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The home is surrounded by stunning countryside<br />
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Don't avoid this home like the plague...<br />
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A pretty Peak District cottage with a dark past as a former plague graveyard has gone on the market for £725,000.<br />
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The Grade II listed home is in the Derbyshire village of Eyam, where three quarters of the village succumbed to the disease in the 17th century.<br />
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In the 18th century the tombstones were removed and a coaching inn was built, so the four-bedroom home has lots of period features.<br />
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But there is a plaque on the cottage commemorating its former tragic purpose.<br />
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Eyam, which is in the Peak District National Park, is world-famous for being the village that selflessly quarantined itself for a year in September 1665, so that it wouldn’t risk spreading the deadly plague.