A HISTORIC property in a “storybook” village has hit the market for the first time in half a century.

Bakery Cottage on Great Budworth’s high street is up for sale, priced at £950,000.

It is the first time that the Grade II listed property has been listed for sale in more than 50 years.

Andrew Wall, senior branch manager at Wright Marshall Estate Agents, said: "This is truly a unique opportunity to purchase a stunning property in one of the most beautiful villages in Cheshire."

Knutsford Guardian: The rear of the propertyThe rear of the property (Image: Rightmove/Wright Marshall Estate Agents)

Bakery Cottage is, unsurprisingly, a former bakery and is believed to date back around 350 years.

Over the years it has received 'thoughtful updates' while 'meticulous attention' has been paid to the garden, the listing states.

The home features distinct areas for different seasons, including both a summer and a winter lounge.

The heart of the property is the open plan kitchen dining room complete with oil-fired AGA.

Moving to the first floor, the master bedroom boasts an en-suite while the additional two bedrooms are served by the family bathroom.

Outside, the original features of the property have been adapted to meet modern needs, with the bakery ovens having been turned into a garage and office.

There is also a bespoke handmade greenhouse and plenty of outdoor seating areas.

Knutsford Guardian: There are three bedrooms on the first floorThere are three bedrooms on the first floor (Image: Rightmove/Wright Marshall Estate Agents)

The listing reads: “It's fascinating to think about the stories embedded within those black and white walls.

“Given its long tenure of over five decades with the current owners, it's understandable that some updating may be necessary, but this also presents an exciting opportunity for new owners to personalise the property while still honouring its character and history.

“Overall, this is an opportunity to purchase more than just a house; it's a piece of Great Budworth's heritage, offering a tranquil lifestyle with a touch of old-world charm.”

On Great Budworth itself, the listing adds: “Great Budworth is considered by many to be a quintessential English village, steeped in history and surrounded by picturesque landscapes.

“The presence of period and timbered properties adds to its charm, creating a scene straight out of a storybook.”

Knutsford Guardian: The kitchen, complete with AGAThe kitchen, complete with AGA (Image: Rightmove/Wright Marshall Estate Agents)