The first week of December has certainly seen us sink into winter with these chilly temperatures, brrrr. But luckily I received a thoroughly warm welcome when I visited a beautiful detached house in the village of Wrenbury.
Arriving at Pinsley House one cannot fail to be charmed by the location - the house is set in its own grounds which are surrounded by rolling fields. When I visited, they were covered with a scattering of frost making the scene look picture postcard perfect.
I could hardly wait for the car to stop before I was out and keen to explore so many sights and smells! However, as it was rather chilly I was keen to get in to the warmth of the house and reminded myself to put an extra scarf on before casting my eye over the rather large garden later.
Off the entrance hall I found a cosy and welcoming dining room and I was immediately struck by the fact that this is a property with an abundance of character features. I was particularly charmed by the living room with its exposed beams and exposed brick fireplace complete with log-burning stove – I could picture myself coming in from a brisk walk through the rolling countryside and snuggling up on my favourite blanket in front of a glowing fire. (I did have a cheeky little test drive of the fire and I can confirm that the spot 2 feet in front of it is a thoroughly wonderful place to have a snooze!)
Meandering through the rest of the ground floor I found a drawing room which is another thoroughly inviting room, but with a slightly more formal air than the living room. I nodded with approval to see a further fireplace suitably befitting of a country pile. Always observant, I noticed a set of double glass doors and promptly set off to investigate. Beyond them I found a large conservatory which has a beautiful tiled floor which would lend itself perfectly to my “adapted” version of indoor “catch”– this requires my mum to (gently) hurl a ball across the room (whilst engrossed in a good book), I chase it, sliding gleefully on the floor, (hopefully) catch it and obligingly bring it back for another go. Dad assures me that she does not find this annoying at all.
Anyway, back to the job in hand. My final stop on the ground floor was the kitchen which has a charming country kitchen feel to it and it even has a utility room – the perfect place to wash off muddy paws….
Upstairs I found a family bathroom and four totally charming bedrooms (the master bedroom has an en suite shower room). All the bedrooms have a cosy feel with lovely country-style windows (although I did note that these are nice low-maintenance windows – no painting!). I was keen to look out the windows at the beautiful views so persuaded Dad to lift me up – stunning views and I even saw some squirrels out in the garden, busy collecting food for their winter sleep. Keen to make some new friends, I clambered out of Dad’s arms and bounded downstairs and out the house. But by the time I arrived in the garden the squirrels had mysteriously disappeared – I have no idea why they left in such a hurry, I only wanted to play “tag”.
Gambolling round the garden, the squirrels were soon forgotten as I darted in and out the trees. To my delight I found a paddock –“ I could have my own Shetland pony” I thought ecstatically. Next to the house I found a detached barn which houses a double garage and a workshop, as well as a separate attached office (perfect for my artisan kennel-making business).
All in all I could not fault Pinsley House – with oodles of charm, space in abundance and a delightful location it ticks every one of my boxes.
Until next time
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