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Fairy Cottage (Part 2)

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English Thatched Cottage
There are more thatched roofs in the UK than anywhere else in Europe.


English Thatched Cottage
Thatchers have been practicing their craft here since people first began gathering in villages - before the middle ages.


English Thatched Cottage
A good thatched roof not only makes a country cottage picturesque - it is also very long lasting.



English Thatched Cottage
A roof thatched by a skilled craftsman can last 40 to 50 years without needing refurbishment.


English Thatched Cottage
These thatch-roofed cottages in England and Wales are among the prettiest we've seen.


English Thatched Cottage
The most common wheat used in the south of England is Wheat straw.



English Thatched Cottage
his is a characteristic of thatched cottages in Hampshire, Dorset and Devon where a heavy layer of thatch is used to create a sumptuous overhanging full thatch roof. 


English Thatched Cottage
Wheat reed is used to create clean straight stems more common in thatched roofs in Somerset, Devon and other southern counties.


English Thatched Cottage


English Thatched Cottage


English Thatched Cottage


English Thatched Cottage


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