With its uneven windows, leaning side walls and organically curving thatched roof, this cottage appears to be on the brink of collapse.
But that hasn't stopped it going on the market for £375,000, and agents say there's been no shortage of interest from buyers looking for a fairytale hideaway.
Charity Cottage is a 16th century timber-framed property that has experienced some natural 'movement' over the years, leading to its unusual appearance.
Its four windows are positioned at uneven angles, the rim of the thatched roof is 'wibbly wobbly' and a side wall appears to be leaning.
As a result the grade II listed building is said to resemble something out of the Brothers Grimm fairytale Hansel and Gretel.
Despite its lopsided look on the outside estate agents have said the historic house is structurally sound from top to bottom.
And there has been no shortage of interest in it since it went on the open market.
The cottage, in the village of Ilketshall St Margaret near Bungay, Suffolk, dates back to 1590 and was once owned by Cambridge University for the use of clergy widows.
Aiden Branch, of estate agents Durrants, said: 'It does look like it hasn't got a straight angle to it and it is about to fall over.
'Timber frame properties do move and 400-plus years of movement here in various ways has resulted in the unusual look.
'The windows are tilted so much that you wouldn't want to have to hang up the curtains in line with them.
'The edge of the thatched roof is also a bit wibbly wobbly.
'There was a side extension added to the cottage in the 1970s but apart from that the timber frame and main body of the cottage is still the original 1590 structure.
'It really is like something out of Hansel and Gretel. It is what you would think you would find if you walked through a fairytale forest.
'The current owners bought it seven years ago and had a survey done on it then and it is structurally sound.
'The owners are keen horticulturalists and they have created the most beautiful garden which is half an acre.
'The thatch roof is good and has been re-thatched in the last five years or so.
'From the moment it went on the open market we have had countless viewings, although I'm sure many of them are out of curiosity.'
The three-bedroom cottage has a sitting room, dining room, two big open fireplaces and exposed beams throughout.
It is understood the estate agents have recently accepted an offer on the property.
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