10 Real Cottage Bathrooms

We're getting close to wrapping up the April edition of Every Room In The House.  This month we've been partying in The Bathroom, and I thought before the party ends it would be fun to show you bathrooms in real Wales' cottages. 

1. Nibley Barn

Nibley Barn - Wales

So much of this bathroom speaks to a traditional cottage: the deep well windows, exposed structural beams, and wide plank floors. Even the antique chair between the commode and the pedestal sink, and the hanging mirror over the sink transport us to earlier times.

2. Kiln Cottage

Kiln Cottage - Wales

 White beadboard in front of the tub and sink maintain a classic cottage feel.  I like the use of a shaving mirror here where the slanted wall would make installation of a mirror above the sink problematic. 

3.  Erwarton Cottage

Erwarton Cottage - Wales

Beadboard cabinetry painted green and simple white wall tiles create vintage cottage appeal.

More green beadboard covers the tub surround.  The tub itself looks antique.  If it isn't, it's a good reproduction. 

4.  Nanternis Cottage

Nanternis Cottage - Wales

Green painted diagonal planks marry a white stone wall.  The top mounted farm sink is a nice touch.

Again, painted beadboard fronts the enclosed tub/shower.  Green subway tiles keep the color flowing.
5.  Schoolmaster's Cottage
Schoolmaster's Cottage - Wales

A fireplace and floral patterned tiles make this a very romantic bathroom.

6.  Little Llanvolda
Little Llanvolda  - Wales

Painted plank floors and half walls give a hint of color to this neutral bathroom.  Love the beautiful claw foot tub.

A skylight brings light into the space.  Once more a shaving mirror is used.  (I think these mirrors are growing on me.)

7.  Beaufort Cottage
Beaufort Cottage - Wales

Rustic beams and brick tiles add contrast to the white in this cottage bathroom.  A free-standing pedestal tub rests in front of the window.

Surprise!  A purple wall.  I love the double sinks on the table base and the slate floor.

With its seamless glass walls, the shower is hardly noticeable.

8.  The Two Acres Cottage
The Two Acres - Wales

Exposed wood ceiling beams and a wide plank floor reveal the age of this cottage.  I like the way the top of the planked door is cut to fit the slant of the ceiling.  To me this just adds charm.

A quaint window and green beadboard around the tub multiply the charm in this bathroom. 

9.  The Nook

The Nook Cottage - Wales

The Nook's bathroom successfully mixes traditional with modern.

The large bathroom boasts a rough-hewn stone sink and a split-face limestone wall.

Here's a closer look at the tub's unique faucet.

10.  St. Margaret's Cottage

St Margaret's Cottage - Wales

Lots of white here.  The curtain and fabric hamper soften the room.  Plank half walls and coved ceilings create an inviting retreat. 

So tell me, did you find a favorite amongst these cottage bathrooms?

A special thanks to Blaentrothy Cottages for allowing me the privilege of sharing these lovely cottages.

Check out more bathrooms at Every Room In The House - The Bathroom.

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  1. A fireplace in the bathroom? Really?? Oh boy, where have I been? I didn't even know that existed and now of course I am obsessed! How dreamy...

    1. I once saw a new home with a wall gas fireplace, Kim. I thought that was pretty cool, but this one is better by far.

  2. You've done an amazing research here. I especially like that they are real cottage bathrooms, by which I mean rather small and under the eaves for most of them. So this is truly an inspiration for mine which is a tiny room under the roof. I'm off to pin most of your pictures! Thanks an awful lot!

    1. My pleasure, Magali. I'm glad you found some inspiration for your own cottage. :)

  3. These are all wonderful. I love all of the old beams and especially the deep window sills ~ another great spot for decorating, right?

    1. Deep window sills always make my heart melt. :)

  4. Such charm you bring us . . . even in the bathroom! I really liked number four. Loved the sink, the green and especially in the subway tile.

    1. Where color was involved, green seemed to be the color of choice. I thought that was interesting, Lynne.

  5. Wow - what pretty cottages! some of those bathrooms look pretty tight though...

    Have a great week!

    1. You're right, Anne, and I think tight spaces are pretty typical in cottages of this style and era.

  6. What a lovely tour. Love the pictures.

    1. Thank you, Jean. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

  7. Stunning pics, what gorgeous bathrooms, can't even pic a fav. I love the rustic tones with a touch of glam, like an ornate mirror. I love the mix of modern and natural, rough brick walls and modern baths, just all beautiful.

  8. Nancy I subscribed to your blog a while ago. I recently was "spoofed" and now I am not getting hardly anyone's blog. I usually get approximately 100 E-mails a day and now I am lucky if I get 20. When I try to sign up again, I am told that I already subscribe and can't again. AOL was no help. They said a lot of sites are going through this. Is there anyway you can sign me up again? Thank you for your help. Patty

    1. Patty, I'm sorry you're having trouble. Susan at Between Naps On The Porch wrote a post on her blog last week that mentioned this is becoming a common problem. You may way to read it:http://betweennapsontheporch.net/does-att-sbcglobal-and-yahoo-hate-feedburner/
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  9. Gorgeous bathrooms, wonderful houses! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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