Quintessentially British and full of character, cottages are some of the most coveted properties in the UK. For those looking for a quaint rural haven of their own, we’ve listed our top 10 cottages, all offering the perfect countryside escape. Explore our top 10 cosy country cottages for sale:
Located at the heart of the ancient village of Ridgewell, overlooking the central green, is this medieval Grade II listed Tudor cottage. Dating back to the 17th century, the property has been extended to provide a surprisingly spacious and practical living space secured behind a walled garden with gated driveway.
Roseway is a generously proportioned detached family home which sits in approximately two thirds of an acre of landscaped gardens and includes Rosebud cottage, a two-bedroom cottage which is tucked away from the main house. The property also benefits from a 1.6-acre field with fishing rights on the River Lune.
This delightful one-bedroom detached cottage is located down a quiet country lane on the edge of historic Norton St. Philip. The period property is just 8 miles from the centre of Bath and benefits from stunning cottage-style interiors and a pretty garden with rural views.
Occupying a generous plot on the edge of the picturesque Wiltshire village of Burbage, Fieldhead offers the ideal opportunity for those looking to renovate a traditional Grade II listed building. Formerly 2 cottages now united as one property, it is bursting with potential to improve sensitively, whilst making the most of the many interesting period features found with abundance throughout.
This charming two-bedroom cottage in the sought-after village of Bathford offers stunning views and period features and is the perfect place to retire and live in peaceful bliss. It is rare to find a property with a harmonious mix of modern and period features, and this quaint cottage boasts an excellent modern kitchen, which benefits from an exceptional Velux window in the high ceiling, where a peaceful glow emerges in the evenings.
Woodside Cottage is a picturesque detached thatched cottage with a new thatch and roof, featuring a luxurious kitchen, excellent entertaining spaces, a home office and private outdoor spaces. Set in the beautiful hamlet of Fonmon, it is the perfect escape, set in a Heritage location with local walking paths, woodland trails, Fonmon Castle, and the coast on your doorstep.
This charming and characterful thatched cottage began life in the 1600s with extensions taking place in the 18th and 19th century. The Grade II Listed cottage benefits from a peaceful rural location, outbuildings and landscaped gardens to the front and rear. The quintessential English cottage with its overhanging thatch, white walls and timbers is truly captivating.
Built circa 1750, this charming three-bedroom former Gamekeepers cottage offers a wealth of character throughout. 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. Located within convenient proximity to Farnborough Village but offering a semi-rural lifestyle, this property has it all.
This detached Grade II Listed thatched cottage offers spacious living, combining character and contemporary accommodation and has the added benefit of a detached double garage with a one-bedroom annexe above. The main accommodation comprises three spacious reception rooms and a lovely kitchen/dining room with views to the rear garden. The property sits within generous private rear gardens with driveway parking for two vehicles to the front.
This charming extended cottage sits in the centre of a very pretty village with a well-regarded pub and excellent links to Cambridge and London. The Grade II Listed property features an open-plan kitchen/living room/dining room, luxury fixtures and fittings throughout, excellent ceiling height, a courtyard, garden studio and landscaped garden.
If you are dreaming of the perfect country cottage, contact your local Fine & Country agent to begin your search.