This sweet English cottage is located in Oxford, UK and was built with Cotswold stone in 1860. This is the story that many of us dream about writing in our own lives. The current owners always wanted to live in a cottage, but on a very limited budget all they could afford was an old and very dark little cottage. What they saw? Potential! They worked hard, learned new skills, including carpentry, plumbing and even decorative arts. After many years of working in this place, they finally feel they’re at home and they’re very grateful about the results. The best part of it all? Being able to raise their baby girl in a place that’s perfectly safe and with a large backyard to make beautiful memories.
They plastered the new fireplace and kept the old charm with the stone walls.
Not having a space designed for formal dining, they created this by making the built-in below the stairs. Super charming!
Cooking with Love
This kitchen is so cute! I love the range and the roman shades.
Have I told you I love pretty mugs? The owner built this cupboard for his wife.
Sisal carpets are so beautiful! I love the savage frames with black and white pictures.
The master has the same feeling of the rest of the cottage: lovely! The bedside table is from a French flea market.
Sweet Little Girl
The owner also built his daughter’s Amelie’s bed. Isn’t it sweet? The blanket comes from “Mamas & Papas”.
Reading with Butterflies
This beautiful chair comes from Criterion Auction of London and I adore the butterflies they added on the curtains.
The main bathroom in the cottage is so well done! The French sink was found on eBay.
The owner built a tongue-and-groove paneling and made the shelving to match it.
Isn’t it this cottage a very sweet place? It means even more to me since the owners did most of the renovations themselves on a very tight budget. That’s really impressive and you can feel their love for the home through their design.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed this Cottage of the Week as much as I did!
I’m always happy to see people doing all they can to transform the place they live into the place they want to live. Not everyone has money to buy their dream home, but everyone can transform their house into a home they love to live. It’s about being creative, being patient and being true to yourself. Dream with what you have, transform it into what you want. I hope be able to always deliver you enough inspiration, so you can feel you can achieve what you want in the space you got.
Thank you so much for being here today. I’m always happy to read your comments, your emails and knowing you’re here. You guys are the best readers out there! 🙂
Wishing you a very blessed day!
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What a beautiful home made more special because they did the work themselves. What a special gift they gave their family. I hope you’re feeling and doing well.
Sorry I keep forgetting to add you to my blog roll but have just done so, so I never miss a post!
I love it. It is cozy and warm. Perfect for curling up with a good book.
Good Morning Luciane!
Gorgeous post, I would love an English cottage. I hope you are feeling well!
oh my! how absolutely perfect! They have done an amazing job, a perfect example of how to do shabby chic just right, just the right mix 🙂
As always, thanks for the inspiration!
This is stunning! I really love this pen Luciane! Have a great day love
I can see the love they obviously put into their home – it is very sweet! I like their daughter’s room – especially that gorgeous chair!
such a warm and soothing palette, and i love this sort of naturally lit photography.
have a lovely week, L!
Very quaint and warm! I like hearing stories of people acquiring skills to renovate their own home–makes me inspired!
oi Lu, tudo bem, minha linda?
que delícia de casa!!
é incrível como a decoração reflete nosso espírito, né? antigamente, eu era uma pessoa, digamos, não muito alegre e minha decoração era em branco, preto e prata – hoje em dia, cada vez gosto mais de coisas leves e alegres, como este Cottage! amei e amei seu comment hoje lá no blog bjs
the cottage is dreamy, Luciane. love the cupboard. wishing you all the best for the next wekks, dear friend. love to you
This is so whimsical and lovely… what a nice place to curl up and raise a family in…
Perfect house, i wanna live there!
What a charming house. Love that blue chair.
Very very charming!!!
I agree with Greet – charming is the perfect word for it! I love that great chair in the child’s room, set against the bookcase – what a sweet little corner. Thanks for your nice comments about my Slovenia pictures too!
Well what an exquisite home love it & your post ozzed love for it to ! The owners have created a loving home I felt the cosyness thanks for sharing :)))
Lovely charming place! The gorgeous blue chair in the little girl’s bedroom is my favourite thing here.
What a charming home!
There is so much inspiration… the stone wall, the thin wood beams. It’s a lesson in quirky and charming.
An English stone cottage…classic, charming and definitely homey. So sweet.
Very sweet! I love that cottage a lot.
Lu, I hope you’re doing great.