The definition of the word cottage in the past has meant a “small, charming place to live”, whether it is in an urban, suburban, rural or coastal area. Today the word cottage doesn’t always equal small. Lifestyle is defined as “the way in which a person lives”.  My version of a cottage lifestyle is living in a comfortable environment surrounded by the things that make you smile, and that tell a story, furniture that reflects daily use by those you love or previous owners, a place where guests immediately feel welcome and relaxed, and don’t hesitate to make themselves at home.

Hopkins Cottage view from bedroom