Take a tour around this extended country cottage

The features on the outside of this country cottage disguise the extension built at the rear which allows space for the owners and their family to live in comfort.

The features on the outside of this country cottage disguise the extension built at the rear which allows space for the owners and their family to live in comfort.

1/9 Country cottage renovation

exterior with white wall and plant on pot

(Image credit: future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

2/9 Kitchen/diner

kitchen with dinner and white wall with wooden table and chairs

(Image credit: future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

This kitchen is a real mix of colours and materials but the high ceiling gives it all space to work. The grey, white and black of the kitchen units work in harmony with the wooden dining area and bright accessories.

Base units
Newcastle Furniture Company
Table Runner

3/9 Bring the outside in

garden area with folding doors and bunting flag

(Image credit: future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

Bi-folding doors are the perfect way to link a room with your garden.

Sliding doors

4/9 Living room

living room with white wall and sofa with cushion

(Image credit: future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

The living room has been kept simple with touches of blue and light wood to give it a relaxed coastal feel.

Similar sofa

5/9 Stairway

stairway with carpeted staircase and curtain on window

(Image credit: future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

The winding staircase was the big selling point for the owners of this house, who carefully restored the panelling to give this attractive finish.

Panel paint
Farrow and Ball
Alternative Flooring

6/9 Master bedroom

bedroom with white wall and cushions on bed

(Image credit: future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

The south-facing main bedroom is bathed in sunlight throughout the day and the white bedding and walls are perfect to reflect it. The patchwork quilt and dark cushions add flashes of colour to a neutral scheme.

Bed and Bedside tables
The Sleep room
Patchwork quilt
Reproduction wishbone chair
Vita Interiors

7/9 Children’s bedroom

childrens bedroom with wallpaper on wall and bunting flag

(Image credit: future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

We adore this boy's room with on-trend bunting. Make your own with photos of the family or scraps of outgrown clothes for a personal touch.

Star wallpaper
Cath Kidston

8/9 Bathroom

bathroom with wooden floor and bathtub with commode and towel rail

(Image credit: future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

The owners faced a struggle of bath versus shower in the bathroom, but finally managed to fit in both. They chose a roll-top bath for a luxury look.

Similar tiles
Fired Earth
Similar bath
Clearwater Baths

9/9 Guest bedroom

guest bedroom with wooden flooring and wallpaper on wall

(Image credit: future PLC/Douglas Gibb)

Muted tones have been used in the guest bedroom, with scatter cushions adding a splash of colour. The original floor was ripped up and replaced with beautiful oak floorboards.

Kimon floral Wallpaper
John Lewis
Tweed cushions

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Ginevra Benedetti
Deputy Editor (Print)

Ginevra Benedetti has been the Deputy Editor of Ideal Home magazine since 2021. With a career in magazines spanning nearly twenty years, she has worked for the majority of the UK’s interiors magazines, both as staff and as a freelancer. She first joined the Ideal Home team in 2011, initially as the Deputy Decorating Editor and has never left! She currently oversees the publication of the brand’s magazine each month, from planning through to publication, editing, writing or commissioning the majority of the content.