Dorset, England
16448 upvotes
178 comments
bobsburger900
1 week ago
Dorset, England
mendiej
430
1 week ago

Every time I see one of these, it makes me think of that movie The Holiday.

Edit: Thanks for the silver, kind stranger!

icanhasbukkit
96
1 week ago

It’s my go to movie after a bad day

batbrat
59
1 week ago

Such a silly movie, but I can't help how much I love it. That scene in the tent with his daughters.

BlackSquirrelBoy
59
1 week ago

My personal favorite scene is Jack Black singing movie themes in the video store

elaerna
2
1 week ago

woah big dollop

Lovingthecock
50
1 week ago

Came here to say that! I wanted Kate Winslet’s cottage so bad.

elaerna
1
1 week ago

low point!

4thPosition
35
1 week ago

A bit late, but an interesting footnote is that Kate Winslet's cottage was entirely fabricated both inside and out. It was based heavily on a real home, but I still have a hard time watching this movie without believing it's a real place.

BourgeoisBanana
15
1 week ago

Whoa, the exterior was a set? That's amazing, it really looked so authentic.

To be honest I can believe the interior was fabricated, I'm from the UK and I've never seen a cottage interior like that one.

kitd
13
1 week ago

The article isn't quite right on one thing. The town scenes were shot in Godalming, not Shere. Only the pub scenes were in Shere. IIRC, the house itself was just outside Shere.

Was Godalming resident at the time. For night town scenes (which I'm not sure they used), they hung the biggest arc lamps you've ever seen from a crane 150ft above the town centre.

ElectronSurprise
5
1 week ago

Whoaaa I used to live near shere! I might’ve been in surrey while they were filming this even

superfuzzy
5
1 week ago

Yup. I used to go hiking in Shere, I walked right past where her "house" was supposed to be. Called bullshit right there in the theatre. Not out loud but in my head.

zootskippedagroove6
23
1 week ago

It makes me think of the old lady who gets fly-kicked in the face by Simon Pegg in Hot Fuzz

NotYourAverageTomBoy
13
1 week ago

My favorite movie. Will always love Jude Law.

Rottenox
2
1 week ago

I watch it every year at Christmas. It’s objectively not a good movie, but I love it.

kitd
2
1 week ago

That was actually in Surrey, and was a film set.

But yes, there are quite a few locations around England that look like that.

PINEAPPLE_PET3
2
1 week ago

Yeah, Cobb houses are pretty neat and they're also hypoallergenic and can withstand a earthquake pretty well and very cheap to build.

mendiej
1
1 week ago

Slightly more obscure TV reference...:), but there’s an episode of Grand Design (not sure it’s still on Netflix) about a guy building the world’s largest cob house.

PINEAPPLE_PET3
1
1 week ago

I've seen that! He's still building it! It's a whole lot of home

Poopystink16
1
1 week ago

This looks like where you go to prepare a Ted Talk

quietonthebookshelf
127
1 week ago

Houses like these always fascinate me. Does anyone know if this is a thatched roof? I’m wondering what the material is exactly and if it requires much upkeep.

mooseyness
207
1 week ago

It is a thatched roof yes! It’s made from natural reed/grass (I think a variation of dry vegetation can be used) and they’re super hard wearing, 50 years it about the average. The roof ridge has to be replaced about every 8-10 years. This page has everything you could ever want to know about thatched roofs, they’re so interesting!

Pepperacorn
52
1 week ago

This is my kind of person

wayneknightssister
15
1 week ago

I like you

quietonthebookshelf
5
1 week ago

Thanks for the info! Super interesting indeed.

WollyGog
3
1 week ago

I thought it was 25 years?

There's one in a village just outside my town that's just had theirs re-thatched, so I've had the pleasure of being able to watch the process in its phases.

Hawfinch
1
1 week ago

The lifespan depends on the type of thatch. Long straw is about 25 years, water reed is about double that. Unfortunately, because most thatched buildings in England are listed and protected by law, you can't switch from one type to the other to reduce your thatching bills.

