Be inspired by a cosy cottage in Kent

Country Homes & Interiors takes a tour around this pretty Kent cottage. Click through our photo gallery for ways to create this cosy look. For more house tours and decorating ideas go to

The 17th-century bakery was converted into two cottages and has been converted into one house again.

1/8 Exterior

exterior with sky and window

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

2/8 Living room

living room with woodburning stove and sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Vibrant green and red fabrics and a woodburning stove create a warm and colourful look.

Sofas and chair, similar from Hoopers (opens in new tab). Woodburning stove, find similar at The Woodstove Trading Company (opens in new tab).

3/8 Kitchen

kitchen with green oak frame and table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

The green oak A-frame and tongue-and-groove ceiling creates an impressive, light-filled kitchen-dining room.

Table, chairs, similar from An Angel At My Table (opens in new tab). Flooring, similar from Tile Library Co (opens in new tab)

4/8 Kitchen counter

kitchen counter with shaker style units and white colour

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Simple Shaker-style units complement the colour scheme of the kitchen extension.

Kitchen units, Frazer Haywood (opens in new tab). Unit paint, for similar try Old White from Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab)

5/8 Main bedroom

bedroom with wooden flooring and cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

A leather bed adds a modern touch to the beamed space.

Bed, similar from Feather & Black (opens in new tab); for bedside cabinets try Laura Ashley (opens in new tab) and for a wooden cupboard, try Oak Pine Furniture (opens in new tab).

ChildrenÂ’s bedroom

childrens room with wooden sleigh bed and table lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Pretty accessories and a wooden sleigh bed create the perfect children's bedroom scheme.

Bed, similar from Scumble Goosie (opens in new tab). Bedside cabinet, similar from Chic Shack (opens in new tab).

7/8 Bathroom

bathroom with basin and basket

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Clean-lined bathroom fittings create a bright, fresh and contemporary feel.

Basin and bath, for similar try Bathstore (opens in new tab). Linen basket, similar from John Lewis (opens in new tab)

8/8 Bathroom detail

bathroom with glass jars and toiletries

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Daffodils in glass jars and pretty toiletries line the windowsill and add a feminine touch to the bathroom.

Toiletries, similar from Mitchell and Peach (opens in new tab)

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Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.