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Fine & Country Tel: +44 (0)1332 973888 derby@fineandcountry.com 11 Mallard Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8GX

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GREG PERRINS, MBA PARTNER AGENT Fine & Country Derby 11 Mallard Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8GX 01332 973 888 | greg.perrins@fineandcountry.com

VALLEY COTTAGE “We fell in love with the setting of Valley Cottage right away,” say the current owners of this 5 bedroom semidetached property in the heart of rural Derbyshire.

Greg has over 11 years’ international experience working within the real estate industry. During this time he has worked on high end luxury waterfront and golf course developments, private equity real estate and large iconic residential and commercial master developments. With a passion for luxury property, Greg relocated back to the UK to apply his knowledge, experience and passion for the industry as a Partner Agent for Fine & Country Derbyshire.

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“Excellent, professional and attentive service throughout our house sale.Their expert advice and spectacular marketing helped us achieve the price we were looking for, where another agent had failed. I would highly recommend Greg and Jessica”.

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FINE & COUNTRY Fine & Country is a global network of estate agencies specialising in the marketing, sale and rental of luxury residential property. With offices in the UK, Australia, Egypt, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Namibia, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Channel Islands, UAE, USA and West Africa we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals. Fine & Country appreciates the most exclusive properties require a more compelling, sophisticated and intelligent presentation - leading to a common, yet uniquely exercised and successful strategy emphasising the lifestyle qualities of the property. This unique approach to luxury homes marketing delivers high quality, intelligent and creative concepts for property promotion combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques. We understand moving home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. With Fine & Country you benefit from the local knowledge, experience, expertise and contacts of a well trained, educated and courteous team of professionals, working to make the sale or purchase of your property as stress free as possible.

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ACCOMMODATION Valley Cottage is a 5 bedroom character property nestled within the Golden Valley conservation area offering lovely views over Cromford Canal and the surrounding countryside. This period property is positioned on a secluded plot that is set back from the road and bordered by mature trees. The main property offers over 1,900 sq. ft. of well-appointed accommodation.

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Passing through gates, you are greeted by mature trees and ample off street parking. Upon entering the property, the formal lounge is accessed off the hallway. This room boasts many charming features including a window seat, feature fireplace with multi fuel log burner and wooden floors. To the rear of the hallway is the kitchen and breakfast area with patio doors that lead out to the large balcony that overlooks the valley and the canal, which is a beacon for local wildlife. The bespoke kitchen, with tiled splash backs, boasts integrated appliances including dishwasher, induction hob and a Smeg double oven that gives the kitchen a contemporary but country feel to it.

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Seller Insight We loved the idea of living by the canal, and have very much enjoyed walking along the water to the reservoir, or through the bluebell woods in the nature reserve across the road, which takes us all the way to Butterley railway station. The old cottages at the end of the street captured our hearts too, in their picturesque beauty and historic rural charm. Not only characterful, the location is also convenient, the Golden Valley hamlet being within walking distance of Riddings for shops and amenities (less than 4 minutes by car), and within easy reach of the A38/M1/A610 motorway network for Derby and Nottingham.” The house itself provides flexible, open living accommodation, perfect for everyday life and entertaining alike. “Opening out onto a balcony overlooking the canal, the sociable kitchen and dining space is where we spend much of our time,” say the owners, “whether cooking while the children complete homework at the table, or enjoying a relaxed meal with family and friends. Meanwhile, the cosy lounge is lovely in the wintertime, where many evenings have been spent reading a book by the log burning stove.” The versatility of the property continues outside, with generous gardens ideal for a young family whilst also being a peaceful place to relax and unwind. “The lawns are almost the length of a cricket pitch, and our son has spent many hours practicing his batting in the garden,” say the owners. “The private courtyard is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the quiet rustling of the breeze in the trees. We even kept chickens down by the shed for a number of years. Meanwhile, to the front of the cottage there is plenty of off-road parking for visitors.” “We shall miss the wonderful sense of privacy this property provides, enjoying the peace and quiet within a small neighbourly hamlet community.” “The old cottages at the end of the street mark the charming character of the Golden Valley hamlet, hinting at a sense of history and providing a talking point for guests who come to stay.” “The lounge is wonderfully cosy in winter with a log fire burning, while in summer we love to open the doors from the kitchen diner to the balcony and look out over the canal.” “We have often hosted the whole family for Christmas here. The house provides the flexibility for everyone to be together for a festive lunch, before the children go downstairs to play while we continue chatting in the kitchen diner.”* * These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an insight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

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The lower ground floor, accessed via a stone staircase, is a very versatile space that is ideal for those with children as this could be utilised as a playroom with direct access to the garden, or even a bedroom. This large space boasts high ceilings, a feature arched wall that subdivides the room into two areas, a log burner and patio doors that allow lots of natural light into the room. In addition to this, there is also a convenient utility area and a w/c.

