Our tin cabin this weekend!

Outside is great for UTT…alas the furniture is too DFS for us. Sigh.

Tin roofs we admired

Tin roofs we admired

Decorative pressed tin panels we admired

Wish we knew the supplier as these are lovely! Love tin? You’ll like www.underthethatch.co.uk/fran that we designed and built.

Top 10 Properties of 2018

Here are the top 10 properties on Under The Thatch this year. Did you get to stay in any of them? We’d love to hear all about it! 1. Bwthyn Trehilyn Once again Bwthyn Trehilyn had the top spot of our Best Properties list and it’s not hard to see why. This quaint little cottage, […]

UTT & Charity lendwithcare

At Under The Thatch we try to practice what we preach – giving back to the community via restoration of ruins and cottage pricing. We are a small business and we believe in helping others to help themselves. That’s why we think the Lend with Care system is an excellent idea. We were very grateful […]

Why Does UTT do Black Friday?

Black Friday is an American tradition for price reductions the day after ‘Thanksgiving’. It seems to have come out of nowhere as a new event over this side of the Atlantic… as a celebration of consumerism. There’s something inherently vulgar about it. So why do we, a small, independent family-run business join in the scrum, […]

Heritage Angel

We think this woman is amazing – and we’d kindly ask you to vote in a ’30 second’ poll that will give her National recognition. Watch the video of her amazing cottage (link below), and please, take a few seconds to vote. UTT recommended a friend (without her knowledge) for a ‘Heritage Angel’ award – […]

Books on Irish vernacular architecture

We’re fans of vernacular architecture – and have published/ helped produce a few books ourselves on the subject (Welsh/Irish interest). We’ve an interest in vernacular architecture from any country, and obviously Wales. Here’s a list of books from a country that we have a particular soft spot for – Ireland. Ireland has a peculiar relationship […]

Making ‘Falun Red’ traditional Swedish paint – Falu rödfärg!

We’re such HUGE fans of traditional Scandinavian buildings, yet despite several visits we’ve never managed to find the right UTT in Sweden (or Norway, Faroes, Iceland, Finland… but we love them all!) So we’re building one nearer to home. We want to have it in distinctive the distinctive red oxide paint…but modern paints available in […]

UTT HQ on the shore – some fresh images

The Cobbler’s children are always the worst shod, they say…and we’re probably guilty of not photographing our own home like we do the UTT cottages – so here’s a few interior shots of UTT HQ – built in 2017