Thursday, 9 May 2013

Thatched Roof Thursday #30 - Stoneleigh




This thatch cottage has a cozy look to it with that amazing curved timber frame on the end showing 
some of what is a 'cruck' frame that supports the roof.
The cottage and building next door have been combined to create one home. 
Looks like some minor roof repairs have been carried out recently.


You may wonder what that white box is - here is a closer look.
'Local Honey' - I am still none the wiser.  Guess I better go and ask :).


17 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks a little rough around the edges LOL :) still a charming wee cottage though.. Yay another new word 'cruck' AND it means my favourite shape..the arch! Hmmmm, not sure how that would sound...oh what a beautiful view through the cruck, just doesn't have that same ring to it haha!

Kate said...

I'd feel like I was in a fairy tale if I lived here.

Adele said...

I love this one! That honey mystery is interesting. Maybe they sell it?

Bev said...

I know I say it all the time...but I just love those roof's.... I can't get enough of those beautiful homes!!

LONDONLULU said...

I had no idea about cruck frames, what amazing structures! (Love learning all these new things here:) Love how charming this one is, and the local honey just adds to the mystique. Hmmm...

Deb said...

A skep is an old fashioned beehive, so that plus the local honey sign looks to me like they keep bees and sell the honey. Nice cottage.

Christopher Frost said...

Gorgeous looking building. I believe thatching roofs is a dying art, so I bet it would cost hundreds of pounds to rethatch that one

Norma Ruttan said...

ha! I love your nickname, LOL. I'm surprised that my youngest hasn't tacked that on me. He lovingly reminds me of my age (73) when I complain or he says, "poor Mama." I have always had this dream of living in an English cottage. Perhaps it stems from reading about Miss Marple during my childhood. I love the look of a thatched roof. Now I'm wondering it it's laid on a board. hmm...

LOLfromPasa said...

I am going to jump in here because of Deb's comment. Deb - When I was Googling to find out more, I was directed to no end of beekeeping sites. I didn't want to say. Your knowledge is so helpful. Thanks. I will go and ask next time I am in village. (BTW...I saw that Egyptian Goose again today. Only one at Coombe.)

Tanya Breese said...

looks like a little repairing is in order! cute little honey box!

LOLfromPasa said...

Grace - Indeed. First time I have seen a patch job like that. Oh how I would love to overhear you using 'cruck' in a sentence :).

Kate - The whole village has that feel to it.

Adele - Think you could be right about the honey.

Bev - I am still feeling that way too. I get excited every time I see a new one.

Lulu - That curve on the beam just incredible. Stoneleigh is a 'stones' throw from Kenilworth.

Christopher - Big bucks required I am sure for rethatching. I have stumbled onto 2 thatching business locally...now I can see where they get their work.

Norma - Thank you :). If ever I get the chance to see a thatch before they put on the straw...I will photograph. I am curious too.

Tanya - It is cute. So is you family! So busy!!

Thank you all for the conversation. It is fun!

Daryl said...

another beauty and i love that wonderful letter box

JM said...

A fairy tale indeed. How gorgeous!

Liz said...

I think I've just found heaven in a blog!! I'm in love with the UK countryside since my trip to the UK in 2010!!

Petrea Burchard said...

This is a good one, and I love the beehive!

LOLfromPasa said...

Thanks again you 4 for your cheer. I can't wait to drive over to Stoneleigh to have a closer look at the white box :). Have a good week.

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