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The first floor leads to a galleried landing with a large window that bathes the hallway in light. The master bedroom boasts wooden flooring, a large closet and an ensuite shower room with chrome heated towel rail. The second bedroom is also a large double and benefits from wooden floors, fitted wardrobes and a reproduction feature fireplace giving the room a real sense of character and warmth. There are a further 3 bedrooms, all of which have wooden floors, and a family bathroom with tiled walls, bath and overhead shower.

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OUTSIDE The property sits on a well sized plot with mature trees and ample parking to the front. The rear south facing garden has a large lawn and a patio area that is ideal for entertaining whilst enjoying the views of the Cromford Canal and the surrounding conservation area. For those with a keen interest in nature, the garden also attracts an array of birds and mammals that can also be enjoyed from the balcony that overlooks the garden. The current owners are keen bird watchers and have recorded 76 different species in Golden Valley. Kingfishers and owls are seen on a regular basis.

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LOCATION Golden Valley is a small hamlet situated between the larger villages of Codnor and Riddings. It is best known for the Cromford Canal which merges into Codnor Park Reservoir. It is also known for its picturesque cottages on the canal side, which were originally built to accommodate workers for the Butterley Company. For those looking to commute, the Golden Valley is just 23 minutes to Derby, 30 minutes to Nottingham. The M1 is 20 minutes away, and the A38 just 19 minutes, making the hamlet a great place to live.

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SERVICES TO THE PROPERTY Mains water, electricity and gas are connected to the property. LOCAL AUTHORITY Amber Valley Borough Council VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS Strictly via the vendor’s agents Fine & Country – Contact Greg Perrins on 01332 973 882 or 07495 368823 WEBSITE For more information visit www.fineandcountry.com OPENING HOURS Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 8.30 pm Saturday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm Sunday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm AGENT’S NOTES All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only, and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.

Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg No. 04018410 VAT Reg No: 754062833 Registered Office: Newman Property Services, 1 Regent Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2PE. copyright © 2019 Fine & Country Ltd.

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Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Printed 06.08.2019

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GREG PERRINS, MBA PARTNER AGENT Fine & Country Derby 11 Mallard Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8GX 01332 973 888 | greg.perrins@fineandcountry.com

VALLEY COTTAGE “We fell in love with the setting of Valley Cottage right away,” say the current owners of this 5 bedroom semidetached property in the heart of rural Derbyshire.

Greg has over 11 years’ international experience working within the real estate industry. During this time he has worked on high end luxury waterfront and golf course developments, private equity real estate and large iconic residential and commercial master developments. With a passion for luxury property, Greg relocated back to the UK to apply his knowledge, experience and passion for the industry as a Partner Agent for Fine & Country Derbyshire.

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“Excellent, professional and attentive service throughout our house sale.Their expert advice and spectacular marketing helped us achieve the price we were looking for, where another agent had failed. I would highly recommend Greg and Jessica”.

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FINE & COUNTRY Fine & Country is a global network of estate agencies specialising in the marketing, sale and rental of luxury residential property. With offices in the UK, Australia, Egypt, France, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Namibia, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Channel Islands, UAE, USA and West Africa we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals. Fine & Country appreciates the most exclusive properties require a more compelling, sophisticated and intelligent presentation - leading to a common, yet uniquely exercised and successful strategy emphasising the lifestyle qualities of the property. This unique approach to luxury homes marketing delivers high quality, intelligent and creative concepts for property promotion combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques. We understand moving home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. With Fine & Country you benefit from the local knowledge, experience, expertise and contacts of a well trained, educated and courteous team of professionals, working to make the sale or purchase of your property as stress free as possible.

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