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From Ladies Loo to Vintage Tiny House: The Loovre Cottage in Northumberland

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This vintage structure went from ladies’ loo to vintage tiny house. It’s the story of the Loovre cottage in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland which is in North East England featuring an open studio layout with a kitchenette, dining nook, sleeping area, and a wet bath.

It used to be a Victorian ladies’ loo up until the 1950s. More recently it was being used as a tiny ice cream parlor but today it’s a fancy little studio cottage in a quiet corner of a place called Berwick-upon-Tweed within the Elizabethan Town Walls that you can actually stay in. Take a look at it below, learn more, and let us know what you think about it in the comments!

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Ladies’ Loo Tiny Cottage in Berwick-upon-Tweed

The cottage still has the original glazed bricks and timber match boarding. In the kitchen, the countertop is reclaimed from an art college.

The kitchen is made up of a small fridge, hob, tiny farmhouse sink, open shelving, and a fold-down dining table that was hand-built by the owner. The dining chairs can be stored on the walls.

The space is heated by an electric ribbon radiator but the electric stove often provides extra heat too.

There’s a hand-built double bed with an extra thick mattress to help ensure a good night’s rest.

Yes, there is still a loo in the house in the form of a wet room with a shower, toilet, and basin.

There’s a courtyard in the rear with a charcoal grill, cafe table, and space for bicycles.

The tiny cottage is located in a quiet corner of Berwick-upon-Tweed within the Elizabethan Town Walls so there’s easy access to cafes and shops.


  • A historic structure called “The Loovre”
  • Located with easy access to town, cafes, restaurants, shops, and train station
  • Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland
  • A town with a thriving arts scene, live music events, and independent bookshops
  • Live festivals throughout the year
    • Berwick Film and Media Festival
    • Food Festival
  • Wet room shower and toilet room
  • Kitchenette with farmhouse sink, mini-fridge, and kettle
  • Flip down dining table and stow away chairs
  • Private courtyard with charcoal grill and cafe table

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Brenda Foster
    February 15, 2022, 1:51 pm

    I love it. A place I would stay for sure, if not so far away. (I am on the Oregon coast/USA). The decor is so inviting, and the plan is well thought out. The outside is wonderful as well, and I think for the space involved, the owner did a wonderful job. I would not like to be the person who had to make bed…been there, done that, but other than that, all appears to please.

  • Donna Rae
    February 15, 2022, 5:18 pm

    I LOVE the humor…or should that be humour…of the play on the word Loo. In addition to the humor, it is adorable on the outside in addition to being tastefully done inside. Tiny but amazingly efficient and roomy feeling. Well done! One bit of advice should be don’t leave the door unlocked because you never know when an old “customer” might decide they need the facilities in a hurry and burst in! Ahahahahaha So fun!

    • Alex
      March 27, 2022, 9:57 am

      Hilarious 😀

  • Linda Baker
    February 15, 2022, 11:12 pm

    absolutely darling!

  • Fran Marie
    February 22, 2022, 3:53 pm

    This just shot straight up to my top three!

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