The stories of our holiday cottages
Many of the National Trust’s holiday cottages are more than a comfortable base for exploring, they also have stories to tell. Jane Eastoe, author of A Cottage in the Country, introduces us to some of these fascinating tales.
Whether they are grand or simple, built out of necessity, or holiday homes, there is one thing cottages all have in common: they remain our legacy, a reminder of who has gone before, sometimes the first owner and sometimes the last. They mark lifestyles long past, hopes abandoned and dreams fulfilled, a reminder that our homes are so much more than bricks and mortar.
These cottages are just five examples of some of the places people have laid their heads and left their stories.