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 undertaking I’ve been engaged on* and the romantic little Dorset Nook is now obtainable to e book!
Suppose lazy walks right down to the seaside 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 large slabs of apple cake with clotted cream, journeys to the Gelato hut, seaside fish and chips (the perfect sort). Suppose lengthy lunches at creaky outdated pubs after which again to the attractive, cosy cottage for a heat bathtub and a glass of wine in entrance of the fireplace.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 have to even utter the phrase pandemic?) and a seemingly limitless period of zipping up and right down to Dorset to brighten and furnish, this attractive hideaway is accessible for superbly lazy summer time 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 meanwhile 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 in addition cope with issues like misplaced keys. Which may 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 trendy 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 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 night time, it’s a real romantic hideaway up there.
Downstairs there are two beautiful dwelling areas; the cosy, historic 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 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 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 to throw the home windows open and hearken 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 arduous 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 any individual 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 chill in.
There are superb walks straight from the backyard gate, there’s an unbelievable seaside a 3rd of a mile away (I march down there in a matter of minutes, you possibly can amble at a extra leisurely tempo when you want!) and the views from the south-west coastal path are simply gorgeous.
You could find masses extra details about the cottage on the web site right here – there’s an entire 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 seems 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 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 prefer to hold them coming!); it has been a long-term plan of mine to renovate a bit vacation cottage someplace, off the overwhelmed monitor, fill it filled with attractive bits and items and let it out to good individuals who admire beautiful issues. I did report a number of the course of on the Instagram web page right here when you’d like to have a look.
I’m excited about doing a renovation publish on how we remodeled the cottage, so let me know in case you have any questions within the feedback beneath. It was really fairly a drawn-out course of, in the long run, and took loads longer and value 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 youngsters. And a job. You reside and be taught!)
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