The Old Cheese Factory Grange Mill, Matlock DE4 4HU

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A detached Grade ll listed stone building with planning permission for conversion into 2 x three-bedroom dwellings, currently used as a workshop and showroom, set in half an acre which also has planning permission for a workshop building, all situated in the hamlet of Grangemill. For Sale by Public Auction on 22nd November 2021 at 3pm The Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH

The property is situated within the hamlet of Grangemill which is within the parish of Brassington. Grangemill has a public house with other amenities found in the nearby villages of Brassington and Winster which both provide a range of basic amenities including primary schools, Church, village hall, a public house and a village shop. The nearby towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock have an extensive range of facilities including high street shops, doctor’s surgery, public houses, secondary schools, supermarkets and a train station. There are many nearby local walks, bridleways, trails and beauty spots in the surrounding Peak Park, excellent for those who enjoy the outdoors and with equestrian interests, particularly with the High Peak Trail and the Limestone Way being within a short distance, providing excellent access across the Peak District National Park.

Location Cont'd
The property is ideally located for easy access onto the A5012 connecting the nearby market towns of Ashbourne (9.5 miles), Bakewell (8 miles) and Matlock (7 miles).

From Cromford, head north east along the A5012 towards Newhaven. Continue past the turning for Bonsall Village on the right-hand side and then past the left hand turning for Middleton and Wirksworth. Follow the road past the turning for Wood Lane towards Ible and after a short while, there is a set of crossroads entering Grangemill at the Holly Bush public house. Turn right at the crossroads and the property will be immediately on the right-hand side and the entrance drive just after the building, indicated by our for-sale board.

An excellent opportunity to purchase a detached stone-built Grade ll listed workshop building, originally built as a cheese factory, which has planning permission for conversion into two dwellings within the Peak District National Park. The building is set within a spacious plot measuring approximately half an acre, with views onto the surrounding countryside. The building was built in 1875, originally as a cheese factory and is two storeys and constructed from limestone with gritstone dressing and quoins under a slate roof, has a wonderful outlook to the South West overlooking the countryside and also to the North towards surrounding hillside. The existing building is constructed from limestone with a slate roof.

Description Cont'd
Currently the building is internally separated into the following: Entrance Hallway, a ground floor Show Room, stairs rising to a first floor Showroom, a large ground floor Workshop, a further Store Room, an Office and a WC. Rising to the first floor is a further large Workshop.

Planning consent was granted by the Peak District National Park (Ref: NP/DDD/1220/1155) on the 4th June 2021 for the ‘Alteration to existing listed building and change of use to form two dwellings. Full details of the application can be found of the Peak District National Park website using the above reference number

Proposed Layout
The proposed conversion will split the existing building into two dwellings to form a pair of semi-detached properties. The proposed internal floorplans differ and will briefly comprise the following accommodation:

Dwelling One
On the ground floor, there will be a large Entrance Hall with a study area, downstairs toilet and Cloakroom, a large Living Room with dual aspect window and an external entrance door and Dining Kitchen. On the first floor, there are three double Bedrooms, the master having an En-suite bathroom and two remaining bedrooms having a jack and jill style bathroom.

Dwelling Two
On the ground floor, there will be an entrance Hallway leading to three double bedrooms, the master having an En-suite bathroom and a further family bathroom. Rising to the first floor, will be an open Living Dining Kitchen making the most of the views and space, together with a separate WC.

Externally, there are two vehicle entrances to the site, the first leading from the B5056 opposite the Holly Bush Inn and the second from the side road Grange Dale. The proposed conversion will use the main entrance over the existing bridge to lead to a parking area as shared access with allocated parking spaces for three vehicles per dwelling but with ample room for further parking.
The dwellings will have gardens to the rear with separate pedestrian bridges over the stream to the gardens and both have a small a garden to the sides.

Further Workshop Site
The site to the rear of the building, shown edged in blue on the plan included within the property, was granted planning permission for the erection of a stone workshop under ref: NP/WED/388/142. The planning permission was implemented with the completion of the concrete base and foundations. Therefore, this site offers a further opportunity to erect the new building and be used as a workshop.

We understand the building has mains electricity and water with private drainage.

Tenure and Possession
The property is sold freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may exist whether or not they are defined in these particulars. The neighbouring farm buildings have a right of way over the North East corner of the site from the entrance off Grange Dale to the buildings, though as we understand this right of access is for agricultural use only.

Fixtures and Fittings
Only those items referred to in the particulars are included in the sale.

Local Authority:
Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3NN, Tel: 01629 761100

Planning Authority:
Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Bakewell, DE45 1AE, Tel: 01629 816200

Business Rates:
The building is currently registered for business rates.


Strictly by appointment only. Please contact the Bakewell Office to make an appointment.

Method of Sale
The property will be offered by Public Auction at 3.00pm on Monday 22nd November 2021 at The Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH.

Deposits and Completions
The successful purchaser will be required to pay a deposit of 10% of the sale price upon the fall of the hammer. Please note that proof of identification must also be provided to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. The signing of the Contract of Sale and 10% deposit is legally binding on both parties and completion will occur within 28 days thereafter, unless stated otherwise at the auction. The sale of each lot is subject to a buyer's fee of £400 + VAT (£480 inc. VAT) payable on the fall of the hammer.

Conditions of Sale
The Conditions of Sale will be deposited at the office of the Auctioneers seven days prior to the sale and will not be read at the sale. The Auctioneers and Solicitors will be in the sale room fifteen minutes prior to the commencement of the auction to deal with any matter arising from either the conditions of Sale, the Sales Particulars or relating to the auction generally. At the appointed time the sale will commence and thereafter no further queries will be dealt with and the purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the Conditions of Sale and to have satisfied himself fully upon all matters contained or referred to therein, whether or not the purchaser has read them. “The Guide Price is issued as an indication of the auctioneer’s opinion of the likely selling price of the property. Each property offered is subject to a Reserve Price which is agreed between the seller and the auctioneer just prior to the auction and which would ordinarily be within 10% (+/-) of the Guide Price. Both the Guide Price and the Reserve Price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction.

Money Laundering Regulations 2017
Due to recent changes in legislation, all buyers must provide relevant documentation in order to provide proof of their identity and place of residence. The documentation collected will not be disclosed to any other party.

The architects who dealt with the application were Matthew Montague Architects, Ashbourne.