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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. By Georgia Moore-Hemsley

1. Little Thatch, Oxshott, Surrey

Little Thatch

This beautiful detached thatched house is surrounded by spectacular gardens, well-established shrubs and a scenic pond. A pretty arched bridge crossing leads to a sociable patio area where you can enjoy the south facing sun. Available through Sotheby’s Realty for £1.5m

2. Ashlar House, Burford

Ashlar House, Windrush

Tucked away in the Cotswolds lies the enchanting Ashlar House. This Georgian cottage has sustained many of its original features such as solid carved stone internal walls, beamed ceilings, elm board floors and a fine hand-carved staircase. Thought to date from the early mid-18th Century, the property has an attractive history and an individual character. Available through Knight Frank for £800,000

3. Offam, Arundel


This charming country house is located just outside the historic town of Arundel, yet well positioned to large towns and cities such as Chichester, Worthing and Brighton. This four-bed home has been enlarged to suit modern family living yet has a charming and cosy atmosphere from features such as feature fireplaces and a lovely library space. Available through Strutt & Parker

4. Froggatts Cottage, Alford

Froggats Cottage

Placed in a gorgeous rural stretch setting with views towards the South Downs, this property is a well-presented Grade II listing reconstruction of a Wealden Hall house. The galleried library, vaulted kitchen, pantry, utility room and boot room give the cottage a truly traditional and beautiful farmhouse style. Available through house. for £1.48m

5. Pear Tree Cottage, Kingsbridge

Pear Tree Cottage

Just a short walking distance from Bantham Beach, this thatched three-bedroom cottage has been extended with a fabulous modern twist. The central kitchen is bright, spacious and has innovative curved glass wall and bi-folding doors opening to the 1.18 acres of stunning landscaped gardens and bridge which leads to the detached building providing a workroom, utility above the triple garage and workshop. Available through Marchand Petit for £1.25m

6. Woodlands End, Somerset

The Pound Somerset

Made of warm stone with a climbing rose entrance and surrounded by gentle tinkling of the nearby river, the Pound is just as magical as its address suggests. Though contemporary throughout, it is full of fine period features like wood burners, exposed beams and flagstone floors. A quintessential countryside cottage, it is ideally positioned in the heart of beautiful Mells, also within minutes of Babington House. Available through Savills for £565,000

7. St Mawes, Cornwall

Lower Castle Road

Located in a waterfront position of St Mawes harbour in Cornwall, this stunning Grade Two listed cottage has stunning panoramic views of the open sea. Completely refurbished, the property is bright and refreshing as well as holding a beautiful private walled garden with lawn and stone terraces. Available through Lillicrap Chilcott for £1.6m

8. The Cottage, Clyffe Pypard, Swindon

Clyffe Pypard cottage

Situated in the heart of the lovely village of Clyffe Pypard, this cottage dates back to 1750 but has recently been re-thatched and reconstructed to provide a light and airy living space. Charming, well presented and homely from the moment you step in through an enclosed porch, ideal for coats, boots and storage for dried logs. The interior is contemporary and in a classic palette of contemporary, neutral colours. Available through Carter Jonas for £425,000

9. Elm Corner, Surrey

Elm Corner cottage

Newly renovated throughout, Elm Corner is a unique two bedroom cottage that also has the lovely addition of a summer house and attached garden store. Located in Dunsfield, there is a pub, church, village shop and an attractive green local, yet lively villages of Cranleigh and Guildford are nearby for an extensive range of restaurants, theatres and cinemas. Available through house. for £465,000

10. The Pump, Cornwall

The Pump St Mawes cottage

The Pump cottage is an ideal coastal retreat placed in the heart of Port Isaac, a popular holiday and residential village in the North Cornwall coast, known for its winding streets and historic fishing harbour. This quaint three-bedroom cottage has beautiful wooden beams, Cornish stone walls and an open plan kitchen/dining room. Available through John Bray & Partners for £335,000

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