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Our Country Cottage – The Bathroom

To say we cut it fine with the timing of the renovations at the cottage is a bit of an understatement. Everyone knows that even the best laid plans don’t always go smoothly and we shouldn’t have been at all surprised. Mistake number one, was assuming we could take…

Our Country Cottage: The Living/Dining Room

I’ve so much to show you at the cottage. We’ve finished the downstairs now and we’re only a few weeks away from completing the entire house. We’re actually wishing we didn’t have to rent it out and could save it for ourselves. No such luck however. By the time…

Our Country Cottage: February 2016

We’ve been spending a lot of time at the country cottage this past few weeks. We’ve given ourselves an Easter deadline in the hope that we can be in time for some holiday lettings, so every chance we get we hot-foot it up to Norfolk with our tools and paintbrushes (well actually,…

A House in the Country

Regular readers will know by now that my ideal next home will be a barn conversion nestled in the North Norfolk countryside. A barn because it is the perfect combination of character features, open-plan living and (if the conversion has been done to a high-spec) an interior for modern living….

Notes on a Country Cottage

I found myself in H & M Home last week dropping things for the country cottage in a basket. Yes, that country-cottage-that-is-not-quite-ours-yet! I couldn’t help it, I was tempted by the assorted chopping boards, the wooden boxes, wire baskets and crumpled linen. Absolutely perfect for the look I’m planning….

Take Me Away, The Herringbone, Mousehole, Cornwall

Isn’t this the most idyllic little cottage?

Perfectly placed right on the water’s edge in the quintessential harbour of Mousehole (famously named by Dylan Thomas as the prettiest village in England), The Herringbone is a beautiful luxury holiday cottage that would be just perfect for romantic breaks away.

And it’s decorated…