As Bilbo Baggins has it: ‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.’ Best stay warm, under cover of thatch.
This charming Grade II-listed cottage, which dates back to the 16th century, is sure to delight.
Water Lane Farm offers exposed timber, an inglenook fireplace and oak flooring.
Set in large mature gardens, with a number of outbuildings, the property has plenty to offer.
Set in the small hamlet of Pitt, this 16th century cottage features plenty of period features, including wood casement and cast iron lozenge pane windows.
Its rooms are well-proportioned with good ceiling heights and heaps of character.
Outside, the private garden has a variety of mature shrubs and trees as well as a timber shed.
Pretty in pink, this delightful cottage is tucked away at the end of a private track.
Downstairs accommodation comprises three reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room and a bathroom. To the first floor there are four bedrooms and a family shower room.
It features a split-level main garden and a smaller rear courtyard, enclosed with picket fencing.
Built in 1720, this character cottage has an impressive inglenook fireplace, two reception rooms and three bedrooms.
It is nestled in the picturesque village of Martham, within the Broads National Park.
It’s secluded garden is well stocked with a variety of mature plants and shrubs, fruit trees and a timber shed.
Dating back to the middle of the 17th century, Barton Gates was previously the site of a tannery.
It is situated in a quiet village location with lovely rural views.
The garden is surrounded by a stone wall and can be accessed from the kitchen or the rear driveway.
Located in the village of Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan, this detached home enjoys a wrap around garden and garage.
It is surrounded by delightful countryside yet is still within easy commuting distance of Cardiff.
Rhoose offers a school, shops and restaurants, as well as train station.
This beautiful, Grade II-listed cottage stands next to the Old Church Tower building and enjoys the best of village life and rural views.
Dating originally from the 16th century, it has three reception rooms and three bedrooms full of period charm, yet has been sensitively updated and modernised.
Once part of Lord Wimborne’s estate, this delightful cottage dates from the 19th century.
It has a comfy sitting room with Inglenook fireplace, five bedrooms and magnificent gardens, though is now in need of some TLC to bring it back to its former glory.
This Grade II-listed cottage stands in the hamlet of Draycott, three miles from Thame.
It has atmospheric interiors, with plenty of exposed beams, Inglenook fireplaces and a vaulted master bedroom. Outside, a curved sun terrace overlooks the manicured gardens.
Set in an AONB that’s also a Dark Sky Reserve, this lovely cottage is listed Grade II.
The interiors have plenty of exposed beams and stone walls, with a vaulted ceiling in the 32ft long main reception room. Additional accommodation is available in an annexe.
Outside, the grounds extend to 4.9 acres and include a heated pool and equestrian facilities.
Dating back to the 16th century, this recently re-thatched cottage is listed Grade II.
The lovely interiors combine original details — all the exposed beams you may wish — with contemporary touches, such as the sleek kitchen and the bright oak-frame extension.
This postcard-pretty cottage, which dates form the 17th century, sits in the heart of the hamlet of Uffcott.
It has three bedrooms and all the period features you’d expect—Inglenook fireplaces and plenty of exposed beams. Additional accommodation is available in a two-bedroom apartment above the garage.
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