Thursday, 3 January 2013

Thatched Roof Thursday #12 - Chipping Campden

Pike Cottage

An excerpt from a recent planning application reads:  'A common way to describe Pike Cottage would be as a chocolate box cottage, with its thatched roof, stone mullion windows and general architecture. It is a picturesque typical Cotswold style cottage with its distinctive bobble hedge which runs the perimeter of Sheep Street.'

Well, I couldn't agree more.  Click on the photo to see the great dane dogs by the door and those pheasants on the roof.

When I am stuck for something to post one day, I will show you a bit more of that hedge.  

The plan next week is to get update on the 'work in progress' on that cottage being re-thatched in Coventry. 


10 comments:

Tanya said...

what a sweet place this is. i think cotswold is the place where kate winslet's cottage was in the holiday. love that movie :)

LONDONLULU said...

I love that, "chocolate box..."! It's such a pretty charmer. (I've seen those lovely birds atop thatched roofs and didn't realize they were pheasants!) The Cotswolds is a beautiful corner of the planet:)

JM said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I have never seen a roof like this one before. This shot is a must see.

LOLfromPasa said...

Tanya - Bad news about Kate Winslet's cottage - it is real (the exterior that is) but it was purpose built. Follow the link - fun to read http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/12/05/kate-winslets-english-cottage-in-the-holiday/

Oh it is so nice to see you out and about on blogworld, Lulu!

JM - The whole town of Chipping Campden is a lot like this. I can hardly believe it every time I visit.

Adele said...

It's so hard to imagine that you get to see this kind of beauty and charm on a regular basis. Such a long, long way from this corner of the world. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Tanya said...

well pooh, i wanted to move in! i enjoyed the linky :)

Stefan Jansson said...

Another good one.

Jack said...

You sure had the gorgeous light on your side when you wanted to take this picture!

Petrea Burchard said...

I just love the details on the rooftop.

LOLfromPasa said...

Sorry Tanya :)

Adele - After 30+ years living here, I feel exactly the same. It is wonderful that my PC's turn into windows so I can see your world and so many more on a daily basis.

Off to have a look at all of your blogs now. All of you. Cheers!