12th July 2019
Historic Brook Cottage offers commercial investment opportunity in Matlock
A former chiropractor’s office in Matlock could provide a healthy return for a property investor looking to expand their commercial portfolio when it goes under the hammer this month.
Formerly let to a chiropractor business which is now based next door, Brook Cottage, 26 Matlock Green, is an attractive stone property which was built as a private residence in the 19th-century. It has latterly been used as offices but offers potential for conversion, according to the auctioneers.
Head of Auctions East Midlands, Robert Stone of SDL Auctions Graham Penny, which is selling the property, said: “Brook Cottage currently has consent for B1 Offices but could be converted for a number of other uses, subject to planning permission. As it was originally a private home, residential use is an option – and it would certainly make an attractive dwelling – but we advise any interested parties to consult the local planning department about a change of use before bidding.”
With a *guide price of £180,000+, the leasehold property will be sold by SDL Auctions Graham Penny at its fourth auction of the year at Pride Park Stadium, Derby, on Thursday 25 July.
Entered via a large hallway/reception area with wooden panelling, the property has two offices, a kitchen, a rear lobby/storage area and disabled toilet on the ground floor. On the first floor are four more offices and another kitchen. In addition, there is a useful basement for storage.
Throughout the double-fronted property are electric panel wall-mounted heaters and fluorescent lighting, although it does retain some character features, such as sash-style windows, wainscot wood panelling, deep skirtings and arched windows.
Parking is available at the rear of the property in a communal car park shared with adjacent residential properties. Further free parking is available on the street in parking bays directly outside and opposite the property.
Brook Cottage occupies a prominent roadside position on the A615 in Matlock Green, the oldest part of Matlock, which is a popular Derbyshire tourist destination close to the Peak District National Park and surrounded by open countryside. There is easy access to Matlock town centre and good road links to the A6, A61 and A38, providing easy access to Derby and Manchester.
The town is well served with shops and supermarkets including Sainsbury’s and M&S Foodhall, and has its own railway station running services to Nottingham and Derby.