Dream Home - Gardeners Cottage, Parwich
PUBLISHED: 09:48 17 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:48 17 May 2016
The idyllic surroundings of the Grade II listed Gardeners Cottage in Parwich have undeniable picture-postcard prettiness
An abundant garden, a quaint façade and rooms full of character – the charm of a traditional English cottage is hard to resist and the idyllic surroundings of the Grade II listed Gardeners Cottage in Parwich have undeniable picture-postcard prettiness.
Tucked away in a quiet green valley in the gentle limestone foothills of the White Peak, the village of Parwich has a distinct charm and in March last year was named by the Sunday Times as ‘one of the best places to live in Britain’.
As befits its location, Gardeners Cottage has plenty of attractive features and following recent renovations, has combined traditional period features with modern additions.
Since purchasing the cottage in 2009, the current owners have sought to bring the property right up to date: electrical, heating and plumbing facilities were upgraded; stylish cast-iron radiators were installed; limestone flooring was laid in the kitchen; and high quality oak plank flooring was fitted throughout the reception rooms, landing and bedrooms.
Despite its traditional appearance, Gardeners Cottage also has the advantage of a state-of-the-art, efficient heat pump system for hot water and heating, which can be supplemented by three wood burners throughout the property.
Living spaces are a careful blend of old and new, with historical features such as stone fireplaces and original mullioned windows complemented by a neutral and natural colour scheme that gives the light, bright living areas a sense of space and openness.
Approached through a glazed entrance porch, the kitchen is fitted with wall and base units topped with wooden work surfaces, and incorporates an Esse range cooker, which is set within a tall fireplace, a Belfast style sink, a large family dining area and a sunny seating area.
The sitting room, drawing room and dining room are connected to create a seamless feel throughout and the layout is well-suited to entertaining.
To the first floor, the master bedroom enjoys direct access onto the beautiful garden and has an en suite shower room, whilst two further good-sized bedrooms are enhanced by attractive vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. There is also a generous, naturally well-lit landing area and a family bathroom.
The cottage has stunning views over the village and the gardens, on higher ground, include peaceful places to relax with stone-flagged terraces and open lawns, a fruit orchard, a vegetable garden and sheds. A refurbished stone outhouse provides excellent additional living space as a garden/hobby room and includes the unique feature of a glass-covered well in the floor.
Opposite the property, a grass paddock that extends to just under an acre is available for purchase at an additional price.
Parwich is known for its community spirit, attractive church, primary school, pub, sports ground and various clubs, and the beautiful village-scape consists of limestone houses, two ponds and a village green. The market town of Ashbourne – often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Peak District’ – is seven miles away. w
Gardeners Cottage is for sale with John German (01335 340730), priced at £640,000.