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New thatch for the old cottage

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By Janey


New thatch for the old cottage (Reeds)

Here's a closer pic....showing the way the thatch is tied in at the roof apex and the attractive finishing design. Even the porch has a warm roof!!



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I do so love Thatched Cottages and this one is brilliant,and we always look out on the top to see if there are any mice or birds that the craftsman attach to the top...

25 Mar, 2009

 

It did have an Owl and black Pussycat on the old roof.....so hopefully, they'll replace them....:o)

25 Mar, 2009

 

Who is paying for the roof Janey. expensive Job.I .know the feeling

25 Mar, 2009

 

I don't know Deida, but yes I bet it will cost a pretty packet! Have you had a thatched roof before?

25 Mar, 2009

 

Do they really do this? I thought that it was just in fairy tale stories :) How cute!

25 Mar, 2009

 

I'm afraid they do Tastey LOL!

25 Mar, 2009

amy
Amy
 

The reeds for thatching have traditionally always come from Norfolk but it seems that they can now import them cheaper from Poland :o(
I believe it costs something like £30.000 to do it depending on the size . !

31 Mar, 2009

 

Well, that is some money Amy, It does make the cottage though.

31 Mar, 2009

 

We have a lovely old cottage up the road called Rose Cottage.... which has had a new thatch put on it is the oldest cottage in our village..........

1 Apr, 2009

 

They are lovely aren't they Hollyeves.......just looking at them feels peaceful and timeless.....not like the pace today.....:o(

1 Apr, 2009

 

I was lucky enough to have a look around it inside as its up for sale and my sister thought of buying it.... but it was to small.. it was lovely inside and had a very peaceful feel about it... it also has a lovely cottage garden.....

4 Apr, 2009

 

That's a shame, would be dark I bet in the Winter months, I'd like one that looked like this at the front then the back a wonderful kichen/conservatory with floor to roof glass (tastefully done of course) LOL .......dream on Janey!

4 Apr, 2009

 

Janey ..my mum and dad owned a beautiful old house (thached roof ) in germany (my homeplace )

4 Apr, 2009

 

How wonderful Dieda....was that your childhood home?

4 Apr, 2009

 

what a lovely cottage, and so interesting to see the thatching work in progress. I'd love a cottage like this! Was interested to read about you having lived in Spain etc.

3 May, 2009



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