A Charming English Cottage Filled with Historic Character

In a charming town in the southern English county of Somerset stands a lovely early 18th-century building that has been transformed from a corner shop into a beautiful cottage home.

The four-bedroom house with its exposed wooden beams and whitewashed walls is a welcoming home where the history of the building is visible in every room.

The house is decorated with rich textures in strong colors, antique finds, and warm and natural color hues on the walls in the bedrooms. From the kitchen, there is also access to a small courtyard garden.

cottage living room with fireplace and exposed beams
cottage living room with ochre yellow sofa and front door with curtains

The front door directly opens into the sitting room. Thick emerald green curtains can be pulled in front of the door to keep out drought and hide it from view.

reading nook with blue chair

The sitting room features a large shop window, a nice nod to the past. The sitting area is focused around the fireplace, which is flanked by built-in bookshelves.

built in bookshelves
open plan cottage living space

There is a nice flow between the ground-floor spaces thanks to the continuous color palette and the large flagstones on the floor. From the living room, you walk directly into the dining room.

dining room with bookshelves
dining room with wooden beam
small white kitchen with garden doors

From the dining room, you walk into a small galley kitchen with minimalistic white cabinets paired with a granite worktop. French doors open into the courtyard garden.

tiny patio garden

The tiny courtyard garden is a private space with a brick wall and clematis armandii that brings color and scent to the garden in the spring.

small cottage patio garden
cottage bedroom
bedroom with green wall

On the first floor are two bedrooms and a large bathroom.

green bedroom antique chair
half painted ochre wall

The half painted ochre wall adds so much warmth to the smaller bedroom.

blue bathroom with double sink and wooden beam

The bathroom was recently renovated. The walls are painted in Farrow and Ball’s ‘Railings’ which add a dramatic look to the space.

blue bathroom with clawfoot bath and ceiling beams

The bathroom is designed with two tile designs, a shower, and a clawfoot bath.

staircase bookshelf
attic bedroom with terracotta brown walls and wooden beams

There are two more bedrooms on the top floor. These rooms really show the history of the home thanks to the wooden beam structure. The walls are painted in a beautiful warm terracotta brown shade.

attic bedroom dresser
attic bedroom with emerald sofa
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The cottage is listed with Inigo for £500,000