Master Bedroom..….This time a with Kingsize biscuit colour Laura Ashley Victorian style bed with John Lewis bedding. There is a stylish large upholstered bench at the bottom of the bed. Every detail has been thought through, including a dimmer switch to the centre chandelier for that certain atmospheric form of lighting, along with bedside lights of course. This room has a rustic, hessian cream and black look, decorated in Cord colours with matching cushions and throw. An amazing double mahogany wardrobe, having inlaid marquetery with full length mirror and large storage drawer complements the rest of the room. A flatscreeen freeview TV is wall mounted. Again, shelves for your cuppa and charger points for mobiles mixes the old with the new.
Double Bedroom….Having a beautiful Victorian style, cream Laura Ashley double bed with John Lewis Croft bedding. The vintage look is finished off with a solid oak wardrobe which is lit inside with the original quirky hooks for hangers. A very useful chest of drawers, all lined with William Morris drawer liners, sits in a lit alcove. There is a stylish upholstered bench at the bottom of the bed. Shelves for your cuppa, and charger points for mobiles mixes the old with the new. Glass pictures showing a small collection of postcards collected from the auction rooms locally just fit nicely with the Victorian furniture. There is also a flatscreen freeview tv which is wall mounted. Bedside lights and the lovely lit alcove help again with the ambiance of this room decorated in skylight blue colours.
Outside the cottage…. You will find a pretty patio area which is south facing until late afternoon. A stylish wirework bench with two chairs and a table sits in the little sun trap. Time to relax and read the newspapers with your coffee or glass of wine! Bird feeders are dotted around to enjoy.
The designer’s bit….. As you can see from the gallery, this cottage has been a labour of love since we purchased it from our lovely neighbours in July 2016. We never thought we would be lucky enough to own two beautiful properties in what we think is “a little slice of heaven”, being Kirkby Lonsdale. We decided to fit a brand new high specification bathroom and totally re-plaster the cottage from top to bottom. Corner Cottage has a more contemporary feel which I think is due to the rough sawn boarding used in the lounge and dining area. Farrow and Ball Colours have been used throughout and with bedding, throws and cushions from John Lewis. The artist Christina Harris has been a favourite of mine and I was lucky enough to buy three of her sheep paintings in the sale room…these are all individually named- Swaledale sheep, titled “Oh Dear, Not Again!”, Herdwick Sheep titled “Lost Again” and Dalesbred Sheep titled “Is It Teatime?” Many of the old pieces and quirky items I have had great pleasure in buying in the local sale room at auction to complete the mix of old and new. All local tradesmen have been employed to see through the high standard and quality renovation.
The Safety bit…. There are door stops provided whilst you are in the property for your convenience. There is a smoke alarm in the kitchen and located in most of the other main areas along with carbon monoxide detectors. There is a fire extinguisher if needed and a fire blanket.
Big No No’s…This cottage is strictly pet free. As a family, we use the cottage as our special second home and want to keep it immaculate, and we have members of the family who suffer from asthma, hence the pet free rule. My customers visit knowing that all of the bedding is anti-allergy. The cottage is also, smoke free.
Corner Cottage has a sister property right next door…Chapel Cottage. Chapel Cottage sleeps six people so would be ideal if looking for a group of ten to stay within the two properties. Please take a look at www.chapelcottagekirkbylonsdale.com