Thursday Doors – Cottage Names

Last year I shared a Thursday Doors post that featured a lovely old cottage my daughter and son-in-law were hoping to refurbish as a holiday rental. They are trying to come up with a good name for the cottage. If you have any suggestions they would be delighted to hear them.

The work began early in March this year and the progress is amazing. They had to replace the roof and dig up the floors but it will be a warm, comfortable cottage when it’s finished, with underfloor heating and all mod cons, while keeping much of it’s old style character.

Beautiful new wooden windows have been fitted, primed and ready for painting. Some old doors have been sourced and sanded. Of course, the Gaffer made sure there was no slacking on the job, while lying in a sunny spot on the floor. He’s a hard taskmaster, as you will have seen from my previous posts about our own cottage renovations.

I love the colour and grain of the wood. They will look so good once they’re hung inside. The exterior doors are on order and should arrive soon.

The view from the front door is so nice, with mountains, fields and trees creating a picturesque landscape.

The sunsets are pretty good, too.

The old fireplace had to come out but may go back into one of the bedrooms as a decorative feature.

A wood burning stove, when installed in the main living area, will add to the cosiness on a chilly day. You can see how big the fireplace is in the next photo. Large enough to take a good sized stove.

When the cottage is decorated and furnished I’ll take some more photographs for Thursday Doors. In the meantime, if you can up with a name for the cottage please leave it in a comment and I’ll add them to the list. Norm has a great selection of Thursday Doors over on his blog, if you’d like to check them out.

About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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36 Responses to Thursday Doors – Cottage Names

  1. Sheree says:

    Renovation projects are so exciting! I look forward to seeing photos of the finished cottage. I’m sure it’ll be charming.

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  2. They’re hard work but definitely exciting, Sheree.

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    It is so easy to see the potential of this cottage. It’s lovely right now! Thanks for sharing the in-progress pictures, Jean.

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  4. Sharukh Bamboat says:

    I love watching renovation process happening. I watch some videos on YouTube. I love that sunset picture as well. Looks pretty peaceful out there, isn’t it?

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  5. It’s a lovely cottage, and I can’t wait to see it finished and what its name will be when complete.

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  7. Norm 2.0 says:

    Gotta love the look of freshly sanded wood. Looks like a serious but worthwhile undertaking. Was that black door laying on the ground in the 3rd shot salvageable?
    As for a suggested name, taking my inspiration from the sunset shot: Hillview Cottage.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

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  8. sjhigbee says:

    What a lovely spot – and it is going to be fabulous. Glad that Gaffer is on it, though – wouldn’t like to think how it might turn out without his guiding presence…

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  9. Junieper2 says:

    So you guys have been working hard! Love the plaster showing on the outside wall. That’s a pretty big woodstove – nice!
    Take a name that gives you and your family pleasant memories:) A lot has been going on the last month, but it’s a little personal, so I will post that with the url of below (I won’t post it before coming Sunday)

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  10. Jennie says:

    This was delightful, Jean! What a lovely cottage. Please continue with posts as the work progresses.

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  11. That’s a lot of hard work, Jean, but I can tell it’s going to be a beauty when finished. Great job so far and can’t wait to see the finished product.

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  12. joey says:

    Oh my goodness, I am dying of jealousy! Do I even have a little stone cottage?!? LOL I just love it all so much. That door! That wood stove! If I had such a cottage I’d call it Daydream πŸ˜‰

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  13. Handsome cottage with historic features. I hope it is a huge success as well as fun for all those who stay there.

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  14. Val says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of work! Looks like it’ll be very pretty when finished. πŸ™‚ Can’t think of a name, sorry.

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  15. Oooo wonder what it’ll look like all shiny and finished!!! Keep us posted

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