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Cozy and Romantic LOFTY Stone Cottage

This tiny LOFTY cottage is a guest post by Pamela Putnam

What a cozy romantic escape for couples! The LOFTY cottage near St. Ives Bay, Cornwall, United Kingdom, offers a relaxing luxury break in the peace and tranquility of the verdant West Country away from the hubbub of daily life.

Enter through the front door into the bright and open living /dining area, comfortably furnished for curling up with a good book by the fire, or enjoying a romantic dinner by candlelight.

The large ground-floor bedroom is furnished with a king-sized bed made up with luxurious linens. Open the doors off the bedroom leading into the private sunny garden to welcome the outside in. It is the perfect spot for some al fresco dining or simply a morning coffee with the papers.

You can add extras to enhance your self-catering holiday… everything from fresh picnics to afternoon teas, seasonal wine selections, beautiful fresh flowers, selective caterers and so much more.

Cozy and Romantic LOFTY Stone Cottage

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  • Cahow February 23, 2015, 12:50 pm

    I have nothing but the most GLOWING of comments about this place!!! When can I stay here? LOL

    I’ve never seen a floor plan like this where the bedroom was located on the lower level and the main living area on the top…intriguing concept!

    What sealed the deal on the Charm Factor was the photo that showed the wee Christmas Tree decorated sublimely with golden orbs.

    I realize that this is a rental and that may account for the lack of carpets. If this were my personal home, not shared with strangers, I’d have a massive Oriental Rug in the kitchen, to contrast against the pure white.

    Absolutely NOTHING negative to say about this place, whatsoever!

    • Duke February 23, 2015, 1:54 pm

      @Cahow: “a massive Oriental rug in the kitchen.” You are joking, right?

      • Cahow February 23, 2015, 4:20 pm

        Nope. No joke. I’ve had an authentic Oriental rug in every room of our homes, including kitchen and bath! We aren’t the kind of people who spill things; just saying. 😀

        At least with a rug, you can yearly have it cleaned by a professional and rotate it for wear, which you can’t do with Wall to Wall carpeting.

        • Duke February 23, 2015, 6:29 pm

          No matter how little you spill in the kitchen Cahow, I’m quite sure that by the time you do your suggested yearly refresh you will be able to draw a nice soup from that carpet, unless of course you don’t do much cooking and only live on peanut-butter sandwiches or take-out! As for having (a) carpet in a humidity rich environment like a bathroom, no thank you, but maybe that’s just me. Cheers!

        • Cahow February 23, 2015, 7:41 pm

          Duke wrote: “.but maybe that’s just me…”

          Viva la difference, Duke. Among my friends, 100% of us have Oriental carpets in every room. Maybe it’s an Urban thang or a Lincoln Park thang. However, no Health Department has come to either quarantine or post a CONDEMNED notice upon our door…yet. LOL Oh, and I make 3 meals a day…from scratch!

          I guess it’s like Dog Kisses on the Mouth or allowing dogs/cats to sleep in bed with you: Some people would have your reaction and other’s would embrace it!

        • Maureen Allen March 10, 2015, 3:57 pm

          Oriental rug–splendid idea! They wear like iron, feel wonderful underfoot and don’t show dirt (not that you would have any!). Altogether a magical little dwelling…

        • Cahow March 11, 2015, 12:59 pm

          Dear Maureen: thanks for being *bold* enough to be part of the minuscule “Oriental Rug Lover’s Brigade!” LOL

          Yes!, they DO wear like iron if properly loved and cared for; the massive one we have in our combo dining room/lounge is over 85 years old; it was my Grandparent’s that they had in their parlour. The room is 15′ x 15′, the rug is 12′ x 12′ so only a border of hardwood floor peeps out. Four times a year we rotate it for wear and at the start of Winter we haul the bugger to the rug cleaner for a proper cleaning and re-blocking. We’re passing it on to our adult daughter; we have a bountiful amount of the rugs for all three “kids” to enjoy. 😀

    • Duke February 23, 2015, 8:05 pm

      Like I said Cahow, a good yearly soup from your kitchen carpet is nothing to sneeze at. Bon appétit!