Talvo_BR
2
1 week ago

I've read too much Cornwell to feel safe under one of those...

damiami
2
1 week ago

what about flammability issues?

photosoflife
3
1 week ago

Yes, this is compounded by the fact they make an ideal home for spiders.

Thatched rooves are for foreigners and wealthy people. The rest of us know better.

damiami
2
1 week ago

in the tropics they are home to chagas, an insect bite that causes a severe illness especially central america

twonky-two
2
1 week ago

There’s a village near me called Evershot. Nearly the entire village is thatched, makes for interesting times around bonfire night. People go mad about fireworks lol

Hawfinch
51
1 week ago

I grew up in a cottage very like this. Long straw thatch has a lifespan of about 25 years, after which it starts rotting and leaking and has to be completely replaced. The cost can be tens of thousands of pounds. There’s also the replacement of the ridge (the fancy bit along the top) which is done about halfway through the life cycle, as well as interim patch repairs.

surfinfan21
14
1 week ago

That doesn’t seem much more expensive then the tar roofs we usually use. May actually even have a longer life span.

TwinnieH
10
1 week ago

Insurance is expensive on a thatched cottage. Not to mention they’re grade listed which means you’re not even allowed to change it to a normal roof if you wanted. If you don’t want it anymore your only choice is to move house and then you’ve got to find someone who wants to buy it. I’m sure for the right kind of person they’re great but most people should steer clear of them.

Hawfinch
3
1 week ago

My insurance when I lived in a thatched house was about double what I'm paying now for the same sized house with a slate roof. Plus there were strict conditions on maintaining the chimney and flue, and not having any barbecues or bonfires within a certain distance of the house.

I've sold 2 grade II listed 17th century thatched cottages - my former family home, and a smaller house that I owned in the same village. I can confirm it can be hard to find the right buyer. One house took over 3 years to sell, the other took almost 2 years.

Buyers were drawn by the "chocolate box" appearance but put off by the practical considerations of maintaining a thatch and an old building in general, and the many restrictions placed on listed buildings (e.g. no double glazing). The buyers I eventually found, though, were delighted with their new homes!

awkward_ostrich
3
1 week ago

Grade listed? Is this a historical preservation thing?

pickawoowoo
1
1 week ago

Yes

biggerwanker
4
1 week ago

Finding someone to do it is pretty hard too right?

JunoPK
10
1 week ago

Not in the UK - plenty of thatch cottages here

Hawfinch
9
1 week ago

Most reputable thatchers have a waiting list for major work. Mine was booked 2 years ahead for thatch replacements. He did, however, come out fairly promptly for patching repairs, usually within a week.

giger5
3
1 week ago

How long does it take to replace the old thatch to new?

And what if it rains half way through?

Hawfinch
6
1 week ago

On our 4-bedroom house, I think it took about 2 months (I can't remember exactly). The work is usually booked in for the drier seasons, and they can work through light rain, or put a plastic sheet over if there's really bad weather.

_if_name_is_maine_
2
1 week ago

check out a living roof on cob houses. thats what this reminded me of

quietonthebookshelf
2
1 week ago

So many questions, roofs are cool!

sprucay
2
1 week ago

They're an absolute bastard when they catch fire too.

Source: am firefighter

quietonthebookshelf
1
1 week ago

I was reading there are ways to fireproof them like using reflective materials. Are these ever effective or do roofs like this just light up like a book of matches no matter what?

sprucay
3
1 week ago

I've never seen reflective material used but I can't see it would make a difference. Thatch fires normally start from a chimney, often due to cracks in the chimney breast. They also start from electrics in the thatch. What this means is you have deep fire in something designed to be waterproof. Couple that with the buildings being built in a time where the words "fire proof compartment" would have you burnt at the stake and being in remote villages, thatch fires can be devastating.

