What makes living in a 'cottage' so different to living elsewhere?
Well, a cottage is usually quite small and cramped; like ours.
It's also usually quite old; like ours (250-300 years?).
It usually has a few old fruit trees dotted around, and a small area where vegetables are grown; like ours.
It probably has a few Hens scratching about; like ours (used to have).
A cottage will be dusty on account of its open fires; like ours.
It will have dog footprints and hairs everywhere; like ours.
It will be cluttered on account of the lack of space; like ours.
The cottage itself will probably have lumps, bumps, and cracks; like ours.
There's bound to be a Cat or two wandering around; ours once did.
It will have ancient low beams holding up the floor and roof; like ours.
The flagstone floors, or quarry tiles, will be freezing cold; like ours.
And if you are lucky enough to live in a cottage which is anything like the above, it will have been offering a wonderfully cosy place for families to live for centuries; just like ours.