It’s been a busy year at Matlock Spa with the first phase of houses and apartments now ready to buy or rent, and the next phase underway.

It’s been a busy year at Matlock Spa with the first phase of houses and apartments now ready to buy or rent, and the next phase underway. The concept builds on the spa town tradition with health and wellbeing as a focus of the plan. This makes it very relevant to current initiatives by bodies such as the Health Commission, Sport England and the NHS, who all acknowledge that taking part in regular physical activity is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This all-electric, brownfield development includes a tranquil sequence of five spa villages nestled between the Derbyshire Dales and the newly energised town of Matlock – the home of ‘shabby chic’, according to Country Life magazine. The scheme will deliver 500 homes in a 700,000 sqft development.

 

Matlock Spa is bringing a new use to Cawdor Quarry, which was abandoned in the 1950s. The scheme recognises that the post-industrial landscape that has developed in the former quarry has spectacular potential as a focal point for a new community of homes in one of the most sustainable locations possible, just five minutes’ walk from Matlock Railway Station and 10 minutes’ walk from the town centre. Each village boasts its own distinctive character offering a wide range of homes to appeal to all ages and income levels in the form of crescents, woodland lodges, courtyard cottages and spa villas. The vision embraces the natural setting and its many varied features, from cliff faces to lakes and the open fields of the flood plain fronting onto the Derwent Valley Heritage Trail. This will be an active landscape offering opportunities for many outdoor pursuits, including walking, cycling, fishing, and space for informal and formal play for all ages.

 

The first phase includes 1 and 2 bed apartments and 3 and 4 bed houses, many with spectacular views to the Derbyshire Dales and all with sunny gardens or terraces.