JoJo Moyes is selling the house where she wrote her global bestseller, Me Before You

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    Calling all frustrated author looking for a new home to cure their writer’s block! We may have the perfect property for you. JoJo Moyes – author of tear-jerker Me Before You – has put her Essex farmhouse up for sale for a cool £1.2million.

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    The Grade II*-listed property, called Joslyns Farm, has been home to JoJo and her family since 2006. But she’s decided it’s finally time to move on.

    JoJo told the Daily Mail, ‘We moved two miles up the road to a larger house, fully intending to move back to Joslyn’s Farm after the children had grown up. But our circumstances have changed, so we’ve decided to just cut the cord and let it go.’


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    Dating back to the 17th Century, the period farmhouse has been refurbished throughout by JoJo. The ground floor comprises three reception rooms and a rustic-meets-modern kitchen with slab units, an Aga, integrated Neff appliances and a built-in larder.


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    Beams, exposed brick and oak flooring ensure that every room oozes character – even the long first-floor landing that leads to six bedrooms.

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    The master features a freestanding tub from The Albion Bath Company.


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    Beyond the house itself, there are several outbuildings, including a farm office. We wonder if this is where JoJo penned her love story between young carer Louisa Clark and paralysed banker Will Traynor?


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    There’s even a stable block with four stables, a tack room and hay store, with seven acres of land to ride out in. And if that’s not enough, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a further 15 acres of adjoining paddocks.


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    Related: A Tudor house once owned by Mr. Men author Roger Hargreaves is for sale

    The property is being marketed by Cheffins in nearby Saffron Walden.

    If you’re looking for a place to lock yourself away and write a global bestseller, Joslyns Farm could be perfect.

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