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

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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.


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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).

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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

Via WowHaus

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  • Paul Fald

    A fabulous house – I would definitely love to live there !