Be inspired by a cosy cottage in Wiltshire

Country Homes & Interiors takes a tour round this beautiful Wiltshire cottage. Click through our photo gallery for ways to create this cosy, homespun look. For more house tours and decorating ideas go to

The cottage is a beautiful space – the original part was a medieval hall house.

1/10 Kitchen dining room

dining room with dining table and ladderback chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Table, similar from Woodchester Kitchens. Ladder-back chairs, similar from I & JL Brown. Kitchen units, similar from John Lewis of Hungerford.

2/10 Open-plan living room

living room with wooden floor and wooden beam

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Quilts and denim fabrics give a new lease of life to vintage chairs.

Quilts, similar from Deborah Kemball. Red check cushions, similar from Linen Store UK. Red floral cushions, similar from Ikea. Coffee table, similar from Chic Shack.

3/10 Open-plan living room

room with wooden floor and dog

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Rich red patchwork and checked fabrics create a cosy, homespun look.

Dog bed, similar from Win Green. Teapot and plate, similar from Whittard of Chelsea. Mug, similar from Cabbages & Roses.

4/10 Kitchen dresser

room with kitchen dresser and crockery

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

The dresser displays a pretty collection of blue and white china.

Dresser, similar from John Lewis of Hungerford. China, similar from Emma Bridgewater.

5/10 Kitchen range cooker

kitchen with wooden floor and rug

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

A classic Aga complements this kitchen perfectly.

Range cooker, similar from Aga. Red and white rugs, similar from Ikea.

6/10 Hall

hallway with stairs and wooden floor

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Off-white shades create a light and airy feel.

Tray table, similar from The Merchant’s House. Table lamp, similar from The General Trading Company.

7/10 Guest bedroom

guest bedroom with side table and chest of drawer

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Gold tones combine with patchwork for an autumnal feel.

Patchwork quilt, similar from Deborah Kemball. White bedspread, similar from Indian Summer. Blind fabric, similar from Vanessa Arbuthnott.

8/10 Main bedroom

bedroom with master bed and red headboard and red cushion

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

A wealth of red, blue and white and hand-made soft furnishings create a warm bedroom scheme.

Throw, similar from Melin Tregwynt. Red spot pillowcases, similar from Cath Kidston. Red check pillowcases, similar from The White Company.

9/10 Children’s bedroom

children room with pink bedsheet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

An eye-catching scheme is created with a palette of pinks and reds.

Throws, similar from Johnstons of Elgin and Melin Tregwynt. Bedlinen, similar from Designers Guild. Hearts decoration, similar from Cox & Cox.

10/10 Bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and cane basket

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Tongue-and-groove panelling creates a relaxed country look.

Wallpaper and paint, similar from Farrow & Ball.

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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.