Take a look inside this cosy fisherman’s cottage

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A detached former fisherman's coastal cottage in Angus, Scotland, built around 1900 and later extended.
Hall, Sitting/dining room/kitchen,3 bedrooms (2 en-suite), shower room.

1/8 Fisherman’s cottage

fishermans cottage

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Bam Hyslop)

This beach cottage in the Highlands was given a new lease of life by opening up the interior to draw in as much light as possible and, in doing so, creating a sense of space and freedom.

2/8 Hallway doors

hallway area with black door and hung clothes

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A tiled porch area creates a really useful space for coats and wellies after a long walk on the nearby beach. Added features like a vintage chalkboard and unusual door handles add personality.

These pewter and oak door handles were sourced from Howdens.

3/8 Dining room with roaring fire

dining room with fireplace and wooden dining set

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A warm and homely seaside feel is created in the dining room, with natural wood furniture and neutral upholstery accented by statement pieces such as these wooden antler-themed candelabras and tactile materials. The wing chair was found at auction and reupholstered in a hearty checked fabric.

For checked fabric like this and many others, head to The Isle Mill.

4/8 Cosy kitchen

kitchen with wooden worktop

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A sophisticated and cosy coastal theme is enhanced in the kitchen, with an earthy colour palette and rustic finishing touches, such as these antler door handles and stone flooring tiles.

Clockhouse Furniture do a wide range of rustic themed furniture and accessories.

5/8 Open-plan dining

open plan dining area with wooden dining table

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To add contrast to the neutral decor, all the interior doors are stained black to represent a fusion between metropolitan style and rustic comfort. Furniture is kept simple and classic.

The dresser is from India Jane.

6/8 Living room chandelier

living room with chandelier

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Blending solid wood furniture, soft leather sofas, tactile materials and sparkling accessories is the key to this interior's success, combining timeless elegance and rustic charm.

Head to Harbour Interiors for pieces like this stunning chandelier.

7/8 Living room

living room with leather sofa and teapoy

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Bam Hyslop)

Doors leading to the outside decking area give the owner plenty of opportunity to enjoy the fresh highland air, and these french doors flood the living room with natural light.  Natural materials and surfaces help continue the rustic comfort theme.

8/8 Bedroom with luxury bath

bedroom with luxury bath

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The glamorous en-suite bathroom is incorporated into the bedroom, creating a relaxing retreat. The luxurious bateau bath is a stunning focal point in the room, while porcelain tiles with a narrow black border help to add depth and definition.

These tiles were sourced from Extreme Ceramics, and a similar batueau bath can be found at Aston Matthews.

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from a glamorous converted church to an extended country farm lodge.

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.