A couple of unwise people have asked to see the interior of our wee 300 year old cottage. Unfortunately I can't post a video, Blogger refuses to download (not enough space on 'one drive' I think), so here are some interior stills. Please excuse the mess; I've made no attempt to tidy.
This (above) is my 'office', where I do all my writing, etc. We rarely use the dining table at this time of year, so my use of it is reluctantly tolerated. As it becomes warmer, I shall move back into the studio.
Ancient pine Welsh settle with golly, door to studio, and old French dresser with part of my extensive collection of French antique white crockery, etc.
A few pictures, stone niche (carved and installed by me), a lovely old English Beech wooden dresser (which is much bigger than it looks, and unbelievably heavy), and Lady M's collection of exotic Gins.
And finally the fireplace with unlit wood-burner, and the original old stone sink to the left. One has to remember that this was originally the 'kitchen'; they cooked on the fire, and washed-up, etc, at the stone sink. Life was hard 300 years ago. That's Lady M's sofa well positioned next to the fire!!
All sofas and chairs are covered against Billy hair. Please don't tell me I'm a messy b*gger; I know that already.
That's it. All rather confused and cluttered, but typical of an old cottage.
It all looks nice and cosy. I would have thought you would use the dining table in winter and eaten outside in summer.ReplyDelete
We tend to eat at the Kitchen table at lunch, then outdoors in the evening (if warm enough). We ate outdoors last night.Delete
Please enlighten me. What is a "settle" ? I have always assumed it was like a sofa that you ould settle down and sit on. :)ReplyDelete
It's an uncomfortable, high backed, usually pine, wooden seat, that was positioned by the side of an open fire (like ours). They were designed to prevent draughts. Ours even has a burned area on one side, showing (I presume) that it got too near the fire.Delete
Comfortable and cosy, as I would expect. Is that a kerosene heater? I haven't seen one for a long long time. I am trying to build a collection of Scotch and while I keep buying it, I can't get above one bottle.ReplyDelete
Yes, it's a little heater that I often light at 5 am on cold mornings. It smells a bit, so not used too often.Delete
I buy just one bottle of Single Malt each year, that I consume over winter. I shall buy my next one in December.
So beautiful in your home, outdoors and indoors.ReplyDelete
It's a 'fun house'. We've always thought of it as a playground; where we enjoy ourselves.Delete
Happy Passover Yael.
I'm glad I don't have to dust all that stuff.ReplyDelete
So are we!Delete
I love it! Especially the diamond wall. I seem to remember that you painted it? The positioning of the sofa and pink chair had me a bit confused.....some moving about going on!ReplyDelete
PS. Thanks for showing the interior as requested!ReplyDelete
It's a small room, too much stuff in there.Delete
Exotic gins? Sounds like my sort of collection.ReplyDelete
I don't know why she has all those different makes; product testing perhaps?Delete
Cosy cottage, beautiful. (Should have had Billy posing on the rug though!)ReplyDelete
He was away, chasing Deer.Delete
Did you get your interior design ideas from IKEA?ReplyDelete
They got theirs from me!Delete
it's absolutely beautiful. Thank you for showing us.ReplyDelete
You're very kind. Thank YOU.Delete
Now we can picture you in or out, fair weather or foul!ReplyDelete
Too much info' maybe?Delete
Oh, cosy and comfy, just as I imagined. I'd not imagined Lady M. as a mother's-ruin type!ReplyDelete
She likes to have the bottles, more than she does to drink what's inside.Delete
Comfortable and very pleasing to soul and eye. Love the beams and walls. And the golly! I shall knit one .ReplyDelete
My armchair is right next to the fire too. Warm is comfortable!!
I love our knitted Golly, I can't remember where he came from.Delete
All looks nicely lived in as befits a three hundred year old cottage.ReplyDelete
It's certainly very 'cottagey'; very cosy feeling.Delete
The floor is magnificent. The settle had me confused too. I went back and looked again. Your house looks cozy. I like a house that looks as if someone has stepped out but is due back any second.ReplyDelete
The floor tiles are all hand made at a small local works. I buy all our floor and roof tiles there. They age so much better than industrial made tiles.Delete
!!!!! There is a blog post in itself! How long have they been in business? Another question that I thought to ask (after the fact) is are the stones (both in the wall and on the floor) cold during the winter, or do they hold radiant heat from the sun pouring in the windows and from the fire in the firebox?Delete
PS, Someday when you've got a moment, I would dearly love to see the old sink. We saved the soapstone from an old sink in the basement. Lord knows where Tim has stashed it though. I'd forgotten completely about it until you mentioned your old stone sink.
I think it's perfectly lovely Cro, comfortable and down to earth, love it!ReplyDelete
It is a comfortable little house. I love it too.Delete
Character oozing out of every corner. I am imagining all of the meals prepared and eaten, aromas of cakes baking, drinks partaken, shrieks of laughter from children. A true home. XXXXReplyDelete
The children love the house, I think they see it as an 'Aladdin's Cave'.Delete
What a delightful cosy home you have Cro. Thank you for showing it.ReplyDelete
It's a lovely day here. I've just been mowing, and Lady M is about to make Tea. What could be better!Delete
Jacqueline describes it perfectly, thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage.ReplyDelete
It's a pleasure, Doc.Delete
I like everything about it. The walls are marvelous and the fireplace is awesome. It looks like a very loved home.ReplyDelete
Most of us with animals have coverings on our furniture for where our pets like to sit. Some people don't allow furry creatures on furniture, but I don't mind. I like them near and relaxing with me. It is calming.
Our dogs are part of the family; they do what we do.Delete
I like your home; it looks comfortable and relaxing. A home shouldn't look like a showroom. Better for it to be a cozy place where everyone can relax and feel at ease!ReplyDelete
I agree 100%. A visitor recently said it was like entering a museum.Delete
Little house on the prairie xxReplyDelete
With a bit of Steptoe thrown in.Delete
So lovely and very confortable. A home !ReplyDelete
I've only owned about 5 houses in my life, and this is my favourite.Delete
Just gorgeous...and now for a little bit of french chatter...go on...do it)ReplyDelete
What a cosy scene. I’m trying to guess which of the art works are Cro originalsReplyDelete