Ochre Yellow and Green Tones in a Cozy Welsh Cottage

On a quiet lane just outside of the historic town of Tintern, within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stands a wonderful stone cottage decorated in ochre yellow and green tones.

The 18th-century cottage is made of pink-hued Monmouth sandstone and is surrounded by an acre and a half of gardens, including roses, honeysuckle, jasmine, and clematis, as well as a fenced wildflower meadow.

It’s a picture-perfect setting, and you can see why Romantic artists and writers like William Wordsworth and J.M. Turner flocked to this place and the nearby Tintern Abbey to write about and paint these idyllic scenes.

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There are three entries to this cottage, but the most used is the entry opening into the utility room, which leads to the cottage kitchen beyond. The cottage kitchen is a warm room with ochre yellow walls and Velux skylights that flood the room with natural light.

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The kitchen cabinets are painted in a natural leafy green shade, which suits the countryside location so well. They are topped with a warm wooden worktop, a double sink under the window, and open shelves.

wooden cottage table
green fireplace mantel
utility room

The utility room features calico curtains, reclaimed brass taps, and an oak worktop.

cottage living room with green fireplace

There are two sitting rooms on the ground floor. The first room features a wood burner within a reclaimed fire surround painted in a beautiful green tone, same as the wooden ceiling beams.

sitting room yellow sofa
window seat
cottage staircase

The house features several window seats from which you have a wonderful view of the garden.

sitting room with stone fireplace and wooden beams

The second sitting room also has a wood burner set within the original cottage fire breast. The room has a herringbone parquet floor and another window seat to enjoy the greenery outside.

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cottage window seat
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There are two more rooms on the ground floor. One is used as an office with built-in cabinets and pink walls. The other room is a guest bedroom.

spare bedroom wooden beams

The guest bedroom with ceilings beams and shutters has its own front door, so it’s perfect for guests.

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There are three bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom, decorated in subtle pink tones, has a Juliet balcony.

cottage bedroom wardrobes
cottage bedroom french window
bedroom low ceiling
bedroom landing
cozy cottage bedroom
bedroom with low ceiling
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yellow bathroom
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cottage garden seating
cottage garden
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cottage garden lawn
english cottage

The cottage is listed for £800,000 at Inigo.