Want to find a quaint cottage to snuggle down in this winter? These seven should warm you to the bones.  

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  • 1. Three-bedroom detached cottage in Weeley, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex, for £460,000

    Three-bedroom detached cottage in Weeley 

    It doesn’t get much cosier than this Grade II-listed cottage that dates back to the 16th century. It’s filled with period features but has also been updated to make it comfortable for 21st century family life. The house lies in a quiet village but is just a short drive from Thorpe-le-Soken where trains can take you into London in an hour and 20 minutes.

    Available via Fine & Country 

    2. Five-bedroom cottage in Littleton Pannell, Devizes, Wiltshire, for £550,000

    Five-bedroom cottage in Littleton Pannell 

    With four bedrooms, this thatched cottage is surprisingly large, but doesn’t lose any of is its charm. The 16th century home has been extended several times over the years and now also offers a detached one-bedroom annexe, which is currently used as a library and cinema room. Perks include a bespoke shaker-style kitchen, masses of built-in storage and plenty of off-street parking.

    Available via Hamptons International 

    3. Three-bedroom terraced cottage in Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, for £400,000

    Three-bedroom terraced cottage in Westonbirt 

    Built from natural Cotswold stone, this inviting terraced cottage sits in a sought-after village and could make the perfect holiday bolthole. The Grade II-listed property has been tastefully renovated to bring it up to modern standards. It’s the perfect base to explore the Cotswolds from, with the famous Westonbirt Arboretum only a short walk away.

    Available via James Pyle & Co 

    4. Four-bedroom cottage in Thorpe Satchville, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, for £579,950

    Four-bedroom cottage in Thorpe Satchville 

    With open fires, exposed beams and its thatched roof, this 17th century cottage ticks all the boxes. Its current owners have transformed the ground floor, creating a contemporary country kitchen with bi-fold doors opening on to the immaculate garden. Outside, a double garage has been converted into a dance studio, so you can boogie away the winter blues.

    Available via Fine & Country 

    5. Four-bedroom cottage in Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex, for £495,000

    Four-bedroom cottage in Tangmere 

    At over 300 years old, you might expect this cute cottage to be a bit dark and pokey inside, but it’s been beautifully redecorated to make it bright and relaxing. It now offers gas central heating, double glazing, a log burner and farmhouse kitchen that comes complete with a stable door. Much like the cottage itself, the secluded garden is deceptively large, at approximately 118ft long.

    Available via Henry Adams 

    6. Five-bedroom cottage in Grayrigg, Kendal, Cumbria, for £595,000

    Five-bedroom cottage in Grayrigg 

    This picture-perfect home is surrounded by gorgeous gardens is a stone’s throw from both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. It’s filled with period features including a 17th century stone fireplace, Georgian wooden panelling and an original spice cupboard in the living room. A garden room was added in the early 2000s to take full advantage of the beautiful grounds.

    Available via Fine & Country 

    7. Four-bedroom cottage in Braishfield, Romsey, Hampshire for £1,150,000

    Four-bedroom cottage in Braishfield 

    Looking for an idyllic chocolate box cottage? It’d be hard to beat this stunning thatched property. Warm yourself with a good book by the inglenook fire in the winter, while in the summer you can take full advantage of the 10m outdoor swimming pool. It sits in a tranquil spot with far reaching countryside views, but is also within walking distance of Braishfield’s award-winning community shop and traditional pub.

    Available via Charles Powell Estate Agents

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