Design Inspo | English Cottage Home Tour

My parents just put their lovely little English cottage on the market, and it’s rather gorgeous. It’s an 18th century house very close to Salisbury city center and the cathedral.

English Cottage exterior in Salisbury

It’s a four bedroom cottage; about 1400 square feet spread over three floors. I imagine it started as a smaller house – just the front half – and has been extended out the back to add what is now the kitchen and master bedroom. The loft has been converted to house a fourth bedroom and a bathroom.

You enter this charming English cottage straight into the living room. It’s bright with feature beams, lots of lovely built-ins, and two fireplaces (the other one is back left, off camera).

Traditional English cottage living room design in pink and cream

They kept the colour palette neutral with pops of pink and blue. The furniture is traditional but fresh, and suits the house perfectly.

A doorway leads to a dining area with a built in bench, and then on to the kitchen.

Dining area in English cottage
Kitchen with wooden countertops and terracotta tile

There are double doors off the kitchen to a little courtyard with a bistro table.

English cottage garden

Steps lead up to the rest of the pretty English cottage courtyard garden, with a bigger dining area towards the back.

English cottage courtyard garden
English cottage courtyard garden dining area

Back in the house, the bedroom we stay in when we visit has a gorgeous exposed brick wall and another sweet little fireplace.

Iron bed against exposed brick wall

 There’s a Jack and Jill bathroom connecting to the landing and the master.

Jack and Jill bathroom

 The cosy master bedroom fits with the rest of the English cottage style, and overlooks the garden.

Country cottage master bedroom

There’s another bedroom/office on the middle floor but I don’t have a photo of that one. Then up on the top floor, in the eaves, is one more bedroom and a big bathroom with a lovely claw foot tub.

Eaves bedroom in English cottage
Eaves cottage bathroom with clawfoot tub

It’s a lovely little house, and Salisbury is such a nice city to visit. We’ll miss it when it sells!


1 Comment

  1. July 22, 2013 / 12:28 am

    Beautiful! I love the garden!!

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