ABC Wednesday is on the letter F this week.
Thank you to Denise Nesbitt and the ABC team for keeping the meme alive.
Our first self-catering experience in England was at Fox Cottage so…
…F is for Fox Cottage
First and foremost is a fair warning that this post is full of fotos of the Fox inside and out!
We had our own mostly private area between the cottage and stables across from the cottage.
I believe our side of this U shaped space were stables in the past, too, which have been converted and upgraded to a living space.
For those of you not familiar with the term self-catering it means you take care of yourself while you rent a property. Generally there is no daily maid service and no breakfast provided. We enjoyed making our own “Full English” and when the fragrance of those sausages hit the air we had several visitors arrive at our door begging!
When we arrived we were greeted with fresh flowers and a sweet loaf that I didn’t get a foto (spelling in honor of F) of.
Free wifi and lots of channels on the telly. Kinda funny that places advertise wifi as being free when you know you are paying for it anyway in the full price of the property. I did specifically choose properties while in England that advertised free wifi. Since we weren’t using our cell phones we wanted to feel connected to home and family whenever we could.
We fully appreciated the fabulous exposed rough beams throughout the Fox.
The old features that were worked into the space were enjoyed.
The mix of old and new was just right. There were interesting things to try to figure out and some quirky frustrating things to deal with but our overall experience was very nice.
Our views were very peaceful. During our time at the cottage there was only one day in a downpour that we shut all the windows.
We had to go out to the pump room to get our ice from the deep freeze.
The peace and quiet of this spot was so lovely. We could hear water flow through the farm. The birds were our alarm clock in the morning. It would be so dark at night we had to use a night light to make it safely to the bathroom which was a step down from our bedroom. No city lights, no street lights and no porch lights. I really was hoping to maybe see an owl but that didn’t happen except for this one.
The owners of the farm and cottage live in the house you see next to the owl and behind this view of the cottage.
The outside view to our space.The view out to the land between us and the little lane at the entrance to the farm.
Getting to and from the Fox is a whole other story for another day.
Things around our “cottage” here in the states are a little hectic right now with our kids from the East Coast staying with us as they move into their new apartment and life on the West Coast. I hope to get around to as many of the ABC “F” posts as possible between loading and unloading boxes…
Hope your festivities this week are full of fun and frolic with friends and family.