Detached house for sale in Robertswood House, Farley Hill, Matlock DE4

Guide price £775,000
9 9 2
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Property features

  • Magnificent nine bedroom victorian property
  • Currently run as successful holiday let
  • Substantial accommodation over four floors
  • Spectacular views
  • Period features
  • Ample parking for several cars
  • Gardens to the front, side and rear
  • 'Spa Garden'

Property description

An exceptional opportunity to acquire a magnificent nine bedroom Victorian property having substantial accommodation over four floors and spectacular views across to the Peak District National Park. Previously a residential property and currently run as a successful and profitable holiday let, the potential for other uses is also outstanding due to the location
and space on offer.
For Sale by Private Treaty


Set in an elevated position on the outskirts of the popular historic spa town of Matlock, Robertswood House enjoys superb long reaching views across the valley to Riber Castle, the hills of the Peak District and beyond. Matlock offers a wide range of shops, schools, amenities and railway station and is conveniently situated for access to towns and cities in the region, an excellent road network across the Midlands including the A38 and M1 and also the Peak District National Park boasting many walks, trails and outdoor activities to enjoy amongst the breath-taking scenery.
Robertswood House is in an ideal location for both residential and holiday let use, the latter demonstrated well by the extremely high occupancy rates and the many guests that return year after year.
Bakewell 8 miles*
Chesterfield 10 miles
Ashbourne 15 miles
Derby 20 miles
Sheffield 22 miles
J of M1 motorway (Via A38) 13 miles
* All mileage is approximate


Robertswood House is a truly impressive nine bedroom period property which has outstanding potential for a variety of uses to suit a buyer’s needs. The house is believed to have been built around 1880 and this fine Victorian property exudes grandeur having large rooms, high ceilings and period features including a magnificent entrance hall with mosaic tiled flooring, original staircase and ornate cornicing. The accommodation is set over four floors with further rooms in the basement offering great potential to develop further. There are en suite bathrooms to every bedroom. Externally there is a large gravelled parking area providing ample parking for several vehicles. There are gardens to the front, side and rear with a recently created ‘Spa Garden’ having sauna room, water feature and space for hot tub.

Description Continued

The property has been very well maintained with major refurbishment works also completed in recent years including re-plumbing throughout, replacement of the boiler and central heating system, new roof including timbers and weather boards, internal decoration and high quality carpeting and many bathrooms replaced and re-tiled.
The property is currently run as a single holiday let displaying impressive occupancy rates and annual turnover. Previously it was run as a successful Bed and Breakfast and prior to this a family home. The extensive accommodation over four floors offers great opportunity to create a manager’s flat, a dependent relative’s flat or even to split the property up into several independent residential units if desired (all subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents).


From the South (Belper)
Follow the A6 North through Matlock passing Matlock train station and Sainsbury’s supermarket on the left. At the roundabout take the second exit signposted to Town centre. Take the next road on the left (The Dimple) and proceed up the hill which becomes Hurds Hollow. At the ‘T’ junction turn right onto Smedley Street West and immediately left onto Farley Hill. The driveway to Robertswood House can be found on the right hand side as indicated by the Robertswood House sign.
From the North (Bakewell)
Follow the A6 South through Darley Dale and upon entering Matlock take the first exit at the roundabout signposted to Alfreton A615 and Town centre. Take the next road on the left (The Dimple) and follow the directions as above.


Ground Floor

Entry to the ground floor is via steps leading up from the car parking area to the front door. There are further entrances to the side and rear. The front door leads via the Porch into the impressive main Hallway. Doors lead off to the dual aspect Dining Room with bay window and living room also with bay window which is open plan with the Bar and Seating Area. A door from here opens onto the spa garden. The Kitchen is another large room with fitted units and central island unit. The Kitchen leads to the Pantry Room and Utility/Office having a door out to the rear Car Port.

First Floor

The elegant staircase leads up to a half landing which gives access to a Box Room/Laundry Storage Room and a double Bedroom with en suite. The stairs continue up to the main landing having window to the front elevation and doors leading to four double Bedrooms all with en suite Bathrooms. These four bedrooms all have cast iron feature fireplaces, superb views and a light and airy feel due to the high ceilings and large windows. The staircase continues up to the Second Floor.

Second Floor

Having a large Landing area with a front aspect dormer window and superb views. Doors lead off the landing to a further four double Bedrooms all with en suite Bathrooms and cast iron fireplaces.


Stairs lead from the inner hallway by the Kitchen down to the Basement. The Basement comprises owner’s accommodation comprising Bedroom with en suite bathroom. There is also a Store Room on this level.


To the front of Robertswood House is a large gravelled parking area for multiple vehicles and steps up to the lawned front gardens. There is also a timber summer house in this area. A side gate opens into the private decked spa garden with hot tub area, water feature wall and sauna room. A further gate leads into the owner’s yard area and a storage room. To the other side of the property is another parking area leading to the Car Port. Steps lead above of the Car Port to a decked terrace and further garden area.


Mains gas, electricity, water, and drainage. Gas Central Heating

Tenure & Possession

Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Local Authority

Derbyshire Dales District Council Town Hall
Bank Road Matlock
Derbyshire DE4 3NN


Roberstwood House was formerly registered for Council Tax but as it is currently a Holiday Let it has been deleted from the list. It is registered for business rates with a Rateable Value of £15,750 per annum. This currently qualifies for Small Business Rate Relief.


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Vendor's Solicitor

Chubb & Co. 1 Dale Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3LT. Tel:

Method Of Sale

By Private Treaty

Property info

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Nearby transport

  • Matlock (0.7 miles)
  • Matlock Bath (1.8 miles)
  • Cromford (2.5 miles)
  • East Midlands Airport (24.0 miles)
  • Robin Hood Airport (32.3 miles)
  • Manchester International Airport (32.7 miles)
  • Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal (61.9 miles)
  • Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal (62.0 miles)
  • Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal (62.2 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • All Saints CofE Junior School (0.2 miles)
  • All Saints CofE Infant School (0.4 miles)
  • Darley Dale Primary School (0.9 miles)
  • REAL Alternative Provision School (SEN) (15.3 miles)
  • Leek High School (18.7 miles)
  • FUEL (20.5 miles)
  • Highfields School (1.2 miles)
  • Eastwood Grange School (SEN) (4.0 miles)
  • Anthony Gell School (4.8 miles)
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