Thatched Holiday Cottages to Rent

Thatched holiday cottageSearching for a pretty thatched holiday cottage to rent for a holiday in 2023 or 2024 in the UK?  Pretty and picture-perfect, find self-catering cottages with traditional thatched roofs to rent, dotted throughout the British countryside, on Country Cottages Online.

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Why Book a Thatched Holiday Cottage?

If you love properties with charm and quaint character then renting a thatched holiday home could be the ideal choice.    There’s something so very appealing about a stay in a thatched country cottage with the rustic appeal of their woven straw roofs.  Thatched roofed buildings by their very nature are incredibly pretty, quintessentially English and are usually found atop pretty country cottages with ample 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, heritage 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.


What are the Best Destinations for a Break in a Thatched Holiday Cottage?


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.


What Type of Thatched Cottage Accommodation Best Suits You?

Once you’ve decided which part of the UK you want to escape to on a thatched cottage break, it’s important to think about what type of character property best suits.  Maybe you want to rent a pooch-friendly character cottage?  Or want to stay in a hideaway in a quaint thatched cottage with a hot tub?  Or maybe you want to go all out and book a luxury thatched rental?


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Do you have pets and need to find a doggy-friendly thatched cottage?  Find a holiday home with a thatched roof on Country Cottages Online where your pooch will be as welcome as you.

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For a truly relaxing break, why not rent a thatched holiday home with a hot tub where you can enjoy long relaxing soaks in a Jacuzzi on holiday.

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Or maybe you want to enjoy the very best that the UK has to offer and want to rent a luxury thatched cottage?  From 5 star rentals to luxurious stylish hideaways, staying in luxury thatched holiday accommodation can help to make your break extra special.

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Whether you want to escape for a few days or a longer term break, we feature one of the UK’s best selections of character cottages for you to choose from.


Book the Best Thatched Cottage Break for you

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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