Thinking of escaping the rat-race and moving to an idyllic country cottage? How about one of these six stunning thatched houses for sale on Zoopla?

1. Two-bedroom detached house in Wylye, Warminster, Wiltshire, for £385,000

Two-bedroom thatched cottage for sale in Wylye

This postcard-worthy cottage sits in the village of Wylye in the Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The two-bedroom property would be ideal for someone looking to downsize into a home with character features such as exposed beams and a stone fireplace. Maintaining the thatched roof should be simple, as it was redone last year.

Available via Hamptons International 

2. Three-bedroom cottage in Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, for £500,000

Three-bedroom thatched cottage for sale in Stoke Mandeville

Dating back to 1409, this Grade II-Listed cottage is thought to be the oldest property in Stoke Mandeville. Additions were made in 1630 and again in the early Victorian period, but its most recent updates include a modern kitchen and a revamped bathroom. It should grab the interest of commuters, as trains from the village take just under an hour to reach London Marylebone.

Available via Michael Anthony 

3. Three-bedroom cottage in Hordle, Hampshire, for £665,000

Three-bedroom cottage for sale in Hordle

On the fringes of the New Forest National Park you’ll find this beautifully maintained three-bedroom thatched cottage. Along with the main property, there’s also a thatched studio, which is currently set up as a home office but could potentially be used as a holiday let. A detached oak frame double garage could also have alternative uses subject to planning permission.

Available via Spencers of the New Forest 

4. Three-bedroom detached house in Abbotsley, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, for £850,000 Three-bedroom thatched cottage for sale in Abbotsley

If you think a cottage might not meet your needs for modern living, this 16th Century thatched property should make you reconsider. The cottage has been discreetly extended to make way for a gorgeous kitchen-dining room with a vaulted ceiling, skylights and bi-fold doors elevating the space. A one-bedroom thatched annexe provides even more accommodation for family or friends.

Available via Fine & Country 

5. Three-bedroom detached house in Brown Candover, Alresford, Hampshire, for £1m

Three-bedroom thatched cottage for sale in Brown Candover

How about a chocolate box cottage on a quiet country lane in the desirable Candover Valley? This tastefully updated and extended cottage offers three-bedrooms, two bathrooms and three reception rooms alongside a superb farmhouse-style kitchen. While the cottage sits in a tranquil village, both Winchester and Basingstoke are only 20 minutes’ drive away.

Available via Strutt & Parker 

6. Four-bedroom detached house in Sulhamstead Abbots, Berkshire, for £1.65m

Four-bedroom thatched cottage for sale in Sulhamstead Abbots

This inviting Grade II-Listed cottage could be straight from the pages of a fairytale. The quintessentially English country home has been extended, restored and modernised to create the perfect sanctuary. Outside, you’ll be able to enjoy 4.5 acres of land that includes a heated swimming pool, a pool house, stables, paddocks and a manège.

Available via Warmingham Ltd

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