      • Lynnette February 23, 2015, 8:58 pm

        I love the look and feel if carpeting however it just doesn’t make much sense this day and age to have carpeting of any large size in a home. (Nothing over what you cannot toss on a washing machine.) Carpeting maintains so much dirt, dust and allergens; not to mention the things we spill on or grind into it. Ewwww. I’m a germaphobe so I guess that could be just me too. 🙂

        • Cahow February 23, 2015, 9:21 pm

          I’ve never met a germ I didn’t like! LOL

          I guarantee, Lynnette, you wouldn’t last a day at our job site! 17 sweat and grime covered men, doing what sweat and grime covered men do…;)

        • Sally February 23, 2015, 9:56 pm

          If it’s on the bottom of your shoes or feet, it winds up on what you’re walking on. Germs do not care if its carpet or wood, Lynette, altho I do like the image of big purple bacteria eyes checking out the polyester :-). Working in a hospital created quite an awareness, which is why we’d take off our shoes before we got in the car to go home. My work shoes never went in my house.
          However, I now live on a farm and…well…I’m betting Cahow’s Oriental rug is more appetizing than my linoleum.
          Oh, a word to innocent Duke — don’t say “kitchen” around Cahow, rumor has it she sleeps in hers.

        • Lynnette February 23, 2015, 9:58 pm

          I’ll just watch from a safe distance lol

        • Lynnette February 23, 2015, 10:03 pm

          No one enters past 3ft into the house with their shoes on. Agreed 100%. However me and my trusty mop bucket, mop and mix of hot water and a bit of bleach will cure whatever ails that linoleum 😀

        • Cahow February 23, 2015, 11:03 pm

          Sally wrote: “Oh, a word to innocent Duke — don’t say “kitchen” around Cahow, rumor has it she sleeps in hers.”

          Dearest Sally,
          Please post your address so that I may send you the bill for bringing my laptop into my Tech Guy tomorrow to clean the key board of vanilla yogurt. After reading your artful comment, I laugh-spewed a spray of yogurt all over said keyboard. Fortunately, NONE of it touched my Oriental Rug; more’s the pity as I have hear that adding yogurt to “Soup” is a grand thickening agent.

          Respectfully yours, Cahow 😉

        • Duke February 24, 2015, 12:17 am

          Indeed germs don’t care if it’s carpet or wood, however contrary to any type of rug that is “professionally cleaned once a year” as suggested by Cahow, a ceramic- or even hardwood type flooring can easily be cleaned on a regular basis with a damp mob and some mild cleaning agent. Different folks, different strokes of course, but my sense of hygiene and practicability tells me a smooth, easily cleaned surface in both kitchen and bathroom as well as in the high traffic area of the entrance of a house is the way to go.

        • Kat February 24, 2015, 1:16 am

          Not just you, Lynnette. I hate carpets, too.
          This home is so lovely, I could live in it; however, I must have a window where I do dishes and prep food.

        • Lynnette February 24, 2015, 1:24 pm

          Diversity. If we were all the same, what fun would it be living on this giant orb together anyway? 🙂

        • Cahow February 24, 2015, 1:39 pm

          Lynnette wrote: “Diversity. If we were all the same, what fun would it be living on this giant orb together anyway? :)”

          Amen and pass the Diversity, please!

          Funny and True Story: one of my best friends, Pat, LOVES the colour blue. Two minutes inside of her home and you can easily ascertain this fact.

          One afternoon, Pat had her adult niece over with her young 5 year old daughter, Caitlyn. Caitlyn had never been in her Great Aunt’s house. She came inside with her All American Girl Doll, looked around and said in her most Tim Gunn voice, “Auntie Pat, you have TOO MUCH BLUE IN THIS HOUSE!”

          OMG, we just roared and roared at this mini-critic challenging her Auntie’s decorating style! LOL That was 15 years ago and we still all laugh about it. I guess even from birth, we all display preferences in our domiciles. 😀

        • Lynnette February 24, 2015, 2:08 pm

          That is too funny! this puts me in mind of my very first home I ever purchased. Blue. Blue. Blue. Lol the inside was totally painted blue. one shade for the walls, one shade for the baseboards, and even a blue toilet and a blue bathtub lol. To make matters even worse, the outside of the house was painted, yes you guessed it, blue!

        • Cahow February 24, 2015, 7:34 pm

          I adore blue, Lynette, and I bet that your home is gorgeous!

          Since you like (liked) blue, one of Pat’s walls in her dining room was covered from top to bottom with decades of those tiny blue Christmas plates. (I don’t know what company makes them.) Your jaw dropped when you viewed them and beheld their beauty and the commitment it took to remember to buy a plate each year. I’ll never forget how gorgeous it looks in both daylight and candlelight. <3

        • kristina nadreau May 2, 2016, 2:35 pm

          lynette, I agree with you. I do have an 8 by 10 sisal which is currently in a box because I have had pups and I do not want it chewed. I buy area rugs that can be taken outside and HOSED down. I have one old, very large very thick chinese wool rug. this is only because of sentimentality, not practicality. Practically, it is to only use the fibers and sizes that can be machine washed or hung on the fence and hosed.

  • Holly February 23, 2015, 12:51 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous! It’s warm and cozy but gives a feeling of spaciousness. I could happily live in this full-time (especially in Cornwall)! Really nice one.

  • Lynnette February 23, 2015, 1:25 pm

    A real stunner! Omgosh everything you need and more!

  • Jean Clelland-Morin February 23, 2015, 2:50 pm

    Oooooooooooooo ! ! !

  • Lisa E. February 23, 2015, 2:55 pm

    Oh, this is totally fabulous! I love it! If I weren’t doing a THOW, THIS would be my ideal. Brilliant! 😀

  • cathie February 23, 2015, 3:10 pm

    WOW!!!!!!!!! Absoluuutely love this!!!!!! 🙂

  • alice h February 23, 2015, 3:17 pm

    So beautiful! I’d sleep on a daybed up top and make that bedroom into a sewing studio. Amazingly light and spacious inside. The only thing that might drive me a bit bonkers is not having any huge windows. After many years in various places with crummy windows I really crave big windows with wide vistas.

    • Lucy March 11, 2015, 10:34 pm

      So do I, alice h, and I’m finally in a place where I absolutely won’t settle for any window being too small. When I’m looking at the homes THAT’S what I’m reconfiguring..windows.

  • Virginia February 23, 2015, 3:29 pm

    Delightful! Very inviting. Good use of space.

  • Laura February 23, 2015, 4:35 pm

    love it!!

  • Sue February 23, 2015, 4:39 pm

    I love this cottage! It is so cute and cozy. I could definitely see myself living there!

  • Marcy February 23, 2015, 4:51 pm

    Oh, my. Yes, please.

  • Brian February 23, 2015, 7:19 pm

    Wow I could live in this house with ease. Love the kitchen and the whole house looks extremely strong. The bedroom downstairs makes so much sense to me as the view if any would be better viewed from upstairs and the heat would stay upstairs during cold weather. Thanks for sharing. Cheers from Australia.

  • Lucy February 23, 2015, 7:37 pm

    WOW! I have hunted and hunted for the perfect floor plan whether to have built or to try & find one already to move in. THIS is absolutely THE place I want. Alex, WHY do the articles NOT have dimensions ? Could you take a guesstimate? WOW, I am sooo in love.

  • Kay February 23, 2015, 8:27 pm

    Love, Love, Love this place!

  • Sandi B February 23, 2015, 10:23 pm

    I absolutely love this cottage, everything about it is great. It is comfy without clutter — open and inviting. Rental or not. I would construct one of these in a heartbeat if I owned the property for it. Love the rustic stone cottage look where ever it might be. Thanks for the share.

  • Bev February 23, 2015, 10:36 pm

    What a beautiful home. I want one!

  • Kathy February 23, 2015, 11:12 pm

    Love this one – stone is so attractive, and the whole thing looks so roomy and comfortable!

  • hanna February 24, 2015, 7:22 am

    Lovely small place. Have seen many upside down houses in areas with nice views. The pictures leave some confusion. In one shot, the beams are stained wood. In the others they are painted white. Is this the same place? Renovation? I’m soon to build a similar size cottage and would like to know the dimensions. Thanks!

    • Cahow February 24, 2015, 1:07 pm

      GREAT catch, hanna, regarding the beams! I’m guessing that the wooden beam photos show the home after remodeling and the white beams are a result of the owners wanting the large room to look even more spacious without the exposed timber-frame roof beams calling one’s attention to them. It’s easy to go from wood to painted; NOT so easy for the reverse to happen.

  • Connie Murray February 24, 2015, 7:29 am

    Love that it is made of stone — seems so safe and solid. Wish I had a little home like that here in the States. Maybe when I retire I can talk my husband into building one of those!

  • Cahow February 24, 2015, 10:25 am

    Two bits of info from the site: “Lofty is a contemporary loft conversion of an 15th century Grade II-listed granite barn.” and they welcome “Babes-in-Arms”, only. SO sweet!

    I’ve noticed with many of these booking sites that you can NOT gain access to pricing unless you register. NOT COOL! I don’t need to give my email address away to sites that will bombard me with MORE mailings. Don’t make future customer’s jump through hoops to find out if they can afford your prices! Imagine wanting to visit a new restaurant, looking at the menu either on-line or in their window and NOT finding a single price until you “register” with them. Pffffffft…

  • Karen R February 24, 2015, 11:57 am

    Cornwall is our favorite place in the world!!!! Have to stay here some day . . .May refuse to leave . . .

    I’m sure your rugs are beautiful, Cahow, and shouldn’t be a problem for those of us who leave our shoes at the door. Kitchen spills usually disappear with a little cold water, so hooray for you!

    • Cahow February 24, 2015, 12:15 pm

      Thanks, Karen R.! <3 Yes, my rugs are gorgeous and well-maintained! Hoovered daily, rotated against wear and as I mentioned earlier, brought to a professional company once a year for deep cleaning and any repairs.

      I was brought up with hard wood floors and area rugs on the farm, and like SO many others have posted HERE, we are a very strict NO SHOES ALLOWED IN THE HOUSE!!!! We're very lucky in that we have a breezeway where shoes and boots can be shucked off and a quick step inside the kitchen has our slippers waiting for us. We warn new guests, in advance, about our policy so that they aren't taken unaware.

      As an architect, meaning that I work outside, (and having grown up on a dairy farm) I'm only TOO aware of what our shoes trod upon! Working in the city, as I do, if "it can come out of a human body", I've seen it on the sidewalk! I won't elaborate because of the utter gross out factor but I've witnessed people step directly onto things that could be labeled "Bio-hazard Waste!" Ewwwwwwww….

      Please let us know when you permanently move into the above digs and we'll forward your mail for you. 😉

  • Karen R February 24, 2015, 2:40 pm

    I have had (mostly family) people get angry about a request that shoes be shed. Is it not MY home? All the problems in the world are caused by people thinking they have the right to tell other people how to live . . .

    • Cahow February 24, 2015, 7:40 pm

      Piss on ’em, Karen! You’re QUEEN of your own home and if you don’t want shoes/smoke/chewing ta-baccie/or whatever in your home, that’s your right! A cherished friend of mine is a chain smoker and can’t be awake without a smoke in her hand. She won’t come over to my house because I don’t allow her to smoke inside; I’ve told her she can go outside like my husband to smoke but that wasn’t good enough. Oh, well…I guess I’ll only visit her in her home, then.

  • Rosann February 24, 2015, 6:06 pm

    Floorplan?

    • Cahow February 25, 2015, 9:08 am

      Alex can only provide for our enjoyment what is shared with him.

      If the owners of a property don’t provide floor plans, room dimensions, cost to build, architect’s names, “where to buy that frig, table, bed, washer/dryer”, then there isn’t a way for him to share it with us.

  • Alecia February 25, 2015, 1:43 am

    I love this stone house!!!! It’s much larger than it looks and so roomy.

  • June Oliver February 25, 2015, 4:41 pm

    I love the wood floors. I am planning to install 6″ pine planks just like this as soon as it warms up enough outside to cut the wood. I have 2 questions about how you did it. Did you put the floor down in the kitchen under the cabinets, or after you installed the cabinets? and, what product/s did you use to finish the wood.

    • Cahow February 25, 2015, 5:58 pm

      Dear June, I don’t know if the “you” addressed in the question is for the home owner or not. I am NOT the home owner but an architect, so if I may, I’ll share my opinion with you.

      Under almost all circumstances, the flooring goes in LAST! Why? Because flooring wears out, is replaced much faster than the cabinets are ever replaced, and the sub-flooring is much sturdier than most flooring alternatives. However, in your case, with 6″ pine planking, you can go ahead and install THAT first. Why? because unlike tile or vinyl flooring, the wood planking will probably outlast the cabinets! It will be far more cost effective to do a straight run of planking right up to the wall then having to cut all the flooring planks to the cabinets, making allowances for molding and toe kicks.

      Think about how incredibly easy it will be to lay planking down in an empty room vs. having to maneuver around ALL those costly cabinets and appliances, risk scratching them and then having the sawdust and debris covering the cabinets and appliances! So, for planking, I’d highly recommend FIRST. I hope that my suggestion helps you.

  • Marie-France Roger February 25, 2015, 7:00 pm

    Wow, what a cute rustic tiny home! Love the firestove in the attic & the open floor plan concept. Great design!

  • Kelly Libert February 26, 2015, 5:31 am

    I am breathless in the face of such elegant beauty and simplicity. I am too busy looking UP at all that gorgeous space to even think about carpets. What can be changed, can be changed. What we need to really look at is the design, the flow, the light, the space. Inside and out, this house is a winner.

  • Jean March 1, 2015, 7:01 pm

    I love this quaint but modern cottage. Would be very happy living here…if it was in Georgia of course. 😉

    • Cahow March 1, 2015, 7:11 pm

      But, Jean…there’s WALKERS roaming everywhere in Georgia!!! Even Rick Grimes’ and Gang have finally booked outta there! 😉

      • Jean March 1, 2015, 7:26 pm

        HA! Cahow….they are way south of me. They don’t like NW Georgia. 🙂

        • Cahow March 2, 2015, 9:06 am

          Jean: good to know that you’ll be safe from any roaming Walkers! Rick should have taken a cue from you and boogied on up to NW Georgia!

  • cathie May 1, 2015, 10:45 am

    Simply absolutely gorgeous, inside and out!!!!!!! 🙂

  • Lake Lili May 1, 2015, 11:52 am

    Love this small house. Perfect for the single adult and a great preventer of fledglings trying to return to the nest. It lacks only bookshelves. I’m with Lucy though… could we please have dimensions… Thanks!

  • Jane May 1, 2015, 10:00 pm

    What a surprise on the inside. So bright and roomy. Love it!

  • Susanne May 5, 2015, 12:25 am

    Will add this to my Wish List!!!!! 🙂

  • Nanny M August 15, 2015, 3:25 am

    Cozy and adorable! How I would love to live in such a darling, happy “playhouse”.

  • Amalie Lopez May 2, 2016, 12:31 pm

    Just plain lovely and cozy! Love the stone exterior structure and the interior with the beams. Lovely!

  • Valerie May 2, 2016, 1:46 pm

    I would love to live here full time. Absolutely, lovely cozy cottage home and love it.

  • Gabriella May 2, 2016, 3:29 pm

    A Dream in White.

  • Saturday Sportsman May 2, 2016, 11:41 pm

    That’s as good as it gets right there.

  • Brandi May 3, 2016, 2:25 am
  • Marce May 3, 2016, 8:09 am

    OMG!! Cahow!! You are on a roll!! This whole page has made my day!! I laughed so hard my outdoor cat looked up to see what was going on and I am inside!!

  • Gigi January 9, 2017, 3:56 pm

    Stone cottages touch my heart and this one is perfect.

  • keepyourpower January 9, 2017, 7:15 pm

    The stones look old..so I have to say…Great Restoration guys!
    Love the place…especially the “dishwasher”!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie January 10, 2017, 8:53 am

      Yes it’s so old and wonderful 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • ZACHARY E. MOHRMANN January 9, 2017, 9:34 pm

    It’s exterior does not give a hint to it’s vast interior… Stone building such as this is a forgotten art form….

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie January 10, 2017, 8:48 am

      It’s so sad, but true. I would love a stone house! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Aleasha January 21, 2017, 2:50 pm

    Does anyone know what type of fireplace this is? It looks like the perfect size for a tiny house.

  • ROSEE March 13, 2017, 12:51 pm

    Looove it!

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