Enchanting Fairy-tale English Cottages

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I am still in England today, so to speak, showing enchanting English cottages.  These fairy-tale type cottages are in England and have ivy or moss growing on them.  A comment I saw sums it up for me.  “Oh thine beautiful England, I doth thee my cap!”

A reader sent me the awesome foliage covered English cottage shown below.  I traced it to a Facebook called 1,000,000 Pictures where people love fairy-tale English cottages.  They also comment that the foilage would bring bugs, or is a fire hazard, which did not occur to me.  All I thought was that it was beautiful.  Someone lovingly trimmed the foliage above the windows.

Enchanting Fairy-tale English Cottages


Yorkshire via dyingofcute.tumblr

This English cottage is in Yorkshire via dyingofcute tumblr and it is indeed dying of cuteness.  

Village of Longstock Hampshire, England via vintagerosegarden.tumblr

The stuff dreams are made of complete with white geese or ducks.  “I pray thee, if it stand with honesty, Buy thou the cottages, pastures, and the flock.”  – Shakespeare’s The Sonnets.  Little village of Longstock, county of Hamphire, England. Found on vintagerosegarden.tumblr

Fairytale English cottages

Source: imgur.com via Michael on Pinterest


This photo from imgur.com, an image sharing blog, is going around Pinterest as a ruined cottage with comments that it is “sunk.”  I’ll take it ruined as it.  It looks more like a castle with a moat.  My sleuth skills failed to find any other information.

Update: A reader let me know this is the Old Scotney Castle in Kent England.

Proverbs quote:  “Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace.”

Thomas Kincade: “Everyone can identify with a fragrant garden, with beauty of sunset, with the quiet of nature, and with a warm and cozy cottage.”


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9 Responses to Enchanting Fairy-tale English Cottages

  1. hi the very first picture the green little cottage an the bridge is actually in a little town in north wales called llanrwst! Its never really that green an the surroundings aren’t that green either, who ever photoshopped it has taken away what naturally beautiful about it, google it an you’ll see its true beauty! An also its a little cafe called “Ty Hwnt i’r Bont” which make home made welsh cakes an bara brith its well worth the trip down to see an im lucky i get to see it every day x

  2. The beautiful green cottage posted above with the stream and bridge, do you know where the cottage is located please. So beautiful.
    Thank you

  3. I love vines on everyones housebut mine. We lived in Georgia for several years and the ivy could grow over a window during one night

  4. Oh Sue, time to come home – these English cottages are way too dreamy! As for if I would like ivy all over my house… I would like the look of it but the possibility of snakes living in there really freaks me out! (Remember that scene from Under the Tuscan Sun??)

    • I hate snakes, I don’t even like to say the word. I have Under the Tuscan Sun in my line up to watch and do a post on, so I will have to look for that scene because I don’t remember it. I am sick as can be this week, so thanks for stopping.
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