In May 2020 our little thatched cottage was featured in Period Living Magazine. It was the culmination of 7 years of creating a family home with my “effortless rural style” – I have taken this as a positive comment on my interior design style rather than a reference to the lack of housekeeping, muddy wellies and occasional strange smell and have created a website to write about interiors, gardening, recipes…March 25, 2020
Their English Country Cottages The sleepy village was full of rustic charm and we knew we’d found somewhere pretty special. Clare and her husband live in this gorgeous cottage with their Dalmation Dexter who she calls the star of her account but as handsome as Dexter is, I suspect that it is this beautiful cottage overlooking the village church that has made her Instagram account so successful. Having enjoyed the…January 16, 2021
After a bit of a break from the garden, the time has come for me to get back out there. I had a good tidy up in November, clearing and pruning but there’s still plenty to do. Here’s a quick tour around my garden and some jobs I’m getting on with. Hydrangeas are one of my all-time favourites and I love the structure they bring to the garden, even in their…January 14, 2021
Their English Country Cottages I took a leap of faith because every time I left the property after a viewing I could imagine how it could be Vintage White Cottage is one of three workers cottages built in 1930 that were owned by the manor house which is still connected to the cottages by a row of Paddocks at the end of each garden. Lois Cox (owner of Vintage White…January 9, 2021
I must admit I often find the first week in January a little ‘sluggish’. It’s back to being woken by the alarm clock and with the Christmas decorations coming down everything can feel a little bleak. One thing I like to do to help ‘banish the blues’ is to give the house a post-Christmas spring clean and replace the Christmas decorations with Spring bulbs and greenery. Beating those January Blues Here are some…January 8, 2021
Their English Country Cottages This is one of those beautiful cottages where I could simply show you a gazillion photos of the just the outside, it is so very beautiful but the inside is also ridiculously gorgeous. Be warned, you will want to move in! I fell in love with the cottage from the sales brochure. I pictured our lives there and my furniture inside and how I could transform…January 2, 2021
Hi, welcome to My English Country Cottage, a blog inspired by my successful Instagram page.
I have been writing about our family life in our 400 year old thatched cottage in the middle of nowhere (delivery drivers words) for just over a year and am now braving the world of 'blog'.
I have spent the past seven years making our house a home and have put my experiences into writing about cosy country interiors filled with florals, old books, roaring fires, oak beams and squashy sofas.
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