I’m more than happy with the poetic title for this publish. I’m much more happy with the actual fact I’ve really completed the seaside vacation cottage renovation challenge I’ve been engaged on* and the romantic little Dorset Nook is now out there to e book!
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 absorb the stupendous views alongside the Jurassic Coast (that is my favorite exercise); assume huge slabs of apple cake with clotted cream, journeys to the Gelato hut, seaside fish and chips (the very best form). Suppose lengthy lunches at creaky previous pubs after which again to the attractive, 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 must even utter the phrase pandemic?) and a seemingly infinite period of zipping up and right down to Dorset to embellish and furnish, this attractive hideaway is offered for superbly lazy summer time holidays, crisp autumnal lengthy weekends and cushty winter breaks.
I’m going to enter “journey agent mode” to inform you a bit about it – I really feel as if I must put on two hats in the intervening time as a result of I’ve to be this skilled holiday-let proprietor after I get enquiries and never write the phrase “lol” in my e-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 after 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 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 beautiful residing areas; the cosy, historic 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 residing space (under) was initially a sequence of small, darkish rooms however now they’re knocked by means of into one house it’s full of mild all day lengthy – it’s additionally surrounded by the little cottage backyard so that you could 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 onerous 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. Perhaps anyone else will!
The candy lavatory 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 chill 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 possibly can amble at a extra leisurely tempo in case you choose!) and the views from the south-west coastal path are simply beautiful.
Yow will discover 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 could actually solely be accessed on foot and isn’t appropriate for pets or youngsters) so it appears like a correct vacation from the world as quickly as you step by means of the backyard gate. And the cottage with its crisp, lovely mattress linens, classic furnishings finds and previous 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 prefer to hold them coming!); it has been a long-term plan of mine to renovate just a little vacation cottage someplace, off the overwhelmed monitor, fill it stuffed with attractive bits and items and let it out to good individuals who recognize beautiful issues. I did report a few of the course of on the Instagram web page right here in case 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 you probably have any questions within the feedback under. It was really fairly a drawn-out course of, in the long run, and took rather a lot longer and price much more than I anticipated. (Primarily as a result of I’m an everlasting optimist and didn’t assume that attempting to handle a renovation that was an hour-and-a-half away could be a difficulty. With two small children. And a job. You reside and study!)
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