Thursday, 11 April 2013

Thatched Roof Thursday #26 - Street Ashton








So here we are in Street Ashton, a hamlet in the Rugby district of Warwickshire. I have been back and forth past this house hundreds of times and never knew I was in a 'hamlet'.  Love it!


If you are travelling on the road between Stretton-under-Fosse and Monks Kirby (speed limit 50mph), you will miss this cottage.  The road is fast with a single lane in each direction.






I can't give you any more details about this cottage, other than it is a Grade II listed building.  The internet failed me.  But, I can tell you it is for sale.  Asking price - £385,000.  (For this shot, I had to stand on a verge across the street.  I was glad to get back into the car.)

24 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

Perfectly quaint and so rural English!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the way the thatch is cropped around the windows, looks like eyebrows oui.. Not sure what house prices are like over your way, but that seems like a good price LOL!

Doronette NF said...

Beautiful house !

JM said...

Beautiful! And how cute the little roof above the door is.

LONDONLULU said...

It is the perfect storybook house! Nicely captured. And it also seems a decent price (well, by London standards, and even by Princeton ones!). Though as you once pointed out, replacing/refreshing the roof once a decade might not be the most economic thing!:)

LONDONLULU said...

P.S. Forgot to say, I wish I knew what they'd been filming! (Few months ago, a Ben Affleck/Justin Timberlake movie was filming around town, not sure if this was a related follow-up...)

Bi Ti said...

What a beautiful cottage, it reminds a bit of the Hansel and Gretel houses in Carmel by the Sea.
Thank you for visiting pret-a-vivre :)

Deb said...

Nice thatched porch too, charming cottage.

Bev said...

Wow what a great house!! Love it

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

So beautiful, so fairytale.
Thank you so much for your attention to Moscow blog, I am sorry I am far from being so warm and generous commenter as you are.

Jesh St Germain said...

Guess my previous comment didn't go through...I love a tatched roof, but it probably is expensive in upkeep! In Holland where I'm originally from, we still have a few thatched roofs left!

Gunn said...

I could have written the same as Irina.
It is just fantastic!

Fun60 said...

That's a great picture of the cottage. I can just imagine you trying to get that photo and praying that no traffic comes hurtling down the road. Sounds expensive for a property in the midlands but don't know what the interior is like.Wouldn't want to own a listed building - too many restrictions on home improvements!

ladyfi said...

What a delightful cottage! Shame it's on such a busy road though. Lovely shot.

TheChieftess said...

What a sweet little cottage!!! Do you know how big it is??? Number of bedrooms???

LOLfromPasa said...

Hi all. I'll just slip in this for TheChieftess and be back later to thank you all for leaving a comment :).
Estate agent description:
Attractive Grade II listed thatched cottage set in grounds of approximately 0.710 acres in a rural position within easy access to Rugby, Coventry, Leamington Spa and the motorway networks. The Property has ample parking and a double garage with superb gardens to the side and rear.
Accommodation Comprises: Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Lobby, Kitchen, Family Bathroom, Three Bedrooms, Two En-Suites, Double Garage, 1 Acre Garden.
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-37895365.html

Daryl said...

i adore these thatched roof cottages ... charming to the nth degree!

LOLfromPasa said...

Many thanks for your kind comments. This cottage has always been a blurrrrrr. So even I am enjoying looking at photos of it :).

Grace - These sculptured roofs are amazing. Last week it was 'haircut' thoughts from you and this week we are moving on the 'eyebrows' :). Love it.

JM & Deb - Glad you noticed that door feature.

Lulu - House prices are down here. I did see it listed for £400,000+ at one time.

Irina - What a sweetheart. Thank you!

Jesh - How interesting. I love hearing that other places have thatched roofs too.

Thanks, Gunn.

Fun60 - You nailed it. Busy street and the price has dropped. It seems those listed buildings keep the city planners busy due all the applications that have to be approved for any change. :).

Thanks again all for commenting.

Kate said...

It would be a joy to own that "cottage."

Jack said...

Ooooooohhhhh. This one is a beauty.

Linda said...

Really nice pictures, something very welcoming about this house.

Petrea Burchard said...

I love it! I'd snap it up if I could.

Petrea Burchard said...

I googled and found a bit of info about that movie they're filming: http://bit.ly/XB62Xx

LOLfromPasa said...

Petrea - Ah....! I had a look at link.

Kate, Jack, Linda & Petrea...Glad you like this sweet place and a busy busy road :).