Having a cottage is great. It allows a bit of freedom to spread out and also has the luxury of being able to prepare meals, should we want to. We are definitely out in the country although there are plenty of cottages available that are either in villages or towns, too.
I had wanted to stay out in ancestor territory so selecting a cottage in the Headon Farm Cottages group located on Wydale Lane in Brompton by Sawdon was an easy choice. My Coverley ancestors farmed in Sawdon, Brompton, Snainton and neighbouring parishes.
Trevor had organised a SatNav which we collected at our B&B in Robin Hoods Bay. Tom, as he was affectionally called, was invaluable guiding us along backroads and major links as we moved around either visiting sites, towns or undertaking family history research.
|Entrace to cottages courtyard. Note the red mail box on the wall on the right|
|The entry to the Cottages runs alongside this farm house. To get to our cottage we needed to swing left.|
|Our courtyard and parking area is to the right of this picture between the shrubs on the far right|
|This is our courtyard and parking area. Our entrance is the white door in the middle of the photo.|
|Our cottage was named Stables Cottage. I assume that it was part of the stables in a prior life|
|The entrance area as seen from the stairs|
|The entrance area viewed from the dining area|
|The spacious lounge room. This was where the TV was as well as a library of books.|
|The kitchen was large with a solid table capable of sitting 8 in comfort.|
|Yes, these are stairs|
|The main bedroom|
|The bathroom was directly oppoiste the stairs|
|The huge second bedroom|
I added a few more outside shots.
|This is Wydale Lane heading down towards the main road|
|The cottage had a paved area just out from the kitchen with a sliding door leading out onto it|
|A view of our cottage with our little can in our private courtyard|
|This area would have been lovely on a nice, warm day. The doors on the left open out onto this terraced area|
|And yest another nice outside spot with a seat|
All in all, Stables Cottage has been a lovely home away from home.