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4 bedroom character property for sale

The Square Parwich, Ashbourne Derbyshire DE6 1QJ

Sold STC £285,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold






A very well appointed, three-storey property offering flexible

accommodation ideally suited to family occupation or even for use as a holiday let.



Located in the heart of the Peak District National Park Conservation village of Parwich, a village identified by The Sunday Times as one of the Top 50 best rural places to live in Britain this historic Grade II Listed property (circa 1785) lends itself as a family home, a home for a young professional couple, a country escape for those looking towards retirement or alternatively the house would make a superb investment holiday home.

Being of traditional stone and tile construction the house which has propane gas fired Rayburn central heating features fantastic exposed beam ceilings, stone mullion windows and a magnificent original stone fireplace in the sitting room. It provides a comprehensively fitted dining kitchen, three bedrooms, large study/fourth bedroom and bathroom. Outside there is a delightful garden with garage situated opposite the cottage.

Not only does the property represent an excellent value for money purchase but it is considered likely to continue to enjoy excellent capital growth given its location within a National Park but close to major conurbations.

Parwich is a thriving community and possesses a wide range of local facilities and amenities including primary school, award winning pub and shop, church, village hall and extensive sports facilities. Access to some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK is literally on the doorstep through the extensive network of footpaths and trails. The Tissington Trail and the High Peak Trails for horse riding and cycling are also located very close by. Because of its central location and good road connections Parwich is within easy reach of Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield, Stoke and Manchester for work and major services and the pretty historic market town of Ashbourne is about 6 miles distant. The internet broadband facilities in Parwich are part of the “Digital Derbyshire” programme and upgrading to fibre broadband is currently in progress.

An early internal viewing of the property is most enthusiastically encouraged.

For those with a possible holiday cottage interest in the property it should be noted that the Peak District attracts annually approximately 9 million visitors. The Park has 20 million visitors within 1 hours travel time and 50 million within 4 hours. Because of this readily accessible market the wide range of activities available in the area and year round walking season the Peak Park boasts one of the highest holiday home investment returns in the UK.


A front door set into a stone and tiled porch with quarry tiled floor leads to a pair of solid oak panelled double opening front doors to

Sitting Room 13’1” x 11’10” [3.99m x 3.61m] overall average measurements with solid oak floor and skirting boards, heavily beamed ceiling and stone mullion small pane glazed window to the front. Double panel central heating radiator, superb original 18th century Derbyshire stone fireplace surround with quarry tiled hearth and fitted log burner stove.

Dining Kitchen 15’2” [4.62m] maximum x 13’6” [4.11m] (measured to the underside of the staircase, with beamed ceiling, inset ceiling spot lights and quarry tiled floor. Small pane glazed window in stone surround to the front with flanking small pane glazed door, further window to the rear and range of hand made pine units providing base and wall cupboards, bottle storage rack and ample polished granite work surfaces having appliance space beneath with plumbing for automatic washing machine and dishwasher. Inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and complementary splash back tiling.

There is a range recess with tiled surround and heavy timber beam, fitted Rayburn propane gas fired range incorporating boiler for domestic hot water and central heating. Door off to

Staircase to first floor level having landing with central heating radiator, small pane glazed window and door with staircase off to second floor level.

Bedroom One (front double) 12’10” x 11’7” [3.91m x 3.53m] with heavily beamed ceiling, stone mullion small pane window to the front, further small pane glazed side window and two central heating radiators. There is a stone surround recess and pedestal wash hand basin with splash back and shaver light over.

Bedroom Two (front) 7’7” X 7’ [2.31mX 2.31m with small paned window, single panel central heating radiator and beamed ceiling. Inbuilt wardrobe cupboard with sliding louvred doors, hanging rails and shelf.

Bathroom being ‘L’ shaped with fitments in white comprising pine panelled bath with full height tiling over and over bath Triton T80si electric shower. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash, low flush wc. Three wall light points. Small pane window in stone surround and towel rail radiator. Beamed ceiling.

Staircase to second floor level illuminated by stone mullion, small pane glazed window, with

Open plan Bedroom or Home Office having maximum overall measurements of 14’3” x 13’7” [4.34m x 4.14m] with partially restricted head height and sealed unit double glazed Velux window. Double panel central heating radiator. There is an extensive range of inbuilt pine furniture in this room providing double opening linen cupboard with slatted shelves and flanking low level double opening cupboard. Inbuilt cylinder cupboard housing the insulated hot water cylinder with fitted immersion heater and filled slatted shelving and housing the cold water storage and central heating header tanks above. There is a further double opening, full-height storage cupboard with two more double opening low level cupboards having fitted bookshelves over. A door from this room leads to

Bedroom Four 13’1” x 11’9” [3.99m x 3.58m] having two small pane glazed windows, exposed ceiling beams and single panel central heating radiator. Double opening and single opening inbuilt wardrobe cupboards with hanging rails and shelves.


Immediately to the front of the property is a stone slabbed forecourt bounded by a curved natural stone boundary wall and pedestrian gate. The forecourt houses the propane gas tank storage facility.

Situated just across the road from the cottage and approached through a pedestrian access gate and up a short flight of steps is the most delightful garden area which is laid primarily to shaped lawns but has extensive well stocked planted flower, shrub and evergreen beds and borders. There are mature espaliered and other fruit trees and a most delightful magnolia. The garden is afforded a good degree of privacy from the road by a mature yew hedge.

The property has the benefit of a block built garage with double opening timber doors approached from the side road.


It is understood that mains water, electricity and drainage are connected.


Other than those fixtures and fittings specifically referred to in these sales particulars no other fixtures and fittings are included in the sale. No specific tests have been carried out on any of the fixtures and fittings at the property.


The property is understood to be held freehold but interested parties should note that this information has not been checked and that they should seek verification from their own solicitor.


For Council Tax purposes the property is in band F.


Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents Messrs Fidler-Taylor & Co on 01335 346246.


From Ashbourne town centre leave in a northerly direction along the main A515 Buxton Road. Just before the village of Fenny Bentley bear off right along the B5056 signposted Bakewell and follow the road for approximately 3 miles. Take the left hand turn signposted Parwich and follow the road into the village. Continue to the village centre, passing the children’s play area on the left and The Sycamore Inn on the right. Follow the road round to the left and the property will be found on the opposite side of the road to the village hall on the right hand corner.

Ref: FTA 1965

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