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10th October, 2016

Chocolate box cottages

It’s everyone’s dream to escape city life. But where do you live and what do you buy? Chocolate box cottages are high on most of our wish lists. They are some of Britain’s prettiest homes often with thatched roofs, attractive windows and wisteria or rambling roses cascading down the side of the property. Whatever the season, they retain their charm and character. Here is a delicious round up of chocolate box cottages for sale.


1. The Doll’s house, Caxton, Cambridgeshire, £500,000


The Doll’s house is immaculate inside and out. It has two bedrooms, an attic room and easy access to the local railway station.


2. Rampton, Cambridge, CB24 8QE, £630,000


This is one of our favourite thatched cottages on the market at the moment. It is situated in the heart of the village and only eight miles from the historic university city of Cambridge. This three bedroom former public house dates back to the 17th Century and has remained in the same family for many years.


3. BulkingtonLane, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, £750,000


If you are looking for an unusual property, then this traditional five bedroom cottage could be for you. The Grand Hall has a stunning open fireplace, vaulted ceilings and a mezzanine to the master suite.


4. The Old Pitch, Tirley, Gloucester, £450,000


Prince’s Plume ticks all the boxes. It is located in the heart of Gloucestershire village. It is picture perfect with three bedrooms, an artist’s studio and a beautiful garden.


5. Lee, Ilfracombe, Devon,£699,950:


Illfracombe is full of good value properties. Rose Cottage includes 2 1/2 acres of gardens and grounds, two stables, a tack room, a double garage and outdoor heated swimming pool. This five bedroom home could not be much prettier. It has a thatched roof and is covered with foliage.


6. PriesthouseLane, Formby, £350,000


Stoneyhurst Cottage has modernised to encompass modern day living without losing any of its ample original character. This rare gem of a property really does enjoy the best of old world charm and modern day luxury combined. It has three bedrooms and close by to many schools.


7. Ellington,Cambridgeshire, £525,000


This charming sixteenth century cottage is located on a third of an acre plot. It has four bedrooms, an attractive garden and a collection of outbuildings.

8. Ickwell,Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, £480,000


This 17th century thatched cottage has a sweeping roof over both doors and windows. There is a thatched breeze hut and outdoor entertaining area perfect for the teenagers. It has two bedrooms.


9. Bell Bar,Brookmans Park, £1,250,000


Here is a quintessentially English cottage with flowers cascading down the property. It has a paddock, stables and five bedrooms.

10. TurnpikeHouse, Norwich, £595,000


“Once a pretty pair of farm cottages, now a beautiful character home, this thatched period property is brimming with charm. Set in large gardens the lifestyle here is idyllic, sitting out in the summerhouse with views across the farm. Thoughtfully modernised it’s comfortable too, cosy in winter and cool in the sun, while the sociable layout lends itself to guests – this is a place where you’re sure to have fun!”

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