It’s no secret that Boerne’s special brand of small town Texas charm stands out among the rest. While other Hill Country towns boast quaint stretches of Main Street, local BBQ joints, and historic architecture, Boerne’s hopelessly pastoral landscape, sparkling waterways, and European influences sometimes combine to form something a little more Jane Austen than Wild West.
But don’t just take our word for it! Check out these 7 Boerne area homes that harken back to similar cottages across the pond…
Located in Thaxted, Essex, these adorable peach cottages rest peacefully near a historic mill. We couldn’t help but compare them to 616 Green Oak Dr, a charming country gem that features similar warm colors and roof styles. This home also features tile and wood laminate flooring, fireplace, solar foam insulation, and more!
Can you imagine a more British-sounding name than “Woodbastwick, Norfolk”? We can’t either, but we sure are charmed by this thatched-roof cottage located there! The classic pitched roof, warm brick exterior, and landscaped yard remind us of 19831 Wittenburg, a gorgeous two-story home with stunning interior features.
One of our favorites on the list, this Sussex gem features details like climbing ivy, unique roof trim, and touches of green. With a similar shape (and more than just a “touch” of green), 817 Front St also stands out! This turn-of-the-century home can be used as a residential or commercial property, complete with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a living room with fireplace, and half an acre of land!
Framed by romantic touches of wisteria, this Buckinghamshire beauty reminds us of 46 Melodia Place, a beautiful Hill Country estate set on over 12 acres. With an open floor plan and five covered porches, this home allows residents to enjoy spacious living both inside and out.
Set in Longparish, Hampshire, this colorful half-timbered cottage is just as bright and cheerful as 30804 Woodbine Way . Besides its warm exterior colors, this home features hickory hardwood flooring, cypress wood ceilings, a luxurious chef’s kitchen, and plenty of custom features.
Located in the little village of Selworthy, Somerset, this thatched cottage reminds us of 504 6th St in the nearby town of Comfort, TX. This beautiful historic home currently houses two businesses, but could easily be converted back to a family residence.
Given its charming landscaping, we aren’t the least bit surprised that the simple cottage above belongs to the gardener at Norwich’s Hoveton Hall. Repping an equally beautiful (and distinctly Texan) brand of plant life, 238 Upper Sisterdale Rd offers a park-like sanctuary with large oaks, seasonal plants, and pasture land. The home itself has been recently renovated and features new windows, kitchen counters, flooring, light fixtures, electrical, plumbing, paint, and deck.
With bright sprays of wildflowers and the warm smell of Little Gretel’s kolaches, it’s no wonder Boerne reminds us of a European countryside. And, if you’re interested in owning your own little piece of a Hill Country fairytale, let us be your guide! One of our local agents would love to show you around our special little town.
Note: All country house photo are courtesy of Country Living Magazine and their feature on English country cottages