Charming thatched cottage which featured on 1970s Cadbury’s chocolate box on market for £495K

Charming thatched cottage which featured on 1970s Cadbury’s chocolate box on market for £495K

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A QUAINT cottage which featured on a Cadbury’s chocolate box and inspired a Lilliput Lane model is on sale for £495 000.

The 16th century ‘Thatchways’ cottage in Harvington, Worcestershire, appeared on a 1978 Milk Tray box and it is said to be the inspiration for the Strawberry Fields Lilliput Lane model.

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Cadbury’s Milk Tray launched in 1915 and the cosy cottage featured on its 1978 box[/caption]

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The cottage is in Harvington, a small village about four miles from the market town of Evesham[/caption]

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Lilliput Lane made a range of collectable miniature handmade models[/caption]

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The period wooden pew in the lobby fits in with the property’s olde worlde style[/caption]

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The tasteful modern conservatory provides a serene spot for relaxing[/caption]

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Harvington has a number of amenities including a shop, farm shop and Post Office[/caption]

Its owners Andrew and Ruth Clements have enjoyed 16 years in the adorable three bedroom property.

Mrs Clements, 51, said: “We have lived in the home since 2003 and we’ve loved it.

“Parts of it date from the 16th century, while a section was added in the early 20th century.

“It has incredible charm and character with the low ceilings, wooden beams and flagstone floors.

“We were told at the pub one New Year’s Eve by a local that it had featured on the Cadbury’s box.

“We didn’t believe it at first but when we contacted the Cadbury archive they confirmed it.”

Jamie Youngman, senior negotiator at Knight Frank Stratford, said: “This attractive thatched cottage is situated in the pretty and thriving village of Harvington.

“The property has been extended over the years and now forms a beautiful three bedroom home which blends the property’s wealth of original character with layout that is ideal for modern day living.

“The secret garden, located beyond the driveway, is a very private and exceptionally picturesque hollow amongst the trees where there is an ornamental pond with stream and waterfall, a lawned area and a further space for outdoor dining and entertaining.

“The Cadbury connection, with it appearing on the chocolate box, certainly adds a romantic element to the property, as well as the fact it was one of the Lilliput Lane cottages.”


Mr Youngman added: “But this would not just be a romantic buy, as it has been designed and renovated in a way which makes it a practical family home, something which is not always the case with thatched cottages.

“It really is a special home and I know the owners have loved their time here.”

Harvington is four miles from the market town of Evesham.

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The sweet cottage has incredible character with its low ceilings and wooden beams[/caption]

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Both of the light and airy upstairs bedrooms have en suites[/caption]

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The gardens are split into two areas, with a paved courtyard garden and a second, secret garden by the driveway[/caption]

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Period features such as the wood burner, exposed beams and flagstone have been maintained[/caption]

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Exposed beams in this cute bedroom give such a cosy feel[/caption]

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The conservatory is peaceful place for dining with its greenery and natural lighting[/caption]

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The cosy living room is an ideal spot for winter nights[/caption]

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Owners can enjoy home cooking in a tranquil setting[/caption]


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