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Sweet house, complete with climbing roses & a dog! This is how I picture my little cottage in the English countryside if I ever win the lottery. :)

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Fairytale Abodes: 15 Tiny Storybook Cottages

Thatched roofs, as seen in this adorable example, are one of the hallmarks of storybook homes. Thatching methods are used all over the world but are most closely associated with the countryside of the United Kingdom. Over 250 roofs in Southern England have coats of thatch that were applied over 500 years ago!