Take a look inside this cosy renovated cottage

Step inside a renovated two-storey sandstone cottage with this house tour from Housetohome. Find many more tours of real people's homes on Housetohome.

Property A 150-year-old, two-storey sandstone cottage in Clachan, Ayrshire, Scotland, with seven rooms, including an upstairs bedroom, studio and box room; downstairs a bedroom, living room with small kitchen leading off it and bathroom.

The tactile deerskins, along with the coir carpets and seagrass rugs, add to the feeling of comfort and cosiness.


Living room with white walls and lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Wreford)

Living room

The deerskin and antlers are from Papa Stour.


Living room with white walls and skeleton

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Wreford)

Living room accents

The living room mantelpiece is full of quirky objects made by local artists. The delicate bowl is carved from Scottish holly and the wreath made of willow.

Find a similar vase at LSA International.


Reception room with white walls and large mirror

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Wreford)

Reception room

The walls have been painted white to maximise the light. The big, round glow lamp is a modern touch in this countryside retreat.

Find a similar lamp at John Lewis, and the rug at IKEA.


Kitchen with white walls and white cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Wreford)


o keep the small kitchen from feeling gloomy, the walls and units were painted white. The open shelves also create a sense of space, and keep the retro feeling going. Quirky old-fashioned items add character, in keeping with the rest of the house.

The kitchen cupboards are from IKEA.


Home office with white walls and women

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Wreford)

Home office

A concrete chair provides an outdoorsy element to this cosy home office. The pictures on the wall give a personal touch, while the deerskin rug is a charming addition.

Find a similar concrete chair at Twentytwentyone.


Hallway with Clothes and white walls

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Wreford)

Hallway storage

Pretty patterned shawls and a floral scarf in bright colours jostle for space in the hallway with a selection of old hats sourced at local flea markets.

Find a similar coat peg at Notonthehighstreet.com.


Dinning room with white walls and string light

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Wreford)

Dining room

The dark-wood furniture gets a lift through feminine touches. A natural wood table provides a rustic influence, while arty lights add a sense of modernity.

The wall light is from Habitat. Find similar glass bottles at Parlane.


Bedroom with white walls and bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Wreford)


For a romantic feel that's cool and uncluttered, white bedlinen is used. The recessed window frames the bed and acts as a headboard. There's a window directly opposite the bed that looks out over the pastoral scenes and makes the room seem bigger.

Find similar bed linen at The White Company. The bedside lamp is from Laura Ashley.

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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.