The Chocolate Box Cottage That Looks Straight Out Of A Fairytale

When we think about what lies ahead in our future, we picture living in a gorgeous, period home that’s surrounded by nature, overlooking one of Yorkshire’s many underrated beauty spots. But this home in particular is one of Yorkshire’s underrated beauty spots in itself. Situated in the idyllic village of Thornton-le-Dale, Beck Isle Cottage really is a sight to behold.

Beck Isle Cottage
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Sitting by the gorgeous Thornton Beck, the thatched, chocolate box cottage is potentially the most photographed home in Yorkshire (if not the UK) – thanks to its old worldly charm and postcard-perfect exterior.

Built in the 17th century, the cottage is officially Grade II listed, and consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and three reception rooms (according to data obtained by Zoopla), and is estimated to be the most expensive property in the area – now valued at a whopping £1.1m*.

Beck Isle Cottage
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Featuring a thatched roof that looks straight out of a fairytale, beautiful, bright flowers twisting and turning among the front of the property, and a perfectly maintained hedge out front – the cottage really is the stuff of dreams, and has become one of the biggest attractions in the village. The front rooms overlook the stunning stream, too, providing us with a glorious image of sitting up in the morning, cup of tea in hand staring out across the picturesque water glistening in the sunshine. What a life that must be.

Much of the village is now designated as a Conservation Area by the North York Moors – a testament to Thornton-le-Dale’s beauty as a whole – meaning the cottage fits right in with its wondrous surroundings. And while we don’t have the details regarding who lives there (if anybody does), we have to say, we’re very jealous of Beck Isle Cottage’s owners.

The cottage can be visited in Thornton-le-Dale just off Church Hill by Thornton Beck, however, visitors must (obviously) not trespass when seeing the property.

[Featured image: Beck Isle Cottage
cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Alan Walker – geograph.org.uk/p/440318]

*Estimates by the Move Market

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