Thatched Holiday Cottages to Rent

Thatched FarmhouseSearching for a pretty thatched holiday cottage to rent for a holiday in the UK?  Pretty and picture-perfect, find self-catering cottages with traditional thatched roofs to rent on Country Cottages Online.

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The Charm of a break in a Thatched Holiday Cottage

There’s something so very appealing about a stay in a thatched country cottage.  Thatched roofed buildings by their very nature are incredibly pretty, quintessentially English and are usually found atop pretty country cottages with ample charm and appeal.  Whether you love properties with exposed wooden beams or historic cottages, these are made all the more pretty with a thatched roof.

Constructed from straw or grass by thatchers that are skilled craftsmen, thatched cottages are also of course very historic with their origins dating back to the Bronze age.  The sense of history and tradition that comes with thatched roofed properties further adds to their appeal.

Often hidden away in rural Britain, next to unspoilt countryside, there are plenty of good reasons to want to stay 'under the thatch' and experience a taste of traditionally English rural life.


Best Destinations for Thatched Cottage Holidays


Although thatched cottages can sometimes be found in Ireland and Scotland, the largest collection of houses with thatched roofs is found in England.  Certain areas of England are home to more thatched properties than others, as this traditional style of roofing was once used in certain villages, towns and regions. Some of the best areas for thatched cottages include:

  • Cotswolds; an area with many quaint historic cottages and idyllic English countryside.
  • The South West of England; discover pretty thatched cottages in Devon, Dorset, and Cornwall, set in attractive rural landscapes or quaint villages.
  • East Anglia; another beautiful area covering coast and countryside with a rich collection of historic buildings.  Discover thatched houses in Suffolk, Norfolk and cottages with thatch roofs in Essex.



Featured Thatched Roofed Cottages

Rock Farm, Somerset, the West Country

Rock Farm thatched farmhouse, SomersetWhen it comes to picture perfect thatched holiday homes, Rock Farm is a real gem.  This large stone-built farmhouse with its 7 bedrooms (4 in the main house and 3 in the annexe) offers ample traditional charm and character and is topped with a pretty thatched roof.  

Inside there are beautiful exposed beams in many of the rooms and outside the countryside views are to die for.




The Thatched Cottage at Great East Standen Manor on the Isle of Wight

Thatched country cottage at Great East Standen ManorQuaint 2 bedroom character cottage where you can stay ‘under the thatch’ in pet-friendly accommodation, in the grounds of historic Great East Standen Manor on the pretty Isle of Wight.

Booking early is recommended as this is a very appealing thatched country cottage.



Whichever rural retreat or country cottage with a thatched roof you choose to rent we hope you find the perfect character cottage for you.  And whether you choose to return to a favourite area or discover a new part of the UK, we hope that you have your best self-catering holiday yet.

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