A Matched Pair of Cozy Stone Cottages

Defining the border between Devon and Cornwall, the River Tamar flows through lands that were once part of a vast estate owned by the Duke of Bedford. Perched above the river are two near-identical cottages built in the mid-19th century to house families of workers employed by the estate. Though both were completely derelict when purchased by the current owners, they saw the potential to use the cottages for vacation rentals. Local craftsmen rebuilt the original stone walls, installed new slate roofs, and created modern living spaces inside. The reborn cottages were named Little Gillyflower and Little Otterling.” – Small House Bliss

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A Romantic Retreat in Cornwall

“The 85 year old cottage is located on a remote cove on the rugged windswept coast of Cornwall. The Beach Hut was a teahouse when first built in the 1920′s, but had not been occupied for years and was terribly run-down when purchased by the current owners. They undertook a sympathetic restoration, preserving what they could and only introducing new materials that were compatible with the old. The original character is on display with clapboard siding, a stone chimney, and a weathered porch that overlooks the cove. The original floor plan divided the 510 ft2 (about 47 m2) cottage into small dark rooms.” – Small House Bliss.