Beautiful thatched quintessentially English self-catering country cottages

thatched Cotswold country cottageRomantic and quaint, a thatched cottage can be the starting point of a dream holiday in the English countryside.  Imagine cottage gardens overflowing with clematis, roses and other colourful flowers, inglenooks and exposed beams, cosy open fires....... 

A few thatched country cottages are highlighted below, see also these popular holiday areas:


Thatched cottages are generally fairly small in size, and have 1-4 bedrooms. Occasionally, we have thatched cottages that sleep 10 or more. For many, thatched cottages are dream holidays with their picture perfect qualities.

Two bedroom thatched cottages to sleep 4

Areas in England Renowned for Thatch Country Cottages

Traditional thatched roof cottages where craftsman specialised in building roofes from straw or reeds can be found in particular areas of England including Cornwall, Devon and Dorset in the West Country and in the beautiful English Cotswolds.  Other areas where thatched roofing was traditionally used in the building of pretty country cottages include Suffolk and Norfolk in East Anglia.

Suffolk for Thatched Cottage Breaks
Thatched barn in Suffolk

Suffolk with its charming towns and villages could be an idyllic place to hide away in the countryside in a thatched barn.  Discover quaint English villages on days out.  Whether you wish to visit this Suffolk for walking, cycling or sightseeing, trenting a charming thatched barn could be an ideal choice.  

Thatched Cottage Breaks in Suffolk



Escape to a Cosy Thatched Cotswolds Cottage Cotswold thatched cottage

The Cotswolds is renowned for its unspoilt countryside, extensive network of footpaths and its beautiful historic towns and villages with their country inns and independent shops.

What better way to discover some of the best of Cotswolds than from a cosy thatched holiday cottage?




Charming thatched barn, Isle of Wight, southern England

Scotts thatched cottage Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a lovely holiday destination in the south of England to stay in a characterful thatched barn. The island is a very short ferry ride across the Solent to a little piece of old England that oozes charm and a multitude of thatched cottages. There are even villages such as Godshill with a large percentage of thatched cottages, thatched pubs and shops.

One good reason for visiting the Isle of Wight, apart from beaches all around the island and the beautiful gently hilly countryside is the English country garden. A walk around any village will reveal a high percentage of quite lovely well tended gardens, all free to look at from the pavement. Visit in late spring to enjoy the masses of wisteria that adorn cottage walls, clematis and blossom. Late spring breaks on the Isle of Wight are recommended for older people who enjoy walking and sightseeing. There are good days for sitting on beaches and soaking up sunshine and yet it is outside the busy summer season when the roads are quiet and the island is fairly peaceful

There are coastal walks above the cliffs in the west if the island, the amazing chalk headland of the Needles to visit and photographs, boat rides, steam train rides and more. It really is a quite lovely part of England. Pet friendly thatched cottages are also available if you would like to take your dog on holiday with you.

Thatched cottages sleep 2 Isle of Wight

Thatched cottages sleep 4 people Isle of Wight


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