Thatching in PetrockstoweWith such an abundance of typical Devonshire cottages located in and around Petrockstowe, local thatcher, Peter Bright, has his work cut out re-thatching all of the cottageā€™s roofs. The art of thatching takes years to master; Peter only uses sustainable wheat and water reed when thatching.

A thatched roof can last between 25 and 40 years, depending on the location of the cottage and the environment in which it is situated.