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 technique 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 stucco and half-timbering at the gable peak, it exudes Old World charm.
The picturesque cottage that follows is in the village of Welford-on-Avon. It is constructed of stucco and half-timbering with brick chimney 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 crafted from brick. At right is a charming garden cottage.
The highly detailed cottage pictured below combines brick with half-timbering. Note the beautiful herringbone 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 diamond-paned casement windows are contrasting bands of red bricks and light colored, smoothly finished stone.
Decorative bargeboards adorn the gable 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 designs 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 lovely tiled roof.
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