On the market… Thatched

For oodles of olde worlde charm, consider one of these picture-postcard properties with straw hats.
1 The Post Office, Lower Ashton, Exeter, Devon: £489,950


This charming Grade II listed home, with four bedrooms, five reception rooms and three bathrooms, comes complete with a business: the local post office and village shop.

Wilkinson Grant & Co, Devon: 01392-427500, www.wilkinsongrant.co.uk

2 Brewery Farm, Polstead, Colchester, Essex: £500,000


Grade II listed, this property has no immediate neighbours and was re-thatched in 2011. Features include exposed timbers and studwork, an inglenook fireplace and oak doors with Suffolk latches. Of particular note is the vaulted green-oak framed family room.

David Burr, Long Melford: 01787-883144, www.davidburr.co.uk

3 Cherry Tree House, Yalding, Kent: £695,000


A unique, Grade II listed country property that dates back to the mid 19th century. As well as three bedrooms there is a large, secluded garden, a large driveway and a summer house with decking.

Hamptons International, Kent: 01732-280801, www.hamptons.co.uk

4 Cobblers Cottage, Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire: offers in excess of £475,000


A part-thatched, pictureperfect Grade II listed cottage. There are two large double bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, off-street parking and a library with parquet flooring.

Hunters, Hertfordshire: 01442-500252, www.hunters-exclusive.co.uk

5 Great Hormead Dane, Buntingford, Hertfordshire: £995,000


This 16th-century village house is Grade II* listed and has a number of period features, including timbers, inglenook fireplaces and mullioned windows. The property boasts six bedrooms, a four-oven Aga and an indoor swimming pool.

Mullucks Wells, Hertfordshire: 01279-755400, www.mullucks.co.uk

6 The Thatched House, Brisley: offers in excess of £400,000


This three-bedroom thatched house was built 40 years ago on a halfacre plot and enjoys views over open fields. It offers all the charm of a period property in a modern shell.

Belton Duffey, Fakenham: 01328-855899, www.beltonduffey.com

7 Duck Street, Little Easton, Dunmow, Essex: £570,000


This beautiful Grade II listed thatched cottage has a wealth of exposed timbers and period features and dates back to the 16th century. There are four bedrooms and it sits in a plot of just over an acre. The property has established gardens, off-street parking and a cart lodge.

John D Wood & Co, Chelmsford: 01245-344222, www.johndwood.co.uk

8 Roly Poly Cottage, Pudding Lane, Barley, near Royston: £365,000


This charming detached Grade II listed cottage has a large garden, off-street parking and a semivaulted living room. There are two bedrooms and a conservatory. No onward chain.

Mullucks Wells, Saffron Walden: 01799-520520, www.mullucks.co.uk

9 Karrick House, Shrewton, Wiltshire: £695,000


This immaculate fivebedroom property is surrounded by a pretty walled garden. Built circa 1750, it has been restored and retains many original features. There is a comfortable open-plan living space on the ground floor. 

Strutt & Parker, Salisbury: 01722-344058, www.struttandparker.com

10 Sixpenny Thatch, Chilmark, Wiltshire: £375,000


Listed Grade II, this is a charming early 18thcentury three-bedroom property. It boasts period features throughout, traditional wood burners in both the kitchen and drawing room, and it has been re-thatched in the last five years. There is a separate office at the back of the garden.

Strutt & Parker, Salisbury: 01722-344010, www.struttandparker.com

11 Crachan Cottage, Aberfeldy, Perthshire: £340,000


Dating from the 18th century, this charming B listed cottage is of stone construction with features including a log burner, exposed beams and trusses, and open fires. There are three bedrooms, of which two are double.

CKD Galbraith, Perth: 01738-451111, www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk