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Chocs away: 10 homes for chocolate lovers

As Easter approaches, thoughts turn to festive fare. We scour Britain for delicious properties near the best chocolate shops from London to Lincolnshire and Brighton to Bath.

This Easter, be a good egg: seek out the nation’s foremost chocolatiers and feast on the best bars around the country. Here are 10 homes for sale that are handy for a tip-top chocolate stop.

Brighton, East Sussex £2.45m

Choccywoccydoodah ( create wonderful fantasy cakes and other chocolaty marvels. Their Brighton base is also home to a café serving gooey cake, molten chocolate and definitely nothing savoury. More iced confection than chocolate box, this four-bedroom, Regency style town house is so beautiful it has graced the pages of glossy magazines.

Call Winkworth Brighton on 01273 772175

Billingborough, Lincolnshire £350,000

Hansen’s Chocolate House ( is a tasty treat at the heart of the little Lincolnshire town of Folkingham. Opened by Jan Hansen nine years ago, it hand-makes chocolates on the premises – and you can watch them being created. Jan hands out free samples of new flavours he’s working on, too. Billingborough sits a couple of miles to the east and this four-bedroom barn conversion has a pretty walled garden where you can eat your confections in peace.

Call Winkworth Bourne on 01778 392807

Richmond upon Thames £740,000

William Curley‘s boutique shop ( in Richmond sells fine chocolates and pastries which you can devour on the premises. There’s even a little eating area outside. Four times the winners of Best British Chocolatier, William and his wife, Suzue, make an impressive team. Originally from Japan and a trained chef herself, Suzue adds an eastern twist to the desserts. Five minutes’ walk away, this two-bedroom flat is on the lower ground floor of a smart Victorian terrace. It comes with a garage and a communal courtyard.

Call Winkworth Richmond on 020 8940 9986

Norton St Philip, Bath £495,000

Bath is swimming in independent chocolate shops, so you’ll be spoilt for choice. Lick the Spoon has just opened a city centre outlet, but produces its sweet delights a few miles away in Corsham. Charlotte Brunswick’s ( boutique stocks exceptional chocolates from around the country. The Chocolate Society is a few miles to the south, while Seven Hills’s products are stocked in the farm shop at Norton St Philip. This four-bedroom stone-terraced house in the centre of the village, is medieval in origin and has a garden across the lane.

Call Winkworth Bath on 01225 829000

Chelsea, London SW3 £2,499,500 

Rococo Chocolates ( in King’s Road, Chelsea, revels in its eighteenth-century-meets-cool style. Owner Chantal Coady, who began selling chocolate in Harrods more than three decades ago, has been awarded an OBE for her lifetime of dedication to the delectable delight. Also in SW3, on the Fulham Road, is a modern two bedroom flat for sale, which is ideally located to pick up these sweet treats.  Alternatively, Jeff de Bruges ( in South Kensington offers a selection of single estate chocolates.

Call Winkworth Knightsbridge on 020 7589 6616

Clapham, London SW4 £599,500

The Chocolate Museum ( in Brixton is the brainchild of Isabelle Alaya, a French artisan chocolatier. It not only makes and stocks Isabelle’s Melange chocolates and other ethically produced independent makers, it also tells the history of the UK chocolate industry. Exhibitions and workshops are held throughout the year. A mile away, this two-bedroom flat is on the first floor of an attractive Victorian house. The stairs should cancel out any chocoholic excess.

Call Winkworth Clapham on 020 7498 9660

Walton-on-Thames, Surrey £1.995m

Artistic slabs of decorated chocolate are Ildiko’s speciality ( The finest Belgian chocolate is set with petals, fruit slices and nuts in unusual and exotic flavour combinations. Ildiko is Hungarian and her business is a true cottage industry, based in the centre of Walton. A few minutes’ walk away, this five-bedroom house is set in a private, gated road. The modern design gives acres of space and plenty of light. All the better to view your chocolate choices.

Call Winkworth Weybridge on 01932 854400

West Cliff, Bournemouth £550,000

At Bournemouth’s Chocolate Boutique Hotel (, the rooms are named Maya, Montezuma, Aztec and Mocha. They are deliciously decorated in shades of cocoa, caramel and cream. The bar serves choctails and chocolate making workshops are regularly held. If you can’t bear to be far away, this two-bedroom flat nearby has fabulous sea views beyond its wooded hillside. The communal gardens lead directly to the clifftop and are beautifully kept.

Call Winkworth Westbourne on 01202 767633

Southwark, London £1.15m

The Menier Chocolate Factory was built in the 1870s by the French firm that began grinding cocoa powder for medicinal properties. You can still buy the chocolate today, around the country. It was resurrected in 2004 as a theatre. Just a curtain call away, this studio flat at One Blackfriars is available off-plan right now. Borough Market is full of delicious delicacies ( or look out for Hotel Chocolat ( in London Bridge Station.

Call Winkworth Kennington on 020 7587 0600

Tiverton, Devon £800,000

Swiss chocolatier Carlo Melchior ( runs his award winning business from South Molton in Devon. The boutique shop sells his wide range of hand-made treats, and workshops are held for those who want to get their hands sticky. Just a couple of miles along the Tiverton road, this four-bedroom house has just over five acres of land in which to work off any over-indulgence. There are also outbuildings if you fancy any artisan endeavour of your own.

Call Winkworth Exeter on 01392 271177


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