Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Tour of Monmow Cottage in Wales

Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales

I feel like a cottage tour today. How about you? If the answer is "yes", then come along with me for a close up look at Monmow Cottage in Wales.

There is so much about this riverside cottage to admire. The fact that it's built with stone definitely pushes my cottage love button.

Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales 'http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales


The half door (or what we often call a "dutch door" here in the U.S.) overlooks the lush grounds and river.

Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales 'http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales



In my dreams I walk through a door like that into a Monet garden. Do you dream about gardens? This kitty is probably daydreaming about a garden filled with mice.

Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales 'http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales

The conservatory is a lovely addition to the cottage.

Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales



Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales


The casual, inviting conservatory was built to maintain an even temperature throughout the year, it's UV-resistant, and has retractable blinds.


Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales

I love this delightful vignette with its sweet white table and what appears to be an antique pew chair. We have a black desk lamp that looks just like the one in the photo.

Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales


The Monmow Cottage kitchen has been modernized without sacrificing its traditional welsh cottage elements.

Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales


Whitewashed stone walls and rustic dark beams recall the cottage's distant roots.

Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales

Botanicals grace the wall and repeat in the mugs hanging on the welsh cupboard, and the tray.

Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales


Natural light floods the dining area. Here we find more pew chairs. (Their boxes would be fun to decorate with the seasons.)
Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales


The windows bring the outdoors in. Imagine dining here with that idyllic view.
Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales


The cozy living room lends itself to curling up with a good book by the fire, or enjoying conversation with friends.
Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales


Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales

Dark wood furniture, and red upholstery and rug warm the predominantly white room.

Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales


Red accents show up in the master bedroom, too.
Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales


And the second bedroom.
Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales


Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales


Just like the rest of the cottage, the bathrooms -- though modern -- have stayed true to the original structure.
Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales


Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales


I will forever be fond of deep window wells.
Photo courtesy of Blaentrothy 'Holiday Cottages Wales' http://www.cottage-holiday-wales.co.uk/monnow-cottage-longtown-holiday-wales

I hope you enjoyed the tour. Do you feel inspired, as I do?

I'd like to thank Caroline of Blaentrothy Holiday Cottages for allowing me the privilege of featuring Monmow Cottage at A Joyful Cottage. You can learn more about Monmow Cottage on the Blaentrothy Holiday Cottages website.


Blessings,
Joining Let's Get Social Sunday at Memories By The Mile



12 comments:

  1. Nothing like cottage charm . . . Love, love, love the post, the look!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Lynnne. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. oh my, what a beautiful, cozy cottage! someday, i would love to live in a sweet little cottage. i can't think of much sweeter than cottage living.
    thanks for sharing. x

    p.s. this is the first time i've been to this site and am glad i have.
    what a lovely blog you have!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Betty. I'm so glad you stopped by, and I hope you'll return. Blessings, Nancy

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  3. Lovely cottage tour, thank you. I love the windows the best!
    Thanks for joining our Sicial Sunday.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    1. My pleasure, Wanda Ann. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. *sigh* I dream about a sunroom like that. Thanks for sharing Nancy!

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    1. The sunroom is great. Thanks for visiting, Nancy. Nice to see you here. :)

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  5. Oh, yes, I was ready for another of your cottage tours! That conservatory is marvelous. I would eat breakfast there and dine under the stars there too. Don't you just love this type of a British kitchen? Furnished with odd pieces of furniture instead of matching cabinets? I do. I still wish I'd had the courage to hold out for that when we built our kitchen, but then it would not have looked as appropriate as it does in this cottage. I'd love a holiday stay there. All of that stonework and the deep window wells and the stripped kitty in the sunshine! I can dream of it, thanks to your tour. Lovely!

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    2. Dewena, you and I are on the same page with the kitchen. I would very much like a true cottage kitchen with all its mismatched charm. I came close in our previous kitchen. Maybe next time. :) Thanks for visiting.

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  6. What a lovely cottage and a lovely site you have, Nancy! I had to pop by after you made my day and left such a kind comment on my blog. I have been poking around your blog today (in between trick or treaters) ~ I love your style, your cottage tours and especially your own Christmas Cottage! All you really need for a beautifully decorated holiday home (besides your awesome $2 decorations) is someone you love and the true spirit of Christmas ~ sounds like your 640 square feet are filled with that! Thrilled to be your newest follower! :) Kim

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