Linderhof


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Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

At Home in A Cottage in Chitterne . . .



Our home for the next week -- Pitts Cottage in the village of Chitterne in the county of Wiltshire.

It's not an ancient cottage, having been built in 1870 but it is a typical English cottage . . .


with low ceilings and beams. . .


A fireplace used originally to heat the cottage, lots of windows and chintz. . .


And two comfortable wingbacks and a clock that ticks and tocks and strikes the quarter hour.



And a kitchen window that overlooks the front gate and path . . (complete with plant -- an herb would be a better choice methinks)

We've been here for three days and have had fish and chips, a cream tea and a Sunday Pub Lunch . . . tomorrow is laundry and a boot sale.

It's great to live in a cottage in a village in rural England!

It's Monday -- and I'm sharing with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday for what a great change . . . from Linderhof to rural England!

And I'm joining Cielo at A House In the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday -- even though it's our cottage for only a week -- I don't say this lightly, but I could almost trade this for Linderhof!

24 comments:

Dan said...

Enjoy your stay Martha, you have certainly chosen a beautiful county. I hope you have time to visit the Cotswolds too, for an afternoon tea!
Dan
-x-

lemonverbenalady said...

Very jealous, but in a happy way, Martha! Just keeps getting better! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Rose H (UK) said...

Looks lovely Martha!
Hope you find some good (ship-able) deals at the car boot sale :o)
I've been through Wiltshire a couple of times but don't know it well - other than it's a lovely county.
I don't need to tell you to enjoy the rest of your stay here, I KNOW you'll do that ;o)
Very best wishes
Rose H

From the Kitchen said...

I'm almost certain that I spied Miss Marple turning in the garden gate of your Chitterne cottage. I hope you have a lovely visit.

Best,

Bonnie

Madelyn said...

Oh, dear Martha,
I am so envious--but so happy for you. We were just talking at lunch today about a month or two in England. I saw some mention of the Cotswolds--check out Burford--my favorite village---I named my dog after it. Have the MOST FUN!!!!

The Sewing Loft said...

How wonderful that you are spending time in such a great place. I love the table that is between the 2 wingbacks, and that little footstool tucked underneath the chair is a nice touch. Enjoy and relax, and thanks for sharing.

Barb

william said...

So happy you two are having such a delightful experience, Martha dear! And so happy you are sharing it with us!

Francie

Laura said...

So happy that you are enjoying my beloved country and all it has to offer. There are so many beautiful 'chocolate box' cottages in the UK and you are seeing them during the most perfect time of the year. I can't wait to see your pictures. Lx

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Looks absolutely wonderful! Enjoy

afternoon tea said...

How wonderful! I'm sure I don't have to encourage you to TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES PLEASE. (insert image of someone grovelling) I hope your entire trip is nothing but pleasure.
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Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Enjoy your stay! It looks absolutely charming!!!! I just love the look of an old English cottage!

Cindy said...

What an amazing place...enjoy!!!

Keetha Broyles said...

Looks just like heaven to me.

Martha said...

Dan, we were in the Cotswolds yesterday to participate in a 7 mile Rotary Walk and after this week, we're in a village between Banbury and Chipping Norton for a month!

So far, glorious weather -- no rain!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

What a wonderful place...and a awesome experience! I'm so jealous!!! Keep us posted...love hearing how it all goes...neat trip,

megan said...

Martha, you are in my birthplace area. We were there this time last year in the Cotswolds, Broadway is my favourite village, especially when the Wisteria is blooming.
If you haven't already been there, do take in Bath, Jane Austen's Exhibition, it is worth the visit.
Lovely cottage, now you are making me feel homesick.
Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Just lovely, truly it is. What a wonderful experience. I know you must be having the best time ever.
I will look forward to more photo's
Have a sweet day and big hugs,
Elizabeth

Shelia said...

Hi Martha! What a lovely place to be. The cottage is gorgeous. My daughter and husband lived in England for two years and loved it. We went to visit them a couple of times and enjoyed it so much.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

BumbleVee said...

oh, it's lovely Martha...... what fun! and you're right about the ease with which to buy food that we want to taste...and at such reasonable prices.... same as we found in Portugal. Love it. Wish we could find some of the same around here !

About Vintage French Hen said...

How fun and exciting for you! I love England! There is a little pub in Bath that has thee best hot tea on the planet. Have a wonderful time, Marcia

GardenofDaisies said...

What a beautiful place to live for the week!!!

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
Adore those wing backed chairs for sitting and sippping tea! I was quite smitten with the low beamed ceiling, as well. Looks like a lovely spot to "come apart and rest awhile".
Fondly,
Pat

Terri said...

Oh my! this place looks fabulous! So traditionally English! Did you love it? We are looking for a cottage to rent in England too. I will check this place out. Are you staying in England long? I hope you have a fantastic trip.
Hugs,
Terri

Tess said...

What a beautiful cottage. Your vacation sounds wonderful. Enjoy...won't it be hard to leave?