Blake House is situated a short walk from the centre of this thriving upland village which has won best kept village and Britain in Bloom awards on several occasions. The village has a good selection of local amenities including public houses, village hall, the renowned ‘Merchants Yard’ restaurant and a fine church known as the ‘Cathedral of the Peak’. The larger conurbations of Bakewell and Buxton are a short drive away with their more extensive shopping, transport and recreational facilities. Tideswell is well placed within the Peak District National Park to enjoy the wide array of outdoor pursuits on offer including walking, cycling, climbing and riding to name but a few. There are many places of cultural interest nearby including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and the historic Spa town of Buxton.
A well-presented freehold family house offering bright and spacious accommodation over three floors with many fine original features including working shutters, ceiling mouldings and roses, and working fireplaces.
Ground floor: A pair of original wrought iron gate open into a front area with further iron railings, the front door has an ornate carved stone surround and opens into the entrance hall with Minton tiles floor giving access to principal rooms. Drawing room overlooking the front with high ceiling and wood burner set into fireplace with wood surround, we understand that below the drawing room is a hidden cellar to which there is no current access. Half panelled dining room with wood flooring, marble fireplace with open grate and attractive original, boat bottomed corner cupboard. Sitting room with under floor heated limestone slabs, fitted bookcases, woodburner set in stone fireplace and pair of double, glazed French doors to the driveway. One step up to a useful office with wall of fitted shelving. The breakfast room has an original black and red quarry tiled floor, a stone fireplace, fitted cupboards and under stair alcove with space for fridge/freezer, door out to lower terrace. One step up to the kitchen with slate tiled floor and fitted with a range of low-level units with granite worktops incorporating a Belfast sink, fitted shelving, integral Bosch dishwasher and a three-oven gas fired Aga with power flue. A door opens into the boiler/utility room with two, wall mounted, Worcester gas boilers. Off the breakfast room is a rear sitting room/utility with stone fireplace, back door to the street and stairs to the first floor where there is a good double bedroom with en suite shower room.
Half landing to first floor: a pair of double French doors leading to stair up to the garden.
First floor: double height stairwell and landing with cupboard housing hot water tank. Master bedroom overlooking the front leading into an ensuite bathroom with ceramic tiled floor and comprising roll top cast iron bath with shower over, washstand with integral basin, w.c. and heated towel rail. Guest bedroom comprising sitting/dressing area with fireplace with wood surround and local Mandale fossilised stone slips, leading into double bedroom with fitted cupboards and en suite shower room with limestone floor, double tray shower cubicle, hand basin, w.c. and heated towel rail. Small double bedroom with fitted cupboards and window seat overlooking the drive. Office/garden room which could be a bedroom if required, access to a loft and with door out onto the upper garden.
Second floor: Large double bedroom overlooking the street with access to a loft and an ensuite bathroom. Middle double bedroom with exposed beams. Further double bedroom with en suite shower room.
Outside: Off the breakfast room is a stone flagged lower terrace with a useful storage area and door to the street, steps lead up to an area of garden laid to lawn with border surround and further steps lead to the top garden which has a patio area, an good sized lawned area with border to one side and a large garden shed. Steps from here lead down to the stone flagged driveway with parking for two cars, ornate iron gates, two storerooms and a log store.
Distances (approximate): Bakewell- 7.5 miles; Buxton (opera house and railway station)- 7 miles; Chesterfield (mainline trains to London St Pancras from 1hr 50 mins)- 17 miles; Sheffield -18 miles; M1 (junction 29)- 22 miles; Manchester (international airport) 34 miles;
On entering Tideswell from the A623, Manchester Road, proceed into the village turning right, just after the right hand bend onto High Street, Blake House will be found on the left hand side after a short distance.