Quality Street is a dead end going nowhere in Redhill, Surrey, England just off the thundering M25 orbital that’s filled with trucks that never sleep. The nearby Feathers Hotel provides entertainment of a different kind, and was running a pie festival called ‘The Pie’s the Limit’ when we looked. A decade or so ago a developer built a number of classic-styled houses here.

The owners may have bought them because they drove past quaint cottages to get there. This is not exactly a box of chocolates filled with delicious fillings is it? The only benefit we can think of is we could sleep on in the morning, with the traffic gridlocked outside the bedroom window and a box of Quality Street beside us on the pillow.