Cotswold cottage believed to be one of the most photographed in Britain is on the market for £1.8million

Cotswold cottage believed to be one of the most photographed in Britain is on the market for £1.8million

Cotswold cottage believed to be one of the most photographed in Britain is on the market for £1.8million

A quaint three bedroom cottage believed to be one of the most photographed homes in the UK has been put on the market for £1.8million.

The Bridge House is located in Castle Combe, Wiltshire, which is regularly voted England’s prettiest village and attracts international tourists.

The Grade II listed building has also featured on numerous postcards over the years and has been the subject of many paintings by amateur landscape artists.

The cottage overlooks the River By Brook with the view from the nearby bridge over the main street. It is one of the most iconic images of the Cotswolds due to its chocolate box appearance and picturesque architecture.

The current owners even saw their home in an advertisement on a flight to America encouraging people to explore the Cotswolds.

Castle Combe has been used in films and TV shows, including the 1967 production of Doctor Dolittle, Stardust in 2007, and War Horse in 2011.

Dating back to the 17th century, The Bridge House has a wealth of period features including wooden beams, mullioned windows and attractive open fireplaces.

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A quaint cottage believed to be one of the most photographed homes in the UK has been put on the market for £1.8million. The Bridge House is located in Castle Combe, Wiltshire, which is regularly voted England’s prettiest village and attracts international tourists. Above: The property on a postcard, compared to an old photo taken in the same spot

Dating back to the 17th century, The Bridge House has a wealth of period features including wooden beams, mullioned windows and attractive open fires

Dating back to the 17th century, The Bridge House has a wealth of period features including wooden beams, mullioned windows and attractive open fires

Dating back to the 17th century, The Bridge House has a wealth of period features including wooden beams, mullioned windows and attractive open fires

The Grade II listed building has also featured on numerous postcards over the years and has been the subject of many paintings by amateur landscape artists

The Grade II listed building has also featured on numerous postcards over the years and has been the subject of many paintings by amateur landscape artists

The Grade II listed building has also featured on numerous postcards over the years and has been the subject of many paintings by amateur landscape artists

Castle Combe has been used in movies and TV shows, including the 1967 production of Doctor Dolittle. Above: The Bridge House can be seen in this scene from Dr Dolittle

Castle Combe has been used in movies and TV shows, including the 1967 production of Doctor Dolittle. Above: The Bridge House can be seen in this scene from Dr Dolittle

Castle Combe has been used in movies and TV shows, including the 1967 production of Doctor Dolittle. Above: The Bridge House can be seen in this scene from Dr Dolittle

In the version of Dr.  Doolittle from 1967 played Rex Harrison in the lead role.  He can be seen above in the role with animals that also appear in the film

In the version of Dr.  Doolittle from 1967 played Rex Harrison in the lead role.  He can be seen above in the role with animals that also appear in the film

In the version of Dr. Doolittle from 1967 played Rex Harrison in the lead role. He can be seen above in the role with animals that also appear in the film

The house has 2,755 square meters of accommodation with a kitchen and breakfast room, dining room, garden room, lounge, study/family room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Outside it has a half acre garden, which borders a forest of wild garlic and bluebells, a garden room/office and conservatory, carport and workshop.

Castle Combe is a small village of just 340 inhabitants and 107 listed buildings, including a 13th century church.

In 1967, the village was transformed into Puddleby-on-the-Marsh’s seaport for Doctor Dolittle before being featured again in a subsequent film.

More recently, it has appeared in Poirot and the 2010 film The Wolf Man.

Matthew Pegler, of real estate agent Savills, who sells the property, said: “The house is near the bridge. In the 1960s, they shot Doctor Dolittle with Rex Harrison in the village.

‘The house was in the film, the street was made like a harbor.

“It’s a very iconic place, people are sitting on that bridge and with the house and the wisteria all look very nice, it’s a very photographic place and a lot of pictures are taken.

The house has 2,755 square meters of accommodation with a kitchen and breakfast room, dining room, garden room, lounge, study/family room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms

The house has 2,755 square meters of accommodation with a kitchen and breakfast room, dining room, garden room, lounge, study/family room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms

The house has 2,755 square meters of accommodation with a kitchen and breakfast room, dining room, garden room, lounge, study/family room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms

Outside it has a half acre garden, which borders a forest of wild garlic and bluebells, a garden room/office and conservatory, carport and workshop

Outside it has a half acre garden, which borders a forest of wild garlic and bluebells, a garden room/office and conservatory, carport and workshop

Outside it has a half acre garden, which borders a forest of wild garlic and bluebells, a garden room/office and conservatory, carport and workshop

