Looking for a quintessential taste of ‘country cottage’ life? There is nowhere better to stay than the quaint and characterful thatched cottages that dot the British countryside.
On this page we’ve picked from hundreds the absolute best of these picture perfect chocolate box cottages.
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Stockford Lodge (Dorset)
Enchanting chocolate box thatched cottage near the Saxon town of Wareham in Dorset. Sleeps 4. Unique roundhouse feature, thatched roof, exposed beams and gothic style windows combine to create a majestic hideaway
Staddles Cottage (Dorset)
Set in the picturesque village of Sutton Poyntz, Staddles is a beautiful thatched cottage tucked off the road with spectacular countryside views. Full of character, original features with traditional stonework and exposed beams. Sleeps 6, Pet friendly, Open fire, spectacular garden with far reaching views.
Staddles was absolutely stunning in every way. The photos of it looked beautiful, but to be honest they don’t do it justice. We have stayed in a lot of cottages within England and Staddles is up there with one of the best.
The Old Cottage (Shropshire)
Incredible thatched cottage near Ludlow in Shropshire. Sensitively restored, well equipped and very comfortable. Set in peaceful countryside with lots of walks and things to do nearby. Sleeps 2. Pet friendly.
It was wonderful to stay in a romantic cottage with such a rich history. The countryside setting was also perfect for complete relaxation. The owners were discreet, attentive and accommodating and even provided a delightful welcome pack including a bottle of fizz for our birthday/anniversary celebrations. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage as a holiday location.
Church Cottage and Water Tower (Cambridgeshire)
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets Yes | Hot Tub | Open Fire | Swimming Pool