I’m more than happy with the poetic title for this submit. I’m much more happy with the actual fact I’ve really completed the seaside vacation cottage renovation undertaking I’ve been engaged on* and the romantic little Dorset Nook is now accessible to e-book!
Suppose 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 absorb the stupendous views alongside the Jurassic Coast (that is my favorite exercise); suppose large slabs of apple cake with clotted cream, journeys to the Gelato hut, seaside fish and chips (the very best variety). Suppose lengthy lunches at creaky previous pubs after which again to the beautiful, cosy cottage for a heat bathtub 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 all the way down to Dorset to brighten and furnish, this beautiful hideaway is accessible 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 must put on two hats in the mean 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 electronic mail responses and likewise cope with issues like misplaced keys. Which could be very completely 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 trendy 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 beautiful residing areas; the cosy, historical lounge with uncovered stone partitions and woodburning range after which the light-filled open-plan area with kitchen, eating space and studying nook.
The lounge is good for cuddling up in if the evenings are chilly however I really find it irresistible 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 (beneath) was initially a collection of small, darkish rooms however now they’re knocked by means of into one area it’s crammed with 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 laborious not to go to sleep right here within the afternoon. I all the time deliberate to put in writing a novel from the kitchen desk, however that hasn’t fairly manifested itself. Possibly any person else will!
The candy toilet 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 area to dine and deckchairs to relax in.
There are superb walks straight from the backyard gate, there’s an unbelievable 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 for those who desire!) and the views from the south-west coastal path are simply beautiful.
You will discover 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 will probably solely be accessed on foot and isn’t appropriate for pets or kids) 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, stunning 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 go away 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 a bit vacation cottage someplace, off the overwhelmed observe, fill it filled with beautiful bits and items and let it out to good individuals who admire beautiful issues. I did file a number 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 reworked the cottage, so let me know when you have any questions within the feedback beneath. It was really fairly a drawn-out course of, in the long run, 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 making an attempt to handle a renovation that was an hour-and-a-half away could be a difficulty. With two small youngsters. And a job. You reside and study!)
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