Looking back at our stay in a snug Dorset cottage

I'd been umming and ahhing about writing this post about the cottage we stayed in on our trip to Dorset last year, and I'm not sure why. It was a beautiful cottage and we had a great time there, but whether it was time or something else I hadn't shared the pictures of our stay. Then last week the owner got in touch to say they no longer owned the cottage but had another holiday let cottage in the same village if we felt like a Dorset break again.

I realised then the cottage we stayed in probably looks completely different now, so whatever reservations I had about sharing its interior were gone as well.  So today I'm looking back at our stay in what was a snug and comfortable cottage, with a log burner that was very welcome in a very chilly January.

matches on the mantelpiece
In front of the fire

Throughout the cottage there were some fabulous touches, like these wooden fish above the dining space.

fishes
A dining space

The kitchen was in a single story extension at the back of the cottage with a stunning skylight, which let in light but also gave you a glimpse of the outside. It was a well stocked kitchen and one that had been cooked in - so often for self-catering holiday lets, there's basic equipment but not enough to cook as if you were at home, not the case here!

Into the kitchen
A skylight with a view
Plate rack

Upstairs the bedrooms were light and well accessorised. The single bedroom was very cute and the wooden hangers on the wall were a lovely design touch and practical too.

A single bedroom
 A PICTURE THAT'S SIMPLE BUT ONE YOU KEEP LOOKING AT

A PICTURE THAT'S SIMPLE BUT ONE YOU KEEP LOOKING AT

 SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND PRACTICAL

SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND PRACTICAL

And I thought that if I was going to be in the shot - I might as well be in the mirror - not sure what caught my eye though!

caught in the mirror

The main bedroom was full of character too, and a large comfy bed. After staying here I seriously considered buying a fluffy mattress topper as it was so successful here. In the end we bought a new mattress later in the year, but having never really been a fan of mattress toppers, here I was sold!

 ANOTHER TRADITIONAL DOOR WITH IRONWORK

ANOTHER TRADITIONAL DOOR WITH IRONWORK

 QUIRKY SIDE TABLES, WHITE BED LINEN AND A SPLASH OF COLOUR

QUIRKY SIDE TABLES, WHITE BED LINEN AND A SPLASH OF COLOUR

So a great stay in a fabulous cottage, which is now moving onto its next chapter. And looking back, I'm not sure why I didn't share before!

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