Occidental; 707/874-9407), where funky, functional art and jewelry made of salvaged and recycled materials are sold in a cottagey
The rear bedroom has a cottagey
sloping ceiling, plus its own en suite shower room with corner shower cubicle and low-flush loo, as does the second bedroom with its dormer roof.
A FULLY-FLEDGED hotel, yet it retains a cottagey
feel, and the personal welcome of Nick Fletcher-Brewer creates the ambience of a friendly dinner party.
But inside, there's a cosy, cottagey
cafe with clean white walls and a no-nonsense menu.
It's all a bit random and cottagey
but I do find it a lovely diversion from the horses - it is so completely different.
Some of the rooms are contemporary, some are traditional and cottagey
, but all of them are fantastic.
All have bedrooms built into the roof space, giving them cottagey
ceiling angles and a 'period' character.
The bedrooms are cottagey
rather than luxurious; many can be interconnecting.
They can also help to set the scene for what lies beyond them: Victorian rope-twist tiles suggest a smart country garden, while in a more informal cottagey
setting you might use a row of old, red bricks set edgeways on to make a zigzag edge.
House hunters looking for a real cottagey
charm and a garden big enough to sink their green .
For long-lasting bouquets of cottagey
blue flowers, plant asters and pincushion flowers (Scabiosa, shown); they'll produce blooms until frost.
In this sort of environment, you would think you would be going wholly cottagey
, but I have quite an eclectic mix of things.