Thatched English Country Cottage

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Comments (18)

乾龍 on April 18, 2010

Beautiful place and photos

From Taiwan best wishes 乾龍

Lesley Rigby on April 18, 2010

Glad you like my image 乾龍! As always many thanks dear friend. Lesley

Mike Wagner on April 18, 2010

Oh my! Lesley, this is a wonderful thatched cottage. I just love it. To me this picture says 'England'. It has such nice depth and color. The daffodils along the road add such a nice touch to the shot. If I could get your permission, I would like to make an enlargement of this photo to hang on our living room wall. Please let me know. Warm wishes my friend, Mike.

Lesley Rigby on April 18, 2010

Hi Mike, Of course I give you my permission. I am incredibly pleased that you should want to do that with it. The original was twice the size, but unfortunatey I have reduced it to half that, and saved it which is a pity.

When I see these cottages I think spiders and that terrifies me! They love these old places and throughout the months of September, October I would be a nervous wreck :-((

Best wishes across the pond, Lesley

Lesley Rigby on April 18, 2010

Mike I thought you might be interested to know that the straw pheasant on the top of the roof is made by the thatcher as his individual "signature" Each thatcher has their own symbol. Lesley

Mike Wagner on April 18, 2010

Hi Lesley. Thank you so much for your permission to make an enlargment of the picture. Thanks also for the information about the "signature" of the thatcher. We have visited Victoria, British Columbia, Canada several times and they have a replica of a thatched house at the 'Old English Village'. But replicas are never the same as an original. As to the spiders you mentioned, I know that is how the origin of the canopy bed came about, to keep the spiders and other little critters, including mice, out of the beds. Thanks again for everything, Warm friendly wishes. Mike.

Margrit M. Berger (S… on April 19, 2010

Dear Lesley, thank you so much for this wonderful photo of the skilfully thatched roof. I love it! Thanks also for the information about the bird on the roof, it just makes it complete to know this. I adore those old houses and I am glad they haven't roughcast the walls. I love to see the construction of the timberwork.

Once I fulfilled my dream to stay in a B&B thatched roof cottage in Devon. It was in April many years ago and the house hasn't been lived in and heated all winter. The damp cold sat in the walls and in the bedding. I shivered all night and was so glad to leave in the morning. So I think, I'd better stay once again in a heated cottage, so that I won't associate it anymore with that uncomfortable memory. ;) I wouldn't mind the spiders. No, seriously, I simply love those hamlets with such cottages. Maybe because they remind us of some children books.

I'd like to drive to England with my own car - if there wasn't twice the long way Switzerland - Dover.

I nearly forgot, of course a YS and a Best of for this photo, Lesley!

Best wishes, May

John de Crom on April 19, 2010

Fantastic photo Lesley. Greetings John.

Lesley Rigby on April 19, 2010

John you're saying just the right things my friend!! Thank you so much,

Very best wishes, Lesley

lozpet on April 19, 2010

Beautiful cottage Lesley, & garden to match. Very interesting to know they have their own signatures to there handiwork. I didn't see the pheasant until you mentioned it.Great photo B.O....LOZ

Lesley Rigby on April 19, 2010

Dear Loz, So many hugs for the BO and for another visit.

People don't always want the 'signature' on top of their homes and therefore you don't always see them, but I like the idea. Very country style. Have you noticed the antlers above the door? I found this an attractive addition.

Best wishes, Lesley

Mahdi Kalhor on April 19, 2010

A very nice place with beautiful garden.

All the best from Iran,


Lesley Rigby on April 19, 2010

I'm glad you liked it Mahdi. Thank you!

Friendly greetings to Iran from England ;-))


sonjabgd on April 21, 2010

Very nice capture!!!

Lesley Rigby on April 21, 2010

You are very kind Sonja and I am very appreciative. :-))

Kindest regards, Lesley

sol_doubt on April 22, 2010

Wow! Simply stunning house. That's what i loved about your country, so many places steeped in history and architecture like this. Thanks for sharing.. Ivan

L.m. on April 22, 2010

Good shot,Lesley.

Lesley Rigby on April 23, 2010

Ivan and L.m.r.n.g,

Thank you both for giving some time to browse this image. Even though there are many of them still remaining around the country, I am probably just as much taken with them as you are! It's always a case of "stop the car I've got to get a photograph of that". They just have that affect upon you. :-)

Very best wishes to both of you, and thank you for your kind comments, Lesley

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 18, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Lesley Rigby
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot G9
    • Taken on 2010/04/17 18:16:34
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 7.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash