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Roses round the door.


Roses round the door. (Rosa 'Albertine')

A real country cottage has to have roses round the door!



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Do you live here ? I used to live in a 200 yr old cottage, but there were no roses around the door.

7 Jun, 2008

 

Yes, this is our cottage. It's 500 years old. We love it, beams and all. We were so lucky to find it...Such history it must have seen! We know it was built by a yeoman farmer and was originally thatched. It had a lot of land but most was sold off in the early 1900s, leaving our present two-thirds of an acre.

7 Jun, 2008

 

It must be beautiful. My old cottage was originally built for my gt. gt. gt. grandparents on a piece of ground where there was once an old orchard. I enjoyed living there. There were no straight walls and no level floors but I loved it. When I moved I wished I could have taken the old cottage with me !

7 Jun, 2008

 

I bet you did! Yours had your very own family history in it. We don't do 'straight' here, either, and some of the upstairs floors slope. We've recently had a survey by the Somerset Vernacular Buildings group and are awaiting a report which should tell us a lot more about the history of the cottage. They have access to parish and county records, tythe maps etc so it should be interesting! They are surveying all the old houses in the parish along with a group from 'Time Team'.

7 Jun, 2008

 

My house was built in the 1930's and is considered old.....you are truly putting things in perspective here.

7 Jun, 2008

 

It looks lovely!

8 Jun, 2008

 

I like watching Time Team. That and Garener's World are two of the very few things I watch on the tv.
Apart from gardening, pottery, and sketching, my other obsessions are local history and family history. You must find all that's happening very exciting.

8 Jun, 2008

 

SPECTACULAR!!!

8 Jun, 2008

 

Perfect.

8 Jun, 2008

 

Your house is so lovely. Do you have more pics of it?

We live in a little old town in the USA. Our house was built in 1830 which is very old here. I would love to have a house that old, they are so quaint. If only the walls could talk.

8 Aug, 2008

 

I'm sure that I do have the house in several photos - I'll check and let you know!

8 Aug, 2008

 

Really beautiful Spritz!

23 Mar, 2010

 

Thank you. :-))

23 Mar, 2010

 

So nice to see roses around the door. Beautiful Spritz!

30 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks - I agree - I love the roses. Before them, there's Clematis montana.

30 Sep, 2010



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