Make your home in a Hobbit-style house:tiny Grade II-listed one-bedroom townhouse in Wirksworth for sale

This diminutive property is dwarfed by its neighbours - but Bilbo Baggins would be proud to live here...

If you’re looking to downsize then why not check out a one-bedroom townhouse that JRR Tolkien’s Hobbit hero would be more than comfortable in.

Dwarfed by terraced houses on either side, this Grade II-listed property in the historic market town of Wirksworth in Derbyshire is compact but bursting with character.

Built in 1800, the house is on a cobbled street with a quaint courtyard and it is enclosed by wrought iron railings and gate.

There might not be many rooms inside but the bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen are well proportioned and would be roomy enough for a couple.

The tiny house is totally sheltered by its neighbours - but looks can be deceiving, there's plenty of space for a couple

The kitchen is charmingly irregular in shape and has an Aga as well as an exposed brick wall.

The lounge has unusual arched windows and a fireplace as well as a nook area which could be embellished with bookshelves.

Upstairs is a cosy double-bedroom and a quirkily laid out bathroom with oval bath, window seats and swooping eaves which have been adapted to provide cupboard space.

It is on sale for offers above £200,000 - making it roughly the average price of a British home, despite its modest dimensions.

It might not be Middle-earth, but Wirksworth is a pretty and quintessentially English place to live with plenty of interesting old buildings, good schools and beautiful countryside. 

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