One of the bedrooms of the house is pictured above.  The property is considered one of the most photographed in the UK

One of the bedrooms of the house is pictured above.  The property is considered one of the most photographed in the UK

One of the bedrooms of the house is pictured above. The property is considered one of the most photographed in the UK

The Bridge House kitchen has an impressive Aga which would be ideal for hosting family dinners and other culinary occasions

The Bridge House kitchen has an impressive Aga which would be ideal for hosting family dinners and other culinary occasions

The Bridge House kitchen has an impressive Aga which would be ideal for hosting family dinners and other culinary occasions

‘The couple who own the house were on a flight back to America, where they come from, and there was a rolling display advertising ‘explore the UK and the beautiful Cotswolds’ with their house in the picture.

‘In the end it gets photographed quite a lot.

“It’s an incredibly beautiful house, but from the front of the house you have no idea of ​​its size and scale.

‘The property sits on a half acre plot, which is quite unusual for that village, and has parking, which most houses in the village don’t have.

“It is well put together and has been worked on over the past ten years during the time of the current owners.

In addition to the Aga, the property also features a breakfast bar and original wooden beams extend across the ceiling

In addition to the Aga, the property also features a breakfast bar and original wooden beams extend across the ceiling

In addition to the Aga, the property also features a breakfast bar and original wooden beams extend across the ceiling

The property boasts a wealth of original features.  Pictured: The dining room of the 17th century property, complete with an old door

The property boasts a wealth of original features.  Pictured: The dining room of the 17th century property, complete with an old door

The property boasts a wealth of original features. Pictured: The dining room of the 17th century property, complete with an old door

The floor plan of the property is shown above.  Matthew Pegler, of estate agent Savills, who is selling the property, said: 'Castle Combe is the quintessential rural village and as it is an area of ​​outstanding natural beauty and has many protected properties it is protected so not much has changed in the over time.  years'

The floor plan of the property is shown above.  Matthew Pegler, of estate agent Savills, who is selling the property, said: 'Castle Combe is the quintessential rural village and as it is an area of ​​outstanding natural beauty and has many protected properties it is protected so not much has changed in the over time.  years'

The floor plan of the property is shown above. Matthew Pegler, of estate agent Savills, who is selling the property, said: ‘Castle Combe is the quintessential rural village and as it is an area of ​​outstanding natural beauty and has many protected properties it is protected so not much has changed in the over time. years’

Benedict Cumberbatch petting a black stallion during the filming of War Horse in the Cotswold village of Castle Combe

Benedict Cumberbatch petting a black stallion during the filming of War Horse in the Cotswold village of Castle Combe

Benedict Cumberbatch petting a black stallion during the filming of War Horse in the Cotswold village of Castle Combe

A horse gallops down a street in Castle Combe as extras watch filming for War Horse starring Benedict Cumberbatch

A horse gallops down a street in Castle Combe as extras watch filming for War Horse starring Benedict Cumberbatch

A horse gallops down a street in Castle Combe as extras watch filming for War Horse starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Peter Mullan and Emily Watson during a scene shot at Castle Combe for the 2011 hit War Horse. The village is a popular filming location

Peter Mullan and Emily Watson during a scene shot at Castle Combe for the 2011 hit War Horse. The village is a popular filming location

Peter Mullan and Emily Watson during a scene shot at Castle Combe for the 2011 hit War Horse. The village is a popular filming location

Claire Danes strolls through Castle Combe in a lilac dress holding a green parasol in a scene from Stardust

Claire Danes strolls through Castle Combe in a lilac dress holding a green parasol in a scene from Stardust

Claire Danes strolls through Castle Combe in a lilac dress holding a green parasol in a scene from Stardust

In 1967 the village was transformed into the seaport of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh for Doctor Dolittle.  The movie starred Rex Harrison.  Above: Harrison can be seen in Castle Combe in a scene from Dr Dolittle

In 1967 the village was transformed into the seaport of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh for Doctor Dolittle.  The movie starred Rex Harrison.  Above: Harrison can be seen in Castle Combe in a scene from Dr Dolittle

In 1967 the village was transformed into the seaport of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh for Doctor Dolittle. The movie starred Rex Harrison. Above: Harrison can be seen in Castle Combe in a scene from Dr Dolittle

‘The contemporary additions work very well.

“The owners loved it and took care of it and it is with a heavy heart that they are now giving up because they are going back to America for the kids.

‘It’s very traditional and sums up the Cotswolds.

‘Castle Combe is the quintessential rural village and as it is an area of ​​outstanding natural beauty and has many protected properties it is protected so it hasn’t changed much over the years.

‘Virtually all the houses in this older part of the village are original, which is why it’s used in many movies.’

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