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14 Stunning Cottages to Escape From the Urban Life

Emma Haggerty Emma Haggerty
Christopher Architecture & Interiors Country style garden
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We've all had that feeling of wanting to get away, but we often don't have a place of our own where we can get away. Have you ever considered buying your own cottage in the UK countryside so you'll always have a place to relax? Yes, that's right — cottages can make a great vacation home, but they can also make an ideal home if you're looking to downsize. Cottages not only look beautiful, they're also practically built to be comfortable and cosy through the winter and the summer. There's something very comforting about the feeling of being in an older home — one where the floors creak and the fireplace is always lit.

So if you're also looking to get away to a cottage in the countryside, then let's take a look at some beautiful cottages you can escape to right now. We'll also look at some inspiration for rooms and furniture choices for cottages in case you want to recreate the same look in your own home.

1. Fabulous facade

How fabulous is this cottage facade! Featuring wooden beams along the porch, a small courtyard to enjoy brunch in, and beautiful architecture, this is a home to show off and relax in for sure! We imagine summers in the courtyard would be unbeatable.

2. High ceilings

Bold Ocean Cottage - Living Room John Morris Architects Classic style living room Wood
John Morris Architects

Bold Ocean Cottage—Living Room

John Morris Architects

This cottage features high ceilings complete with stunning wooden beams. Along with a stone fireplace, the warmth of this cottage could keep you cosy all winter. Lots of wood creates a cabin-like feel.

3. Tudor cottage

This classic cottage architecture is known as a Tudor cottage, featuring a pitched roof and half-timber framing. It looks especially good with this darker colour scheme – you don't have to go light and bright with a cottage.

4. Wooden beams

Inside, cottages look amazing when you leave lots of natural touches like these wooden beams. Breakfast at this counter would be ideal, and there are plenty of windows to let in natural light.

5. Rustic ceiling

Speaking of wooden beams, you can work with those too. This ceiling has lightly painted its wooden beams white, creating a rustic feel. We love the way this looks with the granite countertops and white cabinets.

6. Cottage shelving

The Thatched Cottage, Suffolk | Modern Soft Grey Country Cottage Kitchen Humphrey Munson Country style kitchen
Humphrey Munson

The Thatched Cottage, Suffolk | Modern Soft Grey Country Cottage Kitchen

Humphrey Munson

For cottages, simplicity is key. Black wooden shelving like this looks chic and classic without being too busy.

7. Cosy bathroom

If you want to get cosy in your cottage, set the mood. With dim lighting, an enormous bathtub with vintage metal feet and a dreamy fur rug, we can't imagine you'd ever want to leave!

8. Colorful cabinets

Cottage Kitchen By Luxmoore & Co Luxmoore & Co Country style kitchen
Luxmoore & Co

Cottage Kitchen By Luxmoore & Co

Luxmoore & Co

Baby blue cabinets? Yes, and this is a great look for a cosy cottage. With lots of neutral wood and stainless steel appliances, the baby blue colour doesn't feel too gaudy. Get creative with your cottage!

9. Plaid and white

For bedrooms, reach for classic patterns and neutral colours, like this black and white plaid pattern. Lots of white will keep things feeling bright, but just remember to be consistent with whatever colour scheme you choose.

10. Stone fireplace

A stone cottage is never complete without a stone fireplace! We love the way this one looks with its wide shape and white framing.

11. Stone cottage

The Vegetarian Cottage Cousins & Cousins
Cousins & Cousins

The Vegetarian Cottage

Cousins & Cousins

This cute stone cottage featuring a large window to look out from looks like the most comfortable place to relax in all summer.

12. Pitched roof

We love the way a classic cottage looks with a pitched roof. If you're looking for a cottage with this shape, we recommend getting in touch with a professional to help you in building one or finding one in the countryside to purchase. It's a simply stunning sight.

13. Cottage garden

Stylish Country Cottage Garden Bowdon Charlesworth Design Country style garden
Charlesworth Design

Stylish Country Cottage Garden Bowdon

Charlesworth Design

Cottages should always feature a beautiful garden like this one, with a nice fountain for the birds, bushes for rabbits to hide in, and flowers for the bees. You'll have a great atmosphere in your yard with plenty of plants for the animals so you can enjoy nature close by!

14. Cottage fence

Want to enjoy a beautiful garden in your yard? Make sure to build a solid fence around your cottage — this beautiful stone entrance pairs well with a white fence for a classic countryside look.

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