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The sweetest cottages for World Chocolate Day

The sweetest cottages for World Chocolate Day

These properties were available at the time of writing this article on 04/07/2024

The term chocolate box is more than just a sweet treat.  For World Chocolate Day (7th July 2024), we are exploring where this term came from and some of our sweetest cottages on the market now. 

What is a chocolate box cottage?

In the 1860’s Richard Cadbury had a marketing idea that would forever change the definition of ‘chocolate box’. To entice buyers, Cadbury chocolate began designing tins with picturesque country cottages on the lid. 

This was the beginning of the classic, ‘chocolate box cottage’ title that relates to quintessential, rural or village cottages, often with thatched rooves, pretty gardens, and chimneys.  The West Country is fortunate to have an array of lovely, charming chocolate box cottages.

To celebrate World Chocolate Day, we have rounded up some of our most delightful chocolate box cottages.

The Swiss Cottage
Duck Street, Chideock, Dorset
The Swiss Cottage, Charming, detached, period cottage in a lovely picturesque setting to the south of Chideock village.
Charming, detached, period cottage in a lovely picturesque setting to the south of Chideock village and not far from Seatown and the Jurassic Coast. It is believed to date back to the late 18th century and is Grade-II listed with delightful gardens surrounding.
Guide Price £695,000
 

Littleford Cottage
Bradworthy, Holsworthy, Devon
Littleford Cottage, a delightful and beautifully presented thatched cottage set amongst a generous plot
A delightful and beautifully presented thatched cottage set amongst a generous plot in a rural position within North-East Devon. Generous rear gardens, ample off-road parking, garden store and workshop.
Guide Price: £495,000
 

Chapel Farm House
Isle Abbotts, Taunton, Somerset
Chapel Farm House, attractive, Grade-II listed former farmhouse which offers lovely, versatile living accommodation.
Attractive, Grade-II listed former farmhouse which offers lovely, versatile living accommodation and retains much of its original charm and character.  Outside there is ample off-road parking and access to the detached double car port with adjoining workshop/store, as well are beautiful gardens.
Excess Of: £675,000
 

Perrymans The Mounting Block
Netherhams Hill, Georgeham, Braunton, Devon
Perrymans The Mounting Block, this beautiful, Grade-II listed, period home has been sympathetically modernised.
A quintessential, thatched cottage with ancient rose climbing up the south-facing front elevation. This beautiful, Grade-II listed, period home has been sympathetically modernised but retains many original features, enhanced by quality 21st century refinements. Pretty garden arranged with ease of maintenance in mind.
Guide Price: £540,000
 

Want to see more quintessential chocolate box cottages? Head over to our properties page to see a full list of all available properties.

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