Chocolate Box Cottages Vs Manor Houses: What’s the price premium for a quintessentially English village home?


Jackson-Stops compares PSF values and sold prices for five types of chocolate box country home, from manor houses and rectories to farmhouses, barn conversions and cottages

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Main image: Stoke St. Mary, Taunton, Somerset TA3 5BS Guide Price Of £1,350,000 The major portion of a sixteenth century Manor House, set on the edge of the village enjoying glorious country views. In all about 1.840 acres. The origins of Stoke Court are believed to date back to the late sixteenth century, the original house being enlarged both in the 18th and 19th Centuries, the house was carefully divided, Stoke Court now providing the principal part. Built of squared and coursed blue lias, with ham stone dressings under a slate roof, the property is Listed Grade II and exhibits a number of period detail expected in a house of its age. The well-proportioned and decorated reception rooms are found off a staircase hall and include a particularly fine drawing room with cross beam ceiling and period fireplace with French doors out onto the terrace. In recent years a well-designed extension was added to the north elevation and provides a vaulted kitchen beautifully fitted with a range of Chalon furniture. All the bedrooms are of an excellent size and enjoy good outlooks and served with three good sized bathrooms.