Dream Homes – Thatched Roofs

Why is a thatched roof so popular? Find out in the latest from our Dream Homes series...

Posted: May 11, 2018   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , ,


Beautiful to look at, thatched roofs have that ‘olde worlde’ charm. They’re romantic and make a house feel ‘alive’. Made of straw and reed it is no wonder a thatched house seems to breathe. Eco-friendly, reed is a great insulator, keeping your home warm and quiet.

Especially popular in our region – nearly a tenth of all of Britain’s thatch lies in Suffolk – thatch is a staple of chocolate box cottages across the country.

Is a thatched cottage for you? If you’re looking for a home with the ‘wow’ factor, then it could well be. The eight properties we’ve picked below are sure to whet your appetite. They’re taking from recent David burr listings, with some still available to purchase. Feel free to have a look and fall in love with this ancient tradition and maybe your new home…

Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk - £525,000

This individual Grade II Listed period residence enjoys a private position set well back from the road in the heart of the sought after Suffolk village of Raydon. The property has been lovingly restored by the current owner to create an individual home with Gothic features amidst a wealth of charm and a range of characterful features. The property enjoys living accommodation extending to approximately 2,000 sq ft with the dual aspect sitting room being of particular note. Further benefits include formal gardens, a south-west facing courtyard, an unconverted barn offering scope for further development (subject to the necessary planning consents), cart lodge and off road parking.

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David Burr Dream Homes: Thatched Roofs

The Street, Poslingford, Suffolk - £550,000

This charming Grade II Listed detached cottage is situated in a quiet village location convenient for amenities in nearby Clare. The property has retained many original period features with impressive exposed oak timbers, inglenook fireplaces and sits within mature gardens incorporating ample parking, a triple cart lodge garage and summer house/studio above.

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Attleton Green, Wickhambrook, Suffolk - £525,000

This Grade II Listed cottage is situated in a quiet location on the outskirts of the village yet within walking distance of amenities. The property has been extensively renovated in recent years to create a delightful period home blending original period features including an impressive inglenook fireplace and exposed timbers with a modern kitchen and luxurious bathrooms. Further benefits include delightful gardens, plenty of parking and carport.

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Buxhall, Stowmarket, Suffolk - £550,000

A charming Grade II Listed detached thatched cottage in a rural location. 2 reception rooms, kitchen and utility. 3 bedrooms and bathroom. Parking and double garage. In all about 0.5 acres.

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Thurlow Road, Great Wratting - £575,000

Hightrees is a charming detached property with an abundance of character and period features with the original building dating back to circa 1600 set within beautiful grounds incorporating a woodland copse and stream. Internally the property offers well-proportioned accommodation including an impressive dining room with inglenook fireplace, sitting room and separate breakfast room with 4 first floor bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and bedroom 5/study downstairs. In all about 1/3 of an acre as well as use of a further 6.5 acres (subject to survey) upon separate negotiations.

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Bures, Sudbury, Suffolk - £665,000

This Grade II listed 16th century thatched cottage is a well-proportioned family home maintaining a wealth of period character and charm. Further benefits include a detached double garage and workshop, expansive south facing gardens and far reaching view over the Stour Valley.

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Bradfield St George, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - £895,000

Dating from the 16th Century, this charming and characterful timber-framed thatched farmhouse contains multiple period features including open fireplaces, exposed timbers, mullion windows and brick floors. Boasting its attractive and archetypal Suffolk pink exterior, the house can be seen set well back from the road on a quiet country lane. It is surrounded by open countryside, and therefore benefits from far reaching rural views. Other notable features include extensive and well maintained grounds, making for delightful formal gardens, as well as two generous outbuildings, one of which is ideal for conversion to residential accommodation, office, studio or other use, subject to the relevant planning permissions.

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Bradfield St George, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - £SOLD

Attractive Grade II listed detached cottage offering flexible living. Extended substantially but requiring updating/modernisation. Situated in an enviable rural position this is a real opportunity to create a practical yet characterful home.

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