Take a look inside this charming chocolate box cottage in Hertfordshire

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This 17th-century three bedroom semi-detached cottage was originally two cottages that was converted into one in the mid-19th century. The owner, Michelle, was originally from Surrey, and had fond memories of the quaint country village in Hertfordshire and was lucky enough to find her dream house there.

‘On a drive round the area, we noticed the For Sale sign outside this cottage and I fell in love with it from the outset. Its classic chocolate box double-fronted exterior was so beautiful and the orginal beams inside were even more apppealing,’ says Michelle, who owns her own antiques and gift shop, TheHouseOfElliott.net.

The buying process was very long and stressful, and after losing it once to a higher bidding (who later dropped out), they finally had the keys and celebrated in 2001.

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