Thursday, 6 June 2013

Thatched Roof Thursday #34 - Coventry Revisited

Cruck House, Hinckley Road - Finished


This is the thatched roof home that I have followed being re-thatched.  It was finished ages ago but I have been waiting for a day when the sky is blue so I could share the finished product.  Below is the first photo I took just as the old thatch was being removed.


It is all done now and looks great.  This house is on a main road and even though it doesn't have the benefit of a village location, it still turns the heads of passers-by.  Listed for sure - the details are HERE.


I have met one of the owners.  I still hope to do a post about the interior structure of this lovely home and more about the process of thatching too.  It is on the list :).




13 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

Perfection - you have some lovely thatched cottage images of rural England- well done on finding so many!

Tanya Breese said...

impressive work!! i'm glad you have met one of the owners...we are one step closer to getting inside!

Sharon said...

This place is so beautiful!

LONDONLULU said...

It looks great, and also loving those skies! How nice you met one of the owners and got to chat:) I'm fascinated by these thatched homes and the gems you've been finding!

Christopher Frost said...

Be interested to see inside

Deb said...

That is one smart roof, especially around the chimney. Would love to know how much it cost!

Jack said...

This is very interesting. I don't remember seeing other thatched houses with brick walls.

The third photo is good. It explains the house's setting.

LOLfromPasa said...

Cheers to you all.

We have just been on a little trip to the coast. I only saw 2 thatches. I thought I would see more.

Jack - I sometimes feel a bit guilty that my photos don't reflect the reality of the location. I am going to throw in more street shots :).

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They did a first rate job here LOL, so lovely to see the restored thatch and yes it is always interesting to see how they look in situ, you have shown a few before if I remember rightly.

Petrea Burchard said...

It looks so smooth, like you could curl up and sleep on it. If it weren't, you know, steep.

JM said...

What a wonderful work. Those guys are true artists.

Lowell said...

Thatched roofs look kind of "homey." I've heard they keep the place cool in summer and warm in winter, but need to be "combed" every year or so. Or maybe the thatch needs to be replaced as is being done here.

Very nice series of photos!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Lovely old house and so very ... English. Thatched cottages are something we don' have here.