Tuesday, August 9, 2011

10 Cotswold Cottages (10 on the 10th blog giveaway)

I admit to being totally smitten by all the wonderful thatched-roof country cottages and beautiful country manors throughout the Cotswold region. As a result, I took a few lots of pictures. So, to play along with Shimelle's Ten on the Tenth this month, I'm featuring ten Cotswold country cottages. As you enjoy them, think about which one you would want to live in (#1-10).
Did you chose a favorite?  If so, leave a comment letting me know which cottage you would like to live in, and I'll enter you into a random drawing for a little package of scrappy ephemera goodness. I'll pick a winner on Sunday, August 7th.

23 comments:

Karen said...

Oh my word I just want to up sticks and move immediately they are all so gorgeous.

For me it has to be #3 - I could imagine The Bennett family from Pride and Prejudice living there. I would be at my window eagerly awaiting my Mr Darcy to come striding up the drive!

scrappyjacky said...

I'm afraid I wouldn't want to live in a thatched cottage at all....the practicalities would put me off....not to mention all the bugs!!! I do admit they look very pretty though.
I think the third one is probably my favourite.

Alison said...

I was immediately attracted to the first one, though Jacky's comments may just have put me off!
Alison xx

Jimjams said...

No 7 for me - love the neighbourliness of it and those beautiful flowers.

Mary B said...

I'll go with #7 and not mind the bugs (actually don't think you get many) it's more the cost of rethatching and maintenance of them. Still they do look pretty and apparently are more wind resistant than slate or tiles

dogmatix said...

oh, makes me miss home :( lol some beautiful buildings. I love the last one mainly because of the toadstools outside :)

Sian said...

I like the one which looks like a chapel, but much as I love admiring photos of Cotswold stone, I'm definitely a red brick girl when it comes to choosing a place to live!

Cheri said...

I like #6 for all the wide open space surrounding it.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

I like #2. I like the little peek of the entrance and it looks like it is lovingly cared for.

I want to move now.

laurie said...

i like the cottage in photo #2 - it looks small and cozy! you have me imagining how fun it would be to live in one of these, even if it were just for a year. heck, i'd like to just spend the night in one! :-)

Fiona said...

Number 7 for me.

Anonymous said...

ummm.. Aug 7 was the other day :D and i like your second picture with the door peeking out of the foliage .. but all of the pix are truly charming!

Mariana in CA

Nancy Y said...

I like #7... the blue door got me!

Gloria said...

Oh I love them all, they are just beautiful. How wonderful if we here in this country had beauty like that. I had to choose number 7 because of the blue doors and how great it would be to have my studio in there . Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh, gosh, Rinda, they are all so beautiful. I'm going to say I like #10 best because I love those little toad-stool things along the fence!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

These are all just lovely! I think the third one is my favorite!

debs14 said...

I think I favour No 3. My husband would never let us buy a thatched cottage as being a surveyor, he knows the problems that kind of roofing can cause!

JulieJ said...

Number 3 I think - I'd like to Lady of the Manor!

Ginger said...

They all look so pretty! I like #6 with all the beautiful rolling hills...

Amy said...

I think I like the second one the best ... the front door and entry way look very inviting and friendly.

Beverly said...

Torn between #2 and #3 but as I may not have a maid I think I'll choose #2. This looks so very, vey different from my part of the world that it seems like a movie set. They are all lovely :)

Carrie Rosalind said...

Oooh! I pick number 7 because of the blue doors! :)

(And I think you meant to say you'll pick a winner August 14? :))

SallyB said...

Photo number 2...I like the cosiness of it and the secluded door....They are all fabulous...
I have friends who live on the border of Oxford and they live in a converted pub..which is gorgeous!