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The Peak District property market is thriving and if you are looking to purchase or rent a house, flat, apartment, barn conversion or other residency in the PeakDistrict then your search has come to an end! At PeakDistrictproperties we sort all of the areas current properties for sale and for let into easily searched categories for your convenience. You can use PeakDistrict Properties to search by price, search by type, search by area and even search by the estate agent who is offering the residence. PeakDistrict Properties maintains a healthy working relationship with many of the estate agents in the area and it is because of this that we are able to bring you the latest houses, flats, barn conversions and other residences as soon as they become available for sale or for rent. If you are thinking about buying a property in the PeakDistrict then this website will help you locate the perfect residence for you and your family. It is easy to see why so many people are looking to purchase a property in the area; many are leaving behind the hustle and bustle of a city life and moving permanently to the countryside to enjoy a far better quality of life. We wish you the best of luck in your search and hope you find the perfect place for you and your family!
PROPERTY IN THE PEAK DISTRICT
From quaint little limestone cottages and ancient gritstone halls to red brick town houses; property in the PeakDistrict appears in all shapes and sizes.
Due to an abundance of local stone, substantially built properties have long since been constructed which not only reflect the geology and topography of the PeakDistrict but also the wealth and impact of employment and industry to the area.
To the far north of the PeakDistrict it is possible to find isolated farmhouses dotted around the exposed moors built from locally quarried stone taken from the Dark Peak hills, whilst terraces of workers cottages nestle alongside mills and rivers throughout the National Park.
The arrival of the railway resulted in a myriad of new properties being built throughout the PeakDistrict, not just for railway workers, but also commuters who could now live in the countryside but work in the towns and cities. The Hope Valley is a classic example with a wealth of ornate and architecturally rich Victorian villas.
Limestone is particularly hard to dress and shape into blocks so that property in the PeakDistrict built in this way was costly and took time to construct. Many of the traditional village houses in the White Peak area were erected by constructing a sandwich of outer walls filled with rubble, similar in nature to the mile upon mile of dry stone walls which criss-cross and divide the PeakDistrict into a patchwork of enclosed pasture intersected by a network of roads, country lanes and old tracks.
Some property in the PeakDistrict is made up of a combination of materials which shows quality of workmanship but also adds significant character to the finish and appearance. For example, gritstone being easier to cut and dress can often be found as lintels, quoins, mullions and mouldings but in-filled with limestone walls.
In the last century pre-fabricated materials were used in the construction of property in the PeakDistrict using concrete and Davy blocks which were a pre-formed and cast mixture incorporating limestone chips. Now in the 21st century there are environmental issues and a challenge to use sustainable materials whilst not detracting from the intrinsic policies and appearance of the PeakDistrict National Park.
Pits around Ashbourne to the south of the region were found to be rich in silica sand, used in the manufacture of red brick which is evident in the wonderful Georgian facades and buildings to be found not only around the town centre, but also in houses and cottages for miles thereabouts. Occasionally a splash of red brick can be observed in property and features further afield in the PeakDistrict which thankfully adds charm and character and a little red brick warmth to the otherwise neutral shades of natural stone.
There are few timber constructed properties in the PeakDistrict or thatch, stone having always been so readily available. It was also utilised as a widespread roofing material in the form of stone flagging, although slate and tile became increasingly popular over the last three hundred years or so.
From picture postcard prettiness to grand and opulent luxury, property in the PeakDistrict demonstrates how wealth and prosperity spread through the area whether it was as a result of lead and copper mining, mill-owning, manufacturing or the spa era. Not to forget of course the stately homes and estates of the long term rich and aristocratic families that helped form and create the landscape and fabulous country residences in this picturesque part of England.
Why not have a look at the vast range of Peak District Cottages available to rent and have a good feel for the place you would like to live in?