Be inspired by this warm and cosy cottage retreat

Looking for country-style decorating inspiration. Be inspired by this warm and cosy cottage retreat where classic elegance is displayed throughout.

Property: Grade II listed 16th-century cottage. Bought in 2007
Space: Kitchen, utility room, dining room, sitting room, garden room, 2 cloakrooms, TV room, study, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

1/7 Exterior

house exterior stone wall house with roof

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Brent Darby)

With its thatched roof and stone walls, this house is the perfect Cotswolds cottage.

2/7 Living room

living room with oink wall wooden beams on ceiling and sofa with cushion

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Brent Darby)

Classic antique furniture creates a warm and cosy feel in this living room.

Find similar wall lights from The French Bedroom Company. The sofa is from Harrods.

3/7 Kitchen

kitchen and dinning area with white cabinets white wall and wooden dinning table with chairs

(Image credit: future PLC/ Brent Darby)

The classic kitchen scheme is perfect for a country cottage. Dark furniture set against white walls and units provides an elegant contrast.

Find a similar table and chairs at I & JL Brown. The flooring is by Filkins Stone.

4/7 Hallway

hallway with stone wall and designed seat with cushion

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Brent Darby)

The exposed stone passageway leads to the garden room, which is built from reclaimed stone to match the rest of the cottage.

The oak settle is from The Old Cinema, and the white sofa is from

5/7 Bedroom

bedroom with white and cream wall wooden beam on wall and wooden bed with designed cushion and brown flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Brent Darby)

Plain walls make the perfect backdrop for this opulent bed. Bedlinen in rich reds and burgundy give this room a luxurious, textured feel.

Find a similar antique bed from French Finds. The bedlinen is from Peacock Blue.

6/7 Bathroom

bathroom with grey wall and wash basin

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Brent Darby)

This bathroom is minimal and unfussy, with sleek taps and grey stone tiles. Streamlined fittings create a sleek contemporary look.

The floor and wall tiles are from Tiles & Baths Direct.

7/7 Attic

attic living room with stone wall window and red sofa with designed cushion

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Brent Darby)

Opulent fabrics in rich tones create a snug space - perfect for a cosy attic living room.

The sofa cushions are from La Maison Coloniale.

Are you looking for more real homes inspiration from Country Homes & Interiors? Take a look around this gallic-inspired seaside retreat or for more inspiration, step inside this vintage Cotswold cottage.

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.