Thatched properties have been growing in popularity over the past few years, as perceptions about living under a thatched roof have changed and they are now viewed by many as a home’s crown and glory.
Relaxed building regulations have resulted in new homes benefiting from thatched roofs too, in the past they were seen as a bit of a fire hazard and an expense to maintain, however better regulations means that any risks have been reduced and there are now far cheaper insurance premiums available.
Thatched homes can give a really warm, cosy feeling especially on a windy winter’s night.
If you are looking to sample living in a quintessentially thatched English cottage you won’t need to look much further than stunning example of one currently on the market with Intercounty Stansted. The three bedroom detached Grade II listed thatched cottage is located in the highly regarded village of Ugley Green. The property has been renovated throughout by the current owners who have retained and restored a wealth of original features such as exposed wall and ceiling timbers and an inglenook fireplace in the dining room. The property also has a later contemporary extension to both the ground and first floor accommodation. On the ground floor there is a handmade kitchen, a dining room, a separate study/craft room (which could be used as a fourth bedroom), a ground floor bathroom and a large open plan living room with contemporary wood burner and bi-fold doors onto the gardens. Two staircases lead upstairs where there are three bedrooms and two en suites to bedroom one and two.
The property is positioned in the centre of a good size mature plot of approx. 0.4 of an acre. There is private parking on the driveway and access to a detached outbuilding which offers annex potential subject to planning and a single garage.