You do get modern thatch houses where they put fireproof board between the thatch and the house. They're generally ok.

bertie182
2
1 week ago

They don’t require a huge amount, more a hefty bill when it needs new thatch, which is about every 15-20 years or so. It’s a dying trade! But plenty of houses around me in south west England have it!

squall_boy25
95
1 week ago
batsofburden
22
1 week ago

Wow, totally did not expect this to be a real subreddit.

squall_boy25
17
1 week ago

It’s a hidden gem. :)

batsofburden
10
1 week ago

I like a nice reddit surprise. They're so rare, it's like finding a hidden passage to Narnia or something ;)

ceegarseeya
2
1 week ago
sneakpeekbot
1
1 week ago
Slickxx
66
1 week ago

My family lives here and it's such a lovely area!

Pepperacorn
32
1 week ago

Excuse me tell us more

Big_Tasty_000
18
1 week ago

How do you get internet in a fairytale!?

biggerwanker
8
1 week ago

Dorset is probably my favorite county, I'm from just across the border in Hampshire.

LucytheUnicorn1
5
1 week ago

I live in (and was brought up in) Dorset!

gorjusgeorgus
8
1 week ago

Also based in Dorset. Moved here from London when I was 18,but I've honestly forgotten London exists at this point.

LittlePigs
7
1 week ago

Shoutout to the Dorset locals. I moved the other way though (but will definitely be moving back 'home' from London in the next few years).

gorjusgeorgus
3
1 week ago

*tomorrow. Do it now!

GetThatNoiseOuttaHer
2
1 week ago
PsychoFoxx
1
1 week ago

In Dorset?

Slickxx
1
1 week ago

Yes. Weymouth.

SerRonSwanson76
27
1 week ago

Everyone here go watch escape to the country if you want to feel warm inside again for a brief moment. Several episodes on Netflix and tons on YouTube just loaded with old people touring homes like this

TraditionalOption
14
1 week ago

Grand Designs, also.

sennec
8
1 week ago

Anglophilia intensifies

Flashdance007
1
1 week ago

escape to the country

Thank you for the heads-up that there are episodes on YouTube! My mom and I have watched the ones in Netflix several times.

TittyVonBoobenstein
20
1 week ago

I thought those gate things were theft detectors and I was so confused

themissingpen
7
1 week ago

I thought they were shampoo bottles... You're not alone!

hidden_zero
18
1 week ago

I want a house exactly like this

Deltron_Zed
6
1 week ago

Look up Cob Houses.

NeLaX44
13
1 week ago

Is that Tom Bombabadil's house?

MellyMyDear
8
1 week ago

My dream home

Feistybritches
9
1 week ago

This looks just like the white rabbit’s cottage in Alice in Wonderland... just before she grows and her legs pop pout of the front! :)

RealisticIllusions82
7
1 week ago

England is clearly the coziest place in the world according to this sub

XiMingpin91
5
1 week ago

The English countryside has some cosy af places, all kinds of cute old villages

Kubrick_Fan
-2
1 week ago

Yeah...not so much.

TheWeeAshAsh
8
1 week ago

I swear I've seen this house on Midsomer Murders at some point

louky
3
1 week ago

That's always the first thing I think of when I see these posts.

"Oh, that's the house where all the inkpens were killed"

maceilean
7
1 week ago

"England, thy beauties are tame and domestic" -Lord Byron

Rottenox
1
1 week ago

lol how rude

marcstov
5
1 week ago

Bilbo?

jfog352002
6
1 week ago

I was just about to say that looks like some Hobbit shiznit.

hannahbckward
2
1 week ago

This is absolutely a hobbit dwelling

Iamscotto49
5
1 week ago

Dibs!

darkstarman
6
1 week ago

This looks like the set of Peter cotton tail

KappaCritic
5
1 week ago

Lmao, they made the house from Pokemon Sword and Shield into a real thing

TRYPT1C0N
0
1 week ago

I came to here to see if anyone else would mention this!

BesottedScot
0
1 week ago

Or rather, the house in Sword and Shield was based on this.

