I’m very happy with the poetic title for this submit. I’m much more happy with the very fact I’ve really completed the seaside vacation cottage renovation venture I’ve been engaged on* and the romantic little Dorset Nook is now accessible to ebook!
Suppose lazy walks right down to the seashore for a picnic on a sunny day, assume longer, blustery walks alongside the south-west coastal path to soak up the stupendous views alongside the Jurassic Coast (that is my favorite exercise); assume large slabs of apple cake with clotted cream, journeys to the Gelato hut, seaside fish and chips (the perfect type). Suppose lengthy lunches at creaky outdated pubs after which again to the beautiful, cosy cottage for a heat tub and a glass of wine in entrance of the fireplace.
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 infinite period of zipping up and right down to Dorset to embellish and furnish, this beautiful hideaway is offered for superbly lazy summer time holidays, crisp autumnal lengthy weekends and comfortable winter breaks.
I’m going to enter “journey agent mode” to inform you a bit about it – I really feel as if I have to put on two hats in the meanwhile 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 take care of issues like misplaced keys. Which could be very totally 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’ll say so myself. Sorry – popping in with the opposite hat on!)
There’s a kingsize bed room upstairs (the staircase is thru a bit 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, historical lounge 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 like 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 (under) was initially a sequence of small, darkish rooms however now they’re knocked via into one house it’s full of mild all day lengthy – it’s additionally surrounded by the little cottage backyard so 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 laborious not to go to sleep right here within the afternoon. I all the time deliberate to jot down a novel from the kitchen desk, however that hasn’t fairly manifested itself. Perhaps anyone else will!
The candy lavatory downstairs has a shower with a bathe over it and wonderful 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 wonderful 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 for those who favor!) and the views from the south-west coastal path are simply gorgeous.
You’ll find masses 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 world and I’m hoping that everybody who visits will too.
It truly is such a stunning spot and the cottage is tucked away (it might probably solely be accessed on foot and isn’t appropriate for pets or youngsters) so it seems like a correct vacation from the world as quickly as you step via 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 go away it in any respect.
*Simply in case a few of you missed the intro to my newest enterprise (I do prefer to hold them coming!); it has been a long-term plan of mine to renovate a bit vacation cottage someplace, off the overwhelmed observe, fill it stuffed with beautiful bits and items and let it out to good individuals who admire pretty issues. I did document a few of the course of on the Instagram web page right here for those who’d like to have a look.
I’m excited about doing a renovation submit on how we remodeled the cottage, so let me know when you’ve got any questions within the feedback under. It was really fairly a drawn-out course of, ultimately, and took lots longer and price much more than I anticipated. (Primarily as a result of I’m an everlasting optimist and didn’t assume that making an attempt to handle a renovation that was an hour-and-a-half away can be a difficulty. With two small youngsters. And a job. You reside and study!)
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