Open House Devon Cottage

Open House: Step inside this beautiful cottage in Devon

This gorgeous four bedroomed house is situated in a picturesque coastal location in Devon and was originally two 18th century fishermen’s cottages before being knocked into one. It was built on the site of the old seawall before the land was reclaimed below it in Georgian times, and so has beautiful views over the sea, especially from the upper floors.

The stunning staircase leading from the entrance to the upstairs living area is the epitome of country style. Tongue and groove panelling, painted in a soothing off-white shade, sets the scene for the rest of the cottage and is mirrored by the smart striped runner. Exposed stone walls are a key characteristic of the cottage and framed starfish artwork has been displayed so as to the draw the eye up the stairs.

The stylish open-plan living area has magnificent views over the town to the sea and beyond. French doors and a contemporary glass balcony maximise the view and allow light to flood in, creating a bright and airy space. Neutral furniture, accents of red and blue, and themed cushions evoke a laid-back East Coast scheme.

The beautiful dining area combines country, coastal and industrial ingredients seamlessly. Quirky touches include the use of sail fabric on the seat cushion and blinds for an individual look that enhances the coastal theme, while statement designer pendant lights hang low over the chunky table for added atmosphere.

The cosy beamed kitchen area showcases a classic country cottage scheme with contemporary touches. Sleek wooden cabinets – complete with mesh-fronted doors – a handy plate rack and a butler sink are teamed with a modern stainless steel range. The wooden floor brings together the tones of the cabinets and the range cooker and is practical underfoot.

A pretty yet sophisticated feel has been created in the daughter’s bedroom with this elegant desk area. Ditsy floral blind fabric, French-style painted furniture and a sumptuous button-back chair conjure up an elegant feel, while pretty table lamps add the perfect finishing touch.

palette, Gustavian style furniture and pared-back feel. A distressed mantelpiece emphasises the coastal feel, while whimsical seaside paintings add a nostalgic touch.

The children’s room is a fun and funky space with a cabin theme ensuring everything is shipshape. Tongue and groove walls and a porthole mirror set the scene, while classic white bunk beds keep the look airy and are practical too. Bold blue and white stripes, nautical bunting and maritime accessories add to the coastal charm.

A statement bath makes a stunning focal point in the bathroom and adds an opulent touch, which is accentuated with the silver wall transfer. Natural tones are the order of the day with a wooden washstand and a stone basin and tiles conjuring up a soothing atmosphere.

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