The house is probably older than your country.

KappaCritic
0
1 week ago

Or rather, the joke went over your head. Would anyone care to do the honors?

BesottedScot
2
1 week ago

I don't really gie a fuck tbh

KappaCritic
0
1 week ago

K

kitd
3
1 week ago
tenzonipepperoni
3
1 week ago

This house has a very nice hat

Multiscoop
3
1 week ago

It’s Howard’s End!

mycopea
3
1 week ago

Thomas Hardy was from Dorset and it’s the location of nearly all of the fictional towns he wrote about. He lived in a thatched roofed home a bit bigger than this one for nearly his whole life. If you’ve ever read Tess of the D’Urbervilles or Return of the Native or the Mayor of Casterbridge, you’ll be familiar with Dorset because the land itself is a character in every TH novel.

P.S. I love Howard’s End too.

Lucifronz
3
1 week ago

Beautiful... but I would not want to maintain that home. You'd have to have a serious passion for gardening and home maintenance.

ProfessionalBenefit7
3
1 week ago

Wow super gorgeous there!!!!

MorwenIlse
2
1 week ago

I think a good witch lives here. Think she can whip me up a potion to repel dragon fire? It's for a friend.

SpiffyPaige143
2
1 week ago

She has to have a good potion to repel dragon fire. Trogdor keeps burninating the peasants and their thatched roofed cottages.

JeeroyLenkins4
2
1 week ago

What's that roof made out of

Thousand-Journeys
5
1 week ago

Its called a Thatched Roof and made of dried reeds.

gwimtikas
2
1 week ago

Hobbit house 2.0

RiceKrispie423
2
1 week ago

Looks like the new Pokémon game

pandapuffsss
2
1 week ago

I want to go to there.

filipinostrils
2
1 week ago

Doesn’t Ms. Honey live there though?

ashleyheather00
2
1 week ago

Came here to see if anyone else thought this. Loved that house!

filipinostrils
2
1 week ago

Sameeee! I wanted to live in that house so bad. By myself no parents or nothing hahah

ShrapnelJunkie
2
1 week ago

Looking at this image feels like I'm being bludgeoned to death by a bloodlusted Easter Bunny who has somehow discovered how to wield the very concept of Spring as a cudgel.

bigshinyponyta
2
1 week ago

I’m just wondering whether there’s WiFi

64oz_Slurprise
2
1 week ago

house looks like it’s yelling

nig_urn
2
1 week ago

I’m scared to show this to my gf cause I feel like she’s gonna demand that we move there right this second

MDJDKDAD
2
1 week ago

1.

Concerning Hobbits

willpeterson6
2
1 week ago

Imagine the bees from those flowers

GiveaFox
2
1 week ago

Even the houses have Beatles haircuts

Summer_Nights2012
1
1 week ago

Reminds me of that one woman's house in Series of Unfortunate Events, the movie. I think she was the judge?

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1
1 week ago

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etgohome16
1
1 week ago
dumpy_potato
1
1 week ago

Looks like a Pomeranian

hardt0f0rget
1
1 week ago

Beautiful! Was the picture taken recently - is it that "Spring-y" in England allready?

SnoopyLupus
2
1 week ago

It’s getting there. I’m starting to see blossom around, although most of the trees still don’t have leaves.

Rottenox
1
1 week ago

I thought it was. I stopped wearing my scarf after a few days of slightly warmer weather but now it’s right back to being rainy and cold. Sick of it!

Beenhamean
1
1 week ago

The home of Mrs. Selma Quickly.

Rept4r7
1
1 week ago

Reminds me of the house where Michael Gray was brought up in Peaky Blinders.

c00kiebreath
1
1 week ago

I can’t fucking wait until spring.

Turbogoblin999
1
1 week ago

I want to eat this house.

arkokoley
1
1 week ago

So the picture shows a door set in Dorset. Am I seeing this correct?

