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For sale: 1970s architect-designed four-bedroom house in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire


Not the most stunning house you might see from the outside (although not a bad looking place in truth), this 1970s architect-designed four-bedroom house in Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire really come to life inside – where it remains largely unchanged from that original era.

Yes, the fittings and decoration of this place are straight out of a mid to late '70s design book. Which is probably when the house dates from. The kitchen is almost a museum piece, as is the stunning wood-clad living room and double-level conservatory. Throw in a picturesque location in the Peak District and you've got something really special.


Designed for the architect's own family, the design takes advantage of those views and the light, with all rooms south-facing. Once up that 'in and out driveway' and past the attached 'porte-cochere' you enter via the reception hall with cloakroom/WC, which leads to a sitting room with vaulted ceiling, which also has sliding folding doors to the double storey dining room/conservatory with spiral staircase and floor to ceiling windows, not to mention views over the Derwent Valley).


There's also the period fitted kitchen with a range of built in appliances, a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC and a staircase that leads to the lower ground floor, where there is a games/hobby room, laundry room and three further bedrooms plus shower room/WC. Three quarters of the acre of land outside contains natural woodland, a patio, sun terrace and potting shed/greenhouse.

More images on the listing and if you like it, £649,999 is the asking price.

More details and images at the Zoopla at eBay website

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