Welcome To My English Country Cottage

It’s me, I’m so tiny! Ok, the hollyhocks grew into man eating plants last summer.
© Period Living Magazine May 2020

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 and country living.

I write daily posts on Instagram that are also available here to the right of the front page about our life in the countryside in a slightly dilapidated but much loved thatched cottage. There are other English country cottages to explore, interiors styling and blogs from the magazine shoots that I work on every now and then. There are Pantry Recipes from the super talented Lucy @lucyhoylecooks and a cutting garden feature written by the lovely Karen who runs a floristry pop up “FlowersandlifestylebyMargot”. There are also monthly book recommendation from me and the amazing Rebecca Fletcher “Are You Sitting Comfortably?”

I hope that maybe you can lose yourself for a couple of minutes with a nice cup of tea and a skip through the beautiful English Countryside. xxx


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

Maureen Irvinereply
May 6, 2020 at 2:13 pm

I look forward to reading your posts each day. They make me laugh so much and even nod in sympathy but they are so endearing because they are the unvarnished truth! 💕 💕 💕

Rebecca Lovattreply
May 7, 2020 at 7:25 pm
– In reply to: Maureen Irvine

Maureen, you are so lovely, thank you for all your wonderful comments and support, they really do keep me going. Rxxxx

June 28, 2020 at 3:02 pm

Like!! Great article post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

Rebecca Lovattreply
June 29, 2020 at 8:48 am
– In reply to: ปั้มไลค์

Thank you so much. Best wishes, Rebecca

Suzanne McArdlereply
February 21, 2022 at 8:12 am

I have just found your website and blogs and I love it! I just bought a farmhouse in the countryside of France and I will enjoy your posts to give me inspiration!

Rebecca Lovattreply
March 13, 2022 at 10:17 am
– In reply to: Suzanne McArdle

Oh that’s so kind!! Thank you so very much! How exciting for you and how romantic! Happy new home 💕💕💕

Jaynie Chowningreply
March 23, 2022 at 4:02 pm

Where did you get that cute white dress that is in the Country Living Magazine? Thanks.

Rebecca Lovattreply
April 3, 2022 at 9:19 am
– In reply to: Jaynie Chowning

Ohh thank you so much! I bought it in an independent shop in Suffolk a couple of years ago. I am so sorry not to be of more help!!! Thank you so much, Rxxx

Charlotte McDonaldreply
April 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Saw your article in Country Living Magazine. Is it too late to ask where you got your dress you are wearing on p. 66 and in the above photo? Thank you

Rebecca Lovattreply
April 3, 2022 at 9:15 am
– In reply to: Charlotte McDonald

Oh how wonderful! Thank you so much! It was from a local shop in Suffolk a couple of years ago now. I am so sorry not to be more helpful. Thank you so much for messaging xxxxxx

Pauline Starsmorereply
April 2, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Justfound your site after seeing you on TV I think it was About Anglia . I love looking at old cottages and love old things, I used to live in a very old cottage, but not any longer. I also have just bought and am reading The Witchfinders Sister.

Rebecca Lovattreply
April 3, 2022 at 9:14 am
– In reply to: Pauline Starsmore

Oh amazing!!! She is such a fabulous writer isn’t she? Oh I hope you are enjoying it. Thank you so much for watching the interview- it was sooo terrifying but so much fun!!! Thank you so much, Rebecca xxx

April 14, 2022 at 8:36 pm

Hi have just finished The Witchfinders Sister, very good, has she written anything else.

Rebecca Lovattreply
August 4, 2022 at 5:03 am
– In reply to: Pauline

Oh that’s wonderful news! So far it’s only the two books!!! Oh thank you so much xxx

Theresa Hylandreply
February 27, 2023 at 7:38 pm

Loved CL article and your comfy looking slipcovered sofas. Where did you find them?

Rebecca Lovattreply
May 20, 2023 at 9:15 am
– In reply to: Theresa Hyland

Oh that’s so kind! Thank you so much!!! I bought them years ago from Sofaworkshop! I list after Rachel Ashwells’s slipcovers – I wish she still sold in that UK, they are so dreamy! Thank you so much for messaging xxxxx

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