CoCoMorena
1
1 week ago

This reminds me of English story books, this is what I pictured when I read Peter Rabbit

Jessandthecity
1
1 week ago

So charming and cozy!!!!

spectreoutreach
1
1 week ago

just like in fairy tale story

Stillback7
1
1 week ago

What material is the roof made of?

twiglet21
2
1 week ago

Reeds

strawberrygnome
1
1 week ago

Oh wow I want to live here so much

icanhearyoufart
1
1 week ago

The gate reminds me of celery!

Yellowbird00
1
1 week ago

/r/MitchellAndWebb is this because of nana's cottage ?

Gingerberrysan
1
1 week ago

Let me in. Let me iiiiin

crismrez
1
1 week ago

Fuck McDonald’s...on Dorset

adale_50
1
1 week ago

That is the definition of a cozy cottage.

SleepyConscience
1
1 week ago

How often you have to replace a thatch roof?

Pinglenook
2
1 week ago

25 or 50 years say other people in this thread

BeyondSkyward
1
1 week ago

That roof looks like the house is wearing a beanie.

KillerRobotAttack
1
1 week ago

Looks like an old face

Pinglenook
1
1 week ago

Does anyone know what that big ass flowery bush is? Is that a rhodondendron?

mil_phickelson
1
1 week ago

Living in a house like this you’re just asking to get BURNINATED

mil_phickelson
1
1 week ago

Living in a house like this you’re just asking to get BURNINATED

NiakXYoutube
1
1 week ago

Imagine a gaming setup in here!

VauxhallBurgundy
1
1 week ago

In Dorset? Yes, I'd recommend to anyone....

1tortie2tortie
1
1 week ago

That house could use a trim

UnknownTrash
1
1 week ago

Houses like this are real???

hugegrape
1
1 week ago

the roof looks fuzzy!

fwds
1
1 week ago

Reminds me of the house from Alice in wonderland where she finds the cookies that make her turn huge

Elephaux
1
1 week ago

Welcome to DARSURT

twonky-two
1
1 week ago

I live in Dorset and while that house and many others are very pretty, it’s just a rainy shit hole 80% of the time lol

brakhna
1
1 week ago

That's so beautiful

fluffybutt86
1
1 week ago

This is from Sarahkjp’s Instagram if anyone wants to see her other pics from Dorset

elaerna
1
1 week ago

I'm so confused what is that roof made out of

SammyWannaCracker
1
1 week ago

Makes me think of Anne of avonlea

stephiehags
1
1 week ago

I just want to curl up with a book there in the window with some tea!!

ratsting
1
1 week ago

This where I'm from!

baysoi
1
1 week ago

I Wiltshire, Mary and Giles...

Natty!

schrimsher
1
1 week ago

What kind of roof is that?

ConfusedLittleWoman
1
1 week ago

The tiny gate is too fucking cute

Funkit
1
1 week ago

THATCHED. ROOF. COTTAGES.

TurboWukong
1
1 week ago

how do you build a trellis like that that allows growth over the nape of your house?

speedyeddie
1
1 week ago

It looks like the house version of Harry Potter’s monster book in POA

TableOnYourToe
1
1 week ago

I live near this house!

blomqv
-1
1 week ago

Ugly gate

Benmjt
-1
1 week ago

It’ll be freezing inside though. Not cosy.

mfizzled
4
1 week ago

Have you been in a thatched cottage? I've they've got a log burner then they're absolutely roasting

DeapVally
-2
1 week ago

Bad news Americans. These cottages really aren't very cosy at all. Spend a winter in one and you'll know! Also they're common as muck. Any village in England will have numerous thatched cottages. If anything this one is pretty dull tbh.

MerryMisanthrope
3
1 week ago

Don't most of the places here depend on the season? The beautiful, snowy Winter shots will be swarming with mosquitoes in summer. The early Spring shots, with bright green, are going to be sweltering in summer.

"Cozy" seems situational.

Miyama212
-4
1 week ago

The British landscape looks so much better than their food.

leaves