Thatched Cottages

The Story Behind the Images - Thatched Cottages

Is there anything more quintessentially British than a thatched cottage?

As a transplanted North American I'm constantly in awe of just how incredibly romantic traditional thatched cottages can be.

Though there are certainly thatched cottages in Wales, they tend to be much more common in parts of Scotland and especially in southern England. You won't see as many thatched cottages in northern England as historically the buildings there tended to be roofed with slate.

Near my home in the Cotswolds I am spoilt for choice, with Warwickshire and Oxfordshire in particular providing plenty to beautiful cottages. One area that I especially love is Suffolk, where it seems like every small village has a plethora of gorgeous thatched cottages to photograph.

Favourite Places to Photograph Thatched Cottages

  • Welford, Warwickshire
  • Hampshire's Test Valey
  • Kersey, Suffolk
  • Dedham Vale (Suffolk and Essex)
  • Helford, Cornwall

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