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....... 

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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.

Deepwell Thatched Barn in scenic SuffolkThatched barn in Suffolk

In a peaceful rural setting next to trees and greenery, a few days holiday here would restore calm to anyone's life.

With 1 bedroom, this romantic thatched barn is set next to 2 acres of unspoilt Suffolk countryside, a number of quaint English villages and places to visit are within easy drives.

Whether you wish to visit this part of Suffolk for walking, cycling or sightseeing, this charming thatched barn would be a great base.  

No smoking is allowed inside this property.

There are several pubs serving good food and real ale not too far away.



Charming thatched Cotswold cottages to sleep two to six people

This country cottage is an example of an historic thatched rural property that could be booked for a short holiday in the Cotswolds.

thatched self-catering Cotswold cottageThe barn,in common with many other Cotswold holiday homes has beautiful honey coloured stone and thatched roof has lots to recommend it. Most are fairly small buildings that would suit a couple or a small family. Please note though that for safety reasons only children over the age of five are welcome as the property features historical features such as an open fireplace and steep stairs making it unsuitable for young children. If you are looking for a delightful holiday cottage with historical features in the gorgeous Cotswolds then this could be the place for you.

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Beautiful character cottage near Stoke-by-Nayland in Suffolk - sleeps 4

For all of you out there who yearn for a genuine country cottage then the very beautiful Cobbs Cottage is just what your heart desires.

Thatched cottage in Suffolk

thatched cottage country kitchenSearching for a chocolate box cottage in rural Suffolk close to some outstanding countryside? Cobbs Cottage is a historical cottage dating back to the 17th century with a thatched roof and a setting in the Box River Valley. There is some outstanding countryside to discover close by including Constable Country as well as National Trust country homes and historical buildings.

With ample charm and character this is a great place to stay. The cottage boasts exposed wooden beams and an inglenook fireplace. The lounge benefits from a woodburner and other special features include a country style kitchen and a cabin style Captain’s bedroom. All in all, this is a very special place to stay.

Click on one of the cottage photographs to explore this pretty cottage in detail - you will not be disappointed.


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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