Ask 10 people to define a cottage and you’ll likely be given 10 different answers. For some, it conjures up a weekend home to escape to during the height of summer, and for others it’s where you head during the middle of winter to snuggle by the fire. Often a cottage brings to mind a traditional wood structure and for others it’s a large, updated space complete with large floor-to-ceiling windows and modern conveniences.
So who’s right? Historically, a cottage is a small, old-fashioned house lacking modern conveniences, but in 2017 a cottage is really what you make it. In today’s fast-paced world, cottages seem to be a welcome respite from the big city — a place to indulge in a slower, simpler way of living. —