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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 Gate House, Windlesham
This unique property boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms and four reception rooms. Full of period charm and character, the original part of the house dates back to 1872, and benefits from gardens of almost half an acre that are looked on to via the conservatory. The property is nestled on the edge of the village of Windlesham and is also situated within close proximity to the historic towns of Ascot and Windsor. Available through Knight Frank for £925,000.
2. Old Post Office Cottages, Horsham
This picturesque property has an impressive Georgian façade with sweeping windows and an original charming front door. Situated idyllically within the village of Horsham, yet retaining a quiet and secluded garden, the property is one of the few original historic village landmarks. The home boasts three bedrooms, including a generously sized master bedroom with dual aspect windows, and is well screened by a large hedge which gives seclusion to the large lawned garden. Available through Knight Frank for £475,000.
3. Clown View Cottage, Bampton
This delightful country cottage is Grade II listed and has been thoughtfully renovated throughout by the previous owner, retaining many period features such as exposed wall and ceiling timbers and stone fireplaces. The ground floor is the newer part of the home and comprises the sitting room with wood burning stove and double French doors, as well as the dining room and the kitchen, which has a 5 burner Rangemaster stove as well as a fabulous gas fired Aga. Accommodation-wise there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, whilst the walled garden to the rear enjoys a sunny southerly aspect. Available through Carter Jonas for £425,000.
4. The Hunt House, Kilsby
This beautiful Grade II listed village house also comprises a thatched outbuilding, former restaurant, courtyard parking and attractive gardens with south facing views. The house itself abounds with character features including fine cuick timbers, exposed timberwork, champhered ceiling beams, stone mullion and timber mullion windows, flagtsone quarry tile and timber floors and oak boarded doors. The accommodation is composed of four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the option to convert the former restaurant into residential accommodation subject to the necessary consents providing the perfect investment. Available through Knight Frank for £740,000.
5. Manor Farm Cottages, Calverton
Situated in the secluded hamlet of Calverton is this gorgeous three bedroomed thatched Grade II listed home. Dating all the way back to the 15th century, the property is steeped in history and was previously a medieval long hall, whilst also having a reputation as the oldest building in Milton Keynes. The house was rre-thatchedin 2008 and also benefits from a sun terrace with a hot tub and cinema. Available through OnTheMarket.com for £500,000.
6. Watersmeet, Chippenham
Watersmeet is the perfect picture-postcard cosy cottage, situated in an idyllic location on the edge of the Village of West Kington. Dating back to 1824 and originally two cottages, the house still boasts many of its period features such as large open fireplaces, flagstone flooring and beamed ceilings. The accomodation is composed of four bedrooms and two bathrooms, and there are a variety of terraces so you can dine alfresco to your hearts content. Available through Knight Frank for £950,000.
7. Yew Tree Cottage, Moreton in Marsh
This stunning Grade II listed cottage is made of Cotswold stone and is one of the oldest cottages at the heart of the village’s ancient High Street in Longborough. Originally part of a fruit farm estate, the property boasts a gorgeous cottage garden with off road parking and is perfectly located only moments away from the village shop and café. Having been untouched for many years when the present vendors bought it back in 2009, the property has since undergone extensive work to provide a beautifully renovated three bedroom home. Available through Fine and Country for £700,000.
8. Elm House, Chipping Norton
This gorgeous four bedroom Grade II listed Oxfordshire family home has been restored to a high standard to retain many of its original period features. Overlooking rolling fields and beautiful landscaped gardens, this home is a true countryside getaway surrounded by excellent local schools as well as benefitting from good railway and motorway links. Benefitting from four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the property also has generous ceiling heights and a well equipped kitchen/breakfast room with an electric Aga and French doors leading out to the garden. Available through Knight Frank for £1.1m.
9. Cress Cottage, Warminster
This glorious thatched country cottage is the quintessential image of country life. Exceptionally well restored and providing a new annexe barn, the property offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two reception rooms. Situated overlooking the pond of the delightful Wylye Valley village of Sherrington, the cottage is believed to date back to the 1720’s and is built of limestone. Improvements to the stunning home include underfloor heating on the ground floor, a new bespoke Homer kitchen and new bathrooms. Available through Strutt & Parker for £899,950.
10. Amberley Cottage, Winchester
This chocolate box cottage is perfectly positioned at the heart of the popular Hampshire village of Crawley. The Grade II listed thatched property benefits from a wealth of character and is flooded with light, despite being a cottage. Notable features include beamed high ceilings, a large inglenook fireplace, traditional gas hunter stove and old bread ovens. Available through Knight Frank for £895,000.