Country house for sale in Matlock DE4, 7 Bedroom

Matlock, Matlock, UK

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Property Type:
Country house
For sale
£ 1,695,000
Swallow Cottage, Pilhough, Stanton-In-The-Peak DE4
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Property Description

A wonderful traditional country property with far reaching views, comprising a three bedroom house, an attached two bedroom cottage, a detached two bedroom cottage together with grassland and woodland all set in just under 2 acres (0.80 ha), excellent for those with equestrian interests and has substantial potential income by using the cottages as holiday lets or similar.

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Swallow Cottage is situated in a sought after location in a rural setting within the small hamlet of Pilhough, near to the village of Stanton-in-the-Peak situated in the Peak District National Park. The village provides a range of basic amenities including a primary school, Church, village hall and a public house. The nearby market town of Bakewell has an extensive range of facilities including high street shops, doctor’s surgery, public houses, primary and secondary schools, supermarkets and fuel stations. There are many nearby local walks, bridleways, trails and beauty spots in the surrounding area with the Peak Park close by, excellent for those who enjoy the outdoors and with equestrian interests. The property benefits from far reach views over the countryside, however benefits from excellent access onto main roads leading to the A6 and the B5056 providing quick access to the market towns of Bakewell (3.5 miles) and Matlock (6 miles)

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Together with the cities of Derby (24 miles) and Sheffield (20 miles).


We understand that the vendor has occupied the property for around 20 years and has therefore not been offered onto the market for some considerable time. Part of the property dates back several hundred years and the present vendor has modernised the main house together with extending the detached cottage.


From the centre of Bakewell, head south along the A6 towards Matlock. Continue out of the town and past Haddon Hall and follow the road into Rowsley. When entering into the village, opposite the Peacock Hotel, turn right onto Woodhouse Road. Then follow the road past the primary school on the left and then turn right onto Peaktor Lane. Follow the road to a small set of crossroads, continue straight onto Pilhough Lane and the property will be found on the left hand side. Alternatively, head for Stanton in the Peak village and head north out of the village along Pilhough Lane towards Rowsley, go past a woodland on the right hand side and the property will be just after on the right hand side.


Swallow Cottage offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a country property with the benefit of the main four-bedroom house, an attached two-bedroom cottage, a detached two-bedroom cottage and land with a parcel of woodland all set within approximately 2 acres (0.81 ha). The main house is currently arranged having four bedrooms over two floors with the option to have the ground floor as a self-contained unit is desired. The adjoining two-bedroom Cottage being accessed by a separate entrance, has the option for the two properties to be integrated into one large residence (subject to necessary consents). The attached cottage and the separated detached cottage offers the ability to be used as holiday cottages, longer term rentals or as dependant relative accommodation. Externally the property offers extensive gardens and a grass paddock with an adjoining woodland together with a stable building/field shelter.


The accommodation of the house and cottages provide excellent potential for various uses offering extensive accommodation. The house has the benefit of full double glazing throughout together with the central heating system and comprises the following:


Entrance Hall

With an entrance door, windows to the side, stone flagged flooring and door leading to;

Inner Hallway

With a window to the front, tiled flooring, floor and wall units with granite worktop incorporating a space and plumbing for washing machine single drainer sink unit, radiator, cloaks area, and door into:

Lounge/Bedroom (14' 4'' x 11' 9'' (4.37m x 3.58m))

With twin stone arched windows to the front, a feature stone fireplace and surround, exposed ceiling beams, traditional external door to the front, storage cupboard, a door into the kitchen and from the inner hallway.

Kitchen (5' 5'' x 12' 5'' (1.65m x 3.78m))

A galley style kitchen with wall and floor units, a one and a half sink and drainer, fitted appliances including an electric cooker and hob with an extractor over and a undercounter fridge, part tiled walls and a radiator.

Ground Floor Bedroom (11' 5'' x 11' 3'' (3.48m x 3.43m))

A double bedroom with a window to the front, central heating radiator and built in wardrobes.

Ground Floor Bathroom

With a window to the front, comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, bath with shower over, fully tiled walls, and floor and a radiator.


Rising from the ground floor, is a galleried landing with a window to the front, two radiators

Sitting Room (11' 7'' x 20' 0'' (3.53m x 6.10m))

A spacious room, open to the dining area, with a window to the front together with Frenchs doors with a balcony giving fantastic views over the valley looking towards Rowsley, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth. Central heating radiator, a feature stone fireplace with a full-length timber mantlepiece housing a multi fuel stove and a door into the Landing.

Dining Area (13' 8'' x 10' 9'' (4.17m x 3.28m))

Open to the sitting room, with a window to the rear, double glazed entrance door to the side, central heating radiator and laminate flooring and a door into the Breakfast Kitchen.

Breakfast Kitchen (14' 6'' x 9' 9'' (4.42m x 2.97m))

With a range of oak floor and wall units with a breakfast bar, with a one and a half sink and drainer, integrated electric hob, oven grill and dishwasher. There is a window to the rear, tiled splash back, radiator, storage cupboard, and a door into the Utility room.

