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10 Cosy Cottages Currently on the Property Market

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10 Cosy Cottages Currently on the Property Market

Bag yourself a little slice of English paradise with one of these cosy cottages...

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These quintessentially British country cottages will have you weak at the knees with their thatched roofs, quaint picket fences and ivy-clad exteriors… 

1. The Red Cottage, Hampshire

The Red Cottage, Hampshire

The Red Cottage is a beautiful 3-4 bedroom home in Romsey, Hampshire. The interior offers spacious family living, and the exterior denotes this too, as it sits in its own landscaped gardens equating to around 0.7 acres. Typical cottage features include the dining room which has a high vaulted ceiling, a bread oven and a fireplace, perfect for sitting in front of and warming up this winter. Available through Knight Frank for £1.15m


2. 6 Boyles Court Cottage, Essex

6 Boyles Court Cottage, Essex

6 Boyles Court Cottage in Brentwood, Essex is a cosy, Grade II listed property filled with beautiful period features. It’s situated in its own woodland and offers room for extension, with a generous 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 reception rooms. The cottage is of listed as of ‘Architectural or Historic Interest’, with its fireplaces, peg-tiled roof and period casement windows all adding to its sweet charm. Available through Savills for £750,000

3. Yew Tree Cottage, Shirley

Yew Tree Cottage, Shirley

Sitting in 0.22 acres of grounds, Yew Tree Cottage in Shirly, Ashbourne encapsulates typical cosy cottage living. Its roof is beautifully thatched, it’s Grade II listed and its interiors are a blend of traditional and contemporary features. Walk through the bold solid wood front door and admire the period features such as a brick and stone fireplace with a stone hearth, and a beamed ceiling. Available through John German for £475,000

4. Friday’s Cottage, Dorking

Friday’s Cottage, Dorking

Sat on Friday Street is Friday’s Cottage, a 4-bedroom property in Surrey. The detached house offers privacy due to being hidden away down a single-track gravel drive, and picture-perfect views of the gorgeous location that is Friday Street. Once used as a hunting lodge and owned by the Duke of Norfolk, Friday’s Cottage was ‘saved’ by the infamous author Beatrix Potter. Available through Knight Frank for £1.65

5. Box Tree Lane, Oxfordshire

Box Tree Lane, Oxfordshire

Sitting on Oxfordshire’s Box Tree Lane is this beautiful 3-bedroom cottage. In the idyllic setting of Postcombe and only a short distance from two local market towns, the Grade II listed period cottage is simply delightful. It includes a very modern kitchen and refurbished bathrooms, nicely juxtaposing the more traditional cottage features such as the secluded and landscaped gardens which are home to interesting plants, and the snug living room which houses a fireplace, looking out onto the garden. Available through Hamnett Hayward via at a guide price of £650,000

6. Foresters Cottage, Gloucestershire

Foresters Cottage, Gloucestershire


Foresters Cottage is a traditional country home with 4-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, 3-reception rooms in an elevated position, looking out across the River Severne. A mere 3 miles from the centre of Stroud, Foresters Cottage dates back to the mid-17th century but has been adorned with useful 18th-century additions. Available through Knight Frank for £800,000

7. 1 Barton Lodge, Whippingham

1 Barton Lodge, Whippingham

The glorious Barton Lodge in the Isle of Wight is a historical house built in 1850, as part of Queen Victoria’s reconstruction of the Barton Estate. The original designs, drawn by Prince Albert, are now in the British Museum. It’s in an Area of Outstanding Beauty and has been the subject of generous renovation, whilst keeping some of its most charming original features such as the brick chimneys, stone fireplaces and the Royal Coats of Arms carved in stone on the house’s exterior. Available through Spence Willard for £385,000

8. Brakes Cottage, Somerset

Brakes Cottage, Somerset

Sitting in a peaceful yet thriving community, Brakes Cottage is detached, Grade II listed and offers versatile family living. The property is a treasure trove of traditional cottage amenities, such as the dining room which has an inglenook fireplace and a wood burner. Enjoy the attractive 3-bedrooms, one of which is a glorious master with a stylish en-suite dressing room. Available through Symonds & Sampson for £500,000

9. Bees Cottage, Wiltshire

Bees Cottage, Wiltshire

Bees Cottage sits in Wiltshire, in the beautiful village of Easton Grey. The detached property is built of Cotswold stone and is conveniently close to Chippenham station, where you can get to London’s Paddington in just over an hour! Available through Knight Frank for £595,000 – for more information, please contact [email protected]

10. Luggs, Hemyock

Luggs, Hemyock

Luggs is Grade II listed gem on the Somerset/Dorset border. It’s in an Area of Outstanding Beauty, the Blackdown Hills, and was built around the 15/16th century. Walk through the entrance and fall in love with the unique cross-passage hall that features beautiful flagstone flooring. Available through Carter Jonas for £795,000


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