While cottages have always been some of the most coveted properties in the UK, the attraction to quaint countryside homes these days is the refreshingly simple lifestyle that comes with moving to a cosy cottage away from the city. As such, we’ve scoured the country for 10 of the most charming cottages on the market right now…
1. Farnborough, Kent, 3 bedrooms
This charming three-bedroom, former Gamekeepers cottage, built circa 1750 offers a wealth of character. Set over three floors, the property consists of two reception rooms, a conservatory kitchen, utility room, additional shower room and family bathroom to the ground floor with stairs down to a quaint basement study/bedroom. The second floor has two double bedrooms with original beams. Externally, the wraparound garden with south facing lawn, includes a large barn, garage and generous driveway for several cars.
2. Salterton, Devon, 5 bedrooms
This beautiful Grade II Listed and extended detached thatched character cottage is set in private gardens and grounds of just under 0.75 acres. The cottage is located in a quiet semi rural location with wonderful views over the Otter Valley blending both old and new accommodation to great effect.
3. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, 2 bedrooms
Elizabethan Cottage is a stunning stone built thatched cottage situated at the edge of the sought-after village of Upton with fantastic gardens and views over open countryside towards the village church. Steeped in classic and charming features, from the ingle nook fireplace to exposed beam ceilings; this home’s delightful interior certainly matches up to its chocolate-box kerb appeal.
4. Fowey, Cornwall, 1 bedroom
A traditional Cornish cottage situated close to the centre of a lovely waterside village with fabulous view over the harbour and Fowey. This charming stone cottage was built circa 1860s and is situated on popular West Street in Polruan. The immediate area is surrounded by many miles of wonderful coast and countryside, much of which is in the ownership of the National Trust.
5. Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, 4 bedrooms
Christow Cottage is set in the most delightful grounds with a southerly aspect and measuring just under a half-acre in a conservation area within the tranquil village of Jordans. Built in the early 1920’s, this wonderful property has now reached its 100th birthday!
6. Alresford, Hampshire, 4 bedrooms
A charming 16th century Grade II listed cottage located in the heart of Tichborne, with the benefit of a self-contained annexe building at the end of the garden, offering the possibility of multi-generational living, or an ideal space for working from home!
7. Guildford, Surrey, 4 bedrooms
A beautifully presented, bright and spacious detached property in the village of West Clandon. Set back from the road in a quiet, private location, Ransom Cottage is a spacious property built in 2009 and boasts open-plan living accommodation, perfect for the quintessential modern family.
8. Great Bardfield, Essex, 5 bedrooms
Offering a beautiful, mature plot measuring 2.25 acres, is this charming Grade II Listed Farmhouse in an idyllic, tranquil setting, surrounded by unspoilt countryside. The property offers a wealth of original character features and excellent potential to extend or redevelop.
9. Chislehurst, Kent, 3 bedrooms
A delightful, detached character home that we understand to have been built circa 1840 which has subsequently been sympathetically extended by the current owners. With a glorious shaker style breakfasting kitchen, which has a vaulted ceiling and lantern light, to the two reception rooms with cosy fireplaces, this character home does not disappoint and is further enhanced by a large utility room, wine cellar and three bath/shower rooms.
10. Glamorgan, South Wales, 5 bedrooms
Ty Uchaf is a large, five-bedroom thatched cottage situated on the periphery of Moulton - a peaceful semi-rural hamlet - which offers excellent commuting options into the Vale of Glamorgan and to Cardiff. This character filled property boasts generous living space and bedroom accommodation, ideal for a large or growing family.
Are you ready to find your dream cosy cottage this year? Contact your local Guild Member today!