Take a tour around a coastal home

Take a tour around a coastal home, housetohome's guide to coastal living

This farmworker's flint and brick cottage dating from 1849 is nestled in the Norfolk coast line and comes with an accompaning beach hut.

1/8 Coastal cottage

coastal cottage of exterior

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2/8 Coastal living room

coastal living room

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White walls and light wooden floor give the living room a bright feel.  Open shelving in the alcove provides the perfect place to display photos and accessories, whilst the stack of logs and classic wood burning stove add real character to the room.  For similar furniture try IKEA (opens in new tab), accessories are from Sia (opens in new tab)

3/8 Coastal kitchen

coastal kitchen

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White, wooden panelled doors give this kitchen a classic look, whilst a black granite worktop and modern appliances bring it right up-to-date. The kitchen is from IKEA (opens in new tab) and the worktop is from Kitchens etc. (opens in new tab)

4/8 Coastal bedroom

coastal bedroom

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Nautical striped scatter cushions and a beech hut decoration extend the coastal theme to the upstairs bedroom. Get similar cushions and decorations from Norfolk Living. (opens in new tab)

5/8 Coastal bathroom

coastal bathroom

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Tongue-and-groove panelling around the bath and walls create a smart country look to this bathroom. Ornaments dotted along the ledge above the panelling keep the bathroom in the cottage's seaside-style. Panels are painted in Shaded White by Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab).

6/8 Coastal conservatory

coastal conservatory

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A traditional conservatory extends the cottage, with access straight from the kitchen it's the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch. The exterior wall is painted white and decorated with a french sign.

7/8 Coastal garden

coastal garden

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A willow screen seperates the garden in two. Closest to the house is a cosy alfresco dining area with an iron work table and chairs shaded under a parasol. For similar garden furniture try Primrose London (opens in new tab).

8/8 Coastal beach hut

coastal beach hut

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The accompanying beach hut to the cottage is just a short walk away and has a view that shows why so many people love coastal living!

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. 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.