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Take a Peak at a TV star; PROPERTY OF THE WEEK.

Byline: Justin Ryan & Colin McAllister


THE AGENT SAYS: Jack's Cot tage is a Georgian property which has been meticulously renovated .

It is a short distance from Longnor's market square and five miles from Buxton in Derbyshire's Peak District.

The cottage has a sitting room with original range and a kitchen with Belfast sink.

Upstairs the bedroom has exposed wood floorboards.

UPS: In ready-to-moveinto condition.

DOWNS: Access across the garden to a neighbouring property.

Details: Bagshaw 01335 342201.

'THE BOYS SAY: It's been some time since we featured a property which falls BELOW the Stamp Duty barrier. However, this wee gem now finds itself in precisely that category. Exempt of tax, it's priced at just pounds 170K.

OK, so it's not the biggest house we've ever seen, but what it lacks in stature it more than makes up for in sheer market appeal.

It's in Longnor, Derbyshire, which featured in TV's Peak Practice as the fictional village of Cardale and just oozes charm.

And Jack's Cottage has been given a "from the ground up" overhaul to include dampproofing and insulating, not to mention new external windows and doors.

Hey, even the walls have been treated to a lime wash specific to the period for a spot of extra rustic charm.

It has central heating as well as being re-plumbed and re-wired and comes on the market in pretty much walkin condition. Even the furniture is available.

Arranged over two levels there's one adequately-sized double bedroom (which has stripped timber floorboards) and a re-worked bathroom with a stained glass window and a large shower cubicle on the upper floor.

Downstairs is the sitting room which has a genuine flag stone floor, exposed beams and original range with an open fire. The quaint kitchen has what appears to be the top half of a Welsh dresser as an eye level cabinet.

Oh, and Junkers-style counter tops and a Belfast sink set below...

Located just a hop, skip and a jump from the village square the house also benefits from great local amenities. Post Office? Tick.

Grocers store? Tick.

Village pub? Tick, tick, tick and tick again. Yup, there are no less than FOUR hostelries where you could down a beer at the end of a busy day.

Outside the property, to the front, is a little stone flagged patio while to the rear is a small grassed area.

All in all it's a super deal at around five grand less than the cost of an average British property. Bag it as a gorgeous home from home and pop it on the rental market to help with running costs when you're elsewhere!'


Stylish.. Jack's Cottage kitchen
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 21, 2008
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