2 The Hat Factory The Dimple, Fritchley, Belper DE56 2HP
The property is situated in a rural location in between the two villages of Crich and Fritchley. The village of Crich has a basic range of facilities including a village shop and post office, restaurant and takeaway, butchers, artisan bakers, medical centre, public houses and a primary school in Fritchley, with a more comprehensive range in the nearby market towns of Matlock (6.9 miles), Belper (4.5 miles) and Wirksworth (5.5 miles) including supermarkets, high street shops, restaurants and secondary schools. The property has a rural countryside setting, however benefits from excellent access to the city of Derby (13 miles) and Nottingham (18 miles) together with quick access onto main roads leading to the M1 motorway at junction 28. The property is ideally located for easy access into the village and equally to the countryside of the Peak District National Park which provides the opportunity to enjoy fantastic walks, scenery and numerous outdoor activities close by.
From the market place in the centre of Crich, head south along Surgery Lane towards Fritchley. After a short distance, take the first left hand turning onto Dimple Lane. Follow the road down the hill and out of the village. Continue forward, past various properties and as the road bends sharply round to the left, the property will be found shortly on the left hand side just before the right hand bend.
We understand the property forms part of the historic stone mill building dating back to the 1790’s originally built to produce Italian straw hats and was later converted into residential accommodation. No. 2 The Hat Factory has been occupied by the present owners for 18 years and has been completely modernised but retaining many original features. Therefore, the property has not been offered onto the market for some time.
The property offers a wonderful opportunity to purchase a spacious dwelling with lovely views over the valley, with generous garden, garage, parking and a stable block comprising two stables, together with land extending to approximately 2.02 acres excellent for those with equestrian and agricultural interests. The property has been modernised to a high standard but keeping the traditional features during the vendors’ ownership and therefore offers a great family house. The dwelling forms part of the mill building with accommodation over three floors.
Leading from the front, a decorative door, with a door into the Sitting Room, stairs leading to the first floor with oak flooring.
Lounge (17' 1'' x 12' 10'' (5.2m x 3.9m))
A spacious family room with multifuel stove set in stone surround and exposed stone work, oak flooring, exposed ceiling beams and a feature stone wall. With dual aspect having French doors leading out to the rear garden patio area and twin windows to the front, together with a radiator.
Dining Room (9' 10'' x 11' 6'' (3m x 3.5m))
The large dining room which is open to the Lounge. The room has wooden flooring, a window to the rear, radiator, exposed ceiling beams and a converted fireplace with shelving.
Dining Kitchen (18' 4'' x 11' 10'' (5.6m x 3.6m))
A lovely farmhouse kitchen with space for a dining table together with wall and floor oak units with a granite work surface, a freestanding electric and gas Fisher Paykel cooker range with an extractor over, a 1 ½ sink and drainer, built in dishwasher and space for an upright fridge freeze. There is tiled flooring, a large window to the side, an original stone feature wall, cast iron radiators, a trap door leading down to the cellar.
Accessed from the Dining Kitchen, the room has triple aspect windows overlooking the garden, doors out to the patio area, tiled flooring and a cast iron radiator.
Utility Room (5' 3'' x 5' 3'' (1.6m x 1.61m))
Leading off the kitchen, with built in floor units, a stainless steel wash hand basin, plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble drier and a window. The central heating boiler is located in this room.
Accessed from a trap door located in the kitchen.
First Floor Landing
With stairs rising from the ground floor with a window to the front.
Bedroom Two (10' 10'' x 12' 10'' (3.3m x 3.9m))
A large double bedroom with a window and a radiator.
Office/Dressing Room (10' 5'' x 11' 10'' (3.18m x 3.6m))
Leading from the bedroom, a room which could be used for many purposes such as an office, dressing room, play room or to be converted into an ensuite, together with a window to the side.
Bedroom Three (9' 10'' x 7' 11'' (3.0m x 2.42m))
A bedroom with a window to the side with far reaching views and a radiator.
Bathroom (5' 11'' x 12' 10'' (1.8m x 3.9m))
A high quality three piece suite with fitted bath with a shower over, low level WC, a bespoke wash hand basin with brass fittings, a cast iron radiator, French oak flooring, a window to the rear and exposed brick and stone walls dated back to the 1790’s.
Second floor Landing
With stairs leading from the first floor, with a large landing area suitable for a study or reading area, with a window to the front and a radiator.
Master Bedroom (17' 1'' x 11' 10'' (5.2m x 3.6m))
A large double bedroom with dual aspect windows to the front and rear, exposed ceiling beams, two radiators and a door into:
En-suite (5' 11'' x 5' 10'' (1.8m x 1.79m))
With a low level WC and a wash hand basin.
Bedroom Four (9' 10'' x 11' 6'' (3m x 3.5m))
A double bedroom with a window to the rear and a radiator.
Gardens and Driveway
Around the house are well maintained gardens with lawn areas and established bushes, shrubs, planted borders and fruit trees. There is an area of stone flag paving to the rear of the property excellent for outside dining enjoying the views with a pergola and a brick built folly. There are further areas for outside dining, with a purpose built decking area at the garden boundary and a patio area to the side of the house. There is a path leading from the garage and a gravelled driveway leading off the road providing parking for multiple vehicles.
A reclaimed brick built building positioned on off the outside seating area, with a feature log burning stove, fitted seating, lighting and windows to the side. An excellent space for entertaining.
Garage (26' 3'' x 13' 1'' (8m x 4m))
a large detached tandem garage with twin opening vehicle doors, with a side pedestrian entrance door and windows. The garage has electric and lighting.
Stable block (19' 8'' x 12' 2'' (6m x 3.7m))
A newly timber built stable block comprising two stables each measuring 12ft x 10ft with concrete flooring. The stable block is situated in the field, near to the garden boundary and to the rear of the garage with a hardcore area to the side.
The land lies to the rear of the property, with vehicle access from the road and foot access from the garden and rear of the property. The land affords fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. The land is all down to grass all suitable for grazing and mowing.
The property has the benefit of mains electricity, water and telephone. The central heating system is oil fired. Drainage is to a shared septic tank.
Fixtures and fittings
Only those referred to in these particulars are included.
Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
The property is sold subject to and with the benefits of the rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may exist whether or not defined in these particulars.
Tenure & Possession
The property is sold freehold with vacant possession granted upon completion.
Timber and sporting rights
We understand these to be included in the sale as far as they exist.
Amber Valley District Council
Council Tax Band - E
EPC Rating - E (51)
Strictly by appointment through the selling agents at the Bakewell Office 01629 812777.
Method of Sale
This property is offered by way of private treaty.
Bagshaws LLP have made every reasonable effort to ensure these details offer an accurate and fair description of the property but give notice that all measurements, distances and areas referred to are approximate and based on information available at the time of printing. These details are for guidance only and do not constitute part of the contract for sale. Bagshaws LLP and their employees are not authorised to give any warranties or representations in relation to the sale.