Brightgate House

Brightgate, Derbyshire, DE4 2PB
Guide Price
Guide £1,150,000

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An attractive, stone-built period farmhouse dating from circa 1650 with a good range of outbuildings with potential, set in gardens and land extending to approx. 4.75 acres including a hard tennis court.

House - Derbyshire

Distances (approximate): Matlock (train station to Derby)- 3.5 miles; Bakewell- 8.5 miles; Chesterfield- 12 miles; Derby (mainline station to London St Pancras from 1hr 23 mins)- 19 miles; Sheffield- 23 miles; East Midlands Airport- 34 miles.


The property is approached off the road up a gravelled driveway leading to an area of parking for several cars. The property has a wealth of original, period features including fine beamed ceilings, mullioned windows, stone fireplaces with wood burning stoves, stone and timber flooring.

Ground floor: The front door leads into an entrance hall with a door to the rear garden and a cloakroom off. There are a number of fine entertaining rooms including the drawing room, dining room, large sitting room, library and family room to the ground floor with access to the gardens from three of the rooms. An inner hallway has steps leading down to a barrel-vaulted cellar. The kitchen/breakfast room was originally an Inn and has a built-in bench seat to one end, a concealed staircase to the first floor and a utility room off. There is a quarry tiled floor, beamed ceiling, and a range of wall and base units with work surfaces incorporating a Belfast sink, there is a two oven AGA with two oven electric AGA ‘companion’.

First floor: A large landing area doubles as a sitting room. The master bedroom is dual aspect and has an ensuite shower room. There is a smaller bedroom, currently used as an office and four further double bedrooms together with two family bathrooms, one of which has a cast iron, roll top bath.

Outside: to the right of the drive is a substantial stone building split into a large garage with attached former dairy, now used as a workshop. A further room has been converted into a small private public house, The Gilbert Arms. Adjacent is an L shaped building comprising large wood store, workshop and double, open fronted garage which formerly had consent to be converted into a cottage. The gardens wrap to three sides of the house with to the south side an area of lawn giving access to the open fronted garage and with a poultry shed and run to one corner, to the east, two terraces flanked by lawns and to the north further area of lawn with a pond to one corner and a hard tennis court. The gardens feature many mature plants, shrubs, trees and annuals. To the right of the garage building is a field which fronts the road. To the other side of the gardens is a more substantial field with, to the top corner, a useful modern storage building. Available by separate negotiation is a former railway carriage which has been converted into a garden room. Adjacent to this are two ‘Anderson shelters’ one of which houses a sauna.  


Guide price: On application


Mains water and electricity are all connected. Drainage is into a Klargester private system. Oil fired central heating.


A footpath crosses the side of the garden and across the field. 


Fitted carpets, standard fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.

Any fixtures and fittings not mentioned in this brochure may be available by separate negotiation.



EPC rating: F

DIRECTIONS From the centre of Matlock proceed toward Sainsbury’s and turn right up Matlock Spa Road, at the top of the hill turn left into Snitterton Road and proceed to Salters Lane, follow this road up the hill and all the way to the end and then turn right at the T junction. Brightgate is the next hamlet, the house is on the left hand side.


Caudwell & Co give notice that: These details have been prepared in good faith however they are not intended to constitute part of an offer of contract and should be used as a guide only. Any information contained herein whether in the text, plans or photographs should not be relied upon as being a statement or representation of fact. No person in Caudwell & Co has any authority to make or give representation or warranty on any property. Any measurement or distance referred to herein is approximate only.


All viewing is to be strictly by appointment with Edward Caudwell on 07766 565893 or



Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, library, family room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, master bedroom with ensuite shower room, four/five further bedrooms, study/bedroom six, two family bathrooms, large landing/sitting area.


Driveway leading of off-road parking, range of stone buildings incorporating two workshops, wood store, pub and double garage, modern barn, hard tennis court, attractive gardens, vegetable garden, two ponds.


Brightgate is a charming small hamlet with wonderful views down the Derwent Valley towards Chatsworth House and is within a short drive of the thriving town of Matlock with its excellent shopping, recreational and transport facilities including trains to Derby and on to London in under two hours. The larger conurbations of Chesterfield and Derby are within easy reach with their more extensive shopping, recreational and transport facilities. There is excellent walking, cycling and riding from the door and being located within the Peak District National Park it has easy access to a wide array of outdoor facilities. There are many places of historical and cultural interest nearby including Chatsworth and Haddon Hall and many others.

Property Features
  • House
  • 5 bed
  • 3 bath
  • 1 Parking Spaces
  • Land is 4.75 acres
  • Floor Area is 4 sqft
  • Energy Rating F
  • No. of Garages
  • Tennis Court
  • Shed
  • Type
    Area (and surrounding)
    No of Bedrooms

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