10 Cosy Cottages Currently on the Property Market

By Sophie Bucknall

2 years ago

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

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

1. Higher Wraxall, Dorchester

brock cottage, dorchester

This 16th century detached cottage sits nestled in a hamlet amidst the Dorset countryside. There’s two cosy reception rooms, both fit with open fires perfect for roasting chestnuts on, and a patio for alfresco dining at the top of the sloping lawn. Available through Knight Frank for £675,000

2. Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire

croft cottages gloucestershire

Tucked away in the Cotswold lies Croft Cottages. This double fronted period home has sustained many of its original features such as exposed beams, internal stonewalls and inglenook fireplaces. With plenty of character and charm, this property is the perfect escape to the country. Available through Hamptons for £625,000

3. Maulden, Bedfordshire

thatched cottage bedfordshire

Located in the delightful village of Mauldon, just south of Bedford, this Grade II Listed house has an abundance of character. Thought to date from the 17th century, this five-bed property has been updated to suit modern living, while retaining many of its period features. Available through Fine & Country for offers over £1,000,000 

4. Pendeen, Cornwall

penzance coastal cottage

This is truly the ultimate seaside escape. Positioned on the coastal cliffs of Penzance, this property boasts panoramic sea views. Its alfresco dining and hot tub means it’s perfect for a summer getaway, while its snug sitting room and dining area make it fit for cosy winter retreat. Available through Knight Frank for £1,500,000

5. Upper Froyle, Hampshire

upper froyle cottage

Sitting on a quiet lane with views towards the South Downs, this property is a well-presented Grade II Listed period cottage. It’s well presented and cosy inside, with a galleried kitchen, vaulted bathrooms, and a boot room ideal for coats, boots and storage. Available through Knight Frank for £620,000

6. Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire

priory cottage, gloucestershire

This charming Cotswold stone chocolate box cottage sits in the idyllic and sought-after Cotswold village of Brimpsfield. Tucked within pretty stone walling, this property boasts original features like tongue and groove panelling, slate flooring and a stone fireplace. Available through Butler Sherborn for £420,000

7. St Ippolyts, Hertfordshire

cosy cottage hertfordshire

With a thatched roof and white arched windows, this cottage is pretty as a picture from the outside. Inside, it feels airy and bright thanks to the rooms that blend seamlessly into each other and the plethora of windows. Outside there’s 6.5 acres of landscaped gardens with an abundance of native wildlife including deer and pheasant. Available through Hamptons for £2,000,000

8. Friary, Somerset

cosy rainbow cottage somerset

Surrounded by green countryside, Rainbow cottage lies in an idyllic location. Inside it’s gorgeously cosy, with stone brick walls and red tiling in the kitchen. Outside, there’s a delightful patio nook perfect for your morning coffee, made more magical by the sound of a trickling stream. Available through Knight Frank for £850,000

9. Ridgewell, Essex

cosy cottage essex

This 15th century creamy cottage is brimming with period features. There’s exposed timbers, paned-glass windows, oak flooring and inglenook fireplaces. Outside there’s an alfresco dining area sitting amidst a wealth of flowers and greenery. Available through Fine & Country for £500,000

10. Harbury, Somerset

cosy cottage church street

Newly renovated throughout, Church Street Cottage is a unique two-bedroom cottage. It has a bespoke kitchen, bright Farrow & Ball white walls and sparkling new windows. Situated in a charming village, there’s several pubs, cobbled streets and a pretty church. It’s also ideally located close to Bath for cultural amenities. Available through Mr and Mrs Clarke for £280,000.

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