Property for sale in 1 College Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17

Property for sale - 9 bedrooms 9
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  • Extensive grade 2 listed property over 4 floors
  • Built by Parker & Unwin architects; accredited founders of the Arts & Crafts Movement!
  • 9 bedrooms with 8 en-suites
  • Desirable location close to the park
  • Ample off road parking
  • Gardens to three sides
  • Detached summerhouse
  • Viewing highly recommended

Main Description
( watch our real walk through video tour now ) Anyone who knows anything about the Arts & Crafts Movement will be immediately drawn to this important and historic Grade II listed building as it was the very first to be built by Parker and Unwin, the architects accredited as the founders of Arts & Crafts. Sevenways is the left hand one of the pair of Victorian semi-detached villas they designed and built in 1895/96, the right hand being known as Somersby. In April 2007 the Buxton Conservation Appraisal identified the properties as ‘A series of highly individual Arts & Crafts houses arguably of national importance’ and the exterior is very much as it was when first constructed with its dressed stone features and entrance via a central recessed canopy with flat-headed Tudor style door and high Tudor style gable to the two floors above. At the first floor the jettied gable has a balcony to the right with a 5 light window to the left and the second floor above having a more unusual 8-light oriel window. From what can be seen, much of the interior of Sevenways also survives intact and of particular note the dining hall with its original corner fireplace with copper canopy and the distinctive canted bay to the corner of the house. In 1904 Parker and Unwin were retained to implement the design plan and detail for Letchworth Park and Unwin’s successful master plan for the first Garden City thrust them into the limelight, at the same time gaining them worldwide recognition.

With so much of the original architecture still visible this gives the potential buyer the opportunity to restore and refurbish a very substantial Victorian Villa with accommodation over three floors and a basement level which also has the scope for a further conversion. The previous owners had run the property as a guest house and therefore alterations had the inclusion of several fire doors to comply with regulations. However, the current owners have submitted plans to restore the property as four exclusive luxury apartments, as the size of the villa lends itself in these times, for a more manageable size of accommodation, all set in one of the most desirable locations close to the Pavilion Gardens.

The ground floor currently offers an entrance vestibule, reception hall, dining room, living room, sitting room, cloakroom with WC, utility room and large dining kitchen. The basement has five rooms and additional storage areas whilst the first and second floors offer nine bedrooms seven with en-suite facilities and an additional family bathroom. The property stands on a corner plot with established gardens and ample parking areas together with the original garage/summerhouse to rear of the villa.

**Please note that full planning permission and listed building consent was granted on 19th June 2018 for the conversion of a single dwelling into 4 apartments. Full details are available on the High Peak Borough Council planning portal under application numbers hpk/2018/0198 and hpk/2018/0199.

Buxton is one of the best known Spa Towns in this region of the country, heralded for the Buxton spring water filtered down through the areas limestone which made this a most fashionable area in Victorian times. For more information select the Location tab on our website and click on the Buxton icon on the map.

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Entrance Vestibule
Accessed from a covered porch, entrance door, tiled flooring, ceiling coving, door to Reception hallway.

Reception Hallway
11' 10" x 9' 11" (3.61m x 3.02m) Staircase to first floor, fireplace, radiator, parquet flooring, leaded window.

21' 5" x 15' (6.53m x 4.57m) Feature corner bay window, parquet flooring, corner fireplace.

17' 11" x 16' 10" (5.46m x 5.13m) Inglenook fireplace with open fire, leaded windows, two radiators, ceiling beams.

Sitting Room
15' 4" x 14' 6" (4.67m x 4.42m) Leaded windows, two radiators, ceiling coving.

Downstairs WC
Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, two windows, radiator, stripped wood flooring.

Uitility Room
Single drainer sink unit, space for washing machine and fridge/freezer, leaded window.

Dining Kitchen
24' 3" x 15' 9" (7.39m x 4.80m) Wall and base mounted units, single drainer sink unit, space for range style cooker with extractor over, door to garden, leaded windows, wood effect flooring, door leading to cellars.

Lower Ground Floor

Extensive cellars with good head height with a total of five rooms plus sub floor and storage room.

First Floor

A spacious landing with leaded window and stairs to second floor.

Bedroom 2
16' 1" x 13' 4" (4.90m x 4.06m)

Panelled bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, leaded window.

Bedroom 1
17' 3" x 16' 5" (5.26m x 5.00m)

Panelled bath, bidet, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, shower cubicle.

Bedroom 4
14' 3" x 9' 4" (4.34m x 2.84m) Leaded window, radiator, fireplace, door to:-

Panelled bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, part tiled walls.

Bedroom 5
10' 10" x 10' 8" (3.30m x 3.25m) Leaded window, radiator, door to:-

Shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, leaded window.

Bedroom 3
15' x 14' 8" (4.57m x 4.47m) Leaded window, door to en-suite:-

Panelled bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, part tiled walls.

Second Floor

Spacious landing with leaded window.

Bedroom 6
16' 5" x 14' 9" (5.00m x 4.50m) Leaded window fire surround, door to:-

Panelled bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, leaded window, part tiled walls.

Bedroom 7
18' 2" x 11' 11" (5.54m x 3.63m) Radiator, access to balcony

Bedroom 9
11' 9" x 10' 11" (3.58m x 3.33m) Part restricted ceiling height, Velux style window, leaded window.

Bedroom 8
Room measurement tbc

Family Bathroom
Panelled bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, part tiled walls.


Summer House
Detached summer house with electric power and lighting.

Generous gardens to three sides of the property and ample parking.

To be confirmed.

Council Tax
The property is council tax band G with High Peak Borough Council.

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