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Bella Pollen is not only a very talented author but also a visionary. She has written many books as Midnight Cactus, Hunting Unicorns, Daydream Girl and All About Men, but after seeing her English country home I’m sure her talent goes beyond stories. Bella and her husband feel in love with this place and decided to buy it and put their hearts and patients into this place. The house was in really bad shape but the gardens had stolen their hearts even before they got to see the interiors of it. It was too late to say “no”, it was too late to be afraid of all the work this place needed. This was the ideal home to write the best story of their lives… yet.


Not Enough Thyme

You can smell the sage and thyme lawn as you approach the house.


Words & Beams

This place should serve for inspiration to Bella. My eyes are driven to the marvelous beams and chandelier. Oak refectory table by Willie Nickerson and sofas and chairs by Christopher Hodsall.

Sitting Room

The sitting room is charming as the rest of the house.

Flowers & Art

Beautiful arts in the master bedroom.

Be My Guest

This tub belongs to the guest bedroom and it makes the room feel very romantic.

Dreamy Shades

This is a place where I’d make sure to enjoy some sunshine and a cup of tea.

Flower Beds

Phlox and delphinium enchants the gardens.


This is the view you see from the house: Church of St. Mary.


The more I see this garden, the easier is to understand why Bella Pollen feel in love with it.

Wild Orchids

The wildflower meadow leads to a tiny orchard of apple, plum, and cherry trees.

Source: Vogue.

I really can’t wait to know what you think of this beautiful English home and its gardens. I think it’s an incredibly romantic and enchanting place.

I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I did and I hope these beautiful flowers could make you feel at peace.

Remember to enjoy your time. Wherever you are, make sure to be 100% there. Life is profoundly more substantial when you’re able to digest all the beauty that surrounds you.


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13 Comments to 'Author Bella Pollen’s Country Home'

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  1. The enchanted home said,

    TWO WORDS…UTTERLY DREAMY!!!! This is right up my alley, just fabulous in every way down to the tremendous collection of books! If that was my house I would sit in that outdoor setting just reading all day long…….

  2. Timothy said,

    This reminds me of the house Alice’s parents might have lived in before her trip to Wonderland. Very enchanting! However, I wouldn’t dream of living in a home like this because I’d like to live somewhere I could personally manage. I wouldn’t be able to focus on anything other than the house’s needs in a place this big. The grounds are divine – hard to beat a meadow and apple, plum, and cherry trees!

  3. Kate @ Travelmoon said,

    The gardens are incredible! Everything about that home is a dream come true!

  4. Karen said,

    Beautiful. When can I move in?

  5. SizzleandZoom said,

    I’m with Timothy but my favorite rooms were the library with the magnificent chandelier and the adjoining dining room.

  6. michele@hellolovelyinc said,

    oh so bella, bella!

    library. want times three.

    have a great day, L!


  7. Manderley said,

    Beautiful home, and beautiful garden.


  8. Sheila Zeller said,

    Dreamy, and the grounds are gorgeous… Hhhhh…
    One more day! I hope this one has been a great one 🙂
    xo Sheila

  9. Nichole@40daysof said,

    I read a great article about this house somewhere. I loved it then and I still do. It looks like a magical place to live.

    I hope you are feeling well, and ready for that baby. 🙂

  10. The Texas Peach said,

    Wow! The gardens are just gorgeous! I can totally see why they fell in love with this place. It really is romantic and enchanting! I love all of the natural light in the sitting room. I could totally see myself curling up there with a good book!

  11. Barbara@HausDesign said,

    I love the idea of smelling all the herbs while walking up to that amazing facade! The room with the shelves and chandelier was stunning, but you really got me with the guest bedroom/bath – I would LOVE to be her guest and take a bath next to the fireplace – what a treat!

  12. kristin said,

    I would love to enjoy a cup of tea in that LOVELY, LOVELY garden, too!!!


  13. Valerie Kilpatrick said,

    I started to pin the first image before I had even seen the rest. Then I realized I would have to get copies of each and every photo you chose. I could see Miss Marple in every shot. It made me SO happy to see these. You do a GREAT job with this blog. Thanks!

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