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Madles Lane, Stock Village - £975,000 (Guide Price)

Property Summary

‘Possibly’ the prettiest cottage cottage you will ever see.

Beautiful period (Grade II listed), part thatched, cottage of immense character and style extended and refurbished to an exceptionally high standard by the present Vendor. Occupying delightful landscaped plot of approximately 1.8+ acres (STLS) in quiet country lane setting but within easy walking distance of this pretty village centre.


  • Charming and immaculately presented part thatched 3 bedroom period cottage thought to date back around 500 years. (Grade II listed)
  • Offered in immaculate order throughout with recent additions and refurbishment carried out by the present owner
  • Stunning fitted kitchen, breakfast and family room with many integrated appliances and large AGA range.
  • Wealth of exposed beams and timbers throughout
  • Delightful lounge with log burner
  • Gas fired underfloor heating throughout the ground floor
  • Plot of approximately 1.8 acres in all (STLS)
  • Detached triple car oak framed cart lodge
  • Thatch replaced in 2013.
  • Ground floor bathroom and further shower room (both with w.c)

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‘Possibly’ the prettiest cottage you will ever see!

It’s thought there has been a home where ‘Broadmore’ now sits since the end of the 15th century but the present property, thought to be the oldest consistently inhabited house in the area, is ‘mostly’ a mere 500 years or so old!

To get some idea of the history of ‘Broadmore’ you have to consider that around the time the first ‘FOR SALE ‘ board went up outside, Henry VIII was on the throne in England and wondering what to do with the first of his six wives, Thomas Cromwell (of Wolf Hall Fame) was plotting her down fall and Michelangelo had just finished painting the ceiling of the Sistine chapel in Rome. To say ‘Broadmore’ has seen some life therefore would be an understatement!

Sitting on a plot of approximately 1.8+ acres (STLS) and enclosed by well established trees and hedges offering a high level of privacy and seclusion, blink and you could almost miss ‘Broadmore’ and that is just how the present Vendors like it! That said, as you pull on to the shingle drive which leads to the property you can’t but be impressed by the sheer picturesque charm of this ’chocolate box pretty’ thatched cottage and the immaculately maintained grounds, all of which sit along a quiet country lane and yet are just a short walk from the centre of this ever popular and sought after historic village.

Extended and completely refurbished to an exceptionally high standard after the present owners purchased the property in 2000, work which took some 2 years in all, the property also had the thatch replaced as well as the construction of a large oak framed 3 car cart lodge in 2013 and the replacement of the thatch in 2014.

The interior is equally impressive having been lovingly and sympathetically restored and extended to retain the original character of the property, including a wealth of exposed timbers and beams, whilst incorporating many contemporary features which make life just that little bit more comfortable.