English Cottage: Charming Home Tour

How many of you fell in love with the little stone cottage featured in the movie, “Holiday”?  Cameron Diaz plays the starlet who vacations in a charming cottage to escape her Hollywood life for a couple weeks. An English cottage is featured in today’s charming home tour, but this one has been updated. (All photos by Chris Snook, found on Houzz.)

English Countryside Cottage


You’ll find a recurring theme of decorating with neutrals throughout this lovely English cottage. Note how textures keep the rooms from feeling ho-hum. A cool, stone fireplace takes center stage, flanked by a tufted couch, an upholstered ottoman, and a faux fur throw.

Updated Living Room in English Cottage

A farmhouse table becomes the focal point in the cottage kitchen.

Updated Kitchen in English Countryside Cottage


Pendant lights create ample lighting while simple Roman shades add a bit of color to the kitchen.

English Cottage Modern Kitchen


Beautiful gray tones populate the elegant dining room with upholstered chairs and a glass table.

Traditional Dining Room


Pretty wallpaper adorns the shorter wall in the bedroom. A skylight directly over the bed provides opportunity to gaze upon starry nights while drifting off to sleep.

Neutral Bedroom in English Countryside Cottage


A gorgeous wood dresser graces the upstairs hallway of this charming English Cottage. The patterned window shade lends an air of elegant style.

Hallway with Wood Dresser in English Cottage


The Route 66 sign in the boy’s bedroom caught my eye, because we live fairly close to that historic route, formerly known as the Will Rogers Highway, that runs stretches over 2,000 miles across America. I did a little research and found that England has its own Route 66. Who knew?

Boys Bedroom


A small window in the bathroom lets in ample sunlight. A gallery of mirrors on the wall help to bounce the light around the room.

English Cottage Bathroom

You can see more of this charming English cottage over at Houzz.


Charming Home Series at Town and Country Living

See more houses in my Charming Home Series!


In case you missed it earlier this week, you can visit my Christmas home tour and hopefully gain some decorating ideas for your own holiday decor!


Christmas Home Tour


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  1. While this cottage is definitely lovely, It is a bit too modern for my taste. I much prefer the one in “Holiday” and its cozy, charming decor. I think I have to look it up on Netflix now and have a little Christmas in July! Thank you, though for the peek inside your
    Charming Home Series.