Their English Country Cottages Time was ticking for Victoria and her family when they viewed this beautiful cottage. Their Victorian Villa had sold and after three months the buyers were getting a little impatient. White Cottage ticked some of their boxes with a village location and period characteristics but there were a few deal breakers: a front door that opened into the sitting room where the staircase was also situated…February 28, 2021
The latest announcements on COVID and next steps have definitely put a spring in my step. Isn’t it wonderful to think we’ll soon be able to have people in our gardens once again? I have provisionally pencilled in some dates but am slightly worried about catching up with all my gardening jobs first. I therefore thought it would be useful for this week’s blog to be on a quick maintenance checklist to help get us ready for those ‘let’s…February 26, 2021
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 Every corner I turned I fell in love a little bit more Leanne Chesterman had just laid down her paintbrush on her cottage refurbishment when she received the details for this beautiful cottage. She and her boyfriend were looking to buy a property together and from the details Manor Farm Cottage fitted the bill. Unfortunately the cottage was already under offer when they telephoned and nothing…February 21, 2021
It’s been so nice to see the return of some sunshine and milder weather. I’ve managed to spend a couple of afternoons out in the garden, starting to get it organised for the Spring months. Here’s a quick update on what I’ve been up to. Mulching I know I’ve already talked about mulching but as I’m doing it, I thought I would remind you of why it’s so good. Not…February 19, 2021
Bring spring inside and wave goodbye to the cold, grey winter This is a collaboration that has been months in the making. It marks my new foray into making a real life job of work from writing and it heralds the beginning of spring decorating. Posterlounge got in touch with me last year to ask if I would like to work with them on highlighting their incredible products. I looked…February 18, 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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