom part Grade II listed family house in Winster, Matlock, Derbyshire, with off road parking and a garage with office/workshop.
Dating in parts from the early 18th century, The Old Bank House was formerly three properties which our clients have carefully merged into one spacious family home which offers flexible accommodation and a wealth of characterful features all finished to a high standard throughout.
Ground floor: The main entrance door is at the side of the property and opens into the fine tiled reception hall with fitted cupboard housing twin gas fired boilers. There is a large utility off with stable door to rear the courtyard and gardens. The inner staircase hall leads to a study and then onto the well-proportioned drawing room with a fine French oak flooring, renovated stone mullion shuttered windows and a fine wide arched headstone fireplace surround with a canopy over a double grate space. This room was a banking hall when part of the property was used as the Williams & Deacon Bank. Double doors lead through to the dining room, with further double doors through to the stunning kitchen/breakfast room with tiled flooring throughout and underfloor heating. There is an extensive range of matching wall and base units with granite work surfaces and a matching central island unit. A range of built-in appliances include microwave, integrated fridge and dishwasher, pull out larder units, Rangemaster double oven with five burner gas hob. Off the kitchen is a wonderful conservatory with sealed unit double glazing which looks out onto and has access to the lower courtyard area. Off the kitchen/breakfast room is a snug with a fine high ceiling, hardwood flooring, stone chimney piece surround with wood burner and side cabinets. An inner hallway/wine store has a tiled floor with cloakroom off and access to an inner lobby which leads through to a generous double reception room (this was originally the Post Office and apothecary). This now comprises a wonderful sitting room with high ceilings in part, a natural stone fireplace set to a stone hearth with a wood burning stove, part shuttered windows looking out onto Main Street and with separate entrance door. The room is open to a side study area.
The principal staircase leads off the inner hall and is open through to the second floor allowing light to flood through.
First floor: The landing at first floor level is split, turning left takes you into the oldest part of the house where there are two generous bedrooms, one to the front of the property and the other to the side, and a large family bathroom with panelled bath, low suite W.C, bidet and wash hand basin. There is a separate shower room with hand basin. The landing area to the right gives access to the master bedroom with double aspect shuttered windows, a fine carved stone chimney piece, high level side window with fitted windows and an en suite bathroom with a tiled floor, twin inset wash hand basins, bidet, low suite W.C, a part freestanding bath, a large walk-in steam shower, heated towel rail and French doors to a private roof terrace. There is a separate W.C with hand basin off the landing and an inner landing is fitted with library shelving and cabinets and leads to two further bedrooms and large walk-in dressing room. One of the bedrooms enjoys a high vaulted ceiling and a separate secondary staircase leading down to the ground floor lobby and the inner hall/wine room.
Second floor: The landing has a high level rooflight allowing natural light to flood through. The attic space has been carefully restored and renovated to provide extremely flexible accommodation, currently laid out as two linked rooms and arranged as a sitting room with fitted book shelving and cabinets and a further very generous double bedroom, with large dressing room/store off which also houses twin hot water cylinders and has potential for an en suite bath/shower room.
Outside: The property enjoys a lovely corner position on Main Street with an Italianate style front garden with box balls and period wrought iron railings. The principal garden area lies to the rear of the property with a lovely private paved courtyard area with access from the conservatory, fine water feature and upper landscaped area with stocked borders, box hedging and mature shrubbery. There are double doors off Woolley’s Yard to off street parking and a separate substantial garage, also approached off Woolley’s Yard, with night storage heating and an internal staircase leading up to a workshop/office.
Entrance hall; inner staircase hall; drawing room; sitting room; dining room; kitchen/breakfast room; conservatory; study; utility room; snug; cloakroom; wine store; master bedroom with en suite bathroom and terrace; four further bedrooms; family bathroom; shower room; separate W.C; bedroom six with sitting room, dressing room and storage off.
Courtyard front garden; landscaped gardens to the rear; off road parking; garage with workshop/office above.
Winster is a village mentioned in the Domseday Book and was formerly a centre for the lead mining industry. The house was probably formerly known as Woolleys Villa and the oldest part, which is itself separately Grade II listed, was probably occupied by a local mine owner. The Victorian part of the property fronts directly onto Main Street and was, until recent times, the Post Office for the village. It was run by the first Postmaster of Winster, Charles Heathcote, who also used the property as a general store and apothecary in the late 19th century.