A distinctive period stone property with a varied past and presenting a rare development opportunity, of interest to builders, speculators or private individuals to create a substantial private dwelling or a number of small homes subject to required planning consents.

This extensive stone built period residence has an interesting history through a number of uses, including previously as a hotel and more recently a residential care home. Since closure of the care home in 2010, the property has remained empty awaiting refurbishment. Now stripped out and in need of extensive renovation, the building retains an air of elegance through space and size together with some retained internal features. The ranging accommodation includes 10 ground floor rooms plus provision for bathrooms, laundry and storage whilst at first floor a further 13 bedrooms plus bathrooms.

It is believed the property would split to create a number of smaller dwellings although such changes would be subject to the necessary planning consents and approvals. Complementing the house are sizable gardens and opportunity to create hardstanding and garaging and potential to re-use a second drive. A right of way is enjoyed to one neighbouring dwelling across the first portion of the drive and a second dwelling also has the benefit of a right of way through the main drive which skirts the garden.

Planning Authority: Peak District National Park – an application was submitted to the local planning department following some consultation in 2010. That application was subsequently withdrawn. Details are recorded under Reference np/dd/1210/1256.

Vendor’s Solicitors: Banner Jones of Chesterfield.

Tenure: Freehold.

Directions: From Matlock take the A6 north towards Darley Dale turning left just passed St Elphins Park into Old Road. Passing Red House Stables, proceed to the crossroads before turning left again and proceeding across Darley Bridge, up through Wensley and on into Winster. On entering Winster, The Manor can be found on the left hand side identified by the Agent’s For Sale board.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the Matlock office of Fidler Taylor ext. 1.
Note: Suitable care must be taken on site and some areas are poorly lit.

Ref: Ftm 9561

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