This delightful T-shaped cottage from Vernham Dean dates from the seventeenth century and retains its original exposed timber-framed gables. The flint
and brick dressings were added during the eighteenth century. There is a dwarf apple tree in the garden and a basket of apples and jug of cider on the step.
Note the apple cut into the thatch.
Dating from the seventeenth century, this pretty tiled cottage from Therfield, Hertfordshire, was originally timber framed, but was altered and refaced in the early nineteenth century. Celebrating nature’s bounty, this year’s club theme, the owner of Damson Cottage has picked ripe damsons from the tree in the
garden and turned them into delicious jams to sell at the garden gate.
With the Club theme being ‘nature’s bounty’, what could be more perfect than gathering cobnuts (a cultivated variety of hazelnut) in the garden of this small fifteenth-century, timber-framed Kentish Hall House from Chiddingstone?
Our Five a Day has been inspired by Stafford’s famous County Fruit Stores Wholesale Ltd, who have been supplying top class fruit and vegetables from the premises for over fifty years. The delightful thatched former cottage on Mill Street, which is dated 1610 and was originally known as ‘Primrose Cottage’, is a real tourist magnet. Although it is not known exactly how long it has been a grocer’s shop, it is far in excess of 100 years.
The shop and business has been run under the Jackson family name since the 1950s and has developed quite a following among the rich and famous:
Ozzy Osbourne would regularly come in and buy his fruit and vegetables here and Jools Holland and David Gest popped in whilst performing at the town's Gatehouse Theatre.
As well as all manner of fruit and vegetables from around the world, the shop is also renowned for its glorious floral displays and hampers.