Get away from it all and live a slower pace of life on your next holiday by choosing a thatched holiday cottage in the countryside.
When it comes to where to see thatched cottages in England, the South and West is abundant with thatched roofs. From pretty cottages down secluded leafy lanes to villages of beautiful properties in the heart of the countryside, wherever you choose to stay your thatched property will be a true home from home, letting you live out your country dreams for a week (or two!).
Find the freedom and relaxation in walking from your holiday home out into the hills, valleys and coastlines of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire or the Isle of Wight. Live simply by foraging along the lane for blackberries or mushrooms and visiting local markets. Return to your traditional thatched cottage, light the wood burner and relax with family or that special someone for the evening.
Here’s our pick of thatched cottages from our collection:
Tolpuddle, Dorset | Sleeps 6 + cot
A beautiful luxury thatched cottage in the heart of a quiet Dorset village. You’ll find tranquillity at Tolpuddle with it’s countryside touches, modern features (hello, under-floor heating) and charming locality.
4.7 miles NE of Dorchester | Sleeps 4
Charming and cosy, Beehive cottage is tucked away in the pretty village of Puddletown. One of our thatched holiday cottages in Dorset, this is an idyllic retreat for four people.
5.3 miles S of Sherborne | Sleeps 2 + cot
A standout thatch that’s just for two in the heart of Dorset, this is the perfect location for a romantic retreat. Whether you’re looking for a mini moon, an engagement holiday or simply some down time together, this is a beautiful place to spend your break.
7.8 miles NE of Exeter | Sleeps 4 + cot
The stunning Wisteria adds so much charm and character to the exterior of Legars, making it a picture perfect home from home. With more than enough space for four, this is a beautiful thatched cottage in Devon.
1.3 miles S of Instow | Sleeps 6 + cot
Situated in the north Devon hamlet of Westleigh, this thatched cottage is filled with all the usual home comforts you’d expect on holiday while oozing plenty of traditional character. Including a games room and an enclosed garden, Plovers Barron is perfect for family holidays in Devon.
7.5 miles NW of Lyme Regis | Sleeps 14 + 2 cots
A beautiful celebration house for big groups and holidays to remember, Champerty is a period property with a stylish contemporary twist. With extra features like an outside pizza oven and a stunning verandah, this is a brilliant home from home for all ages.
6.1 miles N of Lyme Regis | Sleeps 12 + 2 cots
A stylish kitchen and classic country living interiors, this luxury thatched cottage is just a short drive inland from the World Heritage Devon Coast and the Dorset Jurassic Coast.
8 miles S of South Molton | Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
Hidden away in the peaceful mid-Devon countryside, this classic 16th century farmhouse has been renovated to the highest standards to create the perfect base for your Devon getaway.
4.3 miles N of Okehampton | Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
Ideally placed for exploring Dartmoor, Town Farm House is a rustic thatched cottage that’s an ideal base for your next family holiday.
4.3 miles N of Helston | Sleeps 2 + cot
If you love high ceilings, exposed beams and bright, simple interiors, East Barn is the place for you. A welcoming and homely place for two in the heart of Cornwall.
4.3 miles N of Helston | Sleeps 2 + cot
Relax into this beautiful barn conversion in the heart of Cornwall. The exposed beams and simple décor create a calming atmosphere at this pretty base for your Cornwall holiday.
Cadgwith | Sleeps 6 + cot
A cute thatched cottage in one of the most picturesque coves on the Lizard peninsula: Cadgwith. Stay here for shanty singing in the pub on a Friday night and weekends clambering across the clifftops.
3.5 miles NW of Old Freshwater | Sleeps 7 + cot
Full of character in its thatched roof, oak beams, open fires and period features, this is a glorious rural retreat for those seeking a slower pace of life for their holiday.
If thatch isn't your thing, browse the rest of our cottage collection.