The English storybook cottage designs featured here are what dreams are made of. Cozy and romantic, these magical gems will have you wishing your fairy godmother would wave her wand and make one your own!
Tea Cottage at Mellerstain House in Scotland
When designing and building romantic little jewels such as those pictured here, the English do it better than
anyone. Having created these quaint and cozy dwellings for hundreds of years, they have mastered the tech-
nique to the point where it is now a veritable art form!
Thatched roofs, oversize chimneys and colorful cottage gardens offer an intoxicating visual feast that is difficult to resist! Visions of sugarplum fairies dance in our minds.
Pictured at right is Wepham Cottage, located in the village of Burpham. Made of rubble stone and brick, with
half-timbering at the ga-
ble peak, it exudes Old World charm.
The picturesque cottage that fol-
lows is in the village of Welford-on-
Avon. It is constructed of stucco
and half-timbering with brick chim-
ney stacks and a thatched roof.
The three English storybook cottage designs pictured at right and below
are made of stucco, which has been tinted to get the lovely colors in the two images below.
In addition, each of the cottages has a picturesque thatched roof.
The cottages pictured here are craft-
ed from brick. At right is a charming garden cottage.
The highly detailed cottage pictured below combines brick with half-tim-
bering. Note the beautiful herring-
bone pattern in the brickwork.
The charming little cottage pictured
at right is crafted from stone. A large chimney rises from the front-facing gable end.
Pictured below is a highly decorative Victorian-era cottage. The lovely stone exterior features contrasting corner
quoins. Surrounding the dia-
mond-paned casement windows are contrasting bands of red bricks and light colored, smoothly finished stone. Decorative bargeboards adorn the ga-
ble ends. And crowning the roof of
this striking cottage is an equally striking ornamental chimney crafted
of stone with recessed brick panels and clay chimney pots.
The enchanting English cottage de-
signs pictured here are also made of stone. The cottage at right features a finely crafted thatch roof.
The beautiful ivy-draped cottage pictured below is set in a romantic cottage garden. It features a love-
ly tiled roof.
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