I’m more than happy with the poetic title for this publish. I’m much more happy with the very fact I’ve really completed the seaside vacation cottage renovation mission I’ve been engaged on* and the romantic little Dorset Nook is now out there to e book!
Assume lazy walks all the way down to the seashore for a picnic on a sunny day, suppose longer, blustery walks alongside the south-west coastal path to soak up the stupendous views alongside the Jurassic Coast (that is my favorite exercise); suppose huge slabs of apple cake with clotted cream, journeys to the Gelato hut, seaside fish and chips (the most effective type). Assume lengthy lunches at creaky outdated pubs after which again to the attractive, cosy cottage for a heat tub and a glass of wine in entrance of the hearth.
Sure, the cottage is lastly prepared for bookings. After a really extended renovation interval (do I have to even utter the phrase pandemic?) and a seemingly countless period of zipping up and all the way down to Dorset to embellish and furnish, this attractive hideaway is obtainable for superbly lazy summer season holidays, crisp autumnal lengthy weekends and cushty winter breaks.
I’m going to enter “journey agent mode” to let you know a bit about it – I really feel as if I have to put on two hats in the intervening time as a result of I’ve to be this skilled holiday-let proprietor once I get enquiries and never write the phrase “lol” in my electronic mail responses and likewise cope with issues like misplaced keys. Which may be very completely different to the hat I put on the remainder of the time once I’m doing issues like dressing as a wizard (see right here).
So right here we go: let the brochure start.
The Dorset Nook is an 18th century cottage within the picturesque village of Eype that sleeps two adults in very fashionable consolation. (If I could say so myself. Sorry – popping in with the opposite hat on!)
There’s a kingsize bed room upstairs (the staircase is thru just a little doorway in a panelled wall, it’s very secretive) with deep window seat and a stunning, soothing vibe. It’s so quiet and so darkish at evening, it’s a real romantic hideaway up there.
Downstairs there are two pretty dwelling areas; the cosy, historic front room with uncovered stone partitions and woodburning range after which the light-filled open-plan house with kitchen, eating space and studying nook.
The lounge is excellent for cuddling up in if the evenings are chilly however I really adore it at any time of the day – it feels so atmospheric in there with its window seat and thick stone partitions.
The open plan dwelling space (beneath) was initially a sequence of small, darkish rooms however now they’re knocked by way of into one house it’s crammed with mild all day lengthy – it’s additionally surrounded by the little cottage backyard so as to throw the home windows open and take heed to the birds.
There’s a fully-equipped kitchen, a eating space with vintage farmhouse desk and chairs and a stunning studying nook with squidgy couch and cushions and throws.
It’s actually exhausting not to go to sleep right here within the afternoon. I at all times deliberate to jot down a novel from the kitchen desk, however that hasn’t fairly manifested itself. Possibly any individual else will!
The candy rest room downstairs has a shower with a bathe over it and beautiful conventional sink and fittings, after which there’s the little cottage backyard that wraps across the cottage with house to dine and deckchairs to sit back in.
There are superb walks straight from the backyard gate, there’s an unimaginable seashore a 3rd of a mile away (I march down there in a matter of minutes, you may amble at a extra leisurely tempo when you choose!) and the views from the south-west coastal path are simply beautiful.
You’ll find hundreds extra details about the cottage on the web site right here – there’s a complete web page on facilities and interiors and one other on location and issues to do and locations to eat. I’ve actually fallen in love with each the cottage and the realm and I’m hoping that everybody who visits will too.
It truly is such a stunning spot and the cottage is tucked away (it will possibly solely be accessed on foot and isn’t appropriate for pets or youngsters) so it looks like a correct vacation from the world as quickly as you step by way of the backyard gate. And the cottage with its crisp, lovely mattress linens, classic furnishings finds and outdated oak beams feels so welcoming and atmospheric – it’s a pleasure to land again there on the finish of the day. Or simply not depart it in any respect.
*Simply in case a few of you missed the intro to my newest enterprise (I do wish to hold them coming!); it has been a long-term plan of mine to renovate just a little vacation cottage someplace, off the crushed monitor, fill it filled with attractive bits and items and let it out to good individuals who respect pretty issues. I did report among the course of on the Instagram web page right here when you’d like to have a look.
I’m enthusiastic about doing a renovation publish on how we remodeled the cottage, so let me know when you have any questions within the feedback beneath. It was really fairly a drawn-out course of, ultimately, and took quite a bit longer and price much more than I anticipated. (Primarily as a result of I’m an everlasting optimist and didn’t suppose that attempting to handle a renovation that was an hour-and-a-half away can be a problem. With two small children. And a job. You reside and study!)
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