The Old Cottage on The Hill, which is on the market for £500,000 with Grants of Derbyshire, may once have been an Anglican chapel. A painted mural of The Archangel Raphael in the reception room indicates that it may have been used as a prayer/meeting room.
Outside there is an underground ice house and/or priest hole; a hiding place for a priest during the period when Catholics were persecuted.
Rich in character with stone flagged floors, exposed beams and stone mullioned windows, the three-bedroom home is well presented and surrounded by mature gardens.
The kitchen has a traditional range of pine wall, base and drawer units, a multi-oven Aga providing gas central heating to the home and a Belfast sink.
One of the bedrooms is situated on the ground floor where there is also a guest wc. The family bathroom is on the first floor.
From the top of the garden there are superb views down to Cromford and the surrounding hills and countryside.
A driveway provides parking for several cars and leads to a double garage.