County Thatch – A comprehensive policy to protect your thatched property

Our County Thatch policy was established in 1989 to provide buildings, contents, valuables insurance, legal expenses and home assist cover for owners of thatched cottages and larger thatched buildings; whether they are listed, owner-occupied, second homes, holiday homes or let properties.

As one of only a handful of dedicated thatched property insurance schemes, our County Thatch policy delivers protection against all standard perils including fire, storm or water damage. As no two thatched properties are alike, the County Insurance Services team will work closely with you to ensure that your thatched roof, building and contents are fully protected.

County Thatch policy holders benefit from standard insurance cover against:

  • Fire, explosion, lightning, earthquake or smoke damage
  • Theft or attempted theft
  • Riot, civil commotion or strikes
  • Storm or flood damage
  • Subsidence, heave or landslip
  • Vandalism or malicious damage
  • Collision involving aircraft, vehicles or animals
  • Falling trees, branches or aerials
  • Water or oil damage caused by a leak from fixed water or heating installations or fixed appliances.

As independent, home insurance experts, County Insurance Services is nationally recognised for expertise in a number of areas and has access to competitive policies from the UK’s leading insurers. As a family-run operation, we pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with our clients, understanding and continuously re-evaluating your requirements in order to deliver the most cost-effective insurance solutions.

Your County Thatch quotation will be dealt with quickly, with our team of in-house underwriters able to issue your policy documents promptly. We aim to keep things simple where possible and provide our clients with policies written in plain English. The County Thatch policy is directly available to thatched property owners. Full working from home cover can be added.

Efficient claims management

Our in-house claims team will ensure that your case is managed smoothly and effectively from beginning to end. The County Insurance Services network can also help you to put things right as quickly as possible, by connecting you with the right trades including Master Thatchers, contractors and a national network of carpet cleaners/de-humidifying services.