Our New Country Cottage

I’ve been alluding to it for some time now. I’ve written posts about rural living inspiration, and country cottage planning, and have a pinterest board choc full of colours, ideas, actual products, and swoon-worthy images. And finally it’s going to happen. Later today, after five whole months of torturous conveyancing we will be picking up the keys to our very own country cottage bolt-hole.

The New Cottage via Dear Designer's [1]

It’s not grand. It’s not even terribly old (it’s in the middle of a terrace of identical cottages that were built about 25 years ago), but it has the loveliest outlook at the back, over a lake packed full of wildlife, including otters. It consists of a hall, living/dining room and an open plan kitchen downstairs, with two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. The living room has patio doors onto a small outside area which is big enough for a barbecue and dining table, and beyond that is a lawn leading to the lake.

The New Cottage via Dear Designer's [2]

And it’s a bit tired. So we will be replacing the kitchen, the bathroom, all of the flooring, and redecorating throughout. The furniture is all staying for now, but it will no doubt be saying hello to the paintbrush too. And if anyone wants to gift me a couple of sofa’s to replace those ugly black things I’ll be eternally grateful. Only kidding. Or maybe not.

The New Cottage via Dear Designer's [3]

We have inherited a few late holiday bookings so we can’t start work for a few weeks, but after that I may be a little tied up. So forgive me. But there will be regular updates as we finish each room and it will be fairly quick because we want to get the newly spruced up bolt-hole back on the market. Yes, you will be able to rent it!

The New Cottage via Dear Designer's [4]

It’s in a lovely rural location in Norfolk, about 2 miles from sandy beaches and close to the Norfolk Broads. It’s perfect for walking, fishing, cycling and country pursuits but Norwich, Cromer, North Walsham and Wroxham are also easily accessible by car.

The above images were the estate agents photographs and were taken in winter, so next time you see it you will hopefully be in for a treat.

August 27, 2015
August 31, 2015

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