Wherwell Cottage

Wherwell English Cottage
Wherwell Cottage


he little village of Wherwell lies beside the River Test in Hampshire.  Lovely, thatched and half-timbered cottages line the streets looking like something out of a magical storybook.  Roofs of sweeping, curved eaves topped with heavy, sumptuous deep brown thatch often cut into intricate patterns are the most notable feature. 



We take this magical feel even further by creating an interior space with high, vaulted ceilings, large open spaces and lots of natural light.  A small stone terrace leads one to a cozy foyer and study with fireplace.  A few steps down, a huge great room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace looks over the rear terrace through a sweeping bay of windows allowing for fabulous views beyond.


All of this opens to a separate dining area with a fireplace shared with the open kitchen and serving island.  At the opposite end of the house the large master suite with fireplace and vaulted ceiling opens to the terrace beyond.  The master bath boasts a tub and large shower.  Two large closets allow for plenty of clothing storage.


This 2,656 square foot house is really perfect for entertaining or just enjoyable, relaxed living.

Our Wherwell Cottage Alternate plan is a variation of the original with some subtle changes that may appeal to you.


First of all, you will notice that we reversed the plan. (Some people like it that way!) We've added a two car garage conveniently located off the kitchen, deleted two fireplaces and revised the great room by adding a gabled end to the rear with a soaring vaulted roof. That modification allowed us to replace the bay window with a window wall composed of French doors topped with a large radius, transom window above. This is ideal if you have a great view and want a large, airy room full of sunlight!


The guest room and study were fitted with windows to each side, utilizing space previously taken by fireplaces in each room.


This is a great plan on one floor that has really hit the sweet spot for square footage at only 2,638 heated and cooled SF!

Plan Details

2 Bed Rooms, 2 1/2 Baths

2,656 sf

Five fireplaces




























Ground Floor


Great Room 23'x22'

Dining/Breakfast 12'x19'

Kitchen 12'x18'

Master Bedroom 16'-6"x20'-6"

Guest Suite 13'x15'

Study 13'-6"x14'-6"





























Wherwell Cottage Alternate


Reversed with added two car garage

Overall: 107' x 39'-6"

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