Storybook homes
Recent film release Into the Woods is an amalgamation of many of our most familiar and favourite fairy tales and has brought the magic of these treasured stories to the forefront of the public imagination. From Sleeping Beautys glittering palace to Hansel and Gretels woodland lodge, the homes of fairy tale folk are integral parts of every story and offer the set for the adventures of all characters from woodcutters to kings. We have put together a collection of homes currently on the market with Jackson-Stops & Staff which seem to have been lifted straight from the pages of one of these storybooks. Pinchins Cottage in the village of Notgrove, Gloucestershire, would be the perfect home for Jack and his beanstalk. The quintessential Cotswold cottage dates back to the 17th century and benefits from mullioned windows, a slate roof and a dry stone wall which surround the property and its half-acre of grounds. Within the house there are three bedrooms, kitchen, living room and dining room with large inglenook fireplace. Notgrove lies in the heart of the Cotswolds and has a thriving cricket team and village hall. There are regular train services to London Paddington from Kingham station, 13 miles from Notgrove. The property is on the market for 575,000 with our Chipping Campden office (tel.: 01386 840224). For more information, please click here.  Furzeleigh House occupies an enviable and peaceful setting amongst the blissful rolling countryside of the Axe Valley, approximately four miles north of the Jurassic coastline, a designated world heritage site. The Edwardian house has seven bedrooms ideal for Snow Whites dwarves and sits within 37 acres of grounds, enough for a small principality! In addition to the main house there are three cottages, one being attached to the house, the others just a short distance away with separate access and parking. There is also a self-contained apartment, accessed from the main house, which also has its own private entrance. Surrounding the house and cottages are landscaped grounds, paddocks and woodland. The market town of Axminster is just one mile away. The property is on the market with our Dorchester office (tel.: 01305 262123). For more information, please click here.  Ware House, situated one mile from the market town of Buckfastleigh, Devon, is a substantial Victorian house with a central tower reminiscent of that from which Rapunzel hung her long locks. The seven bedroom ivy-clad property is in need of complete renovation; with the potential to be transformed into multiple residences should planning be approved. In addition to the large main house, there are a number of outbuildings and well-established gardens, which extend to approximately six acres. The A30 expressway with links to the M5 motorway network lies immediately to hand, providing dual carriageway access to both Exeter and Plymouth. The property is on the market for 625,000 with our Exeter office (tel.: 01392 214222). For more information, please click here.  With its thatched roof and pretty rendering, Grade-II listed Hempsheaf House has the look of a fairy-tale gingerbread house. Situated on the edge of the north Suffolk village of Stradbroke, the cottage is set back from the road, behind an in-out drive and within an acre of gardens. Internally, the property comprises four reception rooms, three bedrooms, a study, family bathroom and large kitchen. The playroom extension, with further bedroom beyond, offers the opportunity to create an annexe. Stradbroke is very well-appointed and includes a public house, bakery, butchers, library, junior and senior schools and a number of leisure facilities. Diss, 12 miles from Stradbroke, runs trains to London Liverpool Street in 90 minutes. The property is on the market for 400,000 with our Ipswich office (tel.: 01473 218218). For more information, please click here.