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. Woodburning stove, find similar at The Woodstove Trading Company.

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. Flooring, similar from Tile Library Co

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. Unit paint, for similar try Old White from Farrow & Ball

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; for bedside cabinets try Laura Ashley and for a wooden cupboard, try Oak Pine Furniture.

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. Bedside cabinet, similar from Chic Shack.

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. Linen basket, similar from John Lewis

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

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. 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.