Country houses for sale

Nine achingly beautiful thatched cottages for sale across England, starting from under £250,000

The idea of living in a thatched cottage in an idyllic spot in the English countryside is a dream for so many of us; we take a look at some of the most alluring thatched houses for sale at the moment.

 

Itchen Stoke, Alresford, Hampshire — £1,050,000

In the heart of the Itchen Valley, not far from Winchester, is this glorious Grade II listed cottage where heavy thatched dormers brush against box hedging which frames the latticed windows.

There’s something magical about a property like this, which looks as though it has been part of the landscape for eons.

Inside, the interiors would benefit from some modernisation, whilst the well-established front and rear gardens offer a tranquil, private setting.

For sale with Hellards Estate Agents. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Appleton, Oxford — £395,000

Proving that good things come in small packages is this cute and compact two-bed home which offers 675sq ft of quaint interiors.

The symmetrical timber framed exteriors give way to an open plan living/dining space downstairs, a small kitchen, and two bedrooms upstairs.

With parking spaces for two cars, an enclosed rear garden and a private front garden accessed via a gate, this really is a compact, but perfectly-formed home.

For sale with Thomas Merrifield. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Leighton Buzzard — £1,350,000

This beautiful thatched house is thought to date from the 15th century, whilst the adjacent Scandinavian style lodge is a more recent addition.

With five bedrooms in the main house and a further four in the lodge, this property is certainly not short on space.

Inglenook fireplaces, a large Aga, timber frames and exposed beams create a cosy, period charm in the main house, whilst the lodge offers a more contemporary, minimalist feel — perfect then, for contrasting tastes.

For sale with Michael Graham. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Rickling — £1,200,000

Located in the popular hamlet of Rickling, not far from Quendon, and surrounded by open farmland is Church End, a sprawling thatched property with a unique interconnecting hallway to connect two separate cottages.

Grade II listed, the property amounts to over 3,000sq ft of wonderful accommodation, where vaulted ceilings, exposed timbers, huge brick inglenook fireplaces and cosy bedrooms can be found.

Outside are 2.75 acres of mature gardens and grounds that are easily maintainable being mostly established trees and lawn.

For sale with Cheffins. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Nuthampstead — £1,400,000

Just a few miles down the road from the previous property is this wonderful thatch and weather bordered home which is as immaculate on the outside as it is inside.

Where some thatched houses — especially those that are listed — can appear dark due to small windows and low ceilings, this place does not. In fact, its bright, clean interiors are one of the main focal points, with each room flooded with plenty of sunlight.

The large lawned garden and terrace area is the perfect place for sunny al fresco entertaining, whilst across the road is a paddock amounting to 2.26 acres and a stable block in need of replacement.

For sale with Cheffins. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Puddington, Tiverton — £235,000

Whilst the thought of opening any of the cupboards in the current kitchen feels us with slight trepidation, there’s no denying that this property in Puddington has plenty of character within its curved walls.

Corner Cottage is unusual in its layout and would make for an interesting renovation project for anyone willing to take it on.

Latch and brace doors and plenty of exposed timbers feature throughout the two-bed house, whilst the charming village of Puddington is just eight miles from Tiverton.

For sale with Diamond Estate Agents. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Ferndown, Dorset — £600,000

The exaggerated semi-circular thatched dormers that frame the latticed windows at this semi-detached house in Dorset create an almost hobbit-like looking dwelling.

Built as one large cottage in the early 1900’s for a local entrepreneur, the property has since been split into two houses, resulting in this lovely three-bed home.

On the ground floor is a huge open plan living/dining room with access out onto the garden with a sheltered terrace, lawn and summer house.

For sale with Brewer & Brewer. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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East Cholderton, Andover — £1,390,000

Sat behind a picket fence is one of the most picturesque properties in this line up which comes in the shape of this utterly delightful 17th century cottage near the hamlet of East Cholderton in Hampshire.

The interiors are also nothing short of impressive, having been seamlessly restored and extended by the current owners to blend the older parts of the house with more modern touches. The kitchen especially, with its original limestone flooring and butler sink, is a wonderful, bright space.

Outside is half an acre of quintessential English gardens, where wildflowers, lawns, rose borders and a pond help create a truly idyllic scene.

For sale with Charters Alresford. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Collingbourne Ducis, Marlborough — £425,000

Just when we thought a thatched cottage couldn’t be any quainter — in struts this two-bed cottage in the pretty village of Collingbourne Ducis, near Marlborough.

With cosy charm and quirky corners in abundance, the property is wonderfully proportioned, with the current interiors showcasing real cottage core.

In the magical garden is an apple tree and shed — which could be used as an artist studio — said to have been donated by the Queen to mark her coronation. Elsewhere is a vegetable patch, cutting garden and little winding paths to various seating areas.

For sale with Megan Baker Estate Agents. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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