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Historic cottage goes available on the market with unimaginable hidden tunnel used when Henry VIII was king

A COTTAGE has been put up on the market for £425,000 – however it comes with a darkish piece of historical past hidden beneath.

The Grade II listed semi-detached, four-bedroom cottage is situated within the rural village of Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire.

The property itself dates again to the seventeenth century and shows white frontage, black paint detailing, and fairly bay home windows as its exterior.

While the property seems to be a quaint cottage, beneath there’s a massive tunnel which might enable the house owner to journey with out being detected.

It’s believed that the tunnel was utilized by Catholic and Protestants throughout the reign of Henry VIII to keep away from being noticed by individuals of authority.

The tunnel inside the house results in a central assembly room additional into Fowlmere and at one stage would have been utilized by a number of householders to maintain secure in accordance with the property brokers.

A ladder leads right down to the eerie tunnel surrounded by white, chalk-like partitions because the tunnel spirals is a number of instructions main into full darkness.

Placeholders for the place torch lights and lamps would have been positioned could be seen on the slender historic partitions of the tunnel.

The normal residence above boasts 4 bedrooms and has loads of house to permit for a future residence proprietor to entertain.

The lounge of the property has a quaint log burner which sits on a brick hearth on the prime of the room.

The roof of the house has a standard picket beam construction on the ceiling of the room and a further beam from flooring to ceiling.

The main bedroom shares the identical carpet as downstairs in addition to having a lamp on one wall.

The second bed room of the house has a blue carpet with an identical roof which narrows in the direction of the entrance of the house.

The toilet of the house can be carpeted and has a shower alongside the wall of the room which options white tiles, a sink and a rest room.

There’s additionally a bathe hidden behind the door with a picket body used as the primary construction for the historic bungalow.

The property additionally boasts a big backyard which might be a perfect spot for entertaining friends unaware of the unimaginable historical past of the house.

The property was shared on-line final week by a house-browser, writing: “Simply your common nation cottage on the market.”

The outside of the property. Credit: Rightmove/Ensum Brown

The put up has obtained over 300 likes from Twitter customers and has obtained many feedback.

One wrote: “And (in accordance with the outline) it hyperlinks to a number of tunnels from neighbouring cottages.

“I don’t imagine the bit about seventeenth century Catholics. That is clearly the unique residence of Unbelievable Mr Fox.”

One other added: “Questioning what the legalities are of ‘proudly owning’ a historic tunnel which will run underneath different properties and land? How do you’re employed that out?”

One other mentioned: “Could be nice for rising mushrooms.”

Property agent Ensum Brown supplied some context to the historic underground of the cottage in addition to sharing it has been seen over 10,000 occasions.

Talking right this moment property brokers Ensum Brown mentioned: “The Tunnel goes from Hillview cottage to a number of historic village buildings and has a central assembly room underneath the village.

“It was more likely to have been constructed when Henry VIII created the Church of England and was most definitely utilized by Catholics and Protestants as an escape route when individuals of authority visited.

“Most properties get round 60 clicks a day on Rightmove, this one obtained over 10,000 in a single day on the weekend”.

Properties in Fowlmere had an total common value of £602,859 during the last 12 months, in accordance with Rightmove.