Utility Room

Have an external entrance door to the side and a second entrance door to the rear, a sink and drainer unit, plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, window to the side and a door into the Cloakroom.


With a low-level WC, wash hand basin, radiator and a window to the rear.

From The Landing:

Master Bedroom (11' 8'' x 14' 8'' (3.56m x 4.47m))

A spacious bedroom with twin windows to the front with far reaching views, built in wardrobes, radiator, and a door into;

En-Suite Bathroom

A large bathroom, with a panelled feature bath, part tiled floors, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, a separate shower cubicle, extractor fan, window to the rear, tiled flooring and radiator.

Bedroom Two

A single bedroom with a window to the rear and a radiator.

Attached Cottage

An excellent little self-contained cottage with independent access, suitable as a holiday let, long term rental or and accommodation for a relative. The cottage brief comprises:

Cottage Sitting Room (12' 6'' x 12' 4'' (3.81m x 3.76m))

With an entrance door into the sitting room, a window with a stone surround and picture seat below to the front with far reaching views, a feature stone fireplace and hearth, exposed beams and a storage cupboard. There are doors into the Kitchen and Internal Hallway.

Cottage Dining Kitchen

Comprising wall and floor oak units with tiled surround, with a one and half sink and drainer, a built-in electric cooker and electric extractor hood, space for a under counter fridge, beams to the ceiling.

Cottage Shower Room

Accessed from the Sitting Room, comprising a low-level WC, wash hand basin, radiator and tiled floor.

First Floor Landing

Cottage Bedroom One (12' 6'' x 10' 1'' (3.81m x 3.07m))

A spacious double bedroom with a window overlooking the front with far reaching views, an original feature stone fireplace, built- in wardrobe and a wash hand basin with a tiled splash back.

Cottage Bedroom Two

A single bedroom with window to the rear, stone window surround and a built-in wardrobe.


Accessed off the landing, with a low-level WC.

Detached Cottage

A recently modernised and extended cottage, suitable as a self-contained holiday let, long term rental or for separate accommodation for family members.

Lounge (12' 4'' x 10' 9'' (3.76m x 3.28m))

An open plan Lounge area with dual aspect windows with far reaching views, entrance door, exposed ceiling beams, electric heater, a feature spiral staircase leading to the mezzanine Bedroom. The room opens to the Dining Kitchen area with a door into Bedroom One.

Dining Kitchen (9' 9'' x 8' 3'' (2.97m x 2.51m))

A modern style kitchen comprising wall and floor units with tiled surround, a single sink and drainer, a built-in electric cooker and hob with an extractor hood, an integrated under counter fridge, beams to the ceiling, window to the rear, a dining area and is open to the Lounge.

Bedroom One (12' 9'' x 10' 0'' (3.89m x 3.05m))

With stairs down from the Lounge, a spacious double bedroom with twin windows to the front, skylight window and an electric heater.

Shower Room

A modern shower room comprising a three-piece suite with a large walk in shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, fully tiled walls, tiled flooring, electric towel radiator and extractor fan, leading from the kitchen.

Mezzanine Bedroom (0' 0'' x 0' 0'' (0m x 0m))

A first floor partly open room, accessed via a spiral staircase from the Lounge area, to a small double bedroom with window to the front with views towards Haddon Hall together with a Velux skylight window.

Detached Cottage Garden

The cottage benefits from a large decked area to the side, excellent for outside entertaining having views towards Haddon Hall and Bakewell.


The driveway to the property leads from the road along a gravelled drive firstly to a large parking area for numerous vehicles and then onto the house with an oval driveway in front of the house and then onto the detached stone cottage with a separate parking area.

Garden Area

There is an extensive garden surrounding the property with a formal lawn to the front, together with a lawn to the side comprising a mixture of planted borders, shrubs and gardens to the rear leading up to the woodland. The main house has a decking area leading from the Dining Room, excellent for outside dining together with a built-in commercial hot tub, all benefitting from the far reaching views. To the front of the house is a feature water well with step down, a great traditional feature.

Outbuildings And Land

General Store (9' 7'' x 13' 5'' (2.93m x 4.09m))

A stone-built building with tiled roof, concrete flooring and mains electric and lighting.

Stable/Field Shelter

A timber framed mono pitched building, situated in the paddock.


There is a grass paddock situated in front of the house. The land has access from the driveway and a gate off Pilhough Lane with a mixture of post and rail/wire fencing. The land is free draining and suitable for grazing livestock.

General Information


The property has the benefit of mains electricity and water with private drainage and oil-fired central heating system in the main house.

Fixtures And Fittings

Only those referred to in these particulars are included in the sale.

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.

Rights Of Way, Wayleaves And Easements

The property is sold subject to, with the benefits of the rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may exist whether or not defined in these particulars. We understand there to be a right of way along the driveway leading to a neighbouring property.

Council Tax Band - Main House


EPC Rating - Main House


Local Authority

Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NN. Tel:

Planning Authority

Peak District National Park
Aldern House
DE45 1AE


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